It's Kitchen Month on Curbly; and we think the kitchen is the do-it-yourself-iest room in the house. Yeah, it's easier to purchase packaged, pre-made, preservativeful foods, but it's also pricier and worse for your health. And nothing beats the taste of home-made.
Soda (pop, for you midwesterners) is no exception; you can make your own awesome-tasting soda and save money doing it! To help you, we've teamed up with SodaStream to give away one of their "Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Starter Kits", so you can start whipping up your own soda pops and sparkling waters at home. Read on to find out how to win!
"Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any deco."
SodaStream was kind enough to send me a review unit, and I've been using it for a few weeks, and I'm totally in love. I'm a huge fan of sparkling water, and the ability to fizz up my own in 15 seconds has been awesome during this oh-so-hot August. I have a seltzer bottle that uses little C02 catridges, but I much prefer the Soda Stream. It's way easier and quicker to use, and the results are much more carbonated and fizzy. When I want more than just water, I'll add some fruit juice or fresh herbs, or one of Soda Stream's own flavor mixes. And it has totally changed the way I mix cocktails and drinks. I actually love the way it's designed, and wouldn't hesitate to leave it out on my counter when having guests.
So, we're giving away a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-up Kit (approximately $100 retail value). It includes:
- winner's choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet;
- CO2 which makes over 100 liters of soda;
- 2 reusable carbonating bottles;
- a sample pack of flavors and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner's choice
To win, leave a comment in the section below. You could tell us what kind of sparkling drink you might make with the SodaStream, let us know why you'd love to win this prize, or simply say "Hi there." Make sure you enter a valid email address in the e-mail field (don't worry, that info is kept private), and you're all set. You can increase your chances of winning by sharing the contest on your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter. Just use the easy share buttons below!
The contest is now closed.
Good luck! We hope you win.