People always seem to dread buying pop at the grocery store, not only is the very heavy to lug around with you, but also it produces so much waste in form of plastic bottles or aluminum waste. Recently, Gerry and I had tried a more eco-friendly alternative in form of Genesis Deluxe Soda Stream. The idea behind these machines is that you can make your own carbonated beverage in flavors such as cola, fruits, iced tea and many more, through flavored syrups and a CO2 canister.
There is a little bit of a learning curve involved in operating the machine, but once you get a hang of it there are a lot of benefits. For example you can make your own combinations of drinks by deciding how much syrup to add. Secondly, there is hardly any waste, because when the pop goes flat (as it often does) you can re boost it with another shot of CO2. Best yet, our recycling containers are not overflowing with empty pop bottles. It tastes just like regular pop but is much more economical and healthier for your body. Gerry is a big pop drinker so he loves it. I drink alot of water but also, the lemon-lime flavor we had got has sucralose in it, something my tummy doesn't tolerate well.But I did try a bit of a glass and didn't find much of a difference from what one buys in the store. Gerry thought it was much like Walmart's Great Value drinks in taste.
Soda Stream is better for the body than traditional sodas and good for the environment, and it can be a lot of fun to use.