Monday, June 18, 2012

Sodastream Review


My family and I recently had the chance to review the Sodastream Genesis in Black.

This is the box we received.  Wow was it big.

This is what was inside. There is a little boy hiding behind the big box : o )

And inside those boxes was all of this. Wow!!  That's a lot!! (Yes, that little boy is hiding in the background again.)
Included for review were:

1 Genesis Soda starter kit which included:
 *Sodastream machine
*1  carbonating canister
*2 1 liter carbonating bottles with black lids
*1 12 pack flavor starter kit.(Energy, Dr. Pete, Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, Diet Cranberry-Raspberry, Diet Cola, Diet Dr. Pete, Diet Pink Grapefruit, Diet Lemon-Lime, Lemon-Lime, Fountain Mist, and Orange.)

8 Regular size bottles of soda flavoring :
*5 16.9 fl oz bottles which make 50 servings (12 liters) in Cranberry-Raspberry, Root Beer, Cola Free, Diet Lemon-Lime, and Diet Pink Grapefruit.
*3 Sparkling Natural/Naturally Sweetened flavors 25.4 fl oz bottle which make 25 servings (6 liters) in Orange & Pineapple,  Cola, and Ginger Ale.

1 MyWater Flavor Essence Variety  pack in Orange, Lemon-Lime and Cranberry to make sparkling water.

I could not believe the amount of product that they sent for us to review. The kids called Grammy and we had a tasting party at our house. 

All you have to do to make your soda is:
Take the top off of the Sodastream machine, insert the carbonating canister, put the lid back on.  Then add water to the 1 liter bottles up to the line. Twist the bottle onto the Sodastream machine and press the button onto until you hear a buzzing noise, then press two more time for regular fizz.  If you need more fizz you can add more but I think three buzzes were enough for us. Unscrew the bottle from the machine.  Be prepared it will make a sound like a newly opened bottle of soda. Then you add the flavor of you choice by tipping the bottle of water at an angle and pouring in the flavor.  Put the lid on and tip the bottle back and for slowly to mix it  up. Give it a minute then open, pour and enjoy!!  To clean the carbonating bottles, just hand wash them in cool water and rinse. No mess, no cans and bottle to throw away or recycle, and you have soda when ever you want or need it.

The kids and Grammy loved the Root Beer and Dr. Pete.  I enjoyed the fruity flavors.  The Ginger Ale was our least favorite because it was a little too strong in flavor. We are going to try and use less mix next time. They have also come out with some new flavors that include teas, Country Time Lemonade and Crystal Light flavors.  We have also used it with flavoring we already had around the house like Kool-aid singles and other singles packets.  Just add enough flavoring  to the bottle to flavor the amount of water you have.  We use two packets most of the time.  I have used most of the Flavor Essence bottles for water as I am a big water drinker.  

The kids have had a blast using it and drinking all of the yummy sodas they have made.  Our next idea is to make snow cones and use the flavor syrups for that.  I'll let you know how that goes.  The ideas for the machine and flavors are endless.  I recommend this for any family out there that wants to save money and time and make their own soda at home.

Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I can not be held responsible for sponsor not shipping products.

1 comment:

  1. How neat! I always wondered how those things worked. Thank you for sharing.


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