These are the Best Alternatives to SodaStream Syrups:
- Ralph SodaMix (Has the closest taste to SodaStream)
- Stur Drinks (The most healthy alternative to SodaStream)
- Torani Syrups
- Kool-Aid (Cheapest option)
- Jelly Belly Drink Mix
- Crystal Light
1- Ralph SodaMix
Ralph Soda Mix is a new line of Soda flavored Syrups that are very similar to SodaStream flavors just at a much cheaper price.
Ralph Soda Mixes and SodaStream Flavors are both made roughly of the same ingredients.
The only difference is that The SodaStream Company charges you a premium for the SodaStream brand name.
The Ralph Sodamix company to the best of my knowledge is not affiliated with SodaStream, they are a private separate company.
Ralph Sodamix Company
Their Syrups have no High Fructose Corn Syrup instead they are sweetened with pure cane sugar and organic Stevia.
Ralph SodaMix has a wide range of syrups almost on par with SodaStream.
How Much Sodas Can they Make
A 4-ounce sample bottle of Ralphs SodaMix can make 1 liter of sodas or 1 SodaStream bottles.
I would advise you to try the sample bottles before buying the bigger more expensive ones.
I am a big fan of trying a little before buying big.
Now after you have tried Ralph SodaMix and if it fits your taste buds you can then buy the larger more expensive bottles.
Who Should Buy Ralph SodaMix
Ralph Sodamix tastes roughly the same as SodaStream Flavors except they are much cheaper so they are suited for individuals who are looking to cut cost.
Where To buy Ralph Sodamix
The variety pack works out better because you end up saving money on the shipping.
How To Make HomeMade SodaStream Syrups
Now if you Are interested in making your own sodaStream syrups then you can Click To Read My 11 Must-Read SodaStream Syrup Recipes
2- Stur Drinks
Stur Syrups are a great and healthy way to flavor your sparkling water.
This family-run company was started by a husband who wanted to make a flavoring that was safe enough for his wife to drink whilst she was pregnant with their twins. Citation.
And because of their focus on health, Stur Drinks doesn’t contain any Sugar, calories, artificial flavors, artificial colors, or any artificial sweeteners.
What Are Stur Drinks Made Out Of
Stur is a liquid Concentrate made from:
- Stevia leaves extracts as a sweetener, and
- The color comes from a small amount of vegetable juice.
And because they are made from real fruits Stur Drinks are packed with Vitamin C.
Currently, Stur Drinks are sold in a variety package at a very affordable cost.
One Package will get you 5 Bottles each with a different flavor.
They have 5 great flavors;
- Fruit Punch,
- Strawberry Watermelon,
- Blue & Blackberry,
- Orange Mango,
- Pomegranate Cranberry.
How to Use Stur Flavors
One of the great things about Stur is how easy it is to use, the bottles are designed to use on the go.
All you need to do is point the bottle nozzle into one glass of sparkling water and squeeze the bottle for one second then allow the concentrate to spread.
Each bottle of Stur Flavors can make 20 eight-ounce glasses of flavored sparkling water.
You can check out the video below to learn more about Stur Drinks.
Who Should Use Stur
Stur is ideal if you are looking to lose weight and just want your water to have a light flavor it won’t give you that strong flavor of Sodas or Kool-Aid.
Where to Buy Stur
Currently, Stur Drinks are sold on Amazon who usually has them on sale you can click to see the price of a variety pack with 5 bottles of flavor.
3- Torani Syrups
The Torani Syrups are another great option to SodaStream Flavors.
Torani is an American Company with deep Italian roots. They currently have 100 different Syrups and Flavors to choose from.
Unlike Stur Drinks who just have fruity or Soda flavored.
Torani has flavors such as Vanilla, Carmel, and Hazelnut, which are perfect for experimenting with things such as Carbonated Coffee or Sparkling Ice Tea.
They also have those Fruity Soda Flavors though they have a much deeper and stronger taste than Stur and much more refine taste than Kool-Aid.
How to Use Torani in Sparkling water
My advice on this is that you should add 2 tablespoons of the Torani flavor of your choice to 1 eight ounce glass of sparkling water then taste, if needed add more for a stronger flavor.
Its really up to you how strong you want your sodas to be.
How Much Sugar and calories Does Torani Have
All Torani Syrups are made from 100% cane sugar.
They contain 20 grams of sugar and 80 calories per serving which is a 1 eight ounce glass of soda made from 2 tablespoons of Torani syrup.
How Much Soda Can You Make From One Bottle of Torani Syrup?
One bottle of Torani Syrup contains 750 ml of syrup which can make 25 eight-ounce glasses of sodas.
This is if you use 2 tablespoons for every glass of sparkling water.
In other words, one bottle of Torani Syrup can make 6 liters of Sodas this is equal to 6 SodaStream bottles.
Where to Buy Torani Syrups
Amazon usually has them at good price gonna leave two links down below.
A Soda Variety Pack of Torani Syrup with 6 flavors; Fruit Flavored click to see the current price on Amazon.
A Standard Torani Syrup Variety Pack with flavors such as vanilla, hazelnut classic, caramel classic, peppermint, raspberry, and french vanilla click to see the current price on Amazon.
4- Mio Flavors
Mio is a highly concentrated syrup that can be used to flavor your sparkling water.
It is manufactured and sold by Kraft Foods, one of the largest food companies in the USA so you can expect that the product has been tested to be up to standard by the FDA.
Mio is especially known for its energy drink flavors with high electrolytes plus they also have great Soda Flavors as well.
How to Use Mio in Sparkling water
One squeeze of Mio which is 1/2 teaspoon will flavor 1 eight ounce glass of sparkling water.
One bottle of Mio will make 16 eight-ounce glasses of Sodas.
How Much Calories and Sugar Does Mio Have
Mio has zero sugar and zero calories instead they use artificial sweeteners.
Where to Buy Mio
Amazon usually has great prices on Mio you can click to see the current price for a variety pack containing four great flavors.
My two boys are a big fan of sparkling Kool-Aid.
Kool-Aid is a tasty, and much more affordable alternative to SodaStream syrups.
They come with a variety of flavors and can be easily found in almost any supermarket and I am pretty sure you can find it in your pantry right now.
How To Use Kool-Aid With Sparkling Water
Most Packets of Kool-Aid will come with directions on how to use it, I would advise that you stick with the direction.
The only difference being:
- you should add a little more Kool-Aid since sparkling water already has a strong taste in comparison to regular water which those instructions were made for.
- And you should make the Kool-Aid into a Syrup with some room temperature water before adding it to the sparkling water.
Kool-Aid Recipe For SodaStream
- One liter of Sparkling water (One SodaStream Bottle)
- 2 1/2 scoops of Kool-Aid (The Scoop usually comes on the Kool-Aid Container
- If no scoop use around 2 and1/2 tablespoons
- The first thing you need to do is add 2 1/2 scoops of Kool-Aid mix with some room temperature water half glass should work and make it into a syrup.
- Then add the syrup to one liter of ice cold sparkling water and mix.
- The reason why I make it into a syrup is to avoid stirring up the sparkling water which causes a lot of foaming.
- Once you have added your Kool-Aid Syrup gently stir or mix the Kool-Aid into the sparkling water.
How Much Sugar And Calories Does Kool-Aid Have
One 8 ounce glass of Kool-Aid has around 60 calories and 16 grams of sugar.
In comparison, the equivalent can of store-bought sodas have around 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar.
Who Would Like Sparkling Kool-Aid
Kids are the biggest fan of Kool-Aid and it’s a perfect substitute for Sodas
Due to its low cost, Kool-Aid is perfect for large gatherings at events such as parties and picnics.
Where To Get Kool-Aid And What Flavors Are Good With Sparkling Water.
Kool-Aid can be found in almost every store, though you can find it on Amazon you can click to see the price or a 5-pound container a Hawaiian Punch Koo-Aid my kids’ favorite flavor to go with Sparkling water.
Diet Or Zero Sugar Kool-Aid
Now if you are trying to cut down on your calories or your sugar intake you can go with Sugar-Free Kool-Aid which has no sugar and no calories.
I would advocate using honey or Splenda as a healthier alternative to sugar.
This allows you to control the amount of sugar, Unsweetened Kool-Aid you can click to see the price on Amazon for the Cherry Flavor.
6- Jelly Belly Drink Mix
These are very sweet and yet healthy Soda Flavors that are ideal for kids and maybe for some sweet tooth adults.
They contain zero sugar and zero calories.
How to Use Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly Flavoring is just like the Stur Drinks they come in bottles that you have to point into the glass of sparkling water and squeeze.
One 1 second squeeze should be fine for one 8-ounce glass of sparkling water
One Jelly belly bottle should be able to make 24 glasses of flavored Sodas.
Where to Buy Jelly Belly
7- Tang Drink Mix
Very Similiar to Kool-Aid this classic Drink Mix is another great alternative to make Sodas.
Did you know Tang was used as the preferred fruit drink for Astronauts for many years.
How Much Calories and Sugar Does Tang Has
One 8 ounce glass of Tang Flavored Soda has 90 calories and 22 grams of sugar.
How To Make Sodas Using Tang
- The first thing you will need to do is to make the Tang into a syrup to avoid the Soda from foaming up.
- If you get a scoop you can follow the instructions on the package using the scoop.
- But if you don’t, you can use a tablespoon add 8 tablespoons of Tang to half a cup of room temperature water and mix vigorously.
- Then add the Tang Syrup to your One liter SodaStream bottle of cold Sparkling water and stir gently.
Where to Buy Tang
Tang flavors can be found at almost all retailers and supermarkets.
Amazon usually has a great value pack you can click to see the current price for Tang on Amazon.
8- Crystal Light
Crystal Light is another great drink mix that would blend perfectly with Sparkling water made from your SodaStream.
Crystal Light is currently one of the best selling drink mixes in America, it is also made by the good folks at Kraft.
They come in a wide variety of flavors and are well known for their Iced tea flavors.
How Much Calories and Sugar Does Crystal Light Have
One 8 ounce glass of water flavored with Crystal Light contains 5 calories and zero sugar.
How to Flavor Sparkling Water with Crystal Light
First, you are gonna need to make Crystal Light into a syrup to do this you need to mix crystal light in some room temperature water.
So mix two packets of Crystal light with half a cup of room temperature water.
Then pour your Crystal Syrup into your 1 liter of sparkling water (SodaStream Bottle) and stir gently.
Where Can I get Crystal Light
Crystal Light can usually be found at most big Retailers and some Supermarkets.
Though you don’t really get the big selection of flavors at those retailers, for a variety you should check on Amazon, click to see the price of a Variety Pack with tons of flavors.
9- Nuun Flavors
If you are a very active person and you love your flavored sparkling water. Then Nuun might be the ideal flavoring for you.
Nuun is pronounced as “Noon” is made by the Nuun Company based in Seatle Washington.
Benefits of Nuun
Nuun Flavors are packed with electrolyte so it is perfect for drinking after a workout to replenish minerals and electrolytes lost through sweat.
Nuun Electrolytes helps to keep you extra hydrated and also prevents and manages cramps, improves muscle function and overall mental focus.
Nuun has been around for a couple of years now and is one of the leading energy drink flavorings used, so you can rest assured that it is tried and tested.
Also since it’s based and sold in good old USA, it is regulated by the Federal Government.
How Much Calories and Sugar Does Nuun has
One 8 ounce glass of sparkling water flavored with Nuun has around 10 calories and 1 gram of sugar.
It also has minerals such as Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium
How To Use Nuun to Flavor Sparkling Water
Nuun flavors are sold in packets with small tablets.
Half of a Nuun tablet can flavor 1 eight-ounce glass of sparkling water.
Now if you do the math, 2 Nuun tablets can flavor one SodaStream Bottle of Sparkling Water.
Where can I get Nuun Flavors
Amazon usually has them in stock you can click to see the current price for a packet of Nuun Flavors.
Bonus Syrups and Flavors
Since I have written this article I have and will continue to try out new flavors and I plan to continuously update this article with more new flavors.
So maybe you can bookmark this page and come back to find something new.
10- Arom Huset Sparkling Water Essence Flavors
The Arum Syrups are flavors made ideally for sparkling water, they have a light gentle taste to them so dont expect a heavy intense flavor.
For me, they are a bit pricey though you generally get what you pay for.
How Much Calories and Sugar Does Arum Has
Arum has no sugar, and no calories it is essentially a concentrated flavor.
It also has no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors.
How to Use Arum Flavors
Fill the cap of the bottle up around 2/3 of the way and then add it to 1 liter of sparkling water or 1 Sodastream bottle then let it rest for 2 to 3 minutes to diffuse throughout the water.
One 30 ml bottle of Arum Flavor makes around 15 liters of flavored water or roughly 15 SodaStream bottles.
Where To Get Arum Flavors
You can get Arum flavors on Amazon, though the shipping costs would add up so I advise
Arum Apple Flavor – My favorite
Tips When Adding Flavors to Your Sparkling Water
- It is preferable to add syrups to your sparkling water this is to avoid excess foaming up
- So if your flavors come in a powder form mix it with some room temperature water to make it into a syrup before adding it to your sparkling water
- Add your flavors in batches and then taste each time, this allows you to make your sparkling water taste the way you want.
- Avoid adding flavoring to your SodaStream Bottle this makes the bottle harder to clean.
- instead, pour your sparkling water into an airtight container and then add your syrup.
Fort ipson cleaning your SodaStream Bottles check out my article How to Clean SodaStream Machine and Bottles.
How to Flavor Your Water Naturally with Fruits
You can check out my article How to make Sparkling Water Taste Great