Sodastream: Review & Giveaway!

And the winner is….

Tabathia said… I would love to try orange mango

Congrats Michelle!!

In honor of reaching 500 Twitter followers, the Foodies have a special giveaway for our biggest fans. Keep reading to learn how to enter!

A-Tooch and Miss Yunks were the very fortunate recipients of two shiny new Sodastream machines and starter kits. The beauty of these machines (one of the latest trends in household products) is that they turn your average tap water into a carbonated beverage of your choosing!

Seltzer is tasty in itself, but we also sampled about 10 different types of flavored syrups offered by Sodastream. My favorite was the Orange Mango – delicious (also a good vodka mixer…) Miss Yunks liked Pink Grapefruit and Lemon-Lime.

SodaStream is easy to use and requires minimal assembly. We each received a CO2 bottle that snaps right into the SodaStream system. Admittedly, receiving a tank of gas is a little intimidating, but we were told it’s not dangerous…

We also received 2 bottles that screw into the front of the machine. Fill the bottle with cold water, screw into place, and tap the top button 3 times to turn your ordinary tap water into carbonated water. Miss Yunks tried the Diet Lemon-Lime first. The instructions say to first carbonate the water, then add the flavored syrup. I added a little of the lemon-lime mix and a splash of the Lemon-Lime My Flavor Essence. We each received the variety 3 pack featured online.

Just a drop of the Flavor Essence adds the same amount of flavor as a cap full of soda mix. The mixture really tastes like Sprite!
Miss Yunks also tried the Diet Pink Grapefruit and loved it.

She was tempted to try the Energy flavor – which SodaStream compares to Red Bull – but decided to save it for another time. A-Tooch opted for the Root Beer in round two – tastes just like the “real thing!”

Having our own SodaStreams means we no longer need to buy soda at a store and no longer need to throw out or recycle empty cans and bottles. Each bottle of soda mix makes the equivalent of 33 cans of soda. How efficient! New Yorkers without a car: tired of lugging heavy liquids all around Manhattan for that Friday night party? Voila – Sodastream!

After you’ve finished your CO2, SodaStream outlines different ways to get more on their website. They will send you more gas or you can bring your can to a local store and have it refilled.

SodaStream homemade soda tastes delicious, is good for the environment, and fun to make at home! Regular flavors have 35 calories per serving (pretty awesome, considering how calorie-packed store-bought colas/non-colas can be) and diet flavors have 0 calories. All flavors are made with Splenda.

You can take our word for it – but you don’t have to. SodaStream is offering a special deal for all of our readers! Through June 30, enter the promo code FOODIES to received $10 off your order of $50 or more.

And that’s not all – 1 lucky reader will win his or her own SodaStream starter kit.

Here’s how to enter:

For 1 entry:
Leave a comment below telling us your favorite SodaStream flavor

Do each of the following for additional entries and leave a separate comment for each:
1. Follow us on Twitter @foodiesatwork and follow @SodaStreamUSA
2. Tweet a creative tweet about this giveaway – be sure to mention @foodiesatwork and @SodaStreamUSA
3. Write about this giveaway on your blog and link back to this post

That’s 4 total possible entries

One winner will be chosen at random on Monday June 7 at 3 pm! Good Luck!

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  1. kat
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 3:57 PM | Permalink

    I'm not a big soda fan but I really want one of these to make flavored & carbonated waters! I bet the berry flavored water would be great

  2. Tabathia
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 5:29 PM | Permalink

    I would love to try orange mango
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  3. Tabathia
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

    follow both on twitter (chelleb36)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  4. Tabathia
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM | Permalink

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  5. Elle
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 7:09 PM | Permalink

    Would love to try the Pink Grapefruit!
    ellenekitchen at gmail dot com

  6. Elle
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 7:11 PM | Permalink

    Followed you both on twitter…

  7. Elle
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM | Permalink

    And here's my tweet for the giveaway:

  8. Mommy D
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 7:18 PM | Permalink

    LOVE me some Root Beer for Root Beer Floats!

  9. Allyn
    Posted June 3, 2010 at 10:33 PM | Permalink

    Root beer would be heavenly, as would the Lemon-Lime. One of my favorite summer drinks is Amaretto and Sprite, and my husband loves Maker's and Sprite. It would be great to indulge our cravings without running to the store to get Sprite. Two liter sodas go flat so quickly!

  10. Butterfly1979
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

    I want to try the Orange Mango, Cranberry Raspberry and Cola flavors the most!

  11. Butterfly1979
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM | Permalink

    Follow you on Twitter @foodiesatwork and I already follow @SodaStreamUSA! @butterfly1979_

  12. Butterfly1979
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM | Permalink


  13. Daniel
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 8:27 PM | Permalink

    Root Beer.

  14. Kristen
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 12:54 AM | Permalink

    Orange mango. Or just plain carbonated water sounds good.

  15. wavelets
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 1:02 AM | Permalink

    Do they have a tutti fruity favor?

  16. michael
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM | Permalink

    Hmmmm… I'd like to try the energy drink. I wonder how much caffeine per serving?

    Posted June 7, 2010 at 6:16 PM | Permalink

    I'd love to try the root beer! :)

  18. Andrea
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 8:46 PM | Permalink

    My question is, could you carbonate coffee? Like iced coffee?

  19. Miss Yunks
    Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:29 AM | Permalink

    I don’t see why not, Andrea! It’s probably best to carbonate plain water, but if you want fizzy coffee I say go for it!

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