Soda Stream Review!
I have wondered every time I see the Soda Stream soda makers, "Do they work?"
Soda Stream USA sent me a kit that included:
- Black n Silver Fountain Jet w/ Container Bottle
- 1 CO2 Bottle
- 1 Carbonating Bottle
- 3 Sparkling Water Flavors
- 8 full Soda Syrups
- 6 1L Sample Soda mix Variety Syrups
It was an awesome experience!
I was so excited to open the kit. I couldn't wait to try it! I was like a little kid at Christmas. I immediately opened the manual and read the instructions.
I UN-boxed everything and filled my carbonating bottle with water to the fill line then set it in the refrigerator to chill. It was so hard to chose which Soda Syrup I wanted to try first. While I waited on the water to chill, I popped the cap off the back, screwed the CO2 into place and popped the back on it. That was it! Very easy assembly! I was impressed that you really don't need any more instruction than that. After that I was ready to go.
Once the water had chilled, I took it from the refrigerator. Uncapped the bottle and tilted the lever back. I screwed the carbonating bottle into the front of the Fountain Jet.
There's no power, no batteries, no electricity, no cords, nothing besides the Fountain Jet! I pressed the button down in 3 firm, short bursts until the carbonating bottle filled with bubbles! :)
I then pushed the lever back and heard a NORMAL hissing sound, so don't be alarmed! That sound is just a small bit of gas escaping, but I did jump a bit! I unscrewed the carbonating bottle and set it aside.
From there, I filled my measuring cup up with cola. Tilting the bottle back, I then poured the measured cola into the bottle. I tightly closed the lid and shook it gently.
Taking that first sip, I gagged. It tasted horrible! I couldn't figure out what I had done! It tasted like cola from a restaurant when their CO2 machine is hissing. I thought it needed more Cola. Nope, now it just tasted flat. I tried to add more CO2. Then I just ruined it.
What did I do wrong?? EVERYONE loved their machine, but mine tasted awful.
I wasn't going to give up! I reread the instructions, tried again and failed. Finally, I went to SodaStreamUsa.com's FAQ and read that I wasn't pushing the button until I heard the LOUD BUZZ!
Retrying it again, this time using the Energy Syrup, I was impressed! It tasted just LIKE Redbull! But Better! It was FRESH and DELICIOUS!
If I can offer any advice... it's PUSH UNTIL YOU HEAR THE LOUD BUZZ! Otherwise, you aren't adding enough carbonation!
Every drink is fresh and fizzy. I will never buy canned soda... ever AGAIN!
I love it!! I tell everyone about it and show it to everyone who comes in the house!
You definitely need to head over to SodaStreamUSA.com and see for yourself!
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**SodaStreamUSA sent me a free product to review. I was under no obligation to write I positive review if I did not so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to host a giveaway in exchange for the product. All opinions are my own honest opinions. Your opinion may differ**