It is the brand name 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 newer versions allow for incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The very first machines manufactured were rather big and were sold for the houses with more people from the upper classes of London, including the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla introduced in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
Because of so many forms of concentrate, different 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 has since relaunched with a marketing plan geared more towards overall health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Today there are different competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset as is the Premium mark plus 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 comes with a canister with CO2 that is forced into water that makes the water fizzy. The total product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially made for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it to the machine, push a button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally known as seltzer water. There are 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 purchase a new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for those periods of time. The advertising best tonic syrup jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made by the very same company to make 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, tasty milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are many web sites where they can be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.