This is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions allow for incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you’ve got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.
The very first machines made were rather large and were sold to the houses with more people from the upper classes of London, including the royal household. There were flavors with unusual names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla introduced in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was manufactured in 1955.
With so many types of concentrate, various and unique flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the days when the systems were most popular, many well-known brands were designed for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.
In the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and has since relaunched using a marketing plan geared more in the direction of overall health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Today there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Superior brand and their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they as sugar sweetened. Take a look at their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon England.
The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water which makes the water fizzy. The total product features a machine, co2 canister, and several reusable drink bottles especially made for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it to the machine, push a button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to generate regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and purchase a new canister of CO2.
The buzz on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for all those time periods. The advertising best tonic 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 actually a machine made by the same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup inside a tall glass, insert in the machine and a wand extends in 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 the supplies could be ordered and reordered when needed.