Ms. Fizz | September 10th, 2010 |
The seasons, they are a changing – and the sudden transitions from warm days to chilly nights tend to brew up the perfect storm for colds and/or its dreaded compatriot, the flu. Like clockwork, it usually starts with a coughing coworker or a sniffly classmate in your child’s class, and before you know it the entire family is laid out on the couch, ice pack on foreheads and thermometer in mouths.
Medication and bed rest aside, one of my go-to remedies to quell that nausea, sore throat, and sinus build-up is none other than a glass of ginger ale.
Many may remember ginger ale as the “old school” remedy to calm an upset stomach. But ever wonder why it worked so well?
It’s because traditional ginger ale is made from ginger root, a plant known to be anti-emetic, (which means its aroma helps settle…
Ms. Fizz | September 9th, 2010 |
SodaStream will officially be announcing the availability of our all-natural, Splenda-free line of soda flavors very soon. In fact you can expect exciting new details about them later this month. In order to whet your whistle (so to speak) about all things “au naturel” I wanted to pass along a natural soda recipe from Food Network chef and food-geek Alton Brown.
Brown’s soda recipe incorporates fresh blueberries. September is the last month of blueberry season, so now is the perfect time to swing by your area greenmarket or local grocer and pick some up. If you want an extra treat (and have access to a car and local farms) you can even make a day of blueberry picking – makes a great field trip for the entire family. With those extra bushels of berries you can make blueberry pies,…
Ms. Fizz | September 3rd, 2010 |
As a SodaStream owner and frequent user, I know this feeling all too well: You go to carbonate your water for another refreshing bottle of bubbly and then you realize you’ve miscalculated how much carbonation was left in your canister and that pressing the button longer and harder is not going to magically create more.
And what about the times when you’ve forgotten how many times you’ve pressed the button? Or worry that you’ve over- or under-carbonated a bottle?
SodaStream has harnessed some high-tech mojo that solves both problems!
Wednesday in Berlin, SodaStream unveiled the Fizz, the latest model in its line of home soda makers. This new design features the innovative Fizz Chip™ digital screen, which will not only display the amount of CO2 remaining in the carbonator, but also shows the strength of carbonation — or “fizz” — in the drink (light,…
Ms. Fizz | September 2nd, 2010 |
In this month’s Men’s Health, Julie Stewart sheds some light on an intersting theory on why people are drawn to drinking soda. She writes:
It’s obvious America is addicted to soda. What isn’t so clear is why. We assume it’s the sugar, but that doesn’t explain why so many people down the diet stuff. The next most likely culprit is caffeine – except we also quaff caffeine-free sodas. So what’s left? The ingredient that makes soda, soda: carbon dioxide, a.k.a. carbonation. When the CO2 bubbles in a beverage hit your tongue, they “pop” and react with an enzyme on your taste buds to create carbonic acid. Like most acids, the carbonic kind hurts, but it’s a good hurt. One theory is that the mild pain makes your brain counter it by releasing endorphins, neurotransmitters that improve your mood, says E. Carstens, Ph.D., a
Ms. Fizz | August 27th, 2010 |
At SodaStream we take our responsibility of being good stewards of the earth by promoting eco-friendly lifestyle and consumption choices very seriously. Conversations about environmental issues can be quite sobering and really who can blame folks for being concerned? According to the EPA, “between 1960 and 2008 the amount of waste each person creates has almost doubled from 2.7 to 4.5 pounds per day.” Yikes!
As much as many of us would like to be able to talk about green issues, the Al Gore PowerPoint method isn’t going to work on everybody. When you bring up the “3 R’s” or the importance of breaking our bottled water habits and people’s eyes start glazing over, what can you do?
Fizz Fans, this Friday I am taking on a little bit of eco-humor. I found these three great, funny videos that make…