It is the brand of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented during the early 1900s to incorporate 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 have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The very first 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 odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla introduced in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from 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 exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the days when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were designed for SodaStream in the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
In the early 1990s, the business merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched using a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Now there are several competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior brand plus their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a look on their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon UK.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water which makes the water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, co2 canister, and several reusable drink bottles specially made for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a control button, and make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also referred to as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to create regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and purchase a whole new canister of CO2.
The buzz on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are associated with nostalgia for those periods of time. The advertising best tonic for gin 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 a machine made through the very same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft ice cream and syrup inside a tall glass, insert into 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 could be ordered and reordered when needed.