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04 September 2014

SodaStream Play {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

When I was a child, fizzy drinks were a rare and highly prized commodity. I guess that back in the 1980’s, fizzy drinks were a bit of a luxury, so we mainly had water and sometimes cordial or Tang. Do you remember Tang?
And then, one day, I saw an ad on the television for SodaStream. A magical machine which could make fizzy drinks, AT HOME! Add a bottle of water, press a button and voila – fizzy orange drink would be ready to drink with a pink sparkly curly plastic straw.
Alas, my mum didn’t buy into the fizzy drink hype and we weren’t lucky enough to have a SodaStream at home. FlyBoy didn’t have one growing up either, even though he and his siblings begged their mum for one too. Must be an 80’s thing…
Wind the clock forward 30 years and SodaStream is still around – bigger and better than ever. A few days ago, we received the new SodaStream Play to try out at home. FlyBoy and I were like 2 big kids. We were so excited to try it out. As we opened the packaging, we told our kids all about it and before long, we were all standing around the kitchen bench, wanting to have a go at making our own fizzy drinks.

SodaStream Play Starter Kit

SodaStream Play - Pump

SodaStream has just launched the latest addition to its Drinks Maker range - SodaStream Play. It’s most playful product yet, the Play is a fun, family-friendly Drinks Maker for everyday use, it is minimal by design and ultra-simple to use. Play is the first home carbonation system to feature the new “auto-lift” slider, along with the popular “snap-lock” mechanism, making it quick, simple and easy to use. The introduction of Play follows the launch of the award-winning SodaStream Source in 2012. The SodaStream Play and Source were both created by legendary European designer Yves Behar. As background the SodaStream Play will be available in six vibrant colours including white, yellow, grey, black, red and blue and has an RRP of $99.00.

SodaStream Caps

SodaStream Caps are the company's first single-dose capsule-based flavouring system. Made exclusively for use with a SodaStream home soda maker, SodaStream Caps are simply placed onto a carbonated SodaStream bottle and with a gentle press, they click into place, releasing the perfect amount of pre-measured flavouring into the carbonated water to ensure a perfect-tasting soft drink every time.

SodaStream Play - Flavour

SodaStream Play - Orange

SodaStream Caps are sold in boxes of eight, with a RRP of $9.95. The initial assortment of SodaStream Caps includes the Mixed Classic flavours of Cola, Lemon-Lime, Orange and Pink Grapefruit. They will also include SodaStream’s brand new Naturals range including Apple-Peach, Fresh Lemon, Green Tea Lychee and Kiwi-Pear.  All-natural, the SodaStream Naturals range contains natural colours and flavours and has no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, and has a fraction of the calories and sugar of other soft drinks.
The SodaStreams Caps range are available nationally in Myer, Good Guys, Spotlight, David Jones, Big W and Harvey Norman stores.
We had such fun making our own fizzy orange drink and look forward to trying out all of the different flavours. Best of all, the one litre bottle is the perfect size for our family. We each get a glass of fizz which is a lovely treat. It will certainly be perfect for the upcoming warmer months.




SodaStream Starter Pack Giveaway

With thanks to to SodaStream, two very lucky Samelia’s Mum readers will each win a SodaStream Starter Kit.
To enter, just leave a comment telling me one thing which you really, really, REALLY wanted when you were young, but for some reason, the stars never lined up and you never received.
The winner will be announced on the Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page, so be sure to follow along to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Terms and Conditions: This is a game of skill. Giveaway is open to Australian Residents ONLY. Giveaway will close on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 18:00 AEST. The prize will be sent by the promoter/s. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email. The winner has 7 days to claim the prize. If it is not claimed within this time period, it will be forfeited.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - Winners: Linda & Helena Leung

52 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I would love to win this! Great photos of the kids Anorina.

    This seems so silly but I really wanted a television for my bedroom. Every birthday and Christmas, my sister would tell me that my parents had bought me one, and every year I was disappointed because she had lied to me...however, I stupidly fell for it every single time!! This went on for maybe 5-6 years. On my 17th, my sister had me fully convinced that this year she wasn't lying. On my birthday, my parents gave me a lovely garnet ring, and in return I gave them the ungrateful stink face. They didn't know of course that sister had led me astray yet again.

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  2. I was so so desperate for a Cabbage Patch Doll, all my friends had one, even my sister, but for some reason I never got my own baby, now I have a daughter of my own I made sure she got on when she was old enough, she now has 3 of them!

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  3. Hi Anorina,wow i am jumpimg up and down with excitement with this giveaway,we had one when our kids were very little,they are nearly 40 now,lol,i had forgotten all about these machines,thankyou for hosting such a wonderful competition.
    When i was little i really really wanted a sewing machine so i could make my barbie doll clothes,it wasnt until i got married that i got my sewing machine.xx

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  4. Oh, my gosh! I just read what Shez wrote and it's sooo funny because I, too, wanted a sewing machine. But I wanted one to make my own clothes. I didn't get one until I many years after I was married. And yes I remember Tang....back in the late 50's. I was never a fan. The only thing I find it is good for is cleaning the dishwasher. At our home it was also a rare occasion when we had soda pop. I made up for lack of soda when I was a teenager and we hung out out the local soda shop. lol

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  5. I REALLY ,REALLY wanted to be the same age as my brothers. I calculated that I was three years younger than the next brother, so in three years time I would catch up to him. It took a while to figure out that they aged at the same time I did. So sad :(

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    1. CONGRATULATIONS! You are a winner. Please email your postal details and your prize will be on it's way to you soon.

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  6. I really want one of these but hubby dosent agree. Maybe if I won it he couldn't complain. Lol.
    I always wanted an ezybake oven but they seem to have only been on American thing so never got one.

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  7. This sounds such a silly wish but I wanted a phone in my house. We did not have a landline and this was something I really wished to have. Seems so strange now when everyone has their own phone.

    Would love to win this for my daughter. She will make excellent use of this one!

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  8. I always wanted a real Barbie, not the cheap imitation one I received. I realise now the family finances didn't stretch to a real one but I was devastated at the time!

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  9. I really wanted a sister but all I got was a brother. I would really love ne of these SodaStreams though.,

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  10. I so wanted a toy cash register (which for some reason I pronounced cash reGISter), and I remember telling everyone in primary school that that was what I was going to get for Christmas that year. It's all I asked for and I remember dreaming about it and imagining the loud 'ping' as the cash drawer opened. Anyway....we had a lean year that year and it didn't happen. But I still remember that yearning and anticipation.

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  11. I really wanted to be allowed to go to my friends houses, but we were only allowed to attend school and church and even then it was timed to the second and if we were late back we were punished

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  12. I really really REALLY wanted a baby brother or sister, but being the fourth child and only girl in a family of 4 children with a mother of 39 1/2, I think I had two chances....Buckley and none!

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  13. I really, really, really wanted a Baby Alive doll - she had her own bottle and special baby food so you could feed her and she pooped and wee'd and you could change her nappy.

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  14. I wanted a bikini, but that was NEVER going to happen. My mother was, and is, such a lady. Modesty must prevail.

    Not just any bikini either, I wanted a crochet bikini.

    Having a daughter of my own. I really, truly get it now.

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  15. I always wanted a cabbage patch doll but never got one, not even an hand me down doll :(

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  16. Thanks for the chance! I wanted a watch. I received a watch necklace which was very nice but not the same.

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  17. A birthday party. Being a twin we didn't get to have them till I was 18.

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  18. I always wanted a piano but my parents couldn't afford to buy one for me to practice so they said no. 40 years later I have inherited my grandmas very heavy very out of tune but I'm having fun

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  19. As a kid I really wanted a bike but I was never allowed to have one. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. I have no idea why, but I wanted a pair of crutches! Thankfully I never actually needed a pair of crutches!!

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  21. My wish was to learn to drive and get a car. Since that was something I had to wait to be old enough for it was great when it finally happened. My kids are going to have to pry my car keys out of my hands when I get too old

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  22. I wanted a sweatshirt like the woman in Flash Dance wore. It was just a sweatshirt with the neck ripped out and a tank top underneath but my mother FORBID IT (too revealing and ruining your clothes was bad, too).

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  23. I love this soda stream idea, and the new colors it comes in are fantastic. For me it was a pony. Oh to have a little pony of my own, to run and ride through the fields. To brush its mane and tail, and plait it with tiny little flowers. To ride it in the town parade with all of the other kids who had their own ponies. But alas no such luck.

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  24. I love my soda stream and would gift this to my daughter for her first apartment! I wanted ballet classes. Alas, back in the 50's and early 60's my Mom worked and where I lived there was no public transportation. No one would car pool with Mom only picking up so no ballet

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  25. I wanted a puppy. I always envisioned having a medium to big size dog that I could romp with and have follow me on bicycle rides. For Christmas, when I was in sixth grade, my folks gave me a Chihuahua. What a bummer. He never was my dog but the folks'.

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  27. I really, really, REALLY wanted Reebok or Nike sports shoes for school. But I had Apple Pie brand from the discount shoe store. Do you remember the "fairies" that were actually weeds that you could blow off the stem and make a wish on? I would always wish for brand name sports shoes. Never got 'em. Seems I never got over it. :O)

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  28. Yep.. It was a Soda stream in our house, my Aunt had one and we were so jealous. We would call her the "Queen" because she had all the gadgets... we always got a bottle of fizzy orange around Christmas and Easter, It would sit in the cabinet for weeks and we would constantly check to make sure "visitors"didn't drink that precious bottle before Christmas day.

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  29. Oh I sooooo wanted a horse!! When I look back now it would have been so inpractical. For one there was no where to house him and the costs involved, boy, isnt it funny how we put our parents through torture ... and then we seem to get it back with our kids, my son also wants a horse!!!! lol

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  30. I really wanted to go to Disneyland and my parents promised to take me after I finished high school. 20 years on, I am still waiting...

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  31. I always wanted a pair of white roller skates, I used to watch the girls at the skating rink carry their gorgeous white bot skates tied together by the laces and envy them so much as I was putting on the horrible old black hire skates with the big strap of leather over the front for the brake mmmmmm

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  32. I really wanted a trampoline, I remember borrowing one from a friend when they went away for 6 weeks - best 6 weeks of my life!!! Then we had to return it, not so great and even though in those 6 weeks we didn't get hurt my parents refused to get us one. Guess what I bought my kids as soon as they could walk (well nearly!)
    Also, for the Soda Stream, freeze mint in ice blocks, add lemon squeeze or fresh lemon and lime juice to the soda water and then pour over the mint ice blocks for a really refreshing summer drink. It also makes your iced tea extra good in summer, especially the herbal ones.

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  33. I always wanted a dolls house but never told my parents (they are ment to know, right?) anyways now I'm an adult and have a dolls house well it's actually for my kids!

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  34. I grew up around Harley Davidson motorcycles and always wanted a Harley Sportster even though I was a girl. Never did get one but I did learn to ride my son's dirt bike & rode it until I physically couldn't anymore. :)

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  35. I always always wanted a Crayola Art Caddy! I never did get one, but I noticed that they bought them out again a few years ago, so of course I had to get one for my daughter for Christmas! I'm afraid that it did not live up to my expectations, so turns out I didn't miss out on anything at all!!!
    Kim. galwayst@hotmail.com

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  36. The one thing I always wanted growing up was to just have my own room, I'm the middle child of 3 girls so I always had to share with the youngest

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  37. I really, really wanted my sister to finish a skirt she was sewing for me....but she got interested in boys and she never finished it.

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  38. When I was told Santa wasn't real, I was heart broken :( So when Christmas came around I wrote and sent Santa a letter hoping he was real! I wanted a cabbage patch kid doll

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  39. An envious dream of childhood? I will embarrassingly slash proudly say a full Donatello getup for one of my primary school friend's dress up birthdays. It has stayed with me for so long maybe I should take advantage of the recent movie and merchandise and fully grieve this loss haha.

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  40. I wanted a little stuffed toy dog, with long hair that you could brush. My family couldn't afford one at the time (funny when you can buy stuffed toys for only a few dollars now), but in later years my younger sister got one. I was devastated.

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  41. I really really wanted a Baby Born doll the kind where you don't know your getting a boy or a girl until you open the box. Stars never aligned and I have boys so no baby borns for them either ;)

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  42. A Star Wars Death Star construction Kit but alas they were too expensive

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  43. I always always always wanted a Barbie doll, but my parents could only afford a Chloe doll - I loved her very much and still have her💖

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  44. I wanted a glass etching kit soooo much and when I finally saved up, like 2 years later, I couldn't find one :(

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  45. TREADS...but my father said "no daughter of his will be wearing old tires on their feet!" The were the coolest shoes around when i was a teenager!! (Might have to google it if you dont know what i'm talking about! Lol!)

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  46. Growing up I was desperate and dreamed of a baby sibling, I wanted it so much that at times I told people that my mum was expecting, or that I had all these baby siblings at home, a bit embarrassing when friends came to play, I do have one older sister who i love and adore, but growing up I noticed the 7 year age diffrence, happy to say that we are close now. I never did get that longed for sibling!

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  47. I always wanted a Baby Alive she was my coveted toy i asked for over and over again but sadly she never was to be mine devastating to me as a child.

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  48. I always wanted a Cabbage Patch Doll but my family could never afford it. I would often look on in envy when friends lovingly held theirs.
    I seriously felt I had missed out so badly that at 25 I bought a Cabbage Patch Doll of my own, five years later she still takes pride of place on my bed.

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  49. A Teddy Ruxpin, my best friend had one and I wanted him so badly, that and a Pound Puppy. In a family of 7 you didnt always get what you wanted, which I can now appreciate only having 2 kids haha... Not sure how my parents manage to give us the lovely birthdays they did.

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