It’s been a number of months since we purchased our Sodastream. Our weekly recycling has been noticeably reduced. I admit there are still the occasional renegade single-use plastic soda bottles in there. Not from me. Mostly from my husband. He will buy one while at work or get a two-litre with a pizza order to meet a minimum dollar amount.
We both have our favorite flavors. He likes the more natural Cola flavor. It’s a bit pricier than their regular one but healthier is healthier. Either way all of the Sodastream flavors are high-fructose corn syrup free. I like the sparkling water flavors. They are packaged in three’s in little glass bottles. Just knowing I can have pop anytime I want makes it less appealing to me. I do really like ginger ale when I’m sick though. Sodastream has a really nice sparkling natural ginger ale.
Just adding a spash of juice to the sparkled water tastes great too. Sometimes simple works.
When we came back from a family vacation a few months ago I realized that I should have brought the Sodastream. It is a very compact machine that wouldn’t use up much room in our car. Pop drinking seems to increase on vacation for some reason. Might as well do it in a more environmentally friendly way.
I am still thinking of homemade soda syrup recipes. A customer of mine suggested trying honey to replace sugar. Right now I am working on keeping my weight on track so taste testing pops is not really an option. Maybe in the summer.
As I wrote in my first Sodastream post, my husband will never give up pop completely. It’s about compromise. Sodastream is that compromise. I will be looking into finding name brand syrup in larger quantities to reduce the waste further but so far I am very pleased with it. I recommend any pop or sparkling water drinker to consider the Sodastream.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
I’m free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don’t try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don’t compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.