It is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in 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 allow for adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The initial machines manufactured were rather large and were sold to the larger households from the upper classes based in 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, 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 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.
Here and now there are several competing brands of soda concentrate for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior brand along with their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they as sugar sweetened. Take a watch at their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon United Kingdom.
The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, co2 canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially made 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 which allows the consumer to generate regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and purchase a new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are associated with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising carbonating machine tonic jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that the slogan was included with their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is actually a machine made by the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft ice cream and syrup inside a tall glass, insert into the machine and a wand extends into the tall glass to whip up a foaming, tasty milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is part of Soda-Club and there are many websites where they can be purchased and all sorts of the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.