I used to drink soda A LOT. As in, several a day. Thankfully, I weaned myself off of that bad habit, and learned to drink a lot more water (ok, and iced coffee). But I still really enjoy having a nice cold soda a few times each week. I think because I don’t drink them constantly I enjoy the flavor so much more now whenever I have one!
Given the fact that I only imbibe in a carbonated beverage a few times each week, buying 2 liters of soda are ALWAYS a waste of money in my house. We only get about halfway through the bottle before it is F-L-A-T. I don’t like to crowd my pantry with 12 packs of soda, either. They take up a lot of room, and I find that if they are there, I’m more likely to reach for one often. Finally, paying the premium prices for those 20 ounce bottles is more than I can stomach. Given our soda habits and preferences, its actually a little bit tricky to get soda!
How to Make Soda
But, my friends, now we have such a cool and fun way to have just the right amount of soda whenever the mood strikes. Have you heard of SodaStream? It’s a company that creates products for making soda at home. I already know what you are thinking: There’s NO WAY that can be worth the pain in the rear that it must be to make your own, and there’s NO WAY that whatever you make will taste decent. I had my own suspicions, believe you me. But check out my video where you’ll see me make soda for the very first time ever and see for yourself!
Now that you’ve seen how to make soda, I’ll tell you more about why I really like SodaStream. It isn’t quite as sweet as the national soda brands you might be familiar with, but that’s for a very good (for you) reason. SodaStream sodas DO NOT contain high-fructose corn syrup! That stuff is SO TERRIBLE for you and is one of the reasons that I cut back on soda, overall. Furthermore, the diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda, not aspartame. It even contains smaller doses of caffeine than most brands, if caffeine consumption is something you are trying to watch.
|SodaStream Lemon Lime||36||9g||9g||25mg||0mg|
SodaStream bottles are 1 liter, and that is PERFECT! We can both enjoy a few nice tall glasses of soda before we have emptied it, and so far, we’ve made it to the end of each bottle while there was still plenty of fizz left. Since there’s less to drink, I don’t feel stressed out about making sure we drink it all before it goes flat (am I the only one who feels that way when they get a 2 liter?). As a result, I drink just the amount I want, and not a drop more! I also love that if we are having company over for dinner, we don’t need to make a special trip to the store to get some soda. We can just make whatever they want when they arrive. Finally, I love that using SodaStream as opposed to buying your own sodas in 2 liters or aluminum cans results in so much less waste. You simply reuse the 1 liter bottles you have again and again, and the only plastic that is getting recycled is your flavor bottles, and it takes a good long while to get through one flavor bottle! Compare that to all the cans and plastic bottles a family might throw out or recycle in a given week. There’s really no comparison, folks. SodaStream is better for your health, the environment and your wallet! I think it is absolutely fabulous.
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