There are certain toys or gadgets that everyone but you seemed to have as a child. You would go to a friend’s house and lust after their Barbie dream house, knowing you’d be stuck forever with your Cindy.
For me, those items were Mouse Trap, Mr Frosty and SodaStream.
Mouse Trap I have since played as an adult and realise it is truly awful, the only fun being that 20 seconds of setting off the trap after hours of tediously putting it all together and trying to get everything to balance properly. Mr Frosty I also came to realise was probably not all it’s cracked up to be. Ice, flavouring and…um…that’s it.
The urge to own a SodaStream has never quite gone away. The idea that you can make things fizzy AS IF BY MAGIC, well, who would not want that in their kitchen? A crazy fool, that’s who.
My SodaStream arrived just in time for a little cocktail party I was hosting and the timing could not have been better. What better way to impress your friends than to casually whip up a bottle of ginger ale to add to a gin cocktail, as if from nowhere? Plus you have the hilarity of the bubbling noise, which appeals to children of ALL ages.
I am a bit of a secret coca cola addict, but there is something that feels a bit wrong about buying massive bottles of coke in the supermarket. Making a bottle of cola flavour SodaStream though is positively wholesome, practically home-cooking I would say.
My SodaStream is proof that childhood dreams can come true. Just please don’t make me play Mouse Trap ever again.
Review courtesy of slummy single mummy. Follow her on twitter @mummyblogger, or on facebook.com/slummysinglemummy.
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