It is the brand of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions permit incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The initial machines manufactured were rather large and were sold to the larger households of the upper classes of London, like 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 sized machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
Because of so many forms of concentrate, various and unique flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the times 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 business merged with Soda-Club and has since relaunched with a marketing plan targeted more towards health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Here and now there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium mark and their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a watch on their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon England.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water which makes water fizzy. The total 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 create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also referred to as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the consumer to generate 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 of the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are associated with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising tonic ingredients 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 finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is actually a machine made by the very same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft ice cream and syrup inside 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 part of Soda-Club and there are several websites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.