The Good: Calorie free, Fairly inexpensive, Tastes completely accurate (and wonderful)!
The Bad: Requires a pricy machine to make into soda pop, Harder to find
The Basics: Sodastream gets their Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix just right, making a great mixer or soda.
When I hit my teenage years, I developed a real love of tonic water, of all things. Since my wife got her Sodastream Fizz (reviewed here!), I’ve been trying to enjoy various flavors of soda. When I got the chance to pick a flavor of soda on my own, I went with the Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix. The Diet Tonic Water was calorie free, which is a new dietary issue for my wife and I.
I was pretty thrilled when it turned out that the Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix lived up to my hopes without the calories.
Available primarily in a 16.9 fl. oz. plastic bottle, Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix is a concentrated flavor syrup for creating Diet Tonic Water soda. At $5 - $7 per bottle, the Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix makes 50 8 oz. servings, though the 16.9 oz. bottle gets me twenty-five servings as we have a 16 oz. bottle for our Sodastream Fizz.
Ease Of Preparation
The Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix is a flavoring to be used with a Sodastream soda pop maker. After one fills the Sodastream bottle with water – I recommend filtered water and when I use my Brita Water Filter Pitcher (reviewed here!) in order to prepare the soda – and carbonates it, they must add a capful of Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix to the bottle. It is that easy. Preparing the Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix into a soda pop is easy and it makes a flavorful carbonated beverage.
The Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix smells vaguely like citrus. There is a slight lemony scent to the drink, which is interesting because tonic water does not usually have a strong aroma to it.
In the mix and once prepared, the Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Soda Mix is very sour and dry. It has a flavor somewhat like muted limes and the combination of both sour and dry is entirely distinctive. Tonic Water is a truly unique flavor and Sodastream gets it perfectly right!
The Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix leaves the mouth dry and a little sour. The aftertaste lasts for about ten minutes.
The Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix makes a soda pop, so it is not creating the most nutritious thing in the world. Even so, Sodastream creates soda pops that do not have anywhere near the problems of most sodas. In the case of Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix, this is one of the healthier mixes. It results in a beverage that has zero calories and 30 mg of Sodium (about 1% of the RDA of Sodium). Outside that, there are no nutritional benefits or detractions to this drink mix or the drink it makes.
Made primarily of water, citric acid, and natural flavors, the Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix has nothing particularly bad in it. There is no caffeine, no aspartame, and no calories. It is kosher and carries no allergy warnings. It does have quinine.
The Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix is a liquid, so there is the danger of spilling it and wasting some of it. But, for the most part, it is a drink mix that keeps for quite some time (more because it is not so good that we want to keep making up bottles of it!). The bottle we got a few weeks ago had an expiration date of January 25, 2015, so this can be stocked up on!
The Diet Tonic Water mix is clear, so it shouldn’t stain anything.
Wonderful and flavorful, Sodastream Diet Tonic Water Flavored Soda Mix might be a diet beverage, but it has enough flavor to truly sell anyone who wants a great mixer or a quirky, delicious beverage.
For other beverage reviews, please check out my reviews of:
Ayala's Lemongrass Mint Vanilla Herbal Water
Faygo Grapefruit Sparkling Water
Paradiso Wild Berry Italian Mineral Water
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