This post is part of my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide! To learn more please click here.
I was beyond excited to have an opportunity to review SodaStream as part of the 2013 Savvy and Sassy Holiday Gift Guide. We received the SodaStream Fountain Jet in Black and Silver. The Fountain Jet Seltzer Starter Kit includes the Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker, (1) 60 liter Carbonator, (1) BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle and a Sodamix Variety 6 pack. We also received a variety of Sodamix flavors to try.
I was a little intimidated before I took the SodaStream out of the box. I really thought it was going to be complicated and difficult but I was completely wrong. First of all, there is nothing to plug in. It does not require any electricity, I had assumed it would. The Carbonator tank was very simple to install, it just screws in. After that all we had to do was fill the soda bottle with cold water and screw it to the machine. Press the carbonation button a few times and add your choice of flavoring and you have soda.
The entire soda making process was quick and sooooo easy. It wasn't messy either. Literally in less than 5 minutes from removing it from the box we had soda. It is fairly compact in size and does not take up much of my counter space.
This would be a great gift for the Soda lover in your life or as a family Christmas gift. It is perfect for those who want the flexibility of having soda at anytime without having to lug cans and bottles from the store. I love that it is a greener option than traditional soda with less waste. I also have a much larger option of flavors that are easily kept on hand.
I love that there are so many soda flavors to choose from. In fact there are over 100. There is a flavor for every palate. For those trying to avoid sugar or artificial sweeteners, there are even varieties made with Stevia. I really like the Country Time Half & Half. So far it is my favorite flavor.
For more information you can visit the SodaStream website. You can also find check out the SodaStream Facebook page and follow SodaStream on Twitter.
The SodaStream Fountain Jet Seltzer Starter Kit retails for $79.95 and is available 3 color options. It can be found in store at major retailers and online at the SodaStream website or on Amazon. Carbonators can also be purchased online or in store. Bottles of Sodamix start at $4.99. You can locate an in store retailer here.
Disclosure: I was provided a SodaStream Fountain Jet machine and Sodamix flavors in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed in this review are that of my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor's site. Thank you to SodaStream for allowing me to review their Home Soda Maker!