What exactly is SodaStream?

 

This 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. In those days they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda soda syphon.

The very first machines made were rather big and were sold for the larger households from the upper classes of London, like the royal household. There were flavors with unusual names, one being the famous sarsaparilla released in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced from the 1920s and were very well liked. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.

With so many forms of concentrate, different and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the days 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 has since relaunched using a marketing plan geared more towards overall health or healthiers drink for children or families.

The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is forced into water that makes water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, co2 canister, and many 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 also referred to as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer 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 drinking water.

 

The buzz on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

MilkStream is actually 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 into the tall glass to whip up a foaming, delicious milkshake water treatment.

Today, SodaStream is part of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they can be purchased and all sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.