What is SodaStream?

This is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented during the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days 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 water purification.

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

Because of so many forms of concentrate, different and exclusive 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.

In the early 1990s, the business merged with Soda-Club and it has since relaunched using a marketing plan targeted more in the direction of overall health or healthiers drink for children or families.

The SodaStream drink maker features a canister with CO2 which is pushed into water which makes water fizzy. The total product includes a machine, co2 canister, and many reusable drink bottles specially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it on the machine, push a button, and create sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also known as seltzer water. There are very different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to create regular or diet pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you give it back and buy a whole new canister of CO2 sparkling water.

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

MilkStream is a machine made by the very same company for making milkshakes. You simply add milk, ice cream and syrup in a tall glass, insert in the machine and a wand extends in the tall glass to whip up a foaming, delicious milkshake soda drink machine.

Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they could be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered as required.