1.08.2013

SodaStream Canada Review & Giveaway



Ever since my husband and I visited Europe a few years ago, we've been obsessed with "bubble" water.  It seems that the European lifestyle makes it mandatory to have soda water with every meal.  Perhaps it's the secret of how Europeans stay so thin - the bubbles in the water fill you up, therefore, you don't eat as much.  That's my husband's theory anyways.

I also have this obsession that I need to have a beverage with some sort of carbonation to satisfy my "bubble" craving.  If it's pop or soda, I only need to have a sip to satisfy the craving.  But if it's just soda water, I could drink bottles and bottles of it.

So how genius is it to be able to have your own machine that actually carbonates drinks for you?  Think of it as like having a coffee or espresso machine, or a kettle to boil water, or a microwave to heat up your food.  Think of how many bottles you'll be conserving and how much money you'll be saving by making your own flavoured carbonated drinks.  Think about how swank you'll look to your house guests when you whip out your very own SodaStream machine to make their desired carbonated beverage on the spot!




Over the holidays, we were able to review SodaStream's Jet White Starter Kit.  Given the size of the machine, I was quite surprised at how light it was and how flimsy the plastic felt.  If I'm not mistaken, I believe the "Jet" model is SodaStream's budget-friendly model and the other models do vary in price and quality.  That being said, I have no complaints as to how the machine itself works.  My husband was easily able to attach the CO2 carbinator canister to the machine and I was able to make our very first bottle of carbonated water - without looking at the instructions.

Okay, maybe I should have read the instructions first.  Because the instructions clearly tell you to ensure that the bottle is screwed onto the machine before you press the carbonating button.  Doh!  Someone got an unexpected shower.  Lesson learned and laughs aside, this SodaStream machine is a very valued member of our family now.  There's no longer panic when we open the fridge and can't find a carbonated beverage.  Nope!  Now we just take out our SodaStream bottle {which has an expiry date, by the way}, fill it with water, flavour it with syrup if necessary, and add bubbles.

Jet White Starter Kit

Using the machine is fool proof {as long as you read the instructions!} and, for me, it usually only takes three or four pumps of the carbonating button before I achieve our desired fizz.  And the best thing about SodaStream is that the fizz actually lasts until the last drop.  No more flat sodas!


SodaStream Source


I can't wait to add to my collection of SodaStream bottles so that we have can have a variety of carbonated beverages at hand, at any given time.  I'm also excited because it seems like there's no end to the number of flavour variations and soda mixes to make a SodaStream creation your very own - can't wait to try all the different flavours!


{Win It!}

SodaStream Canada is generously giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win their very own SodaStream Jet White Starter Kit!  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends at 9pm PST on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of SodaStream Canada.  We received complementary product from SodaStream Canada in order to conduct this review.  Note that {swank}mama does not accept responsibility for sponsors that do not fulfill their giveaway duties.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen at random.



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90 comments:

  1. Diet Rootbeer

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    Anne Taylor

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  2. I want to try Cherry Cola!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  3. I would love to try the Diet Rootbeer

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

    belinda mcnabb

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  4. I would want to try the pomegranate flavour! I keep seeing these in the store and am always so curious. Love your review on it :)

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  5. I would love to try the Cream Soda!

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  6. I would like to try the grapefruit.

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  7. Cola, I hope it tastes like Coke and not Pepsi. :)

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  8. i would like to try the diet cola.

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  9. Would love to try the cream soda!

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  10. I would love to try the diet cola. I am an addict.

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  11. Mmmm cream soda!

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  12. Pink Grapefruit!

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  13. I'd want to try Lemon-lime!

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  14. Their new unsweetened water flavours!

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  15. Mmm. I love diet coke so I'd be interested to try that but I'd also like to try some of the fruity ones like lemon line or cranberry.

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  16. I would love to try Cherry Coke!

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  17. This would replace the many bottles of carbonated lime water my wife drinks

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  18. Really would like to try Cherry Cola.

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  19. I would love to try cherry cola

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  20. I would love to try the pink grapefruit.

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  21. I would go for the night spirit margarita!!! :D

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  22. I would like to try the My Water Strawberry Lemon. :)

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  23. I would love to try cherry cola! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  24. Incredible giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting it.

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  25. I'd try cherry cola and lemon-lime!

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  26. I'd like to try the Green tea pomegranate or the peach iced tea

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  27. i would like to compare to the diet cola to coke

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  28. Night Spirit - COSMOPOLITAN

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  29. the diet cola! I have to see if it lives up to my diet coke!

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  30. Blueberry or cream soda for me please yum!

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  31. I'd like to try the Cherry Cola soda mix

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  32. I would like to try the rootbeer

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  33. I would love to try the Blueberry.

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  34. CREAM SODA is my mix of choice! :-)

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  35. I'd love to try the Cherry Cola!

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  36. the family would like to try the cream soda

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  37. Cream Soda. a blast from the past :)

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  38. cream soda (my fav)!
    rafflecopter - yan deng

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  39. I would love to try the Diet Rootbeer

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  40. I would love to try the CRANBERRY-RASPBERRY sodamix. It sounds yummy!

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  41. I would like to try the lemon-lime.

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  42. I'd like to try Diet Pete's Choice.

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  43. i'd like to try the DIET LEMON-LIME. thanks!

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  44. Rootbeer! (Sabrina Tong on Rafflecopter)

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  45. I would like to try Cherry Cola.

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  46. Mmm Cherry Coke, Cranberry, Crystal Light

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  47. I would love to try cranberry raspberry

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  48. i want to try Lemon-lime

    Ted Kooper
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  49. prob the lemonades if they ever get them

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  50. I would lIke to try the grapefruit

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  51. The pink grapefruit sounds yummy!

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  52. Ooo I like the look of those green tea options.

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  53. Lemon Ice Tea would sounds great :)

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