Famously, and for a good reason, the carbonated beverage produced by using a SodaStream results in a lot less fizziness and bubbles that are normally experienced with a regular can of Coca-Cola, or popular soda brand.
Considering this aspect, and a few others, the Coca-Cola syrup you can purchase is much less concentrated compared to the syrup sold by SodaStream themselves.
If you were to use 1 gallon of SodaStream Cola syrup, you would be able to make 24 gallons of soda with that one Liter.
This means that SodaStream’s syrup has a 1:24 dilution ratio.
On the other hand, if you were to use 1 gallon of syrup from Coca-Cola, you would only be able to make about 6 gallons of soda from it, giving the syrup a 1:6 dilution ratio.
Put in other words, this could mean that you really would not be saving any money by using Coca-Cola syrup to make your own soda, instead of just buying the soda cans from retail/grocery stores.
A lot of people use SodaStreams to save on money, and to refrain from buying an excess of bottles.
A SodaStream device can seem like a complicated one when you first start using it.
How can one just simply make a beverage carbonated without much external help?
Well, it turns out that the answer is pretty simple.
With a CO2 container, a user simply attaches it to their device accordingly, and then with the push of a button can force carbon dioxide into the water, giving it the bubbly and carbonated taste many people grew to love.
So simply put, the water becomes carbonated by using a CO2 container to force the CO2 into the water.
After doing so, the water is carbonated and bubbly.
Simple enough, right? The best part is, setting it up and making soda with it is very easy and user friendly.
To make a soda with the SodaStream, all you’ll have to do is;
Set up the SodaStream device on a flat, even surface
Unscrew the lid off of the CO2 container
Take the back panel off of the SodaStream device, then insert the CO2 cartridge as the instructions state to do so, by screwing it on to the canister holder
Begin to press the carbonating button one push at a time, giving at least 1 second in between each push of the button
Carbonate the water to your desired level of carbonation, then unscrew it when it’s ready
Pour some syrup / concentrate in, shake it around a little, then enjoy!
Creating soda with the SodaStream is a rather easy process, which has made tons of users confident of the fact that if they can get their hands on some Coca-Cola syrup, then they can surely make it taste just as good as the original.
I recommend checking out my how to guides in the SodaStream section for for specifics on the various models.
There’s many reasons why consumers would prefer SodaStream over Coca-Cola, or vice versa.
SodaStream grants people the ability to make soda within their homes at a cheaper cost; they don’t have to use nearly as many bottles compared to those who consistently buy bottles from stores; many people generally just prefer the taste of it over traditional soda.
Nevertheless, if someone were to ask what was better between Coca-Cola or SodaStream soda, they would more than likely be referring to the taste of it, and which was better.
For this reason, many people will either prefer Coca-Cola, or their soda made from a SodaStream. Some people would much rather have a higher level of fizziness in their soda, whereas others much rather prefer there to not contain as much carbonation.
So, unsurprisingly, it would really require you to taste both in order to see which one tastes better to you. If you prefer a higher level of carbonation and fizziness, it’s likely that you’ll lean more towards Coca-Cola.
Most of the time, you’ll have to find these boxes of syrup online through the listed store’s websites, and will have to ship them to your house as opposed to going to the store and picking it up, due to lack of immediate availability.
Generally, the box of Coca-Cola syrup can be purchased for around $50 – $110, depending on where you purchase it from, or who’s selling it.
As mentioned, with the Coca-Cola syrup, you won’t be able to make nearly as much soda compared to if you used an equivalent amount of SodaStream cola syrup.
Earlier on, it was mentioned that there are several alternatives of soda syrup to use in your SodaStream then from the ones made by SodaStream themselves, or Coca-Cola.
If you aren’t a fan of SodaStreams syrup, or simply just want to try out something else, there’s a few distributors you can choose between to try and find the syrup that’s right for you;
Syrupsupply.com – This distributor creates syrups for famous brands of soda, such as Dr. Pepper, Dew Point, Ginger Ale, etc.
Prairiemoon.biz – A subtle company that does not sweeten their concentrates. You can find flavors such as Black Cherry, Cream Soda, Lemon Lime, and more.
Hhproductscompany.com – This company makes a ton of syrup and beverage materials, going much further than beyond just soda syrup. Some soda syrup flavors they have are Sweet Tea, Energy Drink, Grape, Lemonade, and other interesting flavors
Each of these soda syrup distributors make their syrup their own way, but many of the flavors can have the same general taste.
If you’re ever interested in going outside of the box with your soda syrup choices, try out some of these sites!
I'm Chris Watson, the chap that brings you Soda Pop Craft.
Like many, I'm a HUGE soda drinks fan and have an obsession with making, testing, and trying the myriad of flavors and brands from across the world. As well as brewing my own homemade soda concoctions.
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