SodaStream Source Soda Maker Machine Holiday Review & Jet Soda Maker

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Every year for the holidays I’m such a practical gift giver (and receiver!), and that means that means I am always looking for that perfect gift that can be shared by the entire family. Something that would benefit all of us in the family, and even extended out to our company and guests throughout the year. We recently received the SodaStream Source Soda Maker which has been just fabulous the past couple of week that we’ve been using it! Not only are there a huge amount of flavors to choose from, but they are a healthier choice over regular soda brands of which I am desperately trying to break the habit of having so much!! Their SodaStream sodas have less sugar, carbs, calories, and sodium than regular brand soda – plus there is NO high fructose corn syrup.  AND my favorite? They have an entire “Naturals” soda line which is made with all-natural ingredients and really tastes great. No artificial flavors, in artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors and no preservatives!

All of the SodaStream machines are stylish and don’t take up much room but the Source machine is particularly stunning – we have it out on the countertop when guests so they can choose their own flavors.

The machine comes with a specially designed bottle to carbonate your beverages in, a carbonation tank, the machine itself, and some sampler flavors. I highly recommend purchasing at least an extra set of bottles since you can only use these to make your beverage and it’s nice to be able to have several flavors available and made at one time.  You just place the bottle with cool water (I like to keep mine in the fridge when not in use) up into the Source machine, push down to lock in place, and slide the entire front section down to automatically carbonate your drink. Voila! You’re now ready to add the soda syrup of your choice! But be forewarned – you’re going to want to slightly tilt your water bottle as you are pouring the syrup in otherwise you will have a bit of a soda explosion!

Oh goodness there are SO many reasons that I love this machine. For one, it’s cheaper to buy (or make!) natural soda this way. Secondly, there are SO many choices! My husband can pick his Crystal Light flavors, my kids can choose soda (and natural soda!) and I can choose my natural beverages.

So what’s the ongoing cost of actually owning a soda machine? The biggest expenses are the carbonation tank, and the soda syrup itself. There are many retail locations that sell the carbonation tank brand new, BUT you can also take in your old one and  exchange it for a new one which is about half the price ($15ish). Of course a lot depends on how much you actually drink, etc. The soda syrup also varies on price depending on whether you buy the naturals line or other flavors. Each of the regular soda flavors makes about 12 liters of soda (equivalent to about 33 cans) and runs roughly $5-$7 depending on the flavor/brand. The naturals soda runs about $10 and each bottle has about 6 liters in it. But don’t forget to factor in the fact that it’s considerably healthier than your alternative soda options! I will pay more money just for that alone and really, you’re really not paying that much more when you factor it all in – it’s pretty comparable in price!

Honestly just for the ease and convenience of making your own sodas at home, and the fact that you can purchase natural sodas, and that all of them are a healthier option – I would say it’s totally worth the price. And to be totally honest we have used this for MORE than just making soda! We have turned it into a science lesson both with our own kids and with the students at school. The machine is so easy to take to class since it’s light and portable and makes a great hands-on activity when learning about gases! Trust me – the kids go NUTS for it!

Overall – a very well made product with a LOT of options!  I am just super thrilled to see the brand expansion into natural beverages, Crystal Light, Ocean Spray, Kool-Aid, Country Time, Cocktail Mixers, and even energy drinks along with their regular and diet soda flavors. I have already seen some fantastic prices this year on SodaStream machines too! SodaStream doubles as a fun way to create your own sodas and entertain guests, and well as strive for healthier soda options in your house. SodaStream products are available of course through SodaStream directly, online (Amazon etc.)and also at major retailers like Best Buy . (view all available stores here)


And WHOO! SodaStream has generously offered the chance for one of my readers to win their own SodaStream machine!! Here’s what is included in the prize package:

      Fountain Jet Soda Maker– winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)

–          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years

–          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda

–          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors

–          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

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  1. I would love one of these! The natural flavors would be great – I am trying be beat mt Diet Coke addiction and get away from artificial sweeteners. Can you carbonate juise too?

  2. Would love to have one and save $$ and calories

    1. lauren manns says:

      I would love one too!

  3. Amanda Fisher says:

    I have wanted one of these since they first came out but have yet to be able to afford it.

  4. Amanda Fisher says:

    Grape sounds amazing g!

  5. Love the root beer!

  6. This looks like fun!

  7. debbie jackson says:

    country time or the sparkling tea flavors

  8. Cran-Grape sounds awesome! Also would like to try the naturals and flavor essences.

  9. Cherry Cola!!

  10. I love it!!

  11. I would love to have one. Have seen them in the store but never have the money to buy one.

  12. Terri Wakild says:

    Natural Sparkling Cola!

  13. I would take it to school!

  14. This looks great. I really think your review is a good one. I want one of these in my kitchen… 🙂

  15. YUM!! Country Time Lemonade!

  16. Dorothy Buras says:

    I want a healthier way for soda.

  17. Debbie Basham says:

    Cherry Cola sounds great. It would be nice to have one of these!

  18. My sister has one and we even used it whole camping.

  19. Ginger Ale sounds delish! This would be cool to have! 🙂

  20. This looks so cool! My brothers and mom have one and they all love it!

    1. Fav flavor would be ginger ale!!

  21. Robin Marshall says:

    Would love to try Cola Free!

  22. Dorothy Buras says:


  23. I would love to try the country time half and half!

  24. I would love just to make plain carbonated water and use it for cocktails

  25. Charlotte Wilson says:

    I am looking for something between soda and plain seltzer water so this would be perfect! Would make my own natural version of vanilla cherry soda!

  26. I would give this to my husband who is addicted to pop!

  27. I would love to have one at school and home! Ocean Spray for school and the new cocktail mixes for at home! 🙂

  28. Tracy Prater says:

    I have been wanting to try this. I need to beat my fountain Pepsi addiction, which I love for the carbination. Hoping that making my own, somewhat healthier, drinks help. I would love to try the teas!

  29. I already have an older model at home, but would love an additional one to take to work! We love just plain seltzer at our house! Someone asked about carbonating juice – for that, all you do is make it plain seltzer water and then pour into a glass with your own splash of juice.

  30. Would love to give this away to my parents as a gift – they’re frequent soda drinkers and this would be a great/healthier alternative for them

  31. I would love to try Root Beer!

  32. Kim Konieczka says:

    All the teas sound great to me !

  33. Sharon Forman says:

    I’d love to win this! Would love to try the Countrytime Pink Lemonade.

  34. My daughter has been nagging me for one of these for the longest time. I would also like to gift it to our household. I hope I win!

  35. Danielle Hill says:

    I’ve been waiting for this to go on sale, a free one would be AMAZING!

  36. I would love to try the diet grape!

  37. We would use it so much during the holidays! We have several family get togethers, and this would be such a hit!

  38. I would love one of these. The natural soda sounds the best:)

  39. Staci Smallwood says:

    I have seen these in the store and have been skeptical. Thanks for the honest review.

  40. I would love to own one of these! It would be used to give my family healthier options when they want a soda.

  41. I would love to try the Country Time Pink Lemonade!

  42. Zanah McCauley says:

    Cherry Cola!

  43. Tanya fox says:

    Love the black/silver

  44. Really want a soda stream for me and my child!

  45. Breanna Ramirez says:

    I would choose sparkling green tea citrus or the lemonade

  46. Mmm pink lemonade!

  47. I love cherry coke!

  48. stephanie gonzales says:

    Yumm root beer… I soo want one

  49. Sue Schaefer says:

    Strawberry sounds so good. I would love to get one of these machines for 2 reasons… 1)save time going to the store for ‘soda’, 2)save on the cost of deposit fees. Thanks for offering this give away!

  50. Denise Thaxton says:

    I would love to try all flavors, especially tea.

  51. Jennifer Blais says:

    How exciting. I have been wanting one for a while now.

  52. I would love to try Soda Stream especially for the more natural sodas!

  53. I’d love to try the cran-grape!

  54. I can see myself using it for my Mad Lab Thursday at school. I love for my kids to see new things that they may never see at their own homes. My kids at home would love to have this also. We love to entertain so making sodas would be their job!

  55. Love the cola free, cherry cola, and natural lemonade!

  56. Dr.Pepper is my fav and we would use it to help kick our coke habit!

  57. Great item!!

  58. would love to try this

  59. I love cream soda! Would love to be able to make my own!

  60. This looks awesome! I need one! My husband loves his diet soda and I’m a huge Crystal Light fan.

  61. Emily Wells says:

    I would love one of these! it would be a great addition to my house and I love the idea of taking it to the classroom for science!
    My favorite flavor is grape!
    I’m a huge fan of grape so hopefully I’d be a huge fan of it this way!

  62. I have been wanting to try this for a while! I would definitely love to try the natural flavors. I kicked the dark soda habit two years ago and now I am trying to stop drinking all sodas because of the amount of sugar.

  63. Orange pineapple

  64. I would give this as a gift to my husband, he has been wanting one for a while

  65. Love the idea of making my own soda at home.!

  66. Lisa Braun says:

    Looks like a fun thing to enjoy with my family!

  67. Lisa Braun says:

    I would love to try fountain mist to see if it compares to my favorite obsession mountain dew!!

  68. Vicki Tompkins says:

    I drink a ton of diet dr pepper….I would love to use this to save some money on my habit.

  69. I love Dr.Pete!!!

  70. NicoleBriell says:

    My kids LOVE pink lemonade. This would be great.

  71. Would love to use this for family gatherings and school

  72. I would love to try the margarita flavor!

  73. This would be a fun reward in my classroom…not with the margarita flavor, of course!

  74. I really need to cut down on drinking diet cokes and I’m wondering if these are healthier? But, yet do they give me the energy I get from Diet Coke?

  75. Kristen Collins says:

    Would love one of these…maybe orange soda or cherry cola

  76. I like this is healthy. Nice

  77. While I would love it, I would be gifting it to my parents because they would use it more. Nana and Papa definitely deserve something like this.

  78. I would like to try it with all natural and organic homemade syrups

  79. any of the diet flavors!

  80. I want the Cherry Cola but my husband and son really want the root beer.

  81. Soda has gotten expensive. This is a cheaper option and allows us to customize the flavor a little too.

  82. Would love to try. Would also like to control the ingredients.

  83. Marisa Setzer says:

    My family goes through 6-8 2 liter sodas a week and this would be a blessing.

  84. My husband is dying for a Soda Stream!

  85. Maria Camarena says:

    Cherry cola

  86. I would love to try the diet cola flavor!

  87. So many to choose from… but I think it would be Crystal Light Lemonade.

  88. I don’t drink much soda at all, but my hubby and kids love it. I think this would be a much healthier version, and would definitely be more cost effective.

  89. Katelyn G says:

    My husband wanted one of these for our wedding and he sneaked it onto our registry! We never got it so he would love it if we did!

    *Country Time Half and Half would probably be delicious!**

  90. I would like to try crystal light!!

  91. Lori Thomas says:

    I`d like to try the cola

  92. Lori Thomas says:

    I`d give this as a gift to my Daughter & her family

  93. Kathleen B says:

    Cranberry Raspberry

  94. I’d like to try the cream soda!


  95. I would gift this to my dad, he has been wanting one since he first saw the infomercial a few years ago!


  96. Theresa J says:

    I would love to try the Ginger Ale

  97. Brian Davis says:

    Natural Cola sounds great!

  98. I never win anything so im hoping to win this.

  99. My favorite flavor would definitely be the diet cola, since that is all I usually drink! If I won, I would give this as a gift to my Mother-in-Law as a thanks for all the help she has given us this year : ) Fingers crossed!

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