Promises, promises and a GIVEAWAY!

Have you heard of or seen the Soda Stream machine? It is now pretty mainstream so I have seen it over and over when out shopping which is why I am so glad to get the opportunity to get to review this nifty (and thrifty) machine. So here are the soda stream claims:
Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.
Lets go through this step by step: It was totally simple, much easier than I thought it would be and while it took me a bit longer than 30 seconds I am sure that after I get the knack of it I will be faster. There is no clean-up as promised.
It was very fresh as I used water just from the tap versus water that has been sitting in plastic bottles for who knows how long. I also filled it right into the resuable bottles thus protecting the environment from all those nasty bottles and cans.
No heavy bottles to carry, store or throw away although I willl still have to shop for, lug home and store carbonators and flavorings.
Flavor of your choice-- they have you covered in this department everything from energy drink flavor (fantastic by the way) to diet grapefruit. There are also water enhancers if you don't like soda quite as much.
Simple to clean and reuse-- yes.
My soda maker does match my decor (silver and black) but is not quite as sturdy as I expected. It looks heavy and of high quality but is actually plastic.

Overall, this machine is a great purchase for many reasons-- it is cost effective and is eco-friendly. Some aspects are not quite as appealing like you do have to actually make your own soda dnd would not make a huge amount at a time. On the flip side, I think this will be fun for my son and I to do together when he is a bit older.
The moment you have all been waiting for-- the giveaway! Another simple one of course, email me the flavor you are dying to try by SodaStream and also let me know that you follow my blog. The lucky winner will be chosen at random on Sunday the 30th. Good luck! (Please make the subject of your email SodaStream Giveaway).