Do you dream of being the perfect host? The kind of person who offers a refill, a canapé, a shoulder to cry on just as every guest is realizing they need one? The kind of person who never has to say, “No, sorry, I don’t have any sparkling water/juice/etc but there’s a corner store just down the street.”? GO GO GADGET! I present the SodaStream.
A sleek apparatus that instantly ups the fancy quotient of your kitchen, it’s an easy-to-use carbonator that allows you to whip up sparkling water and a variety of flavoured, fizzy concoctions in seconds. So, the next time you’re hosting friends for cocktails, no need to break your back lugging bottles of bubbly blendables home from the grocery store. Instead, serve up made-to-order mix that will keep your guests happy and hydrated.
You can make everything from sports drinks to sparkling tea to cola and Kool-Aid. 250 mL of regular Coke contains 100 calories. The same amount of Sodastream cola? 35. For more nutrition info, plug your favourite beverages here to get a sense of the health benefits.
And it almost goes without saying, but it’s going to save you a pretty penny and keep loads of plastic bottles out of your recycling bin. Who doesn’t love that? There’s even a little counter on their website advertising how many bottles have been saved thanks to Sodastream users, and it’s over 2, 700, 000, 000.