Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mattel's Fijit Friends Interactive Toy {Review}

Tween girls love to sing, dance, laugh and talk (oh boy, do they sure LOVE to talk!) ... and with their new Mattel Fijit Friends, they can do just that and more!
About Fijit Friends

With Mattel's new Fijit Friends ™ your child will find a friend in an interactive, electronic toy that can talk, dance, and laugh along with them. This new generation children's toy not only entertains but can actually engage and interact with our kids on a whole new level. Fijit Friends have colorful and soft skin that enable lifelike movements and  they can perform fun dance moves, recognize spoken emotions and react appropriately, joining in on the fun or telling a joke when you are sad. Fijit Friends come in four different color variations, each with a unique personality. 

Product Features
  • Girls can poke and squeeze her soft, tactile skin that enables lifelike movements and fun surprises
  • Fijit Friends can respond with more than 150 built-in phrases and jokes!
  • Recognizes different types of music and perform different dance moves
  • Features voice recognition, beat detection capabilities, and includes her own original songs too!
ace and friends thoughts

The girls, along with their friends had an amazing Fijit Friends dance party. They had a great time dressing up with all the fun necklaces, jewelry, headbands and fashionable glasses. We were introduced to Trend-setting Willa, which was super PERFECT. 

The Girls Meet Willa, the Trend-Setting Fijit Friend 

Willa is always a step ahead of the latest and greatest, whether it’s fashion or whatever’s new and cool. She’s confident, stylish, and a natural leader. Like all Fijit Friends, Willa was created when a gooey science experiment was brought to life by the power of music. She loves to laugh until her sides hurt, dance until she’s dizzy, and be herself with her one true bestie.


These little robots can dance, dance, dance. If you play different songs for them, Fijit Friends shows you a variety of silly dance moves. If dancing isn't for your daughter, although, what tween doesn't love it... she can get ready to laugh because Fijits love telling  jokes that will crack her (and you) up. I know I was laughing right along with the girls. 

Fijit Friends can dance to your own personal music (as we did) or it has it's own built in dance music.  Fijit Friends can also chat with you. You can discuss the weather, how your feeling or just what you've been up to for the day. Fijit Friends are recommended for ages six and up, but some of the girls that were younger could easily interact with their new dancing friends.

When your done or if it’s just time for bed, wish your Fijit Friend a goodnight. Her belly will glow like a nightlight as she nods to sleep. Nite, nite....

Overall, the girls (as did the moms) had a great time dancing (their favorite part), listening to jokes and interacting with our new Fijit Friend, Willa. We can't wait to get together again for another rockin' dance party!

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[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel Fijit Friends and received coupons and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. 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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Win A Copy of Rio on DVD {Giveaway}

 Hang out with the hottest birds in town. The Rio Party comes home when the music and dance extravaganza Rio comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd

Bring Home Over An Hour of Exciting Interactive Features and
Exclusive Bonus Levels of Angry Birds Rio® with Blu-ray Purchase 

As summer heats up, spread your wings and celebrate with the funniest birds in town! The all-new comedy-adventure RIO comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. RIO brings together vivid characters and colorful backdrops amidst energizing Latin and contemporary tunes, creating the ultimate family-friendly music and dance experience for audiences of all ages. In addition to more than one hour of special bonus features and materials, consumers will have access to all-new exclusive levels of the smash video game hit Angry Birds Rio® that showcase your favorite characters from the film!

About Rio
Rio tells the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a Spix Macaw who is captured from his native homelands of Brazil at a young age to be domesticated thousand of miles away with his human owner Linda. His new owner soon discovers that he is the last male of his kind, and with that , the two head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet Blu's new mate. However, it is nowhere near close to love at first sight between the socially awkward, flight challenged Blu and the strong and independent extreme flying female Jewel (Anne Hathaway). Shortly after Blu's arrival, greedy animal smugglers capture the two rare birds and they soon find themselves helplessly lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together they embark on a hysterical and endearing adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading ones wings to fly. 

The creators of ICE AGE bring audiences a whole new tropical adventure in RIO featuring the most colorful cast of characters south of the Equator, including George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"), Jemaine Clement (Despicable Me), Rodrigo Santoro (Che), (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), Jamie Foxx (Dreamgirls), Jane Lynch "Glee"), & Wanda Sykes(Over The Hedge).

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Did you hear... Rio is released on Blu-ray and DVD August 2nd?

  Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd
{Giveaway.... coming soon}

Captured as a young bird from the wild, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network) is a domesticated Spix Macaw living thousands of miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda (Leslie Mann, 17 Again) discovers that he is the last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the only other female. But it's far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward, flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel (Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries). Shortly after Blu's arrival, the two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglers and find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on a hilarious and clumsy adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage and spreading one's wings to fly.

RIO will be available in a 3-Disc Party Edition, featuring the Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy, as well as in a 2-Disc DVD Party Edition. It is available in the U.S. and Canada. 

In the meantime, enjoy these two fun activity sheets, the first is a basic guide to Portuguese and the second has various number games. enjoy!

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Essential Guide To Great Summer Fitness: EA Sports Active 2 {Review & Giveaway}

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I've noticed during the Summertime months that my exercise routine changes quite dramatically. I find it harder to get to the gym with the kids home from school. I enjoy exercising, but trying to fit it into my schedule has been a challenge. Recently, I heard about EA SPORTS Active 2 and was immediately intrigued. This exercise game fitness program offers an alternative form of exercise in the privacy of your own home. So what exactly is EA SPORTS Active 2 and how does it work?

First a little more about EA Sports Active 2

EA SPORTS Active 2 with Total Body Tracking features an innovative wireless control system powered by motion sensors in leg and arm straps that provide complete freedom of motion.
It also feature a heart rate monitor that provides constant on-screen monitoring, allowing users to capture intensity and optimize performance over time.

Users are able to track and share their workout data online through automatic uploading from their online connected console to their personalized EA SPORTS Active 2 profile.

EA SPORTS Active 2 with Total Body Tracking makes working out simple, fun and effective wherever you are.

ace and friends thoughts

To begin, you set up your own character profile by answering a few quick questions about your age, weight and gender. You can also easily customize your {character} profile by selecting the way it looks based on body type, hair color, outfit and more. There are a variety of options, so there is an image to suit a variety of body types and styles.

EA SPORTS Active 2 offers quite the number of different exercises. In addition to the multiple exercises, they also offer a 9-week program that helps you keep on track. The 9-week program was designed by certified trainers and provides total body conditioning using progressive exercise. It provides a fitness roadmap to help keep users motivated and on track of their fitness goals. Additional mini-programs are also available to add on, keeping workouts fresh and inspiring. Your personal trainer is also there to guide and motivate you every step of the way.

Next, EA SPORTS Active 2 includes a Total Body Tracking System which includes a Heart Rate Monitor motion sensor that you place on your left forearm, a right forearm motion sensor and finally a motion sensor that you place on your upper right thigh.

Each session offers a warm up, the cardio/more intense exercise portion and a cool down. Exercises include such things as boxing, soccer, biking, basketball, cardio and yoga. You can change your routine daily to keep things fun, interesting and most importantly motivating.

Finally, once you complete your workout, you can review the results of your exercise. You get some great analytics/stats including graphs that are tracked by the Total Body Tracking System. You can view such things as workout time, number of workouts, heart rate (including calories burned) goal progress and more. What's also pretty useful is that you can keep a journal of your daily food intake, lifestyle habits, etc. Another great feature of EA SPORTS Active 2, is the ability to personalize your workouts with your own music. I am fond of listening to motivating music during my workout, so this was an added bonus for me.

Overall, EA SPORTS Active 2 is pretty awesome. It's a great way to have a personal trainer right at your fingertips without the included high session fees. It is also perfectly convenient when you can't get to the gym or don't have an available facility. EA SPORTS Active 2 is not only available for the PS3, it is also available for the the Wii and XBox 360.
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Visit EA SPORTS Active HERE to find a retailer near you.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Gorton's Seafood Products {Review & Giveaway} * Three Winners!

Me + Seafood haven't always been one. Quite honestly, the only {seafood} that I could eat on a regular basis was fish and chips. As long as I can remember, my mom always bought Gorton's fish sticks or fillets. My own grocery shopping outings usually exclude the frozen seafood section until recently. The generous folks at Gorton's sent me over some coupons to give a few of their other seafood products a try and boy, I am sure glad that the did! 

About The Gorton's Way

The Gorton’s Way is to provide their consumers and customers with products and services that surpass their expectations.

The Gorton’s Way includes:
  • An intense focus on satisfying the consumer first, last, and always
  • A commitment to providing competitively superior products and matchless customer service
  • An organization and individual dedication to always doing things right and to doing the right things
  • A strong belief in the importance of all their people, their ideas, and their ability to take ownership and make a difference
  • A partnership with all their business associates that is based on clear requirements and superior execution
  • A restless dissatisfaction that causes continuous learning, changing, and improving
  • An extraordinary responsiveness to what needs to be done, made possible by effective focus, teamwork and communication
ace and friends thoughts

As I am still a fan of the Gorton's Fish Fillets, I wanted to give the Crispy Battered Fillets a shot to see if they were as tasty as I remember. Straight out of the package, they were shaped just like they were when my mom would buy them. What I noticed first was that they were larger in size than in the past. Once they were cooked and ready to serve, they were quite flavorful, crispy and very tasty. The kids absolutely liked loved them! I was happy they were sold in a bag of ten, as this was the perfect size for our family.

Gorton's Shrimp Scampi was super quick and simple to prepare and serve to my family. Directly from the box you place the shrimp into a large skillet. As the Shrimp Scampi warms in the skillet, the sauce forms and it's ready to serve in just about ten minutes. My husband LOVED the flavor of this dish. The size of each shrimp was pretty generous and this one box could easily feed two or three people.

My family and I cannot wait to try one of the many other Gorton's seafood products. Such a large variety to choose from.... what shall we try next.... hmmmm? Suggestions anyone?

Gorton's Seafood Giveaway

Gorton's is celebrating summer with their lighter fare - Gorton's delicious Grilled Seafood. Join the celebration and enter their 100 Days of Sizzle promotion (see entry below)!
Now through September 7th Gorton's is giving away FREE Gorton's Grilled, and 3 lucky winners will win their Sizzling Beach Bag Grand Prize!
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer w/ The Kids Guide: Kidz Bop 20 {Review and Giveaway} - TWO Winners!

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On super hot or rainy days, we love to sing and dance around the house... you too can get ready to sing, dance, and be a star! The all-new KIDZ BOP 20 is here, and it has all the latest songs you’ve been asking for, sung by kids for kids. 

You know you're singing along. I know I am!

Track List: 1. Born This Way  2. Till The World Ends 3. Forget You  4. Price Tag  5. Written In The Stars  6. On The Floor  7. The Lazy Song  8. Perfect  9. Tonight Tonight  10. More  11. The Story Of Us  12. Rocketeer  13. Who Says  14. Never Say Never 15. Whip My Hair 16. Rolling In The Deep

ace and friends thoughts: Kidz Bop 20, has to be, by far the best release yet. Every song on this album is a top pop song. My kids, without a doubt, absolutely LOVE dancing and singing along to this SONG-TASTIC CD.  I appreciate that my children can enjoy pop music without having to worry about inappropriate lyrics! If you are looking for something super enjoyable for you and your kids to listen to together, this is it!

2 for 1 Special at KidzBop. Visit Kidz Bop to get 2 copies for the price of one! (2 for $13.98). One for you, one for someone else. AWESOME!

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You can visit the Kidz Bop to purchase Kidz Bop 20 album.
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Energizer and Save the Music {$10 iTunes Giveaway}

Energizer just announced they are partnering with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to help restore instrumental music education in America’s public schools. Helping to kick off the campaign is Grammy®-nominated platinum-recording artist and VH1 Save The Music Foundation Ambassador Jordin Sparks.  Check out all the ways you can get involved!

Live Performance in NYC with Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks will perform at a secret location in New York City on July 28.  If you live in the NYC-area or will be in the area, come join in the fun.  The location of Sparks’ performance is a mystery, so keep your eyes on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation tab on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page, check out the Energizer Bunny® Twitter handle, @EnergizerBunny or follow #EnergizerSTM on Twitter for the latest news and hints. We’ll reveal the location the morning of the event. The performance is free and open to the public. 

Like the Energizer Bunny on Facebook and Help Increase Energizer’s Support to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Help support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation simply by clicking “LIKE” on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and becoming a fan of the unstoppable icon. For each new “LIKE” through August 12, Energizer will donate $1 to help restore instrumental music education through the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. 

Help Energizer Pick a Grant Recipient

Energizer is making eight grants to public schools around the country, and fans of the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page will help direct one of these grants by voting for a city where an instrumental grant will be made. Cities vying for the now that’s positivenergy™ grant from Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music  Foundation include Philadelphia, Birmingham, Minneapolis, New Haven and Weirton, W.V. Energizer is supporting these grants with a $250,000 overall donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. 

Power Your Playlist

In addition to powering music education in America’s public schools, Energizer is also powering Americans’ playlists. Right now in stores, specially-marked Energizer products contain a special code so when someone buys three participating products, he or she can go online to and redeem the codes for a $10 iTunes Gift Card.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

TNT's Falling Skies {Survival Kit Giveaway}

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Looking for a new series to watch this summer? Have you heard of Stephen Spielberg's Falling Skies new show that premiered on TNT? The series sounds pretty amazing and I am looking forward to future episodes.

Check out a sneak peak below:

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About Falling Skies:

FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

At the center of the series is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed in the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been captured. Determined to get his son back and to ensure the safety of his other two sons, Tom must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement known as the 2nd Mass, because of their location in Boston, Mass. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives. 

Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT's Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom's oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom's youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom's son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group's makeshift medical clinic. Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang and Sarah Carter (Shark) is Margaret, a wary survivor of Pope's gang. 

FALLING SKIES focuses on the resilience of the survivors and their determination to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed. It is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. They may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. Most of all, the series is about the ties that bind people together in the most difficult of circumstances. 

The aliens in the series are mighty, mysterious and merciless. They are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the 2nd Mass. There are two types of aliens that the human survivors have named Skitters and Mechs. Combining live action and special visual effects, the Skitters have spider-like bodies and incredible strength and agility. The deadly, robotic Mechs stand upright and can shoot bullets from their arms. The aliens control captured children, like Tom's son Ben, through bio-mechanical harnesses but have yet to reveal their ultimate plan for them.

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Learn more and join The Resistance at and to access exclusive content and exciting opportunities such as interview access, event invitations, and Falling Skies merchandise!

FALLING SKIES is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat. Rodat, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) are co-executive producers. The pilot was directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move, Out of Time). 


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  • First Aid instruction card
  • Light stick with lanyard
  • Emergency whistle with lanyard
  • Blankets and wearables
  • Emergency blanket
  • Rain poncho bag, pouch with Velcro strap


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Monday, July 18, 2011

*Cake Mania - Main Street* Nintendo DS Game {Review & Giveaway}

Get ready to get your cake baking games skills back in action. Cake Mania has returned with it's fourth installment of this fun, interactive game.
About Cake Mania {Main Street}

Help Jill and her friends save their hometown Bakersfield in Cake Mania {Main Street}! Purchase, open, and upgrade four unique downtown shops - The Evans Bakery, Jack's Burger Barn, Risha's Flowers, and Tiny's Sumo Sushi. Earn enough money to build must-see tourist attractions that are sure to bring people back to a revitalized Main Street!

Key Game Features

  • The fourth addition in the award-winning online PC Cake Mania franchise from Sandlot Games that has been downloaded more than 200 million times and sold over 700,000 units worldwide across DS and Wii.
  • 100 new levels of fast-paced action
  • For the first time ever, purchase and upgrade 4 different shops (not just bakeries) teaming with hilarious customers
  • All-new game play mechanics involved in managing sushi, flowers and burger shops
  • Buy and sell over 50 unique shop upgrades
  • Unlock and purchase 40 delicious, mouth-watering recipes which include over 35 unique ingredients
{new shops}

ace and friends thoughts

*A* loves the Cake Mania series and was happy to hear that another Cake Mania game was coming out for the Nintendo DS platform. Some of past characters from previous versions of Cake Mania are still present in Cake Mania {Main Street} like Baby Cupid, the Cat Lady and the Vampire. In addition to past characters there has been an introduction of new characters like the short-tempered Pirate. Although there were new character introductions, *A* still favored the Vampire. She found that character to be most memorable and entertaining. The graphics are consistent with previous Cake Mania games and overall, are pretty good.

Cake Mania {Main Street} retails for $19.99, it is worth the investment, and there is the option to purchase various upgrades. It definitely kept *A* busy creating for quite some time.

This games is recommended for ages: E10+, but children 6 and older can play this game with ease and virtually no supervision is necessary.

*A's* Cake Mania {Main Street} Game Rating: Two Thumbs up!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Father's Day Gift Guide: Keurig Special Edition Brewing System {WINNER!)

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Have you heard, Father’s Day is coming up, did you come up with a gift yet? Is he a die-hard coffee drinker like someone I know (uh-hemmmm, my hubby)? If so, let me make a suggestion for you, please buy him the Keurig Special Edition Brewing System, he is going to love it!

The Keurig Special Edition Brewing System is not your typical coffee maker! Not only can you make coffee, but you can also make cappuccino, latte, espresso, hot chocolate, tea and iced beverages. Essentially, Keurig beverage choices are limitless. What's great about this brewer is that is uses convenient K-Cups which are available at a variety of retailers. Each K-Cup contains a premeasured amount of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Just insert the K-Cup and brewing simply begins with the push of a button.

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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:

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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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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