My husband LOVES his Hanukkah gift this year (yeay!). We first discovered the SodaStream from his sister, little did he know when we visited recently (and he got to play with it) that one was already on its way. (Am I an awesome wife or what?) It arrived just in time for Hanukkah, and while my daughter was enjoying her new battery-operated Jeep my husband enjoyed a home-bubbled beverage.
The SodaStream is a cool kitchen gadget that allows you to carbonate your favorite beverage. Love seltzer water, have it on demand. How about cola or root beer, snap. Flavored bubbly water, at home anytime. For a husband who loves all things bubbly, it is like a dream come true. (And for the wife who never knows what to get him, perfect.)
Check it out in action:
And how does it taste? Yummy!
There are more than 30 flavors available, which can be purchased from Amazon or from SodaSteam directly.
So far we’ve tried the Cranberry/Raspberry and the Root Beer, both were good. The Root Beer was no A&W, but it was still good. More importantly, it was fun. (BTW – we have decided that we like double the amount of flavor suggested, which is 2 small cap fulls.) They also have diet flavors and natural flavors available too.
In addition to the novelty of making soda at home, SodaStream is environmentally friendly too. When your carbonation canisters run out of CO2, you can turn in the old one for a refill that is both easy on the environment and your wallet (refills are cheaper than buying a new container). Plus since the canister is reusable, it eliminates waste (and storage).
The SodaStream is such a hit, my father-in-law bought one for my mother-in-law for Hanukkah too. Yes, we are now a home soda making family. There are several SodaStream models, we have the Fountain Jet.
My next test, I am thinking about carbonating apple juice for my daughter for New Year’s Eve.
Disclosure – This is a sponsored giveaway, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I received this question from a reader, and she had some great questions, so I thought I would share the Q&A.
Hi. I saw the video of the soda stream you posted. It looks really neat! I have a few questions… do you recommend one machine over the other or do they all pretty much do the same thing? What do you need to make the drink carbonated (does it plug in or use batteries)? Do you know of any deals better than Bed Bath and Beyond (since you can use a 20% off coupon).
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This is the only machine that I have tried, so I can’t say if any of the others are better/different. I only know ours is great! The penguin one is fun looking, but it comes with glass bottles. For our family, plastic made more sense. (I just know I would break the silly thing.) Other than that, you can see product comparisons on SodaStream.com (look under the online store). But we are really happy with the basic, and that is what my in laws all got too.
No power needed! Basically, you push the button and the carbonation is released from the container. That’s it. Super easy. So to make seltzer water, all you need is water and the carbonation container. From there, you just add flavors. (The machines come with your first container.)
I don’t know of any better deals than the BBB with the coupon right now. (Love that 20% off!) But online they only seem to have the more expensive versions. They may have the one I have in store, but even at that the Genesis is cheaper via BBB than the Fountain Jet on Amazon (when you use the coupon). I have seen them at Kohl’s before, but it was before I really knew what it was so I didn’t note the price there. (Kohl’s has syrups online, but no machines online right now.) I have been told BBB is the best place to refill your carbonation canister.
I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions. And by all means, let me know if you buy one! I love telling my contacts that I know when someone purchases something because of my blog!