SodaStream – Review

Soda is a huge weakness for me. I consume approximately 5-7 cans of Coca-Cola a day. While I realize how unhealthy it is, it’s an addiction…and I can’t stop. What if there was a healthier alternative to soda? Something that had fewer calories and fewer grams of sugar? There is! SodaStream turns water into fresh sparkling water or soda! It’s a home soda maker that is so simple and easy to operate!

For review, I was sent the Black Jet SodaStream soda maker of my own…along with 10 flavors and a few sparkling water flavors. After reading the instructions, I was able to make my own Cola soda. The instructions were easy to read and follow. No complicated words or confusing context. SodaStream also protects the environment by decreasing the use of plastic bottles. There are no heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Cleaning the SodaStream and the carbonating bottle was a piece of cake. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering “how does it taste?”…well, it tastes like regular Coca Cola! The difference was unnoticeable.
The Jet soda maker comes in a range of bi-colored machines specially created to the colored pallete of any modern kitchen. Among the Jet features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, fits extra large carbonators – optional 100 liter aluminum cylinder, minimal space usage, customized carbonation level and easy to clean drip tray.

Each bottle of soda mix makes approximately 12 liters of sodas. That’s the equivalent to 33 cans! SodaStream offers over 30 sodamix syrups…including regular, diet and caffeine-free options! Regular flavors contain no high fructose corn syrup. Diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda brand sweetener, not aspartame.

SodaStream offers a wide variety of styles and colors to match ANY kitchen decor. Every model allows you to make your own soda with no bottles, cans or electricity…or clean up.

Soda Stream is better than recycling:
“SodaStream is an “Active Green” product, meaning that consumers  are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda  or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from “Passive Green” products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
Using your own home carbonation system means:
  • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
  • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.”
Purchase It:
You can purchase a SodaStream soda maker and the sodamixes at retailers across the nation, including – Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Sur la Table.
You can also purchase it through SodaStream’s online store!
Be sure to checkout SodaStream on Facebook and Twitter!
Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) from SodaStream free of charge in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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