The lovely people at SodaStream kindly offered us one of their products to test and review. They sent us the Stream sodastream just one of their many sodastream designs.
Mother's Day is fast approaching so if you are looking for that perfect gift I think this would make an ideal unique Mother's Day present.
We were very excited to receive the sodastream as my other half can remember them from when he was little. He would get a fizzy drink from the sodastream every time he visited his granny. A very fond memory for him so he has been helping with the review.
First impressions are good, it comes in a cardboard box which can only be good for the environment and minimum plastic packaging inside. This was quite easy to set up as well, hardly any fiddle bits at all and even though I got stuck with one instruction it was my fault as I was being a bit stupid. The other half kindly pointed out my mistake. It only took us 10-15 minutes at most to set up and make ourselves a fizzy drink and once the sodastream is fully set up it'll take you seconds to get yourself a fizzy drink from then on. Perfect if your in need of your quick fizzy drink fix and want to save the environment as well.
There are tons of different flavours for the sodastream from apple, lemonade and cola to blackcurrant, green tea and blueberry sport. For a full list of flavours please visit their website: www.sodastream.co.uk. Prices for the flavours range from £3.29 for a 500ml bottle or £4.99 for a sample pack of flavours. You can even purchase the variety sample pack for £12.99 which we have and you get a good selection of 12 samples in the pack. Definitly worth purchasing to try out the flavours before commiting to a 500ml bottle just incase you do not like the flavour you have purchased.
The sodastream machine itself starts from £55.99 and goes all the way up to £149.99 for the really fancy ones. The Stream machine that we have comes in two colours, white or grey. We have the grey one and it fits in perfectly with all our other kitchen appliances. I like the size of the machine as well, it is just small enough to fit under our kitchen cupboards but big enough so that it does not look cheap. There is nothing worse than spending quite a bit of money only to receive a little appliance that you thought would have been much bigger.
Overall the SodaStream is a great value for money product and an ideal unique gift for your loved one that they will cherish for some time. Easy to clean, easy to assemble and very tastey drinks. Both the other half and I agree that we really like this product. Our only problem was the loss of fizz happened quite quickly and we wished it would stay fizzier for longer.
Mummies rating - 8/10
Other Half's rating - 8.5/10