Starting the Summer Off Right with @SodaStream

For the past few months my husband and I have been having an ongoing quarrel. About soda.

He doesn't see anything wrong with giving the kids a few sips here and there and I hate it! So I've been looking for a solution to our problem. One where he can drink soda (this is only occasionally, a few times a week) and the kids are enjoying a bubbly drink.

That solution came in the form of our new SodaStream.

My husband loves it, my kids love it, and I have actually started to love it as well. Here's why - my husband can drink his soda (cane sugar based) and my kids get sparkling juice. I just make a bottle for each of them and keep it in the fridge. When my husband has his glass of soda when he gets home, the kids can each get a cup of fizzy apple juice. I even get to occasionally enjoy a diet soda or sparkling flavored water too when they let me use a bottle.

I first saw the SodaStream in action when we were walking the aisles of our local Costco. As soon as I saw it I turned to my husband and said, "We have to get this!"

It's pretty simple to do. It takes me not even 5 minutes to go from the picture on the left to the picture on the right.


I'll give you one word of advice when using your SodaStream. Do not, and I repeat, do not forget to screw the bottle onto the device!! 

Results will include water everywhere! I may or may not have done this... twice. 


So once you get the bottle screwed on you simply push the button until you hear the "bzzz" sound. You repeat however many times time flavor your using tells you to. Most are 3 buzzes but for cola and diet cola it's a bit more. I guess they require more fizz.

Once you have added the carbonation to the water you carefully unscrew the bottle and add your flavor of choice. We chose diet cola for this one but I also made a bottle of cola for my husband. He absolutely loves that we received the natural cola similar to his favorite Hansen's soda because it's made with real cane sugar. No high fructose corn syrup!

For the kids I simply fill the bottle up half way, press the button once for fizz, and fill the rest of the bottle up with whatever juice is on hand.

I can also make sparkling flavored water with their MyWater flavor essences. Makes getting in that 80oz of water a day a bit more fun.


And once you're done making your soda you can either chill it in the fridge or enjoy it right away over a glass of ice. Simple, easy, and fun to do at parties! I cannot wait to entertain more with my SodaStream.


So if you're spending tons of money on bottles and cans of soda (and you aren't a brand loyalist who swears that everything else tastes bad) then I highly suggest you check out SodaStream's line of home soda makers.

Not only are there endless flavors and options, but they're coming out with even more flavors all the time! And you can purchase flavors and exchange your carbonator bottles at many different locations. Just go to the Where To Buy tab on the SodaStream website and plug in your zip code.

My Bed Bath and Beyond can exchange carbonators AND allows you to use their 20% off coupon!

Want more info? Check out SodaStream on Facebook and like them today! More of a Twitter person? Follow them at @SodaStreamUSA.

To see more pictures of the SodaStream head on over to my Facebook SodaStream album or my G+ SodaStream album.

What's your favorite beverage?


SodaStream has kindly offered to give one lucky Simmworks Family Blog reader a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit (ARV $24.95) in the winner's choice of color in the For The Luck Of Liberty Giveaway Hop!

Make sure to head on back to this blog between July 2nd and July 8th to enter to win this awesome home soda maker in Luck of Liberty! Then enter all of the other wonderful blogs linking up to this event.



Disclaimer: I received a SodaStream Genesis for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

56 comment(s) with love:

Jess and the boys said... Reply To This Comment

I just LOVE our new SodaStream machine!! Definitely going to be a huge hit this summer! :) My favorite is the Mango as well as the Dr Pepper alternative!

Darcy said... Reply To This Comment

We love ours! I have video of hubby forgetting to screw the bottle in lol our toddler goes pshh everytime !

Danielle Simmons said... Reply To This Comment

Jess - You mean Dr. Pete? J was cracking up over that!

And Darcy - I foresee this happening more than just the two times ;)

East9thStreet said... Reply To This Comment

I wonder if this would make my pop addiction worse. I mean, I could make my own pop ANYTIME I wanted! I think I just might be in heaven.

Shopping Tips And Tricks said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like something my kids would so enjoy making! I need to check this out!

Grace said... Reply To This Comment

I've heard a lot about these and enjoyed reading your review.I like your idea about the fizzy juice.

113tidbits said... Reply To This Comment

Will enter for one of these today.

Myrah - Coupon Mamacita said... Reply To This Comment

How neat is that!!! My daughter would go crazy if she saw this!

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

We love love our soda stream!! Great review!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said... Reply To This Comment

I love my soda stream. We almost never drink soda, so it is perfect. I don't have to buy a giant bottle of soda.

kicius said... Reply To This Comment

Oh this sounds so good! I'd love to try the sparkling juice made with it.

Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

The SodaStream seems like such a great way to save money and make the flavors you want when you want them!!

Jeanna said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds wonderful & think of all the money you can save!

Bee said... Reply To This Comment

I love how versatile it is--I enjoy flavored waters and my husband loves soda, so it would be perfect for us both.

Pamela Roundy said... Reply To This Comment

Our family goes through a lot of soda, mostly because kids don't finish a can full. What a perfect way to have soda an save money. I love that there is one that is like Mt. Dew. :)

Kay Maher said... Reply To This Comment

My boys keep telling me we need one of these, 'to save money'...I know they just want to drink soda!

Denise M said... Reply To This Comment

i cannot wait to try this, especially the cream soda

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cjabdelnour said... Reply To This Comment

I love it. It reminds me the pop canisters we used to have at my grandparents restaurant. It brings back memories and I can't wait to try it. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Stephanie H. said... Reply To This Comment

I to love all the flavors they are coming out with I like that they have a sparkling naturals line that has natural flavors and sugar for sweetening. I didn't realize that it only takes 5 mins to make I thought it would take much longer.

Danielle PB said... Reply To This Comment

I like that you don't have to make a ton of soda at once. The sodastream sounds pretty cool.

naomi c said... Reply To This Comment

I love that they have tons of unique flavors - cream soda, raspberry lemonade, grapefruit...

ann said... Reply To This Comment

These seem to be very popular I heard about them all the time. So I quess I will enter for one and hope to win. i would like to try all the flavors that they have . Thanks

EMMAHORTON said... Reply To This Comment

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THIS WOULD BE A GREAT MONEY SAVING PRODUCT

Erica Ardali said... Reply To This Comment

I am a cherry coke junkie and it'd be awesome to be able to make my own! I have a Soda Stream on my wishlist!

Christy said... Reply To This Comment

This would be so awesome. I'd love to replace all of the pop cans and 2 liters with just this.

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dailymom said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite soda is cream soda, I would love to try it from the soda stream, I also think the mint infused water would be great.

susan1215 said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite soda is Cola and Mountain Dew, I'd love to try those flavors in the Sodastream to see how they compare. I love that we make make so many soda flavors with the Sodastream

Kat's Fantastical World said... Reply To This Comment

I have been hearing a lot about this lately, and have wanted to get one. This looks pretty nifty, and I like all of the different flavors you can make.

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Paul T / Pauline T said... Reply To This Comment

My favorite soda is ginger ale or root beer - Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Chisum Crew said... Reply To This Comment

I'm a big ginger ale fan. Rafflecopter: happi shopr
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Amy N. said... Reply To This Comment

My husband wants to get one of these machines. He's a Coke drinker so not sure how the Cola tastes.
Love the idea for sparkling juices for the kids!

alicia zirjacks said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to try this. The kids are wanting one and they would have so much fun with it

Erin said... Reply To This Comment

I can't wait to try this. As much as I want to give up soda, my doctor told me I couldn't give up caffeine b/c of my migraines. I don't like coffee and tea doesn't cut it migraine-wise. So I buy soda like it is going out of style...this could save so much money!

polly said... Reply To This Comment

i have been wanting this for so long...we go through a lot of soda....will save $$$$$$

Sarah said... Reply To This Comment

I LOVE my soda stream! The cola is my favorite :) So good! It's great for the nights where we forget to buy beverages (happens more frequently than you'd think LOL) because you just fill the bottle up from the tap and five minute later have soda :)! So convenient and tasty :)

Sarah said... Reply To This Comment

I would love to make my own soda. It would be fun!

Tom Shewbridge said... Reply To This Comment

I so want this, I want to make my own ginger ale like nothing else!

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pinktaz60 said... Reply To This Comment

Betsy Barnes
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This would eliminate a lot of plastic bottles in the trash.

amy beth marantino said... Reply To This Comment

i think this would save me a ton of money

Ruth Hill said... Reply To This Comment

I love the wide variety of sugar-free soda drinks and energy drinks they offer. This looks like an awesome machine!

LAT said... Reply To This Comment

I think the Sodastream is an awesome invention! Not only does it save money, but is healthier for you, and enviromental friendly. I would love to own one!

HCeallaigh said... Reply To This Comment

id love this! carbinated drinks seem to help my stomach! my favoirte drink is orange pop!

Nicole Carter said... Reply To This Comment

I've had my Sodastream for awhile and LOVE IT! The cola is especially good!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

What a great way to save money on soda john mains johnmains10@yahoo.com

Jessica said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for such a great giveaway!! I would use this everyday, and I would love to try the diet cola and the cream soda!!

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Susan Climan said... Reply To This Comment

I'm so intrigued to try this product. My sister just got one for her wedding and loves it! sleveene@hotmail.com

brich2222 said... Reply To This Comment

really great way to save money and they have so many flavors

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clynsg said... Reply To This Comment

My daughter was mentioning this to me just a week or so ago, and is very interested in trying it.

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tranch said... Reply To This Comment

fizzy juice sounds like a greta idea. I usually drink cream soda but you could make so much more with this. tam.c

tannawings said... Reply To This Comment

I like how soda stream allows plastics to be reused- so many water/soda bottles go to the landfill. I also like the variety they offer!

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Denise Taylor-Dennis said... Reply To This Comment

This looks easy to use I have been seeing SodaStream all over the web. I love Cream Soda and would love to try the SodaSteam Cream soda. Also they have so many other flavors it would be great to get a sampler pack to try the different flavors.

Lisa said... Reply To This Comment

Simple to use and versatile, what's not to love..msmith572@yahoo.com

LB said... Reply To This Comment

DH loves Coke Zero, so it is nice that SodaStream has an alternative. It is diet Orange for me :) The SodaStream would save us so much money :)

Alisha L. said... Reply To This Comment

I love the sheer amount of different types of flavors they offer. I'd love to try most of them :)

Donna George said... Reply To This Comment

I lvoe the cola with real sugar, the diet cola, and root beer

Atreau said... Reply To This Comment

I like that you can control the carbonation and flavors!