Wednesday, 30 July 2014


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Monday, 28 July 2014

Keep me forever

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend and that you're feeling positive for the week ahead. We sure are.

Remember last week we talked about an easy way to help reduce plastic waste? Just bring your own reusable coffee/tea take away cup. We really hope some of you have taken this on board for this week, but just in case you all need some inspiration, we have found our Top 5 Reusable Coffee Cups and want to share them with you!

1. Katie Alice English Garden Coffee Cup: Find this beauty here! Perfect for summer days and even better in Winter - it will instantly brighten up your morning.

2.Cath Kidston London Travel Cup:  This is cute and would easily fit in your handbag ladies. Find it here.

3. Zazzle Travel Mug: Tell us this doesn't make you smile - you can't! What granny would be without one! See similar ones here.

4. Keep Cup: A keep cup is a great choice for bringing along to work or in meetings. This one is a bit more expensive but does look great, and it's limited edition. Check it out here.

5. Breaking Bad Travel Mug: Just because the hit show in now over, doesn't mean it's gone! Check this one out on Amazon.

Be sure to let us know your favourite and if you're going to join us in bringing your own cup :-)

Friday, 25 July 2014

Friday Favourites

Another Friday has come at last - yes! We've had yet another busy few days here at the SodaStream offices. We've had some mega prize give-aways across all our Social Media platforms as well as various meetings and store visits. We hope you're all enjoying your SodaStream drinks makers in the hot weather, ours are getting used non-stop.  We will be relaxing all weekend but until 5 o clock comes, have a peak at some of our favourite things this week..

Favourite Cake:  Can you say WOW?! Check out Frances Quinn.

Favourite Day:

Favourite Product:  Keep Cup's help us to be a little more environmentally friendly.

Favourite Gift: How cute!

Favourite Smile: How funny is this? Hehe


Monday, 21 July 2014

Keep me

Happy Monday everyone! Mondays can often feel a bit like New Years day..if you're going to make a change in your life, you often save it until Monday comes along. For many, this might be committing to walking to work rather than taking your car. It might mean eating healthier or cutting back on sugars and fats or even just being tidier at home and trying to get on top of all your chores before the weekend comes along. We all have something we want to change. For us here at SodaStream, we use Mondays to try to think of simple ways to be more environmentally friendly. We've talked about this together before, remember?

You might think this easy to say, but what about actually doing it? This is often a topic of debate within our offices here in the UK. We understand that we do make an impact on our natural resources and often struggle to fully understand the scale of the damage already done. When we hear things like the Great Barrier Reef is in "its worse state since records began" (The Guardian 2014), we freeze. We know this is bad news but unless we are there to see it first hand, news articles like this often get lost in translation. When the issues getting press are massive in scale, it can become an unreachable task to tackle. Although it is daunting, we do feel it is all of our responsibility to make a change; however small that change may be.

Well, we all have to walk before we can run, don't we? But, everyone can choose to walk to work. Some of us face long and tedious commutes morning and evening. We all know that our lifestyles put a lot of pressure on us, but don't fret - any change still makes a difference. With that in mind, we are sharing one simple environmental tip you can adapt to your lifestyle. Bring your own to-go cup! 

Image found here

A lot of us don't realise that the average take-away coffee cup is not recyclable. They are made from paper laminated with plastic which makes recycling them a difficult task. According to a recent newspaper article, "More than 2.5bn cups are thrown away in the UK every year- enough to go round the world five and a half time. But few are recycled and nearly all end up in landfill, creating 25,000 tonnes of waste - enough to fill London's Royal Albert Hall". (The Guardian). 

These numbers are shocking - and to think, they only represent the UK! All we need to do to help cut these figures down is bring our own cups. We know it takes a little bit of extra preparation in the mornings but we think we can manage it, don't you? 

Thursday, 17 July 2014


Hi fellow Fizz Lovers

Temperatures are most definitely rising and everyone is definitely feeling the heat! We certainly are and it's only 11am!  Not to worry, we are hydrating on some pretty spectacular, fizzy drinks.

We've already had some really warm weather this summer, which after a long winter we are all grateful for but reports in our newspapers are stating that a proper heatwave is on the way - and it start this weekend!

Finally you say. That fortune you spent on summer clothes last May will finally be worth it. The heatwave is apparently going to last up to 2 weeks and reach high temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius. We kid you not! If you live in London, the south East or the Midlands, brace yourselves as this is where the highest temperatures are said to be excepted. Better get your SodaStream out, you are going to need it!

Sneak peak at our upcoming SodaCaps launching Autumn 2014.

While this may be the summer sizzling heat we have been waiting for, it is also not the norm for us here in the UK. We do need to be sun and heat smart. You might be thinking "kill joy" but it is easy for people to fall ill in extreme temperatures, especially when we forget to prepare ourselves for this level of heat. Hydration is key everyone - don't go anywhere without bringing a drink. It is really easy fall ill and can be avoided if we prepare.

A recent article in the Guardian stated, " 'While many people enjoy hot weather, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses," said Dr Paul Cosford, director for health protection at PHE. "Everyone can enjoy the sun safely by keeping out of the heat at the hottest time of the day, avoiding sunburn and staying hydrated with plenty of cool drinks. Older people and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather, so it's important to look out for them and keep indoor areas as cool as possible.' " Read more here.

Think of this heatwave as being an opportunity for your to be creative in the kitchen while you're mixing up drinks. 

With this in mind, we were at SodaStream want to share our best tips for staying cool in the heat:

1. Stop whatever you're doing and go get a sun hat. A of people forget just how effective wearing a simple sun hat can be. It will cover your face from harmful sun rays and help keep you cool - win win! 

2. Buy your sun cream. Whether you tan or not, you can still be doing damage to your skin if you go out unprotected. No one wants to be burnt coming your return to work on Monday.

3. Dig those sunglasses out from the car and get them on! Us Brits don't wear our sunglasses enough and bright days can damage to our eyes.

4. Stock that freezer up with ice trays tonight. Whether you're hosting a BBQ or just lying in your garden alone, you will need to HYDRATE. Having ice at hand will always help you and your family cool down quicker. Or, even better, make SodaStream ice lollies. If you don't know what flavours to get, take a look at our recipe website here. You'll find great Mocktail and Cocktail recipes. As always, with SodaStream you've got something for everyone.

5. Quick - do you have enough SodaStream flavours and gas in?! If not, stop by your local store this evening and stock up. Every person in your house over the weekend will want a cool and refreshing summer drink and with SodaStream your possibilities are endless! We recommend sipping on our Del Monte flavours. Imagine an ice cold glass of our Caribbean mixed with a little lemonade and rum - perfection! Remember, drinking alcohol does dehydrate you so be aware and drink water in between.

6. Don't go out in the sun between 12-3. This may seem really obvious but you'd be surprised by the amount of people who lay out all day and feel sick come evening time! We have been told the weather will be hot and very, very humid. Take a break inside and have a cool drink.

7. Don't forget to eat! Many people who aren't used to high temperatures don't feel like eating when the sun comes out. Take some time out and have your main meals - if you feel it's too hot for a proper dinner then have salads, wraps or some cold noodles. Then, you can treat yourself with a cheeky dessert.

Nothing beats a Float made with our Cola or Root Beer - Nom!

8. If you do have to travel, and particularly in crowded public transport then bring your SodaStream bottle with you! Don't get on the Tube or a busy bus without a drink. Adding crushed iced to your bottle before you go will mean your drink will stay colder for longer. If you have a big bag with you, wrapping your cold drink in a towel will also help keep it cool as the sun won't be able to get at it. Personally, I love to freeze small chucks of lemons and then add them to my drinks once it's all flavoured and fizzed. It keeps the drink really cool and adds even more flavour - yum!

9. If you find you really struggle to sleep at night in the heat, maybe try and take short naps in the day. This way you'll at least get some rest and it's a good excuse to escape the sun during the hottest parts of the day.

10. For a healthy, cold snack you can munch quickly to cool down, freeze some mixed berries tonight. Frozen blueberries and raspberries are delicious and nutritious.

We really hope you enjoy the weekend and be sure to tweet us and let us know what you're up to and how you plan to use your SodaStream.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Currently Craving...

Cola. Even the thoughts of it are thirst quenching. Served ice cold and with extra fizz.

It has always been once of our most popular flavours and always seems to be a winner with our customers. Whether you enjoy it with a slice of lemon, packed with cherries or even poured over vanilla ice-cream, it is bound to make you smile. From when we were small to now, this flavour has never been too far away.

Everyone does seem to enjoy it differently though and this is why we here at SodaStream have released a Cola Mix Sample Pack. Have you tried it yet? Once you do, don't forget to head over to our Facebook to vote in our poll. The winning flavour will become a 500 ml bottled flavour in its own right. 

This is just a quick post to ask you all what your favourite way to enjoy Cola is? Let us know if you have a special drinks recipe for us to try or any ideas. Do you mix different SodaStream flavours in with your cola? 

Find our Facebook Poll here.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Friday Favourites

Hi All! Another busy week here at our SodaStream offices in the UK. We're all really looking forward to the weekend but until home time comes, take a look at our favourite things this week.

Favourite Thought:

Favourite Activity: With #SodaStream cocktails - yes please!

(Least) favourite knowledge: 

Favourite Flavour:

Favourite Smile:

Friday, 4 July 2014

Friday Favourites

Happy weekend everyone! This week has been crazy busy for the SodaStream team and especially on our social platforms as we launched competition week. We gave away 10 machines and over 60 flavours this week -wow! Well done to all our winners.  

The sun is shining and we are ready to spend our weekend relaxing in the garden, SodaStream in hand of course. Until home time arrives, check out 5 of our favourite things this week.

Favourite Product:  This wonderful tray. See here.

Favourite Activity: Trampolining in a cave - A CAVE! Check it out 

Favourite Treat: Snickers Ice-cream cake.  Donal Skehan tempts us again - wow! Find the recipe here!

Favourite giggle:  Rylan calls Hillary Clinton "babe" :-)

Favourite Place: Cambridge Botanical Gardens

Happy Friday everyone - hope your weekend involves #Fizz!