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SodaStream Canada

It’s a product that has become very well known all over the world. SodaStream is system that allows you to carbonate ordinary water by yourself. Then, you can add your choice of flavor, voila!

Sounds handy right? It really is, so read on to see what I like about it and the benefits to having one. Then, make sure enter for your chance to win a starter kit of your own, thanks to SodaStream Canada! Yahoo!

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SodaStream makes many different models of carbonating systems {all varying in look and style}. We got the Source {designed by Yves Béhar} Starter Kit in black, along with some bottles of different flavors. As soon as it arrived  I dived into that instruction manual and set out to make pop {ya, ya. It’s called SodaStream but we say ‘pop’ here, so ‘pop’ it shall be called in this post}.

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First to note, it doesn’t need to be plugged in {nor take batteries for that matter}, making the entire system completely portable. How handy to be used at the park for birthdays or brought to the next gathering?!

To Use: Simply fill the included 1-litre bottle with water to the line. I use water from our water cooler since I make it just before we drink {cold is best, right?}. Chilled tap water is great too though. Stick the top of the bottle into the nozzle, making sure it’s all the way up, then push back so the lever clicks the bottle in securely. Then, press down on the top of the machine and the water starts carbonating.

sodastream canada pop maker

The nice thing about the Source is that the front has indicator lights, telling you 3 levels of carbonation. Stop pressing when your desired carbonation lights up {I prefer the second level best}.

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After carbonation is completed, pull the bottle foreward to release and downward out of the nozzle. Done! Then, add your flavor slowly but not directly into the tonic fast or it’ll all come fizzing out at you {tip from experience, oops!}.

Really, this is such an easy process.

Convenience: Make some pop when you need it, without a trip to the store. Convenience also ties into variety, when entertaining it’s great to have choices for guests without buying so many different bottles of pop from the store.

Cost: Thanks to the seal on the bottle cap, your pop keeps its fizz longer. So, while I might snag that 2L bottle at the store, on an incredible sale, chances are it goes flat in my fridge before it’s gone. In that sense, SodaStream saves me money with less waste. Even with the purchase of the machine and syrups and replacing the CO2 cylinder after 60L of use, it’s still cheaper by liter when compared to purchasing in store.

Environmentally Friendly: With no power nor batteries to run the machine, coupled with the re-using of the bottle, it’s highly environmentally friendly. Compared to the many bottles being used otherwise? yes!

sodastream canada nutrition

Note: the above pic is a screenshot from the site, yet it’s a counter that keeps going up and up. So, visit the site and check out the current number.

Nutritional Value: As you can see in the chart below, SodaStream is lower in calories, carbs and sodium when compared to regular pop. So, even if you opt for the regular syrups {given you don’t use too much of the syrup}, it’s better for you than the store-bought kind.

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SodaStream Syrup Flavors: One of the things I love most is the choice of syrups. From fruity juices to regular and diet pop, the varieites are astounding. While I’m not a fan of the Cherry Coke from SodaStream, I do suggest any and all of the fruity varieties. My favorite so far is the Cranberry-Raspberry and the Orange-Mango.

Keep in mind that SodaStream also sells:

  • the Sparkling Natural syrups which are 100% free from artificial flavours, colourings, sweeteners, and contains no preservatives, so they are my top choice for kids.
  • My Water, adding that bit of flavoring to sparkling water
  • I can’t wait to try the Night Spirit line, Mojito, Margarita, and Cosmopolitan to name a few. How perfect is this for a cocktail to enjoy on the deck come Summer!?
  • Functional, which are sports drinks
  • Crystal Light varieties coming soon!

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For the pop-aholics to the occasional indulger, SodaStream is one great small appliance to have in the home. It’s been handy to have for movie night with the kids, to full-on entertaining and special occasions.

Not just a ‘pop making machine’, you can enjoy tonic, sparkling flavored water and even Sparkling Green Tea. I’ve only scrated the surface when tasting all SodaStream has to offer, but already I’m very impressed with all the benefits there are to having one.

You can order straight from the SodaStream Canada website or just the retailer locator search page on the site to shop in store. For my city, that’s Sears and London Drugs!

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WIN IT: One reader is going to get their own SodaStream Fizz Starter Kit, which includes a variety pack of syrups! ARV of this prize is $200! {color of Fizz machine depends on stock availability at SodaStream}.


TO ENTER:
 Fill in the form below with your qualifying entries. Good Luck!!
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Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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301 Comments

  1. I would like to try Root Beer and Cream Soda……my favorites. But I would also like to try the Blueberry flavor….from the fruit flavors!

  2. would definately like to try the Cola and thier Ice Tea 🙂 thanks for having these great contests!! Good Luck to everyone who has entered 🙂

  3. I would love to have one of these and try the Cranberry-Raspberry and the Orange-Mango.

  4. I’d love to try “Superfruits Pomegranate” and then “Cream Soda”

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I would love to try cranberry/raspberry and the blueberry! Yummm! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. I would love to win the soda stream. I have always wanted one. This would be so awesome!

  7. The My Water variety pack contains berry, orange, and lemon-lime and the iced tea ones

  8. i would love to own one of these… great for the kids to see just how much pop they really drink!!

  9. I would like to try the regular cola to see if it actually do taste like cola,,and the orange

  10. Cola and the deit cola but I love all the variety they have. My guests would never leave. Thanks so much for the giveaway. This rocks.

  11. Blueberry sounds interesting. Mainly I would love to have one of these to have plain sparkling water, though. I go through a 2 L of club soda a day.

  12. Raspberry Lemonade & the regular cola. IF it tastes anything like real pop, my husband would be all over this!

  13. I drink a lot of diet coke so the diet cola would be a good choice but I would like to get away from that and try the cranberry or lemon.

  14. I can’t believe how popular these machines are, plus they have a wonderful website with all of the nutritional information that I look for in products. I love grapefruit everything so I would choose…grapefruit first! I even buy The Body Shop’s grapefruit scented products…it’s a pink thing I think 🙂 A fabulous contest, Tammi! Thank you and a Bravo SodaStream:)

    1. 2 flavours? OMG…what to choose…I love berries so I would choose for my second flavour – Cranberry 🙂

  15. The Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade sounds great , but any of the lemonade flavours look really good

  16. I’ve only ever seen this for the USA. I’d try the Blueberry and the Root beer. Yum – anything would do though.

  17. Lemonade and orange would be fun to try! I have seen this in the stores and would love to try it!

  18. I would love to have the cola and the lemonade. To be honest,I think I would like them all. 😉

  19. The two flavors that I want to try the most are Goodness Black Currant Pear and Goodness Apple Mango from the Sparkling Natural collection.

  20. I visited SodaStream Canada and the 2 flavors I’d like to try are Clear Kiwi Pear & Sparkling Natural
    Goodness Orange Pineapple. 🙂

  21. I visited SodaStream Canada and the 2 flavors I’d like to try are Clear Kiwi Pear & Sparkling Natural Goodness Orange Pineapple. 🙂

  22. I would like to try the blueberry, and I would love to see what crystal light flavors they will get!

  23. I’m a real ginger ale lover so I would for sure like to give that a try along with the iced tea peach flavour.

  24. I love cream soda so that would be my first pick. The green tea strawberry kiwi would be my second choice. 🙂

  25. Visited SodaStream Canada and 2 flavors I’d like to try are “Clear Mango Apple” & “Goodness Orange Pineapple”. Thank you

  26. I would like to try the two Kiwi & Pear flavors from the Sodastream Clear line. Sounds Tasty 🙂

  27. would love to win a soda stream and begin making our own pops…. i’d love to try the flavored waters as well.

  28. I would love to try the cranberry-raspberry and the cream soda. My kids would love to have this. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  29. The ice tea with peach and the superfruits with blueberry are the ones I would like to try first, then I would try the cream soda, root beer and cran-raspberry flavours!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I would love to try this, especially to make sparkling water. If I don’t win this I may even go buy one, it sounds great!

  31. I would like the Cosmo and cran raspberry. We had an old school one of these as a kid and loooooved it!!

  32. I’d like to try these from their Summer (Limited Edition) line: Honey Dew Melon and Party Mango.
    Thanks.

  33. The. Entire. Summer. Line.

    Honestly… these sound incredibly delicious and I don’t think you could find these anywhere else: Honey Dew Melon – Pineapple Grapefruit – Party Mango – Orange Peach Passion Fruit????

    I would DIE if I got one of these. I’m always so jealous of when I see it on the shelf in the store! I’m happy to learn that they come out cheaper in the end and that they’re environmentally friendly.

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