Friday, August 3, 2012

Fun Freestyle Friday: Soda Stream!!

 "Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor."

Cold water, Soda Stream machine, Soda Stream Cola

I know you guys have seen the commercials about Soda Stream, right? Well, if not I'm here to tell you about this wonderful product! First, everything here is our opinion and what we found works best for us. The Soda Stream does come with directions, but we've been testing it out for a little over a month and we have tweaked things to fit our tastes and comfort.

This is the side of the Soda Stream where the CO2 Carbonator is housed.

Step 1: Fill water bottle with water to the fill line and screw on to the Soda Stream machine.

Step 2: Press the grey button on the top to give the water carbonation (as shown below). According to Soda Stream's directions, give 3 loud buzzes, but we found four loud buzzes work best for us.

Step 3: Remove carbonated water from Soda Stream machine.

Step 4: Pour Cola in Measuring cap and add to the carbonated water.

(Hint: we found that it is best to use cold ingredients. They tend to work better together, especially when mixing. If you add warm ingredients we experienced a big fizzy build up. It was eliminated when both the water and the soda were cold.)

Step 5: Once you pour the Cola into the water slowly mix the cola and water by gently moving the bottle back and forth. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE!!

We allowed the ingredients to sit for a little while because once they settle the Soda tastes better. In our opinion, it is better this way. It tastes like a true Cola and not a "mixture" you just made. I hope this makes sense to you guys.

The finished product!

In a glass :-)

I can honestly say that I love Soda Stream. It is so easy and tastes great. When I tell people I have a Soda Stream, they tend to turn up their noses and say, "Ewww, is it good?" and my response is, "here, taste this!" Of course, they like it just as much as we do. My husband has taken it over and loves it too (his hands in the photos :-). )

This is a wonderful product and I would advise people to get one. It definitely rivals any of the well known brands out there. Soda Streams doesn't just make Soda/pop, you can also make sparkling water with lots of flavors to choose from, lemonades and energy drinks!! You can even make your own custom flavor.

Visit Soda Stream here for nutritional comparisons and check out how they are environmentally friendly!!

Soda Stream has several retailers that sell this product. You can visit SodaStream for more information. They are also on Facebook!!

Thank for reading,
xoxo -Tamala

(This product was sent to me to review. All opinions are mine and my husband's. I wasn't paid for this review. See my disclaimer in the tab above)


  1. I LOVE MINE!!! My 6 year old makes his own! Super easy and TASTY!!

    1. We haven't let the kids touch it yet! Lol! It's too precious.

  2. thank you I have been wanting to give this a try, but wasnt sure if it was for me...

    1. It's really cool. We loved it and we don't drink pop a lot.