I’d feel the need to preface this post with Im SO freakin lucky. I realize. I realize.— but, since I was able to procure a GIVEAWAY along with my luck I shall merely preface this post with a resounding Im GRATEFUL.
You see, Ive coveted the Soda Stream for eons.
So long I cannot recall when I first saw it (Sky Mall anyone?) & fell head over heels.
I’m a horrible water drinker. I live in the land of HOT HOT summers. I drink more water when carbonated (with or without flavorings!).
Right or wrong thats who I am.
A few weeks ago
I finally got paid I decided I was worth it & announced my intent to order (**cue confetti shaped like bubbles!**) on facebook.
Quick fast & in a hurry I was contacted by a friend who knew a friend who had a friend who knew someone at Soda Stream.
She connected me and Soda Stream offered me a unit to review *and* one to give away to a lucky reader.**
(why yes. the slamming you heard that day WAS the sound of my jaw dropping. Ive been blogging for 10 years. this has never happened to me before)
The child? She was OVER THE MOON when the Soda Stream arrived.
She may have gotten some healthy traits from her mama—but the love of the bubbled water (she doesnt get soda) is not one of them.
I ripped into the box & unpacked all the treats contained inside (seriously an embarrassment of FLAVORING riches!) while the Tornado ran around the domicile with the bottle caps by her eyes screaming IM AN ALIEN!! IM AN ALIEN!!
Here’s where I have to confess the box sat in my hallway for a few days.
Yes I was traveling, but more than anything I feared the bubble-making process would be a confusing one.
It was not (& yes. I lamented my wait.).
I yanked out the CO2 canister, unwrapped it, popped it in place and we were ready to go!
That said, I was a wee bit overzealous.
I wanted my bubblewater.
I wanted it now.
I made it too quickly.
So I tried again.
A few more spurts of the CO2 & our water—even PLAIN—was fanFIZtastic.
Needless to say we’ve been playing with the flavorings ever since.
(and yes. this NO SODA mom even fleetingly caved & let the Tornado taste some ROOT BEARD as she calls it. If I ever need a bargaining chip with her—I now know what to utilize. She loved her some root bearD.)
As isnt always the case with items you COVET and finally receive—the Soda Stream has me seriously smitten.
It’s in a place of permanent honor in out kitchen (pushing out the coffee maker!):
and will be used until it cant be used no’ mo (Ill keep you posted on that durability factor too).
I know for me it will be a mixture/balance of plain water with an added BUBBLY KICK (so I stay hydrated) & flavored FANTABULOUSNESS on those days I need me a treat.
I know for me a *huge* bonus is the fact I used to BUY Perrier/bottle bubblewater frequently and I adore the fact we’re a bit more GREEN around here now.
Are you GREEN with envy at my new bubblewatermakingmachine?
You USA-types can enter to win one for the lowlow cost of a comment below.
WHY DO YOU LONG FOR A SODA STREAM AS I DID?
How would you enjoy yer bubblewater this summer?
(I know you love you some bubblewater. you chimed in quickfast&inahurry on my facebook page too!)
FTC the Soda Stream was free. The ALIEN CHILD and thoughts above are all my own.
winner announced 5.16.11
**This is a rarity. I suggest you do not pretend to plan a purchase in hopes of getting free treats. That was not my plan and, in fact, I had to cancel my order.