It is the brand of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented in the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The initial machines made were rather big and were sold for the larger households of the upper classes based in london, like the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla released while in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was manufactured in 1955.
With so many forms of concentrate, various and unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the times when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
In the early 1990s, the business merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched with a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Now there are different competing brands of soda concentrate for SodaStream. Aromhuset as is the Premium brand and their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a watch at their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon United Kingdom.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, co2 canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a control button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also known as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the consumer to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and purchase a whole new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are associated with nostalgia for all those periods of time. The advertising best tonic syrup jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is actually a machine made through the very same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup in a tall glass, insert in the machine and a wand extends in the tall glass to whip up a foaming, tasty milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is part of Soda-Club and there are many web sites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.