A Green Way to Replace Soda

August 3, 2011   229 Comments

Last week, Snack Girl wrote a post about naturally flavored seltzer and a bunch of people shared their favorite "soda-fix".

Low Cost Seltzer Water

From Nancy:

Buy a SodaStream and get their MyWater flavors (unsweetened, natural flavors). The kids love to "make" the water, there's no cans or bottles to deal with, stuff doesn't go flat because you make it as you use it and it's much more economical.

And, Melissa, Donna, and Shannon chimed in! And, now I am going to contribute because I own one of these bad boys.

This photo above is of my SodaStream that I purchased over three years go. It is so GREEN. It costs about 30 cents a liter, and there are ZERO trips to the recycling station.

The SodaStream uses tap water that I filter and it tastes great. I can adjust how bubbly I want my water, and I use only what I need. No more leftover half bottles of flat water!

AND, they do have natural flavors with zero calories to add the the water so you can make you own flavored seltzer see: MyWater Flavor Essences.

You can always grab some fresh lemon or lime to add a little flavor.

SodaStream is giving away a Start Up Kit to one of my readers (worth $100).

There is one catch. If you continue to use it, you will have to buy refills for the CO2 tank - they cost $30 and will fill 110 liters of water. I use mine for about 3-4 months (but I drink ALOT of the stuff). Exchanging the tanks is super easy and the customer service has been excellent so far.

To enter comment below on your favorite route to conquering soda cravings.

What will I win?
A Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value). It includes the winner's choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, 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.

How do I enter?
Comment below on your favorite route to conquering soda cravings.

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Am I eligible to enter?
This giveaway is offered to US residents only.

When do I find out if I am the winner?
The winner will be announced on August 10th, 2011. You will have 2 weeks to e-mail us back with your home address so we can mail the prize.

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First 20 Comments: ( See all 229 )

flavored seltzers are a great way to not drink soda

I drink flavored water the help conquer soda cravings.

I conquer soda cravings by keeping all different flavored seltzers in my house. I have found so many different brands that make many flavors. Not missing my soda any more!

I keep lots of my own homemade iced tea in the fridge and on the go. It soothes my need for a bit if sweetness.

I keep lots of those little boxes with the stick like envelopes on my counter to help conquer the need for soda!

Right now I drink flavored water or chilled green tea to stop myself from drinking soda. I would really enjoy one of these soda makers!

We drink LOTS of flavored seltzer and I'm always drinking the flat stuff because it drives me nuts to waste what my husband leaves behind! When we need a soda fix we buy the tiny sometimes works as a dessert for me.

I put lemon and lime in my water to help get over my cravings

right now I have lime or lemon seltzer and add a bit of fruit juice to give it some works

I bought a camelbak water bottle and have tried to just keep it full by my side - I don't want flavors running through the tubing, so this keeps me from adding anything extra...but when I need some flavor, I'll buy a flavored water from Walmart...

My Family and I have replaced Sodas with Crystal Light Drinks. It works

We buy flavored carbonated water. I would love to make my own.

To avoid the (expensive) plague of diet sodas, I like to drink tea, especially in the winter! I've been meaning to try flavored seltzer waters!

I love the fizzy stuff, not soda so for me, it's much easier to drink the plain seltzer water and add some lemon or lime. A piece of watermelon also adds a light, fresh taste. Love it!

Having recently been diagnosed diabetic I HAVE to stay away from soda. I drink lots of water with lemon/lime juice, add a little fruit juice to seltzer and sometimes just drink it plain.....don't miss Old Man Soda a bit

I drink lots of seltzer with fruit slices or the occasional splash of juice. We do ocassionally by soda but we try to make healthier choices now that we have kids.

I love soda water with just a small splash of 100% cranberry juice and a little fresh squeezed lime juice.

I have been wanting one if these forever! I would love to win!

Unfortunately, I've yet to find a grand way of conquering my soda addiction! I don't live alone, so it's very hard to say "hey, no more soda for me!" when people keep bringing it into the house! I like the idea of keeping sweet tea on hand. Perhaps I'll give that a whirl!

I am a seltzer addict and must go through at least a 6 pack of flavored seltzer a day. The bubblier the better. I NEED one of these machines!!! Yay that they exist!!!!

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