This is the brand name of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented in the early 1900s to incorporate carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions allow for incorporating flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The initial machines made were rather large and were sold to the houses with more people of the upper classes of London, like the royal household. There initially 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, different and unique flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the days when the systems were most popular, 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.
Here and now there are different competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset as is the Premium trademark along with their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a watch on their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon United Kingdom.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, co2 canister, and several 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 additionally referred to 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 give it back and purchase a whole new canister of CO2.
The popularity of the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are associated with nostalgia for all those periods of time. The advertising gin syrup jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that the slogan was included with their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made by the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, 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, delicious milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is part 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.