make your own soda pop at home
over 30 flavors of soda syrups
How much sugar and calories are in the syrups?
There is an average of 1.7 cups of sugar in a 20 oz. bottle of syrup and this sugar has 1309 calories. A syrup bottle will make 120 ounces of soda pop, so:
1309 calories / 120 ounces = 11 calories per served ounce
Do you refrigerate the syrups?
Leave the syrups at room temperature. If too cold, the ingredients tend to separate, and a too warm temperature will shorten the shelf life.
A year at room temperature is fine. Customers have reported up to two years and longer.
What is the shelf life of the syrups?
Are there allergens in the syrups?
I’ve communicated with companies I purchase from and they do their best to insure allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, wheat, dairy and eggs are not in the product. I suggest parents and highly allergenic people use caution when using any food products for the first time.
Answers to questions people ask
Why are there no diet flavors?
I’ve tried making diet low calorie syrups but have been unsuccessful in having a product that tastes good. Non-sugar, no-calorie sweeteners bring an off-taste to the product. Sugar enhances flavor and non-sweeteners take away - it’s that simple. Also, in making a non-sugared syrup, much more concentrate has to be used to enhance the flavor and the result is nowhere near the regular sugared syrup taste.
I suggest to look for unsweetened flavor “essences” for a better flavor experience. These are primarily fruit flavors.