Heavy Coke Zero drinker, moved to Soda Stream when supply chain was disrupted plus to minimize waste/recycling. Generally enjoyed Soda Stream Diet Dr Pete (Pepper) and Diet Rootbeer, but their diet cola is terrible. I tried official Coke Zero syrup (Bag in Box) but price with shipping is exorbitant, and the low concentration means it dilutes the carbonation substantially. Since discovering Prairie Moon I couldn't be happier. Started with a small 5 pack (with included shipping), and have been slowly expanding volume and trying other flavors.
My technique (using 1L Sodastream bottles filled to the same target line for SS syrups, supposedly 0.89Qt/0.84L from what I've read online) is 1 tsp/5ml Rio concentrate (I use 2 doses from a 2.5ml disposable plastic eye dropper from Amazon), 1/4 tsp high concentrate (25%) liquid sucralose, and 50-100mg caffeine powder. I mix right in the bottle from concentrate rather than the intermediary step of making 'syrup'.
So far, I've tried and enjoyed COLA, CHERRY COLA, VANILLA COLA, ROOTBEER, SARSAPARILLA, CREAM SODA and LEMON LIME. The Sarsaparilla was described as 'like rootbeer but richer', but I thought it perhaps a bit milder, still enjoyable. LEMON LIME I was hoping was similar to 7up or sprite but definitely NOT, more like... I don't know, maybe a homemade lemon lime punch or lime hard candy? Very strong, not the the taste I was looking for, but I might play around with sweeteners and additional flavor additions, maybe some citric acid. Cream soda was strong and a bit overpowering, may play with it but not a priority. All the colas have been EXCELLENT. I actually find it difficult to drink 'real' coke zero now, tastes a bit metallic. I have Dr Rio and Margarita on the shelf but haven't tried them yet.
I don't know the protocol here re linking, so I'll just give a shout out to Rod Smith at Rodsmithbooks.com, his page on sodas was a treasure-trove of info on making your own soda, and where I found out about Prairie Moon.
Reviewed by: Soda junkie at home from Cali.