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Ahhhh!!! I've been talking about getting one of these non-stop since October! I am so glad I seen your post. So you do like it? It tastes just like the real thing? Is it actually cheaper to go that route? We've been considering getting it,
Ahhhh!!! I've been talking about getting one of these non-stop since October! I am so glad I seen your post. So you do like it? It tastes just like the real thing? Is it actually cheaper to go that route? We've been considering getting it, and just 2 days ago I mentioned wanting one and our 13 year old told my lovie he should get me one for Christmas, but I was really unsure. So now I am glad to have heard a little about it.
So it is cheaper. This is great news. I'm really glad you posted this! I think we'll save up and get one. Plus, they look kinda fun to use.
It is not cheaper if you go the sodastream route. The carbonation refills will cost upwards of $20, because you are locked into their system..if you use a coupon at Bed, Bath Beyond, I think its something like $15. Buy a Primo sparkler instead and you can refill the CO2 at Dicks sporting goods, paintball shops etc for $3-4 a pop. A refill lasts me about 45days and I probably drink 2 liters a day.
I buy the soda mix with coupons too at BBBY and works out to like $3.33/syrup. You will save money doing it that way. You can use SodaStream, Primo or other flavors to make your drinks.
Going Sodastream route, it's about a wash depending how much you drink. I refused to be chained to their CO2 refill scam.
I got a 2nd Primo system on Living Social for $35! About the same cost for a 2nd CO2 canister and extra bottle, which was a great deal.
If you are a serious carbonation lover, there are other options to make your own CO2 for pennies, but it will cost more upfront and you would have to buy a 5lb or more CO2 tank and regulator etc. Most people won't want to bother with that.
I did a lot of research before buying one. IF you have any questions, feel free to ask. Yes, they do taste like the real thing to me. In some cases better.