Monday, 20 September 2010
Busy with the fizzy - brought to you by Sodastream
Things we've learned from having a go with a Sodastream
It's really difficult to photograph fizz. The water is so fizzy tiny bubbles leap quite high out of the glass. We tried to take a picture.
CO2 is a compound of two oxygen atoms bonded with one carbon. I actually knew this but Boy One is still in his periodic table of elements phase and got quite excited about the whole thing.
Orangeade is our favourite. We tried 'em all and orange flavoured, orange coloured orangeade was top of the fizzy pops.
Keeping hydrated just got easier. I love fizzy water, I guzzled litres and litres of it when I was pregnant. Then I stopped justifying buying it and got annoyed at storing the bottles. I'm happy now that I've got an endless supply of agua con gas.
Sugar-free cranberry and raspberry is pretty tasty too. That was our second favourite (and my first, what with being sugar-free and all).
Babies make really funny faces when you give them fizzy pop. But they think the farty noise the Sodastream makes is just hilarious.
Not plugging something in is refreshing too. I'm so used to plugging in new appliances that I actually unplugged the kettle in anticipation. D'oh. Sodastream doesn't plug in. Oh, and it's better for the environment than buying loads of bottles of fizzy pop, plus it doesn't up as much space. Oh and it's much cheaper too.
Zingy looks like passionfruit and mango tastes. Boy Two wasn't wild about passionfruit and mango flavour from the clear (no additives or artificial sweeteners) range. He chose "zingy" as the word to describe it. "What do you mean?" I asked. "Um. I don't know what it means, but the word looks like the drink tastes."
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