Monday, January 18, 2010

Soda Stream Review and Giveaway

My husband is a pop junkie.
Seriously.
J-U-N-K-I-E.
The amount of pop that we go through, the bottles and cans I see wasted, the amounts of money that I spend on it... is TERRIBLE. He would drink at least a 2-liter or half a 12 pack a night if I let him. That's why when I found Sodastream I was super excited! Pop that I can EASILY make in my own home, with reusable bottles, and I don't even have to go anywhere?!?! Count me in!
"Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor."

I received the Penguin soda machine, soda sampler, bottles of root beer and ginger ale flavoring, and a set of sparkling water flavoring for review purposes. I was sooo excited when I received the package in the mail! I pulled it out right away and read through everything... but I have to admit that I was afraid of the c02 bottle. :D So I waited until my hubby got home to put it together and try it out. It was extremely easy to set up and use.
We used all of the flavors in the sample pack and we're pleasantly surprised at the taste! I couldn't tell the difference between Sodastream and other major Soda retailers! The only thing I recommend is to go light on the co2 pump... you can always add more carbonation... but too much and the batch is ruined! Our favorite flavoring was the root beer... I could seriously drink it all day! So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that our local Sears carries some of the flavors! (including the root beer :D )

We love our Sodastream Penguin machine... and love that we have the opportunity to share that love with you! TFTA have teamed up with Sodastream to bring my readers the chance to experience Sodastream for themselves! One reader will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lovers Start-Up Kit (retail value of $100). Included is choice of black-silver,white, or red-silver fountain set, CO2 to make over 100 liters, 2 reusable bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full sized flavors of the winners choice!

To Win:
~ You must fulfill the mandatory entry before additional entries!
~ You must leave each entry in a separate comment!
~ You must leave an email address that I can reach you at.

Mandatory Entry
What Soda Flavor would you like to try?

Additional Entries
1 Entry- Become a Follower of The First time Around! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Become a facebook fan of The First Time Around! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Become an email subscriber of TFTA! (let me know here)
1 Entry- Grab my button and let me know where to find it!
1 Entry per current giveaway of mine that you enter :)
1 Entry- Follow 1sttimearound on Twitter and tweet the following:

Win a SodaStream Starter Kit
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ends 2/2/10

This giveaway will end on February 2nd, 2010 at 11:59 pm. At that time I will choose a winner using random.org and let them know via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner using random.org.

108 comments:

cheezpoofs said...

I would like to try the energy drink flavor. Or the cream soda.

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I would like to try the rootbeer flavor.

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butterflies.in.a.jar said...

The Orange Mango flavor sounds really good! I'd like to try that! Or the energy drink flavor. DF goes through energy drinks like you would't believe so it would be nice to have something like this so we stop spending a small fortune on them!!

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cdziuba said...

I want to try Cream soda.


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Stephanne said...

I'd love to try ginger ale! This would be perfect for us because DH is a serious soda junkie as well. It seems like he's always saying we're out!

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the orange mango. I love mango.


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Candace said...

I would love to try Root Beer!

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miss_moneymaker said...

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BBPartyGirl said...

I would like to try the Pete's Choice or the Lemon Lime :)

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Lisa said...

I would like to try root beer. That's my favorite flavor of pop.

Mommy Is Green said...

I would like to try Cranberry-Raspberry!

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Owen's Mom said...

I really want to try their cream soda and also the MyWater Berry flavor.
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The Mommy Homemaker said...

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Pete's Choice or Energy!

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News Around The Blogs said...

I want to try diet cranberry!


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I like cream soda

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purplelover04 said...

i would like to try the Lemon Lime

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