Friday, 15 April 2011

Soda Stream fountain Jet - Review

One of my fondest childhood memories was using our soda stream, so when I found out they were back and being made again I knew I had to get one. One of my biggest annoyances in life is having to lug heavy cans and bottles of soda from the store to home, and then feeling bad about putting them all in the trash because our area does not recycle much. Soda Stream is a fantastic solution to these problems because once you have the kit there is no more heavy lifting, and the unit is extremely environmentally friendly.

I was sent a Soda Stream A200 fountain jet kit which contained the unit, 1 re-usable C02 carbonator, 2 reusable carbonating bottles and a selection of flavored syrup mixes. There really is no setting up, you just have to insert the CO2 canister and voila you are ready to go! My husband and I decided to have a soda party and invited around 2 friends so we could try all of the flavors we were sent. Our favorites were root beer, cranberry raspberry and the energy drink mix, however every one we tried tasted good.

There are over 30 flavors to choose from with many coming in diet as well as regular, so there truly is something for everyone. Unlike most sodas you purchase in the stores the Soda Stream products are entirely free of high fructose corn syrup and aspartame!! Each bottle of flavored syrup can create the equivalent of 33 cans of 12oz soda.

So, you may wonder how easy it is to begin making soda once you have inserted the CO2 canister? Well the answer is very easy. You fill up one of the empty bottles with water, then screw it into the front of the unit. Then you press the carbonation button on top of the unit several times until you hear a short buzz which lets you know its fully carbonated, however if you wish you can give it 1 or 2 more presses if you like your soda extra fizzy. The you unscrew the bottle, and select which flavor you'd like. Once you have chosen you fill up the cap with the syrup and then pour it into the fizzy water. After a quick turn upside down to ensure the syrup is fully mixed in you are ready to drink. The whole process is done in under 30 seconds, which makes this kit SO convenient.

In conclusion, I would certainly recommend this product to anyone who enjoys soda, flavored waters of seltzer. If you are conscious about your impact on the environment then this product is for you, with no empties, no packaging from continues buying of cans and less energy wastes transporting heavy bottles you shall be truly doing your bit. The taste truly does compare to the brand names we all love and I can certainly see Soda Streams appearing in everyone kitchens because they are so convenient and fantastic! You can check out their website here and get yourself a Soda Stream Kit today!

Disclaimer: All opinions in this post are 100% my own and honest. I was sent the Soda Stream kit and flavored syrups in exchange for this review.

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