It is the brand of carbonation systems for home use. 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 permit incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The initial machines made were rather big and were sold for the larger households from 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 popular. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
Because of so many types of concentrate, different and unique flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the times when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were designed 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 using a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Today there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior mark and their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a look at their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon UK.
The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is forced into water that makes water fizzy. The total product features 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 control button, and make 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 return it and buy a new canister of CO2.
The buzz of the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and currently 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 added to their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is actually a machine made by the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft ice cream and syrup in 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 a component of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.