Thursday, December 12, 2013

12/12/13: SodaStream Source Review

Recently I was lucky enough to receive the SodaStream Source Starter Kit.  The Source Starter Kit comes with everything you need to get started making your own sparkling carbonated beverages.  It is super easy to use and quick to make fizzy drinks.  I am hooked after only using it a few times, what a great holiday gift!
Here is what it comes with - the Source home soda maker, 1 Reusable 1L BPA-free carbonating bottle with fizz-preserving cap, 1 60L* CO2 carbonator (makes up to 60 liters) and a Sodamix Taste Sampler (6 flavors).  SodaStream had partnered with Yves Béhar, world-renowned designer and social entrepreneur to create the Source.  The strength of carbonation is visible through an LED display, providing instant, visual feedback.
I got right to work.  When you open the back panel the 1 liter bottle is there.
Then you plug in the CO2 carbonator in that same area that the bottle came out of.  It easily screws in.
Then just fill the 1 liter bottle with water up to the water line.  The top portion pushes down and you can customize how carbonated you want your drink.  There is three levels of carbonation.  I chose the level 3 carbonation which is the most.  Here you can see the bubbles.  The carbonation is really quick.
Then I used one of the small trial drink flavors of Diet Cola.
You just pour that liquid in to the already carbonated water and voila you have Diet Cola in less than 2 minutes from start to finish.
I was lucky enough to receive several different flavors to try.  These containers make 50 8 oz servings!  What a savings on buying sodas and drinks for the family.
These containers are really easy to use as you use the cap to measure the liquid to pour in to the carbonated water.  There are so many cool flavors too, plus I can imagine mixing them half and half.  You can see all of them here.
There is even flavoring to make your soda water flavored.
This is a great holiday gift for anyone on your list.  Right now they have free shipping on their online store with the code FREEFIZZ.
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Disclosure:  I received the Soda Stream and several flavors for drinks for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.


Anonymous said...

I've wanted one of these ever since I first saw them! I believe I will treat myself after Christmas! (It helps a lot that they have Ocean Spray cran flavors now too!) Great review!

Brian said...

Ya these machines are totally awesome! Personally I prefer home/natural recipes. Delicious and fun.