Soda Club Has Low-Calorie Alternatives

If you are a savvy consumer, you know there are many beverage choices today. Before buying that next high-calorie soda pop, stop and consider a healthier alternative.

SodaStream began in 1903. It was a carbonation system invented by Giles Gilby that made standard water into fizzy water and was originally sold to the upper classes. Optional flavours were introduced in the 1920s. These included cherry ciderette and sarsaparilla. It enjoyed widespread success in the 1970s and 80s, becoming a big hit in countries such as Germany, Australia, and the UK.

The company underwent numerous changes in ownership; for a time SodaStream even became part of the Cadbury Schweppes empire. 1998 was the year the company changed hands for the final time when purchased by Soda Club, at that time Israel’s biggest supplier of SodaStream. After Soda Club’s unsuccessful bid to rename the brand Soda-Club, the name remained SodaStream.

More recently Soda Club sought to spur new interest in the SodaStream brand. Focusing on the health and diet issues that are so prevalent in this day and age, SodaStream was relaunched with a new machine and many new flavours, concentrating on marketing a healthy alternative to fizzy, sugar-rich drinks such as Coca Cola and Pepsi.

Basically, the SodaStream product is a home carbonation kit, which allows you to change water into sparkling water, as well as allowing you to add low-calorie flavours such as cola and orange. A large assortment of calorie-free flavours to flavour sparkling water to great taste is sold at allfreightfree.com.

What the SodaStream machine does is force co2 into a water-filled bottle suitable for pressurising. it is the co2 that turns the water into sparkling or carbonated water. This process — dissolving co2 — is what we call carbonation. The carbonated water can then be drunk on its own as sparkling water, or mixed with flavours to create tasty, healthy treats. Once the co2 canisters have been used up they can be sent back to Soda-Club who recycle the canisters by refilling them with co2 then sending them back out.

As far as the actual health and diet benefits gained from drinking SodaStream, it is claimed that all their flavours are completely sugar-free and contain a maximum of 2 calories per 100ml; this is, assuredly, good news for any parent concerned about a child’s diet.

The SodaStream machine adds only co2 to the water, meaning it does not have the added sugar that some bottled sparkling water contains, so there is virtually no difference between it and normal water.

SodaStream have made much of their environmental and health credentials, going so far as to say that every single litre bottle of SodaStream made saves three aluminum cans. The result? in just a 3 year span, a family of four could slash their soft-drink-related packaging usage by over 90%. This is an arresting claim, one that in this environmentally conscious age will stand them in good stead. It is clear that Sodastream has developed into a viable alternative to the big players in the soft drink world.


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