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SodaStream Soda Maker Giveaway! NOW CLOSED!


Dadda monkey and I really enjoy our soda, but we've been trying to change our lifestyle to be healthier and save money. I'd seen the SodaStream soda maker around before and we'd discussed purchasing one to see if it lives up to the wonderful reviews we've read. We finally went ahead and bought one and we've been enjoying homemade soda for the last two weeks. We've been very satisfied with the taste of both regular and diet sodas. I didn't get a chance to try any of the flavored sparkling water, but that's next on my shopping list.

Making soda is a very quick and easy process. It takes under 30 seconds and you can adjust the fizziness to your liking.
  • Fill one of the liter bottles with water
  • Screw it into the soda machine
  • Push a button to add the carbonation
  • Unscrew the bottle from the machine
  • Add the flavor of your choosing
  • Shake very gently to mix it up
That's it! You now have homemade soda or sparkling water that you can feel good about drinking.

There is no high fructose corn syrup in their regular flavors and the diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda. Check out this nutritional chart comparing Coca Cola and Pepsi to SodaStream's Cola. My husband hates the way diet drinks taste, but now he can keep drinking regular sodas and still vastly decrease his caloric, carb, sugar, sodium,  and caffeine intake.


SodaStream has thought of everything from the fizz preserving caps on their bottles to half liter size bottles that you can use for travel. The variety of flavors they have is astounding. My husband really enjoys their cherry cola while I have enjoyed the diet cranberry raspberry. I will mention one perplexing thing, while the cost of the flavors is very reasonable, I don't understand why the prices are different. For example, Cranberry Raspberry is $6.99 while Orange is $4.99.

With the Earth Day celebration earlier this week, now is a great time to make a change yourself. According to SodaStream's website, Sodastream is an "Active Green" product, which essentially means that every time you use it instead of buying soda at the store you're helping the environment by reducing your CO2 footprint. Making your own soda means there is less packaging waste from cans/bottles and less pollution from transporting the products. One SodaStream carbonator is equivalent to 170 to 310 aluminum cans (there are 2 carbonator sizes). Additionally, the carbonator can be refilled. 

It's really easy to get set up with your own SodaStream soda maker. They sell various kits, starting at $89.95, that have everything you need to get started making your own soda or seltzer.

The fine people at SodaStream generously agreed to provide one Mommy 2 Monkeys reader with a SodaStream soda maker of their own! The winner will receive a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit in the color of their choosing. The package includes the Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner's choice.


How To Enter:
(The first step is required for for your first entry. Any steps after that reward you with an extra entry.)
This giveaway, and subsequent shipping, is only within the continental United States.

1. Go to  SodaStream and leave me a comment telling me which color you'd choose, along with what flavor you'd like to try first.

2. Become a follower of my blog, Mommy 2 Monkeys, and leave a comment on this post that you've done so.
3. Become a fan of the Mommy 2 Monkeys Facebook page and leave a comment on this post that you've done so.
4. Follow me on Twitter and leave  a comment on this post that you've done so.
5. Place my button on your blog/website and leave a comment on this post that you've done so.

The giveaway will remain open until May 8, 2010 at midnight central time. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. I will post the winner on my blog and also email the winner (please make sure your email is visible on your profile or post it in your comment). The winner will have 72 hours to respond to my email or I will choose another winner via Random.org. Good luck!

Disclaimer:

Mommy 2 Monkeys was provided with the opportunity to hold a giveaway for my readers. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.

191 comments:

  1. I would choose the white fountain jet and diet root beer.

    Frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

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  2. I follow your blog on google friend connect.

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  3. I follow you on twitter (FrugalScience)

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  4. I follow you on Twitter (@ambryt)

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  5. I would choose black/silver and try Pete's choice first. yyeres(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  6. cdziuba@aol.com I like the White, goes with everything. I like ROOT BEER. Wonderful prize.

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  7. I think i'd want the red fountain and the orange mango flavor...sounds so interesting!

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  8. I've actually been a follower of your blog for a while now:)

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  9. Oh the red soda machine would add color to the kitchen and the drink of choice would be root beer.

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  10. I'd get the black/silver and diet root beer.

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  11. email subscriber. Pick me, please. I need soda :D Many thx. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  12. I the black/silver version and would like to try the cherry cola
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  13. I would choose the red color. I would like to try the orange flavor.

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  14. Follow on Twitter: rhoneygee

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  15. What a neat device, I never knew you could make your own soda that easily! I would have to choose the Black/Silver fountain jet to match our appliances, and would try the cola or cherry cola first :)

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  16. Been a follower from the start as you know :)

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  17. And Shay and I totally facebook stalked you before you published it >.>

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  18. I would like a red fountain jet with cola flavor.

    Thanks!

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  19. I would love a black/silver fountain jet with the cola flavor...What a great giveaway, Jen!

    -kim

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  20. I'm following you on Facebook!

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  21. I'm following your blog via Google Friend Connect!

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  22. I like the silver and black the best and I would like to try the energy flavor.

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  23. I follow n twitter @dawn408

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  24. I would like to have the red one and cream soda.Thanks!
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  25. I'd choose the black/silver, and I'd like to try the orange mango flavor.
    Susan
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  26. I would love to have the Black/Silver & try the Cream Soda.

    Ellen
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  27. I really like the look of the black/silver SodaStream. I'd love to try the rootbeer.

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  28. I would like the black/silver and I love orange. gbloganx(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  29. I'm a fan of Mommy 2 Monkeys on facebook

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  30. I'd love the black/silver model and try out diet ginger ale!

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  31. I love the red, and would like to try Grape flavor first.

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  32. I would choose the black/silver style and try ginger ale first.
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  33. I would choose the stainless color and would choose the diet cola flavor :)

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  34. I now am following you on RSS :)

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  35. I am a twitter follower

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  36. Black and Silver for me with Cream

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  37. Hello, I would love the Red SodaStream and the diet pink grapefruit or diet cream. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  38. I'm a blog follower. Thanks! trishden

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  39. I became a fan of the Mommy 2 Monkeys Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner

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  40. I'm a Twitter follower. Thanks! trishden

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  41. I like the black/silver one and I'd like to try ginger ale

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  42. I like the Black/silver sodastream and mango orange flavor
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  43. I follow your blog
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  44. I Liked you on FB
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  45. I follow you on twitter
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  46. I would choose the Red, and Peach Iced Tea! =D

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  47. I follow your blog!
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  48. Facebook Fan.
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  50. I would chose the white, or black soda stream!

    The flavor I really want to try/am craving is the Cream Soda!

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  51. I would pick red. Id love cream soda!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  52. I would choose the black/silver and I'd like to try the Cream Soda

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  53. i'd love the black/silver, and would like to try the diet cola

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  54. I would choose the white and would want to try the Cream Soda!

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  55. I'd choose the black and silver and try the cherry cola first!

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  56. I would get the Red Fountain Jet and Cherry Cola.
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  57. follow on twitter (Missybeez80)
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  58. I am a FB fan of Mommy 2 Monkeys

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  59. I would choose the black/silver jet. I would love to try the cherry cola flavor.
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  60. I am a follower.
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  61. I follow you on twitter. uschicana
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  62. I am a fb fan.
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  63. I'd choose the black and silver one, and Root Beer would my first choice!
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  64. I follow on Google Friend Connect.
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  65. I follow you on Twitter as mgoss123.
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  66. I like the black one. Would match most kitchens.

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  67. I follow you on Twitter

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  68. I'd go with the black and silver model. Diet orange is the flavor i'd want to try most

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  69. I'd pick white, with orange mango flavor. Sounds delicious!

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  70. I'd choose white and the zero cola flavor.
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  71. I'm a google follower
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  72. I "like" you on FB.
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  73. i want silver and black and root beer!

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  74. I would choose the red color (it matches my kitchen :) ) and orange drink flavor.

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  75. Yum for the Diet Peach Iced Tea. I like the black colored one. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  76. I'm a Goggle Connect Friend (the one holding the umbrella). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  77. I'm following you on Twitter (pricelessteam). Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com Thanks for the opportunity!

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  78. I really like the red soda stream and the cola and cream soda flavors would be my favorites, aside from just plain seltzer.

    bacigati @ gmail.com

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  79. I'd choose red and try the cola

    monson 525 at gmail dot com

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  80. How cool is that! I love your review:)

    I follow you on twitter

    I like the red and try the rootbeer:)

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  81. the black..but the red looks cool and the orange mango is yum-o!

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  82. I'd choose the red one and the diet pink grapefruit.

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  83. My wife has really been wanting this, great giveaway!
    I would choose the stainless/black color and the flavor I would choose would be probably diet cause thats what we drink here
    Thanks
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  84. I follow you on twitter
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  85. I am a follower through Google Friend Connect
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  86. I'd choose the Red fountain with Cherry Soda flavor!

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  87. I'm a FB fan

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  88. Twitter follower

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  89. I would choose Black and I would make Diet Grapefruit.

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  90. idahomom is a google friend follower

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  91. Kathy N Scott liked Mommy 2 Monkeys on facebook

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  92. idahomom7 is following 2monkeysmomma on twitter

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  93. Black/silver and diet peach iced tea

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  94. I would choose the pretty red machine,and the first mix flavor I would like to try is the Lemon Iced Tea.

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  95. I am now following your blog with google friend connect!

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  96. I became a facebook fan of Mommy 2 Monkeys!

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  97. I am now following you on twitter.(terri142)

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  98. Button is on my blog :)

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  99. I would like the red color. I'd try the Zero Cola first.

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  100. I follow on Google Friend Connect. (Christie)

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  101. I would like the red and I'd like diet root beer!

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  102. I would love to have the red fountain jet and try the Peach Iced Tea.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  103. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  104. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  105. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  106. I would like the black and silver best and I would love to try the cherry cola. Thanks!

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  107. I would love to have the white one and I would try Pete's Choice first! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  108. I'd love the Black/Silver one and the Diet Cream Soda.

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  109. Black/Silver Fountain Jet and we would choose to make Cola first!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  110. I like the red machine and I love root beer, so I'd choose the root beer!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  111. I'd pick the red machine since all my kitchen gadgets are red, and the peach iced tea.

    crazywriter@hotmail.com

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  112. black/silver is sharp and I would like MyWater lemon-lime essence.

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  113. I like the Black and Silver one because it would match all of my other countertop appliances and I'd have to get Diet Cola for my wife and Diet Pete's Choice for me. Thanks!

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  114. I would pick the white fountain jet and root beer.
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  115. I love the black/silver version with rootbeer!

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  116. I would get the black and silver soda maker and I would try the diet pink grapefruit first
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  117. I like the red and I would try the orange soda and the root bear thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  118. I am a facebook fan (mrstinareynolds)

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  119. I follow on twitter and tweeted @mrstinareynolds

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  120. black silver and diet root beer intime@myself.com

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  123. I'd pick the black and silver model and would like to try Pete's Choice.
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  126. I'd go with the black and silver model and definitely the cola flavor for my first choice.

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  127. I'd Like to have the black and silver and I picked the Lemon Lime flavor.

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  130. I like the silver one&love rootbeer!

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  133. I would choose the red one and I would like to try the Lemon Lime flavor first! Thanks!
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  135. I would choose the Red Fountain Jet and I would love to try the Cherry Cola!

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  136. Black/silver...love to have the root beer!

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  137. Red, and We would try the grape first.


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  138. I would pick the black/silver color and I would pick the creme flavor.

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  139. I like the black/silver version and I would pick the Fountain Mist flavor.

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  141. I'd pick the black one, and I'd try diet cola first.
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  142. I follow on google friend connect

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  143. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours

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  144. I follow on twitter, lunaj1456
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  146. Black/Silver Fountain Jet with cherry cola flavor!!

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  147. I would choose the black/silver and I want to try the Cola. Thanks


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  149. I'd love the black/silver model and try out ginger ale flavor first.

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  150. follow via twitter susan1215

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  151. I think the root beer flavor would be my favorite to try!

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  154. I would choose the black/silver fountain jet and I would start with root beer flavor.

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  157. I'd choose black/silver. I like root beer.

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  158. I like the black/silver version and would love to try the sugar free root beer.

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  159. I would choose the black/silver color. I want to try their diet cream soda!

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