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October 17, 2005

Penguin Soda Maker


Lets you make a liter of soda pop in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

No electricity or batteries needed so it's perfect when the power goes out or you're on the road.

1) Push a button and carbonation is injected into the water in a special bottle

2) Add your choice of soda mix (Root Beer, Lemon Lime, Ginger Ale, etc.)

3) Shake

4) Serve

Prefer unadulterated seltzer?

Just leave out the soda mix.

You get a starter kit with four carbonators, two carafes and 18 mix packets (each makes a one–liter bottle of soda) for... (Big Gulp!) $299.99 here.

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No electricity or batteries needed so it's perfect when the power goes out or you're on the road.

But it requires CO2 cartridges, no?

This is deceptive.

Posted by: Ryan | Sep 16, 2008 1:55:15 AM

I've got one of these and it's really cool. It's a bit spendy but the soda it makes is incredible. We use it for really fresh mixers for drinks as well as for cola drinks. Their cola is the best for rum and cokes.

I too was traveling in Germany and found these to be in many of the Zimmer Freis I stayed in.


Posted by: Randy Del Gato | Oct 20, 2005 8:06:26 PM

Oh, how this brought me back. Not to a time of penguins, but of carbonators.

I was on a summer study trip in Germany in college. My host family, like most other Germans (western Europeans, as a matter of fact) didn't think water counted unless it was pulsating with bubbles. To this end, they had a carbonating device in the kitchen that worked with a whole lot of elbow grease. The first time I was instructed to use it, I politely pushed the pump on the top, only to see a modest spray of bubbles injected and immediately released.

"Nein, nicht so," says my tall, Teutonic host mother, Hiltrud, and striding over, she bore down on the thing with all her considerable strength, resulting in a truly awesome display of pressure and carbon dioxide coupled with the rudest noise I'd ever heard come out of a household appliance.

Everyone should study overseas at least once.

Posted by: Richelle | Oct 17, 2005 8:29:34 PM

Sounded very cool until you got to the price. (I can buy a lot of club soda and add flavored syrups to it for $300.)

By the way, was this posting lagniappe - or are you losing track of time? Two 3:01 postings. Time stood still for an hour. Kewl.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Oct 17, 2005 5:15:33 PM

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