What is SodaStream?

This is the brand of carbonation systems for use at home.  They were invented during the early 1900s to incorporate carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”.  The newer versions allow for adding flavored concentrates  and before you know it – you’ve got home carbonated, flavor drink  or soda.

The very first machines made were rather big and were sold to the larger households from the upper classes based in london, like the royal household. There were flavors with odd names, one being the famous sarsaparilla introduced while in the 1920s.  The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very popular.  The first smaller machines for home carbonation was manufactured in 1955. 

With so many types 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 designed for SodaStream from 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 health or healthiers drink for kids or families.

The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 that 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 on the machine, push a control button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also referred to as seltzer water.  There are different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the consumer to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks).  When the canister is empty, you return it and buy a whole new canister of CO2.

The buzz of the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are connected with nostalgia for those time periods.  The advertising 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 finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

MilkStream is a machine made by the same company for making 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 part of Soda-Club and there are many web sites where they can be purchased and all the supplies could be ordered and reordered when needed.

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