As you know, we are on a mission to make sustainability easy, and we only choose products that share our vision. For those of you who remember SodaStream is a bit of a retro legend, but we like to think of it as ahead of its time, paving the way for you to say goodbye to fizzy drinks in single use plastic bottles.
What is SodaStream?
SodaStream is the number one sparkling water appliance brand in the world, on a mission since 1903 to help people lead healthier lives and save the planet. The carbonation machine converts tap water into sparkling water within minutes by mixing carbon dioxide with water under pressure.
It’s similar in appearance to a regular coffee machine and all you have to do is install the carbonating cylinder, fill up the bottle with chilled water and watch the bubbles form. Top tip: you must use cold water to create those bubbles quicker. Add your desired flavour syrup (if you want) and mix. Now you have homemade sparkling water catered to your unique taste. When you run out, all you have to do is run the tap again and transform it into a refreshing drink of sparkling water, stress free.
SodaStream eliminates the need to buy fizzy bottles at the supermarket as you can make your own flavoursome sparkling water from the comfort of your home, saving billions of single-use plastic bottles. The best thing (besides saving the planet obviously) is that you don’t have to sacrifice your favourite flavours either because SodaStream have their own syrup versions in Pepsi, Pepsi Max, 7UP, 7UP Free, Orange and Mango, Classic Cola, Diet Tonic and Diet Cola. Each 440ml syrup will make a whopping 9 litres of fizzy drink and you can decide how much you add to your drink depending on how strong you’d like it, so it’s totally personalised to your taste.
If your shopping basket is regularly full of fizzy drinks, SodaStream could be a lifesaver for your wallet and health. Plus, no more backache from carrying your heavy bottles to and from the car.
What are the health benefits of SodaStream?
SodaStream believe in healthy hydrating, which is why their flavoured syrups have 50% less sugar than supermarket fizzy drinks which have up to 15 teaspoons of sugar in. If you find yourself often reaching for a fizzy drink, perhaps because you don’t like the taste of plain water, for convenience or because you enjoy the sugary taste, then SodaStream could be an easy swap for a healthier lifestyle without any sacrifice. The carbonation process allows you to enjoy the same fizzy sensation as a supermarket fizzy drink, without all the health issues that come with sugar. After all, you’re essentially just drinking water and carbon dioxide! This can help you lose weight and keep your insides glowing while getting the same hydration benefits of still water.
Furthermore, the syrups are calorie free, aspartame free and they don’t contain high-fructose corn syrup so you don’t have to worry about all the additives you would usually put inside your body. There is much speculation on the damage aspartame can do to your health: it’s a common artificial sweetener used in many sugary beverages but part of it is broken down into methanol, which can be toxic. High-fructose corn syrup is known for its high amount of calories that have poor nutritional value, which can lead to weight gain, heart disease and diabetes. With SodaStream syrups you can enjoy your sparkling water without worrying about the negative health consequences.
Additionally, sparkling water can lower blood pressure as it has two minerals: magnesium and calcium (which can improve bone strength too). It can also improve swallowing and relieve stomach pains.
Arguably the most important health benefit is that you can stay hydrated. Many people don’t like the taste of regular water but sparkling water hydrates you in the exact same way. In comparison to fizzy supermarket drinks they’re superior as they often contain caffeine which causes dehydration, hindering our body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Staying hydrated is key for improved mood, concentration and reducing headaches so drinking your 8 glasses of water a day couldn’t be easier.
SodaStream makes it easy to stay hydrated and healthy. You can enjoy the same taste and fizziness with your homemade sparkling water, without worrying about all the sugar.
Is SodaStream good for the environment?
Our motto here at SaveMoneyCutCarbon is that little things add up to make a difference and reducing your single-use plastic consumption can do just that. Swapping from your supermarket favourites to SodaSteam could save 67 billion plastic bottles being thrown away by 2025.
Single-use plastic was responsible for over 14.5 million tons of waste in 2018. Much of it ends up in landfill or polluting the ocean. A straw or a bottle of Coke here or there may not seem like a big deal on an individual level, but at the end of the day, it can add up to millions all around the world. We often prioritise convenience rather than considering the long-term impact of our decisions (also known as throw away culture). But this is something we can control, by limiting our single-use plastic consumption.
A single plastic bottle takes roughly 450 years to decompose but with SodaStream My Only Bottle, you can carry your sparkling water around everywhere so you don’t have to buy any when you’re out and about. Their bottles are BPA-free and each one is reusable for three years which can eliminate 1,282 single-use plastic bottles in its lifetime.
Plus, their carbonating cylinders can be sent back to be sterilised, inspected and filled with new dietary-grade CO2 to be reused. The material and shape of the cylinder also benefits the environment as they’re made from the highest grade of brass and aluminium to maximise durability and safety. Their shape is also specifically designed to fit your carbonation machine perfectly to minimise the loss of CO2 in the process. One cylinder produces around 60 liters of sparkling water so you’d essentially be saving 60 one-litre bottles of single-use plastic bottles ending up in landfill or the ocean (think of how many you’d save in your lifetime!).
SodaStream can drastically reduce your environmental footprint by eliminating the need to buy single-use plastic bottles.
Is SodaStream worth the money?
Although there may be a high upfront cost, the health and environmental benefits are immense. Plus, it could save you extra pennies in the future. On average, a bottle of Coke will cost you £1.50 and a bottle of sparkling water costs about £1 but with SodaStream, homemade sparkling water costs less than 50p per litre. This can make a big difference if you frequently buy fizzy drinks from the supermarket.
Additionally, having different flavoured syrups in your kitchen cupboards that can each make nine liters of fizzy drink will save you even more, especially if your family enjoys various supermarket drinks. SodaStream helps your health, the planet and your wallet, what more could you ask for?
It’s time to get your sparkle on!
SodaStream is the perfect alternative to supermarket fizzy drinks that actually satisfy your sugary craving without the actual sugar. The immense health benefits and reduction of single-use plastic can help you begin your sparkling healthy lifestyle today.
With our SodaStream starter kit which includes a black spirit sparkling water maker, a spare carbonation cylinder, two flack fuse bottles and a 440ml bottle of diet cola syrup, delivered straight to your door, a healthy lifestyle couldn’t be easier.