What exactly is SodaStream?

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. At that time these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions allow for adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.

The initial machines made were rather large and were sold for the larger households of the upper classes based in london, including the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla introduced in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.

With so many types of concentrate, different 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 in the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.

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

Here and now there are several competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium mark along with their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS 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 that is forced into water which makes water fizzy. The total product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and several reusable drink bottles especially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a button, and make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally referred to as seltzer water. There are very 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 whole new canister of CO2.

The buzz on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are connected with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising tonic water ingredients 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 through the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, 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, tasty 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.