Excellent replacement for Sodastream Syrups
I tried the Cola, Cherry Cola, and Lemon Lime flavors. I like them MUCH better than the Sodastream flavors.
The cola tastes like cola, but it's not the same as Coke or Pepsi. It's good though, and it tastes better than Sodatream's diet colas IMO.
The cherry cola has a distinct cherry flavor that's very good. It's comparable to Cherry Coke Zero, although I think the cherry flavor is a little weaker. It was by far my favorite of the 3 pack.
I expected the Lemon Lime to look and taste more like 7-Up or Sprite, but it actually looks and tastes like Diet Mountain Dew. I don't know if I got a mislabeled bottle or if that's just what they call lemon lime. It tastes very good, just was not what I was expecting.
My diet syrup recipe:
I add 25oz of warm water and 1oz of syrup concentrate to get 26oz of syrup. I sweeten the syrup with two level quarter teaspoons of pure sucralose then I shake it very well. That gives me 26oz of completed diet syrup.
To make a soda, I fill a regular sized 1 liter Sodastream bottle to the line with cold water and I carbonate it. Then I add 4oz of the diet syrup.
The 3 pack of syrup concentrates comes with a 1oz measuring cup similar to those that come with bottles of cold medicine, so don't worry about having to measure out 1oz increments. It's easy.
I chose to make 26oz of syrup because the quart syrup mixing bottles sold by Prairie Moon have measuring scales that only go up to 26oz, and I wanted my recipe to stay within that scale so that I could easily reproduce it. I bought 3 of those bottles to hold my syrups.
I give it 5 stars because the flavors are much better than Sodastream's flavors and they are many times cheaper. As long as you're willing to experiment a little, you can make some really great soda very cheaply and you're no longer limited to Sodastream's flavors, prices, and distribution channels.
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Brian Kolley from Michigan.