What is SodaStream?

It is the brand of carbonation systems for use at home. They were invented in the early 1900s to incorporate carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. At that time these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions allow for incorporating flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda.

The initial machines manufactured were rather large 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 well-known 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 unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the days when the systems were most favored, many well-known brands were designed for SodaStream from 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 that is forced into water that makes the water fizzy. The complete product includes a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and several reusable drink bottles specially designed for pressurizing. After filling a bottle with water, you screw it to the machine, push a control button, and make sparkling water. Carbonated sparkling water is also known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups allowing the user 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 popularity on the SodaStream throughout the 70s and 80s in the UK and presently are connected 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 the slogan was included with 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 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 can be purchased and all the supplies can be ordered and reordered when needed.