Ms. Fizz | January 31st, 2011 |
Lovers of good, green design rejoice! One of our newest soda machine models – The Crystal – is available for purchase on the SodaStream website. Previously only available at Sur La Table, the Crystal combines top-notch performance with sleek, earth-friendly design in one elegant package. Like our popular Penguin model, the Crystal uses a stylish, cut-glass, dishwasher-safe glass carafe for carbonation, allowing you to prepare your favorite soda and serve guests directly at the table.
The machine is available in two colors: black & silver and red & silver.
Consumers can chose from two packages:
The Starter Kit, for $179.95 + 29.99 shipping includes:
- 1 Machine
- 1 60L CO2 carbonator
- 1 glass carafe
The Value Kit for $229.95 + 29.99 shipping includes:
- 1 Machine
- 2 60L CO2 carbonators
- 3 glass carafes
- 1 MyWater variety 3-pack
Ms. Fizz | January 27th, 2011 |
As if we need any more good reasons to kick the bottle habit – the bottled water habit, that is. A new report from researchers at the Environmental Working Group reveals to us how murky the bottled water business can really get.
According to the report, bottled water can cost the consumer up to 1,900 times more than tap water. With that much dough forked over, it seems reasonable to want to know what that money gets us. EWG took it upon itself to ask the most popular bottled water brands out there some simple questions:
• Where does the water come from?
• Is it purified? How?
• Have tests found any contaminants?
Pretty self-explanatory, right? It’s information that most people would want about any other processed food: Where did you get it? How did you make it? Has anything ever gone wrong?…
Ms. Fizz | January 24th, 2011 |
If you are even remotely clued in to the parenting news cycle, chances are you have heard of Amy Chua and her controversial new book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” It all started with an incendiary editorial, which was actually an excerpt from the book, in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” in which Chua kicks things off with a laundry list of things her two teenaged daughters, Sophia and Lulu, were not allowed to do:
• attend a sleepover
• have a playdate
• be in a school play
• complain about not being in a school play
• watch TV or play computer games
• choose their own extracurricular activities
• get any grade less than an A
• not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama
• play any instrument…
Ms. Fizz | January 21st, 2011 |
This week Sodastream introduced five new soda flavors to stimulate your senses and tantalize your taste buds. We are pleased to welcome our line of four new green teas: Green Tea Citrus, Green Tea Mixed Berry, Green Tea Strawberry Kiwi and Green Tea Pomegranate Peach, as well as a new all-natural flavor, Sparkling Naturals Black Currant Pear to the SodaStream Fizz Family.
Green tea has rapidly been gaining popularity in the U.S. in part because of the health benefits associated with antioxidants, a substance naturally found in green tea – and now found in your green tea soda flavors. SodaStream green teas contain 17.5mg of green tea extract – a powerful antioxidant.
According to HealthCastle.com, “Antioxidants are nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they…
Ms. Fizz | January 18th, 2011 |
For those of us cooking out of tiny kitchens, counter space is prime real estate. With the coffee machine, rice cooker, microwave oven and toaster all cluttered about, sometimes I suspect myself of being a gadget hoarder!
Thankfully, with a little creativity and minimal handyman know-how, there are tons of innovative ways to free up your kitchen space. One of my favorite sites is IKEAHackers.net, where people submit pictures of their customized IKEA furniture. They’ve got some innovative ideas that would work great for anyone needing a little extra breathing room for their SodaStream.
- Look up! One thing I absolutely love about this rack design is how you don’t compromise storage for convenience. With these wall-mounted mini-shelves you can elegantly display your sodamixes and your machine, keep the machine within easy reach and not have to sacrifice valuable counter space. Link