What exactly is SodaStream?

This is the brand of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented in the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time they were called "apparatus for aerating liquids". The more recent versions permit incorporating flavored concentrates and before you know it - you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.

The very first machines manufactured were rather large and were sold to the houses with more people from the upper classes of London, like the royal household. There initially were flavors with odd names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla released 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 manufactured in 1955.

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

During the early 1990s, the company merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched with a marketing plan geared 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, co2 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 make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the user to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and buy a new canister of CO2.

The buzz of the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the United Kingdom and presently are associated with nostalgia for all those periods of time. The advertising jingle in 1970 was "get busy with the fizzy" and was so very popular, that this slogan was included with their logo. It was finally dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

MilkStream is actually a machine made by the same company to make 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 a component of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they can be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.

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