A friend of mine bought me a Sodastream machine for Christmas. I had seen Marc Maron raving about it, and had heard others who loved their as well. So I was definitely interested in checking it out. I’ve made soda with it a few times, and my friends seem to enjoy it, but it definitely has a decent taste to it. For example, if you enjoy orange soda, then they have the mix for you.
However, being a hardcore Pepsi drinker of many years, it can definitely be weird trying to replace the beverage of choice, and it hasn’t caught on with me yet. Part of that is probably the whole “life upheaval” thing I’ve been going through. I still have all the equipment ready to go when I feel like I’m ready, and I can see definite green benefits instead of throwing a ton of cans (and the accompanying cardboard package) into the recycling bin every week. That said, I’ve tried Pepsi Throwback and find that it tastes funny. Is it the lack of horrible synthetic chemicals? Could be.