Friday, November 22, 2013
I was recently sent a SodaStream* starter kit via House Party to hold a party and essentially advertise the SodaStream Source. It was NOT a requirement that I make a blog post on this, but I'm just so obsessed with my new SodaStream I had to share myyy thoughts!
House Party is a neat website that you can sign up for to hold "parties". Basically they send you a free item, and you commit to having a party with your friends to try out the item. I was incredibly lucky to get in on the SodaStream party! When my SodaStream arrived I fell in love instantly. I've seen them in stores but never would have purchased it for myself. However, after playing with one I definitely would have ended up buying one. Several people from my SodaStream party have ordered one already ahah!
So far I cannot find anything negative to say about this unit. It's easy to use, makes wonderful drinks, and is environmentally friendly. What more could you ask for? My favorite flavors include: Orange Soda, Ocean Spray Cranberry, Dr. Pete, and Diet Pink Grapefruit. I will warn you, all of the flavorings have a sort of "artificial sweetener" taste to them. None of the flavorings are made with High Fructose Corn Syrup, and the diet flavors are made with Sucralose instead of Aspartame. The non-diet flavors do seem to be made with a mixture of Sugar & Sucralose. This keeps calories lower than regular store bought soda brands, but something to keep in mind if you do not like to consume artificial sweeteners. They do offer regular Cola flavoring without artificial sweeteners, it's made with 100% Pure Cane Sugar. I haven't tried this one, so I am unable to tell you how it tastes. There are other flavorings as well in their "Sparkling Naturals" line that are made without artificial sweetener.
If you don't mind consuming artificial sweetener, and are looking to cut calories, SodaStream would be an amazing option for you. Even just using it to have plain sparkling water! If you prefer pure cane sugar drinks, but want to limit your intake of High Fructose Corn Syrup, I'd say this would also be a good purchase for you. The only downfall to the latter is that they don't have as wide of a flavoring choice for the no artificial sweeteners.
I took my sodas to work to have my party. Nearly all of my friends are my co-workers and it was just easier that wayyy. We had a great time tasting different flavors and even made rootbeer floats!
We work in I.T. so we've all got headsets on :) I'm not pictured because I was the photographer, and my other co-workers chose not to be photographed. We had a fun time being sillyyy && just taking a break! <333
*All opinions are my own, I was not paid to write this post. I was sent the SodaStream Kit by HouseParty.com, however, making a blog post was NOT a requirement by them. I chose to write about my SodaStream on my own accord.