Do you see all of that great stuff in the above picture? Yup they sent all of that to me to review! This is a very generous company! We have not tried it all. But we will! Anyway, since I am not always the best person at putting something together, my Brother was over visiting, and he was excited to try this amazing machine out too. So I asked him to get it all ready for me. He set it up. Jeez it was super easy, I can't believe I was afraid to do it myself.
Well the kids, my brother, and I all decided we wanted to try out the Orange Soda first. So we did. Well at first I do not think my brother pushed the carbonation button enough because when I tried it, it tasted flat. But that was a very quick fix. We put it back on the SodaStream and added more carbonation. And guess what? It tasted great!
From Their Website:
How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
Using your own home carbonation system means:
- Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
- Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.
As most of you know, or even if you didn't know. I try to live my life the "Green" way. So I love this product. It truly is awesome, and so much fun to make Sodas or "Pop" with the kids. There are so many different flavors to choose from, so everyone can have something the love. The quality is excellent. I have nothing negative to say about the SodaStream. Its a very easy and convenient way to have several flavors of soda around the house, but with a lot less packaging. Yay! I would recommend this machine to anyone who loves drinking beverages other than boring water!
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You can Purchase the SodaStream at many different retailers, or at their Online Store.
Disclaimer: I was provided the SodaStream and other products mentioned above free of charge upon my request to do this review. All opinions are 100% mine. I was not monetary compensated for this review.