Aug 25, 2011

Sippin' on some SodaStream: A Giveaway!

This is probably one of my best giveaways ever -- a SodaStream Jet Machine with a Flavor Pack!

First, my love affair with seltzer. There are a few "Jewish" things I've never been able to stomach: herring, white fish, chopped liver (huge barf), and, of course, seltzer. I hopped on the gefilte fish and cholent bandwagon, easy peasy. I make a mean kugel and I'm partial to a good gluten-free kishke, too. I'm willing to try things, and believe me, I have, but most of them just never caught on with my white-bread, meat-and-potatoes Nebraska stomach.

Then, during Passover, we managed to be at a lot of places where the options were largely water, tea, and seltzer. One can only drink so much water before one needs a little pizazz (and this is me about every three days; I have a low low-flavor threshold), and iced tea needs sweetener, which I'm trying to avoid. So I opted to give seltzer another go and the fizz kept me from every looking back. I ended up buying so many bottles a week that Tuvia was growing weary of the bucks and bottles on my newest habit.

Enter: The SodaStream!

I came home one night before my trip to Israel in May to a SodaStream. Tuvia is in charge of the fizzing and flavoring, and I'm in charge of most of the drinking. For the most part, we drink the simple flavors of seltzer like Lemon-Lime, and we avoided a lot of the soda flavors that have most people jazzed about the SodaStream. But then a kind fellow over at SodaStream sent me an amazing package of flavors to try -- including some delicious diet flavors -- and Tuvia and I got to trying.

My favorite? The Root Beer. Okay, everyone at the ROI Summit talked about how amazing the Root Beer was, but I'm sort of a Root Beer purist. Close seconds are given to the delicious Diet Green Tea with Berries and Blackberry Currant with Pear. I like the spritz of fruity flavors with the bubbles; it's a change to the typical fruity soda that's out there.

The SodaStream is incredibly easy to use, and it's kosher for use on Shabbos! So you get your SodaStream, a few bottles, and you can make and serve delicious seltzer and soda over and over again to please even the most discerning tastebuds. (Man, I sound like a food magazine or TV show, right?) I also like that it's all kosher, and it cuts down on the amount of bottles we're using and tossing -- environmentally friendly!

So how do you enter the giveaway? You have three ways to enter. Simply list in the comments what you did -- IN ONE COMMENT PLEASE. When you post multiple times for each thing you do it makes it hard to pick a winner.

  • In the comments here on this post, tell me what clean, healthy flavor you would LOVE for SodaStream.
  • "Like" my page on Facebook. (Note: This is my Blog Page on Facebook, not my Personal Profile on Facebook -- if we're already friends, this step requires "liking" my Facebook Blog Page.)
  • Tweet: "I just entered to win a @SodaStream and flavor pack on @kvetchingeditor's blog at!"
Disclaimer: Contest ends August 30, 2011 at 10 p.m. Open only to U.S. residents. And if you didn't know, the products are produced in Israel! So you'll be doing something awesome for Israel, the environment, and your fizzy tummy. 


TMC said...

1. I think I'd like a strawberry flavour. Or a strawberry-lemonade mix.
2. I've "liked" your FB page.
3. I tweeted the contest on Twitter. (@Returntorural)


Carolyn said...

Woohoo, this is awesome!

1. I'd love to try the ginger ale flavor.
2. Already a fan on Facebook
3. Just tweeted contest on Twitter (@carolynlb)

Drew said...

1. Blackberry Currant with Pear sounds divine!
2. I liked your page on Facebook
3. I tweeted your giveaway @Extended_Vacay

Anonymous said...

1. Diet Pete - i hear it's like diet dr. pepper
2. I liked your facebook page
3. I tweeted

the rabbi's wife said...

I hope this is open to Israelis too, because I've been longing for one of these for ages.
1. ROOT BEER!!! impossible to get in Israel otherwise.
2. I liked you!
3. I don't tweet. sorry. I know I'm lame

Chana said...

DH and kids live on seltzer, winning a soda stream would be amazing.
1. lemon flavor
2. liked you
3. no twitter

Chana said...

actually i can't seem to like your fb page, the link appears to be broken.

Ed said...

Love my machine! I tweeted but if I don't win I'm ordering tons of pizza to for Evan!

AnotherVoice said...

1. I'd like to see blueberry white tea or cucumber berry...sounds refreshing to us down here in FL!

2. I liked you. :)

3. No tweeting for me, sorry! I don't want to catch the habit!

The Kosher Cruiser said...

1 - The berry flavored seltzer!
2 - Already a fan
3 - Tweeted!

Ima2seven said...

Pink grapefruit... and root beer, and lemon and....

Liked on FB


Shabbat Shalom.

KosherAcademic said...

1. Passion Fruit and Mango. Yum!
2. Already a fan :)
3. Tweeted!

Shabbat Shalom Chavi!

Alan Broner said...

1. Chocolate Mint
2. liked your FB page
3.Tweeting now :)

Rafi G. said...

tweeted.. though i love flavors like Root beer and Dr. Pepper (Dr. Pete they call it)..

Yael said...

Id like to see a Raspberry Peach flavor. I already like your fb page, and sadly dont have twitter so cant tweet.

Linda said...

1. I would love a good substitute for Fresca, the only soda I drink!

2. Liked the page

3. Tweeted (@LindaMinkow)

Andrew Parver said...

1. Pete's Choice
2. Liked Facebook

Angi said...

I would like something like lemon blackberry
liked you on facebook
tweeted about the contest (@angelinarosendo)

Scott Wasserman said...

I "liked" your FB page.

SodaStream FTW!

Aidel Knaidel said...

Okay-I'm doing it all!
1. Blueberry, maybe with lemon or peach
2. I liked you on FB
3. I tweeted

Super giveaway. Have a good Shabbos!

Dani said...

Hey Chaviva!

My flavor would be:
Strawberry Basil

Oh, and I Liked your FB page too!

Would love a SodaStream as a housewarming present once this house is done in the next cpl weeks!

Lily said...

I already 'like' you on FB and sent out the tweet.

Looking at the website, I'm really into the 'natural' flavors like apple mango! I'm a big fan of Hansen's natural sodas, which also come in crazy bizarre flavors. That sounds amazing!

Sarah said...

Liked you on Facebook!

And I'd be totally in to Ginger Ale...

yekkishe bekishe said...

I'd like a very dry Ginger Ale. Due to being technologically challenged - I'm a grandfather, so I can say that without being embarrassed - so I don't do FaceBook or Twitter!

Anonymous said...

Lemon, now and forever.

blair said...

1. pomegranate peach tea
2. liked on facebook
3. tweeted (@blairelizabeth)

val said...

i'd try lemon lime. this product seems awesome!

Jake K said...

1. I would love to try lemon-lime flavor.
2. Liked your FB page user Trinity Reyes.
3. Tweeted!/hadespark/status/107221153306779648


Katie74 said...

1.I would like to see a blueberry flavored soda
2.Liked your FB page

Ms. Minister of the Interior said...

1. I would like to see a blueberry or acai green tea flavor, with lemon. Diet, of course.
2. Liked your FB page a long time ago ;)
3. Tweeted! Keep up the good work, Chaviva, and I hope you and Evan are safe from this crazy Irene!

Daphne said...

anything diet!

Talia Ben Ari said...

I would LOVE to try the Rootbeer, Lemon-Lime and well, pretty much any fruity flavor!

merav said...

Rootbeer flavor sounds great!
I liked your facebook page.
No twitter..

Erika Davis said...

1-Plain old fizzy water for me! No flavors, I like to add slices of orange, raspberries, or other fruit

2.-I've liked your FB Page (have you liked mine?)

3-Retweeted-are you following me on twitter?

Shavua Tov!

frum single female said...

i already have a sodastream seltzer maker and i love it. i like root beer flavor too. the best thing about having a seltzer maker is never having to shlep bottles of seltzer or soda home or having to dispose of empty bottles.

Bayla said...

I want something like Dr Pepper. Or Fresca

Ruchie said...

I would like to try a grapefruit flavor!
I liked your page on FB and I retweeted your post.

jamieldowning said...

1) Root Beer!
2) Liked ya!
3) Tweeted!

Debbie said...

Ginger ale, of course!

Sorry, no Facebook or Twitter. (and, got a U.S. address)

Ilana J said...

pink grapefruit!

Rachel said...

The grapefruit flavor looks kinda interesting...

Shaina said...

Lemon lime or bust!

wifeofmottel said...

Black cherry essence - not soda.

I liked you on FB & tweeted too!

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett said...

The winner, I'm proud to announce, is Ms. Minister of the Interior!

Please email me ASAP at kvetching dot editor at so I can set you up with your SodaStream and flavor pack!

Thanks everyone for entering :)

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett said...

Okay -- the NEW WINNER is Captain C.

I seriously have to get a winner here. If you don't claim it soon, I'm going to redraw ... again.

In the future: Leave your contact information people. This is ridiculous.

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett said...

Drawing for a THIRD time ... the winner is @LindaMinkow!

Sorry for Ms. Interior and Captain C -- you guys really need to leave contact info and/or pay attention next time :)

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