The blog formerly known as   Fake Plastic Fish
June 12, 2010

Homemade Chocolate Soda

Plastic-Free groceries

It’s 90°F here in Oakland. The kitties are lolling around and so are we. Time to break out the soda maker and have ourselves a little treat. And by “ourselves,” I mean me.   Kitties don’t get to have chocolate (tough life) and Michael wasn’t particularly interested.  Freak.

Ingredients:

1) Carbonated water (via Soda Club soda maker)
2) Homemade chocolate syrup (recipe posted on My Plastic-free Life)
3) Ice (from stainless steel ice cube tray)
4) Glass drinking straw (via Glass Dharma)

Mix it all up and suck. Awesome, vegan, and plastic-free.

6 comments
Beth Terry
Beth Terry

Hi Boots. If you follow the link in the post, you can read all about the soda maker I use.

Boots
Boots

Where can I buy carbonated water? Nope, not in any grocery I've been in.

The Lazy Organizer
The Lazy Organizer

Thank you for all the great ideas! I need to stop thinking about it and get a lot of cloth bags for shopping. I guess my main problem with the veggies is that I'm feeding a family of six and I only go to town once a week so I don't have room in my fridge for everything I need to store. In the winter I keep things in a cooler in a garage but that obviously doesn't work in the summer. I have been thinking about getting a second fridge but I really don't want to spend the money to buy it or run it. I guess I just need my own year round green house!!

The Lazy Organizer
The Lazy Organizer

I'm trying to use less plastic. I have a question for you. When you buy out of the bulk bins what do you put the food in? Not the plastic bags they provide I'm guessing? And what about produce? I don't know what to store my produce in to keep it fresh besides the plastic bags from the store.

Beth Terry
Beth Terry

Ooh, Lazy Organizer, you have questions and I have answers! About storing produce, I have a whole post on it at my other blog, Fake Plastic Fish: http://fakeplasticfish.com/2010/05/how-to-store-produce-without-plastic/ And I also have a whole list of solutions for how to go plastic-free here: http://fakeplasticfish.com/plasticfreeguide #5 on that list explains how to use bulk bins, but read the section above about produce because there is a list of types of bulk/produce bags you can get.