What is SodaStream?

 

This 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 they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions allow for adding 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 to the houses with more people of the upper classes based in london, like the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla released while in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was http://carbonatedseltzerwater.com manufactured in 1955.

Because of so many forms 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.

In the early 1990s, the business merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched using a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of overall health or healthiers drink for kids or families.

The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 that is pushed into water that makes water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially made for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also known as seltzer water. There are 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 give it back and buy a whole new canister of CO2.

 

The popularity on the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for those periods of time. The advertising jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that the 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, soft ice cream and syrup inside 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 sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.