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Energy Drink SodaMix (16.9 fl oz)
Flavor Name: Energy DrinkChange
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74 of 84 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2011
Flavor Name: Energy DrinkVerified Purchase
This is an excellent, cost-effective alternative to Red Bull. The flavor is spot on--even though a purist may be able to notice the difference, I was very pleased with how close this comes to the real deal!

For the price, two cans of the real stuff almost pays for 12 liters of this. Also, with this syrup, you have the option to how strong or weak you'd like to make each serving. I find that I can add less than the recommended amount and make this mix go even further.

I think you would be hard-pressed to find a cheaper alternative that tastes so close to the original.
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97 of 122 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2011
Flavor Name: TonicSize Name: RegularVerified Purchase
I specifically bought my Soda Stream in the hopes that I could make my own tonic water. I don't drink much soda pop, but do enjoy a gin and tonic. Tonic at the store is surprisingly expensive, and I always realize I'm out at the least convenient times (often while pouring the gin). I have long wished I could make my own tonic, but quinine isn't easy to get a hold of...

When I saw the Soda Stream product initially, I thought, "that would be nice for making tonic water," but the thought was followed by the concern that if they had tonic, it would be inauthentic (quinine might not be tasty, but it's past of the tonic. You can't make a proper gin & tonic with sparkling water!)

So, once I was able to confirm 1) that tonic was an option from Soda Stream, and 2) it contained quinine, I was pretty excited and bought the Soda Stream at my local store. I immediately ordered the tonic mixer from Amazon (since the samples included with the machine didn't include tonic).

I admit it, I was worried about the quinine and spend any time thinking about the other ingredients.

When it arrived, I set to work drinking g&ts. ;-) Unfortunately, after making several batches of tonic, I gave up. All attempts resulted in passable tonic water, but they all had a strange, sweet tinge (which, rereading the ingredients,I assume is caused by Splenda). I found the flavor distracting, and threw out the rest of the mix (And returned the machine.)

The Soda Stream system is easy to use, and I didn't have any trouble whipping up batches of tonic (or soda) but I just couldn't embrace the sweetness that came through, even when I decreased the amount of concentrate added to the water. If you are used to the taste of Splenda, it may not bother you but I don't like it. If they expand their selections someday, so Splenda-less versions are available, I may give them another try.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2012
You 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.
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84 of 111 people found the following review helpful
on May 10, 2010
Flavor Name: TonicSize Name: RegularVerified Purchase
This product, even though not 'diet,' contains sucralose and acesulfame -- but one has to go to the product ingredients to find this, because the general information says nothing about it that I could find. I contacted the company to ask about syrups that don't contain Sucralose, because these ingredients give me a headache, and they replied (with very little sympathy) that they use it in all their syrup products. Since these ingredients taste weird and give many people a splitting headache, the company should clearly indicate in the product literature that the regular drinks contain 'diet' sweeteners.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2013
Flavor Name: Energy Drink
I purchased a package set from a home shopping network, because it was a great value with the machine, co2 canister, 5 bottles, 18 sample size syrups, and all 3 full size bottle koolade flavors included at the same price as you would pay for the base model. And so far, my family is really enjoying it. Some of the syrup flavors are hit or miss, and I have not yet tried them all. For example, my husband did not like the Fountain Mist (Faux Dew) flavor, but I did. And I did not like the MyWater flavor essence when added to the carbonated water. I thought it would taste more like Clearly Canadian (Which I used to LOVE way back when), but it's probably more like a tonic water...which I am not a fan of. The "Energy" flavor is much better than I thought it would be...in fact it's so delicious that I have to be careful how much I drink so I don't get a caffeine overload. The faux brand name flavors do NOT taste identical to their brand name counterparts, but I wasn't really expecting them to. They are, however a descent alternative.

As other people have mentioned already, none of the syrups contain Aspartame, but many of the syrups DO contain splenda. However SodaStream does have a line of naturally sweetened syrups which contain NO artificial additives or sweeteners. (We have not tried them yet, so far we have only been using syrups included in our original package set. When we do branch out to other flavors, I will update this review.)

Our main draw to this product was that it is much more environmentally friendly than cans and bottles. The SodaStream bottles can be quickly washed in the sink (they are NOT dishwasher safe), and then reused over and over again. Overall the syrups we have tried have been good, but not identical to the brand names. I would definitely recommend getting a sample size set before purchasing an actual bottle, so you can test them out for yourself.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Amazon prices for a bottle are double what they cost in grocery stores. You can find them at Target or Walmart for about $5-$6 depending on the flavor.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2011
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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.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on August 1, 2011
Flavor Name: Cranberry RaspberrySize Name: DietVerified Purchase
This and diet grapefruit are the only flavors of sodastream brand syrup that I buy. Use half as much as they recommend and it's a refreshing, tasty soda - particularly in hot weather. Highly recommended.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2011
Flavor Name: Cranberry RaspberrySize Name: DietVerified Purchase
Sodastream diet cranberry-raspberry syrup is outstanding product. Taste is excellent and mixes well with most other flavors to create a new taste by adding a small amount with other syrup flavors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2012
Flavor Name: Cranberry RaspberrySize Name: DietVerified Purchase
This flavor had a 5 star rating by other customers. I guess I expected it to be fabulous. It's not. It is good but not great. Now the root beer is fabulous and the cream is great. That is all I have tried so far.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Flavor Name: TonicSize Name: Diet
This Sodastream Diet Tonic Syrup is as good as store bought pre-made, but I find it needs slightly more than recommended to get a decent "bite". I was shocked at how much sugar was in regular tonic water and since we already have a Sodastream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Starter Kit, it is great to be able to make diet tonic water at home.

Recommended!

CFH
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