Soda Club Offers a Low-Calorie Alternative

 

If you are a savvy consumer, you know there are many beverage choices today. Before drinking that next high-calorie soda pop, it might be smart to consider a healthier alternative.

SodaStream was created in 1903. Giles Gilby invented a carbonation system which made fizzy water from standard water; it was originally sold to the upper classes. In the 1920s, new flavours were introduced. These included sarsaparilla and cherry ciderette. 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, at one point even being part of the Cadbury Schweppes empire. 1998 saw the company change hands for the final time when purchased by Soda Club, which at that time was 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 renew 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 producing a healthy alternative to fizzy, sugar-rich drinks such as Coca Cola and Pepsi.

Essentially, 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.

 

The SodaStream machine process forces co2 into a bottle suitable for pressurising and which is filled with water. The water is turned into carbonated water by the co2. This process of dissolving co2 is known as 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; no doubt this is good news for parents concerned about their children’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 no significant difference between it and normal water.

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