I recently had a chance to learn about a great green company call Sodastream. Sodastream kindly sent me a complementary starter kit of their products.What is Sodastream? (taken from their About Us page)
Soda-Club is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Our brands, Soda-Club and SodaStream, are sold in more than 30 countries worldwide. Our long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when we introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. We continue to grow as market leaders in both technological advancements and the quality of our products. The Soda-Club system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.
Why is Sodastream green and part of Simply Green? (taken from their Earth Friendly page)
Soda-Club is an “Active Green” company. Our solution when used by consumers is actively saving CO2 footprint. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. This differs from “Passive Green” brands, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.
Because Soda-Club uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means, less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste and less transport of bottled beverages.
My thoughts about Sodastream …
Sodastream kindly sent me one of their Pure Soda Maker Kits and a sampler of their flavors. (Pictured is the Fountain Jet kit … keep reading to see why.) My husband has been wanting to make our own sodas for awhile so he was really excited when this showed up. We have had a chance to try several of the flavors sent already. My favorite so far is the orange flavor. I also really like the MyWater Essence Flavors. They are really refreshing but give you the extra bubbles in your drink if you are a bubble lover!;) We also got the diet soda flavor and I put that to test of my diet soda drinking family and they said it was good. That is pretty darn good for them! This is a really great item for you or for a gift! I think we are about ready to invest in some more carbonators if that tells you anything about how well it is received at our house!
Sodastream has offered a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value!) It includes the winner’s choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice. How great is that?!
NOTE: I was provided with complementary products by Sodastream to provide this review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.