This is the brand name of carbonation systems for home use. They were invented in the early 1900s to add carbon dioxide (CO2) to drinking water. In those days these were called “apparatus for aerating liquids”. The more recent versions permit adding flavored concentrates and before you realize it – you have homemade carbonated, flavor drink or soda soda water.
The very first machines manufactured were rather large and were sold to the larger households of the upper classes based in london, including 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 produced in 1955.
Because of so many forms of concentrate, different and unique flavors of soft drinks can be produced. In the times when the systems were most popular, 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 has since relaunched using 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 that is pushed into water which makes the water fizzy. The total product features a machine, carbon dioxide canister, and many reusable drink bottles especially 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 also known as seltzer water. There are different flavors of concentrated syrups which allows the consumer to create regular or diet soda pop (or soft drinks). When the canister is empty, you return it and purchase a new canister of CO2 seltzers.
The buzz of the SodaStream during the 70s and 80s in the UK and currently 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 added to their logo. It was ultimately dropped in 1996 after 17 years.
MilkStream is actually a machine made by the same company to make milkshakes. You simply add milk, 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, tasty milkshake soda syphon.
Today, SodaStream is a component of Soda-Club and there are several web sites where they can be purchased and all the supplies could be ordered and reordered when needed.