According to a recent study by The Hispanic Institute, consumption of soda is on the rise among Latinos. Rather than ban or swear off sweet drinks why not make your own?
Enter the SodaStream, the world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of home carbonation systems. Every year SodaStream delivers more than 600 million litres of carbonated beverages to more than 8 million households, making us one of the largest beverage companies in the world.
SodaStream Cola contains 2/3 less sugar than store bought cola.
SodaStream Cola vs store bought soda (serving size):
35 calories vs 100 calories
8g of sugar vs 27g of sugar
Sweetness is a universally pleasurable experience; we reward ourselves with sweets, comfort ourselves with sweets, in health, sickness, through celebration and tragedy, a slice of cake, quality chocolate, or sweet drink – whatever takes your fancy – sweet plays a key role in many people’s lives.
When choosing food and drinks the level of sweetness often plays a factor. One’s personal preferences can be satisfied with a number of caloric or low- and no-calorie sweeteners, while another needs sugar and lots of it.
The Natural Choice
Caloric sweeteners include simple sugars like fructose and glucose, as well as foods that naturally contain these sugars, such as honey and cane sugar. For most people, food and drinks that contain these sweeteners can fit into a balanced lifestyle when consumed in healthy moderation.
Acesulfame K, Saccharin, Sucralose and Aspartame are some of the more popular low calorie artificial sweeteners that are often included in “diet” foods and foods marketed to diabetics. These sweeteners are tested and recognized as safe by the European Food Safety Authority & the U.S. FDA.
The advantage of these Low- and no-calorie sweeteners is that they are typically a few hundred times sweeter than table sugar, so only very small amounts are needed to sweeten food and drinks and they do not elevate blood sugar levels.
As Sweet as a Soda can be
SodaStream sweetens its flavors using different combinations of Sucralose, Acesulfame- K, Aspartame and Cyclamate and sometimes combined with sugar – depending on the specific flavor range.
For those who prefer natural alternatives to these sweeteners, SodaStream also offers all natural flavor essences and various syrup ranges sweetened with cane sugar, fructose and Stevia.
A new taste in town
One of the newest sweeteners, that is recently been gaining attention, is Stevia. An all-natural sweetener derived from a plant that is native to South America and has a long history of use. Stevia is up to 200 times sweeter than sugar, but is calorie-free, so it’s a great option for those interested in no-calorie sweeteners that are also natural. SodaStream’s new Naturals Light line of syrups will be sweetened with a combination of stevia and cane sugar.