As I walked past my local charity shop a few days ago I spotted this...
To say I nearly tripped over myself to get to it would be a complete understatement. The box was sellotaped up and my heart was thumping as I gently picked the tape off. I was praying it really was a retro sodastream inside. I wasn't disappointed. The box contained a sodastream from back in the day when I was a child of the 70's. The lovely shop assistant turned to me and said "Take it off my hands for 50p as the bottles are missing and I have no idea if you can get the gas re-filled!"
I wasn't sure either but some lovely friends on Facebook pointed me in the right direction for bottles on ebay and a shop that tops the gas up. Result!
The back of the box is just as groovy as the front, with instructions of how to use your new sodastream.
If you were a kid in school during the 70's who had one then you were the envy of all your classmates. We didn't have one as Mum would buy fizzy drink for Dad from the lemonade man who travelled round the streets selling glass bottles of every flavour you could think of.
The original price sticker is still on the box. A whopping £17.95! That was a lot of money back then.
Papa Syder fondly remembers his Aunt having one and every time they visited her they were allowed one drink each and no more because the gas was expensive. He remembers looking at it as it took pride of place on her worktop and he yearned to play with this new high tech kitchen gadget.
As I began taking photo's for Magpie Monday I suddenly realised that I recognised the male model on the box. He is an old family friend and was a model for lots of stuff back in the day, in fact his wife was one of my Mums best friends. What a find!