July 06, 2011

Product Review: SodaStream (and a GIVEAWAY!)

I am in love with my SodaStream!! For quite a while I've been trying to get away from hauling soda bottles to and from my house, as well as bottles of carbonated water.  Plus, I feel so guilty.  Think of all the bottles that we throw away or that we hope get recycled each day.  I'm trying to find ways to be more "green".

The folks at SodaStream were nice enough to let me review the "Genesis" model of their product.  In fact, two very large boxes showed up on my step, and I was like a little kid on Christmas Day unpacking the goodies that they had shipped me.  Not only did they provide me the "Genesis", but a plethora of different flavored soda/water concentrates as well.  I was thrilled!!



Set up for the SodaStream was a breeze.  Seriously!  Take the machine out of the box, pop in the CO2 canister, fill one of their bottles to the fill line, screw it onto the machine and press the carbonation button on the top of the machine, unscrew and add your desired flavor concentrate.  Did you notice that I didn't list "plug in the machine" as a step?!?!  Can I even tell you how happy I am that it's one kitchen appliance that doesn't require electricity?  Because of that, this little beauty has been used in the kitchen, on the porch, and even outside!



Now, let's talk about flavors.  This is where it gets fun.  :-)  Their version of Root Beer is super yummy, and I love their MyWater Essence flavors (I haven't tried the mint yet...but I will!).  I love that their line of "sparkling naturals" don't contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  But, by far - my favorite is their Pomegranate Peach Green Tea.  Soooo good!  And JC is in love with their Energy Drink.  No more $3 per energy drink for him!

Which brings me to the topic of money.  The money I've saved in bottle deposit, and purchasing soda/bottled carbonated water has been considerable.  So much that I likely could have bought another SodaStreams by now.  Each of the flavor concentrate bottles runs from $4.99 to $9.99 and makes twelve or so liter bottles. The MyWater Essences makes about 20 liter bottles.  Eventually, I'll need to exchange the carbonator as well.  You heard me right - EXCHANGE.  SodaStream will let you exchange the empty CO2 cartridge for a new full one for a small fee - and provides you with local locations where you could exchange the cartridge as well.  Given that it takes time to ship your empty canister back and get a new one (not even considering the cost of shipping), I would highly recommend that you go to a local store and exchange your CO2 canister.

Here's the best part:

The fine folks at SodaStream provided me with the "Genesis" to review - AND gave me the "Fountain Jet" to give away to one of you lovelies!!  How cool is that?!?! Additionally, I will let you choose one flavor (Ginger Ale, Cola, Diet Lemon Lime or Root Beer)to try.



Here's the deal...
You get ONE entry for commenting on this post.
You get ONE entry for following my blog.
You get ONE entry for following me on Twitter.
You get ONE entry for Tweeting about my giveaway.
You get ONE entry for blogging about my giveaway or putting it on your sidebar.
You get FIVE entries for going to SodaStream and commenting about what flavor you'd most like to try or what you think the best/most intriguing thing about SodaStream is.

This giveaway will be open until midnight EST on July 14th.  Please leave seperate comments for each entry, so you get appropriate credit.  :-)



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•Cole @ All The Small Stuff reviews products based on quality, practicality and value.
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117 comments:

  1. I feel the same way when I throw away all the soda cans. Hope I win the giveaway. smheart999atgmail

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  2. Follow via GFC user hadespark
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  3. Follow on twitter @hadespark
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  4. https://twitter.com/#!/hadespark/status/88856153869651968 smheart999atgmail

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  5. Went to sodastream and I would like to try the cherry cola. smheart999atgmail

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  6. Went to sodastream and I would like to try the cherry cola. smheart999atgmail 2 entry

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  7. Went to sodastream and I would like to try the cherry cola. smheart999atgmail 3 entry

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  8. Went to sodastream and I would like to try the cherry cola. smheart999atgmail 4 entry

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  9. Went to sodastream and I would like to try the cherry cola. smheart999atgmail 5 entry

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  10. Super cool giveaway! I've actually been dying to try out something like this! :)

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  11. I'm definitely a follower of your blog!

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  12. I also follow you on Twitter [@jeyreycupcake]

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  13. I went to their website and I would love to try the Diet Lemon Iced Tea flavor!

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  14. That is such a wonderful idea! I hope I win because I would love to make my own drinks.

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  15. This is really cool! I've never heard of it before!

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  16. Oooh, I have always wanted a soda stream since being little (my parents would never relent, no matter how much we nagged!)

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  17. And, of course, I follow your blog!

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  18. I also explored the Sodastream website. Now I have even more of a desire for one. I really like the idea that you can determine how much to carbonate the drink... and who wouldn't want to be able to have ginger ale on tap at home?

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  19. I am a follower of your blog! :)

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  20. Yeah! I have spotted these in stores - so glad you are loving it!

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  21. I went to soda stream - cherry cola is the answer and I'm most interested in a soda with more natural sugars. (x5)

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  22. Aaaaaahhhhhhhh!! I want one!! I am so in! The Fiance won''t let me buy one! boo =(

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  23. I follow on twitter too! @MissNicoley

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  24. I tweeted! =D

    http://twitter.com/#!/MissNicoley/status/89158623317606400

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  25. Looked on the site! & I want it EVEN more! I loathe ALL the cans we have laying around!

    Extra Entry #1 for going to the site

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  26. Cola Free for me please! =D

    Extra Entry #2 for going to the site

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  27. Extra Entry #3 for going to the site

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  28. Extra Entry #4 for going to the site

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  29. Extra Entry #5 for going to the site!

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  30. I've always wanted a soda stream machine! healthy soda!

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  31. I follow your blog as matt matt

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  32. i follow you on twitter @macho99

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  33. tweeted! :D http://twitter.com/macho99/status/89235926492000256

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  34. I'd love to try the ginger ale. I like it reaaaaal spicy!

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  35. How fun! What a super awesome giveaway!!! Thanks for hosting!

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  36. I am a very happy follower! :)

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  37. I visited their site and LOVE the ENERGY mix and the TONIC mix! I would definitely use those! :)

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  38. Cool! Entry for posting a comment!

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  39. I wanna win! Email in my profile

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  40. I wanna try Cherry Cola. Entry 1

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  41. I wanna try Cherry Cola. Entry 2

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  42. I wanna try Cherry Cola. Entry 3

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  43. I wanna try Cherry Cola. Entry 4

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  44. I wanna try Cherry Cola. Entry 5

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  45. OK. Here we go. Entry one I am commenting on your post. Mmmmm...I want this :P

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  46. Entry #2: I "follow" your Blog

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  47. Entry #3: I follow you on Twitter.

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  48. Entry #4: I am going to Tweet about your bloog/soda stream when I am done here :)

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  49. Entry #5: I plan on Blogging today and your post will be included.

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  50. Entries #6-10: I went to the site and I REALLY want to try the Diet Cranberry Raspberry!!

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  51. What a fun giveaway! Hope to win!! =)

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  52. Diet Cola, Diet Rootbeer, Diet Pink Grapefruit and Diet Pete would all be favorites.

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  53. I have wanted one of these for AGES!

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  54. And I'm following you here on your blog.

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  55. And I'm following you on Twitter now, too. Which is weird because I thought I already was...

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  56. And I went over to SodaStream and am REALLY intrigued by this Red Currant and Pear naturals flavor. Sounds yummmy!

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  57. I've been looking at this for a long time. Would love to win it!

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  58. I follow on twitter. @SimplySweetHome

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  59. I would want to try the Cola for myself and Diet Cola for my husband. Entry #1

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  60. I would want to try the Cola for myself and Diet Cola for my husband. Entry #2

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  61. I would want to try the Cola for myself and Diet Cola for my husband. Entry #3

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  62. I would want to try the Cola for myself and Diet Cola for my husband. Entry #4

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  63. I would want to try the Cola for myself and Diet Cola for my husband. Entry #5

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  64. My oldest child loves anything carbonated! I'd love to have one of these to make healthier versions with the 'sparkling naturals'.

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  65. following on Twitter (@kimslittlelife)

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  66. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/kimslittlelife/status/90772101518213120

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  67. Visited SodaStream and again, I love the sparkling naturals. I also would love to make my own Diet drinks whenever I wanted! (orange and ginger ale are at the top of the list!) #1

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  68. Visited SodaStream and again, I love the sparkling naturals. I also would love to make my own Diet drinks whenever I wanted! (orange and ginger ale are at the top of the list!) #2

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  69. Visited SodaStream and again, I love the sparkling naturals. I also would love to make my own Diet drinks whenever I wanted! (orange and ginger ale are at the top of the list!) #3

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  70. Visited SodaStream and again, I love the sparkling naturals. I also would love to make my own Diet drinks whenever I wanted! (orange and ginger ale are at the top of the list!) #4

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  71. Visited SodaStream and again, I love the sparkling naturals. I also would love to make my own Diet drinks whenever I wanted! (orange and ginger ale are at the top of the list!) #5

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  72. I am a huge fan of sparkling water so I would love to have one of these!

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  73. Follow you on twitter @amommyinthecity

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  74. Super exciting! I would love this! (duh!)

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  75. I went to SodaStream and I just the the money-saving quality of this is great! I'd love to get my husband hooked on Diet Cola instead of Coke Zero!

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  76. I Tweeted about your giveaway!

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  77. This would be great for my husband!

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  78. I follow your blog via GFC

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  79. I follow your blog on Twitter
    (@THRansom)

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  80. I visited SodaStream and I would love to try their Root Beer flavor

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  81. I visited SodaStream and I would love to try their Root Beer flavor

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  82. I visited SodaStream and I would love to try their Root Beer flavor

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  83. I visited SodaStream and I would love to try their Root Beer flavor

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  84. I visited SodaStream and I would love to try their Root Beer flavor

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  85. Here's my entry for commenting on this post. I'm so glad I happened to stumble upon your site!! Awesome giveaway, thanks! : ) I've been hoping for one of these, I have 3 kids and pop is too darn expensive!

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  86. I am now a follower of your blog!
    tanyab@paulbunyan.net

    www.cleanskin.lbri.com :D

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  87. I am now a Twitter follower! : )

    tanyab@paulbunyan.net

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  88. I sent out a tweet on my Winning Sanity Twitter page about your giveaway! : )

    tanyab@paulbunyan.net

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  89. I went to Sodastream and I want to try all the basic flavors, boring I know : ) I also went to SodaStream on Facebook and told them there and why I love their products even though I haven't tried them yet!

    Thanks again for the great giveaway!

    tanyab@paulbunyan.net

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  90. 2nd entry for the 5 entries.

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  91. 3rd entry out of the 5!

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  92. 4th entry out of 5 : )

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  93. 5th entry. Thanks again, I love your blog!

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