Thursday, February 3, 2011
Soda StreamFirst, I would like to Thank Soda Stream for giving me the opportunity to do this review! I received the Fountain Jet Soda Stream, MyWater Flavor Essence (3 pack) and 7 Sodamix Flavors.
My family just loves the Soda Stream. The family was very impressed with the Soda Stream! We couldn't believe it tasted just like soda! The Soda Stream is such a good idea. No more storing liters or cans of pop. It's small enough that I can put it in one of the kitchen cabinets.
Can you really make real soda at home?
Yes - the secret is out! Soda is simply water, fizz and flavor. With SodaStream's home soda makers, you transform ordinary tap water into fresh, great-tasting soda by adding fizz (in the form of carbon dioxide from a SodaStream carbonator) and flavor (one of 25 tempting sodamix syrups.) So go ahead and enjoy the freshest, best tasting soda on the planet!
Coffee lovers enjoy fresh brewed coffee at home using their coffee makers. Now, soda and seltzer lovers can enjoy delicious, freshly-made soda at home using a SodaStream home soda maker! People buy soda makers for many reasons. Some of the most popular benefits include:
- Quick, convenient and easy to use
- Fresh, delicious soda in seconds
- No more lugging heavy, bulky bottles and cans from the store
- No more storing cases of soda
- No more worries about running out of your favorite soft drinks
- Over 25 great-tasting flavors, including regular, diet and caffeine-free options
- Regular flavors have much less sugar, carbs and sodium than store-bought brands
- Diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® and contain no aspartame
- Reusable BPA-free bottles and concentrated sodamix cut down on recyclables and disposables, making an environmentally-friendly alternative to store-bought drinks
- No batteries, electricity or plumbing
- Reliable and friendly service
- Money-back guarantee and two-year warranty
After your initial purchase of a home soda maker package, you'll enjoy seltzer and sparkling water in reusable 1-liter PET bottle for just $.25 per liter and flavored sodas for about $.25 per can, before any applicable shipping charges. Penguin and Crystal machine users will pay just $.40 per liter of premium sparkling water and as little as $.82 per liter of fresh gourmet soda. (Note to Penguin and Crystal lovers: Each glass carafe holds about 2/3 of a liter.) When applicable -- and depending on location and order size -- shipping from sodastream.com adds $.03 to $.06 per liter.
How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
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.
SodaStream is the world leader in home carbonating systems, with over 10 million soda makers sold in more than 15 countries around the world. Founded overseas in 1991, SodaStream started operations in the United States in 2003.
If your family loves soda like mine does, then the Soda Stream would be perfect for your family.
A product SAMPLE was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.