We recently received one of the coolest gadgets to review – seriously. This thing is unique and quite decidedly…. awesome! I’m talking about the SodaStream machine! I don’t drink as much soda anymore, but I like to have a little now and again for a treat. We also like to offer it to party guests. But, it gets expensive to buy a lot of soda and ugh.. dealing with all the cans and bottles after hosting a soiree is something I don’t care to do. Especially in the summer since those sticky cans attract ants and bees. With the SodaStream you can make soda or even sparkling flavored water in less than a minute!
See the machine there? It’s pretty small and easy to store on a table, on a counter or in a cabinet. We received sample sized flavors as well as full sized ones from cola to root beer to diet pink grapefruit to energy to teas, there’s a lot of fun flavors to choose from! I’m more of a soda girl than flavored water girl (though I’m coming around more and more) so we tried some of the soda flavors first like Root Beer and Dr. Pete. Yum!
It’s actually a pretty green item too. It doesn’t use electricity, just tap water, a carbonator (CO2 canister) and flavoring. The carbonator can be refilled and reused for up to 3 years. You don’t use gas to go buy soda and you don’t have all those cans and bottles. According to their website “one SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.” Now that’s pretty darn cool, isn’t it?
I surprised my husband by recording him using it for the first time (with my phone so I apologize for the quality). You’ll want to watch it through for the blooper at the end! (Note: Always read the instructions completely BEFORE operating anything!)
So we tested it out and then featured this baby at our New Year’s party. We should everyone how to make a bottle of soda from start to finish. We filled a bottle with cold tap water, put it in the fridge to chill, had them pick a flavor, carbonated 3 buzzes, mixed it and enjoyed! We even had them sample the Root Beer we made the day before to see if they thought it was flat or not. It held up to the test! They all were interested in the machine and asking me all sorts of questions plus, it as great knowing the carbonation doesn’t escape fast! We even discovered that one of my husband’s coworkers owns a SodaStream and loves it.
Would you like to make your own soda at a party?