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 www.sodastream.com.au. 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 www.sodastream.com.au 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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