Monday, January 17, 2011

SodaStream Review

"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."

I don't know about you, but I love soda. Recently, I was lucky enough to be introduced to SodaStream. I was almost too scared to use it because I feared that it would not live up to my (very high) soda expectations. I had heard great things, read great reviews, but still, I was nervous.

Well, after about a week of looking at the SodaStream sitting on the counter, still in the box, I decided to give it a go. I am so glad that I did! I LOVE it! I mean a true, sincere love. Seriously. This machine is amazing... and so simple to use! My husband and I are now addicted to the SodaStream machine. My favorite is the regular soda flavor, while my husband enjoys the energy drink. I haven't tried a flavor I didn't like yet!

Not only is SodaStream amazing because it makes amazing drinks, but it earns major points for being eco-friendly, too! Here is a little from their website about how they help the environment:
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. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.

Just to recap, I am in love with our SodaStream! It really is an amazing product that will save you tons of money in the long run if your family drinks sodas or other carbonated drinks like mine. I would highly recommend this product to anyone!

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I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive product(s) mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.