Dec 162015
 

SodaStream

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!

SodaStream

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 www.sodastream.com.au.

Brought to you by Nuffnang and SodaStream

For your chance to win a SodaStream Power (RRP AUD $199.00) visit www.sodastream.com.au 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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Mar 172012
 

As you may have read I left the old me behind in 2011 and have been working very hard on creating a better, healthier version of myself in 2012. But even if you are on diet you do deserve a treat every now and then and there is nothing easier (and more delicious) than turning your plain coffee into a special Saturday night delight with one of the Alchemy Coffee Syrups.

Australian family businesses Alchemy is all about creating a taste sensation, offering an exciting range of coffee syrups, cordials, chai and Frappulicious flavours that will make your taste buds tingle. For 15 years the Alchemy team of mix masters has been developing unique flavour combinations that are everything but ordinary and their flavoured beverages can be found in many households as well as cafes, restaurants and bars across Australia.

If you thought cordials are something only kids drink you should really try the Alchemy Classic Cordials, there is nothing childish about these flavours. Alchemy has taken all time favourites like lime, melon, orange and pineapple and added a little dash of not-so-everyday ingredients like rose water, coconut and chilli resulting in 6 great syrups that will get the tick of approval from any adult (and kids too!).

Unlike with most other cordials you don’t have to worry about the vibrant colours of the yummy Alchemy Classic Cordials, they are made with all natural ingredients and contain no artificial colours, flavours, artificial preservatives, emulsifiers, gluten or genetically modified organisms so they are safe for young and old. Plus a delicious serve of chilled (bubbly) water or ice mixed with your favourite Alchemy Cordial contains less than half the sugar content of soft drinks, making it a much healthier choice!

Back to those Alchemy Coffee Syrups with names that will make your mouth water. The current Coffee Syrups range consists of 9 great flavours and with choices like Butterscotch, Caramel, Irish Cream, Mint and more there has to be a perfect option for every sweet tooth. Don’t let the name fool you though, these syrups do not just add an extra dimension to your coffee, you can also use them to take your hot milk, dessert or baked goods to new heights. With a selection of Alchemy Coffee Syrups in your pantry you always have something special to offer your guests or to just spoil yourself with.

To find out more about Alchemy, to browse the large range of flavours and to order your favourites online visit www.alchemycordial.com.au.

For your chance to win an Alchemy Coffee Syrups prize pack valued at $100 visit www.alchemycordial.com.au and answer the following question: Which one of the Alchemy Coffee Syrups would you love to try?

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If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends April 17, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.