Reivew by LaDonna mastermind of Mom Blog Society
I’ll just cut to the chase, I LOVE THE SODA STREAM!
There are several different models to choose from, but the one that I received was the Genesis model. I got the Seltzer Starter Kit. The kit includes the following items:
- 1 Genesis Home Soda Maker
- 1 60 liter Carbonator
- 2 Carbonating Bottles
- 1 Sodamix Variety 12 pack
- 1 User Manual
I also received two (2) Sparkling Naturals, seven (7) Soda Mix Flavors, and one (1) of the MyWater Essence Flavors variety packs (which includes three (3) different flavors.
First of all, let me tell you that this product gives you the ability to make your own soda whenever you want it.
No more stale pop in the refrigerator going to waste because no one will drink it. And I can’t blame anyone, I’m not going to drink it either. There’s more too. You don’t have all of those bottles and cans to lug from the store or into the house. You also don’t have all of the bottles and cans to throw away. Do you want more? Well, the soda mix flavors have no high-fructose corn syrup in the regular flavors, and no aspartame in the diet flavors. Sparkling Naturals contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners, and do not contain any preservatives. I don’t know of any other soda pop company that will make that claim.
I found it easy to use. The only trouble I had was in pouring the syrup into the bottle. Perhaps they could have made it a wide mouth carbonator bottle, or a better pouring cap. I just use a small measuring cup with a spout and I don’t spill a drop. The machine is very user friendly. You use your own drinking water, put the bottle on the machine, and give it some carbonation. That’s all there is to making your water carbonated. Then just add whatever flavoring you like and you have a great drink.
I explained to you what all I received and I want to further break things down for you so you can understand it. Each soda mix flavor contains enough syrup to make 12 liters of drink, each sparkling naturals contains enough syrup to make 6 liters of drink, each bottle of MyWater essence flavoring will flavor about 20 liters of water, and each of the 12 varieties in the variety pack makes about a liter. Now, I have on occasion found pop for $1.00 a liter. Sometimes they even have the drink I prefer. Well, if I were to pay $1.00 per liter for what I received I could have bought everything cheaper and I still have the machine and can continue to make any future drinks for the price of the syrup. Coupled with the fact that it’s healthier.; no caffeine or artificial flavorings; no extra landfill containers and you don’t have to lug all those cans and bottles around.
The taste; that’s really the bottom line, isn’t it? If you like soft drinks, energy drinks, or flavored waters, you should like this product. In my opinion, it is as good, if not better than my favorite drink. I don’t like really heavily carbonated drinks and with this, I can add as much or as little carbonation as I like, Try to get THAT out of a can!
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