Amazon Fine Food Reviews


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449941449941B002T0KDNIA1QB9DL94EXMUTShawn303831311465600Warning, non-diet syrup contains Sucralose (Splenda)This stuff would be pretty good if it wasn't for the artificial sweetener. I'm not sure why they insist on putting sucralose into a product labeled as non-diet, especially after touting that it contains real cane sugar. It does, in fact, contain real sugar. But the advantage is negated by the unmistakable aftertaste caused by the sucralose.

I think they're trying to keep the calorie count down by creating a "half diet" drink. But I don't like diet drinks. I've never had one that didn't have some sort of weird taste or aftertaste. I don't drink a lot of colas either, but I like to treat myself to one every now and then. So, when I do drink one, I want one with real sugar, no HFCS, and no artificial sweeteners. I used to seek out Mexican Coke for this, and I was hoping to get a similar product with the Sodastream.

I think a lot of people are attracted to the Sodastream by the prospect of getting a purer product. They're going to be disappointed by the presence of artificial sweeteners in these syrups. It's not a big deal to me because I mostly use the Sodastream to make plain seltzer, but I'm sure their syrups would sell better if they would get rid of the sucralose.
449942449942B002T0KDNIA1YDQ8I5KVNF8PRangermenace "Kinglord"6651328400000SodastreamAfter years of dealing with increasing price of soda, finding place to store it and returning empty bottles decided to give this a try. We bought ours at Costco which came with 1-130L Co2 Carbonator, 2 1-Liter Stainless Steel Bottles and trial flavors pack for $99. First let me say I'm very pleased, the flavors are not bad at all and i can use my own filtered water from either the fridge or Pure faucet attachment and no longer need to pay or bring back bottles for the deposit. They also have much less sodium than store bought soda with the exception of Diet Rite.

I have tried many diet flavors and the ones i like the best are Orange, Caffeine free cola, dr pete, Fountain Mist, Cream Soda and Root Beer. As for the cost it has changed everything, no longer have to pay deposit, return empties or search for sale price on soda which means lot less trips to the store saving me from impulse buying and gasoline usage. I can now make fresh bottles of soda whenever I need it (unlike store bought soda which can lose carbonation) and any flavor I feel like at the time. Already used up 1- 130L Co2 carbonator bottle so ordered 1 full bottle + 1 exchange for empty bottle from SodaStream web site this way I'll always have one full bottle when one is done. You should always search the web for coupons for any online store before ordering and SodaStream is no exception, saved $15 which is the price of the license on a new bottle. So it cost me the same as if ordering to exchange 130L Co2 Carbonators, pretty sweet. If you order 10 bottles of syrup at a time you get one free and with on line coupons and cashing in points your earn from them with every purchase can save you more than just the shipping cost, the cost of a trip to the store. For me the SodaStream is well worth the cost.
449943449943B002T0KDNIA37GFKV81AL1VFD. Miyao6651311638400Great flavor, and even better price.I drink energy drinks maybe once or twice per week. I usually stick to red bull or rock star as those cans don't overdo the caffeine and have a decent flavor. The soda stream mix tastes very similar to rock star and costs a lot less money. Just watch your serving size when you use the soda stream. All canned energy drinks have a limit whereas you could drink the whole bottle of soda stream if you don't watch your serving size.
449944449944B002T0KDNIA30H2335OM7RD6apoem "apoem"141741305763200Some are good, some are not so much.Some of the flavors we have tried:
Diet Cola
I do not like diet cola. I don't like diet Coke, diet Pepsi or diet other drinks. We bought this flavor so we could make diet drinks for someone who might like a diet cola when we were making our own soda. However, this is really one of the better diet drinks that I have tried. If you make your own soda, this is a good one to try.

Orange
This is the best one by far of all of the flavors we have tried. This flavor tastes just like the fanta orange soda. We love this one.

Cola
This cola flavoring is ok. It's not great. You can easily make simple syrups that will not be a cola flavor but will taste much better than this flavor. This is the equivalent of RC Cola. Ok but it's not near as good as other name brand colas.
449945449945B002T0KDNIA3VEDVQGMBZ0HMCindy J. Ashwal "Save tigers!"182351284249600Great!The Soda Club machine is great. We enjoy all the flavors (excluding the mango one). I read the other reviews, my family doesn't understand what after taste they are refering too. I have been drinking Pepsi all my life. It is finally great to have soda without aspartame and corn syrup! Plus, I am saving lugging 2-liter jugs from the grocery store and have cut down on the amount of garbage I throw out. There are a lot of flavors at [...]. Yeah for Soda Club!!
449946449946B002T0KDNIA2IR4TRSUL2771teapot923311339545600Nasty-Tasting StuffThis is the worst tasting cola I've ever tried. It has a horrible after-taste that is completly unacceptable. I'm now stuck with a very exspensive machine, that I can make carbonated water with, and replacing the carbonator is around $80.00. Bad purchase.
449947449947B002T0KDNIA3TQV2O8FH6FZTAbevem5631288483200Good idea, needs some tweaks...I love the Soda Stream unit, but the syrups need some tweaks. It is too sweet, so I use half the amount required; this is good if you want the product to last longer; this is bad because they use Splenda added to all their recipes, not just the diet. If they would just use plain old sugar, I'd be much happier with this product.
449948449948B002T0KDNIA2M0GA6IKFINRJBea2211348272000Splenda in every flavor...tastes horribleWanted the Sodastream for my birthday. Got it, made up the first cola. It was horrid. Got to reading about the products. Sodastream seems to be so proud that they did not include aspartame in their diet products, and used only sugar in their non-diet products (Instead of high fructose corn syrup). However, they also put Splenda (another artificial sweetner like aspertame) in every flavor they make...diet or not. It leaves a horrible aftertaste in the non-diet drinks. The whole point of not drinking diet pop is because people don't like the taste of diet pop. My Sodastream is going back to the company with a message stating that if I wanted diet pop I would buy it myself, and they should only put sugar in regular soda. They brag about real sugar, and then hide artifical sweetner in every product hoping no one will notice. It shows in the bad taste of their regular sodas, and, in my opinion, does not make them a very reputable company. Buyer beware.
449949449949B002T0KDNIAQLZB3YNGD8QQPrice Above Rubies2241329264000Decent Set of Flavors ButYou have to sample them all to find the ones you like. You'll miss out if you judge them all after tasting one or two. My favorites are Diet Orange, Diet Raspberry/Cranberry, and Diet Energy. Diet Dr. Pete and Diet Root Beer aren't bad either. They mix well with alcoholic beverages as well.

HOWEVER

I encourage everyone to visit the SodaStream webstore BEFORE purchasing any of products here. There are many flavors at the SodaStream webstore not offered here like DIET Energy and DIET Orange. Also, as of 2/15/2012, they charge 40-50% less at the SodaStream webstore but you may have to pay for shipping. However, if you buy 10 bottles at Sodastream, you'll get 1 bottle free. I'm not slamming the Amazon merchants but I think consumers should be aware of the significant price mark-up.

(With this exception, I've found Amazon prices to be competitive with other stores so I continue to be an Amazon Prime Member.)

If you only want one bottle, it may make sense to pay twice as much with free Amazon Prime shipping.
449950449950B002T0KDNIAONZ7LKM7YQVYCatherine Pfister "highndry"2251311292800What a hit with the kidsCouldn't find a variety of flavors here in town, but I got everything they wanted at one location. Great transaction.
449951449951B002T0KDNIA134O89X79ASVAChris Okennon "Big Kahuna"2251310515200Love it!This stuff is wonderful. I like carbonated drinks, but not the sweetness or all the strange ingredients. I use this with a very small amount of syrup or lemon juice and it's great!
449952449952B002T0KDNIAIUB4K9SYEDP5Michael J. Horist2231304121600It's ok, but it's no "Diet Coke"As other reviews have mentioned, this pice is ridiculous. However the product itself is decent. I purchased this elsewhere because I love the taste of Diet Coke and read some reviews that tastes just lke Diet Coke. (My parents have had a soda fountain in their house since I was 2, I'm 31 now) ... This tastes alot like Coke but no like Diet Coke(which makes sense, it doesn't use aspartame, it uses the sugar free sugar stuff)

It is nice being able to make soda on demand though ... I'm going to siphon some syrup from my parents and try that (if it works, you can get 5 gallon "bags" of Diet Coke from SAMs club, makes 35 gallons of soda)
449953449953B002T0KDNIA14ZZLSWQIQIHKRobert C. Compono "RC"142011287360000Are they kidding with the price?Either I'm missing something and this is a double pack, which the description does not seem to support, or these people are insane. There are loads of places to get this same product for $3.99, $4.99, even as high as $5.99. What are they thinking?
449954449954B002T0KDNIA1M7GCMBNIV6CS. U. Cohen "STEFF"1141345161600brings back memoriesOver 70 years ago my Grampa took me to the beach almost every day., To me, highlight of the outing was when he bought us "Orange Crush" in the heavy dark brown bottle, from the vendor boy. Back then the juice was unfiltered and there was even small bit of orange in it. For many years I hve tried to find something to drink like the ORIGINAL OC.(to no avail) I use my seltzer siphon and if I tinker with the amount of syrup I can get really close to perfect. I am so glad I bought this, just great.,
449955449955B002T0KDNIA2OV6KI5Z7GNAHDnL_Zee1141341273600Pretty good taste goes a long way
449956449956B002T0KDNIA1Z2MUKE041APJGregory I. Ceaser "S8ntsfan"1151341014400Energy Drink vs Red BullI love this product. I've heard alot about the Sodastream and finally decided to purchase one, and as I drink a lot of Red Bull (mainly as a cocktail mixer), I gave this mix a try. Quite impressed on just how I can't really tell the difference between this Energy Drink Sodamix and Red Bull, other than the price. On average I spend about $2.25 per can of Red Bull, and this Sodamix will yield 50 8oz servings, so easy math says $112 for 50 cans of Red Bull or $6.99 for the Sodastream Energy Drink Sodamix 16.9 Fl oz bottle and 50 8oz servings. And as not to be biased, I have a few friends who also drink Red Bull who all agreed that it was a toss up on tasting the difference between the two products, and how much money could be saved.
449957449957B002T0KDNIA3UKLX2A9T589CTW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer "Todd ...1151337385600Energy Drink Flavor is Spot On!I have to say that if you are a fan of the energy drink with the initials R B (moo) then you will be a HUGE fan of this. The flavor is a perfect match. I am so hooked that I will never spend a dime in the store for the name brand again.
449958449958B002T0KDNIA1BV34VNU2SF0KAmarrna Sunreaver "Cloth Tank"1121335744000NASTY!!I will never understand why they put Splenda into non-diet drinks but I can tell you that it was a horrible idea. So diet is undrinkable and so is regular. It tastes sooo awful. Maybe they'll get with the program and fire the fool that thought people would want to buy crap in a bottle.
449959449959B002T0KDNIA1XK4VP74IB9TQFastphoto1151332460800Great Cola TasteThe tase of this cola is better than the "REAL" cola. I drink 1/3 of a liter of this cola and then I switch to a non-caffine cola of which I drink 2/3 of a liter daily.
449960449960B002T0KDNIAKGRTGZRH5TGBVespere1131332288000Redbull?Someone said that it tasted like a Sprite. No it doesn't to me. Not even close in my opinion. It's a Energy Drink. It tastes more like Redbull but with a less tart flavor. I couldn't taste any after taste so that was a plus. Even if it does have Splenda in it, I don't even taste that and I don't like Splenda. It isn't my favorite flavor as I am not a fan of Redbull, but if you do then this syrup just may be for you.

*EDIT* I just realized when I wrote that it does not taste like a Sprite the person was commenting about the Lemon Lime syrup. I apologize about that.
449961449961B002T0KDNIA57AL4UMTTPDGJ. Jackson "Jacq"1121331942400Diet Flavors are Not Great - Nasty AftertasteI absolutely love my Sodastream because I drink a lot of sparkling water and this has saved me a fortune! Recently I thought it would be great to have some of the soda flavorings around for guests, mixed drinks, etc. However, I have not been thrilled with diet flavors I have tried so far. Of the three I have tried (diet tonic, diet ginger ale, and diet root beer), I think the diet root beer is the best, but is not even close to any of the name brand diet root beers. Both the diet ginger ale and diet tonic have a nasty aftertaste - way worse than any name brand diet soda on the market. The worst part about the aftertaste is that it doesn't seem to go away. As I write this, I still have a bad taste in my mouth - and it's been nearly a half hour since I drank some of the diet ginger ale. That alone compelled me to pull out my computer and log a review. I have tried them several times now, altering the amount of syrup to see if it would make a difference, and each time I end up pouring it down the drain. I am SO disappointed by this as I had high hopes for flavorings.
449962449962B002T0KDNIAZCXYCWCCT334Steve M1131329436800Overpriced - Buy anywhere for lessGood products
Love Diet Energy 5/5 and Diet Root Beer 5/5

a couple stinkers -
Diet Fountain Mist (Mountain Dew-like, tart fake flavor) 1/5
Diet Dr. Pete (Weak flavor, not bold like Dr. Pepper) 3/5

Amazon - Do better on price! This is 5.99 to 6.99 in the stores (you are charging double)
Sodastream - Reformulate these two!
449963449963B002T0KDNIA1PR38EIX6HLIMJennifer Colbert "jperezcolbert"1111327536000Lemon Lime - or nasty medicine?I did NOT like this lemon lime flavor. It made me gag. It tastes like some kind of horrible medicine.

The diet Cranberry was drinkable, I can tell how other people would like it but it was not my favorite.

Dr. Pete is great!

I have yet to try any other flavors. I have made my own syrups to use with it instead.
449964449964B002T0KDNIA25N9I9KD03VVDdschwartz1151327449600Good flavorDiet Ginger ale is great from the store. Schwepes and Canada Dry have good offerings. They taste just slightly less sweet then the regular versions. The soda stream offering is quite good as well, I recommend this.
449965449965B002T0KDNIAQW8GY3ZLVN6ZChristopher Baxter1151326931200ExcellentThis diet ginger ale syrup mix is great. As good as any other ginger ale's out there and a much cheaper way to get it.
449966449966B002T0KDNIA2R2G3MTCN2ARCM. Castano1151326153600great taste and easy to use measuring cap made this produce funI love that the product is low calorie and that the syrup is so close to the energy drink flavor (without the high sugar).
449967449967B002T0KDNIA3FO5VN7PXHI3MK. Harris1131324425600Win some, lose someI recently received a soda stream, and have been playing around with the flavors. What I find is that everyone has their own amount of syrup they like added to the bottle. For example, with the cream soda I had to use about half the recommended amount, but with the diet root beer I like to add more mix. The real thing with these flavors - you just have to try them. I really like the diet cranberry, diet grapefruit and the diet root beer is literally the best soda I've ever had - diet or non-diet. Some others I didn't like so much. The cola didn't really do it for me, and I'm on the fence over the ginger ale. There is a bit of an after taste on the sodas, but they do have a lower calorie count (even the non-diets) than regular sodas. All in all I like the soda stream, it's fun, but I still buy Coke and some other sodas. I am looking forward to trying some more of the exotic soda stream flavors (BBB has almost all of them in stock) and playing with making my own.

3 stars because... well, win some, lose some with the flavors. It's all subject to taste.
449968449968B002T0KDNIAN0N05A9LIJEQcritters1151323993600Really like diet cola and diet lemon lime.The diet cola and diet lemon lime are great to me, but, sadly, I don't like the diet orange. I dearly love having the equivalent of so much weight (regular bottles and cans) in such a small bottle. I'm slowly trying the rest of the diet flavors and hope to find more I like.
449969449969B002T0KDNIA3NK1OLP37HOU2NH People1151323475200FabulousThis is fabulous. Heard about it on Sean Hannity and wanted to try it. My wife bought it for me as an early Christmas present. The set up and operation is super simple. To me the taste is excellent because it is so fresh. I like Polar sodas and those work out to about $.98 a liter. This does $.67 a liter. The diet cola does not have the classic metal taste and no aspartame. If you love diet soda you will love this. If you don't, you will leave a poor review. I thought it would taste like a cheap store brand diet cola, and it is so much better than that. It reminded me of Coke Classic.
449970449970B002T0KDNIA3GD1VX6SQC6I0B. Finch1121323475200Diet drinks taste like diet soda from the old daysI got a SodaStream for my birthday. It comes with a 12 pack syrup sampler with 6 diet syrups and 6 "regular" syrups. I have only tried the diet, caffeine-free syrups. None of them come close to tasting anything as good as the diet drinks I buy at the grocery store. Even the store brands taste better than the SodaStream diet drinks. They remind me of the pre-Nutrasweet sodas that used saccharine as the sweetener. I use my Soda Stream to make seltzer and it does a great job at that! I've been experimenting with using drink mixes like Crystal Light, and those work OK. DISCLAIMER: I'm one of the folks who get a bad aftertaste with Splenda and Splenda is the sweetener used in the diet SodaStream drink syrups.

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