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SodaStream Promotes Creative Beverages at Home

SodaStream is the name of a carbonation maker first invented in 1903.

In the 1970s and 1980s, when there were different concentrated syrups available, versions were produced that could add concentrates to create carbonated drinks in popular flavors. After merging with Soda-Club the company was relaunched as a way to make healthy drinks for kids.

The SodaStream drink maker — a small device that forces carbon dioxide into water –converts water to a taste like soda pop. The system consists of: 1) a machine; 2) a canister of carbon dioxide; and 3) reusable beverage bottles suitable for pressurizing. The bottle, when filled with water, is screwed on to the machine, and with a push of the button ejects compressed CO2 from a canister into the bottle, making sparkling water (also called seltzer). There are numerous flavors which can be used to create regular soft drinks by adding a tiny amount to the carbonated bottle of water. When the canister is out of CO2, you return it to the market and purchase a carbon dioxide (CO2) refill.

With so many kinds of concentrate, soft drinks can be made with different and unique flavors. In the years when the systems were at the height of their popularity, many well-known brands were available for SodaStream in the concentrates – such as Fanta, and Sunkist.

MilkStream, is a variation of the SodaStream, and was created for making milkshakes. A frothy, delicious milkshake can be created by combining Ice cream, milk and Crusha syrup, and utilizing an extended wand into the glass.

The first machines made were rather large, and were sold to the upper classes of London, even to the royal household. In the 1920s there was introduced a range of flavors with odd names, including the famous sarsaparilla. The first home carbonation machine was produced in 1955.

In the UK SodaStream enjoyed great popularity during the 1970s and 1980s; presently it’s associated with nostalgia for those periods of time. The advertising jingle in 1970s was, “Get busy with the fizzy”; the slogan was so popular that it was added to the company logo. It was dropped in 1996 after 17 years.

Commercially successful, there was a perception by some that the soft drinks made by these machines were a poor imitation of their commercial counterparts. One of the noticeable differences was that in addition to slightly different flavors of the produced drink, the SodaStream machine bubbles are larger and shorter-lived. Today this has changed, partly because of Aromhuset flavors for carbonated water, and Sodastream now is the leader in sparkling water.

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.


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