Sunday, September 13, 2009

Giveaway & Review: Soda Stream Soda Maker! (CLOSED)


We all know the best way to save money on anything is to make it yourself. And usually it's more fun doing it yourself because you can customize it: everyone loves making their own pizza or sundae, right?! What if I told you that you could make your own soda!

DH and I were very excited when Soda Stream sent us a Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker and an assortment of flavors to try out! And since we'll make up any excuse to throw a party, we assembled a team of soda connoisseurs to help us test it out! Soda Stream Soda Makers can make up to 110 liters of soda water with one co2 carbonator! And each bottle of flavoring makes up to 12 liters ( the equivalent of 35 cans) worth of soda! And it doesn't make just soda - you can also make flavored sparkling water and an energy drink comparable to a certain popular name brand!

Here is my nephew, "N", making Cola!

The set up for the machine is very easy. The co2 cartridge fits into the machine and you attach a bottle of chilled tap water to the machine. You then hit a button on the top of the machine a few times until you hear a buzz - this carbonates the water, and allows you to control the amount of carbonation you want in your soda. As soon as you reach the desired bubbliness, you pull the bottle out of the machine and add flavoring. You give the bottle a quick shake and you're done! In a total of about 3 minutes you have a 1 liter bottle of fresh soda, perfected to your taste! And the machine itself needs no battery or power source!

We were very impressed with the Fountain Jet machine and the quality of the soda! We definitely had some issues getting the right amount of carbonation- but through trial and error we ended up with some delicious & perfectly fizzy soda! Our only complaint was that the directions were a little vague. When we first were trying to carbonate the water, we had issues getting the machine to 'buzz' - but after a few tries it worked fine! The machine recommended 3 buzzes of carbonation, but we found that 5 was perfect for us.

My nephew "Z" shows off his favorite flavor!

Best features about Fountain Jet Soda Maker:

  • Make soda exactly the way you like it - customize your carbonation level and the amount of flavoring!
  • Because the flavors are made with splenda - each serving of regular soda steam soda is only 36 calories! (Diet flavors of course have 0 calories.)
  • Quick, easy and convenient!
  • No mess & easy cleanup! (Just wash/rinse the bottle!)
  • Take the machine on the deck or anywhere!(Rootbeer floats, anyone?)
  • Bottles are BPA free and reusable for up to 3 years - no waste, and no trips to the recycling center!
  • Lots of flavors and lots of variety!
The flavors themselves were right on and tasted just like (or better than) their brand name counterparts! On test day we tried Orange, Cola, Root beer and Lemon-Lime. The Lemon-Lime is very light, more like a club soda. But we found that after it sat a little bit, the flavors came out a little more and it was perfect! Out of all four of the flavors we taste tested, the Orange was definitely the best. It had a wonderful sweetness that both the kids and adults loved! Soda Stream makes over 25 regular, diet, energy and caffeine-free flavors!

One lucky Frugal & Fabulous reader will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value!) It includes the Fountain Jet in winner's choice of color (black/silver, white or red/silver) CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner's choice!

To enter please leave me a comment with:
*Your name
*Your email/blog contact
*Tell me which three flavors you would pick!

Want more chances to win? For extra entries you may:
1. Follow me on blogger!
2. Subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner (top right hand corner of this site) (=2 entries if you are a new subscriber!)
3. Enter one of my other current giveaways and come back and tell me which one you entered!
4. Link to this giveaway from your blog or website (= 2 extra entries!)
5. Add my button to your blog or web site
6. Follow @lindsfrugalfab on Twitter and tweet about it! Here's an easy copy and paste:
{ Frugal&Fabulous is giving away a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit! Enter here: http://tinyurl.com/oqnb5u @lindsfrugalfab} (Or use tweet option at top of post!)
7. Become a fan of Frugal & Fabulous on facebook (1 entry for each)

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry!)

You have until Tuesday, September 22 @ 7pm EST to enter! (Winner must respond within 48 hours.) Giveaway open to U.S. residents only

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Denise Georgescu said...

Wow! What a cool giveaway. I would like the lemon-lime, cola and orange.

Ashley said...

ashy.baby@gmail.com

I would pick these 3 flavors:

1) Cola
2) Energy
3) Fountain Mist

Ashley said...

Im following you on blogger
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Ashley said...

Im subscribed via google reader
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Beth said...

What a neat product! I'd choose cola, orange and root beer.

Ashley said...

I blogged
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Ashley said...

I blogged
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#2

Ashley said...

Have your button under supported sites in right sidebar
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Ashley said...

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Cherie said...

I'd love to try the Cranberry-Raspberry, the Cola and the Orange

Cherie wanderingpeanut@gmail.com

Cherie said...

I'm already a follower!

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Cherie said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Cherie said...

You're button is on my site - in the scrolling section of the far right sidebar.

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Cherie said...

I already follow you on Twitter and I tweeted for you

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Cherie said...

I'm a fan on Facebook (Cherie Searles) I also added your page to my page's fave's (The Wandering Peanut)

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Shannon said...

Shannon
learning2coupon@gmail.com
Root Bear, Cream Soda and Orange!
YUMMM

Cherie said...

I also entered your Feelgoodz Giveaway!

wanderingpeanut@gmail.com

Kate said...

This is such a cool giveaway!

My flavor picks would be Cola, Orange and Cranberry-Raspberry.

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Kate said...

And I follow on Blogger!

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Tj and Amy said...

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Amy Pugmire: I would choose: orange, cola, cream soda.

Tj and Amy said...

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Karen said...

I'm a google reader subscriber. This looks so fun! I'd choose cola, lemon-lime & orange.

Karen said...

I'm a google reader subscriber. This looks so fun. I'd choose lemon-lime, cola & orange.

Jennifer said...

This is the first I've stumbled on your blog...looks great. Another first, is me hearing of the soda maker...sounds neat.
Flavors:
1. Orange
2. Cola
3. Fountain Mist
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jskell911 said...

I would love to try Diet Pete, Diet Pink Grapefruit, and Ginger Ale

jskell911 said...

Follower on Google

jskell911 said...

FB Fan as well

Stephen said...

Saintlee (themtgylees@gmail.com)would choose:

1) Cola
2) Energy
3) Fountain Mist

Stephen said...

I would pick these 3 flavors:

1) Cola
2) Energy
3) Fountain Mist

Christina said...

Cool giveaway. I would have to pick cola, orange, and root beer as my flavors to try.

Christina said...

I'm a follower :)

Christina said...

I've added this to my sidebar giveaway section on my blog.

Christina said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted about it. @xtinascripps

Christina said...

I'm a fan on facebook!

Craft Tea Lady said...

CraftTeaLady AT yahoo DOT com

I follow you w/ bloglines.

1. Diet Pete's Choice.
2. Cranberry Raspberry.
3. Cream Soda.

Thanks so much for the chance!

Alexandra said...

Great giveaway. My flavors, cola, orange and cream soda. THX

Rachel said...

Rachel
itsahero@gmail.com


1. Diet Cola
2. Orange
and 3. Cream soda!

eclairre said...

diet cola, cream soda, and root beer. :)

Anonymous said...

Orange, Lemon-lime and ginger-ale.
I love this giveaway!

Renita Hegner
renitahegner@yahoo.com

lise said...

would love to try diet cola, ginger ale and root beer.

lise said...

I'm an email subscriber

cdziuba said...

Carol Dziuba


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Orange, Cream, Cola

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

follow

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/3987323812

and I follow on Twitter cdziuba

cdziuba said...

entered FlipFlops giveaway

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SavvySuzie said...

Oh man I want one of these SOO badly!
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Diet Cola
Cream Soda
Grapefruit

SavvySuzie said...

I subscribe to your feed!

Mari said...

I would pick Ginger Ale, Orange and Mango, and Lemonade

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Mari said...

Also a subscriber.

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SavvySuzie said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted..

http://twitter.com/scorbett/statuses/3987848444

Lecia said...

This is awesome!

lecia(at)hellokitty(dot)com

1) Orange
2) Pete's Choice
3) Fountain Mist

CathyH said...

This would be fun! I chose diet coke, cranberry-raspberry and fountain mist.
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CathyH said...

i follow your blog
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amanda said...

Omigosh, coolest thing EVER!

amanda @ fakeginger.com

I would choose root beer, cream soda, and diet grapefruit!

amanda said...

Followed you on Blogger! :)

amanda said...

I subscribe! :)

Birdie3008 said...

My 3 favorite flavors are
cola
rootbeer
lemon-lime

email in profile

Birdie3008 said...

Subscribe to your blog with google reader.

Laurie said...

I would choose cola, orange and rootbeer.

~Laurie

Laurie said...

Follower!

Laurie said...

I subscribe

Laurie said...

I entered your feel good flip flop giveaway

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Laurie said...

I'm a facebook fan

Laurie said...

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Luv to Save said...

I would pick the lemon-lime, orange and cranberry-raspberry.

Ethel
luvtosave at gmail.com

Luv to Save said...

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Luv to Save said...

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Tiff said...

I would choose cola, orange, and rootbeer. yum!

greentd@vcu.edu

brennaboo said...

Diet pink grapefruit, Diet root beer and the standby diet cola. Growing up, a friend had a similar machine. I was so fascinated with it. Thank you for the offer.

brennaboo said...

I follow your blog via blogger.

brennaboo said...

I'm an email subscriber. brennaboo at gmail

brennaboo said...

I entered the FeelGoodz flip flops giveaway.

brennaboo said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/brennaboo/status/3999267977

brennaboo said...

I'm a facebook fan. chavez,,brenna

Virginia said...

I would pick

diet Pete's Choice
diet Grapefruit
diet Cranberry/Raspberry

vhelmendach@hotmail.com

Virginia

I love the idea of this product!

Virginia said...

i follow you on blogger

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Virginia said...

i follow you on google reader (feedburner)

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Virginia said...

i'm a facebook fan

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Virginia said...

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Linda said...

I would pick Diet Cola, Lemon Lime, and Cranberry Raspberry.

Jason and Myndie said...

What a smart idea!

I'd choose diet cola, diet root beer and diet pete's choice(aka dr. pepper)

Amber said...

Very cool!! I would choose the ginger ale, fountain mist, and orange.

Amber
Jadens_mommy@hotmail.com

Amber said...

Following on Blogger

Amber said...

Subscribed by email.

Amber said...

Subscribed by email.

LivingBeyondMeans said...

This is realy fun! I spend way too much money on soda and would love to be able to save. Geeze... it's tough to pick the flavors. I'd have to say Diet Pete's Choice, Diet Cola and Diet Cranberry Raspberry. Too bad they don't have diet Energy.

LivingBeyondMeans said...

I subscribe via email.

LivingBeyondMeans said...

I also entered the flip flops giveaway.

LivingBeyondMeans said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (@mstiegirl23)

Amber said...

I entered the Modbe jeans giveaway. TY

Astrid said...

I would like the diet orange, diet cranberry-raspberry, and diet tonic.

(E-mail and blog are in my profile)

Astrid said...

I became a fan on Facebook.

Lauren said...

I'd want to try the Cranberry-Raspberry, Tonic, and Grapefruit.

Rene said...

My name is Rene. I would choose diet Root Beer, diet pink grapefruit and lemon lime.

Rene said...

I follow you on blogger.

Rene said...

I am a new subscriber as of today.

The Morgan Family said...

Lemon-lime, orange, cola
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Anne J said...

I would pick diet cola, diet lemon lime and diet pink grapefruit.

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Anne J said...

I would pick diet cola, diet pink grapefruit and diet lemon lime.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Anne J said...

I follow your blog

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Anne J said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

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Anne J said...

I am a fan on facebook, Anne Jolly

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Connie said...

Sounds like fun. I would pick cola, orange, and my water.

Jaime said...

diet cream soda, diet raspberry cranberry and diet ginger ale\
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Jaime said...

I follow your blog
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cherdon said...

The 3 flavors I would pick are: Orange
Lemon Lime
Cranberry Raspberry

cheryl hodgkins

cherdon@sympatico.ca


Wonderful giveaway. Please enter me. Thank you.

cherdon said...

I follow you on blogger

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cherdon said...

I already subscribe to your blog via email and google reader

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cherdon said...

I entered Feelgoodz Flip Flops

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cherdon said...

I follow you on twitter

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michelletroutt said...

Root Bear/ Cream Soda / Orange!
Thanks! What a cool thing to play with! My eight year old would sure have fun with this one!

@shelliclickedit

brennaboo said...

I entered your modbe jeans giveaway.

Bombtastic Belle said...

Diet Ginger Ale, Diet COla, and Energy
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Bombtastic Belle said...

I entered the feelgoodz flip flop giveaway
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Bombtastic Belle said...

i entered the modbe jeans giveaway
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amweeks said...

I would love to try the diet Cola, cream soda & orange!

amweeks said...

I follow on blogger! (amweeks)

amweeks said...

I subscribe!

amweeks said...

I follow on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/4076725976

Jamie said...

Jamie
Couponsarefun(@)gmail(dot)com

I would try:
Diet Fountain Mist
Diet Lemon-Lime
Diet Orange

Jamie said...

I follow you via blogger

Jamie said...

I subscribe via google reader!

Jamie said...

I have your button!

Jamie said...

I tweeted!

Jamie said...

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karenmed409 said...

Cranberry Raspberry, Root Beer and Orange

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Anonymous said...

I would love the cola, fountain mist and to try the cranberry-rasberry.
trishbazin@yahoo.com

furygirl3132 said...

Eloise Carlson
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net


I would pick:
Pete's Choice
Cola
Root Beer

Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!~

furygirl3132 said...

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Tina said...

I would love to try the Orange, Fountain Mist,and the Cola.
tinap
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furygirl3132 said...

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THE ACTORS DIET said...

Yum! I would love to try Diet Cola Caffeine Free, Diet Pink Grapefruit, and Diet Creme Soda.

Actorsdiet(at) gmail.com

Dina said...

Ooops, just left my comment on your other giveaway post... multitasking pays off! My choices are diet orange, diet tonic, and diet pink grapefruit! aitmama {at} gmail{dot} com

Dina said...

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Dina said...

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Dina said...

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Dina said...

Entered the Modbe jeans giveaway

Dina said...

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SavvySuzie said...

Tweet!

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janetfaye said...

I would pick Orange, Energy and Cola.

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janetfaye said...

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Tiffany said...

therippleaffect@gmail.com

3 flavors: Cream, Cola, Orange

Rebekah said...

I'd like to try the cream soda, root beer, and Pete's Choice.

michaelandrebekah @ gmail.com

Rebekah said...

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haydensmommy05 said...

I am a huge Diet Dr Pepper fan so my first choice would for sure be the Diet Petes Choice, then the energy (love my red bull to!), and the orange sounds really yummy!!
Haydensmommy05@hotmail.com
-Trisha-

haydensmommy05 said...

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Annie said...

fun! I would choose, Petes Choice, Cream Soda and Root beer!

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Annie said...

I follow your blog.

icefairy said...

I'd pick orange, Lemon-Lime, and Ginger Ale.
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icefairy said...

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icefairy said...

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Mallory said...

Lemon lime, diet and orange!

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hondaray6 said...

Rhonda Mason
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

I'd like to try the rootbeer, orange and gingerale. This sure sounds like a money saving gadget to have in the house! Thanks for the chance!

hondaray6 said...

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joeandbridge said...

I would like to try Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime and Orange. Yummy. Thanks for the giveaway.
Bridgette Groschen
joeandbridge@aol.com

joeandbridge said...

I follow you on blogger. Thanks!
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joeandbridge said...

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joeandbridge said...

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joeandbridge said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted your giveaway. Thanks!
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Little Miss Muffins Cakes! said...

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Little Miss Muffins Cakes! said...

My choices are diet cream, diet cranberry raspberry and diet root beer.

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