Remember SodaStream Now you can just Twist 'n' Sparkle with a clever bottle that even makes your own Champagne
12:19 GMT, 11 May 2012
20:32 GMT, 11 May 2012
They were the dream kitchen appliances of every child in the Seventies.
But after a couple of decades packed away in the back of dusty cupboard, fizzy drinks machines are back.
And they has been revamped into a nimble new model.
Unlike the bulky original SodaStreams, the modern device is a portable bottle that could easily be packed in a picnic hamper or a backpack.
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The SodaStream machines trace their history back to a device invented by Guy Gilbey, a member of the famous gin making family, in 1903
And the list of drink recipes that can be made with the device has of course changed too.
The ‘Twist ‘n’ Sparkle’ is a plastic bottle with disposable screw top lids that carbonate the bottle’s contents rather than having a machine with a whole cylinder of carbon dioxide.
Gone are the bottles of concentrate to make versions of Coca Cola and lemonade, which were delivered by milkmen at the peak of their popularity.
The 'Twist 'n' Sparkle' is being sold by kitchen retailer Lakeland
The device, which is being sold by kitchen retailer Lakeland and is not made by the original SodaStream company, comes with a recipe books that suggests using it to froth fruit juice, add a fizz to ice tea or make a range of tempting cocktails.
The 29.99 starter set comes with a 950ml bottle and six disposable cartridges, which can be bought separately at a cost of 50p each.
The original SodaStream was first introduced in 1955 before becoming a ‘must-have gadget’ in the Seventies and Eighties.
The machine came with a cylinder of carbon dioxide, which was injected into the water to make it fizzy before it was mixed with concentrates.
The machines trace their history back to a device invented by Guy Gilbey, a member of the famous gin making family, in 1903.
He made an early version of the SodaStream that was so expensive that it was only fitted in hotels and stately homes.
And the first example was actually installed at Buckingham Palace.
By the Twenties, a simpler and cheaper device was developed and sold to pubs and grocers to make the likes of sarsaparilla and ciderette before the domestic version was produced.
The SodaStream company has also made its own attempts to bring back the fizzy water machines with an emphasis on healthier drinks.
The machines have remained popular in Sweden where a fifth of households still own one.