It is the brand of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to incorporate carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The initial machines made were rather big and were sold for the larger households from the upper classes of London, including the royal household. There were flavors with unusual names, one being the famous sarsaparilla released in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
With so many forms of concentrate, various and unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the days when the systems were most popular, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
In the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched using a marketing plan geared more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Today there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset as is the Superior brand and their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they as sugar sweetened. Take a look on their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon Great Britain.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water which makes the water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, co2 canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially made for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it to the machine, push a button, and make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also known as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to generate regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and buy a whole new canister of CO2.
The buzz on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are connected with nostalgia for all those periods of time. The advertising tonic water ingredients jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is actually a machine made through the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft 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, delicious milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies could be ordered and reordered when needed.