What exactly is SodaStream?

This is the brand 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 newer versions allow for adding flavored concentrates and before you know it - you've got homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.

The initial machines manufactured were rather big and were sold to the larger households of the upper classes based in london, like the royal household. There initially 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 well liked. The first smaller machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.

With so many forms of concentrate, various and exclusive flavors of soft drinks can be produced. 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.

During the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and has since relaunched with 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 which is pushed into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product features a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many 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 known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the user to generate 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 United Kingdom and presently are connected 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 added to their logo. It was ultimately 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 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 several websites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.

Aromhuset Classic Cola Soda Concentrate, 500ml (12.5L)