Soda Boss is a DIY soda-making machine from Big Boss (aka Emerson aka E. Mishan & Sons) that claims you can make and enjoy bubbly beverages with just the twist of a knob. Soda Boss touts it uses no electricity and promises you and your family can enjoy your favorite sodas for less money and with less sugar to boot.
How Soda Boss Works
Soda Boss says it works with CO2 cartridges (the kind they use in old-fashioned whip cream dispensers) to infuse ordinary water with carbonated fizz. To use Soda Boss, just fill the container with water, add cola, lemon lime flavoring, or follow the recipe in the included booklet. Then twist and… FIZZ! They claim you will now have a liter of soda that tastes better and is healthier than the kind you can buy in the store.
They state you will save money in the long run because Soda Boss comes with enough flavoring to make over 100 servings and you can easily buy more.
Soda Boss Costs:
$14.95 for a 30-day trial. What this means is they will send you the complete Soda Boss kit and you can use it for 30 days. If you don’t do anything, they will then bill you for 3 payments of $33.33 making the total: $114.94. (P&H is included.)
If you don’t like Soda Boss, then you pay to ship it back to them within 30 days and you will be charged nothing further.
Soda Boss Includes:
- Soda Boss
- 10 CO2 Cartridges
- 100 Servings of Cola and Lemon Lime Mix
- Master Mixologist Guide
Bottom Line: Is Soda Boss a Scam?
Everybody loves a carbonated beverage and parents will like the low/no sugar concept of Soda Boss as well as its ease-of-use. We couldn’t find any customer reviews of Soda Boss because as of this writing (January 2015) it is still new.
There are a couple things we’d like to point out, though:
First, the 30-day trial seems to serve no special purpose except to tempt you to try it – Soda Boss comes with a 30-day money back guarantee regardless. If you choose the trial option you will either be paying $14.95 extra, or you will lose that money if you return it. The better option would be to simply pay up in full the $99.99 and if you don’t like it you’ll get all your money back, minus return shipping if you send it back.
Second, if you are the DIY-type, there are other options for making soda at home: you could simply add flavoring to club soda or (here’s a recipe for Blueberry Lemonade Soda) or use a seltzer bottle, which may be cheaper.
Or, if you’re REALLY adventurous, you can try this cheap and easy way to make carbonated water using baking soda and vinegar. Warning: this could blow up and/or make a huge mess.
Let us know what you think of Soda Boss below!