Make Your Own Soda

I am addicted to diet soda and I have decided to save money, I need to find a way to make your own soda at home. I feel as if I need to go to a 12 step meeting for soda addicts because I drink a boat load of it every day! Granted, my husband and kids do drink some, but for the most part, it is all about me. We probably go through 1-2 2 liter bottles per day. When you figure out the cost as well as how all that plastic effects our environment, it gives you pause for thought. I never paid attention to how much soda my family consumed until I was preparing to write this review. I am more than a little shocked and embarrassed at this. Why are we not drinking more water you ask? Cuz I hate it unless it is fizzy and flavored! Thanks to SodaStream, I am no longer going to feel guilty about my addiction.

Started way back in 1903, the SodaStream company has been innovators in the beverage industry. Currently the big seller for the company is a system that lets you make flavored carbonated beverages at home. Not only are you saving money, but you are cutting down on your recycling quite a lot. Believe it or not, the SodaStream company provides 600 MILLION liters of fizzy drinks all over the world. Since SodaStream is one of the largest beverage companies in the world, they employ more than 1,000 people. There are also 65 patents and 198 trademark registrations worldwide.  That is really impressive don’t you think?

Cutting Your Grocery Bill

I know there are many single income households out there and many are looking for ways in cutting your grocery bill.  As I said,  my family pays a lot for our carbonated drinks and since we are a single income family we really shouldn’t buy it so much. I estimated my family (ok, ok…ME) spends an average of more than $450 a year on soda. When you compare that to the annual average cost of SodaStream beverages at $302, you are saving $168 per year. I bet you could findThis system is so easy to use that my kids were able to make soda within just a few minutes. I know you are wondering about the taste, right? Honestly the home made soda was really close to the national brands. I love fizzy flavored water and with SodaStream, there are many flavor choices and it really does taste just like store bought. With over 100 flavors, there is certainly a flavor for everybody in the family. We had a birthday party recently and used the SodaStream for beverages and it was such a hit! The kids got a kick out of it and the parents were pleasantly surprised at the taste and savings of store bought brands. I do have one word of caution when using the SodaStream. Please don’t hurry!! Make sure your bottle is attached to the machine properly or you will have a squirt in the face (Yes, it was me!!).

One winner will receive the Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit ($99.95) which includes: – Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white), – 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years, – Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda, – Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors, – 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

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