It is the brand of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented during the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions allow for adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The initial machines manufactured were rather big and were sold for the houses with more people of the upper classes of London, including the royal household. There initially were flavors with unusual 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 produced in 1955.
Because of so many types of concentrate, various and unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. 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 using a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of overall health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Here and now there are different competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium trademark plus their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a watch at their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon Great Britain.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially made 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 allowing the user to generate regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and buy a new canister of CO2.
The buzz on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are connected with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising health 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 through the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup inside a tall glass, insert in the machine and a wand extends into the tall glass to whip up a foaming, tasty milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are several websites where they can be purchased and all sorts of the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.