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10.17.2008

Soda Club Soda Machine Review

Soda Club Soda Machine Review



Today's Review is for a Soda Lover's Starter Kit from Soda Club!



Soda Club sells at-home soda making machines that enables you to (very easily) make your very own Seltzer or Soda (pop) in a large variety of flavors. The benefits of making your own soda at home, you ask?



  • There is less waste (since you are using the same bottles over and over)

  • It's healthier (no fructose syrup! Plus it contains less sugar, carbs, sodium, and calories than national brands of soda)

  • You get to control the amount of carbonation

  • Bottles are recyclable after there use is up, plus they are BPA-free

  • When your carbonator runs out, send it back to Soda Club and they will refill it for you (which saves money from having to buy a whole new one!)

  • Requires no electricity!

  • It's easy and fun!
Having tested out my own SodaStream soda machine, I can honestly tell you all that this is the best thing since sliced bread! It really is so simple to use; within 10 minutes of opening the package up I was enjoying my own homemade soda. Seriously people, it's that easy. (click on the image to the right for a fast demo) After installing the carbonator, I filled my bottle up with water and twisted it into the machine. I pushed the button down, (this made me nervous at first, I was afraid that I would probably do something wrong and break my machine, but, lucky for me, I didn't) and pushed it a couple of times until I heard the buzz, which actually isn't as loud as I thought it would be, and then preceded to push it down to let it buzz a couple more times.

Next up, I unscrewed the bottle and put in my flavor. Okay, when they tell you to slowly pour in your flavor, they mean it! I might have missed reading that part of the instructions at first (okay, I completely missed it, I was just too excited to use my machine and didn't read the instructions as thourougly as I should have) and I just poured the flavor right in there, fast as lightening. Needless to say, it fizzed up and over the bottle and made a mess. So, when you make your soda, please do it s-l-o-w-l-y :) Then I put the cap on, rotated it a few times, and voila! Yummy, delicous soda!

Now to my favorite aspect of this whole machine. Experimenting! Ever since I was younger I have loved experimenting in the kitchen with anything and everything. So the fact that I get to mix up different flavors and see what works and what doesn't, really makes me happy. I came up with my own recipe that tastes an aweful lot like one of my fav sodas, Ruby Red. Yum! Don't get me wrong, the flavors they have are delicous and I have really enjoyed them (grape is my absolute favorite), but I just can't help trying to create even more flavors. :) I feel like a kid in a candy store! Also, with all the flavors, experimenting or not, you can make your soda as light as you want or as heavy as you want. Same thing with the carbonation, I don't like a lot, but my husband (the soda-addict who has dubbed this his "new favorite toy") likes the usual amount. Now we can completely customize our drinks exactly how we want them. Which makes both of us happy. :)

With the holiday's coming up, this would be an awesome gift for, well, anyone! Also, can you imagine how fun this would be to have at parties? You can make everyone exactly what they want. How fun would that be? This is definitely a must have item!


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64 Thoughts:

Brenda said...

This looks like a cool item. I'm going to re-read it to get the full import of it.

teresajoy said...

I did all these things:
1.link to The Giveaway with the button or widget in my Link to Me section (for as long as the button/widget is up)
2.put the special button for this giveaway up on your blog for the length of the contest
3.blog about this contest with a visible link back to this post
4.Digg" this giveaway and all of my current giveaways
5."Stumble" this giveaway and all of my current giveaways

agordon10 said...

root beer

squishpink said...

You can make your own soda! That's great! I would mix all the flavors together! well, maybe not all of them.. but most!

Dumaurier said...

The Cranberry Raspberry is delicious, so is the Root Beer...They all taste exactly like on the market sodas, and sometimes even better.

Meredith said...

This is great! I think that other than sparkling water,I would like the grape best. And I like that there are sugar-free ones available too.

Tes283 said...

MyWater Unsweetened, all-natural flavor essences of Orange or the Lemon-lime sounds great. I am not a sugar person, so the essences are just right for me.

mar said...

Lemon-Lime is my favorite flavor. I would love to see raspberry-strawberry as a flavor. thank you for the contest

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the diet cola.

wfbdoglover said...

I think my entery worked.. but it not, here is is

I know someone that has this and just loves it!! My family would probably love the vanilla creme and since I won't buy soda for them very often, they would love this machine!! ummmm a new flavor? How about strawberry, orange and lime. I bet that woulld be good mix. Especially in the summer!

singermagic1 said...

really want to try the rootbeer, should be really good freshly made

Fangirl Jen said...

http://randomthoughtsandsuggestions.blogspot.com/

I posted your button on my blog.

Sunnyvale said...

orange, grape, root beer, but not together.

Jessie W said...

I have seen this in a contest before myself and have tried to win it a couple of times. Well, three's the charm and I'll try again! I have always loved cream soda and should I win this one I'd combine cream soda and the orange for a creamsicle--yum yum!
As to a new flavor peach tea or a green tea would be very interesting!

jessie1953(at)msndotcom

Christina said...

The whole concept of making your own soda (and having fun enjoying the process, which doesn't appear to be TOO technical!) is wonderful! Maybe others have tried Vanilla Coke, but I never have, and it sounds scrumptious!

majean said...

Saw this advertised on another site and it sounded like a great idea...plus I love gadgets. I'd love to try the cream soda...and probably mixing flavors to create my own!

robmon said...

oh yummy yum, lemon lime and vanilla cola.

Lori said...

orange :)

llinda29 said...

root beer is for me

Sharon said...

orange! thanks:)

Anonymous said...

orange

sarah said...

I think our favorite would be vanilla creme. I'd love to try this system out

mogrill said...

Would love to try orange and vanilla cream!

Ardy22 said...

would love the vanilla cream. what a neat setup!!

Jeni said...

I like cola any flavor would be great all sound good

Anonymous said...

I filled out the entry form above and also added your badge to my sidebar. And, I blogged about your contest with a link to this page. This would be a nice thing to win. Thanks!

Sweetie's Sweeps (Wendy)

Kari said...

This would a wonderful family project! We don't drink a lot of soda so my kids would think this is great!

Heather said...

Pete's Choice for us

RE said...

Root Beer is my son and my favorite! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Maja said...

root beer

Toby said...

Vanilla Cream

Anonymous said...

I like root beer

elyaklang@hotmail.com

rosannepm said...

Cream soda or cola

Brenda said...

I would have to say the Diet vanilla cola.

wendy brown said...

this sounds so delicious...i would love to try the grape

joannaonthelake said...

All the flavors sound so refreshing! My favorites are Diet Cranberry
Raspberry, Diet Lemon Lime and Diet Pink Grapefruit. I have a family of 5 so we would use this all the time! The kids would most likely enjoy the Root Beer and the Vanilla Cola! Thank you for this super terrific giveaway!
joannaonthelake@gmail.com

Casey Becher said...

I'd love to try the Diet Cranberry
Raspberry.

Anonymous said...

We used to go to the A&W restaurants where they served fresh root beer in a jug and it was awesome.
Root beer for me, please.

dryshape@yahoo.com

pjgirl74 said...

Would love to try the root beer, yummy!

JOYVEN said...

would like to try the root beer or ginger ale - any chance you'll make a tropical blend flavor

David Bertolo said...

Cream Soda

Chris said...

Ginger Ale

Brooke said...

Ginger Ale and Tonic!

psalmstress said...

rootbeer of course, nothing like it fresh. Thanks

Roseann K. said...

I would chose Root Beer. Thanks for the giveaway! Great prize!

Kirby McCauley said...

Cream Soda all the way!

Valeen said...

I'd love the Vanilla Creme, though the Rootbeer is right up there too! Thanks!

Kimberly said...

I would love to try that Energy drink. I HATE Red Bull so it would be nice to have an energy drink that tastes good. I also LOVE the Vanilla Cola (Vanilla Coke is my favorite so I'd love your version of it too).

How about a cherry cola flavor? Or maybe green tea? Ice tea? Lemonade? Or even a coffee flavored drink? That would be interesting!

Thank you for a very generous giveaway

Tonya said...

i like root beer

dddiva said...

Cranberry raspberry is my choice of flavors as I love the tart yummy goodness of both of those fruits.
If I were creating a new flavor it would be raspberry lime or maybe cranberry lime.

Lia said...

Cola, thank you

Becca Ann said...

I would go with Petes choice!

Gianna said...

I'd love to try the orange :)

her5boys said...

Root beer and cream soda..yum!

klp1965 said...

i love grape soda id pick that one :)

michelle said...

For our family, favourite flavours would likely include Root Beer or Pete's Choice. As far as flavours that I would like to see, I actually like the flavoured and sweetened seltzer waters I have had that come in berry flavours...Clearly Canadian is the brand that comes to mind, though there are likely others. It is just difficult to find that time of drink that isn't sweetened with artificial sweeteners, something we don't allow in our home.

flared0ne said...

Flavors?? Pink Grapefruit, and Rootbeer!

Nice item, thanks!!

memetu said...

Fountain Mist
I like anything like Mountain Dew.

fancyfeet48 said...

Root beer and cream soda

flared0ne said...

I think people see THESE comments and think THIS is where they should enter -- but I entered up there underneath your widget, where it says "Official Entry Form", and got added to the REAL entry list (I think). And I'm not familiar with using the DIGG, but I ... did digg this and your current giveaways -- just don't DQ me for THIS (duplicate), since this isn't a legit entry, being out HERE anyway, right?

Nice how a good prize pulls people out of the woodwork, eh?!

Rachel said...

Thanks for offering this contest. Hope we win.

Orange or cream soda sound good

Swtlilchick said...

I like orange and rootbeer.I would like to see
a strawberry soda.What a nice invention.Please
enter me and thanks

ldrnc2000 said...

The Diet Pete's Choice sounds cool! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I got one today! It is AWESOME! Low sugar and my kids LOVE it!

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