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At Home Soda Fountain Fun – Giveaway Closed

I grew up in a house with a home theater, which was great. BUT, it’s made me sort of expect that I will have one in my own home, complete with a retro soda fountain and candy bar.

To that end, I am stocking up. I’ve purchased all sorts of fun goodies like these:

Today, I am one step closer to my goal…Enter SodaStream – a inexpensive way to make super delicious soda at home.

-image via SodaStream

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about this particular product. Turn water into great tasting soda? That’s better than the brand names on the shelf? Mmmkay….

Well, move over Coke, out of the way Pepsi, there’s a new beverage on the market and we’ve been won over! Honestly, we’ve been using the SodaStream Jet and Stream model for a little over a month now and love it!

One of the best things about the machine is how easy it is to use right out of the package.

First step is to pop off the back and insert the carbonation canister. Next up fill your liter bottle with cold tap water (yes it’s really that simple people), slip it onto the SodaStream and pump!

The kids love to help with this step.

Final step? Add your flavoring (you can see the carbonation bubbles here).


We tried the cola flavoring first and here’s how it turned out:

Looks pretty awesome, right?!

Here are a couple other things we really like about SodaStream:

  • Not only is the machine easy to use, but you go from tap water to soda in less than a minute.
  • The SodaStream machine and flavoring take up very little space.
  • We’re no longer purchasing the soda we were keeping around the house – a bonus for the environment and our budget!
  • SodaStream has a wide variety of flavors to choose from – our favorites are the orange, grapefruit and ginger ale.
  • You can come up with your own mix-ins!

SodaStream was kind enough to send me a review unit and they’ve generously offered Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit ($100 retail) for one lucky reader!

The kit includes winner’s choice of Fountain Jet machines, CO2 to make 100 liters of soda, 2 carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice.

Methods of entry (please leave a separate comment for each entry method you complete):

  1. Leave a comment sharing what SodaStream flavor you would like to try.
  2. Subscribe to this blog via RSS or Google Friend Connect
  3. Subscribe to SNAP! via RSS
  4. Follow @taunitweets and @sodastream on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway
  5. Like It’s a Tradition on Facebook
  6. Join the SNAP! community on Facebook 

This giveaway runs though Aug. 31 at midnight.

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  1. [...] you who are interested in creating your own soda fountain, follow this site and then hop on over to It’s a Tradition to see our full review and enter to win! Filed Under: Feature Tagged With: [...]

    • AdamPG says:

      Definitely root beer. I’d like to try a Dr. Pepper flavor, too, but I’m not sure how to describe that flavor without infringing on the Dr. Pepper IP. Dr. Soda?

  2. Amy says:

    ooo what flavor??? Lets see…probably the orange or maybe a lemon lime?

  3. Amy says:

    Already follow you on my reader!!

  4. Amy says:

    TOTALLY following SNAP too! :)

  5. Amy says:

    Following you and Soda Stream on twitter!

  6. Holly L
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    Diet Gingerale for me please!

  7. All of them, except cola. Does it do a good root beer? I love some root beer with pizza, but also love grapefruit, orange and ginger ale.

  8. Holly L
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    I and your friend on GFC!

  9. Part of the SNAP! community on FB.

  10. Holly L
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    That above comment was supposed to say I am your friend on GFC!

    Subscribed to SNAP.

  11. I Like It’s a Tradition on Facebook!

  12. Holly L
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    Following you and sodastream on twitter

  13. Holly L
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    I like It’s a Tradition on FB!

  14. Holly L
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    already joined the snap community on FB!

  15. Thienly says:

    I would LOVE to try COLA! It’s one of my fave drinks, but I find that the store ones are too sweet and not much carbonation. I want to make my own!

  16. Thienly says:

    I now am following you on Google Friend Connect!

  17. Thienly says:

    Just joined you over on Facebook as well! Oh, I so wanted this machine for a long time!

  18. Elisa says:

    I like SNAP on fb!

  19. Elisa says:

    I like It’s a Tradition on fb

  20. Elisa says:

    I’m a die hard Coca Cola fan and want to try the cola one!

  21. Thienly says:

    Just subscribed to SNAP! community of Facebook as well!

  22. Edie S says:

    Liked on FB, and I love carbonated beverages!!! =)

  23. grapefruit and/or ginger ale!

  24. justjayma says:

    I think I’d start off with Cream Soda. I wish they had a fruit punch!

  25. justjayma says:

    I liked you on FB!

  26. I’m a sucker for cherry coke & cream soda! I would LOVE to try those first!

  27. I follow you on twitter!

  28. Mary Miller says:

    “Leave a comment sharing what SodaStream flavor you would like to try.”

    I would love to try their regular cola flavor to see how it compares to name brands :)

  29. Mary Miller says:

    “Subscribe to this blog via RSS or Google Friend Connect”

    Done! :D

  30. Mary Miller says:

    “Subscribe to SNAP! via RSS”

    Just subscribed :D

  31. Mary Miller says:

    “Follow @taunitweets and @sodastream on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway”

    Done!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MarysLuckyStars/status/106657834485293056

  32. Mary Miller says:

    “Like It’s a Tradition on Facebook”

    Done :D Just liked the page

  33. Mary Miller says:

    “Join the SNAP! community on Facebook ”

    Just joined :D

  34. Alice
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    I am a follower now ;)

  35. Alice
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    I would love to see Blackberry and Raspberry or Elderflower mmmmmm

  36. Amy says:

    I want to try grapefruit. I loved 50/50 when I was growing up. Thanks for the chance at this.

  37. Jen says:

    WOW FUN! I would love to try a cola flavor or a cherry cola flavor.

  38. Lori says:

    Thanks for asking, I’d love to try some homemade ginger-ale!

  39. Lori D says:

    I am a new subscriber to your blog- can’t wait to check it out!

  40. Lori D says:

    I now subscribe to SNAP via RSS

  41. Lori D says:

    “Liked” It’s a Tradition on Facebook, too!

  42. Lori D says:

    Joined the SNAP! community on Facebook, also.

  43. kari benson says:

    Snap looks like a ton of fun, very excited to be apart of it!

  44. Lori D says:

    Following @taunitweets and @sodastream on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway

  45. kari benson says:

    I can’t wait to see more from it’s a tradition!

  46. jen says:

    I’m a brand new follower of it’s tradition!

  47. jen says:

    I now follow snap via rrs

  48. jen says:

    the flavor I most want to try is cream soda!

  49. Jill S. says:

    I’d like to try the lemon lime.

  50. Nicole S says:

    Amazing! I would do peach tea and cherry cola…

  51. Maria M says:

    I’m a new follower on FB!

  52. Maria M says:

    I’d love to try the root beer.

  53. Maria M says:

    Joined the Snap! community on FB.

  54. Shaunna says:

    Grapefruit!!!!!!

  55. Shaunna says:

    Joined Snap on facebook!!

  56. Shaunna says:

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  57. I’d love to taste the Root Beer flavor. My fav!

  58. I am a Diet Coke addict & have been wanting to trying this! I would love to taste the diet cola flavor!

  59. I’ve been dying to try one of these!

  60. Liza says:

    I honestly love plain club soda. I buy 2-3 2 liters everytime I go to the grocery store. while I recycle, I hate adding more plastic to the world. This would rock my world!

  61. stephanie says:

    Oh, my there are so many flavors to choose from. Several caught my eye, but for starters I am thinking diet green tea strawberry kiwi or the orange mango.

  62. Oh my goodness! We love soda! My kids would have so much fun with this. We would love to try the Root Beer flavor!

  63. Following your site…which I love by the way!

  64. Following SNAP…which I also love ;)

  65. I saw these last year and thought it was the neatest gadget. It’s a must have for kids that love mixing different flavors!

  66. Liked itsatradition on FB too!

  67. Andi T. says:

    I’d like to try Apple Mango

  68. Ashley A. Alder
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    I would love to try the ginger ale. I have been wanting one of these for three years now!

  69. Liz says:

    I would love to try the ginger ale.

  70. Ashley A. Alder
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  71. My husband and I were just talking about how cool it would be to have a soda machine the other day – only we threw out about 8-10 flavors that we wanted – including root beer and sprite!

  72. Nicole Lynn says:

    Follower on Twitter!

  73. Mrs. Organic
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    Do they have Dr. Pepper flavor? I must have it.

  74. evonne
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    Okay so I have been wanting to try this machine forever. I am a hard core coke fan, and wonder if it would live up to all my expectations.

  75. Camille says:

    Never heard of this type of machine, but would LOVE to try it! Especially the root beer… see if it compares to Red Rock Brewery. :)

  76. Valerie
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    I love my SodaStream.

  77. Camille says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  78. Sarah H. says:

    Liked you on FB.

  79. Sarah H. says:

    I joined “SNAP” on FB

  80. Sarah H says:

    That grapefruit flavor that you mentioned peaks my interest. I also think my parents would love this. My mom says a fountain drink is better than flowers. :)

  81. Ann says:

    I would like to try orange, wonder if they have peach:)

  82. Ali Jarman says:

    I would try grapefruit!

  83. Ellie G says:

    Did I try grapefruit once? I think that was my fave! And my son would DIE over this. And I’m sure he would come up with some kind of “stand” to sell it on the street. Wait. Maybe we don’t want it! :)

    • Tauni says:

      Hahaha. Lara, you did try grapefruit and it is quite divine. Apparently, the boys have a lot in common. The boys have asked about a homemade soda stand. LOL :)

  84. I’m a Dr. Pepper drinker so I would be curious to try the Dr. Pete but I would also love to try the Cream Soda… yum!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  85. I subscribe to SNAP and am Going… Woot! :)

  86. I like It’s a Tradition on FB

  87. Follow both on twitter and tweeted!

  88. Elizabeth c. says:

    I’d like to try rootbeer… This really intrigues me :)

  89. I would love one of those! I want to know if the root beer is any good!

  90. I follow Snap! on RSS.

  91. I follow Snap! on FB

  92. I follow Snap! on FB, too.

  93. I follow Tauni on twitter!

  94. Blair says:

    Hey do they have Tigers blood that would be an awesome flavor

  95. I’d love to try the Diet Cola or Cranberry Raspberry. Yum!

  96. Ruby hofstetter says:

    I would love to win this!!!

  97. Brianne says:

    I would love to try the cherry coke flavor!

  98. Brianne says:

    I follow you on twitter via @ellacarter23. So excited about this giveaway! I have wanted one of these!

  99. Lisa Mac says:

    I would love to try any diet flavors. Do they have any?

  100. MaryBeth says:

    I would like to try anything fruity – orange, lemon, grapefruit or maybe a fruity combo of fruit flavors.

  101. Lisa Mac says:

    I retweeted this on twitter too. Love it.

  102. Amy Muir says:

    I would love to try the cranberry raspberry flavor!

  103. Amy Muir says:

    I subscribed to your blog :o )

  104. Amy says:

    I subscribed to SNAP! :o )

  105. Amy says:

    I “like” It’s a Tradition on fb

  106. Amy says:

    I “like” the SNAP! on fb

  107. Fascinating!!! :) Root beer would be great!

  108. I would love to try ROOT BEER!!! How fun!

  109. following you via google friend connect

  110. and I like you on facebook!!!

  111. Rondah says:

    I’d like lemom lime
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  113. Rondah says:

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  115. Rondah says:

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  116. Rondah says:

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  117. Jacqui G says:

    “like” Tradition Fb page

  118. Jacqui G says:

    grapefruit flavour! But I bet you could also use healthy fruit juices!

  119. Btrflywmn says:

    we would love to try the root beer flavor

  120. Ann says:

    Liked you on fb

  121. Ann says:

    Ooh bubbly lemonade!

  122. Btrflywmn says:

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  123. Erika says:

    I would love to try both the orange mango and the black currant pear as well as many of the more conventional flavors.

  124. Erika says:

    I follow your feed.

  125. Erika says:

    I liked you on FB

  126. Erika says:

    I liked “Snap” on FB

  127. Amy says:

    Liked “Its a Tradition” on FB!

  128. Amy says:

    Totally part of SNAP’s facebook group!! yay! :)

  129. Taylor says:

    I want to try the grapefruit!

  130. Taylor says:

    I like snap on fbook

  131. Maria says:

    Yum. I’d love to try grapefruit!

  132. Sandy Thobe says:

    I sampled the Soda Stream at Meijer and loved it. I prefer you plan cola however my kids loved to Sprite tasting one. I have joined your Facebook page as well as your blog. I hope we win. With 6 kids soda is a rare treat so this would be awesome. Thanks. Momxs6

  133. Laura says:

    I want to try Lemon Lime!

  134. Jauna Goelz says:

    mmm cranberry raspberry sounds yummy mmm

  135. I would love to try the ginger ale. And I am curious about the cola … Looks like the real deal to me!

  136. Amy R says:

    Ouu I saw this at our local grocery store, I drink alot of soda, it would be neat to make it myself! All the flavors sound yummy, maybe I’d try the cola one first though.

  137. I would love to try the Soda Naturals in Cola, Black Current Pear, and Ginger Ale.

  138. Julie says:

    I subscribed to your RSS feed.

  139. Julie says:

    I subscribed to SNAP :)

  140. Tina says:

    I would love to try the root beer!

  141. Tina says:

    I joined “It’s a tradition” on Facebook!

  142. Tina says:

    I liked Snap! on Facebook!

  143. Meagan W says:

    I would love to try the cola or root beer. Thank you:)

  144. Meagan W says:

    I follow you on FB!!

  145. Hadespark says:

    I would like to try the lemon-lime flavor.
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  146. Hadespark says:

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  147. Hadespark says:

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  149. Cola is my choice! Would love to try it.

  150. I subscribed via Google!

  151. Julie says:

    I liked It’s a Tradition on Facebook

  152. Julie says:

    I joined Snap on Facebook

  153. Jules L. says:

    I want to try the black currant pear…

  154. OMG, this thing is awesome. I want the cola – yes, I’m a traditionalist.

  155. Cort says:

    Ohhhhh ORANGE SODA!

  156. adrian
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    We drink a lot of soda at our house, so we can really use one of these. I tell my husband that we could have put at least one kid through college for what he spends on soda. Its probably true!

  157. adrian
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    I know I follow you on twitter & fb and I think I have your blog in my google reader, that’s as Followy as I get.

  158. Caitlin says:

    Definitely orange soda!

  159. Caitlin says:

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  160. Caitlin says:

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  161. Flavor? You know I’m all about the cranberry so my vote is cranberry/raspberry. I’d buy CASES of that thing.

  162. Julie says:

    I would like to try the orange. Orange is usually pretty hard to mess up

  163. Frieda says:

    I would love to make my own sparkling lemonade!

  164. Julie says:

    I liked It’s a Tradition on FB

  165. Frieda says:

    I’m a new GFC follower!

  166. Frieda says:

    I “liked” your FB page!

  167. Frieda says:

    I “liked” Snap on FB as well…thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  168. Victoria S.
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    Okay, I need a soda machine in my soda shop and this one would be fun to try. I’d love to try the grapefruit flavor. I also like those fun straws you pictured and the popcorn machine.

  169. hmmm I’d have to try the orange flavor for sure!

  170. I liked “It’s a Tradition” on FB

  171. Victoria S.
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    I subscribe to your blog and SNAP and like both on FB too, I’ll just count all these as 1 entry though.

  172. I liked “SNAP!” on FB

  173. Michelle says:

    The grapefruit sounds yummy.

  174. Michelle says:

    I follow it’s a tradition

  175. Michelle says:

    I like you on facebook!

  176. Michelle says:

    I’m part of snap on facebook

  177. Paula
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    Would LOVE to try the Cranberry Raspberry flavor!

  178. Claudia says:

    Following your amazing blog !

  179. Heather says:

    I would love to try Soda Stream’s grape soda. I was OBSESSED with grape soda as a kid!

  180. Heather says:

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  181. Heather says:

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  182. Kristal says:

    Id love to try the cola flavor! How awesome!

  183. Jill K
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    I want to try the cola flavor most, but I want all the flavors up in my face! I used to make fun of the infomercials for this, but over time I ended up really wanting one.

  184. Sarah I says:

    I’d love to try the orange or gingerale!

  185. Sarah I says:

    Subscribed on Google :)

  186. Katie says:

    I would like to try ginger ale. I am such a pop junkie, I would love this.

  187. Nisha
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    I’m so excited to learn about this! I want to try the ginger ale flavor for when I’m feeling pregnant…hahaha :) My hubs would be all over this. Thanks for the Christmas gift idea! Would love to make my own soda flavors using stevia and sweetener!

  188. Nisha
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  189. Nisha
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  191. I think I Need this!!! I gave up Diet Coke, mainly because of the ingredients, however I would love the cola so I can make it MY way! How fun!! What a delightful giveaway! Thanks for allowing me to enter! I never win but it’s worth a shot :)

  192. I would love to try the cola and ginger ale….love that stuff!

  193. I LIKED It’s a Tradition…..of course I do…it’s YOU Tauni! You’re amazing girl!!

  194. I’d love to try making my own zero calorie mix! What a great idea to make your soda at home!!

  195. Barbara says:

    My 11-year-old got one for Christmas and he loves it! Goes along on every driving vacation! My favorite: the tonic mix.

  196. My friend has one & she LOVES it! I’ve tried the diet Cola and it was good. I’d love to try the grapefruit too. :)

  197. I subscribe to your blog. Love it!

  198. Not only do I subscribe to SNAP’s RSS, but I’m registered to attend! Yay! :)

  199. I follow you and @sodastream on Twitter and I will RT your giveaway.

  200. Jennifer
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    So many flavors! I want to try Cranberry Raspberry.

  201. I ‘like’ It’s a Tradition on Facebook.

    And I’m a member of the SNAP! community on Facebook

    I’ve done it all now Tauni! lol

  202. Jennifer
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  203. Jennifer
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  204. I’m dying to see if I can cut down our HUGE soda budget by trying this baby!! I think I’d start with the Diet Cola for sure…

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  206. I follow @Taunitweets and @sodastream on twitter!

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  208. Amy Cornwell
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    I’d love to try cream soda or orange mango! Yum! Thanks for the opportunity!

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