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By carolyg45, July 7, 2014

The ”carbonation” in SodaStream is water with air pumped through it. Not the same ”bubbly” added by soft drink companies. Which means, the ”bubbles” are gone before the sugared soda product is consumed. Ours SodaStream and all its flavors, sits in the garage, which is where most of them will probably gather dust or get sold at garage sales. I hope fund buyers keep an eye on it, or buy one yourself, see how long the ”carbonation’ lasts. I’ll be watching for the newly disappointed and/or happy consumers.

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
July 8, 2014 12:16 am

I find mine works fine — Pressurized CO2 from a home cartridge is the same chemical reaction used by bottling plants and restaurants, though they have more powerful systems and (as importantly, because CO2 dissolves much better into cold water) chilled water going in under pressure. But I primarily use it for seltzer, only the kids in our household add flavorings, there are definitely a lot of folks who have tried it and don’t like it (I’ve heard from many) as well as a good number of ardent fans — for investors, the thing to keep an eye on is CO2 refill sales, because that’s the indication that the newly sold machines aren’t just one-time novelties but are being used… and that’s where the real money is made. That’s the real debate over SODA as an investment: is it a fad that people give up on, as some people think, or will it become an established part of the household routine to make seltzer in more areas as it is in some European countries? If the former, it’s expensive; if the latter, it’s dirt cheap.

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Dave
July 8, 2014 10:10 pm

Historical note: When I was kid in CA in the late 50s our family, like many others, had a home-seltzer system powered by CO2 cartridges. I and my friends used to make toys powered by the cartridges — boats and cars and rockets. Tons of fun. Toy stores sold small spring-loaded devices to puncture the end of a cartridge to release the jet of CO2. My parents used to get mad when we’d use too many cartridges this way. So, these systems have come and gone before. As for longevity this time around, only time will tell, but my guess is that the fervor will subside.

arch1
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July 8, 2014 10:58 pm
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Dave ; I used one of those seltzer bottles for years,,,,,,until the supply of cartridges ran out,,,
I made do for a time with air rifle carts. ,,,,,, until new & improved version had small drop of gun oil added. Seltzer & oil indeed do not make good mixer. Was there a vast anti CO2
Conspiracy so long ago??? Who knew/knows.

Again? If slow down I must ,,,,s l o w d o w n I T R Y

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arch1
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July 8, 2014 11:02 pm

Travis have you recently switched to Win8.1 ?

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