Do you have a Sodastream?

Do you have a Sodastream?

Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Okay so I purchased a Sodastream awhile back earlier in 2011 and have been using it since. I personally like the machine because I am not a huge soda drinker, and it's nice to make 1 every now and then or take some to work. The website is link if you want to overlook what it is. But basically the machine uses a CO2 cylinder to carbonate water, and you add syrup afterwards. If your big into trying to reduce waste then you might like the sodastream, rather than all those bottles/cans that would otherwise be recycled.

Anyways, I like mine, the flavors are good for the most part, some I like better than regular name brand soda, while others are not so good. They use Splenda as the sweetener rather than Aspartame. So if your someone who can really pick up on the Splenda sweetener in food/drink then I doubt you will like this stuff. If anyone else here has one, what do you think of it? Have you mixed any flavors together or carbonated something other than the syrups?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes
Cookie Monster Mike , Gracie , Missmarc , ~LaUr3n~ , LowFreqFreak , dv8
6  (12%)
No
zwee75 , Gary A. , unfulfilled , TheSlyFox , wetone123 , Masokisti , Rossie , Stinkytofu10 , namelesschaos , Sohotdinosaur , DeliciousSurprise , Do-Re-Mi , Mr. E , Mew , BobbiJay , True Pleasures , Katelyn , Eva Schwaltz , bayosgirl , AJvil , Love Perpetua , darthkitt3n , Lummox , Jul!a , Bignuf , LAndJ , Kindred , mistressg , Anjulie , Ansley , Diabolical Kitty , snuggly , Modern^Spank^Anthem , LaSchwartz , Taylor , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Lover of Leather , Fun with Dick & Jane
38  (76%)
Sodastream? What are you talking about crazy person!
Swish , Nazaress , leelee , K101 , padmeamidala , aliceinthehole
6  (12%)
Total votes: 50
Poll is closed
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zwee75 zwee75
I wanted on this Christmas but we're moving and will be living in a small apartment temporarily so we figured we'd wait. How was the Dr Pepper flavor? Did you try it?
01/22/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
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Originally posted by zwee75
I wanted on this Christmas but we're moving and will be living in a small apartment temporarily so we figured we'd wait. How was the Dr Pepper flavor? Did you try it?
I have tried it in regular and diet and it's well, pretty good in my opinion. A huge group of people hate the Dr Pepper one to be honest with you. But I still wanted to give it a try and for me the regular one tastes pretty good, the Diet was gross though. But we are all different I guess lol.

The orange and grape are my favorites so far, the cherry cola was meh, something tasted weird in it. I like the cola free they offer, to me it tastes more like real coke compared to their version of coke. Where I work I think we have about 20 or more flavors.
01/22/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
No I don't have one but I'm checking out the site and it looks pretty cool. Lots of flavors to choose from especially in the Green Tea
01/22/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Sounds interesting!
01/22/2012
Gracie Gracie
We love ours! I thought it would help me stop the diet coke addiction. Alas it did not. We don't like any of the flavoring syrups, but use it to add to fruit juice, or drink it plain.
01/22/2012
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
I've never had one, but it looks interesting.
01/22/2012
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I really want one! I think it would be really cool and I'd love to mix flavors and experiment with it.
01/22/2012
Rossie Rossie
Nah, I don't think I'll ever purchase one of those, I'm not a fan of carbonated drinks and artificial sweeteners.
01/22/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
I never knew about this before! How neat! I wonder if I'd like it the same as name-brand pop, though.
01/22/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
These look neat!
01/22/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Okay so I purchased a Sodastream awhile back earlier in 2011 and have been using it since. I personally like the machine because I am not a huge soda drinker, and it's nice to make 1 every now and then or take some to work. The website is link if ...
I really like mixing carbonated water with fruit juice. It makes drinking juice more pleasant. Orange juice + carbonate water > orange soda in my opinion I was looking into getting a Sodastream a while ago, then we started drinking more tea and coffee. Now we don't drink nearly as much soda
01/22/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Okay so I purchased a Sodastream awhile back earlier in 2011 and have been using it since. I personally like the machine because I am not a huge soda drinker, and it's nice to make 1 every now and then or take some to work. The website is link if ...
Yes I am big on reducing waste, and yes I will be looking to get a sodastream. Thanks for the informative post!
01/22/2012
leelee leelee
sounds cool
01/22/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by Nazaress
I never knew about this before! How neat! I wonder if I'd like it the same as name-brand pop, though.
I find that most people who drink name brand pop quite often have the hardest time liking the Soda Stream. It also depends on your taste buds/personality. I'm usually not a picky person with a lot of things in life, I'll drink just about any soda as long as it doesn't taste like piss.

My Asst. Mgr at work is a die hard MT Dew drinker, probably 2-5 cans of MT Dew every day. She tried the "Fountain Mist" (Mt Dew Imitation) from Sodastream and she described it as tasting like goat piss lol.

The orange soda they have tastes, at least to me, almost identical to something like, Fanta Orange, or Crush. I enjoy the diet root beer also, their regular root beer, tastes like those root beer barrel candies, problem with that is that it is way too sweet.
01/22/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
No, but I'm curious about it if I hand money I would probably get it.
01/22/2012
Do-Re-Mi Do-Re-Mi
I don't have one. I think they're really cool but I drink soda maybe once every five months. It would just go to waste for me.
01/22/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by namelesschaos
No, but I'm curious about it if I hand money I would probably get it.
The initial cost of the machine is the bad part, generally at least $80 for the cheaper one I have seen. I was very lucky, we had the cheap one in the red color and it was put on clearance for $60, I waited for a clearance sale to start where I get 20% off of clearance and also an extra 20% off for my employee discount. I think it cost around $35 for mine. Otherwise I doubt I would have bought one.
01/22/2012
Mr. E Mr. E
We don't drink nearly as much soda as we used to; therefore, we have not even considered purchasing one.
01/22/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I was part of the test group. I got mine free and used it for a few months to get like $75 for doing the testing. I still have it but I don't use it.

P.S. if anyone wants to buy it, make me an offer!
01/22/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I was part of the test group. I got mine free and used it for a few months to get like $75 for doing the testing. I still have it but I don't use it.

P.S. if anyone wants to buy it, make me an offer!
Did you enjoy it overall? Or were the flavors too different with the splenda in them? That's one of the biggest complaints I hear, people often complain they get an after taste of splenda. But yet they don't with aspartame in name brand soda such as Coca Cola and Pepsi. Personally I get no after taste from either, but I would rather splenda than aspartame.

Plus I like the fact that even when I make regular soda with Sodastream that there is soooo much less sugar, calories etc compared to the other crap on the market. Soda is bad for ya in any case, but I don't feel as bad for drinking this stuff from time to time.
01/23/2012
BobbiJay BobbiJay
I almost bought one of these but then i would be too tempted to drink soda. I personally love water and would prefer not to have the temptation of soda.
01/23/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
Quote:
Originally posted by BobbiJay
I almost bought one of these but then i would be too tempted to drink soda. I personally love water and would prefer not to have the temptation of soda.
I love a variety of drinks so I like leaving it sitting out on the kitchen counter for more options. Whether juice, water, coffee, hot chocolate, milk and choco milk, soda etc. I like selection, but yes in some cases, depending on the person, the sodastream could lead to more drinking of soda, for me it does not. I limit myself, no more than 1 soda a day, I make a 1/2L bottle, or 500ml. Even then I don't always make one a day. I try to drink only diet also.
01/23/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
Reading this thread makes me want to try one out. Do they do samples/demos at any stores?
01/23/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
We rarely drink soda. Whenever hubby talks me into it, it burns because I'm not used to it anymore.
01/23/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
This looks fun and good but I don't have one : )
01/23/2012
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I don't have one but I would love one!
01/23/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Okay so I purchased a Sodastream awhile back earlier in 2011 and have been using it since. I personally like the machine because I am not a huge soda drinker, and it's nice to make 1 every now and then or take some to work. The website is link if ...
No, But I would like to get one.
01/23/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
Okay so I purchased a Sodastream awhile back earlier in 2011 and have been using it since. I personally like the machine because I am not a huge soda drinker, and it's nice to make 1 every now and then or take some to work. The website is link if ...
Never heard of Soda stream.
01/23/2012
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I don't actually like soda or carbonated water, but I think it's a fantastic idea. A friend of mine who adores seltzer has one and it has saved him a lot of money.
01/23/2012
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