I am so thrilled to have received a chance to review a Soda-Club Soda Maker. We don’t drink a ton of soda in our house. We usually drink water and only have soda once in a while. But, all of the people that regularly come over our house drink soda. And of course, each one likes a different kind of soda. Soda can be really expensive, especially when you’re trying to accommodate a number of people. That’s what makes a Soda-Club Fountain Jet perfect for a household like ours. I can make soda whenever we need it and there’s a flavor for everyone.
My parents house is the opposite. My Mom and Dad drink quite a bit of soda and they both drink one kind, diet. But, my Mom has physical problems and cannot lift anything heavy so she can’t easily buy soda at the store. That’s what makes a Soda-Club soda maker perfect for a household like my parents. They can make diet soda whenever they need it and my Mom doesn’t have to worry about how to get soda in and out of the shopping cart, in and out of the car and into the house.
Making soda in a soda machine is very quick and easy. Just put water into the bottle. Place the bottle in the machine and press to add carbonation to the water. Open the bottle, add the flavor you want, cap the bottle and gently shake twice. That’s it, you’re done. How easy is that! The end result is soda that tastes just as good as or better than what you’d get from the grocery store. You control the amount of flavor you want and the amount of fizz you want. If you want to see a Soda-Club soda machine in action, just click the 30 second demo picture to the left. The demo will open in a new window.
The unit we reviewed is small enough that it doesn’t take up a ton of space on my counter. We have a travel trailer and go camping. In case you’ve never been camping, space is a premium. We can’t fit much into our tiny fridge, usually just a few bottles of water and a quart of milk is about all of the beverages we can fit. The soda club unit is small enough we can bring it with us and make soda if anyone wants it and not take up any more room in the little fridge.
Besides being easier to buy than soda, the Soda-Club is good for the environment. Think of how many bottles and cans you wouldn’t need to dispose of if you never had to buy soda again. The machine doesn’t use electricity or batteries. And, not being produced in a big plant cuts back the amount of pollution created by the manufacturing and shipping processes. A soda machine is also economical. One of the things I like the most about the Soda-Club soda machine is that it makes just enough so that you don’t have to worry about giant bottles staying open for too long and going flat and then having to dump them out.
The Soda-Club offers three models of Home machines. There is a large line of soda flavors available to choose from – 12 regular flavors, 13 diet flavors, 2 seltzer or sparkling water flavors. There’s even an energy drink! There is a flavor chart up on the Soda-Club website that tells you which flavors are like the national brands, as well as a nutritional comparison chart showing how Soda-Club fares against national brands. The diet soda flavors are sweetened with Splenda, the good stuff! No aspartame here. The regular soda flavors are lower in sodium and contain 2/3 less carbohydrates, calories and sugar than store bought soda. All Soda-Club products are Kosher certified. We’ve tried the diet orange, diet root beer and regular cream so far and found the taste to be good. The only suggestion we have for Soda-Club is to make the flavor fill lines on the flavoring a little darker or maybe use a lighter color cap because we had a hard time seeing where to stop filling.
The folks at Soda-Club have been very generous and offered to provide a Soda-Club soda maker unit to one winner of this giveaway. The winner will receive a Black/Silver Fountain Jet soda maker, 1 carbonator, 2 reusable carbonating bottles and a selection of sample flavors, total value approximately $100.
Here’s how to get your name in for this giveaway.
Before you can enter you’ll need to visit the Soda-Club website and take a look around.
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2. For two entries leave a comment as instructed above AND include what soda you usually drink and what flavor Soda-Club has that’s like it.
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Only comments containing the required information will be entered into the drawing. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm est on Tuesday 08/05/08. Winners will be chosen at random. The winner must contact me within 72 hours of being notified by me to confirm they wish to receive the prize. US addresses only please.
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