Friday, 17 December 2010

Getting busy with the fizzy

Who remembers slurping down a soda stream fizzy drink on a hot summer's day ?

Generations of parents today can probably remember how easy and fun it was to make soda or flavoured fizzy water to guzzle at home or at friends ...or remember the mess when you missed the mark !

Soda Stream has had a revival recently. I was excited to be asked to review the
new healthier 'sparkling goodness' flavours with an exclusive starter pack.

It contained everything I needed to make all my family’s favourite fizzy drinks at home at the touch of a button !
SodaStream Drinks Makers work by dispensing CO2 from a gas cylinder in the back of the Drinks Maker, into fresh tap water to make your sparkling drinks
Within 5 mins I had it unpacked, had slipped in a bottle of cold tap water and presto (3 presses of the button) - we were enjoying a refreshing , yummy and cold fizz.

Things I liked about Sodastream
  • New sparkling goodness flavours - Orange&Pineapple, Lemon & Lime and Pink Grapefruit so many new flavours with no artificial colours or flavours or preservatives - gets my mum tick & kids' slurp of approval !
  • saving the planet by using less plastic bottles - comes with 2 x 1litre BPA-free plastic bottles and lids
  • saves nagging my older son to empty the kitchen recycling bin
  • less groceries for me to carrrrrry in by myself
  • 750mls syrup = 6 x 1l bottles or approx 33 cans .
  • one cylinder makes us to 40-60 L of sparkling drinks or soda (you control the fizz)
  • exchange empty cylinders in store or via Sodastream's direct delivery system
  • it's a fun gadget that lets fizzy drink lovers make their own drinks at home. My boys loved it -undeniable novelty value
  • Fits on kitchen counter and doesn't take up much space.
The children preferred the orange pineapple and I liked the lemon & lime & the pink grapefruit too.

I am not sure if hubby will give up his 'Coke' though we didn't try the Cola yet !! It might not hit the mark for him & his scotch.

The verdict - While I try to limit the amount of fizz my children drink because 'we' prefer water as their main beverage I think it's a fun healthier alternative than other bottled drinks.

I liked being able to control the amount of fizz & flavour and no artificial colours/artificial flavours or no preservatives is a big win.

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* For those who don't know, SodaStream is an over 100yr old softdrink making system where you carbonate water yourself, then add flavours you want.

Ps I wasn't paid for this review but I get to keep the Sodastream !
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Penny said...

I had a Sodastream machine growing up and I loved it!
Would love to buy one in the near future as we buy a fair amount of fizzies (for us not the kids)
The new flavours sound good
Lucky you getting to keep the machine!

Naturally Carol said...

Thanks Trish for your Christmas wishes. May you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas too...with all the joy and laughter your hearts can contain! (it sure is the time of year for some fizzy!)

Jodie said...

How does it go with just plain water? I am addicted to mineral water and a few people have suggested I get one of these to save on all the plastic bottles I go through...

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@Penny - so did I , the new flavours were very refreshing.

@Carol - thank you for your Christmas wishes.

@Jodie - I didn't try it plain but you can because you only carbonate the plain water, then add your choice of flavourings or none if you prefer.
It would definitely save on plastic bottles. The ones supplied do have a recommended lifespan but it is over a year.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a great product.

Jayne said...

We love our Soda Stream, it's great for making healthy drinks :)

Anonymous said...

I saw these in KMart the other day and was trying to convince hubby to give it a try. He is a die hard soft drink addict and whilst he no longer consumes 2L+ of Coke a day he still would rather drink something fizzy than any other drink. Whilst he said no this time I'm hoping he will change his mind, I think soda stream would be much cheaper than buying all those cans of soft drink.

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