What is SodaStream?

It 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 adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.

The very first machines manufactured were rather large and were sold for the houses with more people of the upper classes of London, like the royal household. There were flavors with unusual names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla released while 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.

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

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In the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and has since relaunched with a marketing plan geared more towards health or healthiers drink for kids or families.

Here and now there are different competing brands of soda concentrate for SodaStream. Aromhuset as is the Superior brand plus their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a look on their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon England.

The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is forced into water that makes water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, co2 canister, and several reusable drink bottles specially made for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a control 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 generate regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and buy a whole new canister of CO2.

The buzz of the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are associated with nostalgia for all those time periods. The advertising carbonating machine 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 same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup inside a tall glass, insert into the machine and a wand extends in the tall glass to whip up a foaming, tasty milkshake.

Today, SodaStream is part of Soda-Club and there are many websites where they could be purchased and all the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.