SodaStream Giveaway (CLOSED)

Do you drink sodas and sparkling water?  Would you rather have the freedom to make it at home at lower costs?  SodaStream provides a way!  A healthier, “greener” and cheaper way without the use of batteries or electricity!  With a touch of a button, you can enjoy soda your way… adjusting the amount of fizziness (less bubbles, more bubbles) and the amount of flavoring or sweetness.

We stopped buying sodas a long time ago.  Aside from the fact that they are just not that great for you, they cost a whole lot over the course of a year.  With SodaStream, you can make soda from your tap water (though we use distilled water from our own distiller) in a mere few seconds at great savings.

How does it work?  Easy peasy!

The entire process from start to finish takes less than 2 minutes.  Fill the bottle with water, attach it to the machine, press the button 3 times to carbonate it, then remove the bottle.  Add flavoring to it now, or save it as sparkling water.

If you do the latter, you can later add flavoring to your glass, so that everyone can have a different flavor.  That also makes it so that if carbonation is lost, you can re-carbonate it, as you can’t re-carbonate if it has flavoring added.  Though I don’t know how often you would really need to re-carbonate it since the hermetic seal on the cap keeps the soda fresher (or from going flat) longer than the store-bought kinds.

This machine is really my husband’s baby, since he’s the carbonation drinker in the family.  He LOVES his sparkling water, so I was very excited to receive SodaStream’s Fountain Jet for him to try to his heart’s content.  Actually, we all have rather enjoyed the process of making it ourselves!

Though I only drink it about once a year (or less), I am a Coke girl through and through.  I don’t even touch Pepsi.  Maybe a better term for me would be Coke snob, since I prefer Coke in glass bottles made overseas.  And I don’t much enjoy other sodas, though I tolerate them (mostly for the sake of having no caffeine).  With that being said, I personally was not that excited (and a bit skeptical) to try the 9 SodaMix and 3 MyWater Essence flavors we received.

We haven’t gotten around to trying out all the flavors, but much to my astonishment, so far, so good:

  • The cola flavoring provided was not Coke.  A sip was enough for me, but my husband rather enjoyed it.
  • Their lemonade flavor tastes a lot like Squirt to me, but better.
  • I’m not a fan of the diet varieties, but I NEVER like diet anything.
  • Since I am nursing, I stay away from the “energy” drinks.
  • Orange-mango is the best one (for me anyway).

Honestly, I really can’t wait until we try out all the flavors. But what I’m really waiting for is for when we can buy some orange, apple, or grape juice this week.  Add some to sparkling water to make sparkling juice varieties!

The best part about the flavoring is that you can customize it the way you like, adding more or less per your liking, or even mixing flavors to create a new variety.  With over 25 to choose from (diet, regular, caffeine-free, energy, and flavored water enhancers), the possibilities of creations are virtually limitless.

The regular flavors contain no high fructose corn syrup, and the diet ones are aspartame-free. They are also lower in sugar, carbs, sodium, caffeine, and calories than the store-bought brands.  For full nutritional info, see SodaStream’s comparison chart.  The amounts are definitely surprising!

The SodaStream machine is lightweight and small, so it doesn’t take up much counter space.  And my husband said it took less than 10 minutes to get it out of the box to set it up and start using it.  Clean up is also a breeze, though you cannot put the two reusable BPA-free bottles in the dishwasher.

The Stats…

  • Each 500 ml soda mix bottle makes the equivalent of 12 liters of soda or approximately about 33 cans.
  • One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 cans! (The carbonator can be refilled and reused.)
  • The cost?  About 25 cents per can of soda, 25 cents for a liter of sparkling water.

Buy:  You can buy the Fountain Jet or other models (the modern Genesis, the glass Penguin, the award-winning stainless steel Pure) starting at just under $100 online at SodaStream or at retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Win: SodaStream is providing one of you with a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit!  It includes the winner’s choice of the black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, a carbonator to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice.

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***Giveaway closes July 26th @ 11:59 EST and winner will be chosen via Random.org. Open to all US residents.***

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Comments

  1. 201
    Melissa says:

    This looks so fun! I’d love to try Diet Pete’s Choice.

  2. 202
    CaryAnn says:

    I’d like to try the cream soda

  3. 203
    CaryAnn says:

    I’m a fan of soda stream on FB

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    CaryAnn says:

    I’ve joined VOM on FB

  5. 205
    Heather! says:

    Daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/19335775183
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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    tweet
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  7. 207
    Chany Jackson says:
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    Evelynn F says:

    I’d like to try good old Cola

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    Chany Jackson says:
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    tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/19434088013
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  11. 211

    I would like to try Cream Soda. Mmm.

  12. 212

    I am a FB fan of SodaStream under the email address I provided.

  13. 213

    I would like to try the Zero Cola flavor.

  14. 214

    I’m following SodaStreamUSA on Twitter.

  15. 215

    The cranberry-raspberry sounds delicious!
    marysa at marysa.com

  16. 216

    I subscribe to this site via e-mail.

  17. 217

    I am a fan of sodastream on facebook.

  18. 218

    I am a fan of this blog on facebook.

  19. 219

    I’d love to try the orange mango flavor!

  20. 220

    FB fan of Sodastream (Sarah Bee)

  21. 221

    I joined the Village of Moms on FB (Sarah Bee), entry 1

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    I joined the Village of Moms on FB (Sarah Bee), entry 2

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    I subscribed to the RSS feed of the Sodastream blog, entry 1

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    I subscribed to the RSS feed of the Sodastream blog, entry 2

  25. 225
    Chany Jackson says:
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    I follow Village of Mom’s on FB (entry 2)
    marysa @ marysa.com

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    I follow VoM on Twitter.

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    I subscribe to VoM e-mail (entry 2)
    marysa @marysa.com

  29. 229
    Heather! says:

    Daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/19511077742
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  30. 230

    tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/19513117894
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  31. 231

    subscribe to sodastream rss feed #1
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    subscribe to sodastream blog rss feed #2
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Heather! says:

    Daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/hybroanglid/status/19563495783
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  35. 235
    Chany Jackson says:
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    I would love to try the root beer flavor. I was at a festival last week and I got to try the orange, tasted good.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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    I follow sodastream on twitter @couponsiwant

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