Pumpkin Soda Float… Trick or Treat?

You may feel like you’ve had enough spook for one year. And the thought of wearing another mask isn’t so tempting. But this Halloween trick may just be the best treat yet!

Yes, you heard us correctly, we’re talking about a pumpkin soda float and dare we say it… it may just be better than candy. No need to give your handsanitizer relentless pumps after each knock on your neighbours’ doors – you can keep the kids home (and happy ) with this one. 

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Here’s what you’ll need:

For the pumpkin spice syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree (made as you see fit)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
For the soda
  • Ice-cold soda water freshly sparkled from your BIBO fizz bar
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles or sparkles for topping

Here’s how it’s done:

For the pumpkin spice syrup
  1. Heat the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the pumpkin puree and the mixed spice to the saucepan and stir until dissolved. But remember do not bring to boil.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Let it cool for about 20 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, remove sediment by straining the syrup through a fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth.
For the soda
  1. Add 30 mls of your freshly made pumpkin syrup to each glass. (You can add more syrup if you’re like us and have a bit of a sweet tooth or less depending on your taste).
  2. Top each glass with  about 180 mls depending on your cups.
  3. Taste to see if you’re happy with the syrup to water ratio and adjust accordingly by either adding more syrup or water.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
  5. Decorate with sprinkles.
  6. Clink glasses and enjoy!


Unlike any other soda machine on the market, the BIBO fizz bar lets you add sparkle to just about anything. Water, floatstea infusions, you name it and BIBO will fizz it. Spoil yourself, your family and friends. Get yours today!

Also this recipe has been inspired by and adapted from Rhubarbarians, so you can go on a give them a little love too.

Seven Minutes

“You’re the best mom in the whole world. Even better than Ryder’s mom who once gave us chocolate for lunch.”

If you’re a mom, you’ll know that these compliments don’t always come freely. You’ll understand that competing with chocolate for lunch will often result in failure. And you’ll also understand that competing with chocolate for lunch, albeit tempting, isn’t always the smartest, momsiest choice. 

This compliment was not a result of sugar. This compliment, in fact, was a direct result of simply serving the kids a (healthy), delicious fizzed iced tea. And while we know that seven minutes later she was called a monkey face for not allowing him to play frisbee with her great-grandmother’s china, for those seven minutes, she really did feel like the best mom in the whole world.

It’s been a tough couple of months – and yes we are talking about the pandemic – but more specifically the pandemic at home. Keeping your kids entertained and healthy seems almost impossible these days. Almost. But after asking a few moms about their experiences with creating fizzy recipes for their monsters kids, we felt the need to share the positive feedback. 

The mom who beat out Ryder’s told us that the drink she dazzled her plate-throwing youngster with, was simply the Watermelon Flavoured Cold Infusion Tea Bags from Woolies, infused with ice-cold water and sparkled with her BIBO fizz bar. Not only did it make her the best mom in the whole world (for seven minutes), but she involved her kids in the process and the result was both healthy and delicious.

Click below to find some other recipes you can make using the BIBO fizz (for you, not your kids – unless maybe you’re Ryder’s mom)

Unlike any other soda machine on the market, the BIBO fizz bar lets you add sparkle to just about anything. Water, floatstea infusions, you name it and BIBO will fizz it. Spoil yourself, your family and friends. Get yours today!

New home, who dis?

When a day’s outing consists of moving from the bedroom to the lounge, it’s safe to say that we have officially gotten used to lockdown. 

Over 100 days in (what, only?) and it would seem we all have pretty much settled into some semblance of a corona- life routine. We wake up, take the optional shower, give the kids breakfast (yes, popcorn is breakfast) bake something, have a half-hearted attempt at being the home-school super-parent,  discard thoughts of being the home-school super-parent, eat said baked thing, attempt to work, bake something else, eat, think about whether you should intervene in your kid’s 9th hour of screen-time, discard thought, eat…and so on. 

So now that you’re at the point where your four walls have officially become your friends, it’s time to change it up. You can’t do anything about the situation out there, but you can do something about changing it up at home. Creating a healthy home environment is, at this point, vital. Since it would seem that we’re not venturing out anytime soon, there’s no reason not to make your home as awesome, wholesome and beautiful as it can possibly be.

By adding a BIBO bar to your chattels you automatically achieve all three. The BIBO bar is as awesome as it is technologically advanced. With just the touch of a button, you’ll gain instant access to boiling, cold and ambient water.

And while one could argue that popcorn is a super-food; you can now set aside any guilt that may have been niggling as you pop in another bag. The BIBO bar’s water is as pure and healthy as it gets. Using the very latest in water filtration and purification, re-award yourself as super-parent as you give your child a glass of pure, clean aqua. Healthy environment? Check!

Let’s move on to the BIBO bar’s looks. And my, does it look good. Remember we spoke about seeing nothing but the same four walls? Well, the time has come to add something good to look at. Available in any colour you can imagine, the BIBO bar is literally the perfect accessory (and friend) to add to your home. 

And just in case the bar’s not your cup of tea, but you’re craving…uh, a cup of tea. Allow us to introduce you to the BIBO express. Enjoy unlimited (and we really mean unlimited) boiling water from the first-ever sexiest boiling water source. Both instant and beautiful to look at, this is the machine that will truly make the other three walls simply trill with envy. It’s perfect for these cold winter months and even colder winter thoughts. 

So as you awaken to a new day of exactly the same, give yourself a reason to smile as you remember that you now have something novel and different to look forward to in your home. Because at BIBO we aim to bring happiness and health to our customers always. 

Now go back to your popcorn.