Finally, considering how they individually cost compared to the traditional soda favorites that you already purchase
Both San Pellegrino and SodaStream offer you easy ways to make healthier choices.
Wide variety, but most are fruit flavors
Varies based on the water you choose to use with it
High Minerality – includes calcium, sodium, sulfate, potassium, and magnesium
Re-usable bottles that you purchase
Available in glass bottles, plastic bottles, or cans
One-time, appliance purchase plus ongoing costs of gas, flavorings, and reusable bottles
Can be purchased by the bottle, can, or case
The biggest difference is that San Pellegrino is bottled water that you purchase and drink, while SodaStream is an appliance that will sit on your counter and allow you to carbonate your own water to make soda water.
San Pellegrino is carbonated mineral water, meaning that it contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sodium among many others.
On the other hand, SodaStream will allow you to carbonate the water of your choice. This could mean simply using tap water, distilled water, or choosing mineral water that you love.
The accessibility and water choice are just the tip of the iceberg, though.
There are a wide range of flavoring options to keep in mind.
Don’t forget that you’ll also want to think about how and where you prefer to enjoy your carbonated water.
You’ll also want to think about how soda water and San Pellegrino compare to traditional soda pop, as well.
What’s the difference between San Pellegrino and soda water?
[/su_heading]Soda water is just plain tap water that has had carbonated added to it.
It will still taste very similar to the tap water, while San Pellegrino is mineral water with a distinctive flavor.
Both are water that has carbonation added to it, but they will taste very different since the water that you are starting with is very different.
San Pellegrino is drawn from a specific source that has a unique combination of minerals.
These minerals give san Pellegrino it’s a unique flavor and offers some health benefits as well. Drinking San Pellegrino will add small amounts of calcium, magnesium, and sodium to your diet. For many people, this is a welcome addition.
Ultimately, you want to enjoy the taste of the carbonated water that you are drinking, so this is a huge part of choosing the right carbonated water for you.
Both San Pellegrino and SodaStream have flavor options, but it’s also important to compare the taste of their plain carbonated water.
San Pellegrino is known for having a strong and unique mineral profile.
It has an assortment of minerals that give the water a specific flavor that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. Yes, it still tastes like water, but not like tap water that’s been treated with chlorine or fluoride.
This is very different than a plain SodaStream soda water that will just taste like the water that you already have, but with bubbles.
Part of the appeal of SodaStream is the option to use whatever water you already love. If you have a well with great flavor, you can carbonate that water.
The same is true if you live in a city with tap water that tastes great.
On the other hand, you can purchase a distilled water for a purer H2O experience or use a flat mineral water that you enjoy.
There is one important maintenance consideration when choosing the water, though.
If you use anything other than distilled water, and especially if you are using a mineral water, you will want to keep an eye out for any mineral buildup in the SodaStream appliance.
Most sodas have large quantities of sugar that are far greater than what is considered healthy.
Many sodas also have high levels of acidity that combine with the sugar to be terrible for our teeth in addition to being bad for our waistlines. Even if you’re drinking diet soda, it still has a lot of acid and a ton of chemicals and artificial flavors.
San Pellegrino does not have any of the junk that you’ll find in soda.
While it is available in a range of flavors, many of them are sweetened with real fruit juice, and none of them contain the artificial colors and high levels of sugar found in soda.
San Pellegrino has even begun offering some of the flavors with a hint of tea added, though the original is still a very popular choice.
The flavor of San Pellegrino comes from its natural mineral content, not a bunch of added chemicals.
Even the SodaStream will allow you to replace the chemicals, acidity, and sugar of traditional soda with healthier flavor options.
You will want to carefully consider the flavoring that you choose to add to your SodaStream if you are making this choice to improve your health.
These include many sweet options like cream soda, ginger ale, cola, and even caramel. The range of available fruit flavors is broader than those offered by San Pellegrino, and you can always add fruit juice to your water after it’s been carbonated.
If you love the taste of san Pellegrino, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to replicate it using SodaStream. If you want more variety and choices when flavoring your carbonated water, then SodaStream is the way to go.
San Pellegrino can be purchase in almost any grocery store, and some gas stations have begun carrying it, as well. Or here on amazon.
You can purchase a single bottle or an entire case.
Most often the water will be room temperature, so you’ll likely want to take it home and chill it before drinking.
Bottles purchased from a cold case in a convenience store are often the exception to this.
With SodaStream, you’ll need to purchase the appliance, find a spot for it on your counter, and plug it in.
There will be the gas that you’ll need to attach and a reusable bottle that is specifically designed to work with this machine.
Once you’ve carbonated the water, you can keep it in the SodaStream bottle in your refrigerator or carry it with you – much like you would with a bottle of San Pellegrino.
Of course, if you want more than one bottle available at a time, you’ll need to have enough SodaStream bottles and take the time to carbonate the water.
Many people find carbonating their water at home more convenient than having to purchase it at the store and carry it in with the rest of their groceries each week.
For those who procrastinate and don’t plan well enough to have the water ready to go in the morning, it can sometimes be easier to grab an already chilled bottle of san Pellegrino at a convenience store.
Any soda water is going to be a healthier choice than traditional soda.
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