Dec 162015


With just ten days to go until Christmas many of us are starting to feel the pressure. Decorating the house, organising a festive family dinner, doing the shopping and of course sourcing that one perfect present for each of your guests. People often say it is impossible to make everyone happy but is actually surprisingly simple thanks to SodaStream:

SodaStream Power

Most people will remember SodaStream from their childhood, making instant fizzy in their retro orange kitchen. However there is nothing old-fashioned about SodaStream: these days the drink makers and reusable bottles look sleek and trendy, the range of delicious flavours is always growing and (very important) SodaStream is doing an amazing job reducing the number of drink bottles headed to landfill.

SodaStream bottlesThe durable SodaStream bottles have a three year lifespan which means they can save the average Australian family (and the environment) up to 2,190 bottles and cans, now that’s what I call environment friendly! Even the gas cylinders are reusable, once empty you can take your cylinder to one of the many SodaStream retailers across Australia for a direct swap at a reduced rate instead of purchasing a whole new gas cylinder. The cylinders will then be refilled by SodaStream ready for another round of fizzy fun.

Whether it’s a tonic for Grandpa, an ice tea for Grandma, a cola for hubby, lemonade for the kids or simply a sparkling water for the health nut in the family, SodaStream is sure to please everyone this Christmas. There are currently more than 40 different SodaStream flavours (including diet and sugar free options) to choose from, making SodaStream the perfect fit for everyone and every lifestyle. That’s Christmas gift giving made easy!


As you may know I am on a slow and steady mission to reclaim my body after giving birth to our little Harriet 11 weeks ago. I said goodbye to unhealthy snacks, cut down on unnecessary carbs and replaced unhealthy soft drinks by water and so far I am doing very well. In saying that, I do miss the refreshing tingles that come with a nice cool glass of soda so bubbles in my water are a must. The bubbles really help quench my thirst on a hot summer day and make it much easier for me to reach my 2-3 litre water a day goal, plus they hide the yucky taste of Australian tap water.

SodaStream Power

Instead of buying expensive bottles of sparkling water (3 litres a day quickly adds up) I use our SodaStream machine to make my own freshly carbonated water, it is always there when I feel like it and I can add just the right amount of fizz, perfect! At the same time hip daddy can still enjoy his choice of soft drinks and make them fresh on demand, after all no one likes flat soft drinks in the fridge. We have been using our SodaStream drinks maker for more than four years now and I still love it at much as when I tasted my first home-made soft drink.

SodaStream Raspberry

Because I use it so often and SodaStream is a real fixture in our kitchen the stylish new mains powered SodaStream Power (RRP AUD $199.00) feels right at home on our kitchen bench, I am loving the update. I really like the modern designer look and the way you can carbonate your water with the touch of a button and I very much appreciate the quietness of the SodaStream Power particularly when our Hattie is asleep nearby.

To find out more about SodaStream, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

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For your chance to win a SodaStream Power (RRP AUD $199.00) visit and leave a comment below telling us which SodaStream flavour you would love to try!

Entries close on December 20, 2015 at 11.59PM, winner will be announced December 21, 2015.

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Oct 152011

Even though I have been living in Australia for 5 years now I still can’t get myself to drink the tap water due to it’s unpleasant taste. As a result of this I slowly started drinking more and more soft drinks, something I am really not proud of and I would hate for my children to follow in my footsteps. Soft drinks are not very healthy, they are expensive, bottles are a pain to carry when shopping, they take up a lot of room in the pantry and could end up in landfill and I am sure there are many more negatives to them. I realised that I mainly chose soft drinks because of the bubbles so recently I have started making my own carbonated drinks with the SodaStream Drinks Maker.

The SodaStream Jet Drinks Maker ($74.95) lets you make bubbly drinks in your own kitchen using simple tap water. This means you can make a fresh drink when you need it and you make it in smaller quantities (very good for smaller families, no need to throw out drinks because they have gone flat). You make and store the drinks in special SodaStream Bottles, which you can clean yourself and re-use so no bottles are being added to landfill.

You can add your desired flavour to your drink by using one of the dedicated SodaStream Syrups ($6.95-$8.95). There are 36 flavours to choose from with plenty of choice for everyone, from classic flavours like cola or lemonade to sugar free syrups, sport drinks to iced tea and now also a Clear Plus (enriched with natural plant extracts) and my favourite, the Sparkling Goodness range which is 100% free from artificial flavours, colourings, sweeteners and preservatives.

Each syrup bottle contains enough syrup to make up to 12 litres of soft drink so one small syrup bottle in your pantry of fridge replaces a whole bunch of big bulky soft drinks bottles to carry and store. And the best part is that you can use as much or as little as you like so you decide the flavour and the savings! With SodaStream you can influence the water/flavour ratio which is ideal for parents who’s children beg for fizzy drinks. The SodaStream system is an investment that will pay itself back in no time, especially for larger families.

To find out more about SodaStream, to check out the range of drinks makers and syrups and to order online visit You can also find SodaStream products at a wide range of retailers throughout Australia, check (for example) your local Woolworths, Kmart, BigW or Coles to see which products they have in store.

For your chance to win a SodaStream Jet Drinks Maker starter kit (including the Drinks Maker, one 60L gas cylinder and one carbonating bottle) and 4 assorted syrups visit and answer the following question: Which syrup flavour do you like most and how many litres of drink can you make with it?

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