I admit, my hubby and I drink a lot of soda or pop than we really should. We rarely let our kids drink any because of the high fructose corn syrup, caffeine and other ingredients found in it. When they get it, it’s like a treat for them. What I love about Soda Stream is that that their regular flavors contain no high fructose corn syrup and their diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda and not aspartame. They do offer caffeine free drink mixes too and their regular mixes have almost half of what your typical soda has in it. Their Cola compared to your leading cola sold in stores only contains 35 calories compared to 100, 9g of carbs compared to 27g and the same with sugar content, only 2mg of sodium compared to 25-35mg, and 15mg of caffeine compared to 23-25mg of caffeine.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Soda Stream on a review and was thrilled to be able to try it in our own home! I was sent one of their Soda Stream Fountain Jets with all different kinds of drink mix flavors to try out! The kit also came with a couple carbonating bottles, and some MyWater to try out. The Fountain Jet also comes with the CO2 Carbonator canister that makes approximately 60 liters of soda!
Getting started is really easy. You have to load the back of the Fountain Jet with your included Carbonator canister by removing the back of the Jet as shown below:
After you remove the cap of the carbonator canister, slide the canister in the back of the Jet from the bottom and screw it in to the top of the drink maker:
Then all you need to do is replace the back cover of the Fountain Jet and your ready to go! The back cover comes on and off pretty easily too. Once the carbonator canister is empty, you will need to take it in to a Soda Stream dealer and get it re-filled. We can go to Sears, Best Buy, JC Penny and Khols but there are other dealers as well if you check their website for dealers in your area.
Now it’s time to make your soda! It’s probably best if you use cold water from the refrigerator unless you are making soda for later. Simply fill your carbonating bottle with cold water and twist the bottle into the front of the drink maker. There will be a tubular piece that sits inside the bottle which carbonates the water when you push the button on the top of the maker.
The carbonation process is finished when you hear a buzz sound. You usually hear it after about 3 button pushes. After your water is carbonated, add a capful of your favorite mix flavor and mix it up.
When mixing, you want to make sure you replace the cap of the bottle and do NOT shake it up obviously! All you have to do is SLOWLY turn the bottle from side to side to mix it up. The mix will mix really, really well with the carbonated water in the bottle so there is no need to rush the mixing causing the carbonation to get ruined before you drink it.
Now all that’s left to do is pour yourself a glass and enjoy! I love that the flavors are natural too. My hubby’s favorite is Root Beer while my kids and I love the fruit flavored ones. I think thier favorite was the Cranberry Raspberry, and mine was Fountain Mist and Cream Soda. The Cola isn’t bad either! I did get to try thier Energy Drink which was a little odd flavored to me but I don’t think I have ever had ANY energy drink that didn’t taste a little odd to me. The MyWater is absolutely awesome and I love my sparkling flavored water!!
The other thing about Soda Stream is that making your own drinks are more economical and just think how many plastic bottles and can you are saving by making your own soda! We recycle but it’s still better that you don’t have a bunch of stuff to throw into the recycling bin! Soda Stream flavor mixes taste great, naturally flavored, and are better for you to drink than regular typical soda – best of all, it’s more eco-friendly!
Buy It: Visit Soda Stream to find out where to purchase your Fountain Jet Soda Maker and where to purchase your favorite drink mixes. You can also purchase start up and value kits from $79.95 to $149.95. You can actually save money with as much soda that the mixes and Carbonation canister allows you to make!
Win It! Big thanks to Soda Stream, one of my very lucky DuistinNikki Mommy of Three readers will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start Up Kit (approx. value $100) which also includes CO2 which makes 100 liters of soda, 2 re-usable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full size flavors of the winner’s choice! Winner will also get to choose their color of their Fountain Jet!
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