Sodastream - Getting Bizzy With The Fizzy

If you are a child of the 80's you may remember having your first Sodastream. I know I do. It was so exciting making my own fizzy drinks. Well, Sodastream has had a resurgence, but are they as good as they were? Sodastream has sent me a Sodastream Spirit to try out so let's find out!

The Sodastream Spirit is a cordless design that needs no electricity. In the box is a gas canister, instructions, a clear Sodastream water bottle and the Sodastream itself.

All you have to do is take off the back of the unit, and attach the gas canister as it says in the instructions.  Then slot the back of the unit on again.

Next you fill the clear water bottle provided to the fill level and insert it into the machine until it clicks.

Then you press the top and hold down for 2 seconds each. If you want a light fizz, try 3 times and a strong fizz then try 5 times.

It really is that simple.

Then add your favourite flavour to the sparkling water. Sodastream do make a variety of flavours that you can order from their website, such as watermelon fruit drops which is an unsweetened natural flavour essence and organic blonde cola, you can however, use any type of cordial or squash that you can buy, or even make your own syrup to use. If you want to use it just to make sparkling water you can too.

A full cylinder of gas makes up to 60 Litres of carbonated water. To refill your gas you can send it back to Sodastream by using the website and paying £12.99 to have it refilled (plus a deposit for the bottle).

The good thing about the Sodastream is that it stops you buying bottled carbonated water and therefore saves on plastic. It also saves you carting heavy 2 litre bottles of carbonated water home in your shopping.

On the Sodastream website, there are some cool recipe inspirations too. I like this recipe for a Cuba Libra.

• 30 ml of dark rum
• 30 ml of Soda Press Co. Blonde Cola syrup
• 200ml sparkling water
• ½ fresh lime, cut into wedges

• Fill a long glass with ice and squeeze two wedges of lime over the top, followed by the dark rum, blonde cola syrup and topped off with sparkling water.
• Stir gently and enjoy garnished with a wedge of lime

So was the Sodastream as good as I remember? The Sodastream is a simple but clever device that carbonates water. It's easy to use and saves on buying plastic 2 litre bottles of water. If you drink plenty of fizzy water, like your fizzy drinks or are looking for a way to be more eco-friendly, it's convenient to use and would make an ideal present. Check out what Steph at Renovation Bay-Bee thought about it too on her Soda Stream review.


*Gifted product 


  1. I'm not a lover of fizzy water but this seems so nifty! What a useful little gadget x

  2. This sounds like a great gadget. I love fizzy water and adding a little flavour can make it so much more interesting and fun for the kids.

    1. My son loves adding the different flavours to the water. I guess you could add juice too.

  3. We've been considering getting a Sodastream for a while now - we love a bit of fizz but are trying to move away from soda's so one of these would be so handy!

  4. Oh my gosh this brought back so many memories of the Soda Stream at my grandparent's house. Fizzy Ribena was always a treat, and we all had to take turns to press the "burp" button! :D I know my kids would love one, maybe we should look at it! :)

  5. Wow, what a fantastic item you have received! I remember Sodastream very well and I get excited even now talking about it as you can add different flavours to it.

  6. Wow I remember having a Sodastream when I was a child. Never realised they've made a comeback. Great that they can help people who love fizzy drinks be more eco friendly.

    1. Saves all that plastic when you buy the 2 litre water bottles.

  7. I would love a SodaStream, I drink a lot of sparkling water and always feel guilty buying the plastic bottles.

    1. I hate lugging all that water back home too so this will save my back.

  8. The SodaStream is such a neat little gadget to have. My daughter uses hers all the times.