Saturday, February 21, 2009

Soda on Demand

We made an impulse purchase (at the RV store no less) last weekend, and came home with a Soda Stream. We don't drink a lot of soda - until now. The machine carbonates water, then you add the flavor of your choosing. I happen to really like bubbly water, so even without the soda flavor it seemed like a good choice.

We've had it for a week now and I've had at least a half liter of soda or bubbly water every day. It's fantastic. It's really fun to make. We got the sample pack of flavors pictured here, but after sampling only one each on Sunday night, we ordered a vat of flavors online. They arrived on Tuesday, despite the fact that Monday was a holiday.

Now we have oodles of flavors to choose from, and the only problem is picking which one I want each day. The best part is that Soda Stream products don't use high fructose corn syrup, which is the part of regular soda I dislike. Their diet versions have about 12 calories per liter, and even the regular drinks have much fewer calories and chemicals than the average store brand. They do get flat after about a day, but so far a bottle hasn't lasted either of us more than 24 hours anyway. Luckily, the starter set came with two bottles, so we can each have one.

I'm off to pick my flavor of the day.

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