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. At that time they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The initial machines made were rather big and were sold to 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 released 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 manufactured in 1955.
With so many types of concentrate, various and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be made. 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.
During the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and has since relaunched with a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of overall health or healthiers drink for children or families.
Now there are different competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior brand plus their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a watch at their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon England.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is forced into water that makes the water fizzy. The total product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially designed 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 also known as seltzer water. There are very 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 buy a new canister of CO2.
The popularity on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are associated with nostalgia for all those periods of time. The advertising health tonic syrup jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that this slogan was included with their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made by the same company to make 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, tasty 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.