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 these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions allow for adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The very first machines made were rather large and were sold to the houses with more people of the upper classes of London, including 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 from the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was manufactured in 1955.
Because of so many types of concentrate, different and unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the times when the systems were most favored, 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 has since relaunched using a marketing plan geared more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Today there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset as is the Superior trademark plus their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a look at their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon Great Britain.
The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, co2 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 allowing the consumer to create regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and purchase a new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are connected with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising best tonic jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made through the very same company for making 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, delicious milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they could be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.