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There is a handful of defining moments growing up when one bids adieu to one’s childish ways and moves on to “adulthood'” Graduating college, moving to your first apartment, and going to the doctor without having your mom describe your symptoms are some of the ‘big three’ pivotal moments. But let’s not forget the underdogs. For some it’s eating veggies instead of crinkling your nose and tossing them aside (or drowning them in cheese), for others is discovering that dark chocolate is by far the superior chocolate (I said what I said), and for others like me, is actually enjoying sparkling water.
Now, as I kid I was waay too familiar with fizzy, soda filled drinks. The bubbles exploding in your mouth, the slight burn of the mix of carbonated water, and artificial sweeteners going down your throat paired with whatever sugary snack or pizza was the height of luxury. If you gave me that exact feeling with water though, it was end game. Why would you do such a thing? Water was meant to be stale and soda was meant to be fizzy. It was the little things that dictated the order in my childhood.
As I grew older and entered my teens, soda and all fizzy drinks stayed in the past, too. Mostly because of health reasons, but also because as much as I had grown I was still holding on to my picky ways. Fast forward, moving in with my first roommate in New York City, countless of bodega runs later, and meals shared, that I finally understood the magnificence that sparkling water has to offer.
And though I can’t pinpoint exactly when I became a sparkling water stan (aka became a functioning adult), I can hands-down share the product that has changed my sparkling water drinking habits forever. Enter Soda Stream’s Fizzi Sparkling Water Machine.
Before social distancing measurements were placed in NYC because of COVID-19, I was guilty of purchasing waaay too many sparkling water bottles a week. Albeit, it wasn’t the most eco-friendly shopping habit but I couldn’t resist having (multiple) cups of seltzer water with my every meal. But as soon as I reduced my grocery trips to once every two weeks and cut the unnecessary “errand” runs, it wasn’t feasible stocking up on sparkling water bottles when I needed true essentials instead. So, my former roommate who converted me to the bubbly side, which I gifted Soda Stream’s Fizzi Kit back in December as a thank you, said how much she loved her’s, I knew this was the perfect time to add it to my life, too.