This is the brand of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions allow for incorporating flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The initial machines made were rather large and were sold to the houses with more people from the upper classes of London, including the royal household. There were flavors with unusual names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla released while 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 produced in 1955.
Because of so many forms of concentrate, different and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the times when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream in the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
During the early 1990s, the company 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.
Today there are different competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior brand along with their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they was sugar sweetened. Take a watch at their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon UK.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is forced into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, co2 canister, and several reusable drink bottles specially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a 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 user to generate regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and buy a whole new canister of CO2.
The popularity of the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for all those periods of time. The advertising make tonic water jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that this slogan was included with their logo. It was finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made through the same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup in a tall glass, insert into the machine and a wand extends into the tall glass to whip up a foaming, delicious milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is part of Soda-Club and there are many web sites where they can be purchased and all the supplies could be ordered and reordered when needed.