This is the brand name of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented during the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time they were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The newer versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda pop.

The initial machines made were rather large and were sold for the larger households of the upper classes based in london, including the royal household. There were flavors with unusual names, one being the well-known sarsaparilla introduced while in the 1920s. The commercial carbonation machines were also introduced in the 1920s and were very popular. The first smaller sized machines for home carbonation was produced in 1955.

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

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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 kids or families.

Now there are considerable competing brands of syrups for SodaStream. Aromhuset is the Premium trademark and their Zero (sugar free) series taste AS they as sugar sweetened. Take a watch at their Zero Indian Tonic on amazon UK.

The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 that is forced into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, co2 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 make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also referred to as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to generate regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and purchase a new canister of CO2.

The buzz on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently are associated with nostalgia for those time periods. The advertising tonic water ingredients jingle in 1970 was “get busy with the fizzy” and was so very well liked, that this slogan was included with their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

MilkStream is actually a machine made by the very same company for making 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 part of Soda-Club and there are several websites where they can be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.