The Good: Fairly inexpensive, Tastes very much like the two fruits it is supposed to
The Bad: Requires a pricy machine to make into soda pop, Harder to find, Not calorie free.
The Basics: Sodastream’s Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix is a delightful surprise for anyone who likes fruit flavored soda pops!
As summer looms, I’m drinking more soda pop. That’s not as bad as it usually is for me, at least, not since I got my wife her Sodastream Fizz (reviewed here!). Now that we make our own carbonated water and have a shelf full of Sodastream flavor syrups, I’ve been enjoying all sorts of soda. The latest is the Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix. This is one of the few full-calorie (i.e. not diet) Sodastream sodas my wife and I have picked up, largely because we like fruit sodas and, inexplicably, the Pineapple Grapefruit was on clearance at one of our favorite grocery stores!
Available primarily in a 16.9 fl. oz. plastic bottle, Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix is a concentrated flavor syrup for creating Pineapple Grapefruit soda. At $5 - $7 per bottle, the Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit 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 Pineapple Grapefruit 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 Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix to the bottle. It is that easy. Preparing the Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix into a soda pop is easy and it makes a flavorful carbonated beverage.
The Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix smells, interestingly enough, just like fresh-squeezed orange juice. The strong citrus aroma is very inviting for those who like such fruits and it is enough to make one intrigued enough to try the Pineapple Grapefruit soda.
In the mix, the Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Soda Mix is very sweet with a sour secondary flavor. The concentrated syrup normalizes quite a bit when diluted with the carbonated water. In fact, Sodastream got perfectly right the sweet and tart flavor of pineapple . . . chased by the sour and sweet flavor of grapefruit. This is a very fruity flavor and one that might not quench one’s thirst, but it does live up to its promised fruit flavors.
The Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix has no aftertaste.
The Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit 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. The resulting beverage has 35 calories and 30 mg of Sodium (about 1% of the RDA of Sodium) per 8 oz. serving. As we’ve gotten spoiled lately on zero calorie Sodastream beverages, this was a harder soda for us to binge on! Outside the calories, there are no nutritional benefits or detractions to this drink mix or the drink it makes.
Made primarily of sugar, water, and citric acid, the Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix has nothing particularly bad in it. There is no caffeine, no high fructose corn syrup, and no actual fruit juice. It is kosher and carries no allergy warnings.
The Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit 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, which made it odd that the grocery store was clearancing it. The bottle we got a few weeks ago had an expiration date of June 28, 2014, so this can be stocked up on!
The Pineapple Grapefruit mix is bright yellow, so it will stain lighter fabrics. If you get this Sodastream syrup on clothes, consult your fabric guide for how best to clean it.
Sodastream Pineapple Grapefruit Flavored Soda Mix was a delightful surprise. Having gotten it at clearance prices, the only thing more we could have asked for was for fewer calories. Still, it is a worthwhile flavor to pick up for anyone who likes fruit flavored soda pops!
For other Sodastream flavor syrups, reviews, please check out my reviews of:
Diet Tonic Water
Caffeine-Free Diet Cola
Diet Pink Grapefruit
For other drink reviews, please visit my Drink Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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