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 these 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 big and were sold for the houses with more people from the upper classes based in london, like the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla introduced while in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
With so many types of concentrate, various and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the days when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream in 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 geared more towards overall health or healthiers drink for kids or families.
Here and now there are several competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium trademark along with their Zero (sugar free) series taste like they was sugar sweetened. Take a watch on their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon UK.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The total product features a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it to the machine, push a control button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also referred to as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to generate regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back 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 for gin jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that the slogan was added to their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is a machine made by the very same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, 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 websites where they can be purchased and all sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.