Thursday, February 10, 2011

Soda Stream Review & Giveaway



I've been seeing the Sodastream soda maker around for the last couple of months and I was debating whether or not I wanted to get one. I wasn't sure it was really possible to make soda at home that would taste like the name brands that my family and I are used to.  So when I had the opportunity to review the Sodastream, I jumped at the chance.   The experience I've had is not disappointing. 





First of all, I was amazed at the generosity of this company. They sent me one of every flavor to try as well as the soda maker itself.  My kids were so excited. I had to let them each pick out a flavor to make. They decided on orange soda and root beer for our first test drive.  When we got started, I thought it would be more complicated than it was. But its actually so easy my children have already mastered it and can do it themselves.  You just insert the carbon canister, screw in the bottle of water, hit the button a few times. and you have carbonated water. Then you add the soda flavoring of your choice and shake. That's it.




So, its easy, but how does it taste? It tastes just as good as any soda I've ever bought off the shelves. And considering one canister of carbon makes 60 liters of soda, the amount of money you can save makes it well worth a few extra steps each night.  My kids love making the soda so much, I don't think they will every want to switch back.  Plus, my chef husband is already trying to think of ways to make his own unique syrups to try out.  Not that we need to with the amazing selection offered at Soda Stream.



How would you like to have a soda maker of your own? Soda Stream has been nice enough to offer another Soda Stream to one of the readers.  To enter, please visit the Soda Stream website and let me know what two flavors you would want to make first.  For additional entries you can do any of the following, but you must complete this initial entry first. Any entries that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.


1) Subscribe to my blog by email
2) Follow my blog on friend connect
3) Blog about this giveaway with a link to New Age Mama and Soda Stream(5 Entries)
4) Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway using the button at the top of this post (Daily)
5) Become my friend on face book  or a fan of New Age Mama on Face Book (one entry each)
6) Grab my main button and tell me where I can find it
7) Follow New Age Mama on Network Blog
8) Follow my author blog on friend connect, twitter, or  face book (one entry each)
9) Post this giveaway on any sweepstakes site, Mr Linky, or other networking website-leave the link where I can find it (1 entry each)



10) Subscribe to Soda Stream on You Tube
11) Follow Soda Stream on twitter
12) Become a fan of Soda Stream on facebook

This giveaway will end at midnight on  3/2/11 and is open to the continental US only. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Thanks again to SodaStream for offering this great prize!


***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. ***

725 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I'd love to try the diet root beer and diet ginger ale.

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Linda Kish said...

I like the diet lemonade and diet cream flavors.

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bison61 said...

cola and lemon lime

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Kathy Detweiler said...

Mandatory entry
I would love to try the Cola and the Cream Soda flavors. Thanks!

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Mysharona said...

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Christy said...

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Linda Kish said...

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Kimberly said...

So many diet soda choices! I would have to try diet Dr. Pete.

Kimberly said...

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JD_Denver said...

The first flavors I would make are Pete's Choice and Root Beer.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I would love to try the diet pink grapefruit and the diet root beer.

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David said...

I would like to try the Cola Free and the Diet Lemon Iced tea flavors!
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Mami2jcn said...

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Kari said...

Pete's choice and rootbeer!

Kari said...

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TheCuttingEtch said...

I would like to try cherry cola and cream soda :)
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Dawn & Jim said...

I will try the Diet Cola and the Diet Dr. Pete [first & foremost], when I get the opportunity to try Soda Stream.

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bukaeyes said...

I would like to try Orange and Apple Mango!
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wigget said...

i first want to try diet cola and diet dr. pete

Kathy Detweiler said...

Daily tweet
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BethElderton said...

I'd like the Lemonade and Orange flavors.
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deb c said...

I would like to try the Lemonade and the Ginger Ale.
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JD_Denver said...

2/11 - tweeted - http://twitter.com/JD_Denver_SW/status/36236617286942721
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Abi said...

I would love to try the apple mango flavor or the rootbeer. We are occasional soda drinkers and this seems like it would be great.
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Dawn said...

I would get the Energy and Diet Energy flavors. Energy drinks are so expensive Soda Stream would be a great way to save money

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Tracey said...

I'd like the ginger ale and cream soda.
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Mami2jcn said...

tweeted 2/12:

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clc408 said...

I would make Pete's Choice and Ginger Ale.

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T said...

The cranberry/rasberry and the standard cola would be my choices.

Rhonda said...

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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

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JD_Denver said...

2/12 - tweeted - http://twitter.com/JD_Denver_SW/status/36549112937586689
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ohkeeka said...

I'd love to try Orange and Cream Soda
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Kimbuckjr said...

MANDATORY ENTRY: I would LOVE to try GRAPE & DIET COLA flavor. I bet GRAPE flavor is out of this world! I am a GRAPE freak so I know I WILL LOVE this flavor!
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Scott said...

I'd like the Lemonade and Orange flavors.
THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

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Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Cherry Cola or Dr.pete
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PurpleLarkspur said...

I would like to try the black cherry and cream soda flavors. Yum!

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Mami2jcn said...

tweeted 2/13:

http://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/36786012071919616

caroltennis said...

Diet root beer and diet lemonade would be my first flavors to try


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Kristy Thiel said...

oooh! I've always wanted one of these!
I'd love to try the root beer and orange :) Thanks for hosting!

c said...

apple mango!! nacleonu@aol.com

Kari said...

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cw said...

I would try the cola and energy drink

cw said...

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Aileen said...

I'd like to try the diet rootbeer and diet orange soda.
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Lina said...

I'd love to make Cranberry Rasberry and Cream Soda

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aperry said...

I 'd like cola and iced tea

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