This is the brand of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to incorporate 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 have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The very first machines made were rather big and were sold to 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 in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was manufactured in 1955.
With so many forms of concentrate, various and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the times when the systems were most popular, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
In the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and has since relaunched with a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Now there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium trademark and their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS 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 that is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, co2 canister, and several reusable drink bottles specially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it to the machine, push a 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 buzz of the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and currently are connected with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising best tonic syrup jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was finally 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 in the machine and a wand extends in the tall glass to whip up a foaming, delicious milkshake.
Today, SodaStream is part of Soda-Club and there are many websites where they can be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.