Product Review – SodaStream Source Machine @sodastreamusa , Make Your Own Soda
Have you ever experienced the SodaStream machine? They come in several different models but the Source machine is the model I received to review along with the flavors you see displayed above.
I really wanted to try the SodaStream. I love my diet cola but I hate it from a can or a bottle. I am totally a fountain soda type of gal. Plus I must confess I drink way too much diet cola.
Let me tell you why I wanted to try it – first, the convenience. There are quite a few people in my house and rather than purchasing bottles or cases of all different flavors of soda, the SodaStream allows us to each make our own favorites whenever we want. And did you know the SodaStream does not need to be plugged in? Yup that is correct. So we can take it with us while camping and simply place it right on the picnic table for use anytime we wish.
Next – from a nutritional perspective the SodaStream sodas are much better for you than store bought soda. Check out their nutritional information HERE. The “sugary” sodas have so much less sugar with the SodaStream. Tastes are similar so flavor is not compromised but you don’t have all those added sugars. You can drink 3-4x as much before you hit the sugar amounts you have in store bought sodas. And the diet (my personal favorites) – splenda, not aspartame. Even the sodium is significantly reduced in all flavors. NO high fructose corn syrup!! You can even purchase sparkling water flavoring.
Then of course there are all the environmental issues. By making our own soda we do not contribute to landfills. We simply wash out our own bottles and reuse. Yes we can use our tap water to make soda – although while camping we do use bottled water just because they don’t recommend drinking their water. Even the carbonator is simply returned/exchanged for a filled container.
What is my kids favorite flavor? Orange or Diet Orange…
Watch for a SodaStream starter kit giveaway – coming SOON!