Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review: SodaStream Fountain Jet and Soda Mix Concentrates!

SodaStream sent me a Fountain Jet Starter Kit and a wonderful selection of Soda Mix flavors and MyWater to try out recently! We were so excited to finally be trying this product out for ourselves. We'd purchased SodaStream machines as gifts in the past but had never made the purchase for ourselves.

Wonderful selection of SodaStream Soda Mix Flavors and our Fountain Jet
The Fountain Jet Starter set package (Starting at $99.95) includes everything you need to make fresh sparkling water in your own home.
• Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker
• 1 60 liter Carbonator
• 2 Carbonating Bottles

SodaMix flavors are available in economy sized bottles. Each bottle of concentrated SodaMix contains enough syrup to make about 12 liters or 33 cans of fresh, delicious soda. No high-fructose corn syrup in regular flavors. No aspartame in diet flavors. Over 30 soda varieties starting at just $4.99 per concentrate and many varieties of MyWaterEssence. MyWater is an unsweetened, all-natural flavor essence for making lightly flavored seltzer or sparkling water. Each 40ml (1.35 fl oz) bottle will make around 20 liters of flavored sparkling water and comes in a set containing three bottles starting at $9.99.

We quickly put our Fountain Jet together when it arrived which is really following three easy steps of hand-tightening the carbonator bottle, filling the carbonating bottle with water and screwing it into the machine (key step here)!  Yes, it's that easy!  There is no power required to make your own soda at home either!

Once you have your carbonating bottle tightened, you press and hold the top button until it makes a buzz sound.  We like our soda a little fizzier, so we opted for four buzzes over the recommended three.  Once you have fizzed your water, you add your concentrate - one full cap!  One caution, when it says add slowly, it really means add slowly!  During our first attempt at lemonade, I think more went on use, the cabinets, and the floors than stayed in the bottle!  We had mastered the art of adding the concentrate by the time we made the Coke!

Note the missing lemonade...nope, we hadn't tried it yet - that's how much we lost by
not following directions to pour slowly!
We were pleasantly surprised at the flavors of both the lemonade and the cola and the true fresh taste!  We like the fact that they lack high frustose corn syrup and the lower calories don't hurt either!  In comparison to an 8oz glass of Pepsi or Coca-Cola containing 100 calories, SodaStream only has 34 calories.  You can read more about Taste & Nutrition on their website!  All SodaStream regular sodamixes uses a mixture of Splenda® and sugar. Diet flavors are sugar-free, sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener.

One other feature we liked is that you are turning tap water into soda so you have more control over the water that is in what you drink.  We opted for filtered water in our soda but you can use plain tap water too!  By using tap water, you are helping to conserve the environment in more ways than one.  Read more about how SodaStream helps support the environment through its carbonator replacement services too on their website!

Overall, we really like our SodaStream Fountain Jet!  It has been nice being able to make fresh soda as we are sitting down for dinner and not have to worry about high fructose corn syrup in our drinks because we like the taste of sugar better!  It's quick and easy to use, we only wish we had room for more bottles in the fridge so we could try more flavors at once!  SodaStream is now carried at many major retailers or you can order your direct!

Disclosure: I received a the products mentioned above from SodaStream in exchange for my honest opinion. No additional compensation was received.



Brandy Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 11:45:00 PM CDT  

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