What is SodaStream?

This is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to incorporate carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time these 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 pop.

The initial machines manufactured were rather large and were sold for the houses with more people from the upper classes based in london, including the royal household. There initially were flavors with odd names, one being the water carbonation well-known sarsaparilla released while 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.

Because of so many types of concentrate, different and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be made. In the times when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream from the concentrate such as Fants, and Sunkist.

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

The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 which is forced into water which makes the 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 to the machine, push a button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally referred to as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the user to generate regular or diet 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 during the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are connected with nostalgia for all those time periods. The advertising jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very popular, that this slogan was added to their logo. It was finally 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 in the machine and a wand extends into the tall glass to whip up a foaming, tasty milkshake.

Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are many websites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.