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Why You Shouldn’t Be Without A Soda Stream This Summer

If hearing the name SodaStream conjures up nostalgic memories of the ’80s, then we’ve got some news for you. The SodaStream is making a comeback this summer. The little countertop drinks carbonator is more than just a relic of the past, and we’re going to explain why. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what on earth a SodaStream is, don’t worry, we’ll explain that too.

What Is Carbonated Water?

Carbonated water, also known as sparkling water or fizzy water, contains dissolved carbon dioxide. The carbonation is what give’s sparkling water its fizz and effervescence. Carbon dioxide is a colourless, incombustible, odourless gas that dissolves in water. Carbon dioxide can appear naturally in water because of geological processes, or it can be inserted artificially.

Joseph Priestley accidentally created the first every carbonated water in 1769 when he suspended a bowl of water over a vat of beer. He later wrote that drinking the carbonated water gave him a ‘peculiar satisfaction.’ His unintentional discovery eventually led to the creation of the soft drinks industry.

Sparkling water has come a long way since 1769. The creation of the SodaStream put the power of carbonated drink creation into the hands, or rather the kitchens, of regular households everywhere. Unlike a traditional soda siphon that creates plain sparkling water, the SodaStream offers a wide range of concentrated syrups to add delicious flavourings to carbonated drinks.

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What Can You Make With a SodaStream?

The SodaStream can do so much more than turn plain old tap water into sparkling water, offering a vast range of flavoured syrups that can be added to give your water a little more than just fizz. You can purchase all the classic flavours like cola, diet cola and lemonade direct from SodaStream, but you should check out The Soda Press Co for the fascinating stuff.

The Soda Press Co specialises in crafting artisan, organic syrups, especially for SodaStream. These syrups will take your at-home fizzy drinks to the next level. Blueberry & Lime, Raspberry & Mint, Old Fashioned Lemonade – these are just some of the flavours available from The Soda Press Co. They’re also the creators of the world’s first organic, shelf-stable kombucha concentrate. Kombucha offers many potential health benefits and has been cited for containing antioxidants and probiotics.

Besides a great range of syrups and premium syrups that can be added to your water, SodaStream has a whole recipe book you can browse for inspiration on how to get the most out of your machine. You’ll find soft drinks, alcoholic cocktails and even baking recipes – that’s right, your SodaStream can help you bake a cake!

Pink fresh, holiday drinks

Staying Hydrated

The amount of water you need to stay hydrated throughout the day varies from person to person. Weight, diet, even where you live in the world can all affect how much water your body requires. One thing is for sure though, without water, your energy levels and brain function will start to suffer.

If you aim to drink over two litres of water every day, then you’ll be doing well. Two litres might sound like a lot, but if you keep a bottle of water close by to sip on gradually throughout the day, you’ll soon find yourself drinking enough to stay hydrated. Opting for a bottle over a glass means that if you’re on the go, you can easily take your water with you.

Every SodaStream comes equipped with a 1 Litre reusable bottle – just two of these a day will keep you on track to staying hydrated. The best part is that your water doesn’t have to be boring – adding a fruity syrup and fizz will turn drinking water into something you look forward to and not a chore.

Sustainable Living

It’s not just what goes into a SodaStream bottle that’s good for you, but the bottle itself. Single-use plastic water bottles take up to 450 years to fully decompose, and alternative methods of getting rid of them – like incineration – produce toxic fumes.

With a SodaStream, you’ll never need to purchase a single-use plastic bottle again. The SodaStream bottle included in the pack is designed to be reused repeatedly and could prevent the use of thousands of single-use plastic bottles per family.

The company have been involved in numerous environmental projects over the years, from beach clean-ups, the promotion of waste reduction and even reforestation.

lots of recycled plastic (bottles)

You can’t have soda without CO2

CO2, like that available from Adam’s Gas, is crucial in the creation of soda. Without a way to inject CO2, like using a SodaStream, you’ll just be left with plain old tap water.

CO2 is commonplace in drinks and an essential product to have on any home bar. Adams Gas is a gas cylinder supplier offering a wide range of rent-free home bar gas cylinders like CO2 for SodaStream, that are easy to use and store at home. Contact us for more information on our range of CO2 and home bar gases.