Jeremy and I have been playing with the Bonne O Carbonation System in recent weeks, and wanted to share our experience with the machine — should any of you be thinking of investing in one. The name Bonne O was inspired by the french term “bonne eau,” meaning “good water” in English. It’s essentially Canada’s answer to the Soda Stream, with a few key differences that separates it from it’s predecessor.
The Bonne O is a self-proclaimed first of its kind carbonating and infusing system, with no CO2 tank required. Beyond its slightly futuristic aesthetic, the machine is sleek and attractive, with a simple to use, one-touch single button start, and a clear reusable plastic bottle. You can infuse anything you want with the Bonne O, from fresh fruits, tea, herbs, and more. The company also offers a variety of flavored syrups which you can purchase in store, or you can opt to make your own instead. Also included with the machine is a recipe book, titled “100 Sparkling Creations,” full of drink ideas to help get you inspired.
With a twist off top-front loading chamber that has space for your syrup and carbinator tablet, the machine is fairly straight forward to use — after you’ve read the instructions thoroughly — which honestly isn’t something I’m accustomed to doing. We found the unit be a little quirky in some ways, and overall the machine’s average user may have some difficulty with some of its functions when first getting started. The product it produced was superb, however, so if you’re looking for a professional style carbonation system for your kitchen or bar and don’t mind a little trial and error, this would definitely be a product to consider.
Priced at $149.99 and available at popular home retailers throughout North America, the Bonne O Carbonation System is likely best suited for someone who knows their way around the kitchen, and would appreciate a home carbonating system that can offer plenty of variety. From juice, wine, to plain old H2O, the Bonne O offers a high quality product for a reasonable price point.
To create our “Food Gays Ginger Citrus Fizz” pictured above, you’ll need:
ice cold water
3 slices of pink grapefruit
6 slices of pear
2 lime wedges
1/4 cup apple cider
2 tbsp Bonne O ginger syrup
2 oz. gin
Place the fruit slices in the Bonne O bottle, and fill to the top with ice cold water. Secure lid, and place bottle in chamber. Insert one carbinator tablet, and fill liquid chamber with apple cider and ginger syrup. Turn machine on, and let the magic happen! Serve on ice with a shot of gin. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: We received this product with intent to review. All opinions are ours.