Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer With The Kids Guide: SodaStream {Review & Giveaway}


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Summertime = increased beverage consumption! Increased beverage consumption = MORE money spent on drinks. With the SodaStream we were quick to find out that it doesn't have to be that way. The kids and I had a great time creating lots of tasty fizzy summertime drinks. 



About little more about SodaStream 

SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Their brands are sold in over 40,000 retail stores in 41 countries including home & electrical appliance stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, DIY, specialty and "green" stores, water specialists & dealers, as well as online and in catalogs.

SodaStream's long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when they introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. They continue to grow as market leaders in both technological advancements and the quality of our products.

The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.

Additional Benefits

  • Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
  • Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an "Active Green" solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
  • Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
  • Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
  • Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
  • Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It's fun for everyone and kids just love it!
  • Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
{add cold water, attach bottle.}
  {press button to add fizz.}
{carbonation success.}
{add your favorite flavor.}
{give it a light shake.}
{enjoy. yum.}

ace and friends thoughts

 The SodaStream was super simple and easy to use. You have LOTS of different and delicious flavors to choose from when creating your carbonation masterpiece. You can make your drink just how YOU want it! I personally liked that it was better for the environment... reusable bottle = smiles. The kids had a FUN time making flavor selections, pressing the carbonation button, watching the bubbles form and especially drinking their SodaStream beverage. Check out that smile above. Who doesn't LOVE cranberry-raspberry? The flavor that I really liked was ENERGY... just like a drink with a bull on it.... and so MUCH cheaper. Again, smiles. What I truly liked was that the flavoring did not contain high fructose corn syrup or aspartame. Plus... and plus again! Check out this amazing nutrition comparison: (source: sodastreamusa.com)

Final thoughts:
  • SodaStream is extremely easy to use. Easy to assemble, carbonate and create.
  • Taste was much better than expected. The soda was very refreshing (and fresh... if that makes sense). The diet flavors didn't even taste diet (ish)... i know, not a word, but you get the point. No after taste that you usually get with diet drinks.
  • One liter bottles were the perfect size for all five of us to share without the hassle of going flat too soon. We can create new flavors on a regular basis.
  • Less calories than regular carbonated sodas.
  • When comparing price, the syrup is $5 per bottle and makes approx. 12 liters. Makes it about $.42 per bottle which is cheaper than a two liter. 
We are currently loving our SodaStream and look forward to creating many delicious beverages ALL summer long.  Ahhhhhhh......... summertime!

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Buy It 

Get your own SodaStream on their site HERE
or locate a retailer near you, HERE

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Win It 

Thanks to SodaStream, one LUCKY ace and friends reader will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-up Kit (approx. $100 retail value) including the Fountain Jet, CO2 makes over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice. 

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[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from the manufacturer of a PR Agency. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]
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114 comments:

Heather said...

I would love to try the Black Currant Pear!

Hadespark said...

I would love to try the lemon-lime and cola. smheart999atgmail

farmgirl said...

I would like to try the cola flavor!!!

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Tabathia said...

apple mango,grape, and orange
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f1704bb8-a5df-11e0-b007-000bcdca4d7a said...

the orange mango sounds yummy
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Brenda said...

I would like to try root beer and orange mango.

mummytotwoboys said...

Visited SodaStream and would love to try the Sparkling Naturals Ginger Ale

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eclairre said...

Id love to try the diet grapefruit!

Amanda said...

I'd love to try Pete's Choice.

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clc408 said...

I'd like the MyWater flavors in Mint, Lemon-Lime and Raspberry.

Mysharona said...

I like grape and root beer.

Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Diet Cream Soda, the Diet Dr. Pete, and the Diet Lemon Lime.

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carol said...

love the flavors cherry cola, cream and cola

EMMAHORTON said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I WANT TO WIN THIS SO BAD...THIS IS A GREAT MONEY SAVER

Scott said...

I would love to try the cream soda.

Scott Martin
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Mama.Mommy.Mom. said...

This would be an awesome way to have some variety and it's so much greener!

Ashley said...

I want to try the cream soda

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Aliya S. said...

I love fountain drinks! I dream of owning of these machines.

A Moms Rantings said...

I like the sprite "like" product or the Natural flavorings, lemon lime, I don't care for dye's in my drinks, email is: socialmom @ amomsrantings.com

mar said...

I would love to try the flavor of Ginger Ale!

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Lauren said...

I would love to try this!

Lauren said...

I would love to try the cherry cola

Abbie said...

I'd like to try the equivalent of Mountain Dew

Mary said...

I want to try the "Dr. Pete" flavor to see how it compares...

Thanks for the giveaway!

m13hatch at gmail dot com

Mark said...

I wanna try cherry cola
-Mark

cloud10277 said...

I'd love to try the Green Tea Strawberry Kiwi flavor.
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Christina said...

I think this is such a neat idea! I would love to try the Cream Soda and Ginger Ale Sodamix flavors! A lot of flavors to choose from though. :)

christinaalmond at gmail dot com

Bertha said...

I want to try Dr Pete

deb126 said...

I'd love to try the Cola and lemonade
flavors


thanks for the awesome giveaway


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Johanna said...

I would like to try ginger ale
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SondraMama said...

i would love to try a ton of the flavors! Fountain Mist would be at the top of my list for sure!

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elangomatt said...

My first choice of a flavor to try would be Fountain Mist (Mountain Dew) but I also want to try pink grapefruit (Fresca) and creme soda as well.

Ashleigh said...

I would like to try the lemonade!

Courtney C said...

I wanna try green tea

mogrill said...

Cola and Cream soda!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Becky said...

I would like to try the diet cola and lemonade

sueparks2003 said...

Would love to try the My Water Rasberry
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Heather Stark said...

I really want to try lemon lime
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jlafount said...

I'd start with Diet Orange

Johanna said...

My favorite drink is cream soda, so I'd like to try that

Melissa said...

Start simple--cola!

FrancesDanger said...

I'd like to try Cream Soda, Dr Pete, and Cherry Cola.
francesdanger (at) gmail (dot) com

Brenda said...

I would love to try the root beer flavor. I could see rootbeer floats several times a month!

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Tony said...

root beer

Ashleigh said...

I wanna try the diet coke!!
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ape2016 said...

I would like to try their orange or root beer.
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Stacey said...

definately the cream soda and the cherry coke :)
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Candie L said...

The family would love Root Beer. Thank you

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Laura said...

The SodaStream flavor I want to try is the my water flavor essence in mint - sounds good!
lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

Parker said...

I would like to try the energy drink

Rattled Mom said...

The Sparkling Naturals orange pineapple soda looks wonderful!

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✿Heather S✿ said...

I would love to try Dr. Pete!
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Steph said...

I would like to try Cola Free, Fountain Mist and Grape.

S Carter said...

I would try the cream soda.

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Anja M. said...

I would like to try "Cream Soda".

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

texaslady22 said...

I'd like to try the ginger ale!

brandi.westmoreland @ gmail dot com

lorialcorn2006 said...

I would love to try the lemon lime or orange I have been trying to win one of these forever and even tried getting the bzz campaign but to no avail thanks for the awesome contest and I sure hope I win , we go through way to much soda in this house :)
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akritical said...

I'd love to try cherry cola and grape.
akritical at yahoo dot com

Megan R. said...

I'd love to try cranberry raspberry and black currant pear!

incorporealidol said...

I would like to try the MyWater Flavor Essence Lemon Lime, Mint, and Raspberry!


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miriama said...

I'm not sure what my entry is supposed to be? My favorite flavors to try would be the root beer and the diet cola! I have wanted one of these for a long time. Thanks for the opportunity.

kendra22 said...

cream soda!
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Melayla said...

I would love the ginger ale and cream soda.

B. Nguyen said...

I'd love to try cream soda!

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Lauren said...

I'd like to try pink grapefruit.

gene said...

i'd love to try the apple mango and the cream soda.

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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

I'd like to try the diet orange.

dropastitch at yahoo dot com

Roxy said...

i am dying to win one of these!

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Roxy said...

i'd love to try cola!


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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/96711717115015168

BeautyToLove said...

-I would love to try: Pink Grapefruit, Cherry Cola and Grape

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THANK YOU!! :)

Hoa said...

I'd love to try the Diet Dr.Pete flavor.

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terri142 said...

I would love to try the Diet Cola and the Lemon Iced Tea flavors.

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KowgirlsRule said...

I would love to try the Cream Soda flavor.
kowgirlsrule at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I'd like to try Cola and Ginger Ale (and Root Beer, but I didn't see it). asthenight at gmail dot com

tdean30 said...

I want to try the Diet Energy Drink

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kellyr78 said...

I would like to try their Cream Soda and Cherry Cola.

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Heather said...

Pete's choice would be a big hit in our house
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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

https://twitter.com/dropastitch/status/98110724768935936

Hotsnotty2 said...

I'd love to try Dr.Pete and rootbeer, thanks!

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would love to try the diet flavors.

BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

paula michele said...

I would like to try the Lemon-lime and the Cream Soda.

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Jennifer said...

I would love to try the Cream Soda.

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monte said...

cola light syrup sound yummy

sadkins said...

I would love to try the Cream flavor.

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skratsda said...

I'd like to try Ginger Ale!

skratsda at gmail dot com

pauline15 said...

I'm a bit of a diet coke fiend so I would start with the diest cola, and then go with the lemonade which is always perfect for a hot summer day!
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Jammie said...

I would love to try the cola.

sarah said...

Would love to try some of the natural flavors! or sparkling ones.

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tina reynolds said...

I would love the orange and root beer thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Roxanne said...

I'd love to try Cranberry-Raspberry!

susansmoaks said...

i want to try the orange and lemon lime
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

cola and lemon lime

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mtber said...

I would love either the natural line or the cola

K said...

diet lemon lime!
spehcialk at aol dot com

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

DIET!!! :)
GINGER ALE!

NICOLE said...

I would love to try the Ginger Ale flavor

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Betty C said...

I'd like to try the cream soda and Dr. Pete flavors.

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Liz N. said...

I would like to try.

1.)Orange
2.)Cream Soda
3.)Cola

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Breanne said...

I'd like to try Orange

kathy pease said...

id love to try the cola

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Sweeter the berry said...

lemon lime


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brich2222 said...

I want to try their diet cream soda

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dlhaley said...

I would like to try the Root Beer.

dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

Julie Jones said...

The lemon lime is my favorite flavor. I have tried the soda stream and love it.

Kimberly said...

I would like to try Root Beer and the Orange!
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sumn said...

I'm anxious to try the colas and the root beer.

Alison said...

I'd love to try the cream soda!!

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Atreau said...

I would love to try Diet Ginger Ale.

Nancy said...

I'd like to try Diet Cola and Diet Root Beer.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Michelle Spayde said...

I'd love the Diet Pink Grapefruit!!

dvice12 said...

I'd like to try cola, diet cola and root beer

Gianna said...

Orange, Cherry Cola and Dr. Pete.

ShesAnAngel said...

I've wanted to try their Cola Free and their Green Tea Pomegranate Peach!

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