I totally love soda and have decided that all the bad news about diet soda made me look for alternatives. So after much consideration, I went with a SodaStream. Especially when I can locally get a restaurant tank and get the fizz without the $15 refills from a retailer. How does it taste you would like to know? Like outta the can soda! I am a root beer gal and the sodastream syrup tastes just like the brand I buy. The lemon lime is perfect for 7up, and the orange... again fantastic! So I think I will be using this more and more. And the syrup is $4.97 at Walmart. Makes around 50 liters which is more than 100 cans of soda! You can make one liter at a time, switch it up, make whatever flavor you want. This is so cool!