Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Sodastream!

By: Anne M. Raso

We love Sodastream here at financefoodie.com--not only does it save a busy New Yorker time and energy lugging home bottle of soda and club soda from the supermarket but each bottle of flavoring makes about 40 thirty-two ounce bottles of soda. While you can purchase all different styles of Sodastream in the price range from $80 to $200 (basic plastic models are in stores like Target while the fancier metal ones are sold in upscale markets like Dean & DeLuca), we find that all the styles do the job of fizzing up water equally well. The basic premise is that you buy a Sodastream machine, purchase one of their refillable O2 tanks (aka "carbonators") for about $20, depending on size (the Sodastream people will come pick up empties for you and bring you new ones wherever you live and most New Yorkers just leave them with their doorman).

Making the soda or flavored carbonated water with Sodastream is easy. Fill the 32 ounce plastic bottles made for the Sodastream machine with cold water, then take off the top and literally screw it into the top of your machine. Pump 10 or 1 times on the top of the machine and it will fizz up your water with oxygen (you can pump a few extra times if you want a highly carbonated product). Next, put a capfull of flavoring into the mixture by using the cap actually on top of each flavor bottle, and then shake gently. This will not only flavor the soda product, but add a little more fizz. We've tried all the Sodastream flavor now and the top ranked with us are Root Bear and Orange Mango. They also just launched a line of all-natural flavorings, and they seemed to be a hit at the recent Green Expo held at New York's Grand Hyatt Hotel in April.
Just so you know, both regular and diet formulas are available but the regular comes in at half the regular calories of fully sweetened soda. We prefer the regular to the diet, but the best-tasting diet SodaStream flavor is Ginger Ale because it tastes more like real ginger and less sweet than most diet ginger ales on the market. For more info, go to www.sodastreamusa.com.


**********Giveaway**********



Congrats #44 - Masha Thompson

Sodastream wants to give one of financefoodie.com's reader their very own Jet Sodastream Machine + their choice of three Sodamix flavors!


You can enter up to THREE times:
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me what flavor you are most excited to try.
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Friday June 10 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

[Full disclosure: giveaway provided by Sodastream USA]
[Photos Courtesy: Sodastream USA]

187 comments:

deb126 said...

The flavor I want to try is Cola, I love my cola and this SodaStream is a fantastic idea of making it at home

Thanks for the awesome giveaway

debis126 at yahoo.com

deb126 said...

I am following you on twitter
(deb126)

thanks again

deb126 said...

tweeted the giveaway here

https://twitter.com/#!/deb126/status/78072800941846528

thanks again

Heather said...

You made the diet ginger ale sound so delicious for a ginger-ale drinker like myself that I cannot wait to try it. Also, I saw in stores the other day a variety of non-sweet fruit extract flavors that essentially make flavored seltzer so i'm excited to try those and ditch the bottles of Polar I always have to buy!

Heather said...

Followed you on twitter

star said...

I hope this is correct. The instructions say the contest "Ended" June 10th but, it's only the 7th.

I would love to try the diet cream soda.

star said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter as mrskub

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I am excited to try root beer! I've been looking at this for a while, would love to win!!

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

I follow you on twitter :)

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

And tweeted too. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy said...

OOOh. I'd definately want to try the Ginger-ale! I love anything Ginger - I think I would mostly use it to make my own sodas though, Yum!

Kathy said...

I follow you on twitter already! :)

Kathy said...

Tweeted too!

Nicole C. said...

I am most excited to try the Diet Cream Soda.

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nicole said...

oo i want to try the energy flavor. I love red bull too much for my own good.

nicole said...

I follow you on twitter!

nicole said...

I tweeted about it!

Cupcake Kelly said...

I want to try the pink grapefruit!

Cupcake Kelly said...

I tweeted this giveway

Cupcake Kelly said...

I follow you on twitter!

Shannon said...

I'd love to try the diet pink grapefruit or cran-raspberry! I have wanted a sodastream for SO long!

Crystal said...

I would like to try the cola.

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Crystal said...

I followed you on Twitter.

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ky2here said...

I'd like to try diet pete's choice.

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ky2here said...

Following financefoodie1 on twitter as ky2here1.

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ky2here said...

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Leah Dennis said...

I can't wait to try Creme Soda!

mverno said...

like to try the diet cream soda
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Ink-Stained Wretch said...

I want to try Dr. Pete! Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda so I am curious how this one compares!

my preferred email is: snunnrob at yahoo dot com

Ink-Stained Wretch said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter. @SaMiKaY

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Ink-Stained Wretch said...

I blogged about your giveaway! http://critiquesviasamii.blogspot.com/2011/06/go-check-out-this-giveaway.html

my preferred email is snunnrob at yahoo dot com

Mysharona said...

root beer.

Brent Sims said...

The flavor I'm most interested in trying is the Cream Soda.

brntsims at gmail dot com

Brent Sims said...

I follow you on Twitter. I'm @brntsims on Twitter.

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

range , grape and rootbeer- the natural flavors

Simone said...

Definitely most excited to try GINGER ALE! Sounds delicious and absolutely perfect for summer!

Shannon said...

I follow you on twitter @lemongroveavenu

Amanda said...

I'd like to try Pete's Choice!

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slb3334 said...

I would like to try the cream soda.

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LeChondra said...

I think I would like to try the energy flavor! I need energy and would hope that the SodaStream's flavor would give me some! [:

pauline15 said...

I'm kind of a Diet fiend and have to have some every morning, so this would be my first choice, but the Lemonade also sounds really good!
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pauline15 said...

I follow on twitter (pauline15)
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pauline15 said...

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Masha Thompson said...

I want to try the ginger ale - thank you!

masha.thompson84@comcast.net

dlhaley said...

I would like to try the cream soda.

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BethElderton said...

I'd try the Cola first.
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BethElderton said...

I follow you on twitter as mbm218
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lkvoyer said...

I'd love to try the rootbeer. LKVOYER at aol dot com

lkvoyer said...

Following on twitter @dancersmom69. LKVOYER at aol dot com

Melissa R said...

i most want to try the cranberry rasberry, diet cola an gingerale.
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Melissa R said...

Twitter follower
@melissarin
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NrdyGmrGrl said...

Definitely Root Beer!

Ashley said...

I'd really like to try the Cream Soda!

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xmd5 said...

i love Cherry Cola flavour

xmd5 said...

Followed Finance Foodie on Twitter (xmd5)

xmd5 said...

http://twitter.com/xmd5/status/78296960460791808

Juliana said...

I would love to try the cream soda.

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Juliana said...

I follow Finance Foodie on twitter @julzinha913

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Juliana said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/julzinha913/status/78312699515248640

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Debbie C said...

I would like to try the MyWater Lemon-Lime flavor. I like a clean, light but fizzy drink.

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RealtorSD said...

diet orange would be my #1 flavor to try!
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RealtorSD said...

i follow you on twitter as sarahndavis
sarah at realtorsd.com

RealtorSD said...

tweet:
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April said...

I'd be interested in trying the diet ginger ale.
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clc408 said...

I'd love to try the ginger ale.

clc408 said...

Following you on twitter (clc408)

clc408 said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/78405460780265472

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Pretty cool giveaway! I'd like to try the ginger ale!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try ginger ale! -LOR my preferred email is cormine54@netzero.net

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the diet cola. We'd love to not have to depend on the store sales flyers to get a good drink. my preferred email is cormine54 at netzero dot net

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try Root beer. my preferred email is cormine54 at netzero dot net

terri142 said...

I would love to try the Lemon Iced Tea flavor.

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terri142 said...

I follow you on twitter.(terri142)

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terri142 said...

retweeted

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Lucky's Luna said...

I'm most excited to try the Cream Soda flavor! YUM!


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Lucky's Luna said...

I follow you on twitter as @luckysluna.

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Hyosun Lee said...

ginger ale! my favorite of all carbonated drinks!

Heather said...

I would love to try the Sparkling Naturals Black Current and Pear flavor!

Heather said...

I follow you VIA Twitter (@hyzennthlay)

skkorman said...

I would love to try the cream soda flavor!

Heather said...

I tweeted the giveaway:
https://twitter.com/#!/Hyzennthlay/status/78478831681413121

skkorman said...

I follow you on Twitter (@skkorman)!

skkorman said...

I tweeted this giveaway:

https://twitter.com/#!/skkorman/status/78479498718347265

marjeannie said...

Diet Petes' Choice.

crystletellerday said...

id like to try the cola crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Hadespark said...

I really want to try the cola.
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Hadespark said...

Follow on twitter @hadespark
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Hadespark said...

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Andrea D said...

i am excited to try orange


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Hoa said...

Mandatory
I'm most excited to try the diet dr. pete.

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Hoa said...

Following Finance Foodie on Twitter @hle123.
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Hoa said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/hle123/status/78584815078744064

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mogrill said...

I want to try the cola.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@yahoo.com

Derk Thomas said...

Lemon-lime mywater sounds the best but the all look good.

DonnaZ said...

I would like to try the diet ginger ale.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I want to try out the diet cola flavor, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Hotsnotty2 said...

Following via GFC, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am excited to try cream flavor.

stephanie_adkins@yahoo.com

Lady Gouda said...

Wow, I rarely enter giveaways, but I gave my mom a soda stream for mother's day and I am now obsessed. Great idea. I'd love to try the orange mango or the pink grapefruit. I love citrus!

Lady Gouda said...

Oh, and I already follow you on twitter (your tweet brought me here!). I am @ladygouda :)

Hetal said...

I want to try cream soda

Hetal said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/hminnesota/status/78787557441273857

Hetal said...

twitter follower:
hminnesota

calvad said...

I am most excited to try the root beer. calvad at aol dot com

Deborah said...

It's hard to find a good root beer in this area, so I'm most excited to try SodaStream's root beer. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I follow you on Twitter @AsTheNight.

Deborah said...

I shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AsTheNight/status/78829738835193856.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the ginger ale. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

April said...

I like the root beer for a fathers day gift

Anonymous said...

I want to try the Diet Cola to try and break my "national brand" addiction... its expensive!!
kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com

Anonymous said...

u got a new twitter follower @kanderspina
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Anonymous said...

I also retweeted your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/kanderspina/status/78891102698090497
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Randominities said...

I am most excited to try cream soda! My sis and law love that flavor and have it everytime we get together! We're always looking for the best cream soda. I have high hopes.

Randominities said...

I follow finance foodie on twitter: @asketcher1

Mariah said...

I'm most interested in Diet Orange! I love orange soda!

mariahm22 at gmail dot com

Mariah said...

Twitter follower @formulamom

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Mariah said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/formulamom/status/78969220284694529

tina reynolds said...

I want to try the orange soda thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i follow on twitter @eaglesforjack

Sarah said...

I want to try mywater berry

kolpin said...

diet pink grapefruit

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kolpin said...

twitter follower @kolpin4680 kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

kolpin said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/kolpin4680/status/78977793920212992

Kristy Thiel said...

I think the watermelon sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting!

shanesmoma said...

Cream Soda...yum!

Juleemm said...

I would love to try the Ginger Ale.

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Donna said...

I am most excited to try diet cranberry raspberry. Donna OCPacific10@aol.com

Donna said...

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the cola wilcarvic
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Anonymous said...

I am most excited to try root beer. yum. root beer floats are great in the summer.

arobertson75 at comcast dot net

taylorbagels said...

Lemon Lime

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slehan said...

I want to try the ginger ale.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

http://twitter.com/slehan/status/79088431958994944

Susan W. said...

I'd love to try the cola...that's all I drink.

Susan W. said...

I follow you on twitter...fingerclicksave

Anonymous said...

i would love to try the cola intime at myself dot com

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Diane52 said...

I am excited about trying their diet coke
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kathy pease said...

id love to try the lemonade

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/79171550531690496

degood said...

I most want to try the diet Cola flavor because I would like to make sure it is equivant to my favorite national brand.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

degood said...

I follow you on twitter as kmayans

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degood said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/kmayans/status/79176932259930112

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tlcfromtn said...

I'd like to try Pete's Choice

tlcfromtn said...

I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter. @tlcfromtn

tlcfromtn said...

tweeted

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susan1215 said...

Cola and Ginger Ale

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susan1215 said...

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susan1215 said...

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Melissa said...

I want to try Diet Root Beer!

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Laura said...

I would be most excited to try the Root Beer flavor!
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Chisum Crew said...

Sparkling Naturals Ginger Ale is tops on my list to try. trinitygsd at yahoo dotocm

susansmoaks said...

i am most excited to try the cola flavor
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susansmoaks said...

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susansmoaks said...

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ReggieMann said...

I would like to try Fountain Mist

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Deadmonkeys90 said...

i want to try the orange!
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Deadmonkeys90 said...

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dvice12 said...

I'm most excited to try root beer

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/\Heather/\ said...

I'd like to try Diet Lemon Iced Tea.
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/\Heather/\ said...

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Shelly said...

Ginger Ale

Shelly said...

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Shelly said...

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kasey said...

root beer and diet lemon lime -yum
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kasey said...

followed you on twitter - karmellas

kasey said...

tweeted - karmellas

financefoodie1

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mary said...

i want to try the ginger ale

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mary said...

i follow you on twitter as neneandlulu

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mary said...

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Michelle said...

Diet Orange would be first on my list. I want one of these soooo badly!!

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Michelle said...

Follow finance foodie via twitter UNDER Arniebelle

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Michelle said...

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Rachel said...

diet cream soda

christal couturier said...

I want to try the orange mango
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NICOLE said...

I love the grapefruit flavor

Gianna said...

I'd love to try the orange.

purango said...

I am most excited to try Cola. garrettsambo@aol.com

Ardy22 said...

I am excited about their diet ginger ale
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Atreau said...

I am most excited to try diet ginger ale.

Katie said...

i want to try diet cola, diet orange, and diet lemon lime
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Katie said...

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Katie said...

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