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SodaStream International Ltd. (SODA) Message Board

  • zosozep64 zosozep64 Jun 9, 2013 10:43 AM Flag

    Just bought my first Sodastream Machine.

    Picked one up at my local Meijer here in Michigan. Had the unit and kit on sale for $84.99. Meijer had a 15% off sale going on Fri and Sat if you used your Meijer credit card and we got a $10 mail in rebate so i basically got the entire kit for about $55. Regular $100.

    Im very impressed with this thing! No electricity to power it and super light weight! We got 12 samplers with the kit so ive been trying them out. My favorite is the Red Bull knock off. Tastse just like it!!

    My biggest reason im posting this is because all the news of Pepsi and Coke and how the 2 companies dont fear SODA. But what about the energy drinks??? Monster and Red Bull should be real concerned because the prices they charge for their energy drinks compared to the SODA versions are huge difference!! Ill save a ton of money on the energy drinks alone being that i drink a Monster or two every day.

    The one thing i noticed right away though is the price of CO2. $14.99. I can get my paintball tanks refilled for much less than that!! Ive seen adapters on Ebay for the Sodastream bottle to convert to a paintball refilling station. So SODA will have to get on board with that as more and more people will discover cheaper ways to refill their tanks.

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    • do you agree with me that the syrups tastes like donkey kong? i took mine back the next day. The aftertaste is revolting. I fear 4 soda longs.

      • 2 Replies to rbg5r
      • Rbg5r, I do agree with you that some people absolutely hate the diet soda aftertaste. I think it's a mistake that sodastream add Splenda to their regular mix. But if only you tried their natural flavors lineup with all cane sugar, no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, you might like it.

      • When the stock was $30, sure, people's opinions mattered, but they were OPINIONS, tastes vary WILDLY...so I bought a machine, found some tastes ordinary, and some I'd never taste again, but Soda offers DOZENS of flavors, 7 of which I enjoy repeatedly....Heck, just fizzin' good ol' H2O was a treat. My kids, when they hear carbonation occurring, line up. What I find revolting is the sugar content of so many other beverages...Here, Soda has a distinct advantage...Calories DO count...Conclusion? Soda's tastes are NOT a concern to the value of its stock otherwise, rbg5r, how can you explain the 100+ percentage move of late?

    • It's important you understand their are food grade and non-food grade gases.
      Same with Co2.

      Much has to do with how they are compressed and filtered.

      It's all about the compressor. Non-Food grade uses petroleum oil where food grade uses natural oils the body can metabolize. You are placing your health at big risk by trying to save a few quarters.

      Understand, If a SCUBA tank was filled by your typical gas station compressor, the diver would get Chemical Pneumonia due to the petroleum oil used in the compressor.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • I want food grade CO2 in my water

      • 1 Reply to coldinny
      • Thanks for your input! But, i would not be saving a few quarters. More like about $10 to $15. If what you are saying is true, than the savings would definetely not be worth it. But why are there several places online that sell these adapters and back them up with a gaurantee? I did make a mistake on my original post. The adapter is made to fit a paintball co2 tank. Not the other way around.

 
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