Sodastream - alternative syrup?

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Are there any other cheaper options than the proper syrup??Have been tempted to experiment, but wondering if anyone else already has???

Chef_crashandbang, Sep 26, 2010, 3:53 pm

I use the concentrated blackcurrant syrups from the supermarket. There are other flavours too.

I make my own crystillized ginger and use the cooking water from that with added sugar.

You have more control over the sugar content too.

Chef_wilson16, Sep 26, 2010, 3:56 pm

Carbonated home made apple juice. Yum almost as good as apple juice.

Chef_shadowzz, Sep 26, 2010, 6:15 pm

We use Thrifty, and only use the bare minimum. Probably not even a teaspoon full at a time.
If you have children who use too much, maybe add a little water, to begin with.

Chef_pickles7, Sep 26, 2010, 6:20 pm
+1

Makes me laugh when I read"proper syrup" - meaning that that is the good stuff and anything we could come up with to replace it must be second grade cause its cheaper - or heaven help more healthy ...

You can use any home made syrup - made from fruit and sugar - or any fruit juice (diluted with water if too sweet) - cause all you do is adding the bubbles to it.

If you want to read up a bit about the "proper" ones, here is an interesting link:

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=142724.0

Chef_uli, Sep 26, 2010, 6:30 pm

buderim ginger syrup is so nice in soda stream, we also use lime juice and orange juice.
I sometimes add a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange to the aerated water rather than the syrups.

Chef_cgvl, Sep 26, 2010, 9:16 pm

This is kind of an old post & topic. But it's new to me. I think the best syrup alternatives are the BIB's to common commercial brands. BIB means "bag in a box". It's the same soda syrup restaurants buy and hook up to their beverage dispensers. That's why it's there. People like it and it sells. For great sodastream alternatives, go to http://www.sodastreamalternative.com and see what's there.

Alternatives to sodastream are presented everywhere on the web. Just type "sodastream alternative" in a google search to find 'em. An excellent recipe for homemade blackberry soda posted by Maria Hines can be found on the Imbibe website.

Chef_miguel_spicher, Aug 15, 2011, 10:52 pm

Oops. Here's a clickable link:

http://www.sodastreamalternative.com/index.htm

Chef_miguel_spicher, Aug 15, 2011, 10:58 pm

That prisonplanet link is pure whackadoo. The poster claims that you shouldn't use tap water because "Big Pharma" is drugging our drinking water.

Chef_guest, Dec 29, 2011, 7:35 pm

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