Win a SodaStream and Reduce plastic packaging!

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Win a SodaStream and reduce plastic packaging!

Win a SodaStream and reduce plastic packaging!

I’ve just been pouring (geddit?) over “Soft Drinks: Hard on the Environment“; a report commissioned by SodaStream to assess the environmental impact of soft drinks packaging.

Since doing our own zero waste challenge I’ve given up drinking water bottled in plastic. I used to drink it all the time and I can’t tell you how hard a habit it’s been to break and I admit to still using the odd bottle of water bought in glass <gasp>.

According to the report, the average person in the UK drinks 229 litres soft drinks per year!

Soft drinks; hard on the environment

Now I have to say from the onset that we do not buy any soft drinks. Little Miss Green, I’m proud to say has never tasted Coke. However, Mr G is partial to the odd tipple of carbonated water and I know that lots of people pack their trolleys with coke, fanta and other goodies, so I think this report is really interesting and might help people change their behaviours in order to help the environment.


SodaStream was around when I was a kid (and used to LOVE fizzy drinks). Alas Grandma Green never saw fit to grace our kitchen with one so I had to resort to sneaky cans of SevenUp bought with my pocket money.

In case you’ve never heard of them, SodaStream is a small machine that makes carbonated drinks from tap water. You attach a refillable CO2 gas canister, fizz up your regular tap water and add a cap full of flavoured concentrate. Each bottle of concentrate contains enough syrup to flavour 12 litres of fizzy water. And yes, you can buy Cola flavour πŸ˜‰

Reduce packaging

The report states that each bottle of SodaStream concentrate saves 84% of packaging for every litre of drink consumed. So over the course of a year, the average household could replace 433 bottles of traditional soft drinks with just 45 bottles of SodaStream Concentrate.

If you transfer this saving to all soft drink sold in the UK every year (a teeth rotting 11 million bottles no less) we could replace the 11 million bottles with just 1178 SodaStream concentrate bottles. That’s a serious saving…

Zero waste fizzy drinks

The lovely people at SodaStream sent me one of their machines and a couple of bottles of concentrate to try. Little Miss Green was very excited to try it out as you might imagine; seeing as I’m the Mum from hell that won’t let her buy bottles of pop.

It’s very simple to use, a lot of fun (especially when the gas cannister makes a farting sound that has little children in fits of giggles) and it’s effective too. You really do get a sense of effervescence going up your nose, making you sneeze and giving you hiccups – just like the good old days, eh?

Reduce plastic

If you’re a soft drinks fan I would give this a thumbs up. There is an initial outlay for the machine, but I’m guessing you’ll save money in the long run. These machines are expected to last at least ten years and not only are you reducing the amount of plastic you buy, you are reusing the bottle that comes with it AND you can refill the gas cannisters which even come with some funky ‘return deposit’ system.

To get busy with the fizzy, follow SodaStream on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Win a SodaStream!

How could we keep such a gem to ourselves? We’re all for sharing the farty fun on my zero waste and the lovely people at SodaStream want one of you to get busy with the fizzy. All you have to do is leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner at random in a week which means you’ll be able to put a new years resolution in place straight away to reduce your plastic packaging!

The lucky zero waster will win a SodaStream machine along with three of the latest flavour bottles – Dandelion & Burdock, Cream Soda and Cherry! (I can’t guarantee you’ll get the red model as shown in the photo). Competition open to UK residents only.

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Bev says:

    I had one of these in my family, as a child . . . it was great, we used it all the time. The lime flavour was especially good.

  2. carla morris says:

    Dandelion and Burdock…wow that takes me back…to when the “pop man” used to deliver glass bottled soda drinks to the door πŸ™‚

  3. Racheblue says:

    Oooh, my sister ‘in law’ has just got one and I have to say the ‘cola’ tastes much better than ‘the real thing’ – delicious and ethical – yippee! Would love one myself πŸ™‚

  4. Pamela Gossage says:

    I loved these when I was a child we had a red one,

  5. Susie says:

    Oh, i used to love our old soda stream! So good to see that they have revamped it.

  6. FionaLynne Edwards says:

    So pleased “Get Busy with the Fizzy” is back again! Hooray!

  7. caroline says:

    When I was a little girl I was not allowed to touch it,only my mum and dad could use it.

  8. Ashleigh says:

    Oh i would love to win one of these!

  9. Tracey Flynn says:

    Havent seen one of these since I was a little girl, i love old the old retro bottles of pop

  10. Steph says:

    Better design and colour than the 80’s brown and beige. Bet it tastes just as lovely as it did then.

  11. gemma henshaw says:

    i had one of these when i was a child and having one again would bring back all those memories

  12. cathy chambers says:

    I remember my dad having one years back when I was a kid. Would love to have one again!

  13. Lucy Upson says:

    SodaStream is retro cool. Hurrah

  14. Adam says:

    Looks very Cool would love one

  15. emma says:

    my partner said his mate had one of these when he was younger and he was soooo jelous apparently!!! I would love to win one of thes so he would no longer have to be jelous.

  16. Catherine says:

    My mum would never let us have a soda stream when i was a child, and i always wanted one, so would love to win this!

  17. Denice says:

    Loved my soda stream as a child, would be great to win one and relive my childhood with my own children πŸ™‚

  18. I am with Catherine , always wanted one but never got one. I know i could give it a great home….

  19. Kate Ruloff says:

    I would love to win one of these – colour is fab!

  20. Tam_D says:

    Oooh, carbonated retro goodness… Lemonade, all the way! πŸ˜€

  21. toni quandt says:

    Ohh we had one of these back in the 80’s! xxx


    I would love to win one of these

  23. C Hui says:

    Now, I could so do with one of these in my place!

  24. Pearl says:

    My mum had one of these years ago and she said it was great…I’d love to try it for myself.

  25. Sheran says:

    This brings back so many memories …………. would love to win this!

  26. Miles Newman says:

    This is silly. Silly. Silly. We cannot consume our way out of this mess. Greenest option: NO plastic bottles, NO fizzy drinks – they’re vastly unimportant – and NO soda streams. The materials and energy used in manufacturing soda streams could be made into something helpful to the environment.

  27. DONNA BAILEY says:

    These bring back so many childhood memories and would love one to create more with my own children!

  28. jane nicholls says:

    we had a soda stream as kids and i loved it. Cola was my favourite. Im sure my kids would love a new soda stream

  29. Helen Cassidy says:

    Wow, had one of these when I got married about 12 years ago. Didn’t realise it was still going. Loved it but ended up not being able to get the gas so freecycled it. Would love one for my kids to share the experience with them.

  30. Solange says:

    Would love to win this!

  31. Luisa Lauren says:

    Oh My God… I used to love soda Stream when I was young. we were too poor to afford the flavours but I used to make all my friends fizzy water… god, I was soooo proud!!! I would love to win this.

  32. Sarah Cartin says:

    I used to have these every time I went to my Grandma’s and I would always fizz it too much and it would go all over the floor. Bless her, she always cleaned it up no problem and would buy me all the different flavours. She even bought me big curly straws to put in the bottles and I loved it!

  33. Sharon Witney says:

    I have fond memories of this as a child – so great to see it making a comeback.

  34. Karen says:

    Dandelion and Burdock, that brings back memories. We always had a chippy tea on Friday, and back then it was a treat! We always had a large bottle of D & B, I think it was Shaws and we got 2p back on the bottle!

  35. Maggie says:

    When I was young, I remember the local off licence used to sell Corona fizzy pop. It came in glass bottles and you had to pay a deposit on the bottle. A good way to increase our pocket money was to go round collecting all the corona bottles we could and take them back to the off licence to get the deposit money back. There was not so much waste of plastic bottles then.

  36. Alice Matthews says:

    Goodness these bring back a lot of memories! I have never though about the eco aspect of them before, but it does make good sense.

  37. Jenny Price says:

    Used to have one years ago. Don’t know what happened to it. Just thinking one of these would be very useful in the kitchen for when you want sparkling fizzy water for making a lite batter. Used to love just the fizzy plain water, but the new flavours sound good, especially the Dandelion & Burdock.

  38. Rachel says:

    would love this!

  39. Louise Smith says:

    This brings back happy childhood memories and I would love one now for my little girl.

  40. Kylie says:

    I was always envious of my next door neighbour as a child because they had a soda stream! My husband loves his fizzies and I would love to make them for him.

  41. Jo McPherson says:

    I used to love our Sodastream when I was a kid

  42. michelle evans says:

    Ooooh I feel like the only person who didnt have one when I was younger….But saying that would love to have one now I have my kids..Fantastic xx

  43. Pam says:

    Always wanted one these,but never got round to buying one.Hubby said we didn’t need one.

  44. Claire Madder says:

    This brings back memories- would love to share it with my children.

  45. Judy says:

    I’ve always fancied one of these!

  46. jemma price says:

    would love to win this

  47. ImmortalBeloved says:

    My kids would love one of these in the house, saves lots of money too!

  48. ayako c says:

    I cant live without fizzy drink.

  49. Erik M says:

    This looks like an amazing product!

  50. Alasdair MacInnes says:

    Excellent, friend has one, it’s absolutely fantastic. Gas is so easy to get, several local places do it. Cheaper than pop, but much nicer πŸ˜€

  51. Karen Donald says:

    Wow this brings so many memories back from my childhood of these!

  52. karmaperle says:

    Had one years ago – would love a new one πŸ™‚

  53. That looks a whole lot better than when I was a kiddie. Used to love our Soda Stream, it seemed the height of fashion in the 80s!

  54. Matt Lee says:

    Wonder if it will fizz up wine into champagne… ?

  55. Joanne Alexander says:

    Brings back so many memories. Steak and chips on a Saturday night, watching 321 on the TV and having a Soda Stream….good days.

  56. Carol Peace says:

    My youngest missed these 1st time round and even though he is now 20 still wants one.

  57. doug milsom says:

    I soooooo love soda stream!!

  58. Claire Macmanus says:

    Oh a Sodastream. Brings me back years! πŸ˜€

  59. Amy L says:

    Back to the old school – amazing!!

  60. Alison E says:

    My parents had one when I was a child…I’d love to have one too!!!

  61. Andy D says:

    Use to love the Iron Bru as a kid!

  62. Emily Shepperson says:

    Love Soda Streams! They have got to be the ultimate soft drink.

  63. karen says:

    Had this at home when I was a child, my sister and I loved it

  64. James says:

    I’m just morbidly curious about trying absolutely every drink that I can think of in it…soda streamed milk, anyone?

  65. Fran Coulson says:

    This is so retro – reminds me of the 6 weeks holiday as a child for some reason x

  66. Ellie Peabody says:

    Soda Stream – a blast from the past. I remember exchanging the cannisters at the supermarket – can you still do that??

  67. Sharon Mitchell says:

    I had one of these in the 80’s me and my brothers loved it, so glad its come back x

  68. Jill Webb says:

    Would love to win this

  69. emma says:

    Oh i would love to win one of these!

  70. Cassandra G. says:

    Been eyeing these for a while now!! Would definitely love winning one. πŸ™‚

  71. Zoe says:

    Oooh, always wanted one of these when I was a kid, all my friends had one and my mum would never buy us one

  72. Jay says:

    They look a bit more stylish than I remember!

  73. Chris Maddocks says:

    The noise of the old soda streams made me chuckle as a kid

  74. Jo Jones says:

    What goes around comes around as they say. Great!

  75. Charles Harvey says:

    I can honestly say that I’ve always wanted one of these. . .maybe this one?

  76. GARY HUGHES says:

    its been years since i had a sodastream, certainly brings back the memories from my childhood-iconic

  77. Sarah Brett says:

    For my first christmas when we got married thought I should be acting really grown up and asked my new hubby for “something that would save us money for the kitchen” Thinking I would probably get something boring like a slow cooker or a deep fat fryer ( all the range at the time ) But not to be MY WONDERFUL NEW HUBBY bought the latest gadget we had our very own yellow and white soda stream.

  78. Teresa Lee says:

    Great comp….I like it

  79. korkykat says:

    good luck everyone πŸ™‚

  80. Lakshmi says:

    My cousins used to have one, and I was so jealous!!!

  81. Paul Wilson says:

    Ah, the nostalgia. πŸ™‚

  82. Ant says:

    Used to have one as a child, Tizer and Vimto out of these were delicious…especially when we added more syrup than was needed πŸ™‚

  83. Jemma Beynon says:

    I remember these when i was little and would love to have one being an adult!

  84. Natalie Wallace says:

    I loved this when i was a kid and loved trying all the flavours. Would love to win this.

  85. Derek says:

    I used to love the strawberry flavour but I wonder if it really was as good as I remember!

  86. SOPHIE says:

    An 80’s icon I’d love to share with my family all over again …

  87. Rachel Thompson says:

    would love to win one of these, so retro and my mum would never let me have one as a kid xxx

  88. Andrea Jefferson says:

    Had one of these when I was younger ( a while ago)!!! My kids don’t believe me that you would make fizzy pop with water and all different flavours!!

  89. hannah griffin says:

    I love soda stream. Tizer was my fav. Brings back so many good memories. If I was to win I would use it to make wicked cocktails with. I’ve asked Daddy Christmas for one and I’ve been very good,hope he brings me one.xxxxxxxxxxx

  90. Jenny Cox says:

    Oh that takes me back to my childhood! I can still remember the tune of the jingle. Who would have thought that a much ridiculed product of the 70’s would be heralded as a 21st century saviour of the planet?! πŸ™‚

  91. Karen says:

    New Years resolution to use a soda stream. No more cans for me.

  92. Nicola Shipley says:

    O my goodness!! I never had one of these as a kiddie, always wanted one as my friends all had them and they were awesome!! Such a brilliant idea, very retro I love it πŸ˜€

  93. Gavin says:

    I loved sodastream when I was a kid. It’s only fair to pass it on to a new generation.

  94. Hannah says:

    Sodastream is surely the best way to enjoy fizzy drinks in an environmentally friendly way – Zero Waste but Great Taste!

  95. Ally says:

    My parents would never have one but my friend two doors down did have one and I used to look at it with wonder – but guess what? They never made any when I was there!!! LOL

    I have NEVER tasted a sodastream drink but I love the idea of how it could reduce plastics and help to save the environment – not an item I would have picked to be environmentally friendly but now I’m educated πŸ™‚

  96. Julie says:

    We had one of these years ago, they were great, don’t know what happened to it, but would be great to have another one

  97. Sarah Williams says:

    Please Comping Fairy let me win this!

  98. nichola jones says:

    I wanted a soda stream years ago but never got one,i want one now but havnt got one so would love to win this.Good Luck everybody.x

  99. Phil D says:

    Our 1970’s Soda Stream was a miracle – you put in water and out came a a fantastic fizzy drink – our family worshipped ours. Please enter me….

  100. Siobhan Timlin says:

    Another blast from the past (and another reminder that I’m getting old!!) Fabulous……………………………….!!
    Fingers crossed

  101. Sarah says:

    I love love love carbonated fruit juices and have been utterly unable to give them up, so have often been tempted by one of these since seeing them in Lakeland early this year!!

  102. James England says:

    I had one when the kids were young. They’ve all left home now so, I want another one for myself!

  103. Ian Green says:

    SODA STREAM…………………………….ROCKS BABY.

  104. sandy says:

    WOW, I have not had Dandelion and Burdock since I was a child delivered from the Corona Man. if we had a soda stream the other half could have his cola, and I could have my childhood memoriers

  105. Cat G. says:

    I used to have one of these years ago, it would be so useful now I have a family to wizz them up a fizzy drink

  106. Hannah Hunter says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these!!

  107. Richard says:

    My son has been asking for one of these, i’ve never tried a drink from one of these.

  108. katherine grieve says:

    would LOVE one of these!

  109. beca says:

    i managed to find an old one at a car boot a few years ago but the handle broke off then the seal went!

    would love a new one….:)

  110. Andrea K says:

    always fancied one of these, love to win !!

  111. Sodastream is cool… Hope I win !!

  112. Ged W says:

    Do they still make that great farting noise when you put too much fizz in? Used to have me and my sister laughing for ages! πŸ˜€

  113. deedee says:

    we had one years ago and it was hard to get the cordials, seems easier now

  114. Dawn Costen says:

    Ahhhh I would love to win this… a child I thought only the rich kids had these! lol We never had one! tee hee. So yeah would really like to win this please.

  115. Carol Henshaw says:

    It takes me back to my childhood too – they were a great boon for my diabetic friend in the days before sugar-free drinks, she could make her own. I would love to win one and reduce the plastic bottles we get through even though they are all recycled

  116. Marina Frow says:

    How retro, great they are back in fashion, would love to show my family how it is done!

  117. Lee campbell says:

    Love soda stream

  118. Cecelia Allen says:

    I bought one of these many years ago from a door salesman and paid for it weekly, I had it for years. I would absolutely love to win one

  119. Pippa says:

    I would love to win this, my neighbour had one when I was a child and she wasn’t allowed to share beacuse her mother said it was too expensive to buy the flavours – but we were allowed to watch it make the drinks XD

  120. lynda turner says:

    we had one as a kid and got rid of it when we grew up.i wish now wed kept it

  121. Carina says:

    ooh, sounds fun! πŸ™‚

  122. Caroline Scott says:

    We didn’t have one in our house but anyone who did was always really really popular at school with people (including me) angling for invitations to their house!
    I’d love one now, it would save us a fortune in money AND in waste!

  123. Nicola says:

    I love the idea of sodaStream – I remember it so clearly from my childhood and would love my children to enjoy it too.

  124. Neil Pearson says:

    I took a massive bin bag of flattened plastic bottles for recycling to the council waste recycling centre in Ashford, Kent. I was horrified when I was told to throw it in the general landfill/incineration waste skip. A few days later there was a news report on TV saying that Ashford was one of the worst in the country for recycling.

  125. shane weir says:

    i need this in my life

  126. Christopher Bell says:

    I had one….well my parents had one when I was a child – and all I remember was the awful tasting limeade and cola!! I have been told that the modern ones are so much better though so I’d love to give it a try!

  127. Jennifer Thorpe says:

    I’ve wanted a soda stream since I was little, and the new design is fantastic

  128. stuart payne says:

    My family had one in the 80’s and they were fab I would love to bring back memories.

  129. There must be a graveyard of SodaStreams somewhere, judging from the people who used to own one.
    I am in the group that used to have one, but do not know what happened to it.

  130. Rob Proietti says:

    Great prize, I’d love one!
    I always remember seeing the old version at my house when I was a kid, actually, it was only the box I saw – as I wasn’t ever allowed to use it LOL!

  131. Fiona Mallard says:

    I used to love sodastream as a kid, winning this would be amazing

  132. Christina Curtis says:

    I would love to win…i just missed out on the last sodastream craze, by the time i come along it was paced in the back of the cupboard…and it looked so fun!!

  133. JULIE PANNELL says:


  134. Souk MaDouk says:

    Christmas starts with Christ

  135. Daphne says:

    Get busy with the fizzy πŸ™‚

  136. Strewthie says:

    My best friend had a soda stream when we were growing up, i was so jealous, we used to love sleep overs at her house

  137. EMMA WALTERS says:

    i asked santa for a sodastream this year but i had a message from his elves saying he couldnt afford it this year :O(

  138. rob fox says:

    great giveaway

  139. Caroline says:

    Didn’t realise these were still available. Always wanted one as a child…..would love to win one now! x

  140. Isabelle Smith says:

    ooo would love this :] x

  141. Julie Henderson says:

    these look amazing – would love it for the nursery school

  142. sherri hough says:

    omg soda stream! this brings back memories from when i was little! i must get one my boys will love it hopefully as much as i did!

  143. naomi says:

    When I was little my friend had one and I was so jealous…I used to go to play and beg her to ask her mum for some pop so I could watch her mum make it!

  144. Paul Marshall says:

    I adore dandelion and burdock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. Lisa W says:

    I always wanted one when I was young but wasnit allowed one. I’m glad they’re back!

  146. Lorna Garratt says:

    i haven’t used one of these since i was a little girl, brings back lots of happy memories x

  147. Kirsty Ennett says:

    My mother in law has one, my son thinks it’s magical. Just like I did when I was a child

  148. emma wellman says:

    my mates mum and dad used to have one and they were middle class. my parents were never rich enough to buy such luxuireis back in the day and i ALWAYS wanted one!!! i loved going round my friends so i could have a soda stream. i think i liked the cream soda one best its been years and cant remember all the flavours but i would love to have one now. fingers crossed i win πŸ™‚ thank you x

  149. Heather Shaw says:

    We had one of the old soda streams but we never had the re-fills and as a kid i remember pressing the gas button at the top and a flap at the front rising up. Fun but i’m sure not as fun as drinking the drink!

  150. Emily Fraser says:

    Would love to win this!!
    : )

  151. Celia West says:

    Takes me back to childhood when my parents had one – would love it!

  152. Julie says:

    The first time I ever had Dandelion and Burdock was at an elderley Great-Aunt’s house and I thought it was Cola that had gone off ! Every time I have it now I always think of her.

    Sodastreams are brilliant and I would really like one, but what I would love more is to see a return of the deposits on pop bottles, and also pop cans, beer cans and beer bottles as they do in other parts of the world. It would proactively encourage people to recycle, and would mean less rubbish laying around on the streets.

  153. Sue Hunt says:

    I love fizzy water and used to just ‘fizz up’ water from our filter jug. Sadly the Sodastream somehow left home when our Daughter moved out, I don’t know which I miss the most πŸ˜‰

  154. margaret says:

    ~I would love one of these i used to have one years ago they are great

  155. karen Railton says:

    would love to try one of these love fizzy drinks zx

  156. Vanessa says:

    I missed the whole Soda Stream thing the first time round, so I’d love to try one now.

  157. Andrew Hindley says:

    Would love to get busy with the old fizzy wizzy again!

  158. Colin Faulkner says:

    wow my sister has a soda stream and its fab, i would love to win win this fab soda stream for my family

  159. Kimberley Howes says:

    OMG I would love to win this, reminds me of my childhood.

  160. Maria Reilly says:

    where’d they all disapear too. EVERY HOME NEEDED A SODASTREAM IN THE 80’S. Would love to have one again!!

  161. Alison says:

    I would love to win one of these, always wanted one as a kid

  162. linda curtis says:

    brings back fond memories of my child hood that i would like my children to have when they grow up

  163. seree harding says:

    Remember this as a child, witches brew was a must every week πŸ™‚

  164. Poppy says:

    I sort of agree with Miles, but we all need a bit of fun in our lives too.
    When my Mum remarried there was one in the larder, but the step-family had already killed it, so we never did get to try it out for ourselves. Winning this would certainly tick the box for Master P πŸ˜€

  165. Cathy says:

    i would love to win this, had one as a child

  166. NATALIE BRADLEY says:

    would love one of these

  167. Jocelyn says:

    Wanted one for so long. think we could have family fun making drinks

  168. yvonne clark says:

    would love to win one of these

  169. Lisa S says:

    yes please oh I remember these they were fab always full of lovvely bubbles xx

  170. Jo K. says:

    i always wanted one of these!

  171. Dee H says:

    Yes – this brings back memories though we never had one but friends did Would love to use the Cream Soda flavour to recreate those ice cream floats that were a special treat back in those days!!

  172. Rebecca Muncaster says:

    I love these things! πŸ˜€

  173. Suzanne sendell says:

    My auntie had one when I was little and I ve just bought 2 as gifts for christmas,Id love one my self though

  174. Allan says:

    Please enter me.

  175. Jane says:

    Would love to win this.

  176. Sally says:

    One of my best friends had one of these when I was a child and I was incredibly jealous!

  177. Joanne Crosby says:

    I remember Sodastream from my younger, care-freedays. Loved D&B. Fab prize for someone to win.

  178. Karen Smith says:

    Absolutely loved the one I had as a child…….something I would love my own kids to have the chance to experiment with πŸ™‚

  179. Richard R says:

    Always really wanted to try a sodastream

  180. Sarah Groom says:

    I always wanted one of these as a child but we could never afford one. Would so love to have one now to make up for it.

  181. laura says:

    looks lush

  182. Susan Norminton says:

    I had one of these 20 years ago. It would be great to try some of the new flavours

  183. Clementina says:

    This is one the kids would cherish from “the good ol’ days” πŸ˜‰

  184. Deborah Bird says:

    We used to have a soda stream at home when i was a kid! I loved it!

  185. Mrs Phillips says:

    I used to love this when I was little.

  186. JUDE DUNN says:

    I would love to win one of these, I remember a friend of mine had one when we were little, she was a very popular girl with all the kids in our street πŸ™‚

  187. Carrie-ann says:

    I’d love to win this!

  188. Joanne Eubank (uk) says:

    i’d love one of these πŸ™‚

  189. Lee says:

    Wow havent had a soda stream since i was a kid! Loved cola. Will never forget all the weird experiments we used to try!! Fizzy Milk? how about fizzy Coffee?


  190. sarah robertson says:

    I have so many fond memories of soda stream. Cola was my favourite, plus the concentrate made amazing ice lollies. We used to go to a remote island in Scotland for holidays too and the soda stream came with us to save taking loads of bottles of juice. It was perfect x

  191. Michelle Williams says:

    Used to have one of these as a kid, we used to use it for cola, mum used to put her wine in it.

  192. Sophie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these!

  193. leanne lunn says:

    Blimey this brings back memories

  194. Heather Walsh says:

    My best friend had one of these when i was a child and i was so jealous. My parents never got one even though i begged and begged. I would love to win one.

  195. Heather Cunningham says:

    My big girl would be in her element if we had one of these!

  196. Bernadette K says:

    I used to love getting bizzy with the fizzy!

  197. Diane M says:

    Wow didn’t know these were still around. Will now look out in shops for one as kids would love the idea of making own drinks at home especially since they are much more aware these days of recycling and reducing packaging. Would be worth getting just to see plastic and can consumption at home go down.

  198. Rachael says:

    OMG I LOVE Dandelion and Burdock

  199. Georgina Docherty says:

    I would love to win one of these

  200. Alison T says:

    Wow!! this brings back memories I used to love Cream Soda Ice Cream floats yum! I always wanted one of these but at the time could never afford one fingers crossed I may win one πŸ™‚

  201. Mary Campbell says:

    This machine is oh so whizzy, I could really get busy with the fizzy!

  202. christine clarke says:

    my cousins had a soda stream and i always wanted one – i would love to win one and invite them round to see it

  203. MissT says:

    I’d love to win this!

    Seems very cool… would love to try this out… and help the environment at the same time x

  204. Rebecca Ball says:

    I always wanted a Soda Stream when i was little x

  205. ellen says:

    Would love one of these!

  206. Zoe says:

    am i the only person who’s never tried a drink from one of these?! :o( the machine (in red) is on my to buy when pennies are spare list but unfortunately there’s a list called things we need that will have to be put first :o( lol x

  207. Ceri Morgan says:

    My mum used t have one of these and I remember her making everyone flavour choice at my birthday party – oh what fantastic memories !

  208. Joanne Blunt says:

    I loved these when I was little. It is definitely on my ‘want’ list!

  209. Lisa Ellison says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these, my friends had them when I was a child and I begged my mum to buy one, she never did :(.
    I love cherries and cant believe that there is a cherry flavour, yum yum.

  210. Cathy MacLennan says:

    A great idea used to love these when they were around before, now even better when you can reduce your carbon foot print

  211. Alison S says:

    I have always wanted one of these! The cherry flavour sounds delicious as well.

  212. corrin h says:

    My Mum was a dab hand on our old soda stream, would love to win her a new one!

  213. Sally Willcock says:

    I always coveted one of these as a child. We used to get ‘pop’ delivered once a week from the Corona man and he’d take the empties back the following week (so kind of green living already – before it’s time). A few of the other families on the street had them – so, fingers crossed I win and then it’ll be a childhood dream come true – my children will probably love it too!

  214. Maria Clarke says:

    RETRO – such good memories.

  215. Stephanie Mamo says:

    Used to have one of these in the 80’s at my Grans house. I loved it πŸ™‚

  216. Holly Green says:

    Never tried this before, but I imagine it would be great to have!

  217. Karina Braekkan says:

    Ooh, I’ve always wanted one of these! A retro classic!

  218. Danielle says:

    I used to love pressing the button till it “burped”

  219. samantha hill says:

    Love cherry great competition

  220. jennie says:

    never had one of these when they were out in the 80’s – still want one now πŸ™‚

  221. Yvonne P says:

    Awwww I promised myself one of these and still haven’t bought one, all my pennies went on Christmas for my kids & hubby. My favourite flavour from the 70’s was Iron Brew, full of sugar! But the modern flavours are more health conscious and I’d love to try them all.

  222. ANNE TIERNAN says:


  223. Claire Butler says:

    So 80s , so retro i love it!!!

  224. Mark Eldridge says:

    Woooo I love these!!!!

  225. Paul S says:

    dagnabbit farty poopie plops, didnt see this until possibly too late. Mrs Dragon has been on at me for ages to get one but finances as they are means I cant afford one so to win one would make our new year.

  226. Paul S says:

    Update – having read the comments, loved the one about watching thier neighbours kid make the drinks as it was too expensive to share – what great neighbours – bet he is bank manager or something like that now!

    Reminds me of my parents always telling us kids the ice cream van had ran out of ice cream when the music is on πŸ™

  227. Jane says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these and last year I nearly bought one for the office. Adding fizzy water to fruit juice or providing fizzy water for meetings for the workforce seemed like a good idea. The trouble was the summer was so busy that it flew by and cold drinks were no longer needed. I hate all those large plastic bottles I have to squash after a meeting.

  228. pam says:

    My Godmother had one of these and how we liked saturday nights- all three of us snuggled up in bed, a “Horror/vampire” film on (30+ years ago mind so quite tame) and a glass bottle of pop from the soda stream! No one else I knew had one and we thought it really grand! We were FAR too poor to have our own and those saturday nights were a mini holiday away from it all. Happy memories and good to see the Soda Stream back again. I think it was way ahead of its time in the use of only glass bottles and making your own, recycling the fizz at the shops and getting another one!

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