Some 30 (or more – yikes!) years after I originally yearned for one – as a Seventies child – I have to say that I’m a total convert to the SodaStream. So, I’m a latecomer.
Instant sparkling water or juices, no bulky plastic bottles and half-empty, half-flat drinks languishing in the fridge … I know many a mama who wouldn’t be without their SodaStream, which has had something of a makeover recently.
The latest models are seriously sleek and take up hardly any space on the kitchen counter. After the initial investment, you obviously save on buying bottles (the syrups work out pretty reasonably, too – I totally threw my Dad the other day when I made him a freshly-fizzing tonic water using the syrup, which prompted him to ask which brand of tonic water we’d bought).
The latest model, the Fizz, goes one, high-tech step further, with an indicator showing you how much gas you have left in your cylinder, plus a ‘Fizz Chip’ that lets you programme the level of fizz in your drink – a ‘Bubble-o-meter’, if you like (my term, not their’s. Obviously.) Love it in American diner-style red (£119.99 online at SodaStream, but other, less pricey models are available at John Lewis, starting at £60).
Plus, on a totally unrelated note, the new, red Fizz totally matches OPI’s shimmering red ned Nail Lacquer in Affair in Red Square. Just an aside …