Saturday, September 11, 2010

then I had a I'm a believer!

I am not a soda drinker.  I will have MAYBE one can a week.  I do, however, love sparkling water. So when the great people at SodaStream sent me one of their machines to try out, I was skeptical.  How could a machine make soda or sparkling water/juice like I buy at the store?

I received a SodaStream machine, the CO2 Carbonator, two reusable bottles, and a huge variety of soda flavors!! I was so excited when it came in the mail! We opened it up right away and gave it a try.  We decided to try cola first since my husband and I both love Coke. We could not believe how simple it was to make and use!  First open the back part of the SodaStream machine, screw in the CO2 Carbonator, then close back up the back. Then, rinse your soda bottle, fill it with cold tap water, and screw it onto the machine. Press the button on the top of the machine (about 3 or 4 times) until you hear it make a funny noise.  Choose your flavor, mix it in, shake, and enjoy!!!!  Regular old tap water is instantly turned into sparkling water or soda!  Genius! It was amazing, and tasted exactly like the name brand soda.

SodaStream soda is healther than regular soda or juices and is better for our planet!
Now for some info from the Sodastream website:
How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?

SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).

According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.

Using your own home carbonation system means:
•Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
•Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.

Be sure to check this out if you love soda or other sparkling drinks! You can click here to find out where to get your own SodaStream!

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