This is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented during the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions permit incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.
The initial machines manufactured were rather big and were sold for the larger households from the upper classes based in 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 from the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.
With so many forms of concentrate, different and unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. 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.
During the early 1990s, the business merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched with 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 and their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a look on their Zero Indian Tonic at amazon United Kingdom.
The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 that is pushed into water which makes water fizzy. The total product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a control button, and create 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 create regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and purchase a new canister of CO2.
The buzz on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are connected with nostalgia for those periods of time. The advertising real tonic water 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 actually a machine made by the 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 part of Soda-Club and there are many websites where they could be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.