Sunday, November 1, 2009

Soda Stream Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

Teenager Gift List #1

I'm a caffeine addict - I start my day with 2 - 3 cups of coffee strong enough to make my spoon stand at attention and sip soda through the rest of the day. When I discovered Soda Stream I felt like a kid in a candy shop - With Soda Stream you can MAKE SODA AT HOME!!! I was jumping for joy when I was offered the chance o review the Soda Stream Fountain Jet Starter Kit.

The Fountain Jet Starter Kit would be perfect for any teen on your list, and would also be an awesome unique gift for the entire family. It is a sleek, slim gadget that is easy to use and makes excellent soda. I have mine sitting out on my kitchen counter (I have the black/silver color) and it takes up hardly any room.

Soda Stream is fun and easy to use, and is also good for the environment. With Soda Stream, there are no more empty bottles and cans to recycle and discard.

Soda mixes are available in 25 regular, diet, energy and caffeine-free flavors. Each 500ml soda mix bottle makes the equivalent of 12 liters (about 33 cans!) of soda. Regular soda mix contains no high fructose corn syrup and diet soda mix contains no aspartame. All-natural MyWater flavor essences are unsweetened and calorie-free.

The Fountain Jet arrived neatly packaged and came with an instruction book (English is on page 22). It includes two 1-liter carbonating bottles and a CO2 carbonator bottle. I opened the box top, and pulled out the Fountain Jet. One of the 1-liter bottles was in the front of the machine and the other was in the back of it - where the CO2 goes. The CO2 bottle is nestled securely in the side. I also received 10 full size flavors, the MyWater variety pack (this includes one bottle each of Berry, Lemon-Lime and Orange) as well as the Soda Mix Variety 12 pack.

I quickly inserted the CO2 bottle (remove back panel by pushing the 2 side buttons, slide up through the hole in back, screw in securely and replace the back cover), rinsed my bottles (oh yea, I was doing both) with hot water (these are not dishwasher safe) and called in Brit and Brian. We filled our bottles with cold water, and carefully screwed one into the machine. The top button (you push this for carbonation) had a label that says "Important: Press firmly and quickly release. Repeat until loud buzz. 3 buzzes for average fizz". I had to push about 10 times the first time to get 3 loud buzzes. I don't always get a loud buzz during carbonation, sometimes it's just a quiet one but you can tell it is working because you can actually see the CO2 going in. I like super fizzy soda, so through trial and error I've discovered 6 buzzes are perfect. Brit and I cackled like hyenas as we tried to decide on a flavor. We ended up making 5 bottles (and drinking them all) that first night. We use our machine daily - now instead of being met as I am coming home from work with "What's for dinner" I get "What's for Dinner - can I made soda?" :)

The flavors we received were:
Orange (caffeine free) - tastes just like orange crush. I only need 5 pushes as this gets really really fizzy (yum!).

Pete's Choice - One capful = Sam's choice Dr. Thunder, 1.5 capfuls = Dr. Pepper. This is Brit's favorite (she's a Dr. Pepper fiend).

Fountain Mist - one heavy capful = Mt. Dew. This one is Brian's favorite.

Diet Cola - not sure what brand this one is like. It was surprisingly good though and I drink a lot of it.

Diet Pink Grapefruit - Fresca. This one is my favorite. It's tart and bubbly

Diet Ginger Ale - Canada Dry. This also smells really good.

Energy Drink - Red Bull. I'm not real fond of this one, but to be fair I don't drink energy drinks.

Rootbeer - Tastes a lot like A&W. This one also smells great and is my mom's favorite.

Lemon Lime - Sprite. Light, crisp and bubbly.

Cranberry Raspberry - Light, fruity flavor.

WIN IT!

Soda Stream is offering one lucky Silver Savings, Freebies and Giveaways reader a Fountain Jet of their own. Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value.) It includes the winner's choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner's choice. Giveaway is open to residents of the Continental US and Canada. Your Soda Lover's Kit is provided by and will be drop-shipped directly by, Soda Stream.

Giveaway ends 11/20 and winner will be selected randomly. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with shipping information and product choices or an alternate will have to be chosen. If your email is not available in your profile, please leave it in your comment.

TO ENTER:

Visit Soda Stream and let me know what flavors you would like to try.

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I received the Fountain Jet, 10 full size flavors, the Soda Mix Variety 12 pack and the MyWater variety pack at no cost to myself to review (happy dance, happy dance). The opinion in this review (Love it!!!) is completely my own and was not paid for.

327 comments:

  1. Diet Petes choice for hubby and diet fountain mist for me.

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  2. following on twitter-vickers2622

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  3. diet cola, diet root beer
    what a great product!
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  4. im a follower 1
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  7. I'd want to try the cream soda!

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  11. Cream Soda & Diet Pete's Choice :)

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  15. I really want to try out the Cola. The orange would be cool too.

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  16. i follow on twitter

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  20. If I won, the flavors I would pick are;
    Cream Soda
    Pete's Choice
    Fountain Mist. :)

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  22. i would love to try the diet root beer and diet cream soda. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  28. I would love to try the cranberry raspberry or grapefruit! cillymoo@gmail.com

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  29. I am a follower on twitter as cillymoosh
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  33. I would like to try diet cola and lemon lime
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  37. Diet cola, cream soda, root beer and any one of the MyWater flavors would be delish!

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  39. I follow you on Twitter (WendiP).

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  41. so many flavors seem interesting! but i'd most like to try the fountain mist becaus ei'm a mountain dew addict.

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  42. Cream soda and root beer!
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  43. YUM DIET ROOTBEER!!!!!

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  48. id love to try thr diet cola ,grapefruit and i know my son would want the moutain mist(dew)
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  49. I would love to try the Diet Pete's Choice and Diet Orange!

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  50. Cola, Root Beer, and the Diet equivalent of each. It would be great to be able to make these at home.

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  51. I would love to try the

    Diet Lemon-Lime~Diet Pink Grapefruit~Diet Pete’s Choice~and Diet Cream Soda!

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  54. I would like to try the Diet Cream Soda and the Diet Cola.

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  55. This sounds so fun! I would love to try orange, ginger ale, and cola.

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  56. Tweet: http://twitter.com/dzhu19/status/5472370442

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  57. Love to try the root beer and cranberry raspberry. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! vicki1818 at g mail dot com

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  61. I also follow you on Twitter

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  62. I'd like to try the Diet Cola, Diet Root Beer, and Diet Ginger Ale. The MyWater flavors sounds great too!

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  63. # 1 I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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  67. I would love to try the diet cranberry-raspberry and the diet pink grapefruit.
    What a great giveaway!

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  68. I would like to try Cranberry-Raspberry.

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  69. All the diets sound quite good, especially the Diet Root Beer and Diet Orange. --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  74. I would like to try Diet Pete's Choice, Ginger Ale, and Root Beer! Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  78. I follow you on twitter! mom2anutball

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  79. I blogged about your giveaway!
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  80. I tweeted!
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  81. I would pick the diet for me
    the rootbeer for my hubby
    and orange for my son

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  82. I'd like to try Diet Pete's Choice and Cranberry Raspberry.

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  83. Following you on Twitter. fangirljen

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  84. The flavors I would love to try are Diet Root Beer, The Diet Pete's Choice and the Diet Orange. These look so great and also fun. THanks so much.

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  85. i am a twitter follower @Bigcat59

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  86. I would love to try Cola, Cream and Root Beer.

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  87. Pete's Choice and Cola would be my choices!

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  88. cdziuba@aol.com I want to try Root Beer and Cream!

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  95. Great review.

    I'd love to try the lemon-lime and the cream soda.

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  96. I'm following you on twitter @detroitmommy

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  97. and I tweeted :)

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  98. would like to try the diet pete's choice and the orange

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  99. The cola and cream soda look yummy.

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  100. I'd like to try ginger ale and cream soda.
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  102. I'd like to try the Ginger Ale and Cola flavors. Thanks!

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  103. I'd like to try Pete's Choice, since I'm a Dr. Pepper fan!

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  104. I would love to try Lemon Lime and Root Beer!

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  108. thanks for the opp!!! would love to try--orange, root beer

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  109. I would like to try the Energy. Sounds interesting.
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  110. I am a follower #1
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  111. I am a follower #2
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  112. I am a follower #3
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  113. I would like to try Pete's choice, Energy and Ginger Ale! Thanks!

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  114. I follow you on Twitter...bucbratt

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  115. Tweeted!

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  116. I would pick diet cola and lemon lime :)

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  117. I'd like to try orange and cola flavors


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  118. this would be such a cool present

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  119. I'd like to try the diet pink grapefruit and the ginger ale.

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  120. I'd like to try Cola, Cream Soda, and Orange!

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  121. I'd like to try the cola and the ginger ale

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  122. I would like to try the cream soda!! Thanks for the chance.
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  123. I would like cream soda and root beer best. Thanks!

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  124. I'd love to try the ginger ale, root beer and cream soda.

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  125. Id love tot ry the energy drink, the cola, and the cran-raspberry for my dad! thanks!

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  129. I follow you on twitter! (@aSSLoad)

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  131. I would love to try the cranberry raspberry, and the grape!

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  132. I'm a follower #1

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  133. I'm a follower #2!

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  134. I'm a follower #3!

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  135. Twitter follower!

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  136. I would love the Diet Pink Grapefruit for me, the Pete's Choice for my hubby, and the Lemon Lime for my girls.

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  137. root beer, cream soda, and orange

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  138. orange, Cran- Ras, Cola, & energy!
    YUM!
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