Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer With The Kids Guide: SodaStream System {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. 

{model: Genesis Starter Kit - MSRP $119.95}
About little more about SodaStream
(source: sodastreamusa.com)

SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Their brands are sold in over 50,000 retail stores in 42 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. We actually made three different flavors in a matter of minutes. 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)


Classic Flavors
Calories
Carbs
Sugar
Sodium
Caffeine
Pepsi ®
100
27g
27g
25mg
25mg
Coca-Cola ®
100
27g
27g
35mg
23mg
SodaStream Cola
34
9g
9g
2mg
15mg





7-UP ®
100
26g
26g
50mg
0mg
Sprite ®
100
26g
26g
45mg
0mg
SodaStream Lemon Lime
36
9g
9g
25mg
0mg





Sunkist ®
130
35g
35g
30mg
27mg
Fanta ®
110
30g
30g
35mg
0mg
SodaStream Orange
36
8g
8g
25mg
0mg





Dr. Pepper ®
100
27g
27g
35mg
27mg
SodaStream Dr. Pete
37
9g
9g
2mg
22mg





Mountain Dew ®
110
31g
31g
50mg
37mg
SodaStream Fountain Mist
35
8g
9g
46mg
36mg





Barq's ® Root Beer
110
30g
30g
50mg
15mg
A&W ® Root Beer
120
31g
31g
30mg
0mg
SodaStream Root Beer
37
9g
9g
2mg
0mg





Canada Dry ® Ginger Ale
90
25g
24g
35mg
0mg
SodaStream Ginger Ale
35
8g
8g
20mg
0mg





Schweppes® Tonic Water
90
23g
22g
35mg
0mg
SodaStream Tonic
35
8g
8g
53mg
0mg





Schweppes® Club Soda
0
0g
0g
65mg
0mg
SodaStream Seltzer
0
0g
0g
0mg
0mg


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 averages $7 per bottle and makes approx. 12 liters. Makes it about $.58 per bottle which is cheaper than a two liter. 
We are currently loving our SodaStream Genesis 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 (winner's choice of color), CO2 makes over 60 liters of soda, 1 reusable carbonating bottle, 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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34 comments:

butterfleyez115 said...

I would like to try the Cola

Liz H said...

Dr Pepper is the best

BethElderton said...

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Mary Casper said...

root beer
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sgregory0714 said...

ROOT BEER!

Patty S. said...

Sparkling Naturals Pink Grapefruit!

Patty S. said...

Sparkling Naturals Pink Grapefruit

Brian Scott said...

Root Beer Baby

kroch said...

I would love to try the Diet Cranberry Raspberry

Katie R.

hbbs55 said...

I would like to try the cream soda!

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Jen said...

Root Beer!

rabbitycat said...

root beer!

Kate said...

Diet Cola!

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Tamra said...

Would love to try the Root Beer!

Aimee Fontenot said...

Cherry Cola and Naturally Sweetened Cola sound good!

Daisy TrendyMomReviews said...

diet cola

Terri Martin said...

I would like to try ginger ale

yellowlabs said...

I would love to try the Ginger Ale

Rusty said...

My granddaughter is a "Pepper", so I'd most like to try Dr. Pete. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

JD said...

root beer

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Melissa V said...

I would love to try the rootbeer flavor. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sherry Conrad said...

Pink grapefruit

Karen said...

I'd go with rootbeer : )

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Jenny18286 said...

I'd like to try the orange

schueler1 said...

Diet Cola
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Lana Bradstream said...

I want to try the Diet Cola!

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Dawn Reid said...

Rootbeer
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Mama Hill said...

Crystal Light Energy!

Michelle Spayde said...

I would love to try the Diet Pink Grapefruit.

skipthelaundry said...

The lemon-lime and the energy drink.
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Trudy Z. said...

Diet cola sounds good.

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elangomatt said...

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I would like to try the cream soda and fountain mist.

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