What is SodaStream?

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 more recent versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.

The very first machines made were rather big and were sold to the houses with more people of the upper classes of London, including the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla introduced while in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.

Because of so many forms of concentrate, different and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the days when the systems were most popular, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.

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During the early 1990s, the business merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched using a marketing plan geared more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for kids or families.

Today there are several competing brands of soda concentrate for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium brand and their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a look on their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon England.

The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 that is forced into water which makes water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially 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 known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the user to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and purchase a new canister of CO2.

The popularity on 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 buy tonic 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 finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

MilkStream is a machine made by the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft 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 a component of Soda-Club and there are several websites where they can be purchased and all the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.