Every so often I come across a product that I can’t wait to try. SodaStream is that product for me. If you know me in real life, you know that I am a Diet Coke addict. Specifically, Diet Coke in a can is my drink of choice. So needless to say, I was a little hesitant the first time I saw SodaStream in action. I thought (wrongly) that there was no way that this could be anywhere near as good as my Diet Coke in a can. No way. However, I sat through a demonstration somewhat like this (Yes, Madison and I made this video together when nobody else was home):
I thought: “Hmmmm . . . . how easy is this?” Then when I found out that one bottle flavoring equals 33 cans, I was intrigued. When I found out that a bottle of flavoring was $5 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I was sold (considering a case of soda of 24 cans will run you $8 here). However, it came down to taste. If I didn’t like it, it didn’t matter how much cheaper this would be. That’s what surprised me the most — if I didn’t know that this wasn’t Diet Coke out of a can, I never would have guessed. Crazy, isn’t it? Even more crazy? They have over 100 flavors. There is definitely a flavor for everyone. We’ve also tried the lemon lime, orange, and root beer. They were all excellent.
Now, you can see from the video how easy it is to use the SodaStream. Madison (my seven year old) could make herself soda with this. First, you fill the bottle that came with the SodaStream with tap water. Yes, tap water. Then, you put it into the SodaStream machine and hit that top button until it buzzes about 3 times. The more it buzzes, the more carbonation your soda will have. I like around 4-5 buzzes myself. (Now, Madison was doing short bursts which take longer. If you do longer bursts by holding the button down longer, you don’t have to press the button as much). Once you have the perfect amount of carbonation, you unscrew it from the SodaStream machine, and then add the flavor. You can then either shake it (which is what my daughter and husband like to do) or you can turn it upside down a couple of times (which is what I do). Now, you are done! It really is that easy!
I can only recommend that SodaStream. It is super easy to use. It tastes like the soda you know and love. It also has less sodium and calories than your traditional soda. What else could you ask for?