MADISON (WKOW) -- SodaStream prides itself as making smart, simple, bubbles.
It's a way to make your own soda, juices and sparking water from home. It may save you money and calories, but does it work?
With more than 60 flavors to choose from, the SodaStream has less calories than regular soda, but about the same amount of caffeine. We did a blind taste-test in downtown Madison to see if it tastes like generic soda. Watch the video above to see local reaction.
"I heard it doesn't have much sugar in it and it's very healthy for you," said Damico White from Madison.
To use the product you'll fill one of SodaStream's reusable carbonating bottles with tap water. Next you'll secure it to the SodaStream machine and press the carbonation button a few times to carbonate the water. Then you'll add your favorite generic soda flavors.
During the blind taste-test most of the participants liked the SodaStream. They gave it mostly four stars. You'll need to make sure you add enough carbonation and the carbonation bottle is replaced with a new one to get the best results.
"It's economical. I'm not really sure about the price difference for me. I don't drink a lot of soda, but it's definitely something I would consider," said Mike Kimball from Madison.
The SodaStream machine starts at a price of $79.95 and you can buy it in local stores. The drink flavors and carbonation bottle are additional costs.
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