It is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented during the early 1900s to incorporate carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions allow for incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The very first machines manufactured were rather large and were sold for the larger households of the upper classes based in london, like the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla introduced 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, different and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the times when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
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 overall health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Today there are different competing brands of soda concentrate for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior brand plus their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a look at their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon England.
The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The total product includes a machine, co2 canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially 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 also known as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the user to create regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and purchase a new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are associated with nostalgia for those periods of time. The advertising best tonic jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that this slogan was included with 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 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 many websites where they can be purchased and all sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.