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Growing up I wasn’t much of a soda drinker- but I always loved flavored waters. I will have the occasional Root Beer or Dr. Pepper when out & about but that still pretty much holds true today. I love making myself lemonade or drinking flavored waters & juices. So what made me fall in love with the SodaStream Source if I am not a huge pop fan? All the other flavors of course! This handy & sleek machine doesn’t take up much room, doesn’t have counter hogging cords, & makes me a fizzy drink in a flash. SodaStream also has endless flavors to choose from- you’re likely to fall in love with several. Keep reading to see what wowed me the most & why I think this product is a hit!
I honestly don’t want to get into the tech too much because I think their instructions were so clear that I had it set up in a snap. Basically put- there is a CO2 Carbonator (which you can exchange for a cheaper price when it is empty) in the back of the system. You press down on the top half once you’ve effortlessly installed the bottle & you will see 1, 2, or 3 lights depending on how much fizz you’d like. Remove & add flavoring. It really is that easy. I really thought this was going to be complicated but I could likely do this in my sleep- & lets face it I kind of am in the morning anyway.
So now that you know how ridiculously fast & easy it is to create soda water- what are you going to do with it? Use it plain, use it with a prepared, or even create your own flavorings. The options are endless.The Source saves the average home 550 plastic bottles per year & while we don’t drink that many I love the idea that we are reducing our carbon footprint overall. My husband really loves soda but I hate the clunkiness of them in our fridge so this is a huge space saver for us! Plus, you can make a lot really fast if you have friends over. The only limits you have are which flavorings you have should you not want to make your own- & trust me there are a whole bunch to choose from including some of my favorite brands.
Here is one of my favorite drinks period- Ocean Spray Cranberry with fresh crushed lime juice. I refuse to be the only one with random limes that don’t make it into recipes…right? I never have enough for a pitcher of something but always enough for a pick-me-up glass of perfection. I think this machine is excellent for adult beverages too- I have Cosmo mix that I haven’t tried yet but I’m sure it will be awesome. Spiked punch? Jack & coke? Long Island iced tea? This machine isn’t just for the kiddies folks! I don’t have kids yet but my husband practically chooses all of those drinks- the Kool Aid option has him beyond excited & now he is determined to buy them all.
Some of the items I really liked were these water flavorings- plus I can mix them together. That makes me a beverage chemist which makes me feel pretty good about myself. I need more from the Cooking Light (hello Kiwi Pear! Come home with me!) & the Crystal Light lines since I’m such a sucker for fruity drinks. Plus- no guilt! Energy drinks, caffeine free sodas, & single serving packs are also options on the SodaStream website! I also really love adding some of these with the iced tea flavors- I really am a sucker for mixing things up!
If you fell in love with the SodaStream Source it comes with one 60L C02 carbonator (good for 60 liters), one reusable BPA-free carbonating bottle with fizz-preserving cap, & a Sodamix Taste Sampler with 6 flavors which I have above. The retail price for the SodaStream Source is only $99.95 & it is available in white, black, red, and blue. There are several other options & lines to choose from- but can I just be bias & say how much I love the look of the Source? Isn’t she lovely? So sleek on my counter! You can check out the SodaStream website for tons of options- I’d love to hear which machine you like the most or want to try in the comments below! If you have a SodaStream what are your favorite flavors & combination? I am always wanting more!