I'm trying to save a few bucks by cutting out the 75 cents per day on cans of Mtn Dew from the vending machine, so today I tried the Sodastream version of Mtn Dew, "Fountain Mist."
In theory, you can make 50 servings from this one $5.00 bottle of syrup, but the "servings" are only 8 ounces, and nobody drinks anything in 8 oz servings except vodka. It's still cheaper than the cans, because I figure I can get about 25 servings at 20 cents each.
We got this thing for our kids at Christmas. Basically it squirts a little bubbly gas into a bottle of water, then you add a capfull of syrup. Easy enough to do. It certainly looked like Mtn Dew, and had the same caffeine boost as the original.
But what I didn't realize was that most of these Sodastream syrups are made with sugar AND sucralose. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener, which tastes like tire-factory runoff juice, which, in third-world nations is flushed directly into the ocean.
Why did they do this? Why did they try to get me to think I was getting a homemade version of Mtn Dew, when they were really giving me a diet drink? What are they trying to tell me?
I looked on the Sodastream web-site and found they did have a few "natural" flavors (not at my store!) which are made with sugar, not artifical sweetener. But there was no "Fountain Mist" on that short list, so I'm either going to have to go back to the cans or get used do drinking the tire-juice.