When Jonnie came back from a month in Ghana the first thing he wanted was a fizzy drink. He hadn’t had one in a month and in fact hadn’t had water out of a tap that hadn’t sat with iodine in it for two hours before it was drinkable. He was mighty hacked off to discover therefore that were no cans of his favourite Coke in the fridge. Or a sneaky Red Bull treat. Mighty hacked off.
Until I pointed out our new Sodastream.
“Woah” he said. “That looks amazing”
“Oh, it IS amazing” I replied
For it is. Everyone knows about Sodastream, don’t they? The deliciously simple way of making fizzy drinks by filling a bottle with water and fizzing it with the Sodastream, adding one of over fifty syrups and then sitting back and enjoying.
Everything from peach and pear to ordinary tonic to mojito (yes they even do non alcoholic cocktail flavours now) to the usual colas. The variety is endless and now also includes a range for children and small bottles of essence that can be added to make flavoured waters.
And not only has the range of flavours moved on and grown, but so have the range of machines. We were sent one of the new “Source” machines to try out, and we absolutely love it.
The Drinksmaker has an attractive, space-saving design that sits elegantly on any kitchen work top. It also features an LED interface to identify when your water is fully carbonated and an intuitive snap-lock bottle mechanism for effortless preparation.
They are not kidding! I love the fact there are three different levels of fizzy, and you can choose just how much fizz you give it. We made the Coke as fizzy as it can be because the traditional cans are very fizzy. Jonnie said he couldn’t tell the difference between the drink made from the Sodastream and from something out of a can. Now THAT is high praise as he won’t drink Pepsi and can tell the difference.
We get through a huge amount of fizzy drinks. I know some people are anti fizzy drinks and only use them as a treat but when you have three teens a fizzy drink at home means they are not hanging out in a bus shelter drinking Tennants Super so get through a box of 24 a week between the five of us.
Sodastream reckon that on average over a year using their machine means you are saving 1000 cans and bottles, that has got to be an environmental bonus.
If that wasnt enough, a lot of their flavours have up to 50% less sugar and carbs in them.
So it’s win win all round, isnt it?
Right, it’s my round, what do you fancy?
Small print: We were sent a machine and some flavours to review. All words and photos our
PS whatever you do. Dont put cheap wine in it and try to make Champagne. No no no. Sodastream really recommend you don’t do that. So we didn’t. No siree.
It was delicious Nope and nor would we.