Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by imaketouchtheme, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

    Dec 5, 2007
    As I was checking out at Walmart earlier this evening, I saw a soda maker called SodaStream. It look fairly interesting. Has anyone here used/own one? What are your thoughts?
  2. flameproof macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2011

    If you tap water is of good quality, and if you like soda water (I do) then get one.

    But if you live in a place were bottled soda water is available then I wonder if you really safe money as the local bottled variety is quite cheap - and the CO2 refills are quite expensive.

    But that is just my thought.
  3. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I believe bottled water is sold everywhere.

    Looks interesting I wonder if there is any savings over buying pre bottled pop.
  4. scarrab666 macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2009
    The Memories...

    These were huge in the UK and part of most peoples childhoods (or at least of my vintage) in the UK... Buy it, you won't be sorry, but you will get fatter... :)
  5. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    Don't put sugar in fat will form.
  6. flameproof macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2011
    But sparkling not. In my desert I can only get Perrier, and that's expensive.


    How so? Water has 0 calories, same for C02.
  7. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    But the syrup you can use to flavour the water does.

    Like scarrab666 says, these were huge in the 1980's, we had one... tap water, a squirt of syrup and then whoosh.... fizzy pop. It was like voodoo. :cool:

    Get busy with the fizzy. :D
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    Would you like a Breville toastie to go with that?
  9. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I'm not a fan of them. My cousin was in that generation that had them as kids, so we bought her one for her birthday recently. The "cola" flavour one was awful, just tasted like shop brand coke! When it's £2 for 4 litres of regular Coca Cola then I don't see the point in spending more for a Sodastream.

    I hear other flavours are better though.
  10. spykthomas macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2012
    My friend had one of these when we were kids. We didn't use the branded syrups, we just used fruit cordials from the supermarket. Just as good.
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    We have a friend who has one, and they always send over bottles to us. You're not saving any money, but I guess they're fun to use.
  12. jeremy h macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008
    Cor! Now you're talking - and how about some Angel Delight for pudding?

    A baked bean Breville Toastie followed by Angel delight and a clear run at a fully gassed up Sodastream - it's stuff of dreams for a 10 year old! And who says the British can't do haute cuisine?

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