GIVEAWAY | The SodaStream

What better way to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day than with a giveaway of one of Israel’s most popular exports – The SodaStream!

My husband has been chalashing after one of these for 15 years. Seriously – that long.

Back in the day, SodaStream was only available in Israel. And they were the sponsor of Jersualem’s HaPoel Basketball, his favorite team. He went to the games, hoping to win a SodaStream, but always came home empty-handed.

Well, imagine our delight when SodaStream offered to not only give away a soda maker to a KOAB reader… but also to send one to our house. Winners at last!

Now, I’ve mentioned before that Coca-Cola is my guilty pleasure. I especially love a fountain Coke, full of all that sweet, fizzing carbonation.

So, while I knew that my husband and kids would love the SodaStream, I wasn’t sure if the soda maker would do it for this Coke fiend.

Let’s just say – I have been very pleasantly surprised!

Is it the same thing as a fountain Coke? No. But it definitely has the right blend of sweet and fizz! And when I pour it over crushed ice and drink it through a straw… it completely hits the spot.

Plus, a SodaStream cola made at home is 35 calories per 8 ounces, while a Coca-Cola has 97 calories in the same 8 ounces.

SodaStream goes way beyond cola flavor, though – they offer a huge range of flavors. There are traditional one – like root beer, lemon-lime and orange – all of which come in regular and diet varieties. And there are fruity flavors – such as pink grapefruit, orange pineapple, black currant and pear, and apple mango.

You can even make sparkling teas and energy drinks.

All flavors are certified kosher and completely free of high fructose corn-syrup. There are a number flavors that are naturally caffeine-free, as well.

The SodaStream soda maker is super easy to use. Just fill up the BPA-free bottle with tap or filtered water, screw the bottle onto the soda maker, and give it a few pumps to fill the water with carbonation. There are no batteries and no electronics – it can even be used on Shabbat.

Thanks to SodaStream USA, one lucky KOAB reader will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit of their own – retail value $99.95.

The Start-Up Kit includes:

  • Fountain Jet – in the winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Β Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

#1. Leave a comment on this post, telling me what SodaStream flavor you’d like to try. This is the required entry for the giveaway.

#2. Additional entry: Share this giveaway on your Facebook wall. Simply click the blue share button at the top of this post. Or update your status to read: “I just entered to win a SodaStream Starter Kit – thanks to Kosher on a Budget and SodaStream USA.” Then come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so.

#3. Subscribe to either the Kosher on a Budget email newsletter or the RSS feed. Once you have done so (or if you’ve already done so), just leave another comment letting me know that you’ve done so.

Only U.S. residents, age 18 and older, are eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will be open until Thursday, May 3rd at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email immediately. He or she will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclaimer: SodaStream sent my family a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit to faciliate my review. They will also provide the winner with his or her start-up kit. I was not otherwise compensated to write this review nor to host this giveaway. Want to know more? See my Disclosure Statement.


  1. Tanya K says

    I would go straight for the cranberry raspberry! YUM!

  2. Tanya K says

    and I’m already subscribed to your email newsletter πŸ™‚

  3. I would try the naturals!

  4. I already subscribe to both!

  5. I really wanna try the Dr Pete

  6. Just subscribed

  7. Alexandra Cohen says

    shared on my facebook page. I would like to try a diet cola flavor or maybe some kind of iced tea mix.. that sounds yummy too! πŸ™‚

  8. I like the dr. pepper

  9. pink grapefruit

  10. i subscribe to the email newsletter

  11. My mouth is watering just think about a delicious, refreshing, bubbly ROOT BEER! Oy, a root beer float would be divine! YUMMY!

  12. racheal says

    pink grapefruit!!!!

  13. I just shared on facebook!

  14. Jennifer H. says

    I would like to try the sparkling naturals flavors.

  15. racheal says

    Just subscribed.

  16. Jennifer H. says

    Just shared on Facebook.

  17. I have subscribed to Kosher on a Budget newsletter!

  18. Jennifer H. says

    Already subscribe to the e-newsletter.

  19. I would love to try the Root Beer flavor

  20. Kadima Nechama says

    I’m a big fan of sparkling water. Would love to try the sparkling teas! Thanks, Mara.

  21. Kadima Nechama says

    Shared on FB. Already a subscriber to the emails.

  22. I’s like the plain old lemon lime. Or seltzer. But that apple mango one looks interesting too!!!

  23. Rachel kling says

    I’d like to try apple mango.

  24. I’m curious to try the black currant or apple mango…

  25. already subscribe to the newsletter

  26. shared link on FB πŸ™‚

  27. I can’t wait to try the natural flavors!

  28. My parents have one of these – I’d love my own!

  29. I already subscribe to the email

  30. I get my high from coke,that being said i would try the coke flavor,and give the kids the sparkling water:)

  31. just posted on my wall

  32. My mom and I are email subscribers- and she would ADORE this!

  33. Black currant and pear looks delish.

  34. I subscribe via email.

  35. Leah Sarah says

    The sparkling naturals seem right up my alley! Otherwise, we drink a lot of bottled seltzer as it is, so we’d totally just make regular seltzer with this!

  36. Leah Sarah says

    I subscribed to the email list!

  37. Leah Sarah says

    I shared the post on facebook(name is Lily Langer)

  38. i would love to try pink grapefruit ,i bet is good

  39. Hoping this is my chance! The natural flavors are the ones I want to try! Shared and subscribed!

  40. I really like the idea of the energy drink one!

  41. I subscribe to your newsletter!

  42. Shared on my Facebook wall!

  43. Eva Sandorfy says

    I subscribe to your newsletter. Thank you

  44. lemon lime!

  45. i have subscribed to your newsletter

  46. Plain old seltzer got me through my last two pregnancies.

  47. i love cola free! tastes so similar to coke 0!

  48. i love plain seltzer i then like to add different juices like grape,apple, orange or cranberry juices

  49. Wendy Lefko Messeloff says

    I’ve been wanting to try this for so long too! I would like to try all of the flavors and then pick my favorites. πŸ™‚

  50. I get the emails too πŸ™‚