Welcome to my Sodastream Flavors Page. I’m guessing you found your way here because you are looking for an honest review of the Sodastream Flavors that are currently available. Perhaps you are considering getting a Sodastream for yourself and want to know what options are available or maybe you’ve heard about some of the negative criticism Sodastream receives about their flavors and are looking for an honest review to figure out if you’ll be happy with their product.
Thank goodness you found this page. We are going to look at the Sodastream Flavors in a way that, to my knowledge, no other site out there has yet to do. If you are one that looks at the Sodastream Home Soda Maker as a sparkling water machine or just plan to use the Sodastream with your own homemade soda recipes, we will not cover much on this Sodamix page of use to you. You should head on over to my Sodastream Review page for a detailed review of the product as a whole or perhaps to my Sodastream Review pages for the Sodastream Penguin, Sodastream Crystal, Sodastream Dynamo Deluxe, Sodastream Fizz, Sodastream Pure, Sodastream Genesis or Sodastream Fountain Jet.
On this page, we are going to take a much closer look at the Sodastream Sodamix Syrups. You may have noticed that I like to include reviews from other customers on each of my review pages. As I was going through all these reviews, I have found many different comments on the Sodastream Flavors. There are plenty of folks out there that just love the Sodastream’s Sodamix. However, there are also many folks that just don’t care for Sodastream’s Sodamix that I felt a detailed review was necessary. I am going to share the truth about the Sodastream Flavors with you, help you determine if it is right for you and provide some tips to make sure you are making the best soda possible with your Sodastream Home Soda Maker and Sodastream Flavors.
Sodastream currently offers 21 Regular Sodamix Flavors, 21 Diet Sodastream Flavors, 12 Sodastream Sparkling Tea Flavors, 9 Sodastream Sparkling Naturals Flavors and 4 Sodastream MyWater Flavor Essences for sparkling water. Sodastream has also released information about two new lines of Sodastream Flavors, Stevia Sweetened Sodastream Flavors and Kraft’s Country Time and Crystal Light Flavors for Sodastream that will be released later this summer. With such a large variety of Sodastream Flavors available, one would think you could find a flavor you like. In most cases, this seems to be true.
Sodastream Syrup & Sodastream Flavors offer the following:
- Large variety of Regular and Diet Flavors
- Sodastream Sodamix Syrups contain no High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Less Sodium than most Brand Name Soda Varieties
- Fewer Calories than Regular Soda
- No Aspartame (NutraSweet®)
- Each Sodamix Bottle makes approximately 12 Liters or 33 cans of soda
- Convenient and Compact Recyclable Bottles for easy storage
- Sodastream’s New Sparkling Naturals offers an All Natural Soda options for those opposed to artificial sweeteners
(Note to visitors outside the United States & Canada: Aspartame is used in other countries. You may want to check ingredients in your country if you are concerned about the use of Aspartame)
Take a look at the Nutritional Labels for the Sodastream Cola and Sodastream Diet Cola Flavors:
According to their websites, Coca Cola contains 170 calories and 55mg of Sodium while Pepsi contains 100 calories and 20mg of sodium. You might be wondering how Sodastream Sodamix provides a full flavored soda with so few calories in comparison, especially without the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup. If you look closely at the Sodamix Nutritional Labels above, you will notice that the Sodamix Regular Cola contains sugar but it ALSO contains Sucralose (Splenda®). The Sodastream Sodamix Diet Cola contains only Sucralose (Splenda®). Some will see the use of Sucralose as a deal breaker while others, like myself, see it as a huge bonus. Sucralose (Splenda®) is the only artificial sweetener that my family uses. Please note: Sodastream’s use of artificial sweetener in Sodamix varies by country. If you reside outside the United Stated or Canada, please check ingredients in your local area.
Why do the Sodastream Flavors receive such mixed reviews?
I honestly believe the answer to this question comes down to three simple things:
Unrealistic Expectations: If you are like my Mom and drink ONLY one brand of Soda and aren’t happy with anything else, it would be unrealistic to expect anything else to please you. Although I personally believe the Sodastream Diet Cola tastes almost identical to the Splenda® version of Diet Coke®, my Mom would probably think I’ve lost my mind. If you are someone that must always have your particular brand, you might want to consider if using the Sodastream Flavors will please you. Likewise, if you are adamantly opposed to the use of Sucralose (Splenda®), are sensitive to artificial sweeteners or just don’t like how they taste, you will not like any of the “Regular” or “Diet” Sodamix flavors. These individuals should strongly consider giving Sodastream’s new Sparkling Naturals flavors a try or use their Sodastream to make their own all-natural soda. There are tons of recipes on the Internet and more recently an excellent Homemade Soda Recipes book that offers over 200 simple and delicious recipes you can use with your Sodastream that are better than anything you can purchase at the store. Your options for great tasting sparkling water and soda are truly limited only by your imagination.
Water Quality: If you live in an area that has horrible tasting water, you can’t expect to use that nasty tap water to make soda with Sodastream Sodamix Flavors, or anything else for that matter, and expect it to taste good. We are fortunate enough to have a refrigerator with a built in water filter in our home. We use the filtered water and have absolutely no complaints about the taste of the sparkling water and soda we make with our Sodastream Penguin and Sodamix. I loved our Sodastream Penguin so much that I purchased a Sodastream Fountain Jet for the office. Unfortunately, there is no filtered water at the office for me to use. The soda I made at work was horrible. I didn’t even think about it until one night I was complaining and my better half pointed out what an idiot I was. How could I expect the same results using our nasty unfiltered city water? So, I went out and bought myself a Mavea Water Filtration Pitcher and the problem was solved. Of course, there are less expensive options that should work just as well. For example, you can usually find the top rated and best selling Brita Slim Pitcher for under $20. With the introduction of a water filtration pitcher, I was able to make soda at work using the Sodastream Flavors that was almost exactly like what I make at home. You can learn more about your water filtration options by reading my Sodastream & Water Filtration post.
Trial & Error: One of the major benefits of the Sodastream Home Soda Maker is that you can completely customize the carbonation and flavor of your sparkling water and soda. Do you like very carbonated drinks? Just push the button/lever a few extra times. Do you prefer your drinks just slightly carbonated? Just push the button less. The same thing applies to the Sodamix Syrups. Each of us has our own personal preference for how much syrup will taste best to us. Some people will prefer using more while others will prefer using less. I think it is important to also point out that some Sodastream Flavors taste better with less syrup while others taste better with more. For example, my favorite Sodastream Sodamix Flavors are Cola Free (like Coke Zero®), Diet Lemon Lime (like a Sprite® / 7up® hybrid) and Diet Pink Grapefruit (closest to Fresca® but with a stronger flavor) . I prefer to use LESS Sodamix Syrup with all three of these flavors. However, I also like a good Diet Root Beer from time to time. When I first tried the Sodastream Diet Root Beer, I used the same amount of syrup I would use for my other flavors. It was ok but not that great. The next time, I decided to fill the cap all the way and WOW! That was great Root Beer! If you decide to give the Sodastream Home Soda Maker a try and aren’t thrilled with the Sodastream Flavors on your first try, adjust it a little bit. Try more or less carbonation and try more or less Sodamix Syrup. You will be surprised at how much these two little things change the flavor of your drink.
Note: I am currently in the process of updating MySodastreamReview.com to include more detailed information on the Sodastream Flavors available. This will include separate pages for each Sodastream Flavor type (i.e. Regular, Diet, Sparkling Naturals, etc.) with nutritional information and my own personal take and impressions on each line of Sodastream Flavors available. The charts below will be replaced with links to the individual pages while I’m making these changes. Once completed, a revised version of this page with an overview of all Sodastream Flavors with links to each flavor type will be provided. Please bear with me as I make these changes. Your patience is most appreciated.
- Click here to visit my new Sodastream Regular Flavors page for details on the Regular Sodastream Flavors available
- Click here to visit my new Sodastream Diet Flavors page for details on the Diet Sodastream Flavors available
- Click here to visit my new Sodastream Sparkling Naturals page for details on Sodastream’s all-natural line of soda syrups
- Click here to visit my new Sodastream Sparkling Tea page for details on Sodastream’s line of Sparkling Tea flavors.
- Click here to visit my new Sodastream MyWater Flavor Essences page for details on Sodastream’s option for flavored Sparkling Water & Seltzer
- Click here to visit my new Sodastream Flavor Alternatives page for suggestions on flavors outside Sodastream’s Product Line
I didn’t mention this above but I think it is worth mentioning that Sodastream stamps each Sodamix Bottle with a “Best Before Date”. This should not be confused with an expiration date as your Sodamix Syrup can be safely consumed well beyond this “Best Before Date.” However, consuming the bottle before the “Best Before Date” passes provides the best results. Sodastream states on their site that you will receive a typical bottle 3 to 4 months before the date printed on the bottle. I have yet to purchase a bottle of Sodamix that did not have plenty of time to consume it before this date. However, Sodastream recommends you buy no more than a 3 to 4 month supply of Sodastream Sodamix at a time to guarantee freshness.
Tip: If you are going to be pouring your soda made with Sodastream Sodamix over ice, try using a bit more Sodamix Syrup for a stronger flavored drink. As the ice melts, you will still have a full flavored soda.
Thanks for visiting my site and reading through the information I have offered. If you have not already done so, please visit my Sodastream Review page for a detailed review of the Sodastream Home Soda Maker Product as a whole. You may also want to visit my Sodastream Review pages for the specific models such as the Sodastream Penguin or Sodastream Genesis. If you have already decided the Sodastream Home Soda Maker is for you, click one of the following links to learn how to get FREE SHIPPING on the Sodastream Penguin, Sodastream Crystal, Sodastream Pure, Sodastream Genesis and Sodastream Fountain Jet or on the Sodastream Fizz in Black, Blue, Green, Red or Pink. You might also be interested in learning how to save by purchasing one of the Sodastream Value Kits.
If you are still trying to learn more about each Sodastream Home Soda Maker Model, click on my Sodastream Review for :
- Sodastream Crystal
- Sodastream Dynamo
- Sodastream Fizz
- Sodastream Fountain Jet
- Sodastream Genesis
- Sodastream Penguin
- Sodastream Pure
- Compare All Sodastream Models
- Homemade Soda Recipes
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