What exactly is SodaStream?

It is the brand name of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented during the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.

The initial machines made were rather large and were sold to the larger households from the upper classes based in london, including the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla introduced while 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, different and unique 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.

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During the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched using a marketing plan targeted more towards health or healthiers drink for children or families.

Today there are several competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium trademark and their Zero (sugar free) series taste like 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 forced into water that makes the water fizzy. The total product features a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially designed 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 very different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the user to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and buy a whole new canister of CO2.

The popularity on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are connected with nostalgia for all those time periods. The advertising best tonic jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that the slogan was added to their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

MilkStream is a machine made through the very same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft ice cream and syrup in a tall glass, insert into 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 several websites where they can be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.