UPDATE 9/3: The video incorrectly refers to the baking soda and citric acid measurements as ‘two tablespoons’ – which was supposed to be ‘two teaspoons’ (which is about 3/4 tablespoon). The link to the measuring spoons was correct – they are two teaspoon sized – so if you bought them you are ok.
DISCLAIMER 3/10/21: The Sparkel folks have reached out and warned against DIY carbonation using the Sparkel device citing potential safety and longevity issues. They have published an article detailing why they recommend against DIY carbonation here: https://help.sparkel.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500003526682-Why-You-Should-Never-Use-DIY-Carbonators-with-Your-Spärkel. If it wasn’t obvious from the context of the video DIY carbonation is done at your own risk and, obviously, is strongly discouraged by Sparkel.
The Sparkel Drink System does what a normal drink carbonator (like a SodaStream) only it doesn’t require the cumbersome compressed CO2 canisters and with no restriction on what liquids you can carbonate. Instead it uses *science* to produce carbon dioxide from common chemicals to create a similarly fizzy drink. There are some drawbacks to the approach and whether the benefits out weight the drawbacks is a decision you’ll have to make for yourself.
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2tsp Measuring Spoons: https://amzn.to/3vtJMox
While I purchased all of the items used in this video I do receive financial benefit if you buy through these links. I appreciate purchasing though the links but please feel no obligation to do so. Better yet, donate to a good cause:
Remember, if you go the bulk chemical route, it’s 2 teaspoons of Citric Acid and just a little less, 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 teaspoons of Baking Soda for each Sparkel cycle.