Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Soda Stream–Frickin Awesome

I love to drink fizzy stuff.  I’d drink my own blood if I could get it sweetened with a healthy amount of infused bubbles.  I don’t drink as much as I used to due to the fact that it’s really not all that good for you, but there are times when I can’t resist.

About a decade ago I saw some exhibitor at a local county fair pushing some sort of device that allowed you to inject Carbon Dioxide into your water, add syrup and then you instantly had some awful tasting soda.  It intrigued me and I wanted to buy it though two things prevented me from buying it.

  1. I was broke.
  2. The whole operation seemed small-time and I knew I’d end up with an obsolete machine without replacement parts or refillable CO2 bottles.

I grew up on all the normal soda pops but found Pepsi to be my favorite.  Since then the formulas for all the major brands have changed enough that none of them really taste all that great.  I celebrated Pepsi Natural only to see it go away and Pepsi Throwback is an improvement over modern formula that is simply awful.  Don’t even get me started on Coke…their problems are legion.

Oh yeah, back to Soda Stream.  Have you seen it? 

Thanks to Christmas it now sits on the counter in my kitchen and I’m able to make all sorts of fizzy stuff.  The Sodastream company manufactures their own syrups which can run from acceptable to uh…interesting but at least are free of corn syrup.

I’ve always wanted to make my own soda syrup and be the soda king of the entire world.  I’m not sure what I’d call my soda but it would be frickin awesome.  It would be so fizzy your mouth and throat would bleed after each sip.  If I had my way you’d be drinking one now while reading this.  Lucky for you my dreams have yet to be realized.

Instead of living my dream I pretend to be a bigtime soda honcho in my kitchen.  It is the beverage equivalent of the Easy Bake Oven.  I’ll be blogging about my delicious lightbulb baked cookies next week.


Anonymous said...

Don't you know the Easy Bake doesn't allow the use of a lightbulb anymore. What century are you in? Get with the program.

And don't forget to make some Creepy Crawlers while you're at it.

Gino said...

you could call it Tracy's?
how originally random is that?

Liggie said...

We got one for Christmas too. Last night I tried to make a soda, but didn't attach the bottle to e SodaStream correctly, and when I tried to carbonate I got a face full of water.

Tracy said...

I'd like to be able to say I've not done that too, but sadly I can't. My younger son just looked at me while we both had water dripping off of our faces and wondered why I would do such a thing. I had no answer of course.