Easy Tortilla Soup and Soda Stream Review

I love soup so the cold rainy day inspired me to make my Easy Tortilla Soup Recipe!

You only need a handful of ingredients – broth, corn, jar of salsa, chicken (canned or hand shredded), shredded cheese and tortilla chips.

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Throw it all in a pot. Heat.

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Fill a bowl up with chips…

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Pour the hot soup over it. Top with cheese and sour cream (or greek yogurt if you never buy sour cream like me). I also added some chopped zucchini for extra veggies. Enjoy!

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Now for a little story…

Once upon a time there was a girl who liked to drink. Specifically, she liked to drink bubbly drinks! A LOT.

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She drank so much she often ran out of bubbly drinks Sad smile and she spent way too much money on sodas and seltzers.

But, Soda Stream sent her a soda happiness making machine and now she will have soda forever!!!

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Yes! I am the very proud and excited owner of a Soda Stream! The company sent it to me because I am the BIGGEST fan of seltzer (plus I begged).

I was a little afraid of this space aged contraption, but it’s really easy to set up and use. Plus it doesn’t take up a lot of room!

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The Soda Stream kit came with a ton of flavor bottles, plus a sample pack.

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After you carbonate the water you can choose to add a flavor. Pour and gently shake.

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I tried the diet Cranberry Raspberry one first and loved it! Ben really enjoyed this flavor too.

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They offer every flavor of soda I’d ever want! Even diet cola.

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Which we also tried. Yep, spot on.

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Disclaimer: Soda Stream sent me this kit for free. The opinions on RER are my own. They are especially mine and mine only when I embarrass Ben (which is often).

But, if you read about the time I tried to track my drinks for a day you’re aware that I LOVE seltzer and soda. I run out of seltzer at least 3 times a week. Now I am super excited to have access to unlimited bubbles!

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  1. says

    Oh I had to pull my Hus away from that thing at Costco! They gave us a sample and did the whole shin-dig with it and now he wants it so bad. Let me know what you think of it… We don’t drink a lot of soda anyway, so I’m not sure it’d be worth it. But my Mister is trying to be the best salesman ever saying “we’ll use it for mixed drinks when we have people over,” ‘It’ll save us room instead of having boxes of cans and 2Liters all over!” I’m still not convinced…

  2. says

    My friend and I were just talking about this! I’ve been interested because I drink Diet Coke like my life depends on it. So, that’s my question- does the Diet Cola compare to Diet Coke? Or is more like Diet Pepsi? What about price?

      • says

        Give me a call and we’ll talk about it. If you’re feeling 100% better then I’d say no, but I’m not one to diagnose it! I can say thought that it comes in waves..but if you can eat more than bananas, applesauce, soup, rice and toast, I think you’re doing better!

  3. says

    I always get so jealous when I see people with these things but then I think even if i had one, I probably wouldn’t ever have the energy to use it. Kind of like a juicer. I had one for a few months (my friend let me borrow hers) and didn’t use it once. I still love the idea…that counts. :)

  4. Lindsay says

    How fun! Gotta love a new toy….and one that tastes so delish. I’m going to have to put one of these babies on my Christmas list!

  5. says

    I LOVEEEEEEEE MY soda sttream. it has been packed away since i moved home…now i need to find it and order some more concentrations! (: they have new flavors since i saw last!


  6. kristen says

    a. totally making that soup tonight. and maybe i’ll throw in some leftover cilantro i have? thanks for the idea – it’s soo cold in virginia!
    b. jealous of your soda stream – hopefully “santa” will bring me one! keep us posted on all the flavors please?

    now excuse me while i go open another can of diet dr pepper..


  7. Jessica says

    I saw that in Kohl’s yesterday and thought ‘now that’s cool, I want one!’ (even though I really don’t drink soda, but I like bubbly stuffs!).

    Love the soup idea, easy peasy, just like I like ’em.

  8. says

    My husband and I have talked about getting one before, but I don’t know what artificial sweetener they use in their diet drinks. Stevia? Yay! Aspartame? Ugh, but wouldn’t necessarily stop me. Splenda? Get thee away from me!

  9. Patty T says

    I LOVE my soda stream. We don’t drink much soda but use it all of the time for tonic and seltzer. I have only tried a few of their flavors but loved the cranberry raspberry drink. Also, the energy tastes just like Red Bull, if you like that.

  10. says

    Ha, I love how most of your ingredients were Trader Joes! I love that store, it’s my happy place :) ! My super happy place would be eating tortilla soup inside a TJ’s… now that’s living

  11. says

    Sodastream sent me one too and I AM obsessed. But I ran out of the gas and need to finally order a refill. Sparkling water addictions get expensive!

  12. says

    I’ve been wanting a soda stream for awhile now. You said you begged, huh? You should try begging for a give away! I drink seltzer like it’s my job :)

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