What is SodaStream?

This is the brand name 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 allow for adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it - you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.

The initial machines manufactured 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 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 machines for home carbonation was manufactured in 1955.

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

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

The SodaStream drink maker comes with a canister with CO2 that is forced into water which makes water fizzy. The total product includes 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 control button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is additionally known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the user to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and purchase a new canister of CO2.

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

MilkStream is actually a machine made by the same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, soft ice cream and syrup in 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 many websites where they could be purchased and all sorts of the supplies could be ordered and reordered as required.

What is SodaStream?