Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sodastream Review and Giveaway! LIVE Until 4/7 12:01 AM EST


Go green, save money, less sugar, less carbs and it's easy to make! The Sodastream you'll love it.



The Sodastream system is the new way to make soda inexpensively, is better for the environment, you can make your soda in 30 seconds or less and you have a variety of flavors at your fingertips!


 Turn your tap water in to soda and reduce your CO2 footprint wow! SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. Now who wouldn't want a chance to win one of these? Read on and find out how to enter to win one of your very own!

Powered by Mom's Review

When I brought the sodastream package into my house I'm not sure who was more excited as we were all eager to try it out. We all love soda, however I had over the last several months curbed our consumption for a few reasons. 1) to cut down on high fructose corn syrup items 2) cut down on the amount of cans and bottles we were buying 3) cutting out more sugar in my own diet. This was no easy task let me tell you because I love my fizzy drinks. I tried having club soda with lemon or lime but that wasn't satisfying my tastes. I found a fruit green tea fizzy drink that I liked but it was like $2/can or on sale $1/can nope that wasn't happening I couldn't justify that expense.

Imagine my delight when I opened the sodastream box to find all of these wonderful flavors that they sent us which included a peach and pomegranate green tea flavor. Oh yes! There were some fantastic flavors to choose from we had a hard time which one to start with but we still had to assemble the sodastream. Oh wait minute there was no assembling needed! The unit arrived ready to go for us we just had to wash out the bottles, choose our flavor and give it a whirl.
Demonstration on how the sodastream works.




It was so easy we couldn't believe it! The only glitches we had were when my husband tried to do the carbonating I was out of the room. He said the instructions stated that there will be a buzzing sound when you push down on the button to carbonate the water. He thought the "sound" of the bubbles when he pushed down on the button was the "buzz". Nope it wasn't I went and pushed down and held it a bit longer & then came the loud buzz. Once you hear it there's no mistaking it. If we had watched the video above first we would have known this but really not a big deal we figured it out and it wasn't all that hard.


My daughter was so excited about trying the sodastream she couldn't decide on what flavor to try first. We did the sparkling ginger ale it was awesome. I couldn't tell the difference between the sodastream brand and regular ginger ale and believe me if anyone can taste a difference it's me and my sensitive palate. I also loved the peach pomegranate green tea & orange mango these 2 are my favorites!

Even better the sodastream flavors have less sugar when compared to their brand counteparts check out the table below to see the comparisons you'll be amazed.


Classic Flavors
Calories

Carbs

Sugar

Sodium

Caffeine
Pepsi ®
100

27g

27g

25mg

25mg
Coca-Cola ®
100

27g

27g

35mg

23mg
SodaStream Cola
34

9g

9g

2mg

15mg


Regular flavors of SodaStream sodamix use a blend of sugar and Splenda®* brand sweetener and contain no high-fructose corn syrup. SodaStream diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener and contain no aspartame or saccharine. Comparisons are based 8 fl. oz. serving size (0.34 fl. oz. of SodaStream sodamix per 8 fl. oz. of water).

The Sparkling Ginger-ale which is sweetened with cane sugar. I love this because when I do use sugar I use cane sugar, it's not processed and you don't need as much to sweeten things. Sodastream has several sparkling flavors and for those who want fizzy water they have flavorings for your water too. Now was there anything I didn't like I would have to say the Cola Free which is essentially Coke Zero. I"m not a fan of any diet pops so that's not a surprise at all. If you like diet pop then you need not worry the sodastream version tastes exactly the same.


Here's a picture of everything we received with our Fountain Jet Sodastream:


My one recommendation is to have more than one bottle. We loved the sodastream so much we kept drinking and trying out different flavors so we'd go through 1 bottle very quickly. With so many choices of flavors with low sugar and carbs it was okay that we drank a few more than usual and now I don't have to ban soda from our house any more. We can drink the sodastream sodas and not have to worry about high fructose corn syrup and high levels of sugar.

Overall the sodastream gets a top notch rating from Powered by Mom. My entire family & my daughter's friends who've come over love it. They beg us to make them a flavor of their choice.

Now for the fun stuff enter for a chance to win a sodastream of your own! A big THANK YOU to Sodastream for providing this awesome package for us to give away to you!

Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95) . It 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

Giveaway is open to US only and will close on April 7 @ 12:01am EST. Please enter on the rafflecopter below and remember all winning entries will be verified so please only use entries you will follow through on. A special thanks to the following blogs for helping to promote this fantastic giveaway:



Disclaimer
I was given the product(s) for review only and did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions are my own and as always I only recommend products I have tried and are using myself. Michelle - Powered by Mom

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57 comments:

  1. I would love to try anything diet. I love alot of flavors. Thank you so much!

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  2. We'd like cola, root beer, and Fountain Mist
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  3. I would like to try the diet cream soda
    thanks for the giveaway

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  4. Cream Soda.
    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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  5. I am a cola drinker, I would love to try that Cola.

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  6. I would love to try cola, rootbeer, and cream.. thanks

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  7. I would like to try root beer & cream soda

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  8. Either Cola, Cream, or Root Beer!

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  9. I'd like to try the Diet Root Beer and Diet Orange.
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. The Orange and Cranberry Raspberry.
    jodysis at windstream dot net

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  11. pepsi and rootbeer!

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  12. Diet cherry cola and orange! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. the cola, lime and the energy drinks

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  14. I would like to try Ginger Ale, Cola Free and Dr. Pete

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  15. Barbara Compton KestersonMarch 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Would love to try Rootbeer.

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  16. I'd like to try the Diet Cream Soda.

    lanemahnke@yahoo.com

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  17. I would love to try the diet cola and orange.

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  18. I would love to try the diet cream soda or the root beer. Thanks so much for the chance. Would love so very much to win.

    jonimariemay@gmail.com

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  19. Is there a citrus flavor? That's my families favorite!
    lokigsd (at) yahoo . com

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  20. mango!! or cherry
    rachelmarietravis@gmail.com

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  21. I would still try all diets sodas.Thank you!

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  22. I'd like to try the Cream Soda!

    thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  23. cherry cola
    Lisa Janson
    lsharon112509@gmail.com

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  24. Like the cola and the cranberry rasperry.
    Minta Boggs,

    mintab@gmail.com

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  25. Replies
    1. Cranberry-Raspberry or Cream Soda....and anything DIET ;-)
      This is Rhutra Divad on FB... David Kendall

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  26. dr.pete and cream soda
    jennifer dansberger jones

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  27. Cherry Cola, and Cream soda :)

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  28. I WOULD LOVE TO TRY DIET CREAM SODA. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  29. Would like to try the Dr. Pete and Ginger Ale

    pbcups @ gmx . com

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  30. diet cream sode would be great to try

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  31. HOW MANY WAYS TO SAY YES I WANT THIS.I LOVE THIS. THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS GIVEAWAY! ANY THING IN DIET,PLEASE.

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  32. johnny-amy lynn
    lifeofwork2005@yahoo



    cream soda

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  33. I would LOVE to try the Diet Cream Soda and the Energy formula!
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

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  34. Cream Soda!


    sophieisfake@hotmail.com

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  35. Cream soda

    krystlekouture at yahoo dot com

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  37. I'd like to try cranberry-raspberry and diet cola.

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  38. The flavor I want to try the most, would have to be the red bull~!

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  39. I'd like to try the diet cola, diet orange and diet raspberry cranberry!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  40. I'd like to try the cream soda, Dr. Pete and orange.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  42. I would like to try the root beer and the cream soda

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  43. I'd love to try ginger ale and cream soda. Thanks!

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