Friday, September 28, 2012

Fountain Jet Soda Stream Review & Giveaway!

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Soda. pop. cola. It goes by a few popular names. The bubbly sweetness that is most people's crack in today's society actually has a lengthy history from start to finish. It emerged when the bubbles in mineral water springs were discovered to be the affect of carbon dioxide. In 1767, the first glass of carbonated water was created. It went through a series of changes and improvements and finally found itself bottled in 1892, when they figured out how to make a cap to contain the gases without soda bursting out everywhere. You'd think we would have learned by now, not to open a bottle of coke fast, but of course 99% of us don't think to open it slowly, before we realize it's made it's way up our nose or on our clothes. Though, we are attacked by the fizzy bubble bath, we quickly get over it and guzzle down our bubbly crack.


I, like most people, have been addicted to the beverage, so I was thrilled when I found out I could try the Sodastream for review. Not only because I can make soda, but I can ween myself off of it, by making sparkling water. Buying club soda and flavoring actually gets pretty expensive. Having your own carbon dioxide maker easily cuts the costs by half. This contraption has saved me a lot of money, and honestly, I could be happy with just fizzy water and lemon. It's the dancing bubbles on my tongue that I crave more than the sugar.


It was very easy to set up this wonderful contraption. The pamphlet gives you precise and easy to understand directions with pictures. It's just a matter of snapping everything into place and making sure that everything is secure, before proceeding with the machine.

Using it daily is super simple. Just push the lever to bring up the outlet for the bottle and screw the bottle into it. Then slowly press the button on top 3 times. Once you hear it buzz, just press it about 6 more times to get a significant amount of gas dispensed into the bottle. Tada! (As you use the Soda stream, it will require more pushes the more the gas gets low.)

Once the bottle is ready, unscrew it and pick a flavor to slowly pour into the bottle. Make sure you measure it accurately and I CANNOT stress pouring it slowly enough. I went at it a little fast and too much at a time the first few times and that ended up in a soda eruption all over my kitchen counter. Just pour it in slowly and little by little and you should be fine.


Then simply give the bottle a gentle shake to distribute the flavor evenly. Make sure not to put more flavoring than directed. It will taste off!

Enjoy the sweet instant bubbly bliss that is your soda!

The Soda stream came with a plethora of different flavors in full sized and smaller sample sizes. It also came with bottles of water flavoring. All pictured above.

The soda flavors I received to test are:
Root beer
Cranberry Raspberry
Diet Pink grapefruit
Diet Lemon lime
Black Currant pear
Energy drink
Orange
Cola
Cola free
Ginger ale
The water flavors are: orange, lemon lime and raspberry

My favorites of the bunch were the root beer, energy drink, orange, diet cola, regular cola, ginger ale, and Diet pink grape fruit. That one was interestingly yummy. All the water flavorings I really enjoyed as well.  

They all taste very similar to the real thing and some are without a lot of the harmful ingredients of most on the market. For example, the Cola Free does not contain any high fructose corn syrup. Some are flavored with Splenda as well.

In short, the Snozberries taste like Snozberries!

This machine will be a constant staple of mine. Even though I seldom drink soda, I love it for sparkling water!

Some important facts to keep in mind when deciding to buy:

  • Durable Soda bottle that will last you 3 years if handled correctly. DO NOT WASH IN THE DISHWASHER.
  • The bottle is free of what is said to be the harmful chemical, BPA 
  • MSRP is $79.95 and well worth it 
  • The refill bottle is $19.99 for a 2 pack and they also have 1 stainless steel that is $14.99
  • The carbonator refill for this size is 2 for $29.99 
  • The flavors range from classic to very unique and there are plenty to choose from 
  • Many flavors are free of preservatives and unwanted sugars.
  • 1 canister  for this particular Fountain Jet machine provides 60 liters of soda! 
  • The website carries all the accessory replacements, if you happen to lose anything. 
  • Soda stream is earth friendly and very easy to replace the canisters! All you have to do is order your new canisters and a prepaid UPS box will be sent to you to return your empties! How awesome is that? 
I received a "Fountain Jet" style Soda Stream for review, but there are MANY other styles and sizes to choose from. Pick what best suits you! 

I'm by no means a heavy drinker so these prices and this size are more than perfect for me.

You can check out all Soda Stream has to offer at http://www.sodastreamusa.com Like them on Facebook to keep up with their promotions! 

I was provided with this item in exchange for my honest opinion.

Today, I am SO excited to announce that one person will be lucky enough to have their own Soda Stream!! 


The giveaway will include:

Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit  ($99.95) http://www.sodastreamusa.com/Fountain-Jet-Soda-Starter-Kit-P184.aspxIt includes:

-          Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
-          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
-          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
-          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
-          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

This giveaway is open to the U.S. ONLY 

Good luck!!


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50 comments:

  1. Awesome review. I love the soda stream. I have the Genesis model. yours looks so much prettier than mine.

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  2. GREAT REVIEW!! TY!! I love that its earth friendly...and so many flavors!!!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE my soda stream! Great review, thank you!

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  4. Great review!!! I love my Soda Stream!! Such a great concept!

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  5. Everyone in my house loves a different flavor, this would be perfect!

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  6. great review...you managed to make me want this even more...lol! thanks!!!

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    1. oh and I want it because of the earth friendly benifits and the health benifits to the family(no corn syrup, portion control)

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  7. I'd love to have a soda stream so we can make fizzy waters here at home, and I can make soda for my guests since I never remember to buy it because we don't drink it. :)

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  8. We swore off soda a long time ago, but we'd happily go back if there was a better option. I'd to try this!

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  9. My husband would love this!

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  10. I CRAVE fizzy drinks, but have given them up for the most part. If I had Soda Stream, I could do their Naturals and not have to give up my fizzy fix!

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  11. I would gift it! It would make a great xmas gift!!!

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  12. This would make a great Christmas present for my dad.

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  13. I have been wanting one of these FOREVER!!! It's on my Christmas list this year! lol

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  14. Because it cuts down the sugar and you safe money. I have been trying so hard to win one I am a stay home mother because I am ill so we have no extra money this would help us still be able to enjoy soda and save money thanks for this giveaway

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  15. would love this for my kids, as a healthier alternative to most pop; and as a fun treat for me!

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  16. Would make an awesome Christmas gift for one of our son's!

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  17. I have been wanting one for a while now. It would be so great to win this.

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  18. My mom wants one so bad but I cant afford to buy her one. This would be a perfect Christmas gift

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  19. I have to buy alot of soda because we all like different kinds. This would help me not have to buy so much. Plus we have a 10 cent per can or bottle deposit on top of the price of the soda and then the hassle of taking the cans back.

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  20. I have to buy alot of soda because we all like different kinds. This would help me not have to buy so much. Plus we have a 10 cent per can or bottle deposit on top of the price of the soda and then the hassle of taking the cans back.

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  21. to get my soda fix without breaking my budget!

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  22. These look like a great way to save money on soda - i would love to try!

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  23. so we can make healthier sodas

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  24. I love soda, but I hate hauling it home from the store.

    Peppin

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  25. FRIENDLY REMINDER- You must do all of the tasks to have any chance. :)

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  26. I would love it for my hubby to make him happy

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  27. i need to find something healthier then cokes

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  28. I would love to win this to experiment with flavors for my daughter and to have her drink healthier sodas. She's 21 and drinks too much soda. And I think it would be fun to have!

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  29. Being that I am on a very limited budget, this would help with the expense of having drinks on hand. Since I can't lift much, it would help w not having to carry big 'ol soda bottles in those hand-cutting plastic bags from store to home. I really do not like to drink plain water, so it would give me an opportunity to try different things to drink; also, when I drink citrus-type drinks (which are cheap), i tend to get heartburn...this way, I can still have water, but with flavors to experiment with...TY for the giveaway...

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  30. I want this soda stream because I don't want to give up soda. I'm trying to lose weight and be healthier but I love soda! So the fact that a lot of the flavors are free of preservatives and unwanted sugars is very helpful. Plus this is just a really cool invention, I love it and have been wanting one ever since I heard of it but I could never afford this at this point in my life.

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  31. My son and I love sodas and hope to try this out soon.

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  32. I would like this since making soda at home would savy money, and it would taste better.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  33. I'd love to try all the great flavors.

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  34. love to try new products!
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  35. I want to win it to give it to my Dad, he drinks way too many Sodas and atleast with the soda stream he can use it to make his own carbonated flavored water in substitute.

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  36. Love this machine! I've wanted one forever!!!

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  37. Wow, this would really cut the cost on buying sodas! My dad is a heavy diet coke drinker and is always buying sodas...and think of all the room in the recycling container I would have left!
    BTW, great review and thanks for sharing!

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  38. I love this machine! very easy to use and taste very similar#yumm

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  39. I LOVE IT AND THATS WHY I WANT IT ... THANKS

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  40. Sound like something that would be fun for me and the kiddos to do together. And great cause we love soda in this house (but we have cut back!)

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  41. It would make a great gift for my 3 grandsons!

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  42. I am a carbonation junkie! I have wanted one of these since I first heard about them. I have been trying to win one for months and months. I would love to try the soda flavors and make flavored seltzers and whatnot.

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  43. I want it because I won one from another blog about six months ago but never received it and when I contacted the blog owner, she said she wasn't responsible for prizes that weren't shipped, so I am still sore about the whole situation.

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  44. This would be awesome to try out!

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  45. My girls would love me even more:). I have been dying to try this out.

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  46. i have been trying so hard to win one of these ,i cant afford to buy one .it sounds like such a great product and easy to

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