Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you’ll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.
With a SodaStream home soda maker and over 30 delicious regular, diet and caffeine-free sodamix flavors to choose from, you’ll enjoy freshly made, great tasting soda that fits your health and diet. Regular flavors contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener, not aspartame.
Plastics contribute to more than 60 percent of all marine debris. They pose a serious problem to our marine environment as their synthetic material makeup resists natural degradation processes.
They do not biodegrade.
Plastics break down in a photodegrading process —they splinter into smaller and smaller pieces, eventually forming “plastic dust.” During this process, they release toxins that harm the ocean and wildlife and people that depend on it. – San Diego Coast Keeper
Bottled water is not safer than Tap Water, most bottles of water you can easily read on the side that it is taken from municiple water, it’s just advertised to make you think it isn’t. So we play untold millions of dollars for water that would just as easily come out of our sink. Not only that but bottled water isn’t regulated like tap water and many studies have shown that the amount of chemicals in bottled water is over legal limits, some of which is extremely hazardous.
The bottled water industry has created a misconception in the United States that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier than tap water. In fact, both regulation and enforcement of bottled water safety is weaker than of tap water safety. Federal, state, and local environmental agencies require rigorous testing of tap water safety.
Americans spent $10 billion on bottled water in 2005 and paid up to 1,000 times the cost of production, a major windfall of profit for the companies. Bottled water can costs $7.50 to $11.00 per gallon in the supermarket but tap water costs most customers only one-tenth of one cent per gallon.
The United States is the world’s largest consumer of bottled water, purchasing 37 billion bottles in 2005. Our daily bottled water habit is bad for people and bad for the environment. Bottled water wastes fossil fuels and water in production and transport, and when the water is drunk the bottles become a major source of waste.
It takes an extremely large amount of fuel to make a plastic bottle, move it by train/air/truck, cool it in stores and refrigerators, to recover them after they’ve been discarded. The equivalent is to fill one plastic bottle with a quart of oil. In estimate over 178 million liters of oil are used a year to create plastic bottles; 216 billion liters of bottled water (via 2008 study)… well… that’s a lot of our oil and fossil fuels for water that comes right out of our own sinks.
The Sodastream is an “active green” product. The bottles are reusable and 1 of those reusable bottles save over 2000 plastic bottles and cans. The more it is used the more it saves by lessening the purchase of plastic bottles that wind up in our environment, saves much needed fossil fuels from being used to make those bottles and saves you money from having to purchase them.
I was extremely surprised by the taste of the soda, which tastes just like any other brand soda. My favorite being the Cranberry / Raspberry and my sons, the Cola. For my husband, who doesn’t drink soda, the flavored sparkling waters and the Energy drinks are crisp and delightful. The neat thing about the sparkling waters is that the flavor that is added has 0 everything. It is just an essence, the scent of it is like a memory to your taste buds, so really you are just drinking fresh sparkling water but it tastes like raspberries, lemons and grapefruits. It’s wonderful, almost poetic.
Let’s take an example of how much money this saves. 1 Cola Sodamix is $4.99, it makes 12 liters OR 33 cans of soda. 33 cans of soda of any generic brand costs .99 cents; estimating $33 dollars. So 1 Coda Soda mix is saving you $28 dollars.
You don’t drink soda? Just water / flavored water? Well, a 3pk of Raspberry MyWater Flavor Essence is $9.99, it makes 20 liters of water; so 3 would make 60 liters. That’s 165 cans or (if you can find a bottle of water for .99cents) $159 more than one 3pk.
You get my point, it’s the same for the Energy mixes, the flavored essences, etc. Over time you would have saved an enormous amount of money by buying 1 Home Soda Maker. And the thousands (or millions) of plastic bottles you are saving from the environment in 1 year is unimaginable.
I can think of no better gift to give yourself, your family, your friends or your loved ones than a Sodastream. My son exclaims everytime he gets to use it. It’s a lot of fun for him to make his own soda. It actually arrived the day before his birthday party so he got to show it off to all his friends and they all made their own favorite sodas, he felt special, like a kid who has the coolest toy in school. The kids loved it, it was a great hit for the party and it’s also a great conversation starter about the environment and what our impact is, with your children. Check out Sodastream’s website, which has more videos and information about how it works, what impact it has and how it’s going to save you a lot of money in the coming years.
You can purchase a Home Soda Maker starting at $79.99.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. All opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.