Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:29:11 PM
Message from: Denise Trujillo

I heard about this from Chef Shannon Ambrosio on a Facebook Live. I was skeptical, but I bought some on Amazon. It cost me a LOT, but once I poured some and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream, I was in love. I have to ration myself, but I may buy myself a twelve-pack for myself for my birthday. This stuff needs to be sold EVERYWHERE! I'm sure lots of people here in Albuquerque, New Mexico would love it. Please, please, PLEASE get this stuff in every grocery store in the whole country. Respectfully yours, Denise

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:36:59 AM
Message from: alfred lanza

I'm another guy from Williamsburg Brooklyn who had my first taste of your product about 60 years ago. In fact, my dear Aunt Mary lived only a couple of blocks away from your facility. Since I'm now up in Connecticut I have to go into New York to experience that great express soda. However, my wonderful daughter came up 2 days ago from Long Island and brought up 6 bottles as part of my birthday gift. Thanks for not changing. The quality is still the same.Great!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 3:06:58 PM
Message from: Dominick Ferro

By far my favorite beverage! I moved away from NYC 18 years ago and I miss Manhattan Special more than I miss the pizza, the cannoli's , and even the nightlife! Send some up north; Please!!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 1:35:18 PM
Message from: Rocky

Love it !!!the best thing next to a hot espresso shot (or two). Reminds me of home -- BROOKLYN!

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:49:39 PM
Message from: Marge

What?! For years heard my dad talk about this NY drink and I finally tripped upon this delicacy in a small cafe in Cali. Oh my, love it! how can I order a case?!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:09:16 PM
Message from: Vito Andolina

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for over 50 years. Nothing better then a cold one on a hot day. The only thing I miss is drinking one in Little Italy NYC.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:52:44 PM
Message from: Joe Gallo

I love, love, did I say I love your product? Been drinking this since I was a child growing up in Brooklyn!

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 8:58:56 AM
Message from: Troy Evans

Where have you guys been hiding this product?? This stuff is INSANELY DELICIOUS!! I've never heard nor ever seen this product before. But if I may make one suggestion, YOU NEED TO MARKET THIS STUFF TO THE WORLD. This beverage is freaking amazing.EVERY single individual on God's green earth must give this a try, and if you can HONESTLY say it's not for you,well I say your just not human! THANKS FOR SUCH A AMAZING DRINK,THERE JUST ISN'T ANYTHING ON EARTH LILE THIS. RESPECTFULLY:TROY

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:26:02 PM
Message from: Lisa Franco

Just had one of your original espresso sodas for the first time in about 25 years. It was as yummy as I remembered. Brought back some memories, Thanks, Now I need to find more of this in North Carolina. Lisa F

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:13:28 PM
Message from: Alan Corey C

Such an excellent product,the only thing I like more than the Espresso Soda is the company that makes it!

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:45:12 PM
Message from: John Meyers

I Love Manhattan Special!!!! My wife of 33 years is an Italian native New Yorker. She introduced Manhattan Special to me when we were dating. I fell in love with her and Manhattan Special. May you NEVER go out of business. This soda is the absolute BEST !!!!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:04:10 PM
Message from: Aychee F

Been drinking this since I'm 4 years old! Yes...Italian family from the Bronx--they start us young on the good stuff! Since then, have lived in FL, CA, and now Vegas, and always on the search for it. Waiting to hear back where I can locate some in Sin City!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:26:05 PM
Message from: Richard H. Schulz

I have been drinking this since I was a kid- wonderful, nothing like it anywhere else! Grew up in Bushwick, Brooklyn, now I live in Seattle and my sister sends me a few bottles every year.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 2:27:31 AM
Message from: phil luck

Ferdinandos focacceria in Brooklyn has Manhattan Special on tap!!!! I've been drinking this all my life and didnt think it could get any better...WoW!!!! thanks manhattan special, for keeping me awake!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:37:51 AM
Message from: BklynJames

Been drinking this since im thirteen.. Nothing better...!!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:53:53 AM
Message from: Adam Evans

My fiancé is from Brooklyn and her father introduced me to your amazing beverage about a two years ago. We used to bring him back a case whenever we went up (I'm from and live in MD)... now we bring back two and my pantry is stocked. Nothing like it anywhere else! Keep up the amazing work.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:30:53 PM
Message from: Fran Rizzo

My family has been drinking Manhattan Specials since the early 1900's....since moving to NJ seems very hard to find, especially in different flavors. We are originally from Brooklyn and always bought your product....It's the BEST and enjoyed by 5 generations....Thank you

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 3:06:51 PM
Message from: Stewart Mukofsky

Had a week-long family gathering in Virginia recently, and my NYC relatives brought some Manhattan Specials and bagels for the South Carolina chapter of the family (pizza doesn't travel well). Some old SC neighbors of ours, now living in Virginia, came by to visit. I gave them a bottle of my precious liquid delight as a present. They emailed me: "I am now officially addicted after only one half bottle. Delish! Thanks!"

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 8:27:43 AM
Message from: Robert Iannizzotto

I have been enjoying Manhattan Special since as far back as I can remember! Everytime I have one, it brings back the good old days of Brooklyn past!

Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 1:00:35 PM
Message from: Bethany Quiles

I drank something very similar when I was a little girl, but then we moved 2000 miles away from NYC after my grandmother passed. I went back recently and got curious, so I tried Manhattan Special. All the memories of time with my grandmother came flooding back. I've been trying to find it in Albuquerque since.

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 5:28:06 PM
Message from: Jennifer Brunner

I do not like iced coffees or cappucinos. I am a die hard coffee drinker. A few months ago I was visiting friends in Charlotte, NC and we went to an Italian grocery to get some canolis. I saw the bottles of Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda. I love espresso, so I bought a bottle to try it. I didn't think I would like it because it was cold. Surprise!! I loved it and went back to by a case to take back to Ohio! Haven't located it here, yet but I'm still looking. It's now my favorite drink!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:32:41 PM
Message from: Debbie Connett

I just 4 cases of your Manhattan Specials....this is our second time ordering allllllllll the way to Northern Minnesota!!! My hubby migrated here from Staten Island after 10 years of me commuting to NY. I remember his fridge was always stocked with cold bottles when I arrived for I feel in love with this pop!!! I will continue to order from a far!!! Thank You Debbie

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:44:30 PM
Message from: James Currie

Just drank a diet MS Espresso Coffee soda for the first time in my life at 35 years old. I was a bit scared to try but am so glad I did. Only problem is that the place I found it is a 90 minute drive. Will have to buy online or find somewhere closer. This drink is just fantastic.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 5:52:13 PM
Message from: Robert Chechanover

Drank Manhattan Special in NYC in the late 70's and found you again in St. Pete, FL. YUMMY!

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 2:47:15 PM
Message from: Larry marks

born and bred in bklyn. haven't stop drinking since 1966. when I moved to fl knew I would find u in Italian delis

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:27:44 AM
Message from: Alejandro Valencia

my first manhattan special was purchased on a warm summer evening at a coney island corner store 4 years ago. A trip to the big apple (especially in summer) would not be complete without it.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 7:57:27 PM
Message from: Steven Rago

Born and raised in Brooklyn, I have been drinking MS since 1957, and I love it. I own and run an Italian Restaurant. in Castle Rock Colorado, and I am ordering on line for now. I want to carry it so I can serve it with my Sicilian menu, I need it wholesale here PLEASE.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:11:29 PM
Message from: Vincent(BACCALA)Parascandola

All you RedHookers how about washing down a hero from NICKS with a bottle of Manhattan Special.I was born down the Point and grew up in the Red Hook projects.We had a MS factory I think it was near Union st.& Columbia st.I now live in Arizona and just picked up some Manhattan Special from a local distributor.Hows that for dumb luck.Do not stop making this special soda from home.

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:57:15 PM
Message from: Grace Diglio

I drive every two weeks to Freehold NJ from my home in East Windsor to buy your espresso soda. I am addicted to it and the store Top Tomato in Freehold where I buy it is closing on Sunday. OH NO WHAT WILL I DO NOW? I just got back from the Freehold store and was given the bad news so I bought all the last bottles of 24 oz. they had in the store.

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 1:08:23 PM
Message from: Kathy Terra

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, have been in Omaha for 10 years. I just found 2 bottles in a local grocery store and it was like finding gold!!!! I am going on a hunt this weekend to see if i can find more. Best drink ever!!!! 1 sip took me right back to childhood.

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 10:05:20 PM
Message from: Nick LaFonte

I grew up in NJ in an Italian family and it seems that whenever we had pizza we had Manhattan Special. I absolutely love the original espresso soda. Understand this, I hate soda, I very rarely drink it. There is only one exception; Manhattan Special. I would drink it like water if I could. I live in WI now and have not been able to find it anywhere. So this Thanksgiving while visiting family in Jersey I picked up 3 cases. I am good for at least 72 days. Please make it available in grocery stores in WI; I shared some with my coffee drinking friends in WI and they love it.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 3:09:25 AM
Message from: Vincent Caccavale

Grew up in Williamsburg on Devoe Street two blocks from your Manhattan Ave facility. Been drinking this soda for many many years. I think my mother used to put it in my baby Bottle when I was a tot Keep the plant going and please do not stop production. I'm constantly shipping it from Brooklyn to Indiana through Amazon. Even thought the shipping is as much as the product I will order it from you directly. The Amazon vendors are difficult to deal with.

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 4:37:02 PM
Message from: Nicholas tagarelli

I am 63 years old. Born in Brooklyn. This is the best soda ever. A true Italian favorite. Always on my table

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 2:19:29 PM
Message from: Robin Grant

I am so glad to see Manhattan Special is still in production. The original bottled coffee drink to which all others are imitators. I lived in NYC for 20 years and only drank it occasionally. Now that I live in Vermont, I realize how good life was when MS was as far away as my corner store.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:03:40 PM
Message from: Bobby S

Like so many, I have grown up with your products. Certain things are always found at the dinner table on Sunday and Manhattan special was alway one of them. Keep up the good work, and hope to see more of you in S. FL, thank you!

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:26:56 AM
Message from: Tom Russo

Have enjoyed Manhattan Special since I was a youngster. Dad had a luncheonette in Secaucus,NJ and sold your product- Very Good.

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 9:17:44 PM


Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:33:13 PM
Message from: Doreen Clifton

Just tried a bottle of Diet Espresso Coffee soda. Best coffee drink I ever tasted. Delicious

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:23:50 AM
Message from: Dean Bartlett


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 12:38:24 PM
Message from: stephen hartman

i discovered MS by pure accident, back in 2009, after my parents moved back to NY, actually Brooklyn. the first time i went to visit them, after they had settled in. i went out to get them a pizza, and purchased some bottles of soda. i saw MS and decided to try it. from them on, when ever i saw it, i would pick up a couple of bottles and bring them back to NJ. i recently bought a bottle when i was in Manhattan, and would like to know if there is any place close to me where i can buy them.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 4:26:10 PM
Message from: George Slade

I have wonderful memories of drinking MS during movies in lower Manhattan, circa 1987. I am glad to learn that you're still making it! I hope I can find a way to get it in Minnesota.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:16:50 PM
Message from: Camiile DeBiase

Whenever I see Manhattan Special I think of my mom; whenever I drink Manhattan Special, I am back with her in sweeter times. <3

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 2:34:36 PM
Message from: BROOKLYN ANGEL


Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:06:48 AM
Message from: Michael Giangreco

I have found your Manhattan Special to be a fond reminder of growing up in New Jersey. As a child, our Sundays included visiting grandma in New York City where she always had a plentiful supply of Manhattan Special soda and fresh baked goodies. Now, as an adult and living in Wisconsin, I sometimes need a small reminder of what life was like during my simpler childhood days. Your soda, paired with a nice selection of Italian pastries, brings back those memories and allows me to share them with my Wisconsin friends and family. Thank you for assisting me in continuing my traditions. My grandma would be very proud of you.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 7:43:15 PM
Message from: Jacob

Tried Manhattan special for the first time today.. While in the cafe in the Observatory at One WTC!! Now I need to find if I can get near home in Boston,Ma..

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 2:50:37 PM
Message from: Pam

I tried the espresso coffee soda while on holiday and I love it. Now I need to know if I can buy it in Melbourne Australia. I'm addicted !

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 6:38:47 PM
Message from: Erick A. Figueras

We just received our 2 cases of Manhattan Special down here in Taylorsville Ga. Nothing like it in the world. Its a little slice of Brooklyn that will always be with my wife and I. Thanks Manhattan Special for such a great product!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 10:10:26 AM
Message from: B.Bertolini

There is not another product on the market like this one. My husband has tried them all and none compare. I am always having family in the NY/NJ area ship it to us or I am placing orders directly myself. My husband has been drinking this since he was a kid in Brooklyn and checks out every "authentic" Italian market in whatever city we're living in and none carry this. I even sent it to Afghanistan when he was deployed! It would be nice to see your product on grocery shelves across the US. Just looking at the bottle makes my husband smile :)

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:38:44 PM
Message from: Edward D. Mola

I have been consuming your diet espresso soda for over 10 years... There is not another like it manufactured anywhere that can compare... Please don't "ever" change or adjust the product, it is just perfect the way it is.. Thank you for manufacturing and producing such a wonderful and fulfilling soda.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:19:40 PM
Message from: frank colavita

as a native new yorker, i have enjoyed the stable of manhattan special products for 62 years and counting. I remember the warehouse on Manhattan ave in brooklyn. Every friday night we had the original with pizza, and thank god i have only to travel about 2 miles on long island to get as much as i want whenever. God bless you and your family for this fabulous product and the countless memories it brings with every sip. no matter which flavor i choose.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 3:53:59 PM
Message from: Fanny rosado

I've been drinking this stuff since I was a kid in Brooklyn . I'm 51 now and every time I'm in Brooklyn , red hook area or cobble hill I go to the house of pizza and calzone and have me a slice and a cold Manhattan special! I only wish they sold it here in Puerto Rico where I'm residing now for a year. A whole year without my soda!!! :'(

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:43:50 PM
Message from: Laura Catania

As an Italian, this is the taste of my childhood. Glad it is still around and the same as I remember (other companies should learn from you. Don't mess with something pretty perfect) Even the diet/ decaf is excellent. My only complaint is that it makes me crave riceballs.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:35:19 PM
Message from: M Whitley

Hey ya'll. I grew up in Texas and spent 13 years in Bensonhurst, Bklyn, (too many Welcome Back Kotter Episodes,) anyway, one thing I really miss about Bklyn, (beside a real slice,) is Manhattan Special. I woke up with a craving today and decided to look online. Thank you so much for shipping me 12. I will savor every drop, (and I might share one with a friend--not.) Please go national--this is the best product ever! Looking forward to the go-go buzz and amazing taste. I love yous guys!

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2:12:49 PM
Message from: Robert Graham

I am a long time fan. As a kid in Brooklyn back in the 1960's my mom and I would have impromptu picnics in the local park. We would go to an Italian deli and get a submarine on crusty bread, a slice of apple pie each, and each of bottle of Manhattan Special espresso soda. Manhattan Special is part of a warm nostalgic memory for me.

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:47:35 PM
Message from: Dakota Floyd

I'm a self-proclaimed soda connoisseur. Over the past several years i've managed to try nearly 500 different sodas from all around the globe, but up until a few months ago there was a very noticeable gap. That's where Manhattan Special comes in. After rave reviews from friends, I had been searching for MS for a year or two. Every time I thought I had a lead, it wound up being nothing. Well, I was at an international farmers market in Doraville, GA and what do I find in the Italian section? A familiar, yet elusive logo: Manhattan Special. And lots of it. Several different flavors and sizes. What a dream come true! So after all of the hype, what's the verdict? The sarsaparilla is easily in my top five of all root beer / birch beer / sarsaparillas and the black cherry is one of the first cherry sodas that actually tastes predominately like cherries. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:59:52 PM
Message from: P.J. Bonura

Grew up with it in Bensonhurst. Now in NJ and getting it at my local Shoprite. LOVE the taste and when people ask what it is, i only offer a sip and tell them to get their own!

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:56:30 AM
Message from: Antonio Rivas

WOW just came back from a trip to NEW YORK CITY I never visit with out getting some MANHATTAN SPECIAL. I can remember when I was a kid I had my first M.S. SODA on BLEECKER ST. every time I drink one that wonderful flavor and aroma. It brings me back to my childhood. Now I'm on a quest to find Manhattan Special in Dumfries, Va. Wish me luck everyone and Cheers!!

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 5:18:54 PM
Message from: Judy Radeker

Oh, dear! Now that I have read a previous customer's post (about adding ice cream to your soda), now I'll need to drink it twice as often. But before I do that, I HAVE to ask myself if it could taste any better than it does w/o the ice cream? I think not!!

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:19:05 PM
Message from: Alora

My grandpa used to love Manhattan Specials so much, they bring back such good memories. A true italian until the end. R.I.P Carlo Russo

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 1:35:39 PM
Message from: Claudia in Tamarac

I just yesterday discovered the Espresso soda at DORIS Italian Market in Coral Springs, Florida. Love it and will be buying more regularly from now on!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 2:44:40 AM
Message from: Frank J. Ryan, Jr.

I was a loyal Coca Cola junkie for 50 years...Until I recently realized that I have been living in "beverage darkness" since I was 9 years old... About a month ago I stumbled upon your Espresso-Coffee soda at a country market style grocery store in Eastchester, N.Y...I have to admit that I hesitated at first in making my 1st Manhattan purchase, as I had never paid 1.59 for a 10 0z. bottle of soda... But I bought one bottle that day, and all I can say is (1)Coca Cola is officially down 1 lifetime consumer and, (2)I'll take on a 2nd job if necessary to keep my refrigerator fully loaded with Manhattan Special! Does your Orange or Lemon-Lime come in diet ? Let me know, guys! ~FjR~

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 4:14:47 PM
Message from: Edward D. Mola

Love your product, down here in Florida.. It is difficult to find, but we did "finally" find a distributor... Keep up the good work.....

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 1:01:13 AM
Message from: Deborah Maffettone

Can't live a day without a Manhattan Special. Love it and it keeps the Brooklyn in me!! Thank you for a wonderful product, and for keeping the tradition going!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:35:55 PM
Message from: Pete Costanzo

Talk about memories! As a child 40 some years ago I was fortunate enough to have a father who introduced me to Manhattan Special. Here I am ordering 2 cases of my favorite beverage. I haven't had this in over 40 years and I can't tell you how much I am anticipating my order. Thanks for allowing me to re-live my childhood !

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 5:59:59 PM
Message from: Janet M. Horan

It's hard to describe except to say it's phenomenal & I can't get enough. Just brought 6 large bottles back to NC from Brooklyn & can't wait for the next trip up to get triple the amount. Have been drinking it since the 60s. Wish they would sell it all over the place.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:55:12 PM
Message from: Susan Lasch

I've recently purchased the last 2 bottles of diet Manhattan Special from a small Italian Salumeria in Thousand Oaks, CA. They've been promising to get more all summer but none has arrived. We are having an early fall heat wave and i'm savoring every icy sip. I like to add a touch of half & half when i pour it over ice. For a real indulgence i've added a scoop of espresso ice cream, perfect on a hot afternoon!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 5:20:00 PM
Message from: Lea G

I am sipping a 10oz Manhattan Special as I write this and I wanted to share a few nice things about this product. My mom reminisces about meeting my grandfather at the train station after work when she was a young girl, and he'd greet her with an ice cold Manhattan Special they would enjoy together on their walks home. As a little girl, I heard such wonderful, simple stories told fondly by my mother every time she would treat herself to this truly special beverage. The dark color of the liquid, the thick glass bottle, the warm aroma, the amorous couple depicted on the label- these qualities stick out in my early memory and denoted this soda as a truly adult choice of beverage. I thought of it as a right of passage when one day my mom bought me my own bottle. She and my grandfather both through example taught me that when you have something nice to say, share it. Thank you, Manhattan Special, for keeping so many fond memories alive with your wonderful products.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:15:30 AM
Message from: gary pezzolla

...i have been drinking and loving Manhattan Special coffee soda since i was a kid...either here in my hometown of Lyndhurst NJ or in Manhattan or in Brooklyn. Always ordered one with my sanguiche at my local Salumeria. I always have enjoyed the deep rich true coffee flavor of Manhattan Special and the tremendous New York tradition it represents. An old friend who grew up in Williamsburg always told me of the intense aroma of the espresso brewing constantly on the streets around Manhattan Avenue near the factory when he was growing up. The best thing is drinking an icy mug on draught over at Ferdindo's Foccaceria on Union Street in Carroll Gardens...

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:31:09 PM
Message from: Marianne Johnson

I jam drinking my very first Manhatten Special and savoring every sip. I am in Fort Lauderdale visiting and went to an international food market and picked up a bottle to try. Amazing drink! Now I just hope I can find this iin the Philly area when I get home.

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 1:43:12 PM
Message from: The Wizard of Oz

I fell in love with these things while working at an International Grocery/Pizzeria called World Foods. Since then I have been in love with them. Keep 'em coming!

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:27:08 AM
Message from: richard petronio

You can take a New York City boy (Astoria) and put him in Florida, but you can not take his Manhattan Special away.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 5:23:43 PM
Message from: Marie Brocato

Manhattan Special with milk is my morning ritual since I was a teenager and I am now 55. When I go away, if I am driving, I take it along and when I travel by air, I check to see if there are retailers in the area. I buy a case every month.

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 4:28:36 PM
Message from: AL ISOLA


Friday, June 20, 2014 - 8:22:56 AM
Message from: Joanne Manfredi

I was born in Greenpoint Brooklyn and have had the pleasure of drinking Manhattan special from when I was a kid and still till today I love having it over ice with a little 1/2&1/2 best ice coffee you'll ever have! I turn everyone I know onto this great treat!

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:56:19 PM
Message from: Vinny from Brooklyn XIII

Since I'm a young as I can remember my mother drank Manhattan Specials. Now I do wherever I get a chance to buy a bottle. A true original. Love the product and love the company. Please dont ever change it. The frist sip takes me back to summer in bensonhurst by dyker park every time.

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 7:56:22 PM
Message from: Brenda Duffey

Had my first Manhattan Special last week while visiting my son and his family in Brooklyn. Became instantly addicted. Absolutely had to have some shipped to me in Mississippi. Wonderful drink, cannot believe it took me 65 years to discover it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:21:59 PM
Message from: Christy "Unpazzo"Giglio

I grew up in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn and Manhattan Special was sold at that time just about every where. I loved that soda and we use to spike it with Sambuca served cold.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:45:47 PM
Message from: Alex A.

Born and raised around Manhattan and never had this. Now living in Las Vegas, I had my first one yesterday... Can't I believe I never had this goodness before!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:32:38 AM
Message from: Lev Roitman

Yesterday, saw for the first time Manahattan special orange soda. I am not a fan of orange soda, but when i had that im hooked and now i cant find it anywhere.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 7:22:35 PM
Message from: Vincent L. Nappt

My first Bottle was about 75 yrs ago in East Harlem..drinking it since then...Thanx

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:03:34 PM
Message from: Louis Varricchio

My cousin in Pennsylvania gave me a 10 oz. bottle of your espresso coffee soda to try and I am hooked! I love it. Where can I find your products in Vermont? Thank you.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:46:39 PM
Message from: Matt Montgomery

I was introduced to Manhattan Special at a little italian restaurant in Prescott Valley, and I quickly became addicted. Since the couple retired and closed the restaurant, I can't get my fix any more. I still dream about my wonderful breakfast of tiramisu and Manhattan Special that I brought home. Thanks for making a wonderful product.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:45:46 PM
Message from: Stephen Nicholas

I have been drinking your coffee soda for 45 years. Do I need to say anything else ? Thanks for creating the best beverage on earth !!

Friday, December 13, 2013 - 9:53:03 AM
Message from: Barbara Marra Dower

Thank you for keeping this wonderful product available and traditional. I see Starbucks is trying to now horn in with a coffee soda..give it up Starbucks-Manhattan Special is the real deal!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:37:16 PM
Message from: maryann (smorra) zaubi

I am the first grandchild (1942) of Frank Garavuso when he married his second wife Anna, my mother, Genevieve Garavuso Smorra was their first child. I remember when they developed Gassoza soda when I was a little girl. I remember seeing the bottling system in action in the late 1940's and I'm very proud to have that as part of my heritage and I'm happy that the current owners have kept up a wonderful product.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:04:12 PM
Message from: Gina Mann

My great grandfather Frank Garavuso and his brother Michael worked together on this business at the turn of the last century. My grandmother Genevieve always raved about the soda business her dad and uncle worked together on. I just bought a bottle of Manhattan Special in the Poughkeepsie area at a Shop Rite. I'm so happy to see the business thrive through the generations.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:59:50 PM
Message from: Stephen Hartman

When my parents moved back to NY from Maryland, they first moved to Brooklyn, where the lived for about 5 years. there was a bodega right across the street from where the live, that carried Manhattan Special. the first time I tried it, I was addicted. now that i'm living in NJ, the only place I can find it is in a Chinese deli on 9th St., across the street from the Path Station. I try and bring home at least 6 bottles, but they don't last long. it's just that good.

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 6:07:27 PM
Message from: Dominick Mazzitelli

I am a loyal customer (read "addict") of the espressos for over 50 years and am now a regular user of the new flavors. Bravo

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 5:58:15 PM
Message from: jeff stoltmann

outstanding coffee ,love it !!!

Friday, September 20, 2013 - 5:35:05 AM
Message from: Joe Runnion

I'm a native Californian so I encountered your ethereal elixir by puro salud (pure luck). This sour-faced little-chubby guy named Franky Maddalone from Brooklyn introduced me to it. We were both studying for our Masters at USC film school. I was used to prodding my creative muse with espresso. Which was fine except when the weather got hot, which it often does in LA. Franky 'el virgen', put one of your bottles in my hand and I found my new liquid inspiration. At, present I'm writing a novel fueled by your diet variety. Molto Grazie, Joe

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 3:44:40 PM
Message from: Michael Cipparulo

Im 46 and the first time I remembering having Manahattan Special was some 40 years ago at my Aunt's moms apartment on Carrol Street. She owned the Candy store on Union and 5th ave in Brooklyn, "United Cigar Store". She would have Saint Anthony's day at her home with all the sanit statues, candles the loaf's of twisted bread like a big knot the priest to bless everything and a tub filled with ice stuffed with Manahattan Special. Still today I cant seem to get my mouth over it fast enough so not to get it up my nose. LOL

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 1:01:09 PM
Message from: Toni Wolfson

Best soda in the world bar none. I now live on the west coast but I have it shipped. Thank you for fulfilling your dream to make the greatest beverage of all time. A very satisfied customer.

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 2:37:39 PM
Message from: Diane Marinelli Nieves

What can I say But ThankYou!! Been Drinkin this since 1969....Going to the store to buy one now..I love u Manhattan Special!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:03:34 PM
Message from: Michael Davis

Here with FEMA since November, working on your recovery from Sandy, starting in Breezy Point and ending up in Mineola by way of Staten Island, Long Beach and Fire Island. Stumbled into Gemelli's Deli in Babylon on the way to the room after a day in the 20's with a 40 mph wind and bought a 10 oz Original, and did so every night I worked on the island. I hope I can find this out of this world treasure when I go home. Thank you for the privilege of serving, New York. MLD

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 8:55:21 PM
Message from: Bettie Peyton

I have loved your coffee soda forever. This week I tried your Expresso Decaf & it was great1 Keep up the good work!

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 3:48:24 PM
Message from: Mark Gentrup

Cassi Patterson shared one of her gift pack Espresso Soda's and Wow! What a unique and awesome treat! Now I'm going to order some up for my bro's, a coffee junkie who lives in Colorado, who's birthday is coming. He'll be amazed for sure! Thanks for making life a little sweeter!

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 11:00:40 AM
Message from: Neil Liebman

I`m dedicating this entry to my late uncle Harold Alexander Liebman(HAL).He turned me on to Manhatten Special soda when I was only 4 years old.I remember the day like it was yesterday,sitting in his red 1956 red Mercury Monteray parked in the front of his dry cleaning store.That store was in Queens NY and I lived in Brooklyn.My biggest treat was when he picked me up on Sundays and cracked open a bottle of this awsome coffee soda.I live in Coral Springs Fl. for the passed 27 years and locally Doris Italian Market sells it.They carry both diet and original.G-D bless Doris Market. PS HAL passed at 82 years from a blood infection accidentally self inflected.If not for that he would still be having his 2 MS sodas,a day, as he did for over 65 years.Neil Coral Springs Fl.feel free to contact me for

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 5:51:26 PM
Message from: Cassi Patterson

My friend bought me a box of these for my birthday (July 26th). I just received them (I live in California) and I am HOOKED! What a wonderful and tasty product. I only hope I can find them locally once I finish my gift. Thank you for making a fantastic beverage!

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 4:13:04 PM
Message from: Lou Accornero

Last time I had Manhattan Special was a few years ago on Long Island. I haven't seen it here in the Charlotte area. I brought some back with me but it went quickly. I miss it..Where can I find it here??

Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 4:47:02 PM
Message from: Bill Hodges

Fantastic product. Please keep producing and keep up the great work. Thanks WCH

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 3:31:22 PM
Message from: Annie C

love Manhattan Special only coffee I drink!!!! keep up the good work memories of being a child and getting it on tap from a local restaurant which is still in business and still serves Manhattan Special on tap makes me very happy thank you for the great memories and the wonderful refreshing drink

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:17:09 PM
Message from: Anthony Francavilla

Always loved going to my grandparents for the traditional Italian Sunday dinner down on Lafayette St. in lower Manhattan. The best part of eating, was having a glass of ice cold Manhattan Special. I'll never forget those memorable days.

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 11:49:02 AM
Message from: Ric DiLorenzo

Still the best after all these years!

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 1:57:54 PM
Message from: Richie "Animal"

I used to drink Manhattan Special in Italian Harlem as a kid.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:15:24 PM
Message from: Anthony G

So happy your still in business ..... always on our table during the holidays

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:52:43 AM
Message from: Frank Cannonito

I am 86 years old. As a boy in Brooklyn I watched my father play Briscola in a shack filled with Italian cigar smoke and the beautiful sound of Sicilian being spoken. My special treat was to buy a slim bottle of delicious Manhattan Special. I will order some of this heavenly nectar soon and let the memories flood back of the good old days.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 6:18:50 PM
Message from: Bill Mitchell

Traveled up from North Carolina to New Jersey and while there, hit the Shop Rite and found Manhattan Special on the lowest shelf in the beverage aisle. Thanks to a nice Italian guy who pointed it out and gave me a couple of his secret night caps. Now all I have to do is find a store in North Carolina that has it??? The quest begins!

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:12:26 AM
Message from: James C

I've been drinking this every day on my way to work with ice and milk. So much better than an iced coffee. Just delicious!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:48:20 PM
Message from: Bee Lobato

Born and raised on the Lower East Side, Market Street, and we used to drink this all the time. I now live in MD but everytime I go up to NY I buy a few bottles. I'm drinking one right now, ice cold out of the refrig. I'm placing an order today. Yummy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 4:26:25 PM
Message from: JOSPEHINE


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 2:13:42 PM
Message from: Mitch Incorvaia

Enjoyed as a child in Brooklyn, now plentiful here in Florida. Why would you drink any other type of soft drink when there is espresso coffee soda? Starbucks who?!

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:06:37 PM
Message from: Rosemarie

Have been drinking this for YEARS! Love it. The companies customer service is "the best"!

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 10:04:30 AM
Message from: noemi vega

I use to live in brooklyn i love coffee soda you should try selling it in savannah ga. there are a lot of coffee drinkers out here love your product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:53:57 PM
Message from: TRACY

Omg I found this black cherry at uncommon market 100% Italian in Pittsburgh pa thanks for bringing back the Italy trip I took in 1990 when I had a drink which was so similar to yours love this

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 2:38:59 PM
Message from: joanne darragh

just found manhattan coffee soda in westren beefin lantana fl

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 4:21:46 PM
Message from: Siobhan Breslin

Had my first while on holiday in New York courtesy of Famous Fat Dave's food tour. It's amazing. Not sure how I'm going to get a supply in Scotland!

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9:45:57 PM
Message from: Steve Rotterdam

Picked one up on a whim here on the Upper West Side. Just as delicious as I remembered it from my youth in Queens. And thankful for the sugar-free version. Keep it up!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:15:03 PM
Message from: Jessica Mollica

I grew up watching my dad drink a manhattan special with every meal. He told me all his stories from when he lived in Brooklyn with my pop and grandma, and how this is the "real drink of italians". After I moved out for college, I thought I would never see it again. I found this cute Italian deli in Montclair, NJ who sells it, and my life is now complete :) Manhattan Special is more than just a drink, it's family.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 10:08:41 PM
Message from: Don Iarussi A Native New Yawker in Montana

Really miss my daily Manhattan Special Cawfee drink with cawfee tawk. NOthing close to this in Montana,

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:28:34 PM
Message from: Chris Tucker

Just had my first, and second, bottle at Giovanni's in Albuquerque. I love coffee, I love caffene, I love soda, I love cane sugar and I now love Manhatan Special! Awesome!!! Warning, opening at 5000ft is a bit of an experience. The guys at Giovanni's showed me the trick. Thanks

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:23:45 PM
Message from: Richie Crismale, 66 yo

Born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, I have been drinking espresso since 5 years old. Moving to Florida soon and planning on being a constant orderer. I was given a case last Christmas, and felt like someone gave me a million dollars.

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 10:30:42 AM
Message from: Barbz

I bought the diet soda and had to check the label to make sure it was diet. It is delicious. It is my new obsession.

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 6:02:53 PM
Message from: Christine Montefusco

I love your soda. It makes me go back to fond memories of Christmas dinner at grandmas house on Mulberry St in Little Italy. The table was long and the kids sat on one side on the bed in this 3 room railroad apartment while all the adults sat on the other side in chairs. The meal went on for hours and all I remember was this wonderful soda that I only drank when I went to the city. It was so delicous, bottles got passed around all night of it. There was about 25 people shoved into this little apartment but what fun we had. Now its 37 years later and when I take just one sip of it my mind goes like a hundred miles an hour back to my childhood sitting at that table. Please never stop or change this stuff or that memory will never pop back again. Love you Manhatten Special with all my heart Christine

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 9:32:00 AM
Message from: Ken J

Seriously, this stuff is awesome! I grew up in LI and this was one of my favorite treats. It makes my day when I run into a place that sells it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:04:31 PM
Message from: Gino Calabro

FORGETTABOUDIT!!! It's the best!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 5:20:25 PM
Message from: Richie C

Born and raised in Bensonhurst , Brooklyn I can remember going to the soda shop with my Father after baseball practice or LB pizzeria to have slice of square. Days like that I will never forget even today I still enjoy manhattan special . For yesterday today and tomorrow thanks .

Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 9:03:01 PM
Message from: Bobby from the Bronx

Never change. I love this drink.

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:19:05 PM
Message from: Sophia K

I grew up in Brooklyn, NY drinking Manhattan Soda nearly daily! Now I live in TX outside of Dallas, I jump up and down when I find a vendor who sells the stuff! I'm in my 30's and my finacee(a Texan Cowboy) gets a kick out of watching me get so excited over a soda! I got him to try it and now he's addicted too! I hope you expand your market beyond specialty shops and contact some of the mainstream supermarkets in this area! (HEB, Tom Thumb, Kroeger) The south needs to taste what is great in NY!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:36:00 AM
Message from: Linda Troise

Never!!! Never!!! Stop making this product...I have been drinking this since the beginning of time...Lived in lower Manhattan as a child...I am Italian and we as children were allowed to drink Black Coffee...So Manhattan Special was ok for the children as well... Four generations in my family drink this beverage and I am glad to see they offer de-caffinated as well as sugar free... Again you never change a good thing...Thanks for the memories of family lunches and dinners with your Manhattan Special at our table always... The Mammano's, Di Modica's, Voerman's and Troise's Thank you from the bottom of their Hearts!!!! Linda Troise

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 7:42:02 PM
Message from: Tony Tardalo

I lived on skillman Ave for 23 years... My first job at 16 was delivering Manhatten Special.... I worked with Earnie and Al Pasaro and thier Father Mr. Pasaro.. Went all over different parts of Bklyn....Also worked with a couple of other drivers going to the BX and Patteron NJ....Great experience... The neighborhood was like "Goodfellers"...Everybody took care of each other..I still buy "COFFEE SODA" at least once a week...

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:42:01 PM
Message from: Karen

So happy to have found a vendor in Brooklyn for your Sarsaparilla! Now if they'd only stock the Cherry and Cream, I'd be completely content. :) Keep up the great work--your sodas are in a class of their own.

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 7:22:56 PM
Message from: Bob Frank

Just found your website. I discovered MS when I lived in NY in the 60's. I'm now in Worcester, Mass and hope I can find it here. Otherwise I will order it online. It brings back such great memories.

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:33:48 PM
Message from: frank Tardalo

Born and raised on Skillman avenue between manhattan and leonard. My younger brother Anthony worked for manhattan special delivering soda on the trucks during summer breaks from school. I remember having a manhattan special in Charlie Polito's pool hall. Live on Long island but go to the old neighborhood fairly regularly and always pick up a case of manhattan special, it's the best. I also like emily's sausage on Graham ave, and lets not forget Gasper Como the barber on Leonard street.. miss the old

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:17:22 AM
Message from: Jenna A-H.

One of my fondest childhood memories is sharing an Italian hero and the giant size Manhattan Special with my parents and my brother. Good flavors, good memories. Never stop making this soda. It's amazing. <3!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:23:50 PM
Message from: Charlie Castellano

Love it! Drinking Manhattan Special since it was in High School( De Witt Clinton, in the Bronx.) I am now 65. Still the same, Love it more. thanks, Charlie

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:15:35 PM
Message from: Fred Cinquina

Always a fan of the Manhatten Special and will always .I started drinking Manhatten Special when I lived as a child in the Little of The Bronx East 187th St and Arthur Ave.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:59:32 PM
Message from: Jim Florio

Nothing like a proscuitto & Mozzarella hero and a bottle of manhattan special its the best with a sandwich

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2:09:03 AM
Message from: Tony Sabbarese

I've been drinking Manhattan Special since I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn. There are certain things in life that should never change, and Manhattan Special is one of them. I still live in Brooklyn and I still love Manhattan Special. It IS a Brooklyn thing. The company got its name from where it is located. Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn N.Y. Best Wishes to all at Manhattan Special! Tony Sabbarese

Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:08:42 AM
Message from: Sonia Baldaccini Scott

I started drinking Manhattan Special in roughly 1968 when I was 10 years old. My parents were Italian so I guess they didn't think there was anything wrong with me drinking coffee. I used to drink 1 or 2 a day. Only in the last 10 years (I'm 54 now) did I finally figure out why I couldn't get to sleep as a child....Manhattan Special. I love the stuff and drink it every opportunity I get. It's taste hasn't changed a bit. Keep going strong! ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 8:49:17 PM
Message from: Daniel Roth

I moved to Texas a few months ago and was excited when I found out I could order Manhattan Specials online.

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 2:55:14 PM
Message from: Jacqueline Carr

I moved out to L.A. quite a while ago. I was watching a reality show & she was drinking a M.S. I forgot how much I missed them. I just ordered and can't wait for it to arrive.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 11:49:06 PM
Message from: Chris A.

Just tried a small bottle that I brought to work with me. This stuff with some ice really did the trick for a man working the graveyard shift on a hot day. Glad I have some more bottles at home.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 2:47:43 PM
Message from: kitty chiarovano

hello from texas=) im hopin prehaps i can locate M.S out this way in Amarillo Tx a friend from NY told me of this great product so im glad he posted yalls link ! if not i will order online.. tk you kitty chiarovano

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 12:57:30 PM
Message from: Lorenzo

What a beautiful memory this Manhattan Special brings to me! Of all the things that made life so very "special"! the hard times the good tiomes the tears the smiles - the love and the love of My Life _ my wife - - A Life of Passion! WHat they are all missing out on today - they need to drink this stuff and make memories! Love ot always - Thank you and thanks to all those other guests too! Salute la Bella Vita!

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:46:08 AM
Message from: Pamela Magrone

My cousin brought some of this wonderful product to Massachusetts for our family reunion this past weekend. I am SO GLAD that I found your site, and hope to be able to buy some Manhattan Special locally!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:54:27 AM
Message from: Ann Ascolesi

Absolutely love Manhattan Special. Grew up on this stuff and how appropriate for my 60th birthday my son bought me a case of it from your Williamsburg factory Thank you it was the best birthday gift. Bought back tons of great memories of my grandmother and summer afternoons spent with her.

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 2:36:35 PM
Message from: John VonReine

It has been said that Bacchus became the god of wine because Jupiter wouldn't share the Manhattan Special with lesser deities. It's nice be amongst my own kind. I relocated from Brooklyn to Long Island and am happy to announce that I located our precious nectar at the local Shoprite! That's right....Shoprite!

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:28:34 PM
Message from: Mike Fagan

To all my fellow fans who are confused about the name, Manhattan Special's factory has always been on Manhattan Ave. in Brooklyn. It is a very unique Brooklyn tradition and all us Brooklynites , even myself in South Carolina, would have it NO other way. Manhattan Special is truly special.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 9:55:25 AM
Message from: Bernard Squitieri

Growing up in Harlem, I think my mother put my baby nipple on a bottle because I been drinking it ever sine. It is GREAT....

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:54:33 PM
Message from: George Montani

It was always a favorite of my parents around the old neighborhood at Arthur Ave in The Bronx. We had some of the best food in that old Italian neighborhood. I miss those days but I still have Manhattan Special since I relocated to Texas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:50:13 PM
Message from: Deb Willems

I grew up going to my grandfather's pastry shop "DeLuca Brothers" at the corner of North 6th Street & Havemeyer in Brooklyn. He used to give me a Sfogliatelle & a Manhattan Special right when I walked into the store because he knew it was my favorite. I still love them and it brings back great memories every time I have one.

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 3:37:56 PM
Message from: All around GREAT guy

Forget Starbucks, can't compare to Manhattan Special!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:27:49 PM
Message from: JoAnn Fenice

Love love love Manhattan Special!!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 9:23:19 PM
Message from: Tabitha DeWald

I love Manhattan Special.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 6:31:17 PM
Message from: Ron Alesi

I grew up in Queens and been addicted to Coffee Soda since I was 17. Thanks to distributer, Orlando Grecco who brings it to the Mid-West. I now buy it at an Italian Deli (Glorioso's) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WOW!!!) I just got my 2 cases of diet yesterday. I live in the north Burb's of Chicago (ok, Illinois) and wish I can someone to carry it in my area. Come on Orlando Grecco, pitch it to Joe Caputo's....

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 1:45:40 AM
Message from: JTC

I came across Manhattan Special at Pop's in Arcadia, Oklahoma. I am hooked! At first I had no idea what to expect, except a coffee flavored soda - but it was so much more! The pure cane, the sharpness of soda water, and the intensity of the espresso ran across my tongue. It tasted so great! The after taste was even better. Thanks for keeping this great soda alive for over 100 years!

Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 12:25:33 PM
Message from: Nicole Vairo Sanacore

Love them.. My grandmother was from Harlem and she introduced me to this tasty treat when I was a little girl.I enjoy them today with my family.. Before Starbucks and dunkin donuts.. Manhattan specials were the originators.. True memories from my Italian heritage... Bronx, NY. Nicole

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:32:20 PM
Message from: JIMMY BELLO


Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:39:08 PM
Message from: Jimmy Clark aka Jimmyices

I'm an Irishman from the Bronx who got turned onto Manhattan Special at an early age.Later in life I married an Italian from the Bronx and we started doing carnivals on Long Island with an Italian ice truck selling Lemon Ice King ices.These ices were great tasting but the biggest hit was my Frosty Cappuccino creation Manhattan Special,Coffee ice,milk, blend it all and top with whipped cream and cinnamon,what a refreshing treat. Thank You Manhattan Special.

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:26:26 PM
Message from: Johnny I

Been drinking Manhattans since the mid 80's growing up and still living in other drink like it..never change it!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 8:48:06 AM
Message from: Tinker connolly

My sister sent me a video of memories of Brooklyn,I passed it along to my oldest son,age 32, said he remembered the coffee soda! We move to LA in1989. For his birthday this month,I will order a case for him as a surprise! Will let you know how the surprise turns out! Grew up in Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:35:34 AM
Message from: Christopher Bonica

I've been drinking Manhattan Special now for 30 years (or since my parents would let me drink soda), it is a beverage me and my family always shared and kept a supply of. Every time I see it in one of many corner stores or grocery store it reminds me of my childhood. Keep up the good work I hope to enjoy Manhattan Special for another 30 plus years. Chris

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:15:09 PM
Message from: Richard Giannone

I remember having this when i was a kid in Brooklyn. Hadn't had it for years but i saw it in an Italian specialty store here in Jersey and was so happy to find it has diet. I buy 4 qt.bottles every week...can't get enough of it!Looking to but it by the case.

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:39:27 AM
Message from: Giovanni Salvatore Vittorio Mazzocchi

Just tried it after 50 years. I am thrilled to be transported back to my Italian roots in NYC. I oredered 4 more cases for my family - even the non-Italian members.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:00:09 PM
Message from: Fred Pensante

Always loved drinking Manhattan Special growing up with my Italian Family. It has an unique taste of real Italy.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 7:26:37 PM
Message from: Kevin R.

First time that I had the Manhattan Special was at a restaurant called "O Sole Mio." Figured that I would get one of them since they looked interesting. Now I get 2 bottles every time I visit the place!

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 9:50:52 AM
Message from: maryann digioia

My son is a huge fan of your Manhattan Special and for a while I could not find it. I am so glad that is now back in the supermarkets. When my family comes for dinner I surprise him with a bottle.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 11:40:02 AM
Message from: Robert Monaco

I just wanna say that I am 40 years old and I was born in Queens NY and my father who was born in Greenpoint Brooklyn NY lived on Manhattan Special.. I grew up on it from him and I love it... I currently live in the Richmond VA area now and I have to get my "fix" of Manhattan Special by buying a case every 2 weeks through a Pizzeria in Concord NC called "Brooklyn's". How ironic of the name of the Pizzeria, right? Anyway, I ABSOLUTELY love your product and am currently looking for a retail store closer to me that sells it. I love Manhattan Special and won't stop until I find a location close to me, otherwise I have to take that 3 1/2 hour trip to Concord every other week...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:38:58 PM
Message from: Howard Allen

I grew up in Bath Beach, and worked at the Emilio Brothers Deli on Bath Ave and 16th Ave. My FAVORITE treat was an ice cold bottle of manhattan Special on my walk home. Godd memories

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 5:04:58 PM
Message from: Joanne Collett

Just needed to tell you, just like so many others, I have wonderful memories of Manhattan Special. But I also remember some of the great folks from years ago who were part of the family that made your product great. I Remember Michael and Margret Rapissardi. And Albert my cousin Frank (Toddy) Tuozzo's best friend. We spent many happy times at the Rapissardi's Oyster Bay home drinking manhattan special and a wonderful cold drink they made from the syrup that was made into your other great soda,Gassosa. I'm 69 now but those childhood memories will stay with me forever thanks to a wonderful family such as yours! God Bless!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:30:59 PM
Message from: Joseph Millan

I am 64. I have seen Manhattan Specials in the stores all my life. Never thought that "coffee favored" soda would taste any good. Manhattan Specials are tasty and refreshing. No more colas for me!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 9:33:58 AM
Message from: Seven Eklund

Found this stuff at Glorioso's Grocery in Milwaukee. First coffee soda I've ever tried... Man, forget energy drinks! This is so much better! XD

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:21:51 AM
Message from: alan rader

brooklyn born now living in atlanta...i grew up thinking that was my middle name.. hey,yo al get me a special... it was to my surprise that i found ms here in atlanta...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 3:27:48 AM
Message from: Patrick Vagg

I have just opened my first bottle of Expresso Coffee Soda and I am hooked!! I dont want the bottle to end. From a new Australian fan... in Australia.

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 8:24:04 AM
Message from: Arlene Napolitano Biamonte

The Best Soda drink ever growing up in Brooklyn some 60 years ago on Devoe Street between humboldt and Graham my mom would always have what she called coffee soda on hand I would always go to the supermarket and pick up Manhattan special soda or go to Tonys pizzeria for Pizza and soda met my husband Frank (BI) who was also born and raised on Withers street in B'klyn we now live on Long Island and make it a point to visit the old neighborhood often I was thrilled to find Manhattan Special in my local grocery store now I can just visit the neighborhood without lugging cases home with me. introduced my children to it and they are also hooked. thanks so much for the wonderful years of delicious soda and memories that go with it.nothing like sitting out on the stoop with a bottle of manhattan special and good friends. Arlene Napolitano Biamonte

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 11:24:39 PM
Message from: Jessica Cirino

How I love love love you, my Manhattan Special. The love affair reaches back to the beginning of my memories and the mid 1970s. The yellow labeled glass bottle immediately brings joyful thoughts of family, good food, Brooklyn, my grandparents, and eventually visits to NYC. I've lived in the South for many years but I am a Northerner and try and visit regularly. Find Manhattan Special is one of the firsts things I do after leaving the airport.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 7:14:37 PM
Message from: Salvatore Messina

Grew up enjoying a Manhattan Special with my family in Brooklyn and Queens. Still to this day a refreshing change and treat.

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:14:13 PM
Message from: Lance Marks

I have enjoyed the soda since the 1960s A Brooklyn boy now in Los Angeles The best refreshment anytime

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:18:26 AM
Message from: Sharon Kay Reid

I saw your drink on the History Channel and just had to try to get some. I love coffee and anything with coffee in it. Hope I find some near me soon, as I live in South Carolina.

Friday, December 23, 2011 - 9:27:35 PM
Message from: David Adams

I used to drink these all the time, when I was a Paramedic working for FDNY. Refreshing and well they always had a little kick. Now I ordered a few cases and give a few bottles away to friends in the Christmas Baskets I make for my friends here in Miami Beach, Florida who don't get back to New York all that much, it always brings back memories and they always ask where can I get more. If only more retailers had it in Miami Beach, it would be a real hit ! I will drink a Manhattan Special over a Starbucks any day !

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 9:00:39 PM
Message from: Joseph Adams

Married 44 years to Justine Giafone who grew up on Withers Street off Manhattan Av. I have been consuming Manhattan Special since before I married.

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 9:18:18 PM
Message from: Sal Bernardo

reminds me of the old days when I was a kid, visited my grandmother who lived on Manhattan Ave. in Brooklyn, around the corner from the plant. In the summer they would leave the garage door open and I would like to watch the guys making the soda. To this day I drink it regularly. Nice to know some things haven't changed!

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 3:38:53 PM
Message from: Heather Wescomb

I went to a bagel shop over the summer in Florida and discovered your soda. I couldn't buy just one!

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 3:46:10 AM
Message from: Johnnie Goombah

Maybe if people didn't move away and stayed in the neighborhood and married and raised their families, thing would always be the same. Just like Manhattan Special!!! We drink it almost everyday.

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:05:21 PM
Message from: fred gorayeb

manhattan special is the best and only soda i like. it brings back memories of visiting my grandma in brooklyn when i was kid in the 70's. we would walk around the corner for pizza and coffee soda.

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 3:21:27 PM
Message from: .jimmy orlando

a good friend of mine lived next door to manhattan special he lived on Skillman ave his name was mike aka SPANKY, good times hanging out in front of Wandas candy store corner of skillman and graham aves.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:52:15 PM
Message from: Virginia Lomuti Lalama

I lived across the street on 349 manhattan ave in brooklyn n.y I love your soda.i buy it in Toms River n.j thank you, Virginia Lalama

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:25:21 PM
Message from: Mike Visci

Thanks for having such a great product! Keep it up!

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:27:02 AM
Message from: Josef von Wittelsbach - Australia

Thank you for continuing the tradition! Only wish it was more available in Australia. Never let it die!

Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 2:08:18 AM
Message from: Bobby Maida

Thank you for the continuation of a great tradition. We have a in our old neighborhood and always make sure your coffee soda is available. I now live in Yonkers which has many transplants from the city...though we miss the city..we are happy for many a Deli here has your soda.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:17:02 PM
Message from: Mike Fagan

please send some to South Carolina, the Charleston area. an Italian deli. just opened in Summerville and I reminded the owners of your product since one guy was a Bronx native. I hope to see you soon here. this South Brooklyn kid needs his Manhattan Special. Thanks

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 2:50:45 AM
Message from: AL Pugliese

Your products are the best there is. I read the labels on EVERYTHING my family eats or drinks and when I saw how you make your soda I decided to give it a try. Every one of them is the most incredibly fine tasting soda I ever had anytime anywhere! I have been drinking nothing but selzer for the past 30 years becuase of the horrid chemicals and artificial everything in regular soda. Now I can relax and enjoy GOOD soda!From one Brooklyn Goombah to another - BRAVO! AL P.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 5:05:15 PM
Message from: John Carmelo Nigri

My first taste of Manhattan Special was at the Biscegliese social club in Brooklyn when I was 6 years old 69 years ago. Tastes the same as I remember. Had it many times since. Bought it yesterday at Capobasso Fairview 28 Oz for $2.99.Is there a less expensive store or do you have a larger bottle?

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 9:32:18 PM
Message from: Vinnie

i was born in italy, this drink brings me back to old style ways on my home town. bellisimo

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 6:02:28 PM
Message from: Vinnie D'Arezzo

I grew up on Arthur Ave, Bronx NY, where my father owned a Deli. Every day for lunch we'd have italian heros and manhattan special. Every time I drink a Manhattan Speical, it brings me back to the bronx and back to the good old days

Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:43:48 PM
Message from: James Michaels

After having one of your Espresso Coffe Sodas I was instantly hit with the lack of an acid after effect!! What I would give to brew my morning coffee and have it come off with the non-acidic smooth taste of your soda! Please let me know if you sell your coffee or if there is a trick you can share to keep the acid away from my mug of hot java!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 10:20:02 PM
Message from: Vinny from Bensonhurst

I'm gonna bring you back now. An ice cold Manhattan Special with a knish at Nathan's, or a pastrami on rye from Hy Tulip, or how about with a hot slice from Lenny's pizza or Spumoni Gardens. Or maybe right after a big bowl of vanilla ice cream at Jahn's. Maybe with a hot roast beef sandwich at Roll N Roaster. Either way, Manhattan Special goes with anything you wish.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 6:28:53 AM
Message from: dm funk

i grew up in staten island but spent a lot of time in brooklyn with friends, er like coney island and downtown court street. like your manhattan specials, coney was one of a kind but unlike your immortal product, coney isn't what it used to be. fortunately, your wonderful life's elixor lives on. i'm now 68, loaded with wonderful memories, making new ones everyday and still enjoying your superior products. for all those who are looking for the fountain of youth, look no further. one sip of the manhattan special and i'm 16 again, traveling to coney island, riding the mechanical horses and haven't a care in the world. what a way to go!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 12:57:08 AM
Message from: Debi DeRosa-Parish

I have always loved Manhattan Special! After moving to FL, I couldn't find it anywhere. Recently my husband checked a new, small-town grocer & there it was! I was instantly transported back to happy times with my old friends in Brooklyn, where we always had a case of Manhattan Special on ice! Thanks so much for still making it exactly as I remember! Bravo! PS: It also makes an amazing float with vanilla ice cream! Bellissima! Keep up the good work! ;D

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 8:07:01 PM
Message from: mike fanelli

this product is the best in the world i know because i travel it..bless to you all and make the more......

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 12:41:07 PM
Message from: Kyli

I had my first Manhattan Special, special experience!!! I love coffee and this tasted so good that people who didn’t even enjoy coffee loved the Espresso Coffee Soda. I had this drink at a very cute Italian restaurant in Charlotte North Carolina and wanted to take some home with me in California but couldn’t fly with them. I will defiantly be ordering some very soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 9:24:23 AM
Message from: Annalisa

OMG !! ordered the Gassosa , Can you say FABULOUSSSSSSSSS !!! Brings me back to my childhood in Italy. The Manhattan Special Diet is great too ! U GUYS ARE AWESOME !!

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 1:38:03 PM
Message from: Nicky T

This drink takes me back to my youth in Brookyln. I still drink it every day and it just seems to get better and better. Hats off to my uncle Joe who is also a big fan!!! Way to go Manhattan Special!

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 7:55:13 PM
Message from: Paul

Found an old bottle that had been used as a "Home Brew" bottle by this older couple. The bottle has Manhattan Bottling Co. 342 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY in raised lettering on it. Your family truly has lived the American Dream! Congratulations! Do you ship your soda to Indiana? Best wishes, Paul

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:17:56 PM
Message from: Joey

I'll put it like this. I work for Starbucks. A coworker of mine gave me a bottle of the Espresso Coffee Soda. I can truly say that the drinks I make and charge people for each day cannot compare.

Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 6:56:55 PM
Message from: Linda Z

I moved from New York to Georgia many years ago, each time I return home I stock up on my favorite Coffee soda, my brother also brings me some when he visits, it is a great treat and I love it. Hope it is available in Georgia soon. The South doesn't know whats its missing, but I do!!

Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:05:09 PM
Message from: joseph chiappetto

I lived on Neptune ave and 5th st. in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn in the 50's I loved a cold Manhatten Special on a hot summer day while walking to Surf Ave. Hope to fine an outlet in Reno, Nv.

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:05:05 PM
Message from: Mike DiPalma

When I went shopping with my Mom in the 50's on Arthur Ave (we lived on Prospect Ave and E 187 St) if I was good she would buy me a MANHATTAN SPECIAL from the guy in the Market...Haven't had many since then. Glad I found this website.

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 11:34:18 PM
Message from: Sheri Lynn Abruscato Baker

I finally found my love again, Manhattan Special!! this is the best Soda i have ever had and the only one that left an everlasting impression on me.. i have dreams and memories about it..I remember going to my great granmothers house in Little Italy NY and she would have a refridgirator filled with them.. by the time everyone left they would all be gone.. Truly a wonderful drink.. :)

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 6:29:40 PM
Message from: jose ortiz

I just had my 27th birthday in saturday and on sunday i went back to NY to visit. I moved when i was 9 and miss the Manhattan Special. Everytime go back to visit i always go back to the same corner store on the corner of Smith and Union in brooklyn. I wish we had these by my house in Pennslyvania. I love the drink and hope to see it around for many generations to come.

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 2:50:41 AM
Message from: Juana Barroco

It's a flavour that takes me back to so many memories! Juana

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 3:23:56 PM
Message from: Frankie B

Bst drink ever!!!!! Brooklyn Boy.

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 9:46:09 PM
Message from: James Mignogna

I love your coffee soda. I'm also a huge fan of absinthe. I never could go for Sambuca, but a splash of absinthe in your espresso soda is something very special. I wonder what a bit of grappa might be like.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 4:31:41 PM
Message from: Dr. Stephanie Desiderio

My family has been drinking Manhattan Special since before my grandmother was born. Being from 5th Avenue in NYC, we have an affinity for anything made well (with natural flavors), made in NY, and being Italian, we always ended a meal with a hot espresso. Manhattan Special was a way of combining all of that in a ready made bottle. We would drink it either ice cold from the fridge or warm from the case. Either way it was, and still is, a refreshing and invigorating drink. My first memory of drinking any kind of soda was of a Manhattan Special when I was around 2 years old. Even my dog likes it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 12:28:54 PM
Message from: Elana

We had a party at work last week to celbrate the end of project We all love coffee- I saw the Manhattan Specials in the grocery store and brought them to the part- They were a hit

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 9:41:38 PM
Message from: golezard

I'm from Pittsburgh and had never tried this great stuff until the postal lady at my local post office who is from Brklyn originally recommended I try the Manhattan Special espresso soda ( pop for those of yinz from around here) knowing I love seriously incredible...I'm sooo happy because 2 Italian shops in my area carry it...its perfect for summer, really cool, refreshing and great taste and everything! wow...keep it up!! 'N keep it comin' down to the Burgh!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 5:32:24 AM
Message from: JASON OLSEN

For three years after moving to South Carolina I only got Manhattan Special on trips home. Love the website and the ability to order all your products. The Best!! I also love sporting the T shirt.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 7:18:21 PM
Message from: Arlene Bonomo

Moved to Virginia 10 years ago, from New York. Have been missing Manhattan Special since then. I was very glad to find out you now take ordes on line. Even my sons are happy. We all love the soda. Keep doing what you do best!

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 2:03:36 PM
Message from: Michael Imbriani

Hi, I've been a fan of your original Espresso Coffee Soda since I was a kid, visiting my Grandmother in South Ozone Park, Queens. Love it and keep up the good work!

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 12:25:04 PM
Message from: Fema Birtch

Best soda ever, its my morning wake up. Please don't change anything!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:06:16 PM
Message from: Linda Monaghan

I have had this great treat many times and I am only able to get the little bottles here at a small deli close to my house. I am on a mission to find the bigger bottles now. I love this stuff. Manhattan Special is the best.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 3:51:25 PM
Message from: Tana Adde Chase

TERRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE! I had the wrong address for a friend I was sending a six-pack as a thank you gift. Customer Service contacted me to check the address; they even did research to get the correct address! WHO DOES THAT THESE DAYS? My friend, from Germany, who always serves me fine coffee, LOVED THE STUFF! Thanks.

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:06:31 AM
Message from: Donna Miles

Born,raised in B'klyn,And Love your Diet espresso!!Live in Texas now and would LOve to introduce it to our local "pizza"eateries.Words could never really discribe the "Oral pleasure"of its Oh so yummy,flavor,my first sip,almost brought tears to my eyes after years of being away, I carried 4 bottles on Amtrack on my way home to Texas,now I can order it directly!!TEXANS,watch out, Manhattan Special is comming to town !!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:17:55 PM
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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 2:51:08 AM
Message from: Jimmy Bello

I LOVE Manhattan Special . I have been drinking this since I was just a little boy . I can still recall going to the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg Brooklyn every summer with my family and having on of these Awesome drinks from the vendors on a hot summer day.Drinking a Manhattan Special brings back some great memories. Keep up the GREAT product

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 6:16:52 PM
Message from: Bob Penna

Growing up in the Morris Park section of the Bronx, I drank Manhattan special for years and years. Since moving to Albany, finding it is a struggle (I am trying to get some places to carry it!); but EVERY time I return back to the old neighborhood I stock up and bring some home with me. Absolutely the best!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:23:21 PM
Message from: Irene Ferranti

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Manhattan Special. (I drive to Jerrys in Englewood NJ Just to pick up my favorite espresso drink in the little bottles!!!) Thank you for making such a delicious product! I truly enjoy them :) Keep up the awesome job!! They are Always Delicious!!! :) Thanks - irene :)

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 6:28:33 PM
Message from: mike clu

as i was growing up in the 1940's,50's,60' mama used to put it in my bottle when i was a baby.i have manhattan special expresso coffee soda in my blood/vains.till this day i'm still drinking it,and we are in year i have to buy it by the case(4 cases per month),cause i live some distance from a distributer.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 9:26:46 PM
Message from: Kim Trozzi

WOW!! I am originally an upstate NY girl and I never knew this drink was out there. Who needs Starbucks!!!! How did you make this stuff taste so good. Call me if you need a spokes person.

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:20:10 PM
Message from: Connie

I am brooklyn born and raised.. and practically live on Manhattan Specials...I will be moving west in a few months..and I am already on a mission to see where I can get it before I go...Guess what husband..if I can't get..I am not leaving LOL

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:24:23 AM
Message from: Andrew Sangkala

Growing up in Brooklyn, hanging out in the pool room on court/butler st, drinking down an ice cold Manhattan Special, oh the days of old. I still drink it now going on 35 years now. I just picked up a case of the 10oz bottles (I drink the diet now lol). Still go to ferdindos for Manhattan Special on tap...and panelles specials. STILL THE BEST THING I EVER DRANK!

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:45:44 AM
Message from: Che

Love the flavor of the Manhattan Special.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:14:58 PM
Message from: Joe

Just found Manhattan Special Orange - Love It!

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 8:22:19 PM
Message from: Carolyn L

This is the most delicious beverage my tongue has ever tasted. It was definitely handed down from on high by the gods for mortal consumption. Thanks, you guys!

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 7:42:32 PM
Message from: Bill Scher

Simply the most perfect food ever...especially the diet version of Espresso Coffee Soda!! I'm hooked.

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 1:48:51 PM
Message from: Louis t Caiafa

Manhattan special is my favorite soft drink. I grew up in area of Brooklyn that produced this great drink. I have long since moved to long island but I still keep a case of 10 ounce in my house at all times. Everytime i drink it it takes me back to many happy times in my life. I wish they would bring back the old bottle that had the nicely dressed couple right on the bottle. When you drank it the mans suit would turn from brown to white.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:51:23 PM
Message from: Joe Montana

Use to drink Mahattan Special when I was a teen living in the Bronx.....35yrs ago. Finally found it here in Pa. Took long enough. Now to introduce it to my friends......

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 8:35:17 AM
Message from: john n

there was nothing like groing up in bklyn near union street and going to ferdinando's for panelles and rice balls and an ice cold manhattan they have it on tap and it brings back memories from when i was a kid on henry street between degraw and sackett wife still has her business there "the bike shop" and we go there as much as possible.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 6:18:24 PM
Message from: Annette

A very special friend of mine sent me a case of this special drink that I have not been able to purchase for many years. Thank you my friend. This drink brings back many fond memories from my early days in Brooklyn, New York

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:21:19 PM
Message from: ellen

growing up in brooklyn, manhattan special was a staple at our house. glad they have never changed, some things are better left untouched and this is one of them.

Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 5:55:20 PM
Message from: Jimi Patricola

I just got through talking with Maria Muldaur about growingup in NYC and how we loved Manhattan Special - so here I am sending link to her via e-mail.

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 4:04:22 AM
Message from: Eric C.

Nothing takes me back to my childhood in Bensonhurst Brooklyn like an ice cold bottle of Manhattan Special! Thank God I am able to get my favorite drink at my local supermarket here in North Jersey!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 2:03:27 PM
Message from: Joseph Cantatore

Nothing takes me back to New York and my childhood like Manhattan Special. Lucky for me I can find it here in South Florida. Just had a bottle with some Italian Fish salad. Delicious!!

Monday, December 20, 2010 - 10:29:30 PM
Message from: Ron Maiden

Just had it for the first time in Capra's Deli. It's awesome!

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 7:53:43 AM
Message from: Camille Pagnotta

Isn't it great to be Italian....all these wonderful people from the old neighborhood...I miss everything New York and I miss my Italian roots and my Manhattan Special... which I still cant find in Fayetteville Ga....but I will keep trying.....Merry Christmas ! !

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:33:30 AM
Message from: Steve Southworth

All I can say is WOW ! I am 48 years old and was turned on to Manhattan Special Espresso Coffe Soda tonight-This is one of those things in life you rarely run across and you just know you Love it! A friend brought some from Long Island.. I live in Cortland N.Y and I have wrtten Manhattan Special to find a Local Retailer. Thank You Manhattan Special ! I MUST have more !

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 5:05:03 PM
Message from: Rosemarie in SC

My 16 1/2 year old was introduced to Manhattan Specials from my father who get's it from a local grocery store in NJ. After trying it last year, he insisted buying a case so we could take some home.... Well, guess what he's getting for Christmas this year??? 2 cases of Manhattan Special....I bet this will be his favorite Christmas Gift! Honestly....he'd rather have Manhattan Special Soda than an XBOX game....what a kid! You can't make this stuff up! Happy Holidays! Hoping my cases of soda make it to SC in one piece!!! I'm glad I found you online.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 10:37:32 PM


Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 9:13:53 PM
Message from: thomas gangi

Im 47 years of age , I started drinking manhattan specials when I was about 5 years old. My grandmother used to make me a vanilla ice cream soda using manhattan special, and been hooked ever since. I still live in brooklyn, and not a day goes by that I dont have a least 2 manhattans. Thanks for this special treat, and thanks for the memories'

Friday, November 5, 2010 - 1:51:37 PM
Message from: Palma

Both my grandpatent's and parent's came from East Harlem, New York.. I have been drinking this since I am a little girl. I now buy them on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. This is truly one of the greatest drinks around. There is nothing like a Manhatan Special. I am so glad they are still around I now give them to my kids.

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 6:00:19 PM
Message from: Annie Mac

Fondest memories of Brooklyn were eating RiceBalls on Union Street and washing them down with about 3 Manhattan Specials!! Many, many years later, and many miles away from Red Hook, I have perfected making the RiceBalls, but DAMN...the Manhattan Specials cannot be duplicated! And that's my Brooklyn story!

Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:35:09 PM
Message from: Carmellina SanTafranitello

I am 28 years old and live on long island...I remember my nonna giving me a small glass with my cannoli when I was about 4 years old....I have been hooked ever since...the espresso sode is the best soda hands down...especially if u love coffee and espresso. Now when I visit nonna who still lives in gravesend she always has them for me she's 86 walks down to the stores brings them home gold bless her....she came from sicily and so food. And drink are very important to us....I just wish it weren't so over priced where I live :( other then that its worth every penny I love love love it

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 2:37:51 PM
Message from: David Cerbone

Since i was a little child, my family has always been drinking this special espresso drink. From the festivals to the family gatherings, we have all enjoyed this drink. I can only say that i hope you guys will always been around for generations to come. Thank you for making such a special soda and putting smiles on all our faces!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 8:56:41 PM
Message from: Jon Bonesteel

Grew up in Manhattan..Grand-Ma always had Manhattan Special around the house (apartment). I live in Texas now and have wondered if this stuff still existed. WOW..was I ever pleased to see the company still going strong and all these people signing in! It's awesome (DO NOT like the new lable though). Gonna order me some RIGHT NOW!!! Keep on, keepin' on Paisans!

Friday, October 8, 2010 - 11:45:26 AM
Message from: Anthony Kateridge Sr

I was born and raised only a few blocks away on Grand Street...Some of my fondest memories are walking through the feast Of Mt Carmel a Sausage & Pepers Sandwich in one have and a bottle of Manhattan Special in the other. Every time I drink a bottle it brings me back to those great days in the Neighborhood. My wife jokes that it is a part of our DNA now.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 3:23:31 PM
Message from: Joseph Sposito

My father started drinking these when he came from Italy back in 1947, He's still drinking them now everyday. I'm proud to continue to keep drinking these Soda's also, always a great refreshing taste!

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 2:38:30 PM
Message from: Darren R. Dellaglio

Simply "The Best" Soda on the planet! The cherry and Orange are my favorites and the others are all very good also. Hard to find a few years ago but getting better the last few years. Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 1:18:32 PM
Message from: Debbie Lemmo

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY...all I can remember is always having Manhattan Special Coffee Soda in our house. Now I moved to Florida's west coast and am trying to find all my NY favorites in food and drink.

Monday, September 6, 2010 - 12:17:11 AM
Message from: David Orenstein

I was very happy to find Manhattan Special at BevMo! in Manhattan Beach, CA. It's one of the things I miss about NYC. Gray's Papaya, John's Pizza in The Village and Manhattan Special. Me Happy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:28:20 AM
Message from: Linda Cardiello

I lve in central Florida is there any place that sells Manhattan Special sodas? Oh what memories!

Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 12:26:15 PM
Message from: Daniel Boccio

I'm a New Yorker, born and raised. My mom would keep bottles of diet Manhattan Special stacked in the basement for the weeks to come, and once I started drinking coffee, I couldn't get enough of it. However, I'm in college in Virginia by choosing, where I don't think they have your unbelievable product in the local Walmart or Kroger's. Please find a way to bring Manhattan Special down to Ol' Dominion, or somewhere near Dubyuhnell.

Friday, September 3, 2010 - 6:04:44 PM
Message from: Joe Demalderis

Nothing beats the heat of a hot & humid day like a Manhattan Special. Outstanding in an ice cream float too. Keep up the tradition... you truly produce classic beverage!

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 9:04:29 AM
Message from: Enrico G

Ohio, that's all I need to say. The place without knowing what pizza should be like. A place that you will not find a Manhattan Special. Please, please, please sell your product here!!! I always have to ask someone coming back from the NY area to bring a care package and make sure to include the Manhattan Special.

Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 1:07:24 AM
Message from: Sandra Grijalva

Louis Deli by Pike's Place Market in Seattle sells it, so for those Washingtoninas, there is now at least one place to find it! My husband had been looking for the manhattan Special since 1991! Finally found out a couple weeks ago.

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 8:29:01 AM
Message from: rhonda klein

put a little ice and milk in it and you have the best iced coffee - then just for fun, put it in the blender for a coffee smootheee - yum

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:38:51 PM
Message from: Mr. Ginn

You have the most excellent write ups. From California, I have quite enjoyed learning the history of your family business. I will visit when I go to NY. Thank you.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 2:35:28 AM
Message from: tracer43

i'm in agreement with brookly girl 7/28/10 post: would love no sugar, no splenda, no nothing version.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 1:15:21 PM
Message from: Brooklyn Girl

Live in Williamsburg near the factory and fell in love with your soda at first sip. I will say that I would drink it a lot more often if you had a version with no sugar in it. That's my suggestion. Straight up, no sugar, no splenda, no nothing - just espresso soda.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 4:09:41 PM
Message from: Patty Ruggiero Danilchuk

I live in South Florida and am lucky enough to find your soda at the Penn Dutch Markets, but my friend who moved to N. Carolina is desperate for a place nearby her locale. Nothing can beat the taste of your Expesso soda! We love it. I hope it comes to N. Carolina soon!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 3:42:38 AM
Message from: Frances Normoyle

I'm a Brooklyn girl. I have been missing Manhattan Special for 22 years living in Washington State, north of Seattle. There are more "Espresso" stands out here than you can could ever need; not to mention Starbuck's. They make the latte's,The Breve's,The Mocha's, The Italian Sodas & Granita's.....but not even one has attempted even a cheap knockoff of the original espresso soda Manhattan Special. I can safely say that Washingtonians are coffe"Maniacs". They are creative with a shot of espresso,but I have yet to see "ANYONE" out here drink a shot of espresso in a Demi-Tasse with a twist of lemon rind and a hit of Anisette. They really don't know what they are missing. I have ordered that in very high end restaurants here & the response is usually a dumbfounded expression. In any case, the peeps out here would go KEEERazy for the Manhattan Special. You have a very "TREMENDOUS" untapped market out here. You should get some sort of a deal going with Costco or something! I would love to be able to buy it whenever I wanted... Gosh, do I miss it!!! So dang delicious!

Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 9:00:57 AM
Message from: Alex Lippard

I live across the street from your factory in Brooklyn, and I love the smell of espresso when you are brewing. It's like living in heaven.

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 4:24:17 PM
Message from: Mike Rizzo

My wife just went around the corner to Carmine's to get us some baked ziti....I just went to the fridge to get myself a bottle of Manhattan Special. What is pasta without Manhattan Special? Love the stuff.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 11:44:19 PM
Message from: A Cohen

I remember always having a bottle of Manhattan Special every Friday night with friends and family when I lived in New York. That had been for most of my life. Now I am in Pennsylvania and no more Manhattan Special.(sigh) I sure do hope that it is sold somewhere near me so that I can drink that wonderful potion once more!!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 5:56:50 PM
Message from: Kerry

The Pure Espresso Soda is delicious. I just love it. Even the diet version is great. Doesn't even taste like diet soda.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 1:26:55 AM
Message from: Jillian Jancar

I just came back from Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati OH where I bought a few of your espresso sodas. I'm very sad that I didn't buy a case! Intriguing and refreshing, it surprises my palate with every sip. I'm currently awaiting my e-mail to see if there's someplace closer to me that sells it so I don't have to drive 5 hours to get more!

Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 6:54:55 AM
Message from: Robert (Bob) Macaluso

Recommended this Cleveland OH Cafe Dolce look into adding your product. I had lived and purchassed MS in NYC, NJ, RI. Its a most refreshing drink. Even can add a dash of milk to it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 7:41:20 PM
Message from: Chris C

Being from an Italian famiglia from da Bronx has its privileges, one of which was Manhattan Special! When I was a baby 36 years ago, I preferred to suck on a bottle of Manhattan Special over my baby bottle! Thank God the local deli where I live now still carries it!

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 9:01:03 PM
Message from: Peter

Manhattan Special, great taste but a bit to much sugar. If you lower the sugar content, your customer base may rise even higher! Good Luck! Peter New York City

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:59:11 PM
Message from: Ross Baker

Manhattan Special just took my afternoons by storm. Too hot for another coffee by then and its perfectly refreshing. Its replaced my second cup of the day. Now that I work in Brooklyn I'll have to come buy a case at a time. Thank you Anne for showing me the way of the Manhattan Special. Ross Rockville Centre, NY

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 1:19:18 PM
Message from: edie gautier zareck 6/22/10

Always happy to write something positive about my birthplace, NYC!! I like it down here in N Aug., SC...but miss being able to go to a shopping center with a deli, bagel store, pizza parlor and of course not being able to get a Manhattan Special....anywhere!! The folks down here don't know what they're missing!! I always pick some up when back home or have one of the "kids" bring some down.....depending on the cost, I'm going to order on-line. Thankyou for making such a good product!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 8:15:29 PM
Message from: Nicole R

I have been trying to figure out what to get my husband (who has everything) for his birthday!!! He is originally from the Bronx and had me pick up a Manhattan Special when I was shopping in NY... I had to search for them but I found them. When I got home he was so excited he was like a kid in a candy store... needless to say they did not last. I just ordered some online... can't wait to see his face when he opens his gift.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 3:01:18 AM
Message from: Vincent DeNigris

I am 52 years old and lived on Graham Ave. Between Frost and Withers Streets. The first time I tasted your soda was at "Angies Candy Store", right down the block, corner of Withers and Graham. That was around 1968. I have been hooked ever since. I am so happy to have found your website,, I recognise many of the names here from the old Nabe. I have since retired from the Police Department and live near Binghamton New York.When friends or relatives call and say that they are comming up for a visit,, I tell them, Dont bother comming if you forget my soda. Great product!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 4:02:59 PM
Message from: Steve M

Love your Espresso Coffee Soda. Hate your baseball team :) Steve from Boston

Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:46:06 PM
Message from: Jeff Kasman

Living in Florida 15 years from Coney Island.Finally found Manhattan Special. I'm stayin'

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 12:22:00 AM
Message from: Ann R. K.

What can I say about my favorite drink that hasnt already been said.So happy to be back in the Bronx for the summer to taste the drink of my childhood!My hubby ran out to get me a case the day I got back.Having Manhattan special in the house is like having a pot of gold,it should be kept behind locked doors!So many memories of going down to the pizzeria On Arthur Ave and having a slice and a Manhattan Special!This is more than just a drink its a flashflood of all the wonderful memories and feelings of the days that I cherish. My neighborhood might have changed but this unique taste has not!Being a fan of this drink is like being in a secret society that only a privileged few know about. Lucky us!

Friday, May 28, 2010 - 9:30:21 AM
Message from: Gina C. Charlotte, NC

So far I haven't found a retailer here who carries Manhattan Special, but thank you for finally making it available on line! I can't wait to recieve my shipment :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 11:28:41 AM
Message from: Mark Miller

I would LOVE to support Manhattan Special, but so far no one in NH carries it. I've inquired at Retailer Locator about nearby MA and ME. In the meantime, I have to bring it "over the border", Cannonball Run-style, from NJ. Would rather not have to order online and pay the shipping. But will if I have to... it's THAT good!

Monday, May 24, 2010 - 8:13:38 PM
Message from: Jack Paras

I grew up drinking it and when I went off to collage l would take a trunk load of it in the car. When l went off to Vietnam i was a carrier pilot and was unable to get it. However once we put into port for repairs and found some in the black market {How's that) Well l paid $35.00 for a six pack and was happy to pay it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 6:19:09 PM
Message from: Julian

IMPORTANT UPDATE! MINNEAPOLIS, MN IMPORTANT UPDATE! I was in Broder's Deli today for a couple of slices and when I was leaving saw they have Manhattan Special. They just got it maybe a week ago. Support them! I don't know if anyone else is selling it.

Monday, May 17, 2010 - 2:47:56 PM
Message from: Dennis Amaral

I'm relatively new to NYC (only been here a few years) but within a couple of months of arriving while meeting with a client (in Canarsie)I was introduced to Manhattan Special. My client said, "now that you're here in Brooklyn, you gotta try one". I was hooked. Now my office is in Greenpoint and I get my fix regularly from Joe's Busy Corner on Driggs Ave. I'm enjoying one right now! Keep up the good work.

Friday, May 14, 2010 - 2:27:28 PM
Message from: Maria Buonocore

I love Manhattan Special, I was turned on to it when I was 12 years old. I love that you mke it in diet now. 40 years later I still buy it, but my supermaket does not carry it anymore. Am still trying to find it. A special way I love to serve it is in expresso cups after dinner. My guests love it, especially in the summer!

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 10:37:10 PM
Message from: anita Pollioni-D'Amico

I grew up in Greenwich Village and remember drinking Manhattan Special. Now 62 yrs later I moved to Sunny Florida and still enjoy my Manhattan Special. I found it recently in Joseph's in Boca and Western Beef also in Boca. Also you can get in Doris's Italian Market.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 8:18:28 PM
Message from: Tony Rifas-Mitchell

I absolutely love your espresso coffee soda. I'm from the Bronx, NY, but moved to Chicago years ago. I'm only 21 and one of the first things I can remember is going to Emilio's on Morris Park to grab a slice and a Manhattan Special. I just came back from a visit and grabbed myself 5 of the 28 ounce bottles. This was yesterday, and sadly they're all gone. I'm also sad to see that the large (28 oz) bottles aren't available online. Should I order a case of the 10oz'ers or should I wait to see if you make the 28s available? We'll see how long I can hold out. In the mean time, don't stop making your wonderful product. It's clear that so many people have fond memories of it :]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 1:45:04 PM
Message from: Jason Adams

I live in the middle of illinois, not italian, but love good italian food. I was in my favorite pizzaria, Gallina's, and saw a bottle of manhattan special on the shelf. I asked the owner if it was any good, and he said it's the best. I love coffee but had never had a coffee soda. I tried the large bottle, and have been hooked ever since. The coffee flavor is perfect, as well as the cane sugar. I love your coffee soda, please dont stop making it.

Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 1:55:40 AM
Message from: Cliff Schwartz

I'm originally from Flatlands, Brooklyn (vat else?) and live in DC. Diet (high-test, not decaf) Manhattan Special is my all-time favorite soda but can't find it anywhere in the DC area. Every time I journey up to Bklyn, I'll go to Met Food on 7th Ave and bring home a case. I like to make a mocha "egg cream" with Manhattan Special by adding chocolate milk. Tomorrow, I'm gonna try chocolate milk and Vanilla Stoli. Now THAT'S a MAN'S drink!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:03:13 AM
Message from: Mike Cacace

I'm originally from Brooklyn. I've moved throughout the country, and my last adventure connected me with my now present wife, Karen. She is from Ohio. We came to Brooklyn to visit my family recently, and I introduced Karen to Manhattan Special.Needless to say, she is HOOKED. I wish the shipping charges were a little less.Regardless, we enjoy the beverage daily. Thank you for this.

Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 1:52:57 PM
Message from: patty caamano

wow i went a a meeting with some co workers and @ this deli by our corp. office she introduced me to your drink !!! this is the best coffee drink I have ever had !!!!!!!!!!!! your fan for life patty caamano :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 11:37:47 AM
Message from: John and Josephine Passaro

We would love to see the old label come back ;) I grew up on Manhattan Special, my father came from Greenpoint, NY and that is where it originated from. Little did I know that I was going to marry a Passaro (no relation to the company) and at our reception, we put bottles of Manhattan Special on each table. At that time, the label had Passaro's Famous on it. Great memories!

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 5:29:45 PM
Message from: Basil Hirniak

I love your product. Will it ever be available in England? Hope So!

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 6:02:49 PM
Message from: Lisa

I too like Alexander remember getting a hot roast beef and melted mozzarella with brown gravy hero from Montes and a big bottle of Manhattan Special. I used to sneak drinking it when I was a kid when my father and godmother would buy it and would let me drink a little bit cause it was "coffee". Every time I drink it I remember going to the corner deli by my godmother and getting two or three bottles. I since moved away from brooklyn and unfortunately nobody outside of brooklyn knows what a manhattan special is or how good it is. I long for some everyday and hope to find out how to order some online

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 1:38:38 PM
Message from: tony vigna

ever since the old days in harlem the manhattan special has held a special place in my heart, and on my taste buds. i have'nt had it for a while, because i have'nt been able to find it. i am looking forward to my buddy of 60years, Nick to be able to locate where i can buy it on his computer. my eyes are glazed, and my tounge is watering in anticipation.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:32:33 AM
Message from: LCpl Carlsen, Albert S. (USMC)

Well like most people from new york, we usually been to the deli a couple times because our grandmothers or own mothers wanted us to get milk, or butter, or bread, etc...One item every time i been to the deli caught my attention and i been addicted to them since i was 4yrs old...the good old "manhattan special"...i havent been to a deli in a long time after i joined the marine corps but one thing that happened to me while i am still here in afghanistan was my uncle tommy of bklyn, ny had talked to a couple people and they sent me not one bottle, or two bottles, but an entire case and tshirt and hat....i am so very thankful and it is my duty to keep the world a better place and i will continue to drink this product till i go. I want to thank the company, Semper Fi

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 4:16:35 PM
Message from: Derek Andersen

When I was a kid my mom used to buy Manhattan Special all the time and i was like YUCK whenever i tried a sip. But now I understand why she bought it all the time, and get one at least every other day from the Deli next door to my job. Thanks for making my days sweeter.

Monday, February 22, 2010 - 5:40:32 PM
Message from: Alexander

I grew up in Bensonhurst and used to enjoy my Manhattan Special with a nice Hero from Montes Hero shop. This is one of the few things left that have a history to the company. I am sad about the fact that the times have changed and will never be the same again. I can buy these drinks for my kids but they will only enjoy the taste. For me with every sip and every time I look at the bottle I remember a whole lot of history. The way life was in the "neighboorhood" Thank you for still keeping the soda around. It means a lot to me.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 5:07:54 PM
Message from: Ruth from Torrance, CA

Coffee, real good coffee, I will leap tall buildings to obtain. Galco's Soda Pop Stop had a segment on a local TV program. Drove 2 hours & overheated the engine...but scored some Manhattan Special. OMG! Why have I not heard of this beverage perfection before? I bow on one knee to THE most authentic coffee soda & the family that sustains this product, glass bottle, cane sugar & all. Don't you ever,ever stop. Thank you! I am blissed!

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 2:06:34 PM
Message from: Camille Pagnotta

This is the best web site ...I always thought that I was alone with the way I miss the old neighborhood..not the way it is today but the way it was in the early 50s...I live in Georgia now... not a lot of Italians around but I try to cook the dishes my grandmother used to make in East Harlem..."a big shout out to the old neighborhood"......

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 8:09:01 PM
Message from: Dmarie NYC Heart

Well, I can only say that I live out of state in Florida. I went to school by the bottling plant, my grandmothers house you could see the bottling plant, smell the coffee and take a sip if mom had it with a cookie or a sandwhich, from deli doghnut(does not exist anylonger) My family still passes each day the streets of Brooklyn and says hello to your workers and laugh as I yell send me a case. When I moved down here I was in the black whole, no italian food, not an ounce of manhattan special in sight, sausage and peppers unheard of.. Where the hell was I? Nothing against the state but really these people "dont get it". Then one day I found a bottle, I cried when I saw the zip code 11211. Nearly kissed the man behind the counter and thought I had to smuggle it into the state there on after. I bought 3 cases and hid them in my garage and would sneak a few every two weeks. Needless to say I have found a "dealer" but I have to drive 45 minutes when I could walk two down the block. You can take the girl out of brooklyn but never the manhattan special out of the girl. Your product is the best, the memories are better. Our families came over together and had the same dreams. There is truth in the introduction, there is history in the soda and it is made with love of family, people and heart within tradition. For every sip is a taste of success. It is nice to see the old timer Manhattan Special still standing strong against the "invaders" Between Fortunato's canoli and a Manhattan special the trips "home" are more special. Never let go of what your home truly is and without a doubt hold true to the roots.

Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 2:12:27 PM
Message from: Joe Imburgia

In Jersey from the midwest and came acroos your soda, it's wonderful. Am looking into getting it bach home.

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 7:16:49 PM
Message from: Eric Stern

I miss that delicious coffee soda! Can't get it upstate here near Poughkeepsie! Haven't seen it since I left Brooklyn 20 years ago.. Stumbled on it while watching Modern Marvels on History! Wish I had a Bottle Now!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 9:41:20 PM
Message from: Ashaki Taha-Cisse

About 25 years ago, my husband introduced me to Manhattan Special as a treatment for migraine headache instead of the medication "Caffergot". It worked then and it still does. It is the most delicious "medicine" I've ever taken. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 5:16:17 PM
Message from: William P

I love Manhattan Special. I used to drink a 32 ounce size with a hero sandwich. Of course this was 30 years ago when my youth allowed for such things. Now I stick to the small bottles which I have introduced to my daughters and nephews.

Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 3:58:55 PM
Message from: Teddy Coluca

I grew up in "the flats" on Metropolitan Ave. between Leonard & Lorimer,and their wasn't anything like running into the candy store on a Hot Day,sticking your hand in the Ice Cold Water,of the Ice Box,and pulling out an Ice Cold Manhattan Special.Those days were wonderful. And we had nothing.

Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 10:18:04 AM
Message from: Camille Pagnotta

I was born in New York City... East Harlem.. E a kid I would buy a Manhattan Special in Doc's candy store....I saw it on the Sopranos...I looked it up on the Internet and here I am....the good old days....who would have thought....

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 5:36:08 AM
Message from: Dann Russo

Almost every time I head back to Boston from my parents' house in Brooklyn, I stop by Dyker Bagels for some provisions you can't get in Beantowne - a few dozen bagels and as many Manhattan Specials as I can fit in the bag :-) such an awesome drink to get me home and to get me up on Sunday mornings.

Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 8:02:22 PM
Message from: Louise D

When I was in middle school in the early 60s, I would drink two Manhattan Specials with lunch and may be after school too. I would have lunch at Millie's on New Utrecht Ave. in Brooklyn. After many years, I have discovered, thanks to a neighbor, that Manhattan Specials are still in production. Wow! That is fantastic. I am sipping some now since my neighbor has found a place near his parents' house in Staten Island that carries your soda. However, since I live in CT, I rely on his purchases and kindness in bringing some back after a visit. Shipping here costs near as much as the soda which makes it prohibitive for me to order for myself. So, I treasure the bottles he has shared.

Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 5:35:48 PM
Message from: Michael J

I grew up in Carroll Gardens in the early 60's. It was a great italian neighborhood. With Italian shops and markets down on Union and Columbia Street. There was a store for everything. Meat, Fish, Chicken Market( With Live Chickens and Rabbits) dressed to order. Panella Store and yes what goes better with a Panella sandwich but a ICE COLD MANHATTAN Special. That was living. We would plan shopping days with my grandmother who would bring us to get the sandwich en route to placing her shopping orders at each shop keep. Some days we would pick up 1/2 lb of Procutto and mozzarella at 'Moris' Itatian Lattacini place and go next door to the bakery and eat in the back where my grandmother was friends with the bakers. Accompaning us with these sandwiches Ice Cold Manhattan Specials. Don't ever change that classic receipe. I've since moved out of state however am blessed to be able to get your coffee treat. Happy 2010 !

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 9:36:57 PM
Message from: Joey Sal

I grew up in Italian east harlem in the 50's,60's and the early 70's. And I remember as a kid getting Manhattan Specials at uncle Mo's at 108 St. and second ave. Back you can buy a bottle for 15 cents, those were the days!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 11:52:43 AM
Message from: Gordon Meyer

Living in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, I have access to a great many italian treats, and Manhattan Special is one of my favorites. I get it every time I go to the grocery store (and sarasparilla too) .... please get the other flavors at the Met on Clinton & Sackett Street!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 2:04:48 AM
Message from: joey madrid

Love your soda

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 5:11:55 PM
Message from: GEORGE NEWTON

Oh how I miss my Manhattan Special. I lived in New York and it available in my local beverage store. I pick up a case when I visit but it goes too fast. It's really special when you don't have it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 9:11:08 AM
Message from: Teresa

I stayed home from work today because I have a bad sinus infection and feel terrible. After one sip of your espresso soda, however, I feel like I could take on the world! I'll be back!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 10:14:07 AM
Message from: Brian E. "Cowboy" Trager

I met her in Las Vegas. Long brown hair and big brown eyes, and she took me to Montassano's Italian Deli (best deli I ever been in) and introduced me to Brocolli Rabe and Manhatten Specials. I was hooked. That was 19 years ago. I no longer live in Vegas, she & I parted ways, but I still love Brocolli Rabe, and I miss Manhatten Specials. Hope I can get some soon... Thanks for the memories...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 8:02:26 PM
Message from: John Stathis

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for as long as I can remember. I am 59yrs. old. I grew up in Astoria,N.Y. It was a mixed ethnic neighborhood Greek, Italian, German, Irish, etc. Manhattan special was very available due to the many Italian delis in the neighborhood. I drink Manhattan Special original almost everyday. I try to have a case at home or beleive it or not in the trunk of my car. I have introduced many, many people who have never heard of it to Manhattan Special and everyone has loved it. Please make it more available in the NYC area. thanks and salud.

Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 12:18:43 AM
Message from: carol gordon

My husband and I discovered Manhattan special when we were dating 26 or so years ago.We became big fans!!! It was one of the things that we could not leave NYC without buying to bring home to CT.. Recently we have been having a problem finding it. This evening we were at a microbewery in NYC and somehow Manhattan Special came up in our conversation with the owner of the brewery and he assured us you were still around..YEAH!!!! Glad we found you ......

Friday, November 13, 2009 - 9:29:59 PM
Message from: Randir Naraine

I really love getting an espresso from my local cafe in Mt. Vernon, but I recently noticed the espresso soda and an italian deli up the block. WOW......that is some punch...This is a fantastic product and it really makes sense why it was around since 1895. I will spread the word....I promise

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 11:10:37 PM
Message from: Jeffrey Haws

Originally saw a podcast featuring where they mentioned Manhattan Special. So I added a couple of bottles to my order. I just had one and WOW. Amazing. I am now ordering a case. I so hope that you have a retailer in the greater Seattle area.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 2:58:36 AM
Message from: Joe Verdoliva

I am from Brooklyn, Gravesend to be exact. I currentl live in Seattle. My Grand Father and Father would drink Manhattan Special religously. I have been drinking it since I was able to eat solid foods, Thats about 33 years ago. As a matter of fact, the drink held such regard in my house, that my mom would buy it for me as a "treat" all through my childhood into my young adult years. I just found a deli in my area called "I love New York Deli" they fly in most of thier fare from Brooklyn and Manhattan, Kanishes, Pastrami, Salami, Bagels, you name it, they have it. I have not eaten there yet, but it was recomended to me by a girl i met out here, she is from Long Island. I went in there today for ONE THING Manhattan Special to my dismay they did not stock it, so, so, sad. So I went on line and found this great site and I am going to make an order ASAP. One of my favorite combinations was Lard Bread and Manhattan Special or a gooey chicken parm hero and a Manhattan Special. People wo were raised on the east coast and specifically Brooklyn and the boroughs are as great as they come. You move out of state and it just aint the same, fugettaboudit...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:47:04 PM
Message from: Frank Chaves Jr.

I am from w'burg B'klyn, but I live in Florida how I wish for only one sip.

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 12:08:09 PM
Message from: Sue Dewey

Love your 28oz bottles! I hate that I can't buy Manhattan Special locally in my area (Austin, TX). Wish you sold the 28oz bottles online. For me, 10oz of your supercharged caffeinated goodness just isn't enough!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 12:41:57 PM
Message from: Cynthia Quintero

Block parties, family, zeppoles, manhattan specials......the best part of my childhood growing up on Smith & Union. I now reside in Buffalo & wish I were able to get my "specials" up here somewhere. In the meantime, I hang onto the memories while waiting for my op to go back "home" to Brooklyn & the grocery store on the corner of Smith & Union (Jim's) to pick up my Manhattan Special.....ahhhh, the good ole days!!

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Friday, October 2, 2009 - 8:20:07 PM
Message from: Frank V. Cecere

I was born in 1942 in East New York Brooklyn, I was drinking Manhattan special in those little bottles ever since I can remember,.I am 67 years old now and still love the soda.

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 7:36:19 PM
Message from: Ronald Kubik

I just finished an ice cream soda made with vanilla ice cream and manhattan special ... mmm mmm good!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 8:10:50 AM
Message from: Diane Imbasciani

Growing up in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Manhattan Special was our drink of choice. Miss those days when hanging out on the stoop drinking Manhattan Special was all you wanted.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:22:51 PM
Message from: daniel rukaj

i love a manhatten special especially in the morning. such a greal drink

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 11:41:25 PM
Message from: Steve Lopinto

Things I miss about Brooklyn. Stickball, Randazzo's, Pastosa's, best paisons, Manhattan Specials.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 12:52:31 PM
Message from: Sen. Maria Mazo

I love Manhattan Special!

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 4:42:36 PM
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Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:59:26 AM
Message from: Cynthia Graham

My husband and I enjoyed our first Manhattan Special last weekend during a walking tour of Brooklyn Heights. It was a great day, great tour and great soda!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 2:35:22 PM
Message from: Kelly Kreth

There are few things I like to put in my mouth more than Manhattan Special! I particularly love that a decaf version is offered as I can't have caffeine.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:42:40 PM
Message from: Michael Loamuscio

I had my 1st Manhattan Special this weekend. I must have been living underground somewhere. I am a new fan and will be a regular Manhattan Special patron.

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 2:22:41 PM
Message from: Tom Alessandro

I used to drink Manhattan Special when I was a kid in the Bronx in the 60s. Moved to California and the last time I had any was in 1989. One of my cousins brought me out 6 bottles. I stretched them out for about 6 months. Every time I go into an Italian deli I ask about Manhattan Specials, most of the time they think I'm nuts. Some of my family is going back for a family reunion this month. I'll see if someone brings me back a few.

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 4:53:01 PM
Message from: Bob

I have been drinking Mahattan Special since I was a kid. I was born in B'klyn in 1959. My father drank Manhattan Special since he was a kid. Great NYC tradition. Lots of memories. Mahattan Special - Peanut Chews - Nediks Hot Dogs (standing room only) - A Hot Bag of Peanuts Roasted by a street vendor in Manhattan - Checking the Track Tallie for the daily bookie number in the NY Post, (only a select few people will know what that means.)

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:48:23 PM
Message from: Jeremiah Gosse

I am from Charlotte, NC and had the pleasure of living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a couple of years. I stayed on Anslie St. and I often miss being in New York it truely was one of the greatest experiences of my life. One thing I miss the most is an ice cold Manhattan Special and pizza at Cono's on the corner.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 1:35:12 AM
Message from: Sarah W

My husband and I just moved to NYC. We are big coffee fans and when we noticed this "espresso soda" in our local grocery store (Modern Food in the Bronx) we were intrigued. Needless to say we are now HOOKED! If we ever move again, I'm glad you guys ship!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 5:23:08 PM
Message from: Lisa Juergens

I was born in Brooklyn and my grandparents lived there until they both passed away. They always had several big bottles of the regular Manhattan Special which they would keep just for when we came over. My siblings and I have loved coffee soda from the time we were allowed to drink soda! Needless to say, our family moved to California, where until recently, we have been deprived of Manhattan Special. The grandparents would bring some when they visited but with all of us loving it, it was quick to be gone! We lived in New Jersey for three years and that was good cuz we visited our grandparents and other relatives and we were able to buy and drink the "coffee soda". But,sadly, we are deprived back in Cali and I think about, tell people about and search for Manhattan Special all the time! I am happy that I can buy it directly online, now! Especially, since my fave Brooklyn deli in Cali--the only place I've found Manhattan Special out here--just closed. Keep up the good work! Arrivederci! L

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 8:53:06 AM
Message from: Marion

The Diet Manhattan Specials were recommended to me by Weight Watcher Leader. Fortunately for me they carry it in Iavarone's next door to our Weight Watcher's Meeting. With a little milk and crushed ice - it is like a dessert and really cuts the need to eat. We also learned that if you added it to a Weight Watcher's Smoothy - it is like a milkshake. Delicious and filling. If I need a pick me up in the day - I will drink the regular one and in the late afternoons - I will go to the decaf. I am so glad I found this. Go Brooklyn.

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:40:56 PM
Message from: Martha J. Yurkins

The week of August 3-7, 2009, my daughter introduced me to your product by way of making me several iced coffees with your soda. Boy was it good! I will buy it on-line if I can't get it at a store near me.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 6:02:59 PM
Message from: eugene russo

well i was born on skillman street between franklyn and park ave and there was lots of soda shop the frist was jimmys on park ave off skillman street and on skillman street there was a candy store few blocks from myrtle ave and a few others everytimev i came home from school i had a bottle of manhattan specil and it was refreshing on a summer day or when ever this soda was always in ny refrig and as the years went by i always had it everyday no matter then when i came to staten island i had a hared time findind till i saw a manhatten truck and then i was happy i went wherehe went a brought 7 cases thats whatb i did it lasted for the summer but now i drink it every day after work so all u who drank this soda its the best italain drink and noone can not say other wise so i welcome my self to this site

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 9:05:17 PM
Message from: Vinny Butch Greenfield

I grew up in Red Hook [Court and Warren]..The places where we drank MS and where we played hoops and softball.PS 29; PS 32; PS 142 and Congress and Carroll Park have all changed but MS remains the same as when I first cracked open a bottle over 55 years ago and still drink it daily today . Nothing better than a Rice Ball Special from Fernando"s la focceria and a cold MS on tap

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 11:20:48 PM
Message from: Robert Carito

Manhattan Special is sooo much more than a soda to me...It is one of the only memories I have of my Father, who died when I was five...He would take me to a soda shop in downtown Brooklyn in Carrol Gardens on 2nd Place and he would let me open the bottle on the old fashioned bottle opener mounted to the wall...I would always get the first sip...All my life, Manhattan Special has reminded me of my father, and of my absolute love for New York...Next week I am getting a Manhattan Special bottle tattooed on my arm as an homage to my father...and to my dedication to the greatest beverage ever made...Thank you Manhattan have no IDEA how important you are to me...My day is not a day without at least two...Love you guys! Keep up the good work!!! NEVER CHANGE!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 6:31:29 PM

Hi its me Buff's son, Frankie I have been drinking Manhattan Special for 60 years. Its the best! Looking to meet some of my old friends. Email me at this address:

Monday, July 13, 2009 - 8:14:39 PM
Message from: Frank Petrosino

Growing up in Gravesend going to my fathers old neighborhood South Brooklyn brings back the memories of my first Manhattan Special. Going to either the House of Calzones for a fried Calzone or Fernando’s for some Panelle. You can’t beat that. The good thing about it is that they are all sill there, and so am I. Going to Fernando’s and getting a Manhattan Special on tap is the best. Manhattan Special makes even a lousy meal from Jersey or Long Island taste good. Just kidding you guys from N.J. and L.I.. Frank P

Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:19:33 PM
Message from: Russell Lloyd

What a note about Brooklyn! Grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Midwood and Bensonhurst. Drank MS since I finally got enough allowance to buy it myself (my parents felt it was an unaffordable luxury). Yep, stoop ball, stickball, L&B's, Aliotta's (worth the trip to Flatbush for the pastries), the Del Rio diner, the 18th Avenue feast . . . those were the days. Now I live in Hauppauge where everything's in some insane sweet marinara sauce from Mars and you can't get a decent bagel. Brooklyn was really great. A least I can get my MS for a taste of it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 9:49:21 AM
Message from: alan tidwell

Oh my goodness, nirvana in a bottle!

Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 3:08:24 AM
Message from: Paul (PaulieVan) Leonardo

i cant tell you how great it is to read all of these memorable emails from other brooklyn raised italians. born and raised in bensonhurst here, near bath ave. i have drank MS all my life starting at 2 years old and i am now 53. it is the perfect beverage. great taste, just the right amount of carbonation and the best aftertaste ever. i can remeber walking to the west end bakery for the best bread in town and getting a MS at johns deli on 18th ave. going to gentiles bakery on bath ave, or villa bella's bakery on 86th st, or louigi alba's on 18th ave. or the best pizza at lennys pizziaria or spumoni gardens. and i cant forget pastosa's. i now live in this god forsaken state of NJ, where nothing stays open past 9pm at nite. folks here do not comprehend buying your meat in one store, bread in another, pastry in another, ravioli in yet another store. brooklyn was truly a great place to live and an even better place to grow up in. i miss playing stoop ball with a cheap spalldeen, or stick ball in the street between the sewers, or handball at bay 8th park. i so enjoy your website and your soda. just one last comment, and we should all think about this real hard " Why in the world did we all leave the best place on earth, our Brooklyn. maybe if we all moved back we could reclaim it." if it were only that easy. God bless all my italian paesans. Yo Brooklyn we still love ya in our hearts. be well all and FUGETABOUTIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009 - 12:38:08 PM
Message from: Donna Rose

I was born & raised in South Brooklyn - 3rd generation Italian. Manhattan Special always was and still is my favorite soft drink - now in my early 50's and living in Arizona - it has become a memory drink. Everytime I'm in Brooklyn - the first thing I have is a fresh mozzarella and prosciutto sandwich on crusty seeded Italian bread with an ice cold Manhattan Special! How I wish I was having that right now!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 12:22:56 PM
Message from: Eddie Mars

So nice to see how many New York expatriates crave this stuff as much as I do. You know how things seem so much better in memory than they do in reality? Definitely not the case here. The second right after I popped the cap and gulped it down, I was back in a Brooklyn summer, holding this clear glass bottle with the roaring 20's era lovebirds in a clinch. Add all the new products you want, but don't change a thing on the original, not the glass bottle, the period label, the glorious dark sweet contents therein. This stuff is the best!

Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 9:07:16 PM
Message from: Frank Maffia

I was born in N.Y. and lived in N.Y. and N.J. most of my life. Now I live in CA and there's no Manhattan Special, heck there's barely Boars Head, How am I suppose to survive? 5 words "Mexican Food and Burger Joints." But I get care packages for my Family in N.Y. I dread the day the bottle breaks in the box though, not because it will ruin the contents that remain, not because whomever opens my sticky box will be shreaded by loose shards broken glass everywhere, but because it was so close and I never got to taste it. Great now I'm homesick. Argh!@

Friday, June 19, 2009 - 5:11:21 PM
Message from: Daniel Castorina

I love Manhattan Special! Born and raised in Brooklyn and Staten Island i grew up on Manhattan special! The best drink on Earth!

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 10:50:45 AM
Message from: Harry Goldman

I tried the diet-decaffinated expresso products while I was in Florida, good stuff, I'm looking for a retailer in Hamilton, NJ, do you know of any retailers here? Let me know.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 10:16:20 PM
Message from: Susan Campanella

Ever since I had tasted your diet expresso drink, I immediately was hooked!! All of my five sons,varying in age from 11 to 28 years old, also had the pleasure of a taste,they too were immediately hooked!! I used to buy your product by the cases of about 28 10 ounce bottles twice a month. Unfortunately, the only store in South Philly in Pennsylvania that carried your product closed down. I was running very low on our stock, thats how I found your web site. We all love your product!!!!!! Hopefully, you will find or have other dealers in the South Philly area.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 6:54:01 PM
Message from: PHIL CAPUTO


Friday, May 29, 2009 - 10:05:19 PM
Message from: Frank Johnson

Having been born and raised in Brooklyn, Manhattan Special was always a huge part of my families life. Very few weekends passed where a bottle of Manhattan Special couldn't be found on our dinner table. We moved out of Brooklyn about 10 years ago, and every time family comes to visit, there are only a few requests we make of our arriving guests...Ravioli from Silver Star, Bread from Santi's, and as much Manhattan Special they can fit in the car. After all of the changes New York has been through, it is always nice to know that Manhattan Special still remains a part of the city I remember. And I would also like to thank you for remembering the Twin Towers on your Welcome Page. A subtle insignia serves as a reminder of how proud you are of your heritage. Thank You.

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 12:18:01 PM
Message from: Michael Christ

I moved to Boca Raton Florida in 2001.I found an Italian Market and the first thing I seen was Manhattan Special,this made me feel like I was back in Brooklyn.I only lived a few blocks away from the factory where it was made.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 11:21:29 PM
Message from: Michael J. Amari

My father was born into an Italian family in brooklyn (red hook)...moved away with my mom and raised us kids in the Napa Valley...everytime my dad went back to ny he ALWAYS returned with a couple of cases of Manhattan Specials...I was sure one lucky kid and I always looked forward to his trips for this reason (and grandma's rocky road and cookies!) I just want to say that my father is a loyal fan and I promised him I would send him a case every month so I am going to start with this Father's Day 2009 and make sure he gets his childhood Manhattan Specials again...maybe a t-shirt, too. Fixer was my dad's street name...anyone know Frank Amari?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:03:05 PM
Message from: Roz Musacchia

Could hardly wait to get back home with my case of Manhattan Specials from Galco's in Los Angeles. This is an early Father's Day gift for my husband Vince. Born and raised in Brooklyn and both of us having grown up drinking ice-cold Manhattan Specials from Ferdinando's Foccacceria on Union Street (still there), you could say one of our dreams came true - we can now have this great espresso drink any time we want! All you Los Angeles folks, try it - you'll love it. (Now if only I could persuade my family to move to LA, I'd really be in heaven!)

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:18:32 AM
Message from: Joey Badabing

Brings back childhood memories when my dad would take me to work with him and buy me a bagel for breakfast and shared with me his Manhattan Special.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 2:50:17 PM
Message from: Diane Passaro

My husband and I are both born in Brooklyn,N.Y Both our families are Italian-American. And both of our families always had Manhattan Special around our table. We could always find it in most food markets in our neighborhood. We now live on Staten Island, N.Y. and can easily find it here too. What I wanted to say is around the 1990's my older son brought home a smaller size bottle of Manhattan Special. He bring to my attention that the paper label on the bottle read "Passaro's Famous. All those years my husband had never known that you family and his family shared the same last name. This soda has been part of our lives sinces the 1960's up until now 2009. Now part of my sons lives. A third generation. My son kept that bottle with that paper label with "Passaro's Famous on it to this day. Your company no longer uses that label on the bottles.But we know its an ALL round Passaro family tradition for all of our families. With all things changing or going away I hope Manhattan Special will be around for many years to come. This would be nice because my sons could have their fourth generation of "Passaro's Famous Manhattan Special in their families too! Best Wishes from The Passaro Family.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 3:06:39 PM
Message from: Sally Mericle

I just found an Italian Deli here in Baltimore that carries Manhattan Special!!! I'm in heaven! Can't wait to make a float.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 8:11:37 PM
Message from: Doug Morris

Pour it into a tall glass, add a large scoop of chocolate ice cream and it is heaven on earth on a hot summer day! Best drink I have ever had.

Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 3:56:07 PM
Message from: CAN MAN DEPOT


Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 5:04:33 AM
Message from: Douglas Glenn Brown

Manhattan Special... there's no other coffee drink or soda quite like it. From the moment one opens the distinctively labeled glass bottle, it is clear to all the senses that something wonderful is about to happen. Honestly, this Brooklyn resident would be heartbroken if this celebrated (and rightly so!) beverage were no longer available.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 10:38:12 PM
Message from: Andrew A.

I started drinking Manhattn Special when I was a young boy from Sackett St. between 4th & 5th Ave. Since then I can't drink caffeine anymore and I don't like diet soda. Now that you are making Manhattan Special decaffeinated with out the diet I'm able to drink it again when I see it in the store. But you aren't selling it on you web page, I hope soon it will become available for purchase on your web page. Manhattan Special is a great drink.

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 7:51:58 PM
Message from: Caitlin H.

I love your soda! Especially the diet and decaffinated. I can't really drink sugar drinks so this represents a welcome departure from diet coke! Seriously, when can we expect the other flavors in diet?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 11:38:54 AM
Message from: John Bredehoft

My wife and I visited Galco's in the Los Angeles area last weekend to see their soda collection, and I was intrigued when I saw the Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda - especially when the owner raved about the Manhattan Special products in general. I wasn't sure whether I'd like it or not, since I'm not really a fan of iced coffee, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it yesterday - nice taste, not too sweet. Unless we can find a closer vendor (we live in Ontario), we may be making a return trip to Galco's soon.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 10:42:53 AM
Message from: THE MARCHESE S

Although the SPECIAL can be found in some Italian specialty stores here in PHX., its not easy to come by. Recently was back in DA BRONX and brought a bottle home for hubby who loves it. Keep up the TRADITION and wishing you continued success!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 9:04:51 AM
Message from: Robert J Marinello

Moved to Tennessee in 2008. Need to get some good pizza and "THE SPECIAL" into me again.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 11:34:00 PM
Message from: Michael A.

there's nothing like eating a fried calzone from the house of pizza & calzone on union st.and washing it down with a cold manhattan special ordeing some to ship to calif. and I can't wait also love reading those from my hood of red hook making me home sick

Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:07:35 AM
Message from: Greg Biolsi

I usual don't like coffee flavored drinks, But I love a good cup of coffee especialy espresso. So when I saw manhattan special original was brewed from real coffee beans I had to try it. It tastes fantastic! I can't wait to try the capuccino!

Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 8:48:00 AM
Message from: april roberts

i have just received my order and i am hooked. I will buy this product again and again. Thanks from TX

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 10:07:50 PM
Message from: Antimo Farina

just one drink and I am back on 3th st and 5 ave and eating a dirty water dog or a piece of pit-a- io brooklyn in the 50-60's were spent drinking manhattan special

Friday, March 6, 2009 - 11:42:52 AM
Message from: SAL GENTILE


Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 2:18:57 PM
Message from: Mart Steward, Chico, TX.

I just love coffee drinks, Starbucks gets into my into my pocket regularly. I have to try yours so I can enjoy it at home. Thanks to online orders.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 2:09:01 PM
Message from: Anthony Dino Esemplare

one of the best Drink in New york I'm 49 years old and I have ben Drinking it sinc 1980. keep it up

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 1:49:38 PM
Message from: Marc Pollack

Wow, I had almost forgotten about Manhattan Special. Born in Brooklyn, raised upstate, I moved to California about 28 years ago. Manhattan Special is the greatest stuff. I'm glad I can order it on-line. Thanks. I'm sure it will bring back sweet memories.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 12:57:48 PM
Message from: april roberts

i was so excited to see your product listed on AOL that i just had to try it for myself. I cannot wait to receive my order.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 12:37:48 PM
Message from: RALPH ESPOSITO


Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 11:20:11 AM
Message from: Karen & John Mccroy

This is the best stuff!! It is so hard to find! But is now just coming to south New Jersey. We new to protest to get more of this stuff here. Get the supermarkets to get manhattan espresso soda here!! My husband is from patterson and was raised on this. We love it!! Bring it here!! Please dont stop making it. Its definatly an old time tradition and needs to be celebrated forever!! thanks guys keep it up!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 11:03:16 AM
Message from: Jon Wood

I've never tried it. I love Coffee drinks and I want to try this stuff..:)

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 10:06:40 AM
Message from: Angela Pagano

I've been drinking Manhattan Special since I was able to walk! I moved to Florida and figured I would never see it again! But, I went into a pizzeria ran by people from NY and there it was, it was like being home again. That is a taste that can never be duplicated!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:53:45 PM
Message from: Rikk Sullenberger

The esresso soda is great!! I was in the Long Island area and stopped at Belagio's to eat. I tried the espresso soda and went back for a second one!! I'm ordering some for home too.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 3:25:19 PM
Message from: Christopher Willie

I grew up on Leonard st in Brooklyn. As a kid i remember picking up Manhattan Special bottle caps off of the sidewalk. Me and my cousin would walk around the block to Manhattan ave and trade in a handfull for a soda. I am 40 now. Still Love it.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:58:08 AM
Message from: Mario Medori

I was introduced to this great product, Espresso Coffee Soda by a friend who is from New York, and I like the taste. I am also interested in other products made by Manhattan Special and can't wait to try the other sodas. Please keep up the good work.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 9:09:21 AM
Message from: ALAN TIROTTA


Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 7:11:13 AM
Message from: Red Crest

My fathers business was in Williamsburg only blocks from Manhattan Avenue and the factory. I have great memories of the days in the 70's when the coffee was being roasted, and the smell wafted all over the neighborhood. Thanx

Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 11:46:21 AM
Message from: Steven P. DeMartino

I first tasted this as a young child at my Granmother's apartment on Henry street in Manhattan. My Mother always has this on hand when I was growing up on Long Island and as a special treat she would give us just a bit in a small glass. Great memories along with great taste.

Friday, January 16, 2009 - 11:02:33 AM
Message from: Tommy Bonz

I started drinking Manhattan Special when I was 5 years old. My grandfather belong to an Italian club in brooklyn called the 55 knights and I used to go see him and drink Manhattan specials. I only shop in stores that sell your product and live by never drinking it out of a glass but always drink it out of the bottle.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 2:31:07 PM
Message from: Lou

I first saw "Manhattan Special" in my grandmothers ice box in Providence. I then saw it in the movie, "The Pope of Greenwich Village". I recently had one with a prosciutto sange and it was a revelation.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:59:45 AM
Message from: Dr. Mario C. Barbiere

Yes, my student Joe D. turned me on to Manhattan Special and it is great. Santa did bring a supply for the holidays but my 4 sons have discovered how good it is and the supply quickly became depleted. An outstanding product! One of life's little treats! Professor

Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 12:04:23 AM
Message from: Joe Della Ferra

Simply stated, drinking an ice-cold Manhattan Special(MS) from a 10 oz. bottle is the most awesome soda experience ever! I had returned to college to pursue becoming a teacher after graduating with a B.A. 28 years ago. I turned on one of my professors to MS. He expressed that he "loved it;" and he wanted more for Christmas. I'll have to find out if Santa Claus brought him any.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 3:47:15 PM
Message from: helen sarcinella

I fell in love with manhattan specials in the 1980's and every time my husband takes me to n.y. (where he is from ) I bring as much as I can in my suitcase haven't had one break yet .better than starbucks where can I get it in No. calif?

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 7:08:13 PM
Message from: Joey boy

I have been drinking these sodas with my dad when i was about 14 years old me and my father use to go to the candy store or pizza parlor on the weekends and have them! love these a real classic

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 3:42:21 PM
Message from: Russ Di Marco

Hello: I am originally from New York and everytime I go back to New York, I go to the Foccaceria on Henry Street in Brooklyn to have Panelle, Rice Ball and Manhattan Special soda. I stumbled upon the soda here in Los Angeles and had to buy some bottles. I am trying to find a retailer here closer and cheaper to home.

Monday, December 29, 2008 - 1:33:26 PM
Message from: Phyllis

Everytime we visited family in Brooklyn, I couldn't wait to get to my Uncle Nino's pizzeria and grab a Manhattan Special. I've thought about having a case shipped to us in Michigan but now I hear that it's sold here! I can't wait to find out where!

Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 6:39:51 PM
Message from: Sue Rusch of Port Charlotte FL

After I ordered a double shot espresso at my local café, my server mentioned your Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda that they carry. She suggested mixing it with cream over ice, which I did and WOW! It was refreshing, smooth and great tasting, I’m double glad this beverage made its way from Manhattan to Florida. You can add me to the list as another extremely satisfied customer and, rest assured, my friends will be as well. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 11:27:35 PM
Message from: Jo Vogel

I just simply love your Manhattan Special. I left NY 32 years ago and moved to Florida where I was still able to get my Manhattan Special. I have been in SC now since 2001 and I cannot find the soda anywhere. Then, I went to an Italian Restaurant (Tony's pizzeria on Haywood Road in Greenville SC) and there it was sitting on his counter. I was in my glory eating his pizza-the best I have had since NY and drinking my Manhattan Special. Is there any place in the Greenville SC area that this is sold...besides buying it by the bottle.? I need quantity!!!!! I even have my mid-western husband onto Manhattan Special!....................

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 11:30:42 AM
Message from: brian

there are certain things in life that make us remember. maybe a song. or a smell. well when ever i taste the smooth rich flavor of manhatten special it always reminds me of my grandmother. how as a child she would sit outside our home on a warm summers night and drink manhatten special. she would always give me a taste. now when ever i have a glass of manhatten special i never fail too think of my dear grandmother. thankyou for the memorys

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 3:56:33 PM
Message from: Brian Falk

i started drinking manhatten speacial 20 years ago. it was a hot jully morning. i had just woken only to find i was out of coffee.going to my local grocery store up the block from where i live to buy a cup of coffee at the local grocery i passed the refri gorator box i noticed a small bottle of manhatten special siting on the shelf stareing out at me.the first thing i noticied was the deep rich color, and like a bee is drawn too honey i couldnt resist. at witch time i poured into a cup. added half and half. well i still remember the smooth rich taste like it was yesterday. and since that day there is not a day that pass's that i dont treat my self with a cup of manhatten special.i also now am enjoying all your other flavors. i am only disapointed that they are some times hard too find.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 12:10:49 PM
Message from: Jim C.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 10:25:35 AM
Message from: Corrine

The smell of the coffee soda alone makes me happy. I picked up a few bottles of diet by accident and was really surprised at how good it was. I haven't been able to find Manhattan Special in CT so I was excited to grab a few bottles when back in NYC. I wish they sold the coffee beans too.

Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 7:40:25 PM
Message from: James Stolpinski

I only started drinking Manhattan Special a few years ago. I started working on the docks and I noticed thats what all the guys drank. A good friend of mine down there got me hooked on it and I have been drinking it ever since. I love it and it is my favorite soft drink. I also like the diet version.

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 2:36:31 PM
Message from:

love the beverage for over 30 years. one of the reasons i will never leave Brooklyn! We bring cases into the office here in ocean, nj!

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 2:40:21 PM
Message from: Linda C.

What great soda! And it's even available now in Michigan! I'm hooked...I'd rather buy a few bottles of Manhattan Special than a case of the "other" kind! The coffee mixtures and the "pop" are equally fantastic! You have a great product here..and it sure doesn't hurt that it came from New york!

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 2:42:29 PM
Message from: Rita V.

I absolutely LOVE this drink! I grew up drinking this when my dad owned his own business in Staten Island and we would go to the deli on the corner. My mom would get a buttered roll and Manhattan Special, so of course I would drink my mom's at a very young age (at least 5) and have loved it ever since! I have been out of NY for 23 years, but would search high and low for some whenever I visited NY. I haven't had it in so many years because I can't get it here in Indiana. I can't wait to order some! Thank you for making the absolute best drink in the world! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 8:37:16 PM
Message from: John Sutton of California

Liked the artical in Saveur Mag. Sound as an authentic extreeme drink. I love coffee , I love a good soda. Great idea

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 11:01:59 AM
Message from: Lucille & Michael Annunziata

My boyfriend and I love Manhattan Specials...We buy it all the time...After a hard days work we both have a tall glass and relax watching tv. His daughter also loves it and we're going to get her a t-shirt... :) I told my boyf I would make it my self and he said....It will never be the so count us in on always being a customer of "Manhattan Special" Original. I also enjoy a bottle when I'm out and about... Love "Manhattan Special" Fans lol

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 2:56:09 PM
Message from: Paul C.

My wife and I were first introduced to the Manhattan Special back in 2001 when we visited family in Newburgh, NY. We were at an Italian food store (cannot remember name) and noticed the carbonated espresso drink. Naturally, we had to try it - long story short, we loved it... AND WANTED MORE! However, we could not find a retailer in Maryland where we currently live. The only time we're able to enjoy the Manhattan Special is to have family ship it down to us, which is very seldom. Our fingers are crossed that maybe someday, the espresso drink can be sold in our area. Thank you for creating such a fabulous and much needed beverage.

Friday, August 15, 2008 - 6:45:10 PM
Message from: Joe N

I remember when you couldn't find Manhattan Special anywhere outside the neighborhood. Those were the days when after playing punch ball in Mt. Carmel's yard, or kick the can on the corner on North 8th and Havemeyer or swimming in McCarren park pool, we went to Pat's Candy Store, put a dime in the Jukebox and open an iced cold bottle of Manhattan Special from the soda box for 15 cents! Now you can find it most anywhere and those memories all come back to me everytime I take that first sip!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 5:13:12 AM
Message from: Billy C ~ aka Grandpa (to Juliette)

I remember back in 1968 a Staten Island pal Tony Fedele and I were in Fords, NJ. We stopped in an Italian deli and he ordered (in Sicilian) a sangwich of Capicola, Prosciutto, Provolne, lettuce, tomato, onions, oil & vinegar and trow on some sweet hot peepers too! Then he picked up a bottle of MANHATTAN SPECIAL. "Make mine the same as his" I said to the clark (in English) behind the counter and today in 2008 I have my Grand Daughter Juliette doing likewise. Itsa niiiice!

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 3:36:22 PM
Message from: paula castro

i've been drinking manhattan special since the 60's. Now I've passed on to family & friends a wonderful way to have iced coffee. 3/4 mahattan special, and three or four ice cubes & the rest with evaporated milk. any brand. my daughther says its better then starbucks. try it, i love it. quality control will agree

Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 8:11:52 PM
Message from: Joseph Lesieur

Hey..I'm from the old neighborhood. I use to walk home from PS132 ( just a couple of blocks from MS ) and watch your machines do their bottle wash and then fill. It was cool to watch production as a child. I love the product, but now that I'm out of the neighborhood it hard to find, And yes I'm spoiled ! " Before Starbucks, there was.... "MANHATTAN SPECIAL"

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:34:53 PM
Message from: Betsy Wright

Wow, I was introduced to this at our local "Italian" restaurant here in East Texas - what a wonderful surprise and delightful taste. Keep up the good work. Betsy Wright

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 7:05:18 PM
Message from: renee melnichenko

i have nothing but great things to say!!! everyone from family to friends are hooked on this drink. my friend in england counts down the days until he gets back to new york and we take an igloo cooler w/ manhattan special in it for him when he gets off the plane.thanks for a great product have a great day!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008 - 12:55:25 PM
Message from: Frank C. D'Amato

Got the whole family hooked on this drink. Even my 2 year old ! %20-%20July/2008-07-12%20%20132653%20%20% 20DSC_8013.jpg

Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 12:12:12 PM
Message from: Dennis McEnaney

I'm a Bostonian and my daughter lives in Brooklyn. I came across Manhattan Special in a deli in Carroll Gardens and bought a single bottle which I drank on the spot. It was fabulous...never tasted a drink (other than beer) that I liked better. So I found a small Italian market down the street and bought a case. Now every time I'm in Brooklyn, I buy at least a dozen quarts to share with friends back here in Boston. My next door neighbor grew up in Brooklyn and her husband is from Kenya...they love the stuff and are always asking me when I'm going to Brooklyn. Followed up with: "and can you bring back some coffee soda?"

Friday, July 18, 2008 - 4:17:29 PM
Message from: kathy

i love this drink, i can't live without it!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008 - 2:28:23 PM
Message from: nancy from carroll street

I grew up in Brooklyn, Carroll Street, between Clinton & Court. Anyway, Manhattan Special was a staple for "us kids in the neighborhood". We'd go to Pete's Candy Store on Court & 1st Place, grab an ice cold Manhattan Special and a bag of Wise Potato Chips and ahhh, heaven. Nothing beat the two. I've taken the love of Manhattan Special and passed it along to my children and surprise, surprise, they are enjoying the ice cold delicacy. As a matter of fact, they enjoy even more than that pricey other bottled "coffee specialty"...I do remember at one point during my childhood that Manhattan Special was introduced in cans, glad you brought back the glass bottles when you did...Thanks for keeping my childhood memories alive and for creating new ones with my children.

Friday, June 13, 2008 - 9:15:20 AM
Message from: Ken

This is "THE BEST" soda ever. Possible to order on-line? Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 4:53:26 PM
Message from: Marc Buonomo

I agree with everyone on the list! There is nothing like a Manhattan Special (no diet for me!) To all the friends I see on the list - it's great to see all of your names and statements and memories, incluyding drinking a nice cold one together. My dad (Angelo) actually worked there, and was on the MS bowling team! So of course, we drank it like water! Especially living on Jackson St! It's a little tougher to find in NJ, but I have and still drink it whenever I can!!!! Please stay in business!!

Monday, June 9, 2008 - 8:08:21 PM
Message from: Aunt Fran

When I was a little girl, my father introduced me to Manhattan Special. He used to go to the Brooklyn bottling plant and buy cases upon cases of it to share with all the paisans. Everytime I drink it, the taste brings me back to a wonderful, simpler time in my life. Now I have passed the tradition onto my family.

Monday, June 9, 2008 - 11:45:10 AM
Message from: Uncle Licky

I was waltzing through Mamaroneck and spotted my beloved Manhattan Special at an Italian Deli- it brought back great memories of having a cold one on Nonna's stoop down on Adams Place!! Do you sell this is Rhode Island??

Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 8:39:41 PM
Message from: peter zito

pete from russell st i live only a few blocks from your bottling co.been drinking manhattens since i was a kid its still the best drink around and makes a great gift

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 12:31:50 AM
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 8:24:19 PM
Message from: UNCLE CHIPPIE

I was born and raised in williamsburg. as a kid we able to get free samples... ... thank you for those memories. anyway i live upstate and i just opened a new restaurant and would like to carry the best so tell me who is your local dist. in northern dutchess county?

Monday, June 2, 2008 - 2:15:46 PM
Message from: Vida Renaud

I lived in Brooklyn on Columbia St & Congress. There used to be a Corner Store own by an Italian couple named Mike & Jenny, who also happend to make thier own wine in the basemen. hmmm anyway I was about 7 to 8 yrs old when I started drinking this wonderful beverage I am now 55yrs old. Now I live in Florida & I am trying to find a place where they sell the orginal so that I may purchase some. If anyone out there knows of where I can buy it please let me know. It would have to be closed to Daytona Beach Airport. Thanks

Friday, May 30, 2008 - 2:25:07 PM
Message from: Rebecca Canino

I am in love. I need this delivered to my door!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 1:47:23 AM
Message from: Bobby Maida

The old neighborhood East Harlem,NYC was my 1st exposure to Manhattan Special. We have all move out but every year in August we come back for the Feast of the Giglio A catered lunch is provided for the Giglio Boys and along with the great Italian food served one can find ice cold bottles of Manhattan Special. Old traditions never die.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 7:33:40 PM
Message from: Ann Lamantia

Born and raised in Manhattan and although we were not allowed to have it all the time, as a kid I grew up loving Manhattan Special soda. After moving to Jersey I hadn't seen it for a long time. Recently was happy to discover one of our local stores is now selling it. Never heard anyone say they didn't like it. Great soda!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 4:15:52 PM
Message from: Sal DeSimone

I call it "holy Water". it's by far the best drink on the planet,so don't change anything. Everyone I introduce to this soda gets hooked immediately.

Monday, May 26, 2008 - 9:52:29 AM
Message from: Joe Lucatuorto

After a great party in Williambsburg, we decided to go for a couple of slices of pizza, that's where I discovered Manhattan Special sodas! I fell in love immediately! This stuff is amazing.

Monday, May 26, 2008 - 8:45:03 AM
Message from: rosalind grillo

I'm always struggling with one diet or another. Facts say that we may be thirsty and not hungry when our stomachs signal an uncomfortable feeling. Problem solved and losing weight because I drink a glass of Manhattan Special Diet Decaf with alittle fat-free half and half and WOW!!! I'm full and on my way to safely losing those unwanted pounds. Thank you for a great drink

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:09:17 PM
Message from: Frank A.Toscano

Very good coffee soda! You should make it available in 2 liter bottles.

Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 9:50:48 PM
Message from: michael marricco

the diet manhattan expresso love it

Friday, May 16, 2008 - 10:35:40 AM
Message from: Libby Yost

My husband LOVES your product; we just wish we could find it close to home--we see it in Florida and Grand Cayman but not in South West Connecticut often enough! Delicious and unique.

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 2:08:32 PM
Message from: Frank D

Our family has been drinking this soda since the 1920's or perhaps earlier. I recall the old yellow & white label/graphic (changed a few years back)with a man seated at a dinner table and a woman standing over him, I think she was pouring the soda for him...... This product is timeless and I am happy that it's taste has never changed, even if the label has. It is old New York.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:58:42 PM
Message from: Angela Dorio-Minotti

I have been drinking Manhatten Special Coffee soda since I was a little girl....I grew up with Manhatten Special....loved it then as I still do now....

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 12:39:40 AM
Message from: leslie lee

oh my gosh!! i just tasted manhattan special espresso soda for the first time! it is amazing! then i made an ice cream float with it...holy moley, amazing!

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 2:42:30 PM
Message from: Joseph Pelaia

I'm 62 now and I been drinking MS for a little over 50 years. My uncle had a small coffee shop in the old First Ward section of Newark. He had a soda cooler in front filled with ice. I remember the Nehi's and of course the MS which was my favorite then and now. Funny thing is, I don't like or drink regular hot coffee. I remember the old bottles with the red printing/paint on the bottle itself.

Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 12:52:02 PM
Message from: labradog

Just had the espresso soda - Great! I'm gonna go nag a little specialty store to get this stuff!

Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 8:49:34 PM
Message from: Rose

Tried the Espresso Soda for the first time today and I am totally hooked! Can't wait to substitute my morning hot coffee for it this summer and I have a ton of cocktail recipes already milling in my head. Doesn't a Caramel Machiatini sound delicious?

Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 8:45:43 PM
Message from: Chris Kovic

My wife and I discovered the Coffee Espresso Soda today and we are hooked. Can't wait to drink it again.

Friday, April 11, 2008 - 11:36:15 AM
Message from: NICK BELLO


Friday, April 11, 2008 - 7:53:06 AM
Message from: Veronica

Best Stuff on Earth!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 10:17:58 AM
Message from: Angelo

I just love the stuff!

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 2:49:08 PM
Message from: Mike... Joe's Cousin from below

I agree with my cousin. I love the stuff. Outside of Sunday dinner, it is always great with a hot lunch or a Pittsburg platter.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 2:40:09 PM
Message from: Melissa Ann on the UWS

Manhattan special is my all time favorite. I drink it instead of a cup of coffee in the morning on my way out the door. I have introduced it to all my friends at. They all love it too.... and they're a tough bunch, lol. I knew Manhattan was special... but not this special, lol. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 2:20:28 PM
Message from: Joe C From Brooklyn

I grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan Special was always part of our Sunday Dinners. It reminds me of my cousin Michael's special pasta with sausage. Thanks for the great memories.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:54:09 AM
Message from: mary garcia

Manhatan Special was my father's favorite drink. Growing up- he use to let us have a "small" glass of HIS drink. Even my grandfather loved it. Now, I make a special trip to the Italian market just for some old time memories. Manhattan Special- making memories generation after generation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 4:45:02 AM
Message from: Dee Brennan

Your espresso coffee soda is wonderful! I had been drinking a certain brand name "blak" coffee/cola drink that I really liked, however I have read that it is no longer being manufactured. My husband searched grocery stores for a comparable product and bought me your Manhattan Special, which far surpasses any other coffee drink! Thank you, you've got a customer for life!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 11:00:53 PM
Message from: Anthony from NY

there is nothing like a manhattan special!!! I hope this company stays around forever!

Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 8:26:52 PM
Message from: Matthew Conti

Growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, I have such fond memories of ordering a Manhattan Special along with a Sausage & Pepper Hero, at St. Helen's Italain Feast. Now that was truly Heaven on Earth. Thanks for the Sweet memories.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 4:51:17 PM
Message from: Ira

I have tried the manhattan special expresso soda and the diet version. Theyre good and I like the bottles they come in.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 8:43:18 PM
Message from: michelle calderon

My family and I have been drinking manhattan special coffee soda as long as I can remember. Our family lived right next door from the factory and we would smell it all day long.It is definitely the smell that brings me back to my childhood. Our Sunday dinners are never complete without it. It's a staple in our home. Thanks for the memories M.Calderon

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 10:31:10 AM
Message from: Craig Joseph Sulfarro

This is the most amazing soda I have ever tasted! I love espresso and when I found this soda I was amazed that a company would combine the flavor with a soda. If you are an espresso drinker or just want to try something new, this beverage satisfys your craving.

Monday, December 10, 2007 - 11:26:16 AM
Message from: Rosemarie Basile Angalet

As a little girl born in Queens my father every Sunday would give all of my brothers and sisters Manhattan Special to drink,this was a special treat for us.I still have the first empty bottle that he gave me my first drink about 25years ago.Still pick up a supply of Manhattan Special when we make our trips to New York.Thank you for a great delicious coffee soda drink.

Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 5:50:05 PM
Message from: Rosie Macri

I used to live in Brooklyn until 1974 when I moved to Pennsylvania. I come back every year to visit my family and always have Manhatten Special and fresh mozzarella, two of my favorite things from home.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 10:59:59 PM
Message from: Rosemary

My family has lived around the corner from "Manhattan special" for 100 years. As a young girl, every week when we would visit grandma and granpa, the first thing my dad did when we walked in the house was open the fridge and grab 2 Manhattan Specials, one for him and one for my brother and I to split. Now, as an adult, the first thing I do when I travel from Florida to visit grandma is pop open a Manhattan special. We were in Williamsburg for Thanksgiving and we brought home a case.... Ah.... Such wonderful memories and such wonderful soda.

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 1:10:34 PM
Message from: Robert Peana

The besttasting soda ever. I originally came from New York. And I was craving the tast of Manhattan Special. I finaly got some.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 8:25:04 PM
Message from: George Rotundo

I've lived in Greenpoint Brooklyn all my life. As far back as i can remember I've been drinking Manhattan Special. Starbuck's!!fuggedaboutit!!!. In my opinion they don't know squat about coffee. up until recently I used to drive down to Florida at least once a year. I would stock up on Manhattan Special and keep it on ice in a cooler. Whenever i would get a little drowsy from driving your wonderful elixer did the trick. Thank you so much for keeping a Brooklyn tradition alive.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 4:00:11 PM
Message from:

I actually just came home from school and I just couldnt resist. Here is what I think about Manhattan Special. Manhattan Special is thee best drink...I dub this drink numero uno and it is without a doubt taken from a river that only exist in heaven. Thank you for this wonderful drink.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 3:57:46 PM
Message from: Madeline M. Faiella

Okay folks it's getting close to Thanksgiving don't forget to stock up on your Manhattan Special for the Holiday LOL :}

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 4:16:10 AM
Message from: Peter Dugo

I love this drink! Grazie!

Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 2:16:38 PM
Message from: Bernadette Crowell

Love the soda!

Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 8:03:48 PM
Message from: Neal Russell

Found your Expresso Coffee Soda in Westerly, RI in a small Gelato shop opened recently by Italians from Brooklyn. Loved it & want to by it in the "Big Apple".

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 5:58:34 PM
Message from: Mike Valleau

Manhattan Special is the best!! Where could I find it in Pennsylvania or New Jersey?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 6:40:22 PM
Message from: Leighann Reutter

The Manhattan special's orange soda is the best!!! All my friends and family love it!! We have it on the holidays and with lunch and dinner! It is also great on a hot summer day

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 10:51:42 AM
Message from: Joe DeFrancisci

I've been drinking Manhattan Special most of my life. It is a wonderful treat! Thank You!

Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 4:33:11 PM
Message from: frank gmelin

while at the river street deli in chattanooga enjoying a sandwish made with boarshead deli meat and a dr brown's cream soda, it also made me think of another favorite of mine and my wife's A COLD MANHATAN SPECIAL. WHERE CAN WE FIND SOME IN CHATTANOOGA.

Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 7:32:30 AM
Message from: Chester H Pownall Jr

While making my deliveries on my route for Farmland Dairies LLC, I spotted a bottle of Expresso Coffee Soda in my customers cooler and I was curious about the product so, I bought the diet Expresso Coffee Soda and really enjoyed it. I want to buy a case for home!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 5:57:40 PM
Message from: gloria cattafi

I just came back this weekend from visiting nyc and brooklyn-boy-did I stock up on manhattan special-I haven't had the soda in YEARS!!!! if their isn't a retailer in knoxville tn can I order some direct from you? drinking the soda brought back soooo many fond memories-love your product

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 11:56:29 AM
Message from: Danny Randolph

On old highway 66 just out side of Arcadia Okla. Down the road from the route 66 round top barn is POPS. This cafe and store has hundreds of different kinds of soda pop. This is where we found your Espresso Coffee Soda. You have a great product.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 8:44:20 AM
Message from: Tommy B.

This Columbus Day weekend there is going to be the First annual Italian Festival being held at Father Copadanno Blvd. in Staten Island. I do bet many who visit this guestbook will remember all the great Italian Feast that were held in my old South Brookyln neighborhood on Henry St. I do remember that every where you looked you noticed someone drinking Manhattan Special. Also on the website South Brooklyn net, Manhattan Special is mentioned many times in good taste. I do hope to visit the Festival this weekend & of course have my bottle of Manhattan Special.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 1:29:44 PM
Message from: Marie (Grillea) Bond

I grew up in Brooklyn & have been drinking Manhattan Specials since I was a kid. It always brings back such great memories!! My father always bought it and us kids LOVED it!! We used to look so forward to going to my Grandmothers house because she always had the small bottles of Manhattan Special in her frig. I was so excited when I recently found it in Stop n Shop!! All the memories came back!

Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 6:15:20 PM
Message from: Ellen Goldman

For years I have been a loyal drinker of your Espresso Soda. Winter or Summer I have it in the morning, as well as an occasional drink in the evening too. I recently moved out of the NYC area and cannot find it. I have my family bring as many bottles as they can when they come to visit. Thank you so much for your wonderful product, which can't hold a candle to Starbucks!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 6:31:40 PM
Message from: Phyllis I.

I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was seven years old, I called it coffee soda...and just had one yesterday. I bought it at Faicco's Pork Store in Greenwich Village, near where I work. I grew up in soho, drank it there, moved to eny brooklyn, drank it there, am now in the bronx and buy/drink it every chance I get. When I lived in soho, a neighbor had in-laws in greenpoint, that was my first exposure to manhattan avenue, hence the manhattan special is named after the area is is bottled in, also i think the Passaro family is still the owner. they took the name off of the label, however. Keep up the good work, the drink is a classic and still delicious.

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 11:30:35 AM
Message from: Maria Serratore

I just wanted to stop by and say Thank You! I LOVE my Mahattan Specials!!! Can never get enough

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 11:11:37 AM
Message from: Debra Randazzo Kiska

I have drank Manhattan Special since I was a kid, I have moved away to the south and still my family in CT sends me bottles. Nothing is better than a cold glass of the best coffee soda in the world(my opinion). Thanks for a lifetime of good memories and a great product.

Monday, September 17, 2007 - 12:16:50 PM
Message from: Robin Ng

I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was 12yrs or younger. My father introduce me to this awesome drink. I moved to Michicgan and I had to have my mother buy me a case when she comes and visit me. I now live in Chicago and I have been searching and searching for this product. I introduce my girl friend to this wonderful drink and she now bugs me about buying it all the time.. I am hoping I can either buy it around me or I can have a case of it shipped to me. I love this drink!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 10:14:33 PM
Message from: Tony Michaels

Hands down, the best coffee drinks money can buy. I empty the supermarket shelves whenever I get the chance, ad drive for miles looking for my next "fix". Who needs Starbucks when you can have a Manhattan Special.

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 4:22:06 PM
Message from: Debra Morrissette

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for as far back as I can remember, I am now 54. I've lived in Hoboken all my life and this has been a Hoboken drink. I'm happy to see it is now in our local Shoprite and hope you continue providing it there. In addition, since I cannot have sugar, I'm happy to see a diet version, tastes just as good as the original. A happy drinker

Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 11:22:31 AM
Message from: Sue Dewey

Greetings from Austin, TX. I was up in Middletown, NY yesterday picking up Manhattan Special to bring home to Texas with me. I LOVE the giant bottles! You're the whole reason I drink coffee! My husband and I are addicted to your soda, and we can't seem to find it anywhere here. We can't get enough of the stuff! We hope you sell it down here very soon, because you already have a great fan base. God Bless the Manhattan Special! :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 10:22:12 AM
Message from: J.F.

Growing up in Canarsie "back in the day" a Manhattan Special was a real treat. It was really a big deal. I always have a case at barbecues and parties. Always starts up some sort of converstaion, people from Bklyn love it and people from...somewhere else, make that wierd face like they just dont get it!

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 7:28:05 PM
Message from: Michael Burdo

I have been drinking you product for most of my 51 years. Since I moved to Pennsylvania it's hard to find your product out here. I have to drive back to good old Brooklyn, New York to get it. I have to buy it by the case. You keep making your great product, and I will keep driving to New York to get it.

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 12:48:07 PM
Message from: Carol Krogstad (Napolitano)

Growing up in New Jersey we made many trips into New York just to purchase Manhattan Special. To find it now so many years later = what can I say - This is absolutely WONDERFUL. A real treat for anyone who has never tasted it.

Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 9:26:21 AM
Message from: Joe Grosso

I work at a Super Foodtown (Big Supermarket) in New Jersey and I bring Manhattan Special in and we go through cases like crazy. Everybody that used to live in Brooklyn that moved to Jersey go crazy over it. The espresso soda is the best thing I've ever tasted. Their soda's are outstanding too! I'm still trying to bring the Orange and Gassosa in, but they don't seem to have it available :( .. don't ever change your recipe!! 16oz would be nice though :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 6:24:48 PM
Message from: Vincent

I just Love Manhatten Specials - especially knowing that the taste has never changed and its still family run. Keep up the great taste!!

Monday, August 27, 2007 - 1:07:58 PM
Message from: Mark W. Beasley

Whooow!! What have i been missin all these years..MANHATTAN SPECIAL Espresso Coffee Soda. I drive over the road in the Entertainment Industry..doing a show out on Jones Beach when one of my drivers show's up with a few bottles of soda, i snagged one from him to bring back home here in Nashville. I guess i'll be buying buy the case from now on when i am back in the New York area!! Makes Starbucks taste like weak water!! Thanks for keepin me awake! Mark

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 8:58:31 PM
Message from: Mario Nucci

For many years I have enjoyed the great flavor of your espresso soda. It is a wonderful and refreshing drink. As a special treat I top Vanilla Ice cream with it and it is a wonderful dessert idea. Please never change it's taste it is great as it is and it will be enjoyed many years from now by everyone who drinks coffee!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 7:13:21 PM
Message from: Joseph Serpico Jr.

Growing up going to New York to visit my uncle, my dad and i use to get your sodas all the time. Most of the time they wouldn't last getting out of the store because they are so good. I haven't been to New York in awhile so My dad and I are makeing a trip one weekend just to get a MANATTAN SPCIAL.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 4:46:10 PM
Message from: Fab Silva

The best I have to drink one a day or more.... good luck

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 1:20:49 PM
Message from: Marc F. Peimer

I have been drinking Manhattan Special all my life. While growing up in Coney Island, my grandfather used to take me to the candy store where he would buy me a "soda" and he would have his "special Special". He would give me a sip and every once in a while I could talk him into buying me one too. Once I was old enough to cross the strret on my own I would cross to the candy store and buy my own. I still love them to this day but living near Albany they are hard to find. I especially like to pour some over vanilla ice cream......or to all a little additional flavoring (Tuaca). After all these years it still tastes the same......thanks for keeping up the quality. It is rare to find a company willing to do that these days.

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 11:24:48 AM
Message from: Michele Ramunni

GREAT diet expresso coffeesoda

Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 12:17:33 PM
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Friday, August 17, 2007 - 12:01:06 PM
Message from: Cirino Giuseppe Sesto

My Grandfather used to bring me to the corner store on or near Fort Hamilton Parkway and 86th St (early 70's), and we used to get a manhattan special together. It was the best soda flavor then and still is today. I can't wait to try the cappucino flavor. Thank you for the memories!! Ciao

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 8:08:24 PM
Message from: michael colucci

born and raised in bay ridge brooklyn at 13th avenue and 86th street.i left in the 60' family always had manhatten special coffee soda in the house.i go back every now and then to visit the family,and the few friends that are left,and there is not too many left.everytime i go back i gotta have some coffee soda.i love it.i was raised on drinking manhatten i'm looking to have it in my home.manhatten special,i miss you.i need you,here with me.manhatten specials are not sold down here.but i'm lookin.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:09:37 AM
Message from: Jerry Dee

The best drink in the world. it goes great with a prosciutto & mozzarella sandwich. What ever happened to the 7oz bottles ? do you guys sell any t shirts ?

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 7:54:17 PM
Message from: Frankie V.

I love your guest book ad oh it does bring back such sensational memories. I love Manhattan Special and try to get every chance I can. Not only do I love the taste but all those happy memories. I remember the corner of Henry and Kane Streets. Hi Freddie and how is Joey?

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 - 10:24:39 AM
Message from: Sandra Cogliandro Phipps

Originally from Brooklyn (Park Slope area), now living in Florida... I went to a new pizzeria and found MS... It brought so many wonderful memories back to me that it brought tears to my eyes...I can't tell you what MS means to me... not only the taste of the drink, but the good times I shared with my family drinking one... on hot days, my mother would freeze them in ice cube trays and we would eat it frozen, like italian ices... Introducing it to my English husband for the first time... giving a 'sip' to my son... most of all, my dad buying me one everytime I went with him to 'The Club' ... it was either Crodino or MS... but MS was a bigger bottle and definitely tastier...!!! I hope to find a location close to me where I can buy it at a better price than the $3 a bottle they charge in this pizzeria... I buy it anyway as a treat, but would love to get it by the case!!! I love you guys!!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 9:55:57 PM
Message from: Dominick DiCarlo

Its Like this; I grew up in Brooklyn NY. and there was always a bottle of Manhattan Special on the table, we lived right down the street from the plant. But After leaving NY our famiy moved around, My dad was in Navy and I had not seen Mahatten Special again till today. For years I had been craving it after all this time, a Good friend who was In the old naborhod this past week to my delight just showed up today with a bottel of that dark sweet stuff; and man it was good! you see my problem is that I am living In Sticks some people call it Indianapolis IN. or as my mom would say were god lost his shoes, So can you help me! I would love to here Back from you on a Wholseller in my area, I own a Little Italian Restaunt and would love to sell it on the menu. If there is no Wholseller can you please sell me the product direct. either way I must have my more of that good old Manhattan Special again! and I am sure we could create a new market with my customers. Thank's agian for makin it soooo Good! Dom DiCarlo

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 7:02:33 PM
Message from: Buddy Castellitto

Just got back from Hoboken NJ where I grew up. Went to Fiore's on Adams Street had a ham and muz sand with a bottle of coffee soda. It doesn't get any better.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 12:21:33 PM
Message from: Stuart Taranto

What wonderful memories come to people like me who loved your soda all their lives! It makes me smile to hear everyone's stories. I was born in Besonhurst Brooklyn, 8002 21st Avenue (I know it rhymes!). Since I was a kid, my tastes for what to snack on changed, but what to wash it down with was never in question when I saw the familiar little bottles lining the cooler. Even the sound of the bottles clinking together as you grab one from a group is familiar. I was a bit sad when I saw the labels change after all these years...maybe every year on your anniversary, you could bring back labels from the past, after all these years, I bet there's labels I've never seen. Thanks for the memories!

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 8:47:39 PM
Message from: Joanne Bascetta

I purchased a case last month for a Birthday Gift. They still cant stop talking how much, they love Manahattan Special Soda The perfect Gift your Manhattan Coffee-loving it. Its the best around!.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 5:54:27 PM
Message from: donna molina

grew up right in the neighborhood where you guys make manhattan special and recently moved to florida my hsband and daughter were overjoyed to find small bottles of the coffee soda can't wait to find out where the larger bottles are sold.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 5:14:55 PM
Message from: Anthony Lamonaca

Even though I am still young, I grew up on Lorimer St. between Metropolitan and Conselyea. Me and my cousins always took a walk down to San Marcos pizza for an ice cold bottle of Manhattan Special. Having drank it all my life, i love it. The closest place i can buy it out on Long Island near me is a deli so at least i can still have some when im not back in brooklyn!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - 11:31:51 AM
Message from: Joseph Lowett

Im a new yorka all my life and let me just say that Manhattan special is bar non my favorite soda. i have a fridge full at all times and often buy ot the supermarkets stock. the best. the only. the original if you are an espresso lover thins drink is for you. if you are not a coffee drinker at all chances are you'll still love it. try adding some milk to and you get a coffee egg cream. how awesome. THE BEST. Thanks you guys for making this drink for so many years and many more to come.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 1:44:04 PM
Message from: Dave Narvaez

I have your Expresso Coffee Diet, once a week, two bottles at a place on Queesn Blvd. and 67. Anything closer. Do you ship to Puerto Rico?

Monday, July 30, 2007 - 3:33:57 PM
Message from: Anthony Pecora

Manhattan Special (aka in my family as Coffee Soda) has been my favorite since 1956 (when I was allowed to drink soda). It's a tradition and a way of life if you were born in Brooklyn (especially Greenpoint) to drink Manhattan Special.

Saturday, July 28, 2007 - 9:40:54 AM
Message from: Denesh Mayar

Great coffee, had some on a NYC visit Not sure of the mix to serve (Milk, Ice Cream / Reg Cream................

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 3:40:59 PM
Message from: Margaret Masso

I grew up on Skillman Ave between Union & Lorimer. I could see the Manhattan Special plant from our windows on the third floor. We all grew up drinking "coffee soda", as we called it. There is no other flavor like it. I didn't even know this website existed until one of the "kids" I went to OLMC with sent it to me! It makes me glad to know that as things change all around us, one thing is constant: the inimitable "coffee soda" taste!!! Don't ever change it!

Friday, July 20, 2007 - 4:58:14 PM
Message from: Anna Marco

I was in New York filming a movie and visiting a friend in Brooklyn Heights. We stopped at the local corner store and I picked up a bottle of your original flavor Manhatten Special Espresso Soda just for fun and went nuts over it. Its so YUMMY!! Needless to say I bought a few bottles to take home as souviners but I drank them all before I got on the plane. My mom was pissed cuz shes from Long Island and wanted one. Where can I get it some Los Angeles? Help me, Shes still mad at me.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 9:04:11 PM
Message from: ron feldman

I live in Miami, Flrida, married to a wondrful Cuban lady for 22 years. She tasted your Expresso soda an hour ago while visiting a patient in a locpital and went wild about the authentic expresso flavor. We want it for our home NOW!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 2:14:24 PM
Message from: Madeline Faiella

hey i'm sitting here listing to 101 fm again and drinking manhattan special and eating herosandwich of eggplant (caoonata ) how sweet life again be :}

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 12:00:57 PM
Message from: Anthony Iorio

I grew up in Brooklyn NY in the '50s and there was a Manhattan Special Bottling Plant right down the street on Skillman Ave. As a kid I loved the original Manhattan Special soda. After leaving NY I never saw it again. I've been craving it all these years, and I am very excited to find the company still thriving. I am waiting to hear back from you on a retailer in my area, or you will have to sell me some direct. either way I must have good old Manhattan Special again! Anthony Iorio Conneaut, OH

Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 6:37:19 PM
Message from: anthony domino

i am very familar with manhattan special,my relatives still live on manhattan ave brooklyn as a kis my cousin frank falabella and i would go to the plant 3 doors down and get a bottel of manhattan special off the line still warm in the bottel. i moved to long island at 5 yrs old and for the last 27 years live in florida. i was abel to get manhattan special till 6 months ago from a pizza place in inverness florida but they closed up so i am now looking for a new way to buy it. i really miss the smell of coffee being brewed in the early hours of the morning it was great. i can only say keep this great soda coming. i can be reached at thanks manhattan brewing company your the greatest.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 12:18:08 AM
Message from: Donna Digregorio

There is nothing better then a Manhattan Special

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 4:46:29 PM
Message from: Gunnar Hjlmarsson

Greetings from Iceland! Just had your sarsaparilla (ordered through the internet) and it was good! Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 10:37:38 AM
Message from: Maryanne Alfano

Dear M.S. - LOVE your drinks! My experience with your products began 6 years ago, while dating a nice fella named Tony. I made sure that in my conversations with him I managed to find out about all the things he really liked (so I could get them for him). One was his love for Manhattan Special. I checked out all the stores in my then neighborhood Bay Ridge, Bklyn, until I found your delicious coffee sodas. I stocked my refrigerator with them, so that whenever he visited me I could always offer him one. We were married a year later. Coincidence?? I THINK NOT! :-) Now we serve it at all out family parties and there's a whole new generation of M.S. fans. My inlaws want to know if you are going to start shipping it out to Indianna. Thanks for everything. Maryanne

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 5:20:50 PM
Message from: Claudette Souza

Tried your coffee products this weekend while on vacation in Lake George. Your drink was givin to us by a freind and we really enjoyed them, I look forword to tring all your other flavors.

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 12:38:55 AM
Message from: Jean Ann Donnel

I think coffee is my favorite food period. Espresso is so wonderful!!! Recently watching a show on the history channel they featured your soda company and your espresso soda, mentioning you even have it in diet. At last I thought - the perfect soda, and I can still be on my diet. Now if only you can find some place in Aurora Colorado that sells your soda. If not - will you sell and ship to me?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 6:39:47 PM
Message from: Joe Scalzo

We love Manhattan Special and bring some everywhere we go and now our friend love it too. We tried adding some milk to it and it's absolutely delicious!!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 12:44:31 AM
Message from: Michael

It is exactly the sweet refreshing kick I need in the evening when I get home from work...and I swear it makes me write better.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 11:51:38 AM
Message from: Janet Breen

I discovered this wonderful drink quite by accident about 2 months ago. While at a new Italian Deli that had just opened in our area, I looked in the cooler and there was this interesting looking bottle of expresso soda. Since I enjoyed the Coke Blak I thought I'd give this a try. What a find! I've gone back several times to get more and now my husband is hooked on it. He's trying to find a place where he can buy it by the truck load.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 10:50:09 AM
Message from: Joe Perconti

I was born in Oakfield NY in 1928, I move to Brooklyn in 1935, i 've been drinling Manhatan special for a lot of years, and enjoyed every bit of it . i still look for it , and still enjoy it. what a wonderful drink it is, even in the winter time . my parents come from Bivona Sicily and they also loved that wonderful thirst quenching drink... it's a great rememberance too. keep em comming.. Joe Perconti

Monday, June 18, 2007 - 7:51:31 PM
Message from: Nick Buglino

Well, i've been drinking Manhattan Special for 25 years now and still crave it. I remember the days of my grandmother taking me to the I.L.A on court st in brooklyn then right after going to Ferdinand's pannele store on union st and getting my pannele special,rice ball,and Manhattan special. That combination is to die for and on a hot night it's so refreshing.I used to own a restaraunt and i sold it quite well. People were very curious as to what it was and once they tried it they were hooked even my wife. We just moved to south florida and i found it in Dorece's Italian Markets,I couldn't believe my eyes.

Friday, June 15, 2007 - 8:02:12 PM
Message from: Raymond Domaleski

I am a Jersey Guy who has been drinking your sarsaparilla since the early 50's.I lost track of it for a few years and finally found it at my shoprite super market here in North Jersey! I love it!!

Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:56:47 AM
Message from: ray galazzo

I can't believe it! A site for my all time favorite..."MANHATTAN SPECIAL" I just came across it,looking for something else.I will return later to post my real feelings.Fantastic!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 9:57:20 PM
Message from: LINDA VARGAS


Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 12:57:25 PM
Message from: June Trizzino

Manhattan Special was always a huge treat in our home. Now I'm so excited to find the diet-decaf version. You have remained true to the original taste all these years and you did not sacrifice quality when you introduced the diet-decaf product. Thanks for the memories.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 - 3:20:26 PM
Message from: Monica DeMarco

The best of the best....Please don't ever change a thing!!! Molte Grazie....Makes my taste buds dance.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 10:16:48 AM
Message from: Jason Morgan

I grew up in bensonhurst brooklyn and always had manhattan specials. I moved away 16 years ago and just came back for a visit and I am in love again! I wanna carry this stuff in my restaurant in Miami. You even have diet decaf, im in heaven!!! Being in all Italian (well, at that time it was) Bensonhurst, we all enjoyed these drinks! Glad to see you are still around!!!!

Monday, May 28, 2007 - 4:37:42 PM
Message from: Jack and Sonya Cleveland

Raised in Alabama, I never heard of a Manhattan Special until I saw it in the cooler behind the register at my friend Jerry's Italian restaurant. Next time we ate there, they only had one left. I got it. The next time we ate there they had 20 of 'em. I took home 15 of 'em. What can I say, they're better than beer on a hot day like today in Alabama.

Monday, May 28, 2007 - 12:24:12 AM
Message from: Skip Henderson

I was raised in north Jersey and started drinking Manhattan Special when I was at Rutgers in the late 1960's. Far beyond any other soft drink, Manhattan Special is in a class by itself. God Bless you and your wonderful beverage. Here's wishing you another 112 years. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12:57:02 PM
Message from: Maria Flumiani (Iorio)

I grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, having been raised by a loud, loving and supportive Italian family. I passed the Manhattan Special plant each day on my way to school..PS 132. My cousins lived in the area of Skillman Avenue and Manhattan Avenue so this plant was a landmark for us. I ALWAYS loved the soda and cannot find it here in northern California where I now live. When visiting Brooklyn, I always stock up and have introduced my daughters to this great drink. I love visiting the old neighborhood. It brings back my most pleasant and joyful memories. I feel fortunate to have come from such a diversified and exciting area of Brooklyn. I am happy to say that my childhood friends and I stay in touch to this day and visit whenever I come into the city.

Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:39:41 PM
Message from: Jo Ann Kopp

Manhattan Special is a fantastic coffee drink. Way better than starbucks!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:50:04 PM
Message from: Fred Pensante

I was born in Brooklyn 1943 and raised in Red Hook until I got married in 1964. Went to P.S. 29 and then to Manuel Training H.S. until it changed it's name in 1961 to John Jay H.S. I always remember drinking Manhattan Special Soda on the corner of Kane and Henry Street. I now live in Florida. Retired here with my family.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 9:44:17 PM
Message from: Fred Pensante

I love your coffee soda and have been drinking it for over 50 years.

Monday, May 14, 2007 - 9:52:48 PM
Message from: Tony Martorano

My Uncle Jimmy had a grocery store on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy. I was practically weened on this stuff and genoa salami/yellow american cheese sandwiches. At age 52... MS makes me feel 10 again!

Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 4:25:57 PM
Message from: pj

Wow! Found MS for the first time during vacation in a little deli (La Duca's) in Boulder City, Az. Thought I was reaching for a root beer and ever so glad I didn't really look. After the first sip, I went back to get some to take home. Now I want to find it locally - hoping I can get it south of the Mason-Dixon!!! Outta this world!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 3:39:09 PM
Message from: Michele B

I am absolutely, positively lost without my Manhattan Special. It's the best drink on the planet, IMHO. I need two or three every evening with my roll-ups... in front of the computer screen... web-surfing. Every other week I buy it by the case from Jerry's Gourmet in Englewood, but unfortunately, they seem to be running out of their supply sooner of late; this time I've been waiting two entire weeks for my MS fix! I wish I could order it directly from the manufacturer... something to look into.

Sunday, April 8, 2007 - 12:49:41 PM
Message from: James DeSimone

My Grandfather gave me my first taste (&quot;Just a SIP Little Jimmy!&quot;) of this unique New York beverage when I was about 6 years old. Now just one sip is more than enough to bring back the joy and love that sparkled effervescently within my Grandfather's eyes.

Saturday, April 7, 2007 - 10:57:28 PM
Message from: Leighann Reutter

manhattan special soda is the best soda you can get it's great any time of the year!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2007 - 11:16:29 AM
Message from: Kermit

I love Manhatten special! Been drinking it for years! Kermit

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 7:16:04 AM
Message from: Frank Coletti

I also grew up on 187th Street and Arthur Ave! It was the 50's and 60's. I remember Manhattan Specials being a special treat, even though my parents and grandparents would buy it for us at the drop of a hat, not as a reward or anything. It's hard to believe 5 year old kids drinking the equivelant of 10 espresso coffees in one shot, but what else could have fueled our all day long stickball and stoopball sessions. Ringolevio, Johnny on the Pony. We were always out. I moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1989 and for 14 years the urge for a coffee soda never left. Imagine my joy, and horror, to find out there was a store less than a mile from my home that sold Manhattan Specials that whole time! My brother and I would clean out their stock every week, 3 large bottles every day for months. Yes, I noticed the heart palpitations from so much caffiene! I've since left Florida and am once again in Manhattan Special withdrawal. I've got a friend from Louisiana who's dying to try one just from what I've told him about them. Hopefully I'll find a local distributor soon here in Dixie.

Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 2:50:33 PM
Message from: Mike Termini

I grew up in East New York Brooklyn in the '50's. MS has always been a favorite of mine. I remember an old gent we called Mr. Leo who would always scold us for drinking the soad out of the bottle straight from the cooler. He was a germ nut I guess. All I know is that it tasted better when I had the whole bottle in my mouth. I live in Merrit Island, Florida now and have a hard tme finding it along with Red Pack Tomatos and pine nut cookies. When someone comes to visit from NY and says "what can I bring you?", guess what is on my list?

Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 2:47:30 PM
Message from: Americo Mastroianni

I grew up in the Bronx on 187th Street & Aurthur Avenue. I recall fond memories of Egg Creams,Zeppollis at the feast,Sausage-Provolone- Mozzerella-Bread,and of course Manhattan Special. Manhattan Special is one of those things that just reminds me of the Neighborhood. Its been many years since I have had Manhattan Special. Now that I found your web sight I will make it a point to get some down to Texas. You have a piece of New York history that is a part of your product. Its great to see its still around.

Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:04:32 AM
Message from: Micahael Amore

Espresso like no other.... Add Cappuccino flavored soy milk and you get a taste equal to the best Bronx,NY authentic chocolate egg-cream.--- You know the one with the U-Bet Chocolate syrup.

Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 11:01:19 AM
Message from: Lynn Hartnett

Discovered your delicious Manhattan Special drink in a small deli in Newburgh N.Y. However, I am from Buffalo, N.Y., and would love to continue enjoying your wonderful drink! Many of my friends and neighbors are also very interested in purchasing your product. So it would be wonderful to find out how we may obtain your beverages in our area. Thank you so much for any help you can give us in this matter. Lynn Hartnett

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 2:16:58 PM
Message from: Vincenzo Falcone

I grew up in NJ, but we visited Grandma in Brooklyn every Sunday. She always had Manhattan Special ready and waiting for me when I go there, and when I would finish a bottle, she would always give me money to go to th ecorner store to get more. I'm 34 now, and I still look forward to drinking Manhattan Special. Its so difficult to find up by where I live now, but every time I find it, I always buy as much as I can carry back. Thanks for such a great product!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 10:28:56 AM
Message from: Nick Rapuano

I grew up having Manhattan Special with my family in NYC. Just looking at the bottle brings back so many great memories. Thanks for the great long lasting tradition...don't ever stop!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 1:30:34 PM
Message from: napoli

E evidente che il luogo e stato fatto dalla persona che realmente conosce il mestiere!

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:13:34 PM
Message from: conrad s semler


Monday, March 5, 2007 - 2:16:17 AM
Message from: Mark Merlucci

Hi Folks, I was born in 1958 in Newark New Jersey, and it seem like 1,000 years ago. My full Italian blood and heritage seem to be slipping more and more away. That is why I cling to as much of my past as I can, particularly if it tastes as good as Manhattan Special. The Manhattan Special flavor and idea are kept alive by people like me who want to share something from a great era, a great culture, and a great place to live. God Bless you at Manhattan Special, and thanks for the great- tasting memories!

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 6:46:56 PM
Message from: Dennis Gaglia Jr

Whenever I go home to visit( I have family on the island and The Bronx). The first thing I do is grab a hot dog, slice of pizza and a Manhattan Special. My family has migrated to Texas in the past few years and my parents visit New York often. They take their RV and on the way home they take orders from family and friends, you know things they can't get in Texas. Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda tops the list. I'm drinking my last bottle as I type. Mom and Dad won't be heading home until's March 1st...I'm gonna drink this one real slow.

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 5:58:50 PM
Message from: Gloria Tang

2 days ago I tried Coca Cola Blak, I try to find it every supermarket and i couldn't find it. Then I discover Manhattan Special, I think the taste of espresso is stronger than Coca Cola. I like it very much! It is a delieght to find other brands to try out!

Friday, February 23, 2007 - 12:52:03 PM
Message from: Nick Pinkerton

Hey guys, I wrote an ode to you, full of love and esteem. You're clearly the best soda out there, I love you dudes, later. ttan-special.html

Friday, February 23, 2007 - 12:50:20 PM
Message from: peter in atlanta

anyone know where I can get manhattan special in the atlanta area?

Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 3:49:39 PM
Message from: Dominic Napolitano / Long Island

Manhattan Special has been my drink from my early years on Jackson st.and Anselie st.My teenage years on Stagg st.,and now my senior years on Long Island.The best drink around,none better.So glad I found this site.Brings back lots of memories of Brooklyn,Mt.Carmel Feast,McCaran Park,the Northside,Greenpoint the Settelment house ,St,Marys church on Leonard st.Bring back the good old days.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 6:42:32 PM
Message from: Brooklyn born now in the keystone state

OH GO! manhattan special is the best.reminds so much of my child hood.everytime i go see my parents in brooklyn the first thing i do i stop in at the deli and get a "special" and a fresh mozzerella and prosciutto sandwich with roasted suck that i have to travel to brooklyn to get a case but its well worth the trip.

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 4:34:19 PM
Message from: JOHN M VAIRO


Friday, February 2, 2007 - 11:29:48 PM
Message from: Northside Philly

Just another the 70's, I couldn't start the day at St. Francis Prep without first having 2 bottles of Special at the hero shop on North 7th and Driggs Avenue. . .

Friday, February 2, 2007 - 10:59:22 PM
Message from: Northside Philly

You haven't really enjoyed a Special until you taste it "ON TAP" at Ferdinando's on Union Street, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Madon,it The best!! One of my fonder memories of summers when I was a child was drinking an ICE COLD SPECIAL while eating a sausage and pepper sandwich and a bag of zeppole at the "Mt. Carmel Feast"!! We didn't have to travel far for great memories! My family (from over 100 years ago!!) comes from Leonard and Withers Streets, just a few short blocks from the Manhattan Special factory. Everyone in my family has been drinking this GREAT drink (known simply as a "Special" in our house, as in "Philly, get the Special" or "Wanna Special?") since we were old enough to hold a glass. I now live on Long Island and while I can find my Special in stores (2 1/2 cases a week goes in my house) I can not find the other flavors. I guess I could stop on Meeker Ave at the beer distributor (Is BERLIN still there?) to find it, but Special has to be made more accessible in other places. While I want to keep "Special" to ourselves, like all great things, it must be shared with the world. JUST DON'T CHANGE THE RECIPE.

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:23:41 PM
Message from: Angela Cellucci

Visited New York City Christmas time and first thing was dripping hot pizza and ice cold MS. Needless to say, we picked up a couple of cases and carefully got them back to our home in Florida. Raised in the Bronx, NY as a child (maiden name Bugera from Burke Avenue)and then Long Island until 93' when we relocated to Florida, then MS was so much taken for granted. Now if I do get my hands on some, I HIDE IT! You know, some things just never change. Thank goodness for that! I love who I am and where I come from. They say you can take the girl out of the Bronx but you can't take the Bronx out of a girl. At 50 I can say AIN'T THAT the TRUTH! Email me if your'e from my neck of the woods somewhere in DA BRONX!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 - 8:42:34 PM
Message from: Andrea

I love your espresso coffee soda!!!!! I just recently discovered it while visiting my mom who lives 2 hours away, I hope to find a retailer closer to me so I can have Manhattan Special alot more often. I can't help but think, did your soda inspire Coca Cola's Blak? (Not that it comes any where close.) I can't wait to try your new flavors, please keep up production 'cause you've got alot of thirsty Manhattan Special lovers out there.... :)

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 11:30:24 PM
Message from: Pattie (Seattle) formerly of Flatbush

I moved to Seattle about 13 yrs ago I opened up an espresso stand I carry egg creams with u-bet syrup I order online and I am always talking about Manhattan special and how it's the original people here think they know coffee LOL. Well I have to say Starbucks has nothing on manhattan special and I will be getting some in to show people what the original is like. I even have to make my own cannoli and rainbow cookies because you can't get them here. Everytime I go home to Brooklyn to visit I gain 10 lbs. I love NY

Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 10:27:39 PM
Message from: Joe Bogar

I was first tried a Manhattan Special in 1981. I was told to try it by my wife whom was from Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. I at first did not want to try it as I was told it was " coffee soda " and being such a picky person, I said how could anything taste good that was a coffee soda ? Well here it is, 2007 almost, and I am still drinking it and now my oldest daughter Melissa, 18 is addicted to it. Nothing at all can come close to it !

Friday, December 22, 2006 - 6:23:05 PM
Message from: DD of White Plains

Just discovered your soda a few weeks ago and im addicted! the problem is that the only place i can find it is 1/2 hour drive away!!! [totally worth it whenever i have the craving!] Kudos for a phenomenal soda!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 9:15:13 AM
Message from: Denise

I drink 5 manhattan specials a day... at night I make sure I have at least one in the house for morning - I hide them - LOL - because if I don't everyone else in the house drinks them... When we go away on vacation I pack one for each day. I am a flight attendant and when passengers see me drinking it - they are like "do you serve that? Can I have one?" and then proceed to tell me their family memories of the drink. While we were making our Christmas Eve plans (I am having everyone over) and determining who was making the fish salad and such, I found myself laughing when we got into the who is bringing the Manhattan Special... big bottles or cases of small... It wouldn't be a 'celebration' without Manhattan Special!!! My only wish... please make the small bottles easier to open - I have a never healing wound on my middle finger from struggling with the caps :) Oh - and wouldn't it be great if you distributed to JFK - I have a contact for you if you are interested ") Happy Holidays!!!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 12:37:41 PM
Message from: Tone Pagan

One day i was visiting a friend when i came to her back door i saw her standing there with her head titled back as if staring into space but she was facing a kitchen cabinet shaking her head back and forth, she did this for about 5 minutes and then i walked in and there she was drinking your soda. i thought it was the funniest thing ever, she stated it took her back to when she was a teenager and that thatwas the reason why she was lost in space. I dont know what you put in your soda but thank you for taking my friend back to her teenage years..

Sunday, December 17, 2006 - 7:49:57 PM
Message from: southern coffee drinker

i tried your product about 5 years ago and loved it!! Im deffinatly looking a place to get it now that i live in New England area.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 4:08:48 PM
Message from: Antonio Coppola - NYC America's Walk For Diabetes

On behalf of the American Diabetes Association, thank you for your generosity in providing your in-kind donation of Manhattan Special products for our Walk participants, staff and volunteers. Your donation for the 2006 NYC Americas Walk For Diabetes helped in making the October 22, 2006 NYC Walk a smashing success! Your support has greatly assisted our efforts to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by this disease. We greatly appreciate your instinct to lend a hand. Thank you again you have made a real and profound difference in the lives of people with diabetes.

Saturday, December 9, 2006 - 1:23:56 PM
Message from: Michael Marzano

Manhattan Special is the best! There should be a Manhattan Special store on every corner, not Starbucks.

Friday, December 8, 2006 - 8:21:23 PM
Message from: maryann fatigate

I tried Manhattan Special about three years ago and have been drinking it since. I Love It!

Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 1:32:24 PM
Message from: John Lombard

We have been drinking Manhattan Special for 47 years. My Grandfather would bring it from Brooklyn to Connecticut as a treat. It's been a family favorite, especially at Christmas. I just bought 3 cases (purchased in Manchester,VT of all places) and gave two to my Mom (she was thrilled. Now my son (fourth generation to enjoy it!) is hooked. I am sure Manhattan Special will be in our family for years to come. Thanks

Monday, November 27, 2006 - 9:56:59 PM
Message from: joe soldezzo

grew up drinking it and it tastes like home. Consistent small joy.

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 10:34:48 PM
Message from: Daniel Watson

Had my first bottle of MS over the Thanksgiving holidays while visiting family on the North Fork. WOW!! What a taste, what a pleasure. My biggest fear now is finding it again due to an impending move back to the midwest. Why do these things happen to me?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 5:46:42 PM
Message from: Michael

Great product, always in my house - my in laws from East Harlem introduced me to it 10 years ago. Cable Beverage in Rockland County NY always has cases, if I don't buy them all.

Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 11:59:24 AM
Message from: Louis D'Elia J.r.

the one and only coffee soda.A true Italian- American classic.Pass the prosciutto sandwich.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 9:00:48 AM
Message from: Madeline Faiella

To One and All, Just want to say Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours, and yes there will be plenty of Manhattan Special on our table of about25 to 30 people telling stories when they first drink the soda etc etc, again Happy Thanksgiving :}

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 10:18:21 PM
Message from: Andrea

I had my 1st M/S at Pizza Time in Coral Springs, Fl (a Brooklyn restaurant) excellent food and now a forever fan of M/S. I can't wait to find out where I can buy it.

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 1:11:53 PM
Message from: Jay 'freak' Ciserano

Nothing like it..... Throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on in there.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 3:59:22 AM
Message from: Wayne

I found MS in a Shoprite in Orange County, NY. Can't say which one, because everyone month I buy virtually their entire MS stock, and frankly, I want it all for myself!

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 11:15:22 PM
Message from: Madeline Poldrugovaz(Bamundo)

I was upstate New York, New Paltz,my son works for a produce company called Robbins...I was so surprized they had Manhattan Special!!! If anyone is on the sight from upstate try Robbins on rt.32

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 12:28:45 PM
Message from: RALPH FONTI


Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 2:10:07 PM
Message from:

Sophie Sweeny and any other Connecticut natives: you can find Manhattan Special at Verrano's Deli in Bethel (next to Danbury). Stop for some food and a movie at the Bethel Cinema.

Friday, October 27, 2006 - 9:18:28 PM
Message from: b. granger

i just found this stuff. manhattan special is just that. i now require it by the case.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 6:14:18 PM
Message from: Nevine

Hey all: plz do support MS. They sponsored the Diabetes walk this weekend in NY. After their 20 mile walk the partcipants were able to be refreshed by the great taste of Manhattan Special sodas...FOR FREE!!!!!!!! A volunteer at the walk, it was my first time trying their NATURAL SODAS and i love it! I can't wait until I find a retailer by by home so I can have it all the time. And I may only be 16 but I know their drinks will follow me throughout life!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 11:06:48 PM
Message from: Neil Reich

If there were any logic in the world of consumerism, Manhattan Special would be a household name and best selling beverage. I used to work in Eastern District HS on Grand Street and walked back home to Greenpoint by way of Manhattan Avenue. My daily pilgrimmage. A factory tour would be special, Manhattan Special. Many more years for your great products and best wishes for commercial success.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 8:16:56 PM
Message from: sandy testa

hi all: beside's nmazzaro's in st pete fla capi de monte in seminole on seminole boulevard,, living here in st pete for 30 years i have never been without m/s//i buy it by the case// gios's downtown st pete also has it,, if you get it regular they will discount it,, so enjoy tampa bay area SALUTE11111

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 3:10:24 PM
Message from: Madeline Faiella

FRan Did you read that last enting that you can get Manhattan Special in Fl in Port Rickie your in luck. You always have MS in your home as far as i can remember lol love you guys :}

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 10:50:37 AM
Message from: madeline faiella

My grandmother came from Italy and she help rise us kids and she always use Manhattan Special with milk in our bottles, I guess it must of been good because i still remember that. Did she know about the caffine in the MS soda , i guess not because i useto do it to for my other brothers and sisters and we all liked the soda until today M m m m m Life was so simple back in the 50 & 60's

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 11:17:43 PM
Message from: Theresa Cheverino - New Port Richey, FL

Happy to say that we have been able to get a Manhattan Special in several places in New Port Richey - and we still love it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 5:18:03 PM
Message from: ESTHER L.

Manhattan Special i use to drink it years ago it was great

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 11:57:34 AM
Message from: Madeline Poldrugovaz

My brother mentioned this sight and i'm happy to sign in as a guest. My experience with Manhattan Special goes back to the 40's,until today I enjoy a cold bottle,it has to be cold!! Keep up the good work and please put it in other areas,it's very hard to find outside of The five bouroughs of NY.

Monday, October 16, 2006 - 12:46:24 PM
Message from: Sophie Sweeney

My friends who are originally from the Bronx treated me to a bottle of this fabulous stuff. Now I'm hunting all over Connecticut to get my hands on some myself. Delicioso !!

Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:19:48 PM
Message from: madeline faiella

Esther glickman Just to let you know that Ferdnando's is still there on Union Street still selling Manhattan Special with all there meals.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 11:03:16 PM
Message from: Esther Glickman

I was so happy to find Manhattan Special at Mazzaro's in St. Petersburg, Florida. My earliest recollection is drinking it with my little Sicilian Grandmother in Brooklyn. Also at Ferdnando's on Union Street a true Sicilian delight. Parnell Specials with an iced Manhattan Special. Ahhhh lovely!! Thanks for a great product.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 9:24:30 AM
Message from: Madeline . M. Faiella

To One and All Did you ever pour manhattan special in the old ice trays ? To make ms ice cubes so you can suck on them while watching Roy Rogers TV show or Howdy Doody ? we lived so simple in those days lol :}

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 4:17:11 PM
Message from: Babyann

Hello all my father had a candy store on Summit St. and the owner personally delivered this great coffee soda there that was in the 50's

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 2:47:13 PM
Message from: TommyB.

I'm glad I found this site, because Manhattan Special has been talked about many times on the South Brookln Network .com site. Now many people can find out more about Manhattan Special once they find out about this. Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 2:34:08 PM
Message from: Elena Sterling

What exactly is in your drinks? I can't stop drinking them! I tried to limit myself to one a day but now it's continuous. Great product.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 12:20:08 PM
Message from: Nathaniel Scholnicoff

I used to drink this all the time when I was i High School...It was great.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 5:55:21 PM
Message from: Madelin Faiella

Manhattan Special is brooklyn thing its know far and wide from sea to sea , i cant remember not ever drinking MS with a sandwick or making an ice float with coffee soda. This year I sent 6 bottles of Manhattan Special to Burbank Calfornia to my best friend it cost me a minni fortune to send to her, but it was worth it to hear it in her voice when i call her she was a teacher in brooklyn Red Hook for about 30 years , at scared hearts and jesus & mary gramer school on hicks street. is there any deli that sells it in calf ?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 5:06:51 PM
Message from: Madeline. M .Faiella

hi to one and all brooklyn

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 3:45:03 AM
Message from: Bernice Eckersley

I was born in Manhattan and when we moved to the lower East Side (now the East Village) in 1961 La Focacceria was one door down from us and I learned to give up my ham and cheese sandwich for a Vasteddi and a Manhattan Special. I lived on that meal for six years until we moved to Brooklyn. Every time I came into Manhattan I ate lunch there. I now live in NJ and have taken my son to NY to enjoy a Manhattan Special. He loves it as I still do. He even made me buy a few bottles to take back to Jersey and kept the empty bottles. How I miss it because we don't have it here.

Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 11:51:17 AM
Message from: cathy ciorciari

I grew up in williamsberg-greenpoint. I moved to brooklyn heights when i was 10 and from there did the trek to staten island and then on to pennsylvania. I now live in florida. I was recently feeling really home sick especially after hearing that one of my cousins was selling zapolis at the mt carmel feast. my husband flew up to ny this past week and in true fashion brought me home a blast in the past. A few bottles of ms and fresh mozerrella, 4 boxes of raviolis and the best greated cheese (true love) from pastosa's. I was so happy. Dry ice is a former new yorkers best freind. So needless to say this sunday will be an authentic italian sunday complete with a good gravey, ravs and a bottle of ms gracing the table just like it did all those many years ago when i was a kid. I may be an italian jypsy but i will never forget or yorn for the traditions of my past. hey remeber playing skelsies--check out

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 11:24:14 PM
Message from: Michelle Aversano

As a child growing up in Brooklyn, Manhattan Special was on my Grandma's kitchen table every Sunday dinner, and every holiday. My Dad buys it and brings it to me as a gift quite often. It always brings back wonderful family memories!

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 10:31:51 AM
Message from: eleanor lechtenberg

Imagine finding your product and realizing that we have lost 50+ years of enjoying it!!! On a recent visit to Rockaway Beach, we were introduced to it, and are now trying to locate a Boston retailer, which is where we live. Thank goodness we stocked up our car with your Espresso for the return trip. Watch out New York....we may start stockpiling!!! Eleanor Lechtenberg and Richard Jacobs.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 10:19:41 AM
Message from: Virginia Tromba

As a child I lived in Brooklyn a few blocks away from the Manhattan Avenue factory that produced the Manhattan Special espresso soda. From as early as I can remember;there was always a bottle of this beverage on our table-especially during holiday celebrations. This is the case even today.My children and their families all enjoy that same wonderful drink -the quality and taste are as good as ever.i never turn down a chance to drink Manhattan Special - whether it be for breakfast,lunch or dinner or merely as a pick me up refresher.

Monday, October 2, 2006 - 6:43:13 PM
Message from: Paul Amalfitano

My father grew up in Brooklyn and loved your product. Now I bring it to family and friends everywhere to show them a product that kicks Starbucks Butt! Thanks for a great product. Keep it up.

Monday, October 2, 2006 - 12:47:18 AM
Message from: Honora Price

I grew up with Manhattan Special & didn't realize HOW special it was until I moved down to D.C. & couldn't find it anymore. I finally found an Italian specialty store that sold it but then they went out of business. This stuff is not only fabulously delicious (and makes a great ice cream soda), but I have no doubt that it saved my life many times. Nothing kept me awake during back and forth trips between NY and Virginia like Manhattan Special, and I had to do a lot of them caring for elderly relatives. 2 Manhattan Specials were better than any amphetamine could be - if I'd had no sleep at all it'd take 4. This soda ROCKS.

Friday, September 29, 2006 - 3:30:09 PM
Message from: Joe Chiaravalloti alias Joe Bananas

Wow Lots of people from Brooklyn in this guest book. Hey to the guy moving to Phoenix Arizona . u can get some Manhattan spdecial at the New York Bakery West on Grand ave Just south of Bell rd. It is the best coffee drink ever !!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 9:50:05 AM
Message from: Anthony Mancini

Wow, i just had my first espresso coffee soda, it was amazing, i want to trty all of the manhattan special products now.

Friday, September 22, 2006 - 1:24:18 AM
Message from: Randy A Goldberg MD

I've loved Manhattan Special all my life. I was thrilled to see the introduction of the diet decaffeinated product, as I can no longer tolerate sugar or caffeine. It tastes just as good as the original!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 10:35:23 PM
Message from: Anthony Riveccio

Because of your web sight, I have re-newed an aquantance with someone I knew over 40 years ago Thank you Manhattan Special. BTW...still and always will be a devoted MS drinker!! HI LINDA!

Monday, September 11, 2006 - 11:49:55 PM
Message from: Cheryl Giuga

I truly love your soda since 1973 and when i was pregnant with my son in 2000 that's all i was drinking and now he loves it so it three generations of family cause my mother also loves it we are native New Yorker's And we will always LOVE "MANHATTAN SPECIAL" it's what NEW YORK CITY stands for if your a REAL NEW YORKER like i am then the only drink for u is MANHATTAN SPECIAL.

Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 2:16:03 PM
Message from: Stuart Sklar

This is the first time in 18 years I've returned to N.Y.C for more than a weekend in the city. This time I had a chance to grocery shop. I spoted Manhattat Special on the shelf. A flood of taste memories came back to me. I bought some and found that my memories were not clouded by time. Manhattan Special is as good as ever. Will I beable to ever live without it again? Where can I find it in south Florida?

Friday, September 1, 2006 - 11:46:45 AM
Message from: Maria Indovina

I love Manhattan Specials!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 3:42:14 PM
Message from: Gregory Van Horn

As a young boy I lived in Brooklyn on Withers Street a few blocks away from the factory. Next door to me was a soda distributor in the early 1960's where my grandmother Sue would always get a few bottles to have around. I always managed to sneak a glass (since it has caffeine and I was not allowed to drink coffee). The taste was great and to this day I still love it. My cousin Peter DArienzo wrote in 1999, I enjoy introducing it to my friends and neighbors. The only ones who do not appreciate it are my in- laws. I had the same experience with my in- laws. I have since moved out of New York into State College, PA (Nittany Lion Country) and have managed to find an Italian Pork store that carries Manhattan Special. Thank you Jesus!!! I cant wait to let my kids try it!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 12:49:55 PM
Message from: Frederic S.Wilson

This soda is the best in the world!! I've moved from the N.Y. area 10+ years ago, so every chance I get to hop a flight back home I never forget to bring a few back w/me (post 911)!! Now I'm thinking 'Distributorship'for the Atlanta area!!!

Monday, August 28, 2006 - 4:46:54 PM
Message from: louis v. borriello

I LOVE YOUR COFFEE SODA ALL MY LIFE. I wish i could find it in Tn. THANK-YOU

Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 7:49:11 AM
Message from: George A Burke

Its great to see that Quality still means something. Thanks

Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 11:38:33 PM
Message from: Ben Brown

Love your product !! Are t shirts available ?

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 2:00:31 PM
Message from: Michael Eddi

I have always liked Manhattan Special, ever since my grandmother gave it to me without telling my mother. Actually drinking a bottle of it right now as I type. Love the espresso soda, even been trying the rest of the flavors now. Its as Brooklyn as you can get.

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 12:06:29 AM
Message from: Matt Evanac

Im a senior in high school, I was introduced to it at age 8. Since then, It has become a regular part of my daily life. Since freshman year, I'd stop at the corner store, and pick up 2 bottles, and finish them by the time the bell rings. They are refreshing at anytime of day, and are in a completely different standard than your average cola. I hope to keep MS as a drink that I can introduce to my own family in the future.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 3:13:06 PM
Message from: Michael Sottile

Ever since i can remember MS has been part of the Sottile family.There wasn,t a day that grandma did not have MS in the house.Saturday morning my job was to bring the empty's back to the store and buy more MS.At that time we would get 2 cents on a bottle, and i got to keep it,"big money in those days" Today our beautiful grandmother is gone, but the tradition goes on. We always have MS it in the house, and for all our family party's.Thank you for all the years we had of enjoying your wonderful soda.

Monday, August 21, 2006 - 12:33:47 AM
Message from: Vincent Emilio

We sold MS in our Focacceria on Henry St (Pannelli, Arancine, Vasteddi & Cazzilli) starting in 1947 until my father retired in 1980. That's when I got addicted to it. We still stop in Brooklyn every Saturday for lunch at Ferdinando's Focacceria on Union St who has MS on tap! On our way back to Westchester we stock up at Beverage World in Greenpoint for ourselves, our son and daughter. Every time my wife and I share a bottle we invariably look at each other, smack our lips, and simultaneously say "The nectar of the Gods." Keep it coming, your product is a great Italian American tradition and icon.

Friday, August 18, 2006 - 1:49:10 PM
Message from: Traci R.;

I just love your Cherry Soda; I had it delivered to me in the mail from a company in California about two weeks ago. I like the unique flavor and the carbonation is superb.

Friday, August 18, 2006 - 11:36:14 AM
Message from: JIMI B


Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 1:54:47 PM
Message from: Officer James McCrystal, NJDOC (Retired)

Am originally from Brooklyn, and I think I was bottle-fed on Manhattan Special. Now that I'm in Central Florida, I was almost brought to tears when I found a small Italian shop in a far away flea market that sold fresh ravioli and Manhattan Special. I am looking for a closer retailer to Orlando, though. THANK YOU for a wonderful product! - Jim

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 10:44:50 AM
Message from: Wesley Dumont

After years of living in New York, I finally tried Manhattan Special. I'm sorry I waited so long. You should have had hundreds of my dollars for years. Thanks for the simple, all-natural ingredient list. the first thing I looked at and I hope it never changes.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 2:18:34 PM

When I was a child I lived on withers st. between graham and humboldt sts.and we always had coffee soda in the fridge! I now live in florida and till this day manhattan special is one of my favorite drinks!

Saturday, August 12, 2006 - 10:07:48 PM
Message from: Paige

I wish i could find this wonderful beverage in the State of South Carolina, especially in the Upstate region. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 4:10:10 PM
Message from: Mark Lane- Little Neck, New York

I have been driniking your espresso soda for years. Working in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area for almost 20 years, your products were always easy to find. Ten years later, I see your products now in most supermarkets in Queens and Long Island near where I live and work. I find adding cold milk to the Manhattan Special is a much tastier,refreshing,and inexpensive drink than what the coffee chains popping up all over the neighborhoods are offering. Thanks for a great product that's been around as long as I can remember.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 6:36:25 PM


Saturday, August 5, 2006 - 12:18:11 PM
Message from: Ray M, North Carolina

just recently I gave my 18 year old son a bottle and I said to him before there was STARBUCKS, there was Manhattan Special, and he said what's that? I said; "taste this' and he said " ooh, That's good"....and the rest is history...oh and by the way the man who has these STARBUCKS going up everywhere and now is the CEO and Chairman, drank Manhattan Special when he was a kid ...that's right, and he's from Brooklyn, NY.....What a small world

Saturday, August 5, 2006 - 12:10:30 PM
Message from: Ray M, North Carolina

The Great Taste lives On........I grew up in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. Yes going to Annunciation Catholic School and then on the way home crossing Metro Ave. and stopping at Lillies Candy store and getting a egg cream or splurging for Manhattan Special was the day, Then walk up Havemeyer St and you got home and you had the energy to go outside and hang with the girls and the guys...But the best was going to the McCarren Pool, and then taking the long walk up Roebling and stoping for the Manhattan Special bottle and oh did the walk feel great... Just Recently, I was delighted

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 5:24:39 PM
Message from: Damian L

Manhattan Special is so good that it made me actualy log onto it's web site to check it out. I've had it for years in NYC but today I was just over the Brewster line into CT and stopped at Milanos deli. Soprassata, Cappicola, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and a little mayo on a sesame grinder....with a Manhaatan Special...followe by a Torrone...nothing better in the's good to be Italian.

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 1:36:32 AM
Message from: LisaMarie

I have been drinking this stuff since I was a teenager..delicious!

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 8:58:19 AM
Message from: joe R

tried it for the first time the best

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 8:51:28 AM
Message from: John F.

Truly,nothing beats an ice cold, old fashioned Manhattan Special with an old style thin n crispy pizza found at Valentinos pizzeria on 86th st.& 17th ave. Bklyn. N.Y. I discovered it because of an artical below.I go all over the city to find the old style pizza that goes well with a Manhattan Special. Now I dont have to look much further; I go right to Valentinos pizzeria. Thank you for this web site Manahttan Special.

Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 5:48:11 PM
Message from: John Gangemi

Growing up in Staten Island MS was always around. I now live in Atlanta and have to seek it out at a few stores that carry it.Why dont you make it more widely available? There is an obvious demand for coffee beverages everywhere, MS is by far much better than Coke Blak.

Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 12:10:37 PM
Message from: Elizabeth P

I just posted a message and mentioned Galco's in Los Angeles. I then read some posts and saw that some of you want to have Manhattan Special shipped to you. Galco's ships Manhattan Special. It is not cheap, but it is worth it if you love MS as much as I do.

Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 11:59:31 AM
Message from: Elizabeth P

I am originally from Queens and I grew up with Manhattan special. It is difficult to find it in upstate New York - where I live now. I am currently in California on a contract and was estatic to find Manhattan Special at Galco's in Los Angeles. They don't have the iced coffee flavors - I would like to try those. They have all the sodas though. I sometimes add a little bit of milk to the coffee soda to make it fizz up and have a little different flavor. I think I am going to have to pop open a bottle now that I am just thinking of it.

Friday, July 28, 2006 - 11:30:22 PM
Message from: Carrie Borsellino Laxson

I had the pleasure of drinking your Espresso Soda last Saturday, while on visit to Jimmy's Italian Food Market in Dallas, Texas. That has to be the best soda I have ever tasted and I would love to be able to buy some online, by the case! It was so refreshing and I love the fact that you use real coffee, not coffee flavor and honest to goodness sugar, not corn syrup. It makes all the difference and I can't wait to have another one.

Friday, July 28, 2006 - 5:11:59 PM
Message from: Michael Sparacio

My father Dr. Sparacio told me to try Manhattan Special and I fell in love with it. Nothing is quite as tasting and refreshing as Manhattan Special on ice with a little milk. Michael

Friday, July 28, 2006 - 2:00:15 PM
Message from: Nick Oliveri

Just finished an ICE COLD Manhattan Special and 2 slices at Valentino's Pizza on 86th Street in Brooklyn, New York. The best pizza in Brooklyn and the best coffee soda on earth. Never has a combination of food and beverage tasted so right!

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 9:11:18 PM
Message from: Carol Devine

I no longer live in New York but in Florida. I MISS Coffee Soda. Please make it available for purchase online !! My favorite drink of all time, Manhattan Special Coffee Soda =)

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 3:44:27 PM
Message from: John C

I miss my MS. One of my earliest memories is going to the Half Moon in the Bronx for a slice and an MS with Grandma. Now its the Full Moon, but the last time I went back, no MS... I almost cried. I live in Southern Cal now and cant find it anywhere. There was a place in Little Italy in San Diego that used to have a sign up, but I think he took it down rather than have to tell me "No, I dont have any" every time I went in. LA is sadly lacking much in the way of an Italian section or even much good deli. I have heard about a place called Mario's in Glendale, but haven't had a chance to visit. I figure the longer I delay, the longer I can hope that I may walk in and find my beloved bottle (with the new look) waiting for me, my one and only... until then I depend on my brothers' shipments every couple of months, unless someone can point me to a local source...

Friday, July 21, 2006 - 9:33:26 PM
Message from: libertine b.

Tried it for the first time this year! I live near Smith St and 2 St in Brooklyn, where two deli's carry the 10oz bottles. [Who's jealous?] Since I first brought it home, my apartment has consumed 2-6 bottles of it daily. Amazing taste for $1.50 apiece. I'll have to check out the bottling plant up in Williamsburg. One thought... the colored labels for the different flavors are not colorblind-unfriendly - the red and the green look identical, but red's for regular and green's for diet decaf... we have some unwanted bottles of diet decaf if anyone wants to come get them... heh... I've never seen the large bottles anywhere, either.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 7:25:53 PM
Message from: Anthony Rocco Guarino

I'm sitting here in Fishkill, NY (Dutchess County) right now drinking Manhattan Special with my Pop (he's got the diet one). I've been drinking it as far back as I can remember. There's nothing like it in the world (and I've been around it). I now live in Los Angeles, CA and there's nowhere to get it. As a matter of fact, there's not even a Little Italy, or any kind of Italian area that I know of, in Los Angeles. I make it home once or twice a year and always try to make it down to Mulberry Street to pick some up. Anyone know where I can get it in Southern California? I can't wait to try the new flavors, but the original will always be close to my heart. Which is right above my belly. -Rocco

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 5:38:06 PM
Message from: Diane Rao

My aunt had a candy store on 116st in NY. We always had a MS and a pretzel. My sisters & I went back for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel feast and then went to the BX and bought as many as we could find. I live in the Lake George area and no one even knows what a MS is, can you tell me where I can found them.

Friday, July 14, 2006 - 3:16:22 PM
Message from: MaryAnn

Hi Live upstate NY, near LkGeorge. I am originally from the city. I was wonder ing is there anywhere up here that sells Manhattan Soda. I usually have to wait for a family member to come up to get some.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 5:44:47 PM
Message from: LINDA

I grew up in greenpoint and drank manhattan special every day.I moved to phoenix AZ and yesterday i came across a pizza place so i went in to get somthing cold to drink and there it was right in front of me,i asked where did they get it from they said they fly it in from new york.i bought all 24 bottles and asked if they would call me when they reorder so i can buy's 45 miles from where i live. I found my manhattan special and it's worth every dime and mile.

Saturday, July 8, 2006 - 11:05:37 AM
Message from: Roberta DeRogatis

I look forward to my Manhattan special daily. When my husband passed away last summer, I purchased 25 cases to take with me to Florida to make sure I still had my Manhattan!

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 - 11:20:25 PM
Message from: Diane

I grew up living right next door to the factory and on a good day when the wind would blow just right you could smell the wonderful smell of coffee coming from the factory and hear the bottles going around and around on the conveyer belt,boy how I miss the good old days. I still drink the wonderful soda that came from there.

Monday, July 3, 2006 - 5:28:33 PM
Message from: brooklyn girl

to the person whos looking for manhattan special in SC: you cant find any here in NC and I ve been here 4 months, we took about 4 cases with us and are now finished, I guess its time to go home and get more. By the way the Marines love it. God bless america and happy 4th. God bless all our troops!

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 3:48:40 PM
Message from: Marilyn Bock

I just found you after searching for years.. The first time was when I was in Brooklyn about 20 years ago, I can still remember the wonderful flavor...Now in Florida, here you are.... Thank goodness....

Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:52:17 PM
Message from: catherine inserillo

We love Manhattan Special. It is the best!! I grew up in the Bronx and just love it. We now live in Long Island and thankfully we are still able to find it. We may be moving to South Carolina {Greenville area}, is there anywhere in that area that we can find it? Please help!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:26:20 PM
Message from: Elliot Kriegsman

Dear Manhattan Specialistas; I recently read the ingredients on a bottle of new Coca Cola Black, their coffee soda. They gotta be kiddin'! There's only one real coffee soda - Manhattan Special!

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 12:40:12 PM
Message from: Jennifer Cuadrado

I don't remember a time when Manhattan Special was not on the table at a family gathering. My grandma would come over on her day off and bring ham and fresh mozzarella for sandwiches which we washed down with our esspresso sodas. I remember drinkin them at "way too young to have coffee" age and now my 6 year old daughter steals sips from my 4-5 bottles a day like i did from my mom....aaaaahhhhhhhh tradition.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 9:19:07 AM
Message from: Scott Breslow

It's no starbucks chilled beverage and that's a good thing. I have searched and Manhattan Special is the best I can find. I'm hooked.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 7:49:19 AM
Message from: yvonne beaumier

the first time i every tasted the espresso coffee soda i was very impressed with the flavor and i am hooked for life.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 7:05:19 AM
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Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 1:43:55 PM
Message from: Zeabo

I remember when I was about 15 years old and I had finished off a six pack of the little nips of Manhattan Special. I finally fell a sleep at 7 a.m. next morning. LOL... 40 yrs. now and I'll always have a big bottle in our fridge . Nothing goes better with an Italian combo hero!!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 12:18:53 PM
Message from: Gina Giano

OLMC feast is comming on july 6th. What better way to have A delicous Manhattan special with a sausage sandwhich or with some zeppoli. Out of town people called the soda coffee no its coffee soda hello. I have memories of passing the factory on manhattan ave and inhalling that beautiful scent and watching the bottles fill up as a little girl. So come to the feast, get your sandwich watch the gilio and drink liquid gold manhattan special.Lets go mets, this is the year, sorry yankee fans, this is our year!

Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 6:08:03 PM
Message from: L Moraski

The best way to enjoy a manhattan special is to dunk a pretzel rod right into the bottle. We used to buy thse pretzels for 5 cents and sit on the stoop and enjoy ourselves they are also excellent with knishes memories of the 70s.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 8:00:36 AM
Message from: brother joseph mussa

Absolutely the best. Better than wine!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 1:26:58 PM
Message from: Michael Norton

Had a 10 ounce bottle of regular expresso few months back and fell in love with it. This past weekend stopped in at an Italian deli and purchased 4 10 ounce bottles of the diet version. Damn you guys are good. So happy there are stores in South Florida which carry this beverage. Best cold coffee beverage on the planet.

Monday, June 19, 2006 - 10:29:49 PM
Message from: Denise McElhinney

Everytime I have a bottle of Manhattan Special it brings me back to when I was a child, visiting my grandfather in his pool hall on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx. There is no better tasting soda!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 9:07:51 PM
Message from: Robert Bernhard

I played for the Manhattan Special little league team in Greenpoint, NY in 1961 and 1962. I have been drinking Manhattan Special soda for over 40 years.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 4:31:14 PM
Message from: Alan K. Lewis

Well, I didn't grow up in the city, I grew up on a farm (and wrote the children's book of the same title) so I never had this wonderful product until one day about 15 years ago, I was working on a landscape job for some folks who have a country home in upstate N.Y. They offered me a Manhattan Special. Now that made my day! I love the clean, pure coffee flavor and the "perk-me- up" it gives. I can't wait to try the new flavors. Keep up the good work.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 10:41:47 PM
Message from: Christine De Angelis

Wow, talk about memories! I remember drinking this when I ordered Italian hot dogs at Jackie's Lemon Ice in Belleville, NJ. Real hot dogs with peppers, onions, and potatoes...not boiled wienies with kraut(which I like, too). MMMM!!! I really don't drink soda much, but I love this coffee soda! Coca-Cola doesn't have anything on it! The only place in Houston I've seen it is at Spec's downtown, and every time I go, they only have one or two bottles left. Boo, hiss.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 5:21:36 PM
Message from: Claudia

I grew up om Long Island and now live in North Carolina. My brother and I have great childhood memories of walking to the 7 eleven from Nana's in Bellrose to get a manhattan special. We finslly found a store near us who sells them and it is like a little piece of our past. Thanks.. ps. I like mine with a little bit of chocolate milk in it. yummmm

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 2:51:20 PM
Message from: Marie Rossi

I grew up in the Bronx and had to have Manhattan Special all the time. I just love it, don't drink coffe, but love my Manhattan Special. When I moved to Rockland County, I would go back to the Bronx and always brought some back home with me. Now, luckily, we have it here too. Caroline, DeCicco Marketplace in New City sells it. There is nothing like a good "hero" and a Manhattan Special to wash it down!!!

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 3:44:01 PM
Message from: Angela Cellucci

Just wanted to let everyone know...if you are a DIE HARD MANHATTAN SPECIAL gotta have it person like me...and live in the Winter Springs or Oviedo part of Central Florida, you are in luck...a great little Italian Deli in the Home Depot Plaza (Oviedo) carries it. You can buy singles or the large bottles ice cold right from their just haven't lived until you've had that ESPRESSO KICK from a bottle of Manhattan Special... I'm a former Bronx girl...raised on the in Florida...

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 5:03:09 PM
Message from: Becca Smith (formerly Rebecca Rodriguez)

I've been drinking Manhattan Special for over 25 years. Visited Brooklyn last week and had to bring a bottle back to South Carolina to share with my husband and son. My son loves it!!!! He's 10 and is already asking if we can order it for special occasions. Could be a bribe for good grades? :-) I think I may have stumbled onto something. I sure hope we can order this drink online. Manhattan Special brings back special memories of home,grandparents,friends and good times. I love this drink. Thank you for making it after all these years!!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 4:42:00 PM
Message from: Mary Ann Klaus

I miss this drink. When I make trips back to L.I. or Brooklyn I always make sure I pick up a case of Manhattan Special (10 oz.) I grew up in Brooklyn and we always had this beverage in our home. The warehouse is on Manhattan Ave. & Jackson and it was convenient sometimes to just go down there and purchase it. I get a kick out of all the new coffee drinks that are out now......nothing compared to this beverage.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 9:02:55 AM
Message from: Nick Soriano

I thought you could not get this fine drink any more. I moved to the south years ago and a friend and I were speaking about childhood delights just the other day. I spoke fondly of the drink of my youth and it made me do a search to see if it was still available. I HAVE FOUND YOU AND NOW MUST ORDER. It is now time for my children to be introduced to a wonderful tradition of drinking coffee soda. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 7:58:50 PM
Message from: Dexter Cromley

I love this drink. And it is so hard for me to find it..and belive it or not I LIVE IN NYC... When I do see it anyplace I buy all that they have on hand. My favorite way to drink it is on ice with a little half and half.. I also love the little buzz that you get(do not know if it is from the sugar or the caffine) But being a flight attendant and working lots of red eye flights this drink has become very helpful to keep me awake and chipper...

Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 6:43:15 PM
Message from: Jodi Lattanzio

I have been lucky enough to have been raised on Manhattan Special. As a kid my family lived on Metropolitan & Marcy Avenues and Tommy's Grocery Store was my thrid home (next to mine and my Grandparents) where I would go each day to get my fix. If I didn't know better, I would swear that my family gave it to me in my bottle. It was hard to find for awhile, but I have my sources and now get it by the case...there is NOTHING better!!! Thank you Manhattan Special, for allowing me to introduce it to my son, too often things die off and are never to be seen again!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 3:19:00 PM
Message from: Pete Peluso

Having been blessed by God and my parents I grew up on the Northside and I often call Manhattan Special the "Nectar of the gods". I have gone as far as to send cases with a friend when he was assigned to Japan for work. Most recently I introduced co-workers here in south-west New Jersey to the greatest tasting beverage in the world. Now they know why people from Brooklyn are "special"!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 1:35:35 AM
Message from: Grey Tulpa

Nothing brings me back to my NYC roots than this fine espresso beverage. No coffee-cola wannabe can even come close (I'm lookin' at you Coke). Manhattan Special is STILL the original NYC pick-me-up!

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 10:00:05 PM


Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:18:32 PM
Message from: caroline herzfeld

does anyone know where you can buy manhattan soda, preferably by the case, in Bergen County, NJ or Rockland County, NY? Thanks.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 11:26:58 AM
Message from: John Nanfro

A refreshing beverage, especially in the summer. A time honored tradition in my family.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 11:24:00 AM
Message from: Joseph Crocitto

A great American tradition.

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 1:06:35 AM
Message from: ALICIA CRUZ

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for years, hadn't had one in a while - walked into the grocery store not far from the company and bought all last four. Keep up the good work, can't wait to taste the new flavors.

Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 10:43:54 AM
Message from: Kenny Messano

I've Been Drinking Manhattan Special since I was a Kid On Lorimer Street In The 50's. When I Move To Michigan, What Am I Gonna Do? Keep That Assembly Line Running, But Give Us Transplanted New Yorks, A Place To Get A Bottle!

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 3:58:45 PM
Message from: Dorothy Grusky

Was surprised to see that this drink is bottled in my old neck of the woods: Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Great stuff!

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 11:10:47 AM
Message from: Stewart Mukofsky

My dad owned a candy store on Court Street in Red Hook in the late 1950's - early 1960s. Manhattan Special was very popular at his store, but it did not even exist in the stores where I lived near Marine Park. I acquired a taste for the stuff as a teenager, and to this day still pick up a few cases whenever I'm in NYC visiting and carry them back to South Carolina. I would love to try some of these flavors; I have only seen the coffee soda.

Monday, April 3, 2006 - 3:45:43 PM
Message from: Jon Grusky

This stuff ROCKS! I've driven miles and miles to hunt it down. Love it!

Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 11:27:54 AM
Message from: nicholas mora

i love your product, i drink it every day all day. i would like to find out if i can order on line

Monday, March 27, 2006 - 8:13:12 PM
Message from: Andrew Kolenda

Great product. I was born and raised in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and I used to drink the coffee daily at my friends pizzeria in Bensonhurst. Now I moved to Nazareth PA. I can't find it anywhere. They don't even know what a Manhattan Special is. Can I order it

Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 6:41:01 PM
Message from: Maria Marsala

Oh... how I miss being able to just go into a store., actually my Dad's soda store to get a cold Manhattan Special ;) Poulsbo WA is very far from Brooklyn.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 2:51:41 PM
Message from: Regina B

Ive been enjoying your product for well over a decade now. Currently I have a 28oz bottle a day habit, specifically with the diet...Thanks for getting me through tough days

Monday, March 20, 2006 - 12:49:45 PM
Message from: Andrew Stout

I visited New York for the first time three years ago. Upon my stay there I enjoyed Manhattan Special for the first time. I just wish that it was sold in my home in Pittsburgh. With the introduction of "Coca-Cola Blak", I am worried that the Coca-Cola Company will try to replace them.

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 9:46:59 PM
Message from: Ron R

Great stuff!!! Love M.S. In the central Jersey area (Monmouth Co.)... go to they're in Little Silver

Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 2:31:28 PM
Message from: diane imbasciani

I was born and raised in Brooklyn and am currently living in Florida. As a kid you couldn't eat a hero without a Manhattan Special. We found a place in FLA that sells Manhattan Special, but it is quite a distance away. Could we order Manhattan Special directly? medical teacher

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 7:23:55 PM
Message from: Andrea

Say, born and raised in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, these drinks were our saturday favorite when shopping. A Parnell with a Manhattan Special was the best. Moved to North Carolina...many years later and came across the drink at an Italian Deli in Cornelis...You KNOW we'll be back for more. Thank you for a touch of the "Old Neighborhood".

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 2:40:18 PM
Message from: Rev. Fr. George McBride, DD

"The Best" I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was a child and it cost 10 cents a bottle....I wish that more store in the area would carry it. Have to go to Mulberry St. New York to find it now.

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 9:15:29 PM
Message from: Donna Borchers

I lived in the Bronx, New York for many years and enjoyed Manhattan Special alot. Since I moved to Greenwich, CT I haven't seen it in the stores. I sure do miss that taste! I'm still looking for a store that sells it in my area. Or better yet, maybe I can find someplace that will sell me a case of it to have on hand. Anyone know where I can get a case?

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 9:21:47 PM
Message from: Christine Ross

I was just at the Jersey Shore, Belmar/Spring Lake/Avon, and I had my first Manhattan Special (espresso, original). What a delicious drink! I live in the Midwest and hope to find it around here. But if not, I'll certainly enjoy one on my next trip to the Jersey Shore. Thanks for such a great drink!

Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 8:52:06 PM
Message from: Joey AZ

Moving to Phoenix in 6 months, and this drink will be missed! Does anyone know any spots in the Maricopa area that sell it? can also be reached at

Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 3:05:26 PM
Message from: Theresa Palmeri

growing up in new york city in a italian neighborhood we all drank this wonderful drink with milk or just plain it was a shame when i moved upstate ny and nobody heard of it so unless i make a 5 hour trip down to the city i can not have my manhattan special that i so love.

Friday, March 3, 2006 - 4:05:05 PM
Message from: Rob G.

While I have been a great fan of Manhattan Special all my life (born in the bronx), I recently introduced Manhattan Special to my family from Hawaii on there recent visit to NY. Well they absolutely fell in love with your product ! I have had to ship it to them since they left for Honolulu. It's great that in a time when coffee is so in "vouge", that the best coffee beverage out there is Manhattan Special.

Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 7:04:36 PM
Message from: Gianni Falco

Your soda still brings back the good old days. Your Diet Manhattan Special tastes great. All the best, Ciao Gianni

Sunday, February 19, 2006 - 9:40:21 AM
Message from: John Fry

I was introduced to the original Coffee Soda last night and I am already promoting it to my friends who also enjoy an Espresso. Living in Florida a chilled Espresso is always a good time.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 10:43:44 PM
Message from: sd wheeler

the best soda I have ever tasted not too sweet and taste like the flavor it says,thanks.Peace!

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 4:03:35 PM
Message from: joann diedrich

I love manhattan special. i remember always having it when visiting my grandparents in brooklyn. I live in nj for 50 yrs so always depended on my ny relatives to keep me supplied. today i found a pizza place close to home that has the 10oz glass bottles. I was so happy about the soda, i couldnt tell you how the food was!!! I just wish there was a retailer close to home.

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:37:48 PM
Message from: Kara Gallo-Fiallo

There is only one word that sums up Manhattan Special.......Tradition I am 32 years old and have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was a fetus!!! So for me it means tradition, it means "Home". As a kid growing up in Brooklyn after running around outside playing skelsies we would run into Aunt Antoinette's apartment (cause she was the closest being on the bottom floor of the brownstone) and grab a Manhattan Special from the bottom shelf of her fridge. To this day Aunt Ann who is now 95 years old, God Bless her, open the fridge and reach on the bottom shelf and you'll still find it there!!! Or even better yet, go to the Panelle Store on Union St., get yourself a potato/panelle special or a rice ball with sauce and from the soda fountain you will be served Manhattan Special!!! These are the traditions I grew up with, these are what I plan to pass on to my son (presently 6 mos old). But even at 6 mos old he already had his first taste, and he liked it!! Thanks for 32+ years of Home and I pray for another 132+ years

Wednesday, February 8, 2006 - 10:19:26 PM
Message from: Nick DeSantis

Born & raised in Brooklyn. LOVE Manhattan Special and am thrilled there is a diet decaffinated version. Parents livew in NJ and I bring back several bottles each time I visit. Would love to find a place in Fl. Thanks for continuing to make a great product.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 1:23:06 AM
Message from: Elizabeth Palazzo

MY family and I HAVE BEEN DRINKING MANATTAN SPECIALS,For many years and i will always remember sitting around the block on my steps in the summertime drinking it. Want to tell you it's the best i had ever tasted.I come frome a family of 7 chrildren. And we all drank it i love in Long Island now with my chrildren. And no one here sells it i am upset about that iI use to drive to new york city just to buy it and shop of course. Wish there was a store here i could be able to buy it at. Thank Y ou So Much for the Memeorys, Yours Truely ELIZABETH PALAZZO

Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 4:05:35 PM
Message from: carmine j ciserano

drank your brew while hanging out in the pool room with uncle joe umile back in the late 40's early 50's went out with a gal Rosalyn Caputo whol live accross the street from the manhattan special plant. in the 60's. still go back to the old neighboorhood. friends with many people there. my wife buys it all the time out here on long island. you cant beat the taste of the old neighboorhood! long live manhattan special, and the best place to grow up!

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 3:41:53 PM
Message from: Torre DeVito

In the sixties and seventies holidays usually found my family at my dad's Uncle Andy and Aunt Agnes' house in Brooklyn, and one of the things I always remember is helping Uncle Andy get sodas from his store room... the 64 oz bottles of Lemon Lime or Ginger Ale from some beverage place, but that was for the guests at the table. He and I would grab a small bottle of Manhattan Special each. I finally found someplace that sells it in North Carolina. It takes me right back to Uncle Andy's storeroom in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 2:02:47 AM
Message from: Francis Manzella

When we travel back to Williamsburg Brooklyn to visit our family, we always take back some of your your coffee soda. ( this trip it was a case and two four packs.) I've been drinking it for most of my fifty eight years. Childhood memories of ,Brooklyn,the knish man on his tricycle, Manhattan Special and listening to "Tuddy " Ferrara's great voice are revitalized yearly with a twist of the cap. Thanks for the memories.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 4:18:57 PM
Message from: Jenny Longo

I just want to say how happy I am that they make this coffe soda in diet and now I just found out on the web site that it is made in diet decaf.

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 7:09:14 PM
Message from: Andy LoRusso

"MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS" Every time I come back home to visit my familia in the garden state of New Jersey, I order a few bottles of this great drink at our favorite deli. It takes me back to when I would have it with eggplant parmesano and other delicious Italain food. As the Singing Chef,, I recommend it to everyone.

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 6:13:17 PM
Message from: Lou Simonelli

I believe that my grandfather was a close friend to yours. His name was Ciro. I grew up on Ainslie St in Brooklyn and for years enjoyed walking to Metropolitan Ave to the warehouse to get some Manhattan Special. It always brings back fond memories whenever I can get a bottle. Out here in California, it's a little difficult.

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 4:35:26 PM
Message from: Victoria Angelino

Everytime my sister comes home from Florida the family gets together and has Manhattan Special with Salami sandwiches. Its our favorite drink.

Monday, December 26, 2005 - 9:26:14 AM
Message from: Cynthia

Your products take me back to my good ole New York Days! Love It!! Centerville Ma,

Friday, December 23, 2005 - 11:09:40 PM
Message from: Kevin James Cogan

I just had my first Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda....Delicious! A Co-Worker brought me in a bottle,advised not to drink it after 9:00 PM on a work night! I've put in a request in your retail locator.I sure hope I can find out way out west,here in San Francisco,Ca.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - 9:24:43 PM
Message from: Neil O'Connor

I lived in Brooklyn in the mid 80's, and discovered your espresso soda at the time. For me the perfect dessert after a long day's slog was an ice cream float made from Manhattan Special espresso soda and Schrafft's fudge ripple ice cream. As far as I knew, both products were only available in NYC.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 - 10:16:25 AM
Message from: Stefano Caselli

My family comes from Brooklyn and almost every store in the area carried your soda. It is a delicious tradition and I buy it whenever I get a chance.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 2:13:29 PM
Message from: Donald Antonetty

Love your soda since I was a kid. Most of the old stores in the neighborhood are gone now and its hard to find. Wheneven I do find it I buy a case. Bronx, NY

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 1:23:41 PM
Message from: matt

Manhattan coffee soda is awesome!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:12:33 PM
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Saturday, December 3, 2005 - 6:04:55 PM
Message from: Maureen Lowe

Originally from New York, I know all about "Manhattan Special". The first thing I ask for when relatives are visiting from NY, bring me some Manhattan Special. I love the stuff. Its hard to find here on the West Coast.

Friday, November 25, 2005 - 5:41:11 PM
Message from: Nick Puccio

I'm an actor and singer. I have been in many films and TV shows. My late father Antonio introduced me to Manhattan Speacial when I was child in Newark, NJ. I travel all over the world to do films. I am sceduled to do a film with Giancaro Gianinni in Fornelli, Italy in 2006. When I was with Giancarlo recently in Italy, I mentioned that my father always had Manhattan Special in our home. We used to get the soda delivered right from Manhattan Special from Brooklyn to our home. My father ran a Sicilian Social Club in Newark, and they used to sell Manhattan Special at the club. It was their biggest seller. I recently had a chance to have a Manhattan Special (coffee soda as I knew it) in NMw York at a Director's home. It brought back many good memoroies of my favorite soda as a kid. I reall am looking forward to getting it in my preaent home town of Toms River, Nj, or nearby. The only difference now is that it MUST BE DECAF. Thank you for all the happy moments.

Saturday, November 5, 2005 - 8:13:24 AM
Message from: Betsy Blair

Hello, a really interesting experience to visit your website.

Monday, October 31, 2005 - 5:06:33 AM
Message from: Sherry Charest

Enjoy your site, very helpful and chock full of good memories.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 1:41:39 PM
Message from: nick paccione

i enjoy manhattan special's they are great been drinking them for many years, i use to get the soda on tap if i remember correctly from fernandos by union street, i wish i knew where i could still get it on tap. also they make a great flote, try it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, uum uum good...

Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 7:02:09 PM
Message from: Joyce Abelquist-Fix

I have been missing your soda since I was a kid. My dad also went through Ellis Island when he arrived in America from Norway. I seen your drink on the Food Network Television Show and decided to look you up on the Internet. I didn't know you were still around. Thanks!!!

Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 5:15:24 PM
Message from: Daniel Snow

I am so happy to have found this website

Saturday, October 22, 2005 - 9:59:19 PM
Message from: Bob Tantillo

Help! Does anyone know where I can find the 32 oz bottles of diet Manhattan Special in Fairfield county, Ct?

Monday, October 10, 2005 - 10:46:21 AM
Message from: Annie De Russo

Today is Columbus Day! What better way to celebrate with a bottle of Manhattan Special. Brings back all those good memories from So. Bklyn when MS was always there and really special. Enjoy today.

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 7:49:44 PM
Message from: JoAnn Douglas

Good morning, I am new to this site. I have just learned about this site.You have a gratest site

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 4:04:16 PM
Message from: Sherry Nottingham

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your site today. I can't wait to hear from you as to a retailer in my Southern California area where I can buy Manhattan Special beverages. Your sight sings of days gone by. Nostalgic to the core. I love it.

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 5:02:52 AM
Message from: Gladden Andersen

I was surfing on the Internet and came across your site. It is really excellent

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 6:28:49 PM
Message from: Sanford Henry

Youve created a very good site, I found something really interesting. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - 1:14:33 PM
Message from: Lou Rossini

I've been enjoying Manhattan Special for over 30 years. Lately, Ive had some trouble finding it; so I filled out your, "Retail Locator" form. Can't wait to hear back from you! Thanks for a great product!

Monday, October 3, 2005 - 1:24:45 PM
Message from: imo aba

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Monday, October 3, 2005 - 1:09:56 PM
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Sunday, October 2, 2005 - 11:27:57 PM
Message from: Dalia Rudin

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Sunday, October 2, 2005 - 7:39:21 PM
Message from: Molly Bateson

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Sunday, October 2, 2005 - 5:02:56 PM
Message from: Juanita Kochalka

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Sunday, October 2, 2005 - 4:49:41 PM
Message from: Nazif Bogdanovic

Wow, there wasn't a website before but now I'm thrilled that there is one. Great to finally see it in action. I was worried that Manhattan Specials were dying out because all my retailers stopp carrying them (except for pizzerias), but that's not the case now. Anyways, keep up the great work and hope Manhattan Special sticks around for a very long time!

Saturday, October 1, 2005 - 1:27:27 AM
Message from: Dave Cohn

Looking in Orlando area for Man.Spec- Please let me know , Thanks!!!

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 7:50:42 PM
Message from: Catherine Gray

I love this site.Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful place

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 6:07:58 PM
Message from: Ronald McNamara

Nice site, it great to see you keep this guestbook clean of spam.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 11:53:20 AM
Message from: Patricia Chesser

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Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 4:42:57 AM
Message from: Lorraine Slyngstad

What a beautiful site Thank you for putting it together

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 7:35:21 PM
Message from: Ray Mangun

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 6:04:05 PM
Message from: Dawn Mehlburger

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Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 11:40:44 PM
Message from: Constance Dallas

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Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 6:17:15 PM
Message from: Parris Cruz

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Friday, September 23, 2005 - 7:29:47 AM
Message from: CPT Mike

One of the hardest things to get incounry is good coffee and MS hits the spot. Here in Iraq where mail from home can sometimes take 10 - 14 days to arrive, the monthly treat of MS is a highlight of mailcall. Serving with pride, CPT Mike Barnett TF Roughrider Mahmudiyah, Iraq HHC 1-108 Armor/48BCT/3ID APO AE 09372

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 8:05:05 PM
Message from: Gosha

Thanks so very much for taking your time to create this very useful and informative site

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 12:39:45 PM
Message from: Gerard F Bushel

Much better than the company named S-------s. I drink these regularly... refreshing, and relaxing, better than plain soda!

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 11:38:49 AM
Message from: carol van leuven

I have my daughter mail your soda to me I love it! It makes me think of my husband who is no longer here,we drank your soda and talked.I love it when I have a bottle I feel like Glenn is with me thank you may god bless Peace,Carol

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 1:01:33 PM
Message from: Bruce

Thanks for a great web site. I really enjoyed

Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 2:50:33 AM
Message from: Anthony Leccese

I grew up in Manhattan and have been drinking the original Espresso since 12 years old. I am now 48 and still its my favorate drink. But i still cant belive that there are people that never heard of it before.

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 8:27:06 PM
Message from: Charly

Searched and Surfed your page great work

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 7:59:36 AM
Message from: Troy

Nice web site I enjoyed reading. I wish you and your family the best of luck.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 10:57:38 AM
Message from: Terry

Searched and Surfed your page great work

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 1:58:09 PM
Message from: Anthony LiCausi

The first time I had a MS was at Sadie's Candy Store on Harway Ave, Brooklyn. It became a daily ritual for the SAdie Boys, MS & a bag of chips. Now in Staten Italy, diet ms & no chips, its still great. causi

Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 11:00:08 AM
Message from: Robert Stockdale

I grew up in the area and also on Manhattan Special Coffee soda which we used to drink after a good punch ball game on Withers St inb the early 60s.We used to buy it at Bills Candy Store ,located on Humboldt St betwee Withers St amd Jackson St.I now live in Crystal River Fla and am fortunate enough to get it in Spring Hill at Leones Market Bob Stockdale Crystal River Fla

Saturday, September 3, 2005 - 10:30:59 PM
Message from: Jaraustra

This is the first time i logged on to your web site. It is very creative and nice

Saturday, September 3, 2005 - 8:05:12 PM
Message from: Michael A. Lallone Sr.

Dear Sirs: I just wanted to take the time to write and thank you very much for a really great product. I am also very happy to see that you did not get sucked into using cheaper ingredients in your product like so many food manufactors are using in there's. It's unfortunate that the general public does not relize how harmful Frutose Corn Syrup is. This stuff is not even made from corn. It is made from a type of wood pulp. This is not even food. But anyway I have been drinking your Manhattan Special since I was a kid growing up in Newark. Just about every Saturday I would go to the local Italian hot dog and sausage store. I would always get a double sausage with everything on it and a couple of Manhattan Special sodas. When I left Newark and moved to the shore area I was very pleased to find an Italian Deli who sold your product. Both my sons also love your soda. Please don't ever change you recipe, and thank you again for a great tradition.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 4:50:38 PM
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Saturday, August 27, 2005 - 4:03:05 PM
Message from: Bruce Stucko

Im 47 and grew up in Williamsburgh Brooklyn, home of the best coffee soda in the world. Instead of enfamil my Mother put Manhatten Special Coffee in my bottle and now? Pick-up 2 cases a month...cant live without it! Youre the best!!Accept no imitations

Friday, August 26, 2005 - 11:47:49 PM
Message from: Michele Chirillo

Mr Paull, I read your message about being Vegas bound. I did actually find Manhatten Specials at a little pizza place on Windmill and Eastern called Verrazano's. I had one today. I was in heaven. Pizza wasn't bad either.

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 7:55:12 PM
Message from: Johnny Bee

I have been drinking MS since the 1940's in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn NY. I now live in Florida and still enjoy a bottle when I can find the sugar free. There is no soda that taste as good as MS. Whenever I drive up to NY I always buy a case of the large no sugar bottles to bring south with me.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 - 1:43:51 PM
Message from: Irwin Paull

I grew up in Brooklyn on Metropolitan av, right around the corner from the original MS bottling company. Needless to say, all we drank is MS. When I moved to Calif in 74, I found a place in Santa Monica (Grizzly Products)that sold it for a while. The last time I had one is when I went to Florida to visit family in the late 90's. Now I have retired and am moving to Las Vegas. It sure would be nice to retire with some MS in the fridge!Anyone know of any outlets in Las Vegas.

Friday, August 19, 2005 - 6:14:04 AM
Message from: pietro licata

hi everyone, this site is great. i am writing from germany but i am italian. i like the italian amercan way of life and i like the americans too. it is a great nation! i look forward to come over in the states for visiting friends or for live there. if somebody would write me an email, here my adress: ciao pietro

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 11:32:11 PM
Message from: Victoria Foster

I had my first Espresso Soda 2 weeks ago. I went to a store named "Beers of the World" located 70 miles from my home and spotted the soda. I am upset that I only bought one. I drank half and brought the other half back to my friend because she and I are coffee freaks. I hope I can find this closer to home. If not I will be taking a cooler with me and making the trip back to Rochester.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 12:56:47 PM
Message from: Judy Canizio-Mendenhall

I'd grown up drinking your soda and when I moved away from New York I had a hard time finding it; especially in Atlanta. I've had better luck in Denver. I have to travel at least 10 miles to find a retailor but I think it is worth it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 12:24:32 PM
Message from: malik m.l. williams

Wow! I discovered Manhattan Special at GALCO's on a trip to Los Angeles and instantly fell in love with the drink. I'm looking forward to finding out where i can get it when i get back home to Atlanta. It's delicious!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 - 12:44:02 PM
Message from: Donna Vento

I love MS. Having such a hard time finding it in Upstate, NY. There is nothing better than a tall glass of MS with Vanilla Ice Cream in it. I grew up in the Bronx, drinking it all the time. Maybe home delivery would be a good idea.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 5:45:17 PM
Message from: Pat Galperin

I am not a soda drinker by nature. I love coffee. I discovered your product in an old fashion italian deli in New Jersey and I find myself making excuses to go there often - not for the sandwiches (which are very good), but to have an Espresso Coffee Soda. This is the best soda I have ever tasted.

Monday, August 1, 2005 - 11:01:14 PM
Message from: Joanne Mancuso[Bernat}

I have always enjoyed MS from way back in the day,born and raised in the City of Newark N.J.every store on every corner sold this.Not so easy to find now,I was buying it buy the quart at the butchers but there gone to.Even when I make it like my Nona did from pot to freezer it's just not the same,why not sell it for home delivery??? Thanks for still being here!!!!!

Monday, August 1, 2005 - 3:00:52 AM
Message from: John Perrone

I grew up on manhattan special from around 2 years old...Definately the best combination of Coffee and Happiness...and is still until this day the only type of soda I will drink... Keep up the great work.. A willy B boy..

Friday, July 29, 2005 - 10:07:00 PM
Message from: Robert/Marlene Concepcion

We live in Pasco County FL and found MS at 3 Italian Deli's locally. Had it today and WOW what a nostalgic memory this soda brought about. Cost was less than a dime and now $2.25 at deli but worth it just to be back in the Bronx and Manhattan if only thru a sip!!! Thanks for this website and guestbook.

Friday, July 29, 2005 - 5:28:55 PM
Message from: Mike from New Mexico

I tasted my first espresso soda today. WOW! What have I been missing all these years! Very refreshing, and a great alternative to regular soda. I want more!

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 3:47:32 PM
Message from: Andrea

I grow up right their on Manhattan Ave, two blocks from your factory. In fact, my Mom still lives there. I am in Virginia now and need a coffee soda real bad. When I go to visit Mom I try to buy several bottles to bring home. We use to got to Our Lady Of Mount Cameral Feast and their use to be a candy store on North 7th Street where my family would go and have a soda and enjoy the feast. My drink was always a MS. Need to known where I can get some. Thank you

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 11:30:30 PM
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Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 9:53:08 PM
Message from: Robert Concepcion

As someone who grew up in East Harlem in the 40's and 50's I had an uncle that had a shanty @ 108 and 2nd Ave. and i remember as a child visiting him and having many Ms. As a resident of Hudson FL I'd like to know where in my area I can purchase Ms. robert

Saturday, July 23, 2005 - 8:52:36 PM
Message from: Peter

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 4:23:00 PM
Message from: Bill Lenz

Just had my first MS and it was great. A friend at work buys them in his home town and brought one in for me. Now, so I don't have to bother him all the time, is there a retailer in the Time's Square area of NYC?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 6:29:17 PM
Message from: Stephanie Speranza

What can I say, I grew up on Manhattan Special.Daddy probably fused it into my blood. ManhattanSpecial is the best, and I give everyone out onhere on Long Island strange looks whenever theydon't know what it is. I wear my jacket proudly!

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 7:24:38 PM


Saturday, July 2, 2005 - 9:13:46 PM
Message from: K. Smith

I was born and raised in Brooklyn and growing upin an Italian family had the pleasure of beingable to drink MS. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT ! I got asmall bottle today in Cooperstown and shared itwith my kids they love it too. I think thecompany needs to start distributing it to morestores in more states.

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 6:13:34 PM
Message from: Cliff Hall

I was born and raised in Brooklyn (Douglas andSmith St) and grew up on MS. The worlds bestdrink. I know have a cattle ranch in AZ and noone here knows what I'm talking about. I can'teven find it in CA. I just brought back 10bottles stuffed in my carry on luggage when Ireturned from a trip to NY. Fortunately airportsecurity didn't try to confiscate them, theremight have been trouble.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 10:42:14 PM
Message from: Charlie

I read Madeleine's note and I too grew up in East Harlem on117th street back the 40's. I loved MS and it was one of my besttreats along with pizza from Rao's and the black & white cookiesfrom the local bakery. Along with the best Italian pastries youcan't beat the taste of Manhattan Special. So I was sitting herewatching television and all of a sudden I got this urge for MS andwondered if you were still around. You are and here I am in NJhoping I can find a retailer near me. I did submit my requestfor a local retailer. It's nice to know there are some good thingsstill left.

Monday, June 27, 2005 - 3:29:04 PM
Message from: John McMann

Just had my first bottle of espresso yesterdayat a restaurant and am going to change fromStarbucks frappuchio to you guys if I can find aretailer. Glad to have found you!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 1:12:53 PM
Message from: Rob 11211

Ahhh memories of going to the settlement house on Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn & stoppin in to the factory for a fresh the name for the soda originally from the street or the borough?? Anyway 30+ years the same taste!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 2:18:33 PM
Message from: Madeline

I grew up in East Harlem in the 1960s and 70s(around the corner from Our Lady of Mt. Carmelschool) and one of my favorite things to eat wasfresh mozzarella (from the latticini on 1stAvenue between 115th & 116th Streets), warmItalian bread from Morrones bakery and an icecold Manhattan Special. That was living! Unlessyou're in an Italian neighborhood, it's difficultto find Manhattan Specials, but I've lucked outand found a couple of places who do sell it.Sal's Beverages - Eastchester, NY, a sodadistributor on 207th Street at the foot of theUniversity Bridge (off of 87 south in the Bronx)and DeCiccio's C-Town - Scarsdale, NY. For thoseof you searching, I hope this helps.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 12:25:30 PM
Message from: susan salerno

my father bought me one every sunday morning after mass. it was a real treat. brings back memories of growing up in downtown brooklyn. now i'm happy there is a diet decaf - i can finally have manhattan special at night!!!

Monday, June 20, 2005 - 5:36:31 PM
Message from: Laura Hoffman

While visiting my Daughter yesterday in TampaFlorida I went to an Italian deli for lunch andcouldn't believe my eyes. There in the fridge wasthe coffee soda that my family drank with supperevery night when I was a kid growing up inBrooklyn NY. I bought 2 bottles and WoW it stillhas the same great taste. What a treat.Thanks ...Laura Hoffman, Palm Bay Florida PSMy Grandfather owned the original Stella D'oroBakery in Brooklyn NY ,it opened in 1922

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 3:53:19 PM
Message from: stacy rowland

I had this for the first time yesterday and itleft me speechless.It will now be a must have inmy fridge from now on!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 9:00:55 AM
Message from: Lissa Wolfe

I am absolutely thrilled to find that you nowmake a diet decaffeinated coffee soda. This isthe only cadbonated beverage that my mom enjoys.I hope to find this decaf version available inmany more retail locations. I am happy to reportthat I find no sacrifice on taste. Thanks againfrom Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 2:07:10 PM
Message from: Jim Poles

Definitely interested in buying more of the dietespresso coffee soda. Please advise if there is aretailer in DC/MD/VA--or is it possible topurchase a case for delivery by UPS?

Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 4:21:39 PM
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Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 6:15:03 PM
Message from: Italian Princess

I miss manhatten special!!! ever since i moved tocali i cant find it nowhere! then i found it inone place called italia deli.....OLD PACKAGINGAND EXPIRED!! a real dissapointment

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 8:46:40 PM
Message from: Charles De Sanno

I've left Brooklyn - and moved to New Jersey -however - with every Manhattan Special I enjoy -it brings me back to the neighborhood... Thanksfor having the diet version!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 4:28:07 PM
Message from: Linda Richman

I luuuuuv these Mahattan Specials....they'relike butta.... My friend Connie and I enjoy awondaful time together drinking them on a hotsumma day....

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 11:05:41 PM
Message from: Debra Friedman

I was flying back home from my first visit to NewYork and some very nice people on the plane sharedwhat they felt was the most wonderful drink inthe world. I will forever feel that way too. Upontasting the drink this coffee beverage willforever be on my mind. I live in San Francisco andthe people who shared this drink had just movedthere too. They brought a case of it home. Now Iknow why they only shared o cup with me.I need to find a source to by this.......Debra Friedman

Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 8:54:08 AM
Message from: Margaret McLennand

I thought for sure you were gone I am so pleasedto see your company is still here. the firsttime i tried MS was in a restaurant in Brooklyncall Bamonte's with my father. Lots of goodmemories are in that bottle.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 6:28:07 AM
Message from: Louis Malkin

I remember the taste of Manhattan Special as achild in New York. Now that I live in Florida, Ineed to find a reliable source of the deitversion.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - 8:38:06 AM
Message from: Dan Truco

My freind and i found it in Hofstra at a store.we each bought a bottle and became buzzed. i washesitent but was rewarded buy its really goodtaste and sweetness. i also like the man andwomen on the label.

Friday, May 6, 2005 - 3:04:24 PM
Message from: Steve Padula

Grew up on MS. My greatest memories are of myDad coming home from the city on Saturdays andbringing a case of MS home with him ( I grew upin Staten Island). It was the smaller bottlesback then. I remember having half of it andputting the top back on so it would last alittle bit longer. Me and my sister would fightover it. Now my Dad has passed and I've movedto Chicago and was just content with having somewhen I came home to see my Mom, until I happenedto come across it on a website that shipsdifferent items. I ordered a case of Diet and Inow enjoy it every morning as a substitute forregular coffee.

Monday, May 2, 2005 - 7:08:10 AM
Message from: robert

the best drink in the world

Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 9:15:45 PM
Message from: anthony

the best!

Sunday, May 1, 2005 - 12:51:07 AM
Message from: Michael Barrows

If I was restricted to having only ONE caffeinated drink for therest of my life, and I've had many coffees, of every form, inSeattle, New Orleans, San Francisco, and in several differentcities of France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Turkey andHolland (and they ALL have great coffees), that special dietespresso soda from Manhattan would be my immediate choice.I first discovered Manhattan Special at Galco's Old World Marketon York in the L.A. area (Glendale or Pasadena?). They have theone of most extensive selection of pops and brews on the WestCoast, so I tried all the weird ones and all the coffees. There area lot of good bottled coffees but Diet Manhattan Special has thebest flavor. The fact that it is diet is a plus but it's the flavor Imainly go with.Since I live in the San Francisco area (Pacifica), it was only when Icould get down there on visits to my grandkids in Glendale (800miles round trip) that pick up a couple of cases. Now they'removing to Colorado and I have to find a new source. Boo-hoo.But Galco's ships, so it's cheaper than driving.

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 2:26:16 PM
Message from: Giselle Baffi

Come from South Brooklyn, now called CobbleHill. Live on Warren St. between Hicks andColumbia St.I've been drinking this soda sinceearly 60's. I can remember my dad buying thissoda for me as a child in 1962 after his baseballgames @ PS'29's school yard. He would by the MSgo in the school yard and sing doo woop songswith his team.

Friday, April 22, 2005 - 8:56:47 PM
Message from: Lenny Walder

Loved the product and now want to try the DietDecaf.... Great kept secret for to manyyears....

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 11:01:58 PM
Message from: diane mc intyre(mahr)

i lived on manhattan ave right across from msfrom about 1950-1963. my brother worked part timefor ms. now i live in rockland county,ny.reading the guestbook brings back manymemories.when i lived their like everyone elsedrank ms all the time. now i can't wait to try itagain.

Monday, April 18, 2005 - 9:03:07 PM
Message from: Leah DeRuiter

I live in a small town down in AR, and I justrecently visited NYC with some friends of mine.While I was there I ordered some MS off a menu inthis Italian resteraunt and I loved it so much Isaved the bottle and got an extra one to bringback with me. I'll definately have to go back formore one day.

Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 6:56:15 PM
Message from: Jackie Curry

I grew up on Long Island and always loveddrinking Manhattan Specials. Since then, I havemoved to Arizona. When I visit NY I always haveto get them to drink. Now I am trying to findthem in Arizona.

Monday, April 11, 2005 - 10:15:49 AM
Message from: Diane Trimboli-Sinatra

I just love this soda. No diet for me just giveme the original. Unfortunately I moved from southFlorida (where it was easy to get) to northcentral Florida and I can't find anyone local whosells it or even offers it on their menu. Can webuy direct from you? Let me know, I'm down to mylast 2 bottles.

Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 7:13:10 PM
Message from: Mary Louise Rowe Fischer

I love this stuff! I had my first one two yearsago in a pizza place in the Empire StateBuilding. I was hooked! I live in Florida butwe can buy it at Angelo's Market in Venice, FL.I'm enjoying one right now...

Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 6:33:06 AM
Message from: Joe Serpico

I grew up on Devoe St, then Skillman Ave for awhile. I have lived in Buffalo, NY since 1989,and the thing I miss most about Brroklyn isCoffee soda! I would walk past the factoryeveryday on my way to and from school, and thesmell in the air was incredible! Whenever anyonefrom the city comes to visit me, they know thatthey MUST bring a case of coffee soda, or Iwon't let them in the house.

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 5:35:30 PM
Message from: Eddie Acosta

Hey, I grew up in Brooklyn and have lived allover the country for the past 12 years. I CAN'TFIND MS ANYWHERE! I thought I would be able tobuy it on-line an have it shipped to me inWashington, DC. There must be a way for youguys to set up online orders. If you could dothis, you would make alot of people very happy,starting with me. By the way, I don't mind allthe new flavors and the diet options. But,what's the deal with the new label?

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 - 8:11:45 PM
Message from: Munged Dolah

I've loved Manhattan Special's Diet EsspressoCoffee Soda forever and am sad to see the newlook labels.I'm such a fan of the older labels and wouldlove to have a poster of that label. Is itavailable? If not, I would love to know if itsan idea that has been kicked around at all.

Sunday, April 3, 2005 - 8:13:29 AM
Message from: Manuel A. Da Silva "Manny"

I was brought up on Carroll St. Between Columbia& Van Brunt Steets in Red Hook (now calledCarroll Gardens). I guess I started drinkingManhattan Specials about 1960. I've been livingin Spain for 11 years now and dying to get backto the neighborhood to see old friends and have afew Manhattan Specials. REgards to theFormisano's, Capece's, Faiella's and the rest ofthe old gang. You can contact me

Saturday, April 2, 2005 - 11:05:54 PM
Message from: Angela Cellucci

Raised in the Bronx on Burke Avenue in theEastchester Projects (Maiden nameBugera)...typical Italian family...Back then,used to walk to the corner Lunchonette and getan Ice Cold single serving bottle of MS.Everything is changed now, but when you open abottle of MS, it can certainly take you back.It's good to know something so wonderful...isstill just as wonderful.

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 9:20:09 PM
Message from: joe picarello

I love ms since i was a kid.I now live inmichigan and i miss it dearly, does anyone knowwhere i can get some in mi.

Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 4:45:28 PM
Message from: Linda Incorvaia

Anthony Riveccio! Nice to see you here--I hopeyou come back to read this. What great memoriesfrom President Street! If you see this, email meat My supermarket does not carry MS anymore, but mysister brought me a case last night--I can't waitto get started on it!

Friday, March 25, 2005 - 2:31:40 PM
Message from: Ron Alesi

I grew up in Queens NY (Ridgewood, Howard Beach,Ozone Park & Flushing), moved to Franklin Square,then to Northern NJ and now I'm in the Chicagoarea. On my last visit to the east coast, Ibrought back 3 cases of MS. I brought somebottles to a couple of local Italian eateries andthey loved it. They will be contacting you to seeif they can purchase your product for retailsale. I've been addicted to MS since 1978 when Iwas an 18 year old kid. I hope you can supplythem with your product.And - don't ever buy NY style Pizza in Chicago.No one makes NY Pizza like a NY pizzaria.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 1:34:59 AM
Message from: Edward McSwain

I've been drinking Manhattan Special since the80's and think it's great. It's one of the thingsI miss since I left downstate New York. I alwaysstock up on my trips down to see my son on LongIsland.

Monday, March 21, 2005 - 8:17:14 PM
Message from: diana dunn

I am looking for a joey rivecchio, on 150th the bronx. i noticed one person that signedbook had this name. do you know him? thanks.Ialso loved this drink. i now live in virginia.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 3:08:48 PM
Message from: Nino Russo

I started drinking manhattan specials when I wasabout 8 years old in 1982 in my Uncles Dom's Porkstore in brooklyn and ever since I drink one whenever I can get my hands on one,they still tasteexactely same and remind me of the old days!Keep up the good work in the neighborhood!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 3:27:10 PM
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Friday, March 11, 2005 - 4:23:10 PM
Message from: John Mitchell

I have been drinking MS since I was 3. I am now49 yrs old and travel across country but whereever I go I ask people where I can find a bottleof MS. It is good to know now I can look it up onthe internet thanks

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 6:41:24 PM
Message from: karen Hayes

I first tried your soda in 1985 when I wasattending college. I am surprise that yourproduct is not sold nationwide since coffee is sopopular everywhere. I hope that you will widenyour market in the near future

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 7:06:56 AM
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 4:01:43 AM
Message from: Grand Webmaestro

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Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 5:08:54 PM
Message from: Tony Cherry - Bronx, NY

Great forum.. At 18 years old, I was a clerk forBloomingdales when a co-worker took me for my1st Ray Bari's pizza with a Manhatten Specialchaser. Before long, I was drinking the stuff bythe quart. The bittersweet end to my story isthat I've changed careers, I have a family nowand we've moved just outside beautifulCharlotte, NC, but Manhatten Special isn't soldhere. Like the other NY transplants on thissite, I bring a few cases home with me everytime I go to NY, then I ration it until my nexttrip (I share their pain). Suiffice it to saythat the only things I miss about NY is myfamily, the food (ooh the food) and ManhattenSpecial. PLEASE, SELL IT ONLINE, OR INCREASEDISTRIBUTION. I'M DOWN TO ONE BOTTLE AND NY IS600 MILES AWAY. HELP!! PLEASE!!

Sunday, February 27, 2005 - 5:05:00 PM
Message from: Tony Cherry

Great forum.. At 18 years old, I was a clerk forBloomingdales when a co-worker took me for my1st Ray Bari's pizza with a Manhatten Specialchaser. Before long, I was drinking the stuff bythe quart. The bittersweet end to my story isthat I've changed careers, I have a family nowand we've moved just outside beautifulCharlotte, NC, but Manhatten Special isn't soldhere. Like the other NY transplants on thissite, I bring a few cases home with me everytime I go to NY, then I ration it until my nexttrip (I share their pain). Suiffice it to saythat the only things I miss about NY is myfamily, the food (ooh the food) and ManhattenSpecial. PLEASE, SELL IT ONLINE, OR INCREASEDISTRIBUTION. I'M DOWN TO ONE BOTTLE AND NY IS600 MILES AWAY. HELP!! PLEASE!!

Friday, February 25, 2005 - 4:00:07 PM
Message from: Annie Salvatore

I grew up in downtown Booklyn, Henry St. betweenKane and Degraw Streets. When I look back to the50's and 60's many fond memories come to mind.Manhattan Special was my favorite drink and Istill love it. Even now when I drink ManhattanSpecial I remember all those special times andevents with family & friends. Manahattan Speicalwill always be part of my childhood. Thanks.

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 5:30:57 PM
Message from: manny lentini

im 71 years old and when i was a little boy myfather use to take me to his club on forsythe stin manhattan and they had a tub filled with iceand your soda thats about 60 years ago we getypur soda up here in westchester county and thetaste and the memories are great dont ever change

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:54:45 PM
Message from: Nicholas C. Schiavarelli Jr.

I grew up on Skillman AVe. just up the streetfrom Manhattan Special. In 1964. Through theyears of growing up I remember the aroma of thecoffee brewing in the neighborhood. When cominghome from school I got to know the owners and theworkers there. I used to get to taste the sodafrom the assembly line. And there was nothinglike it. Later on when I got older I worked forthem part time here and there. For me its aheritage and a good memory. I now live inRaleigh, NC and still look for it on storeshelves. And the taste reminds me of than and thegoods times I had in Brooklyn. Keep up the goodwork guys!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:03:33 PM
Message from: MICHAEL J. ALFARO


Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 12:58:30 PM
Message from: Eric Castiglia

I have been drinking your soda's for over 40years. Don't ever change the recipe. And, pleasetry to expand your distribution to othernorthern states like NH and VT. Or, as anotherwriter suggested, sell your product on line. Ifyou can buy wine on line, you should be able tobuy Manhattan Special.I have one last note. Why is it that theexpresso tastes so much better in the smallbottles than in the large? Just package thesmall bottles. It's be a win win all around.Thanks.

Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:56:08 PM
Message from: Vic Holiday

I grew up Brooklyn (with my wife of 40 yrs), Iworked in Brooklyn (Ret. NYPD) and I moved to NCabout 15 years ago..I make a trip to Bklyn. oncea year fill up my car with food and ManhattanSpecial and head back south..The weather is greatbut the food is nothing like we know..I oftenwonder how many former New Yorkers are doing thesame.. Thanks for the memories!!!!

Friday, February 18, 2005 - 10:04:57 PM
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Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 3:57:55 PM
Message from: Ellyn Gail E. H.

Manhattan Special and I first met in 1980. I hada college boyfriend who lived in Styvesant townin manhattan. I found my current stash inSloatsburg new york. I am one happy camper. Idrink the diet variety and now that I am donewith having babiesand no longer breastfeedingany of them I can return to my legal addiction.

Friday, February 11, 2005 - 4:02:44 AM
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Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:55:51 PM
Message from: Jeremy

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 4:14:23 PM
Message from: John Signorello

When I was a little kid in Newark, New Jersey,my Dad would take me to his social club onSunday mornings. There was were I discovered MS.During the following 35 years, I would see itoccasionally in manhattan deli's. I would gonuts. Lately, I find it in the local shop-rite.What a treat. The diet version is just aswonderful as the non-diet version. Continue thetradition. buona Fortuna!

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:04:56 PM
Message from: C.W.

Bought my first Manhattan Special at the CentralMarket grocery store in Plano, Texas, lastnight. Love it! Thanks!

Sunday, February 6, 2005 - 6:32:25 PM
Message from: Joseph A. Quadrio

hey, u guys should think of selling ur products on line it can be done. figure it out.I 'm 49 yrs young and grew up on kingsland ave by humbolt st.went to a dentist once a week as a kid on skillman and manhattan aves. late everytime cause I stopped to watch the bottles filled with the nectar of the Gods MS coffee soda (lol) get a ride on the assemply line. those were the days. I'm moving to the Dominican Rep. soon and I'm going to need my fix. Please consider on-line sales.Please don't hate me , but u may consider plastic (ouch) bottles just for on-line sales think of it.Made to order fresh sent it might just work more income and sales.. Hey I don't want to be a partner or any credit I just want my Manhattan Special. Think about it good luck..Joey

Saturday, February 5, 2005 - 4:38:18 PM
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Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 1:42:50 PM
Message from: Michael LoBosco

I love Manhattan Special it reminds of the days of Skillman Ave and Rabitos Candystore. Where can I find it Upstate near the Catskills? Write back

Monday, January 10, 2005 - 3:33:08 PM
Message from: sandra

i live in woodstock, n.y., which is located 90 miles north of nyc, and 40 miles south of Albany, and i am trying to find the nearest location to buy manhattan specials., any help out there?

Saturday, January 8, 2005 - 6:37:05 PM
Message from: Stefany

Tuesday, January 4, 2005 - 10:08:11 PM
Message from: michael feldman

Love Manhattan Special. Unlike many on the board, I am only now being introduced to this wonderful beverage, but look forward to getting my baby girl going on it ASAP so she can form some early Manhattan Special memories. I actually live one block from the home of poster below - at Henry and Union accross from Ninos. Bakery, Pizza, Ice Cream, Italian Deli all on one block. Can't beat it.

Saturday, January 1, 2005 - 4:04:24 PM
Message from: Anthony Riveccio

last time I left a message here was in January 2001. I still come here to read about how excited people get when drinking Manahttan Special coffee soda...still the world's best drink. However, now I comehere to read about people growing up Brooklyn style and it lightens my heart to see so many fond memories of thier past lives in Brooklyn. So...we know how good the soda is...lets remininess. YO RED HOOK , HEY BENSONHURST.. FURGETABOUTIT,BAYRIDGE... and youse guys in stillman... what no CORNY ISLAND forya?? I Lived on Union Street between Hicks and Columbia around the coner was "President Steet" was where I played ..yes the street and met my wife who after 36 years of still my wife! We had the Happy Hour movie (14 cents to get in to see two movies , cartoons galour, coming attraction and we alway bought our sandwiches from next door's deli to bring in with us. On one block (union Stret, where I lived0 you had the following,,,remeber this is ONE block 2 bakeries, 2 clothing stores Remeber Franks?? he is still there...well the store anyway. The Egg store 2 meat Markets

Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 9:15:39 PM
Message from: jason pitts

Cool site guys.

Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 11:39:19 AM
Message from: Klaus

Friday, December 17, 2004 - 9:25:52 AM
Message from: Kim

My Dad grew up in Brooklyn and still drank this when we can find it, It is still the best drink I know of! When I do come across some I usually buy at least a case and bring it home. Hope the kids never try it!I might have to share!

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 2:15:16 PM
Message from: Mike

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 10:29:54 AM
Message from: Chris

I can't remember a time when I wasn't drinking MS. I've been drinking it for almost 30 years now. In all probability, I had some in my baby bottle. Please, don't EVER stop making it. I simply don't know how I would satisfy my craving if you did.

Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - 3:22:01 AM
Message from: has ben

Let me tell you (While sipping my SM). I was born and still live in Brooklyn (Devoe St). Anybody who left Brooklyn flat and now weeps at the fact that they can't find SM...well too bad. Ya shouldn't've moved.

Thursday, December 2, 2004 - 2:47:34 PM
Message from: Isabella Andreassi

...As a misplaced city gal, I have been living in PA my entire life. My mom is from the Bronx. Thankfully, most of her family was smart enough to remain in NY. As a kid NY was like an entirely different and much better world to me. Trips were never complete without having a glass of MS with my Uncle Bob on Arthur Ave. I made my first trip to NYC alone this Thanksgiving. Let's just say I brought home enough to last until next Thanksgiving. By then, hopefully i'll be living there! NYC and Manhattan Special...doesn't get any better!

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 2:22:08 PM
Message from: Frank

I remember my father giving me my first bottle of MS when I was four. That was 33 years ago and still drink a case a week today.My dad switched to gassosa a few years ago but still grabs a bottle of expresso once in a while. I just wish it was found more easily. I have to go to bensonhurst to get it since I moved to Long Island. Maybe the scaricity is their marketing ploy who knows. I do know this is the best stuff on earth. Cant find the other products tho. Orange, cream grape? any ideas?

Friday, November 26, 2004 - 11:15:01 PM
Message from: Thomas Cannarelli

Hey 4getaboutit its the best ,still drinkin here in fla .also went to st. Marys on 23ave an 85 st so get in touch with me ,sssssssssssssssssssseeeeeeyaaaaa

Friday, November 26, 2004 - 9:59:28 PM
Message from: anthony peter sacco

in a pool room on skillman street, brooklyn in the mid 30's i was given a mahanttan special. i was 6 years old. the taste never left me, now living in virginia, there is no way i can get it. i'm near 80 so i can't travel. but reading your e mails from those that are italians just warms my heart. my father, rafffle, clarinet player, second marrage to a purto rican woman may be some one remembers. helen sacco (sister) was addopted and never to see again that was 75 years ago. any one that remembers please call me 757 331 1567 or e mail me

Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 8:44:37 AM
Message from: Martin

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 12:55:37 PM
Message from: Donald Iarussi MFA

HI: its me again, I am a Tawking New Yawker who luvs ya cawfee soda. You are in my book, how ta tawk new yawk, jusnother goy fron da bronx. look for it soon I enjoyed being back in NYC. I was able to buy your great sodas. I have been drinking them for many years. I am one of your biggest fans.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 12:48:09 PM
Message from: Michigan Bikinit Team

hi from the Michigan Bikini team and a few ex New Yawkers!

Monday, November 15, 2004 - 12:12:15 PM
Message from: mugu

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Friday, November 5, 2004 - 1:13:53 AM
Message from: Frederique

Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 3:29:53 PM
Message from: Emily and Tanya

We discovered your espresso coffee soda in a D'Agostino and were really scared yet intrigued to try it. Turns out it's ONE OF THE BEST INVENTIONS IN THE WORLD!! Keep bottling and we will keep buying!:)

Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 12:31:15 PM
Message from: Martino DeStefano

I grew-up on Manhattan ave across the street from your bottling plant in the only four storie building on the block. My first soda was a Manhattan Special. I was just home for my 40th birthday and enjoyed a few Manhattan specials while I was in Brooklyn. It was great to see your trucks be loaded up to spread the taste of Manhattan special all over. See you at christmas

Thursday, October 28, 2004 - 1:41:26 PM
Message from: Antoinette Patrick

I have been drinking Manhattan Specials since I was a teenager in New York, NY. That was over 43 years ago. I was so happy to find it at a small Italian bakery shop in Flemington, NJ. They were kind enough to place an order for me. I now plan to continue drinking Manhattan Specials for a long time to come. Thank you. Antoninette P.

Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 5:01:14 PM
Message from: Sasha

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 12:48:20 AM
Message from: Stephen R. Gargiulo

I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was 2 years old! (My parents wanted to raise me "right"!) I lived in New Jersey for 31 years and drank at LEAST one bottle a week. Now, I have moved to the Allentown, PA area and cannot seem to find it anywhere out here. Every so often, I go back to Jersey to pick up about 20 bottles and bring them back to PA. Don't EVER stop making it! I love it and no matter where I am in the US or the World, I will always find a way to drink Manhattan Special.

Friday, October 15, 2004 - 10:10:04 PM
Message from: Dennis L. LaSalle

Born and raised on Staten Island and now living in Florida. Just can't get enough of Manhattan Special... Hard to come by here, but I grab it by the case when I can find it. Thank you for not changing... We need to keep the Italian tradition going ; ) Dennis

Friday, October 15, 2004 - 1:28:26 PM
Message from: emmanuel favour

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Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 3:09:49 PM
Message from: Freddie Caraccio

Like so many of you I grew up in Williamburg, Brooklyn (which all of a sudden has become very chic with the younger population of artists and film-makers). I grew up on North 8th Street between Driggs and Bedford Avenues (we called it the North Side). I was about 10 in 1950 and lived next door to a candy store (Carmela and Jim's) and I remember a bottle of MS was 7 cents which unlike many of you I could not afford but was able to buy at least one a week. Wow, 7 cents bought a lot of things in 1950. I am now a farmer in the mid-west but I remember my old neighborhood and someday I hope to visit it again. Thanks for the memories.

Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 7:57:52 PM
Message from: Petrek

Friday, October 8, 2004 - 4:47:52 PM
Message from: Valerie

I'm not a soda drinker but I LOVE Manhattan Special. I remember drinking it when I was a little girl in Middle Village, NY. Oh what memories it brings back. I'm so glad they haven't stopped making if after all these years. Thanks

Tuesday, October 5, 2004 - 2:09:36 PM
Message from: Steve S.

This is a great site. Thanks so much.

Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 8:41:51 AM
Message from: Chris Volpe

I have been trying to get Manhattan Special to buffalo for years. I was forced to move up to buffalo 13 years ago. I grew up on it and remember going to Boody JHS and Lafayette High with on in my hand almost every morning. I only get down to the city every couple of years so it sucks that I cant drink it everyday like in my childhood. thanks M.S. please shuffle off to Buffalo. There are alot of us "City Folk" up here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 7:27:59 PM
Message from: Ivan

Monday, September 27, 2004 - 10:30:28 PM
Message from: cono

I can't get enough of Manhattan Special.

Friday, September 24, 2004 - 7:55:13 PM
Message from: salvatore mannuzza

I grew up on devoe street and you could say grew up on manhattan special many times having it right off the machine still warm a friend of mine i believe lived in the same house as mr passaro if i have the name right on the same block as atlas lumber.i also had quite a few friends that worked there robert,dickie. frankie thats it for now big sal

Friday, September 24, 2004 - 7:53:56 PM
Message from: salvatore mannuzza

I grew up on devoe street and you could say grew up on manhattan special many times having it right off the machine still warm a friend of mine i believe lived in the same house as mr passaro if i have the name right on the same block as atlas lumber.i also had quite a few friends that worked there robert,dickie. frankie thats it for now big sal

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 11:21:46 PM
Message from: Ben

Monday, September 13, 2004 - 1:40:55 PM
Message from: Salvatore Blanco

I am now 72 years old, my family lived in Greepoint and my uncles and cousins used to play for a softball team sponsored by Manhattan Special, my cousin Jimmy Villoni, my uncles Tony and Jimmy Stavola. Back then if you hit a home run the Passaro family would give you a bottle of Manhattan Special. To this day, I still enjoy the taste and drink it as often as I can. I noted that someone complained about the new label, what counts is what's inside of the bottle. Regards, Sal Blanco

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 - 11:03:04 AM
Message from: JOANNE COLLETT


Thursday, September 2, 2004 - 8:21:15 PM
Message from: Ricky

I have been drinking M.S. all my life and when I went to the deli to pick up a bottle it was diffrent. I feel that you should have left the old bottle with the "REAL" Skyline. Rick

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 10:17:20 PM
Message from: mugu

i love this site keep it up thanks mugu

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 7:45:02 PM
Message from: Louis Bianchi

Ive been drinking Manhattan Special my hole life. Iam 26 years old and i grew up in South Brooklyn. I first had Manhattan Special on tap at Fernandos on Union street thats a pinelle store. Needless to say i was hooked ever since. Now iam married and living out on Long Island. For some reason you dont see it out this way like you would in Brooklyn. Everyone asks me whats the one thing i miss about Brooklyn and i always say Manhattan Special..........

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Friday, August 13, 2004 - 1:34:21 PM
Message from: Joe Amendolare

As a kid I walked blocks with my dad to the deli a few times a week to get M.S. Sodas. Being near Westchester Sqare and the 6 train in the Bronx, there were dozens of places to get it. Now that I'm in San Diego,Ca., There's only one place to get it and that's in Little Italy. I bought a 24 bottle case for less than 33 Bucks. Happy Hunting Pisans.......Joey in San Diego..... P.S. I looked for 13 years and finally found it. I was a little disapointed to see that the label was changed!

Friday, August 13, 2004 - 1:32:10 PM
Message from: Joe Amendolare

As a kid I walked blocks with my dad to the deli a few times a week to get M.S. Sodas. Being near Westchester Sqare and the 6 train in the Bronx, there were dozens of places to get it. Now that I'm in San Diego,Ca., There's only one place to get it and that's in Little Italy. I bought a 24 bottle case for less than 33 Bucks. Happy Hunting Pisans.......Joey in San Diego..... P.S. I looked for 13 years and finally found it. I was a little disapointed to see that the label was changed!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 10:28:48 PM
Message from: Nicholas Stucko

I am 14 years old. I love Manhattan Special. Everytime I visited my Grandpa we would walk to the corner store on Powers Street and get a bottle each. I still love it...Although I moved to Upstate, NY...My dad works in rikers island and picks me up 2 cases. I still wish you never would of changed the label. Because thats what I remembered it by when I was younger. ROCK ON MS!

Monday, August 9, 2004 - 11:51:25 PM
Message from: Len DiStefano

Manhattan special is a great drink. I've been drinking it all my life. Ever since I was a kid and lived two blocks from the factory. The recipe has'nt changed much over the years, which is great, but the new label is not good. You should'nt have taken the twin towers out of the skyline. You should have left them in and surrounded them with a ribbon or something like that, after all you used to be able to see them from the neighborhood that created the drink. Best regards, L.D.

Saturday, August 7, 2004 - 8:11:47 PM
Message from: Mary P

Hey! what's with the new label?? I want the old one with the Twin Towers back ! Every day that goes b,y they dissappear more and more things- this one broke my heart.

Thursday, August 5, 2004 - 11:21:29 AM
Message from: Eddie Acosta

I am 37 years old and grew up in Brooklyn. MS was second nature to me. I thought everybody drank MS. 12 years ago I left NYC and moved around the country and could not find it. To tell you the truth, after a little while, I didn't think about it anymore. Then I came back to NYC 2 years ago and rediscovered it in a Pizza joint on Court street in Bklyn. It was great to taste that special flavor again and it made me think of the childhood I had, Stick-ball, kick the can, Johnny on the pony and Manhattan Special. I left NYC again. I am in Washington DC. This time I'm looking for it! Peace.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - 2:53:49 PM
Message from: Ava Addo

I love this drink!!! I love it even more because I grew up right down the street from the original plant. In travelling all over the world I have never been more happy than to find it all over Europe and South America :) it served as my reminder of home and definitely of Brooklyn!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 - 5:52:21 PM
Message from: Vera Karger

Hard to find but worth the search, often worth the drive to where it's stocked. I know where I can find it about 20 miles away in either Danbury or Norwalk, CT. Maybe you'll be able to put me on to something closer to me. Great, refreshing, sugarless taste.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 10:26:54 PM
Message from: Craig A. Friele


Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 7:31:04 AM
Message from: thomas boslooper

the best coffee drink in the world. im been dring it for 50 years and cant get enough

Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:35:44 PM
Message from: Sue Fioretti

Friends of mine just tonight turned me on to MH. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!! I live in Long Branch, NJ and am opening a Fresh Pasta and Ravioli shop within LB. Have to have MH in the Store !!! Can't wait to turn my customers onto this delightful beverage!!! I'm calling first thing Monday !!! BTW, love the intro to the your Web Site........I so understand the message!!!! Talk to ya soon!!! Best Regards, Sue

Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 3:53:09 PM
Message from: Christopher m Biondo

I love drinkin ms i buy it by the case and thats all i drink i love the way it taste it is great.

Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 5:06:28 PM
Message from: Carmine A. Nobile

I was born and raised in the Bronx near Arthur Ave and 187st and until the time I went into the Navy I would drink a MS everyday after school or whenever I had the money to do so. I have lived in Virginia Beach since 1971 and two weeks ago I found a Italian resturant that carries it, the taste is the same as I remember it please don't ever change the process.

Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 3:46:13 PM
Message from: Clorinda Krisher

I have loved your espresso soda for as long as I can remember. Now that I live in Pennsylvania, I still go back home to the Bronx to pick up a case when I run out! I even wrote to Food Finds on The Food Network about your soda. Keep making your excellent product. GOOD WORK!!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 7:53:28 PM
Message from: Alan Dembner

LOVE + Always loved Manhattan S. Expresso.My 6 yr old daughter can't get enough (but is limited -? decaf??.Would try the others but can't get them.(+ it's hard to get Expresso.) Please change back to the old label.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 1:20:02 PM
Message from: Natalie Luparello

Just love it! Where can I find it in North Carolina now that I live here? My son is also looking for it in Madrid, Spain.

Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 10:05:27 PM
Message from: Barbara Rinaldi

I was drinking MS sodas when I was a kid growing up on Long Island. I have occasionally had the luck to come across it in the stores (but not for several years now!) I was so happy to find the site on the internet. I have to get some to share with some people that can't imagine why I like it so much. Thank you Manhattan Special Bottling for being a part of my life!

Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 1:03:55 PM
Message from: Nancy Walls

I've been drinking this soda all my's the BOMB!!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2004 - 10:54:12 AM
Message from: Jeff Guerrier

Several years ago, upon discovering Manhattan Special, I had one of those personal epiphanies of nostalgia and connectivity. The sweet rich coffee flavor washed away the crusty sediment of adult life and opened memory passages to my Italian-American up-bringing and family life. Although not easy to find these days, "Manhattan Coffee Soda" is worth the search. Grazie.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 4:18:31 PM


Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 10:54:42 AM
Message from: Sal Morrone

I grew up in Brooklyn, and love that delicious drink the Manhattan Special.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004 - 11:09:38 AM
Message from: Joseph DaSilva

Truely one of the best drinks of all time. I am a fourth generation Manhattan Special Drinker and let me tell nothing has changed and its great! I hope that someday my kids could enjoy it as much as I have

Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 4:16:44 PM
Message from: Joseph C. McCormick

I grew up in the Bronx, went to St. Helena's Business High School (now closed) and drank Manhattan Special all the time. We could buy it in Abe Leman's candy store or across the street in Lenore's candy store on Westchester Ave. and Leland Ave. Great place to grow up. I am also glad you have a website. I had written US Mail numerous times to locate a vender here in Saratoga County, NY but never recieved a response.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 11:17:50 PM
Message from: GERRY V. ZAPPULLA


Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 5:30:00 PM
Message from: gail resko

My husband, daughter and I love your espresso coffee soda. Have had it with and without fat free half and half, fantastic!!!!!! Thank you.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - 11:18:17 AM
Message from: Pete Delfino

Reading the guest book brings back fond memories. I grew up in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, better known as Red Hook, the only thing we drank and loved was Manhattan Special, frigid cold, and we had it with everything, lunch, snacks, dinner. No one I knew drank Coke...whattayacrazy!!! Coke this! No matter where I traveled in the US no one had a drink like MS, and I told everyone about it. I still find people to turn on to it. Most recently Chinese immigrants, they love it too! I now live in Queens and have found several outlets that sell it. I now work in Grand Central and there is a store in the food court that sells it. It makes my whole day to have one. MS FOREVER!

Thursday, May 13, 2004 - 7:13:33 PM
Message from: Tom Viola

I am now 54 and I grew up on Metropolitan Ave in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, just blocks from the Manhattan Special plant. I remember the small hand-painted bottles with the nearly black stained bottoms. Seems to me, the soda was different, better, then. But even today, there is no soft drink better. To the writer from Boca Raton looking for a local vendor... I get my Manhattan Specials from Bella Monte, on Atlantic Blvd., in Pompano Beach, and they have both the regular and the sugar free there. MS got me through many nights of cramming for exams in college and in grad school. Thanks.

Thursday, May 6, 2004 - 11:50:02 PM


Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 1:34:49 PM
Message from: Juliette Nuccio

Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 1:31:55 PM
Message from: Juliette Nuccio


Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - 1:29:57 PM
Message from: Juliette Nuccio

I'm currently 19yrs. old and I have been drinking Manhattan Specials ever since I was a little kid. I grew up in the Bronx, so they have been around me all my life. I remember drinking them at the pizzeria every Sunday afternoon with my father. I constantly stock up the refridgerator at work with them. They are great, especially for a quick pick-me-up. My former manager got me started on putting a little drop of half and half in it every once in a while. It tastes best ICE COLD. I also make my own Manhattan Special shakes with vanilla ice-cream. I enjoy drinking Manhattan Special over regular coffee or espresso any day!

Saturday, May 1, 2004 - 7:30:50 PM
Message from: Joseph Pensante

I come from down town Brooklyn, Kane & Henry street. My best lunch was a hero, and a large Manhattan Special. This was in the 1950's & 60's. I now live in Altermonte Springs Fl, and spend half my time looking for Manhattan Special. Sometimes my kids would find a store that sells Manhattan Special, and they would buy me a case as a gift. Thank you Manhattan Special for all the years of enjoyment. Joe Pensante

Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 9:53:21 PM
Message from: Joe Amendolare

I started Drinking MS with my dad when I was 3 or so.....You can bet my mom was furious. He'd get me all hopped up on caffine and the go to work (Driving the bus in the Bronx). She would have to put up with me all day . HAHAHAHAHA It's too bad I can't get the Stuff in San last attempt of having a friend send a case ended in a wet coffee stained box of busted glass on my front door....ThANKS A LOT UPS!!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 10:43:10 PM
Message from: Rob Weigand

I enjoyed the cameo role afforded Manhattan Special in the episode of the Soprano's that originally aired on 4.18.04. Bobby Baccalieri is shown unpacking groceries for Junior out of a Manhattan Special box. It brought back memories of sitting on a stool in a soda fountain on Mulberry St. with my grandmother, sipping a Manhattan Special.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:44:13 PM
Message from: TAMPAMIKE


Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 4:13:22 PM
Message from: Judy Radeker

I'm 435 miles :( from the nearest place I KNOW I can buy Manhattan Special, which sadly I didn't discover until about a year ago. What I wouldn't give to find a source closer than Tallahasse or Pensacola, Florida...or Mobile AL. Well...if I hafta drive 435 miles, I'll do it :))))))) Love the stuff!!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2004 - 11:32:37 PM
Message from: Merrick

THE BEST Cream soda I have ever tasted is Manhattan Special Vanilla Cream. It is second to none, and that includes all of their other competitors in the cream soda market such as Dr. Brown's, Henry Weinhard, Jones, Stewart's, Thomas Kemper, etc., AND A&W. For combination of taste, sweetness and carbonation, it just can't be beat. Jones comes close, but is just too sweet. The other brands can be too heavily carbonated. And let's not even talk about A&W! The Manhattan Special folks got the smarts and got the product JUST RIGHT! Congratulations! (I have posted a positive review on BevNET, as well.)

Wednesday, April 7, 2004 - 2:10:10 PM
Message from: Roger F. Sorrentino

I've been drinking MS since 8 yrs old. I sometimes make MS Jello by adding an envelope of Knox's unflavored gelatin to a tablespoon of water, having it melt and then adding that to a small bottle of MS, then having it set in the fridge for a couple of hours, Delicious! Especially with a dollop of whipped cream on top. My friends love this.

Monday, April 5, 2004 - 1:07:18 PM
Message from: Teh.NuXXed

Wow I'm still buzzing from the caffeine. try this with ice cream, Or Some Milk RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Sunday, April 4, 2004 - 9:12:07 AM
Message from: Frank C. D'Amato

How about selling some Manhattan Special Apparel on-line? I would love a t-shirt!

Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 1:14:13 PM
Message from: Dominick Sampogna

I have enjoyed Manhattan special since my childhod. I was fortunate to have married into the family of one of the former owners, Amelia (Molly) Garavso. Great family, and soda then and still today. Keep up the great tradition.

Saturday, March 13, 2004 - 5:50:43 PM
Message from: ANGELO DI NOME


Saturday, March 13, 2004 - 3:39:40 AM
Message from: Tamara Sue

i've just experienced a Manhattan Special for the very first time, WOW! :D the man that turned me on to you said "It takes a real New Yorker to make a Manhattan Special".

Monday, March 8, 2004 - 5:20:59 PM
Message from: Thomas c cannarella

Hey the best drink in the world is none other than manhattan special ,an i know because i:v been drinkin it since 3yrs of age in bklyn every mornin mom would serve it to us kids before leavin for school , boy would we drive the teachers crazzy. Also aka izzy an tommy pizza you can reach me at rojo2170@aol

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 8:48:09 PM
Message from: nicholas teri

sry bout the double reply site admin just del it =P!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 8:47:06 PM
Message from: nicholas teri

Leslie Roosa mere in catskills u live???? im in sullivan county r u close there is a place to buy it in monticello ny its only like $1.20 a bottle 10 cents more then i pay in brooklyn if ur close email me bye

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 8:46:28 PM
Message from: nicholas teri

Leslie Roosa mere in catskills u live???? im in sullivan county r u close there is a place to buy it in monticello ny its only like $1.20 a bottle 10 cents more then i pay in brooklyn if ur close email me bye

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 1:46:38 PM
Message from: Joe Sprowls

I have been a drinker of Manhattan Special since I was a child. I grew up in the Bronx, and in an Italian neighborhood at Morris Avenue & 153rd Street. A picture of Robert DeNiro adorns my wall, and it is a snapshot from Godfather 2 where he's standing in front of the Italian grocery where he worked and a Manhattan Special sticker adorns the window. Now I live in New Port Richey, FL and recently have been able to find Manhattan Special, after 17 years, but I have to buy the "diet" by the case in the big bottles. Any idea where I can by small bottles of "Diet" in this region. There's a local Italian deli whose "sangwiches" are delicious, but with Manhattan Special they are to die for. The only way a good italian "sangwich" should be eaten.

Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 8:08:28 PM
Message from: Leslie Roosa

Here's to Manhattan Special and Marilena my dear friend. When Marilena arrived for a visit from Italy, we toasted with Manhattan Special. What could be better? Grew up on the lower east side learing to love it at an early age. Now in the catskills its hard to get.

Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 8:04:00 PM
Message from: Leslie Roosa

My dear Marilena!!!!!!!!! so happy I was included in those who introduced you to my favorite drink Manhattan Special.. Growing up on the lower east side of manhattan.. it was part of my life.. Now living in the catskills i need my friend Tony to bring it to me. I found a place to buy it (very inflated price) but still well worth it. Happiness is Manhattan Special and my dear friens, especially Marilene Lualdi!!!!!! Leslie

Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 5:21:56 PM
Message from: marilena lualdi

Manhattan special has really a special taste for me. It's friendship taste, as well. I don't live in the Us, but in Italy. I first drank MS in 2002, when I came to New York: I was with my dear friends Leslie, Tony and Joann... I can't forget those great moments! I miss them, and I also miss MS. I hope I can soooooon come back to the Us, to my friends and I can drink MS again. A toast to this special drink, to my friends and to a country I love! G-d bless you! Marilena

Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 8:06:31 PM
Message from: nicholas teri

hi im nick from upstate ny originally from brooklyn ny on meeker ave i have been drinking manhatten special god i cant even remeber now atleast 22 yrs used to have it in my bottle =P there is a distributer of it upstate well upsatte by me atleast im monticello and liberty ny ty y makeing such a great drink

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 3:13:50 PM
Message from: Howard Kaplan

Hello , I grew up living on Union Ave & Grand St and I was introduced to MS in Carlo's Billiard Emporium. My two favorite eating places were Crisci's & Bamontes.I now live in Delray Beach & am lucky to find all the MS I need at THE BOYS on Military Trail.I miss New York (but not the cold). Give my regards to all the old gang on Manhattan Avenue. Howie Kaplan

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 - 1:25:02 AM
Message from: Gregory J. Melograno

I had my first Manhattan Special in 1975, and I have been hooked ever since!I grew up in NJ, but have been in South Florida for nine years.I found an Italian Deli near my home, and I buy a six- pack of MS every chance I get. It tastes great,and reminds me of home. Thank You so much for not only making it available in South Florida, but also not messing around with the taste!

Sunday, February 8, 2004 - 9:50:48 PM
Message from: John Hays

If you ever need to cure a hangover or just need a hangover pill. keep us in mind. Thanks, John

Wednesday, February 4, 2004 - 4:20:25 PM
Message from: john g dickson

saying you grew up in bensonhurst brooklyn is like having a badge of honor.nothing beats an ice cold special on a hot summerday,or a special with a today dont know what it was like to grow up hanging out in a candy store.we would freak if they ran out of up in the poconos now and if someones coming for a visit the rules are,no special and bagels dont bother showing up.

Sunday, February 1, 2004 - 3:27:58 PM
Message from: Charles Windsor


Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 1:39:15 PM
Message from: TAMPA MIKE


Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 1:37:52 PM
Message from: Tampamike

Momma mia stop by its my mafia site

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 2:44:11 PM
Message from: Kelly

Did I get this right now?

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 2:37:48 PM
Message from: Kelly West

Oh, here is my email just in case you have questions about my other post and web link.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 2:34:18 PM
Message from: Kelly West

Hi, Someone emailed me from this board and asked where I bought MS on the west coast. I found it. It is They are in L.A. and I used to buy cases and have them shipped to S.F. Bay area. I am back in NY now and have MS all the time again. Nice! Anyway, MS is on the west coast and not too expensive either.

Saturday, December 20, 2003 - 5:29:56 PM
Message from: Ted Montesano

Hi All: I guess we all have the same thoughts: we all LOVE the taste of Manhattan Special, and MISS IT because we moved; ALSO, lots of us thought it was no longer made. Not true! I live in San Diego, and recently visited my old town, Bensonhurst. While there, I saw Manhattan Special in the stores. Naturally, I bought it. . . many bottles. . . and took them on the plane back home. Now that their gone, I want to purchase more, but I can't find it in San Diego. Do you think you could let me know where I must go to buy it? Anywhere near San Diego will do. Thanks for the "Delicious" drinks you make.

Monday, December 15, 2003 - 9:42:01 PM
Message from: Stevie Wilson

I LOVE this soda! I had it when I was in NYC and now I want to buy a case of it! HELP me find it here in LA!! thanks Stevie

Sunday, December 14, 2003 - 3:10:09 PM
Message from: Joseph Iudice

I grew up om Monitor Street in Greenpoint, and remember Saturdays walking over to Manhattan Special, watching the bottles pass through on the conveyor belt (when they opened the door to the little bottling plant), the soda still tastes the same.

Friday, December 12, 2003 - 11:20:08 PM
Message from: gerry vincent zappulla

MINGIA!! I think my mother used to give me manhattan specials in a bottle when I was a baby. That was 32 years ago. Born in Brooklyn U.S.A and live in Staten Island, N.Y., now I take my family to L&B spumoni on 86th street for a square pie and a case of manhattan specials. I feel bad for people who cant find this soda cause its all over the city. I have 2 a day at least. Manhattan special and a pizza pie- fuggetabout it !!!

Saturday, December 6, 2003 - 1:25:33 PM
Message from: Riu Berlin

Greetings from Berlin. Thanks!

Saturday, December 6, 2003 - 6:21:30 AM
Message from: Anthony Catapano

I love your coffee soda .There is nothing in the market today that equals it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - 2:03:37 PM

I wanted to congratulate you on your new site. It looks great! A class act site for a class act company! Good Luck...

Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:15:29 AM
Message from: Bill Grogg

Great site

Friday, November 28, 2003 - 3:02:36 PM
Message from: Christian

It tastes great, I really love your product. Congratulations.

Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 9:26:33 PM
Message from: Mary DeSantis

Everyone is asking for your product. Would like to distribute it in upstate NY

Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 4:59:07 AM
Message from: heidi

liebe gruesse an alle

Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 4:58:20 AM
Message from: hansi

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Sunday, November 9, 2003 - 3:16:24 AM
Message from: Mike

What can I say, but "Manhattan Special" Is my all time favorite cold coffee drink!! My BIG problem is finding it!!! I thought for the longest time, that this great drink had been discontinued! To my surprized I have found a small bottle of it in a tiny deli, of course I bought all the 4 left. Why Is this drink so hard to find!!!! I LOVE IT!

Sunday, November 2, 2003 - 3:52:33 PM
Message from: Riu Sander

Greetings from Germany. Thanks!

Friday, September 26, 2003 - 5:14:45 PM
Message from: pat maguire

I'm looking for a place to purchase the coffee soda here in Puerto Rico.

Friday, September 26, 2003 - 2:03:15 PM
Message from: Mike Rader

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 11:23:07 AM
Message from: JEFFREY T. CERRETA

my father owned a italian american delicatessen for 20 years in south florida, and nothing reminds me more of him or those good times than a cold bottle of your manhattan special. we would all sit around and talk about the old days. your beverage made us all feel like we where home again. god bless and keep on turning out a truly unique product. jeffrey thomasino cerretaJEFFREY T. CERRETA can also be reached at:

Thursday, September 11, 2003 - 12:31:11 AM
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Monday, September 1, 2003 - 5:42:01 PM
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Monday, September 1, 2003 - 4:31:58 AM
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at SashaHiya, kewl site, I like the content, thanks for the good ressources! Fit Gesund Vital can also be reached at:

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 4:01:16 AM
Message from: heidi

liebe gruesse

Friday, August 29, 2003 - 4:00:47 AM
Message from: hansi

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Friday, August 29, 2003 - 4:00:07 AM
Message from: jasmin

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 4:00:53 PM
Message from: Nick DiNatale

Grew up on Avenue U in Brooklyn, drinking MS almost every day. I craved it while in the service for six years. Now that I'm back, my favorite drink is always close by.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 - 12:26:19 AM
Message from: Jerry

at Affordable Rxthis is a great site...i'll be sure to tell all my friends about itJerry can also be reached at:

Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 9:47:09 AM
Message from: linda david

I love your Manhattan Special Soda. I've gotten 2 friends "hooked" on it! I just wish I could find it in more stores and for a better price!linda david can also be reached at:

Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 9:37:43 AM
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 10:44:39 AM
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Saturday, August 9, 2003 - 11:58:11 AM
Message from: Rochell Goodrich

This is a terrific DEEEE---LICIOUS drink. If anyone knows where to get it in the LA area let me know!!Rochell Goodrich can also be reached at:

Friday, August 8, 2003 - 4:09:24 PM
Message from: Phillip Schwab

The best soda in the world!!! Reminds me of being back home in New York, the greatest city in the world!Phillip Schwab can also be reached at:

Friday, August 8, 2003 - 2:01:17 AM
Message from: annette digiovanna

i grew up in williamsburg. on withers st. near smileys bar on graham ave. and my granfather always had m.s. in the house. my mom said i wasn't even one yet when i started to drink it. and i still drink it every day. it's the best. annette digiovanna can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 3:10:40 PM
Message from: Ford McLain

Love this stuff. Can't wait for the e-commerce page. fprFord McLain can also be reached at:

Monday, August 4, 2003 - 7:56:55 PM
Message from: rosemarie

Manhattan Special is to me Bensonhurst, Brooklyn; warm summer nights; good pizza; good friends and family. Never go away......rosemarie can also be reached at:

Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 3:32:46 AM
Message from: Joe Amitrano

I can't find MS in GA I will have to have my sis send me some.Joe Amitrano can also be reached at:

Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 10:19:14 PM
Message from: Joann Amitrano

Hello , I want to thank you for making a superior product,I have a business and two lil' kids and your beverage not only taste great but gives a burst of energy.I love it with milk and ice, a cousin got me hooked with vanilla ice cream and manny special. Yum, Yum, I think I 'll have some!!!See ya!Joann Amitrano can also be reached at:

Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 10:51:34 PM
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Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 2:02:09 PM
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 1:45:29 PM
Message from: David Antonio Martinez

WOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! It taste so good!David Antonio Martinez can also be reached at:

Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 6:17:27 PM
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Sunday, July 20, 2003 - 12:29:05 AM
Message from: andrea stingo

Manhattan Special....Now thats Italian!!!!!andrea stingo can also be reached at:

Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 12:18:59 AM


Monday, July 14, 2003 - 1:43:45 PM
Message from: Carl Sparacino Jr

I grew up in Greenpoint Brooklyn. My Grandparents had an Italian Bakery and every week we would get a new case of Coffee Soda. I was one happy/hyper kid..Still love it to this day.Carl Sparacino Jr can also be reached at:

Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 7:13:24 PM
Message from: Albert

Will have to visit - looks great!

Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - 9:14:11 AM
Message from: f m conte

at conte porrino inc.summertime, nyc and manhattan special. it doesn't get better than that.....f m conte can also be reached at:

Monday, July 7, 2003 - 7:58:56 PM
Message from: Dominick Visciotti

Hi- I love Manhattan Special and always will. In the select few places that I can get it i visit often and but it a lot. I love the taste!!Dominick Visciotti can also be reached at:

Friday, July 4, 2003 - 6:42:20 PM
Message from: mike cosola

I just wanted to let you know that I love manhattan special soda. I moved out of NYC five years back and to this day my father mails me a case per month. I wish I could find some down here in the carolinas. Thanks again.mike cosola can also be reached at:

Friday, July 4, 2003 - 1:27:15 AM
Message from: Mike

Does anyone know of any distributors of Manhattan special in the Central florida area, or anywhere in florida? If so please contact me @ the screen name posted above. Thanks, MikeMike can also be reached at:

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 10:06:09 AM
Message from: william wyant

thanks for a great product.william wyant can also be reached at:

Saturday, June 14, 2003 - 8:51:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 4, 2003 - 9:09:46 PM
Message from: Jen

at parole officerYour site is great!Jen can also be reached at:

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 5:51:16 PM
Message from: lana nieves

at cancer society of NZI was born and bred in Brooklyn, and grew up drinking Manhattan Special espresso soda. Now that I live overseas (in NZ), I crave the stuff. When I visit my family in Brooklyn and Florida, they always have plenty of Manhattan SPecial on hand for me - God bless 'em. I've got a seltzter machine and am trying to make my own espresso soda, but I know it will never be as good as the real thing. You folks should market this stuff overseas - ex-pats like me would love it!lana nieves can also be reached at:

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 11:59:41 AM
Message from: Alpay Eno

at Smoke & Mirrors VisualI am totally hooked on M/S AGAIN! I haven't had it in awhile (moved out of Brooklyn for a year) and now that I'm back, I can't sleep because of this addictive drink. I can't imagine that it's good for me but I just don't care, I gotta have it. Any chance of gettin a M/S T-shirt? I'll wear it proudly. Alpay Eno can also be reached at: eno@dorsai dot org

Sunday, May 11, 2003 - 3:18:50 AM
Message from: Canadian Pharmacy - Bill

I clicked random link on the search engine and ended up on your site. Nice site, good job and hello from Canada.

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 - 10:41:53 PM
Message from: Phil

I saw this message from April, 2 - 2003 Message from: Schrodinger's cat (Margot) ... when I bought some cases of the soda online... Um.. I keep trying..why can't I order anything online? It says that its still under construction. Hell, I'll help with the programming.. what can I do to get your tasty beverage in Houston, TX? -Phil Phil can also be reached at:

Monday, April 28, 2003 - 10:34:03 PM
Message from: JOHN RUGGIERI

Thank you so much for having the best espresso drink ever. As a child I would hang out in the summer on Manhattan Ave. and Skillman Ave and watch the filled bottles come down the line, every once in a while your man would take a warm bottle of soda off the line and hand It to me. It tasted sooo good. Thanks for the memories, John Ruggieri JOHN RUGGIERI can also be reached at: JSR112@AOL.COM

Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 3:01:45 PM
Message from: Jonna DeLise

Have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was a little kid sitting in myuncle's pizzaria on E. Tremont Road, Bronx. Being out of the country without itfor 4 years was tough and one of the best parts of moving back to NYC(Brooklyn!) has been a steady supply of Manhattan Special--my grocery storestocks about 4 shelves of the stuff. Tried the sugar-free for the firt timetoday-- amazingly one of the only sodas that sugar free tastes just as good asthe original. Manhattan Special makes me happy. Cheers!

Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 5:52:50 AM
Message from: susi

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Friday, April 4, 2003 - 8:34:44 PM
Message from: Jester

They make one of the best drinks i've ever had. Anyone know of a place in Florida that sells the stuff, i haven't seen it but once.Jester can also be reached at:

Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 12:36:46 AM
Message from: Greg Melograno

I love Manhattan special coffee soda! I first tried it in the mid 1970's...and have been a loyal consumer of this product ever since. Salute!Greg Melograno can also be reached at:

Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 2:21:44 PM
Message from: Schrodinger's cat (Margot)

I love Manhattan Special Espresso Soda. Unfortunaly I go to college at Penn State in the middle of nowhere. However this problem was resolved when I bought some cases of the soda online. Anyhow, question, does anyone by any chance know how many mg of caffeine are in this drink??? Schrodinger's cat (Margot) can also be reached at:

Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 8:48:49 PM
Message from: Frank Euvino

In July, 1976, I started working in a neighborhood Italian Deli in the Bronx (Cold Cut City, Allerton Ave, remember it?). It was there I was introduced to the best soda in the world. It helped us get through the long summer days and nights. Five years later I graduated from college and moved to CT. Since then, whenever I visit the Bronx, I make sure to bring some home. The last time was just yesterday, and I emptied a local grocery store of all he had. Thanks for such a great product. Ciao, Frankie 'Vino' EuvinoFrank Euvino can also be reached at:

Monday, March 24, 2003 - 4:25:08 AM
Message from: cathy beasley

at noneI have been drinking Manhattan Special for years, I live in Ga. now but got plenty of bottles on my return trips home. The restuarant I work at now can order it for me through one of thier distributors................THANK YOU for being that goodcathy beasley can also be reached at:

Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 2:08:47 PM
Message from: John Perrone

Manhattan Special...what words could desribe it? I was brought up on it! Keep making that great stuff! -JohnJohn Perrone can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 3:15:05 PM
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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 10:11:57 PM
Message from: Mercedes De Brosse

I lived in Little Italy for a little while and loved to drink MS. Of course at that time there was only one flavor. Do you know where I can find it in So Florida. I'm traveling back to NYC soon and look forward to drinking it once more and sharing it my daughter who has never tried. Awesome site!!Mercedes De Brosse can also be reached at:

Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 1:01:04 PM
Message from: shane dorsett

I love manhattan special! I wish I had a third tap in my kitchen for it! ya know, hot - cold - manhattan special!shane dorsett can also be reached at:

Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 9:48:49 AM
Message from: Anthony Visciotti

I love M. SpecialAnthony Visciotti can also be reached at:

Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 8:06:10 PM
Message from: Anthony "BURG" Sampogna

I can't eat Mimo PIZZA without it. My 8 year old daughter drinks it now too, we fight over the last bottle. LOU - she still wants to see how her favorite soda is MADE.Anthony "BURG" Sampogna can also be reached at:

Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 11:51:38 AM
Message from: Louis & Barbara DeMatteo

I have grown up in Brooklyn drinking the "WORLDS GREATEST DRINK", now that I live on Long Island, East Setauket, It is not easy to find. When I do find it, I stock up. I have wonderful memories as a boy drinking Manhattan Special with family and friends. It is a part of my culture that I will never give up. Thank you so much for the memories and please do what you can to spread the joy to others. Waldbaums seems to be the only supermarket that carries it. Do you know of others? Stop and Shop would be great. Thank you again. Louis J. DeMatteoLouis & Barbara DeMatteo can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 4:41:04 PM
Message from: Chris Wood

Great Stuff. Good flavor, and lots of energy too!Chris Wood can also be reached at:

Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 5:31:38 PM
Message from: mike p.

thought I'd sign - just found you on google.mike p. can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 5:42:00 PM
Message from: Kent Ottmann

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 7:27:37 AM
Message from: Christopher Sergio Stoia

Love the soda!!!Christopher Sergio Stoia can also be reached at:

Sunday, February 9, 2003 - 10:16:00 PM
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Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 4:13:31 PM
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Thursday, January 30, 2003 - 4:10:53 PM
Message from: SW Geist

I love the manhattan special espresso soda. A pizza place down here (lancaster PA) got some of it in and i drank the whole supple. Now they don't carry it any more and i want to get some, but no local shops carry it. is there any way i can get it direct from you guys? thanksSW Geist can also be reached at:

Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 10:56:22 PM
Message from: Carl Cannarelli Jr

Boy am I a Manhattan Special Junkie!!! Drinking the stuff for 25 years (Since I was 4) I also am from Brooklyn NY and now reside in Florida. I am in Tampa Bay and there are plenty of Italian Deli's...(better ones back home) that carry M.S. I also know of 2 food service distributors here that carry M.S. to deli's and restraunts.I always get my fix and am trying to make my own but never comes out the same so when I buy I buy quantity...I Would also like to order online for fresher product.So drink up boys and girls.... Manhattan Special for Life! C Cannarelli Jr Carl Cannarelli Jr can also be reached at: Guinzo73@Yahoo.Com

Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 12:32:54 AM
Message from: Tom Regan

Hello,lately my Son has had a sore throat. I had gone to the supermarket and found some special herbal tea for him. It was a combination of licorice and slippery elm root. It is delicious and works too. I make a big potfull and its even better when it cools. I use honey to sweeten it and find that the flavor is added this way. Also to coat the throat. Anywat,the thought came to mind how excellant it would be to have a carbonated drink like this. Then I thought to myself. And thought of the Manhattan Special people because of there quality of products. Hey my Family came from Brooklyn. I feel connected in some way. Maybe its because I have always enjoyed your espesso soda so much. Sometimes I just have to have it! Especially with a salami and provalone sandwich. So is there a reason why no one has ever made anise flavored soda? Would be great to hear from you. Thanks for listening,Tom Regan LICO-SETTE !!!!Tom Regan can also be reached at: tregan4@optonline .net

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 8:32:30 PM
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 4:57:54 PM
Message from: Bruce Biggins

at Painter's Local Union # 365I am 49 years old . I get up for work @ 04:00 hrs. By the time late afternoon,early evening rolls around,I am bushed . Today as I went into a market here in Ft.Lauderdale I have never been in,to buy some iced tea to wake me up,I saw your Espresso Coffee Soda . I was hoping it was going to be "Coffee" soda . It was ! ! ! I love it ! ! What a great idea ! Deliscious too ! ! Friday night I may put a bit of Kahlua in it , or Bailys. Thanks A New Satisfied CustomerBruce Biggins can also be reached at:

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 1:11:55 PM
Message from: gerri mazza

I miss manhattan specials because I like in California now. I recently visited Brooklyn and broght some back with me. Start selling in California!!gerri mazza can also be reached at:

Sunday, January 19, 2003 - 11:19:09 AM
Message from: M. D'Amato

I live in Manhattan and - You guessed it - I can't find Manhattan Special anywhere in my neighborhood! Eli's on 3rd Ave & 80th Street carried it, but no longer does so. What's a girl to do???M. D'Amato can also be reached at:

Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 1:44:26 PM
Message from: William Kupatt

I have been drinking your espresso coffee soda for years and its been the best coffee soda on the market.I just tried the sugar free soda and its just as good.Keep up the good work!!! WRKWilliam Kupatt can also be reached at:

Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 9:21:19 PM
Message from: tony domino

at nonei have been a fan of manhattan special since i was a kid growing up on manhattan ave in brooklyn. as a kid my cousin and i would always go by and get a free bottle as it was coming off the line still warm the smell of coffee was the best as it went through the block. i still have family on manhattan florida we can only get the small bottles i can not find the large ones or i would order a few cases if it could be delivered.i wish it was available in store in florida like publix winn dixie or kash and karry.tony domino can also be reached at:

Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 5:04:39 PM
Message from: Walter Kochan

Where can I buy your products in Wilkes Barre, PA. I love them!!Walter Kochan can also be reached at:

Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 3:32:12 PM
Message from: D. Galati

I grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brookyn, and lived there for 27 years before moving to to FL. EVERY day coming home from work off the D train in the Bay station I'd go right into Bagels R Us under the tressel right across the street and get a hot dozen bagels and a big bottle of MS. I don't even think they HAD sugar free back then! This is the first I'm hearing about it! My dad used to drink it all the time when we went to Joe's to get the panelles and boy, nothing else goes with a pannelle but an MS. I still remember how my dad would savor the MS in those little bottles, and I'm the only one in my family who followed suit and fell in love with the taste instantly. It is SOOOO addictive, but the dad started putting on a few pounds and mom blamed it on the MS and the sugar. Yeah, right mom, it couldn't be that dad was sucking down a foot long hero every time he opened a bottle LOL back then we counted calories, not fat grams! I can't WAIT to try the sugar free MS and I'm tired of trying to find a little deli here and there in Florida that carries it. I know of only one, but it's quite a drive and MS is something I want to see in my local store right next to those Goya sodas that somehow the stores cater to in the "ethnic" sections of the supermarkets. How come the MS isn't next to the Stello D'oro rack?? Let me know when MS is available online to order by the cases. This way I don't have to hunt down what the stores down here that call themselves Italian keep forgetting goes with a hero. But then again, what they call a hero/sub down here with the crappy bread the have the nerve to call Italian bread deserves to go with a Coke. I'll worry about that later, just get the MS's online and I'll worry about the fatty prosciutto and cappicola later. D. Galati can also be reached at:

Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 7:55:25 PM
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Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 4:02:21 PM
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Friday, December 13, 2002 - 10:21:03 PM
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Friday, December 13, 2002 - 10:20:06 PM
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Friday, December 13, 2002 - 9:52:37 PM
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Monday, December 9, 2002 - 11:51:11 AM
Message from: Erik Morabito

at Morabito Baking DistributorsI've been drinking Manhattan Special for years. I live in the Hudson Valley in NY and many specialty shops and Italian Deli's sell it. There's lots of listings we could add to the site. Erik Morabito can also be reached at:

Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 2:53:15 PM
Message from: john anthony

great stuff drink it by the case. love the sugar free with a cannoli.john anthony can also be reached at: johnnyi50

Monday, December 2, 2002 - 5:53:28 PM
Message from: Rosario S. Mazza

I was born on the lower east side of manhattan and my grandparents had this stuff in the fridge of their Mott Street apartment all the time. I started drinking this stuff in a baby bottle!! It is the best product in a bottle (except for maybe wine!). I now live in Lancaster County PA. and ask my brother from Leonard Street in Brooklyn to not show up on my door step unless he is holding a case of Sugar Free Espresso soda. This stuff rules!!! I will now be attempting to get the soda delivered to my home. Buono Natale to all my paisans in NY. Rosario S. Mazza can also be reached at:

Saturday, November 30, 2002 - 9:19:48 PM
Message from: Joanna Smith

Love the soda, hate to drive back to Brooklyn NY from Jersey to get it!Joanna Smith can also be reached at:

Friday, November 29, 2002 - 10:30:26 PM
Message from: M

I grew up on Long Island and loved Manhattan Special Soda. I have looked for years to buy the soda and have not found it. I now live in Colorado but am happy to find your website and will be ordering by the cases!M can also be reached at: V

Sunday, November 24, 2002 - 10:18:42 AM
Message from: Danny Ginsburg

at Real SodaWe made the plunge and brought a bunch of delicious Manhattan Special to Los Angeles; we brought all of the flavors. We do home delivery in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and also have a distribution network from Denver west for anyone who's looking for Manhattan Special or a store that sells it. Also you can order it to be shipped to you UPS on and So now there's no reason to be without Manhattan Special anymore!! :)Danny Ginsburg can also be reached at:

Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 5:50:19 PM
Message from: Ron Liccardo

Originally from Ny. Always bring bottles back to CA. of Manhattan Special on Airlines with us. Happy to see it in So. Calif area.Ron Liccardo can also be reached at:

Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 5:47:08 PM
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Saturday, November 16, 2002 - 3:46:25 PM
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Friday, November 15, 2002 - 9:18:40 AM
Message from: Alissa Laurence

My mom has been drinking these sodas since she was a kid. We moved to TN and couldn' t find them, but a local pizza place, Roman's Pizza now carries them. i get one every time I go there to eat pizza now. My mom usually buys at least 1/2 dozen to stock her fridge at home.Alissa Laurence can also be reached at:

Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 8:24:17 PM
Message from: Sari Mercatante

I found Kissimmee Florida..near Disney in a small Deli..OOOO Heven..Sari Mercatante can also be reached at:

Monday, October 28, 2002 - 1:58:59 PM
Message from: Michele Galeano

at MedAssist GroupHello, I would ilke to know if I can order your product in Port Richey FL.I currently get it at a store near by but the store hours conflicts with mine, making it difficult to get. Please let me know the cost of a case plus shipping. Thank you, Michele GaleanoMichele Galeano can also be reached at:

Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 1:13:58 AM
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Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 5:36:14 PM
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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 3:38:24 PM
Message from: Denise mcCarthy

Growing up in Brooklyn most of my life there were certain things you could count on, like Nathan's fries and Manhattan special soda. Having moved out to California four years ago left me missing my roots, but also my beloved soda. I recently searched for my dark bean passion on-line and low and behold stumbled upon the web site. I couldn't be happier. Now, not only do I have my dark elixir, but I can have it without sugar as well and shipped right to my door. Air fare is too expensive to be running back and forth three thousand miles lugging the bottles. Well it almost feels like home now. I am still working on how to get the Nathan's fries shipped while they're still hot. Thanks for all of the sweet memories, Denise McCarthy Denise mcCarthy can also be reached at:

Sunday, October 13, 2002 - 1:20:06 AM
Message from: JP Rocco

I just want to say that I have been drinking Manhattan Special for over 40 years now. My Grandparents owned an Italian Deli in the Bronx and while I was growing up that is all I drank. I now live in California and every time I come back to New York my trip is not complete until I have a Manhattan Special. I wish there was a way to have it shipped to me. Thanks for the great drink, RoccoJP Rocco can also be reached at:

Saturday, October 12, 2002 - 8:52:08 PM
Message from: Mary

I left NJ in 1984. I've been in Northern Florida for 16+ years now and miss Manhattan Special very much. My dad used to bring it to me when he came to vist. He passed in 1994, so it's been quite a while since I've had my "fix". I've described this incomparable beverage to my teenage daughter and now she's on as much of a quest as I am to find it here in our area. If anyone knows where to get it here, PLEASE contact me.Mary can also be reached at:

Monday, October 7, 2002 - 10:00:06 AM
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Monday, October 7, 2002 - 9:59:47 AM
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Sunday, October 6, 2002 - 10:26:32 PM
Message from: Russell Fontanazza

HI, my name is Russell and hopefully I have some relief for all you transplants. Will update u soon. Write to me with encouragement's. Russell Fontanazza can also be reached at:

Sunday, October 6, 2002 - 10:05:02 PM
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Sunday, October 6, 2002 - 3:38:49 PM
Message from: New York Castaways

ATTN: EX- NEW YORKERS For exNew Yorkers everywhere, the New York Castaways website,, connects transplanted Gothamites across the nation and around the world. Left it but love it? Log on. New York Castaways can also be reached at:

Thursday, October 3, 2002 - 1:07:00 AM
Message from: Jaye Garcia

Hi to the beautiful people in Brooklyn first, I found this fine drink one day while visiting there on a spring vacation this past year. That is 2002, since I am not sure when you will get to this... So, I was shopping for ingredients for enchiladas and was advised by our friends we were visiting there, to go to your store. I found what I needed, and found your drink, since I was gonna be cookin' alot that night. It was different choice from just a Coke. Nice! Hope to order some for our enjoyment soon! Jaye Garcia can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 9:46:10 PM
Message from: gerry zappulla

i have one "special" moment a day. manhattan special that is.gerry zappulla can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 9:42:13 PM
Message from: Leslie Roosa

I now live in the Hudson Valley region of New York... Where can I buy the Manhattan Special????? I miss it so much!!!!!!!Leslie Roosa can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 9:41:37 PM
Message from: Leslie Roosa

I now live in the Hudson Valley region of New York... Where can I buy the Manhattan Special????? I miss it so much!!!!!!!Leslie Roosa can also be reached at:

Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 8:24:59 PM
Message from: john ameruso

manhattan special rulesjohn ameruso can also be reached at: johnman91

Friday, September 6, 2002 - 10:49:44 PM
Message from: Janet Mitarotondo

Does the espresso coffee soda come decaffinated??Janet Mitarotondo can also be reached at:

Friday, September 6, 2002 - 5:29:36 PM
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Thursday, September 5, 2002 - 4:20:29 PM
Message from: Wayne

Hi...I'm looking for a local distributor in the Poconos, PA area...does anyone know where I can find one? Thanks.Wayne can also be reached at:

Wednesday, September 4, 2002 - 1:45:07 AM
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 - 4:57:36 PM
Message from: Janet Stallone Morici

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Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 7:15:54 PM
Message from: Leslie Roosa

I just read the guest book.. I too am from Knickerbocker Village!!!!!!!!!! WOWManhattan Special and Knickerbocker Village.. How much better can it get!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 31, 2002 - 7:13:55 PM
Message from: Leslie Roosa

Someone brought me some Manhattan Special from NYC today... I grew up on thatwonderful drink.. I wish I was able to get in the area where I now live.. I amformerlly from the lower east side of Manhattan I Love this product!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 26, 2002 - 1:45:42 PM
Message from: Philip Subhan

at CIBO Cafe & RistoranteI've started to hear a lot about Mannhattan Special and checking to see if maybe I should appease the crowd by adding it to our menu ... Only time will tell !!Philip Subhan can also be reached at:

Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 10:59:41 PM
Message from: Joseph P. Cordasco

It is difficult to imagine a quality life style without Manhattan Special Soda. Keep up the good work!!!!!! Thank You. Joseph Cordasco Joseph P. Cordasco can also be reached at: JPC789@AOL.COM

Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 2:23:05 AM
Message from: Frank C. D'Amato

I couln't imagine life without this one of a kind drink. I spend alot of time in Pennsylvania and I always make sure the car is loaded with a case os Sugar Free Manhattan Special before I leave BROOKLYN !Frank C. D'Amato can also be reached at:

Friday, August 23, 2002 - 4:49:46 PM
Message from: Ben Sturgill

My friend Don Montanino just brought me 4 cases to Portland Or. I'm in heaven. John DeMeo from Kinckerbocker village says hi. He's drinkin' a few too many of them for my tstes but I still call him my friend.Ben Sturgill can also be reached at:

Monday, August 19, 2002 - 3:21:00 PM
Message from: Christian Anthony Signorelli

I am 12 years old,but even though I dislike Manhattan Special,my father lovesit,and he will be pleased that I visited this website for him!

Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 4:16:37 AM
Message from: Paul Lucian

"And lo Lot did find a person without sin in New York City and that person's name was Manhattan Special and because of this God kept His word and spared the Big Apple from destruction."Paul Lucian can also be reached at:

Friday, August 16, 2002 - 12:34:03 AM
Message from: Marge Kelly

Hi, My name is marge I was born and raised in brooklyn NY, as long as I can remember I drank manhattan specail's. I now live in Fresno CA and been looking in many parts of CA for manhattan specail's and can't find them any where in CA. If there is anyone that can tell me if and where I can get it in CA I would be very happy. Thank you MargeMarge Kelly can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 10:07:39 PM
Message from: don Iarussi MFA

Hi it's been a couple of years. I saw Manhattan Special on food tv the other day. I am living in bring salt alke city , Utah where some colleges and schools forbid drinking coffee. If u can believe that. There is no other coffee drink like a manhattan as we caleld them on hughes avenue in the bronx. We bought the at abes grocery on hughes and crescent and also Mt Carmel Candy store. Abe and dominic are respectively still at their establishments. I would even pur my manhattan special over my mela roll ice cream and add a couple of jelly rolls! If u r coming through utah bring me a cold manhattan! an ex nedon Iarussi MFA can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 5:30:43 PM
Message from: Jay Ciserano

MS is one of the best damn products I've ever had!Jay Ciserano can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 3:37:22 PM
Message from: Joe Speruta

This is absolutely the greatest drink in the world today! I practically live off of the espresso coffee soda! One question; How can I get a Manhattan Special T-Shirt or Sweatshirt??Joe Speruta can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 - 12:17:11 AM
Message from: Karen Cangemi

Recently moved from Brooklyn to Denver, not only can't find decent Pizza,, But I MISS my Manhattan Special. Grew up on it. Even would put it in a plastic cup and freeze it on a hot summer day to have coffee soda ice.. YUMM>> HELP I NEED SOME>>>Karen Cangemi can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 - 12:16:46 AM
Message from: Karen Cangemi

Recently moved from Brooklyn to Denver, not only can't find decent Pizza,, But I MISS my Manhattan Special. Grew up on it. Even would put it in a plastic cup and freeze it on a hot summer day to have coffee soda ice.. YUMM>> HELP I NEED SOME>>>Karen Cangemi can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 - 12:16:20 AM
Message from: Karen Cangemi

Recently moved from Brooklyn to Denver, not only can't find decent Pizza,, But I MISS my Manhattan Special. Grew up on it. Even would put it in a plastic cup and freeze it on a hot summer day to have coffee soda ice.. YUMM>> HELP I NEED SOME>>>Karen Cangemi can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 6, 2002 - 4:51:31 PM
Message from: Freddy Caraccio

I remember buying a Manhattan Special in my Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn - North 8th Street to be exact -- for $.07 a bottle -- you were always more expensive then Coca Cola -- but the taste was just great.Freddy Caraccio can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 6, 2002 - 1:34:15 PM


Saturday, July 27, 2002 - 3:24:19 PM
Message from: Leslie Saraiva

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Thursday, July 25, 2002 - 8:34:56 PM
Message from: Nicholas Constantino Leone III

Another Leone who loves your product, and here is to it never changin. It is a great beverage,all Brooklyn and very Italian. Much respect to you and many thanks for many years of providing an execptional product.Nicholas Constantino Leone III can also be reached at:

Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 1:19:39 AM
Message from: PY TSANG

Searching for any gourmet, classic, trendy, popular, special beveragePY TSANG can also be reached at:

Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 7:22:51 AM
Message from: Peter Frank Zammetti

at United States ArmyI just wanted to say that I am stationed in Kuwait with the United States Army and I am a fellow New Yorker. After September Eleventh I have a new perspective on what we consider freedom. No one anywhere is free when someone can deliberately take the lives of innocent people, but take this to heart. I will give my blood for our country if it means that the enemy will cease to exist. I dont know how long you've had this site but I think it's great. I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was 7 and now at 26 and 8 years in the Army it has never tasted so good. All my love to those who have lost...VIPERPeter Frank Zammetti can also be reached at:

Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 7:08:39 AM
Message from: Peter Frank Zammetti

at United States ArmyI just wanted to say that I am stationed in Kuwait with the United States Army and I am a fellow New Yorker. After September Eleventh I have a new perspective on what we consider freedom. No one anywhere is free when someone can deliberately take the lives of innocent people, but take this to heart. I will give my blood for our country if it means that the enemy will cease to exist. All my love to those who have lost...VIPERPeter Frank Zammetti can also be reached at:

Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 7:06:16 AM
Message from: Peter Frank Zammetti

at United States ArmyI just wanted to say that I am stationed in Kuwait with the United States Army and I am a fellow New Yorker. After September Eleventh I have a new perspective on what we consider freedom. No one anywhere is free when someone can deliberately take the lives of innocent people, but take this to heart. I will give my blood for our country if it means that the enemy will cease to exist. All my love to those who have lost...VIPERPeter Frank Zammetti can also be reached at:

Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 4:27:27 AM
Message from: Sally Mitchell

Hi. Im Sally & live on the west coast of Florida. Im originally from Bklyn & grew up with Manhattan Specials instead of Milk. Im strong & healthy too ! I went 2 a lot of trouble to find these sodas, but found a young storekeeper who ordered it 4 me. Hope 2 hear from some old Brooklynites. Sally (New Port Richey)Sally Mitchell can also be reached at:

Friday, July 19, 2002 - 3:51:17 PM
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Friday, July 12, 2002 - 10:25:57 PM
Message from: Eliot

The nectar of life!Eliot can also be reached at: Duhan

Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 8:52:14 PM
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Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 10:44:57 PM
Message from: Sal Sax Ciao a tutti

I enjoyed your delicious product at The Dance of the Giglio today... It was GREATTT !!... 44 years after leaving Williamsburg. Sal Sax Ciao a tutti can also be reached at: sa;lsax!

Sunday, July 7, 2002 - 12:29:03 AM
Message from: Karen Venn

at US NavyI love your expresso soda and miss is dearly. Please send some to Norfolk, VA...Karen Venn can also be reached at:

Friday, June 28, 2002 - 7:37:35 PM
Message from: john cusumano

I grew up drinking Manhattan Specials in Brooklyn. I've been living in California now for over 20 years and miss them terribly.....john cusumano can also be reached at:

Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 3:12:58 PM
Message from: Greg Nardone

We enjoy your beverage.Greg Nardone can also be reached at:

Friday, June 7, 2002 - 10:31:30 AM
Message from: Pamela Carley

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Friday, June 7, 2002 - 10:31:01 AM
Message from: Pamela Carley

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 - 1:28:25 AM
Message from: G. L. Maggio

For those of you in the St Pete Beach, Florida area, You can get lucky at Casa Pane Bakery and Deli on Gulf Blvd and about 44th St, across from the Bon Aire Hotel, You'll get your Manhattan Special and the "Best crusty" Italian bread outside of New York City and Hackensack, NJ (where the Casa Pane people (Dino) are from!) ....And, if you are in the Youngstown area of Ohio, You can get your Manhattan Special at Jimmy's Italian Deli, Bakery and Gift Shop (Marylou) on Belmont Ave or Ruilli Bro's Italian Market on South Ave. For "Good" Bread and Pastry,and Espresso Caffe try Corbo's Italian Bakery on Mayfield Road "Little Italy" Cleveland, Ohio. Now, All we need from Williamsburg Brooklyn, (Grand Street) is Moka Doro Espresso Caffe, Which I'm working on getting here in Ohio now :) Good Luck All, Gerry from East New York section of Brooklyn and Ozone Park, Queens. Try me at JoeyMikeyMig or AmFlg1@aol.comG. L. Maggio can also be reached at:

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 - 5:10:40 PM
Message from: Jon Greschler

2000 miles from Bay Parkway can be crossed with one bottle. Boulder to Brooklyn.Jon Greschler can also be reached at:

Sunday, June 2, 2002 - 6:51:29 PM
Message from: Danny Goulette

Being originally from New England I was very fond of a coffee sode called Glacial Mist,but found out this week it is no longer produced....I was heartbroken. I found Manhattan Special purely by accident on the web.....can't wait to try it ThanksDanny Goulette can also be reached at: Dannygee@Myexcel.Com

Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 8:00:03 AM
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 6:39:31 PM
Message from: Vito Zerillo

In the mid 60's and early 70's I grew up on Withers St 163 to be exact. I have fond memories of bringing empties to your plant and having them filled with the best soda in the world. I do not drink any other soda except Manhattan Special when I can find it. Thanks Vito Zerillo can also be reached at:

Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 6:41:36 PM
Message from: Connie Martins

We live in Plano Texas, and myself and my family love Manhattan Special. We are originally from Brooklyn NY, and really miss the beverage. If anyone knows of anywhere in the Dallas Texas area we would love to hear where to purchase it. Thanks..Connie Martins can also be reached at:

Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 10:38:26 AM
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Monday, May 20, 2002 - 8:08:45 PM
Message from: Craig Sulfarro

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Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 1:25:22 PM
Message from: jeff baron

please let me know of someone in my area that carries manhattan an old brookln boy and grew up on it .was in bklyn yesterday an the first thing i did was get a had been a year since my last one.when iget to ny ipick a csae up and take it back to florida with me .all the new yorkers flock to my house and beg for a taste .thank god the taste has stayed the same all this years.keep up the great workjeff baron can also be reached at: 505 sabal lk dr apt103 longwood fl 32779

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 8:05:38 PM

Manhattan Special was the first "soda" I remember drinking...I lived on Leonard Street between Powers and Ainslie and right across from my house was Pat's Candy Store - poor Pat just couldn't keep enough Manhattan Special in stock! All us "kids" cleaned him out! I live in New Jersey now and there are a few stores out here that carry it, but it's still not as good as when my dad brings out a "case from Brooklyn" - somehow - it makes it better!MARIE NUZZO BONGIORNO can also be reached at: BKLYNBELLA827@AOL.COM

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 - 8:04:47 PM

Manhattan Special was the first "soda" I remember drinking...I lived on Leonard Street between Powers and Ainslie and right across from my house was Pat's Candy Store - poor Pat just couldn't keep enough Manhattan Special in stock! All us "kids" cleaned him out! I live in New Jersey now and there are a few stores out here that carry it, but it's still not as good as when my dad brings out a "case from Brooklyn" - somehow - it makes it better!MARIE NUZZO BONGIORNO can also be reached at: BKLYNBELLA827@AOL.COM

Monday, May 13, 2002 - 10:38:47 AM
Message from: Nick Bisonni

Love your Brew! Please distribute to New Jersey; thanks.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 - 4:49:19 PM
Message from: Alex

I live in Albany and have a difficult time finding retailers who carry MSupstate. Can you expand the retailer & distributor list to assist fanseverywhere? We'd be glad to spread the word, but a taste is worth a thousand...

Tuesday, May 7, 2002 - 12:33:56 AM
Message from: Vicky Wiley

at The Duke of DogsDallas-area fans and addicts of Manhattan Special can get it at The Duke of Dogs, along with genuine old-fashioned east coast hot dogs. The Duke of Dogs is in Addison, TX at 4021 Beltline Road, one block west of Midway at the nw corner of Beltline and Runyon. (972) 503-DUKE (And, yes, my husband owns the restauranVicky Wiley can also be reached at:

Monday, May 6, 2002 - 6:57:00 PM
Message from: Michael Shapiro

As a boy in Brooklyn, my dad let me have a Manhattan Special as a treat. That started my love of that drink. When we moved to Texas I lost contact with it. Well, I just found it today, and WOW. Now I remember what I was missing. It brings back such memories.Michael Shapiro can also be reached at:

Friday, May 3, 2002 - 12:15:51 AM
Message from: Katherine Rimbach

I'm visiting this website so that I might be able to introduce Manhattan Special to a retailer here in Spokane, Washington. I carried a few bottles home with me from my last visit in New York. I want more. Katherine Rimbach can also be reached at:

Wednesday, May 1, 2002 - 10:21:05 PM
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Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 7:46:44 AM


Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - 12:54:04 AM
Message from: Oleg

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 9:24:43 PM
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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - 4:31:38 PM
Message from: Steven R.Quilico

at Bishop Dubois High School AlumniYour product is by far the best around. I have been a consumer since 1980Steven R.Quilico can also be reached at: QUILICOHEARTS@AOL.COM

Monday, April 22, 2002 - 10:06:51 PM
Message from: Eric Schantz

Caffeine ExpressEric Schantz can also be reached at:

Saturday, April 20, 2002 - 10:23:16 PM
Message from: Rocky Gallo

WHATA DRINK !!!! Drinking MS for 36 of my 44 years what happened to the 16oz?NEED A 64oz

Monday, April 15, 2002 - 3:01:29 PM
Message from: Tom Regina

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 3:50:22 PM
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 3:36:42 PM
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 3:32:29 PM
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 2:45:26 PM
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 - 11:03:21 PM
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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 - 11:19:31 PM
Message from: Bryan Hicks

I discovered your soda about 7 years ago in a little Italian Kentucky of all places. I fell in love with it after about a swallow. I live in Tampa, FL now and am curious if there are any retailers in this area that carry your product? If not, at least I know where to order it from. Love this stuff... Bryan Hicks can also be reached at:

Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 6:43:16 PM
Message from: lucy bunch

Please advise if I can order and ship your porduct to an individual. Thanks Lucylucy bunch can also be reached at:

Saturday, March 30, 2002 - 9:42:38 PM
Message from: Jacqueline Lanzotti

I have been drinking Manhattan Special Coffee Soda for years. Its the BEST Now that we have moved to South Carolina we can not find it. Thank goodness I found where to buy it from. Our friends in NY always bring us some. But what do we do when they do not come down. Love that soda. Thanks Jackie Jacqueline Lanzotti can also be reached at:

Saturday, March 16, 2002 - 8:58:20 PM
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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 - 4:52:54 PM
Message from: Anthony D.

I have loved Manhattan Special as far back as I can remember tasting my first bottle in 86. Still living in the neighborhood, smelling that espresso brewing at 10AM in the morning makes everything all better :-) I recommend this drink to everyone I know. Keep up the great work!!!!! Anthony D. can also be reached at:

Sunday, March 10, 2002 - 3:51:58 PM
Message from: alex robert

this is the world's best drink!

Saturday, March 9, 2002 - 12:14:27 AM
Message from: Physique Bodyware

Our models drink the diet stuff, they love it! Every Sunday our entire staff meets to watch HBO's boy Tony and his crew.... while we eat Ziti and A&S Pork!Physique Bodyware can also be reached at:

Wednesday, March 6, 2002 - 10:06:31 PM
Message from: daniel c coscia

i think your expresso soda is wonderfull i used to buy it in i live in mass and would like to know if i can get it up here daniel c coscia can also be reached at:

Monday, March 4, 2002 - 10:15:11 AM
Message from: Andrew M. D'Arienzo

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Sunday, March 3, 2002 - 12:26:53 AM
Message from: Scott

i came across your soda a few years ago. back in Jersey when i lived there andfell in love with it. but scince i moved to Kentucky i've been Missing it andonly rarely do i get to drink some , but when i do , man is it good.

Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 7:54:39 PM
Message from: chris gober

I have become addicted to your Espresso soda. Please let me know if it is available anywhere in Georgia.chris gober can also be reached at:

Friday, February 22, 2002 - 11:28:32 PM
Message from: Joseph A

manhattan special to me, is the water of the Italians. I have been drinking the soda from the time when i was a baby.Joseph A can also be reached at:

Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 12:48:03 AM
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Thursday, February 14, 2002 - 6:20:37 PM
Message from: Frank P. Maffia

This stuff is dark sunshine in a bottle.Frank P. Maffia can also be reached at:

Monday, February 11, 2002 - 1:36:41 PM
Message from: Vinnie Ferrantino

this is my favorite out of all coffee drinks i have triedVinnie Ferrantino can also be reached at:

Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 6:13:54 PM
Message from: Julian Davis

For those of you near the Twin Cities, Manhattan Special is on sale at Mill City Coffee in NE Minneapollis in the California St. Building on 22nd Ave NE at California St. Marcel's Coffee Gourmet of Minneapolis is distributing it. Show them support! Julian Davis can also be reached at:

Friday, January 25, 2002 - 10:52:50 PM
Message from: Mary Lane

Monday, January 14, 2002 - 1:54:58 PM
Message from: Chris Perrotta

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I love your Espresso Soda! I've been drinking it for years. Now that I moved out of NYC I can not find it near me. I have to stock up whenever I visit my relatives. Please get your e-commerce site up and running, you'll make me a very happy customer! Chris Perrotta can also be reached at:

Monday, January 14, 2002 - 10:07:41 AM
Message from: Vince Negro

What came first.. 'Manhatten Special' or 'Manhatten Av'? Growing up(Ainslie St) a few blocks from where 'Manhatten Special' was bottled (on Manhatten Av of course) we used to watch the bottles marching down the conveyor belt in the old wooden building. With the new building, all you see now is a brick wall. How about a viewing window? The first time I went to Florida, I ordered a Manhatten-special and got a very-stiff Manhatten cocktail.Vince Negro can also be reached at:

Monday, January 14, 2002 - 1:06:42 AM
Message from: Cliff Marine

My cousin recently brought a case of MS to Kansas City for me on the occasion of my parents 50th anniversary. It brought back great memories of my childhood..I grew up in NJ and traveled to my grandparents most Sundays for incredible Italian meals. They lived at 760 Metropolitan and later 110 Skillman.just down from the bottling plant. My grandparents were Albert and Fanny Franzese. They always had plenty of MS on hand and tasting it really took me back to those two wonderful people and a very happy time. Anywhere in K.C. have it yet? How can I order it!Cliff Marine can also be reached at:

Friday, January 11, 2002 - 5:24:40 AM
Message from: Vera Karger

Looking forward to finding where I can buy the sugar-free version of espresso soda. This stuff is deliciousVera Karger can also be reached at:

Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 3:02:39 PM
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 - 8:44:14 PM
Message from: David Walsh

at BankOneCall me if you are interested in an investment in your business. I can be reached at 2121-553-2500.David Walsh can also be reached at:

Thursday, December 27, 2001 - 8:41:11 PM
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Tuesday, December 25, 2001 - 9:55:24 PM
Message from: Cathy Bauerlein

at n/aHi, I think it's cool that Manhattan Special has a website! The first time I tasted Manhattan Special, was when I was 9 years old. It was in a pizza store on 43rd street and Fort Hamiltonn Parkway in Brooklyn N.Y., After that I was hooked! I moved to Arizona 8 years ago, and couldn't get it at all! That was pretty terrible. The I found Guido's Chicago Meat and deli. They had it. I was glad to find it again. Then they didn't have it any more, because it was too expensive to ship. Now they have it again. Anyway I love the stuff. Great with pizza and antipasto...YUM Regards, CathyCathy Bauerlein can also be reached at:

Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 2:31:19 AM
Message from: Cono Savino

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Saturday, December 15, 2001 - 12:51:14 AM
Message from: michael cecere

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Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 3:49:45 PM
Message from: Dianna Ippolito

I remember years ago being in New York and trying a Manhattan Special and loving it. I was just there a week ago and checked a dozen stores and couldn't find it. Sigh. I'm glad there's a web site so I can try and order one though. I'll finally be able to quench my thirst! Thanks! Dianna Ippolito can also be reached at:

Friday, December 7, 2001 - 7:42:26 PM
Message from: Vincent Indelicato

I hope you never stop making your Espresso soda. It is truly a delight and I drink far too much of it. I am pleased to see that you now have it in a diet variety. I accidentally drank one and didnt even know it was diet until I was finished. I hope more retailers will begin to carry your brand.Vincent Indelicato can also be reached at:

Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 12:11:57 AM
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Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 12:10:44 AM
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Friday, November 30, 2001 - 11:31:16 AM
Message from: Bioggio Montiferanno

Hey, ha ya doin! I like dis soda a lot, the coffee soda ya know what I'm sayin?It really makes me feel at home, ya know what I mean? A O O A, forget about it!Just like I was back in da Bronx in da 50's sittin on the steps in front of myhouse in da summer time wit my goomba's Vito, Nino and Vinnie watchin da broadsgo by, ya know what I'm sayin? A O O A! Forget about it!

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 - 2:02:07 PM
Message from: Tony Cobraanchi

Your coffee soda brings back so many, many fond memories spent on the Manhattan sidewalks playing "stoop ball" with a 10 cent "Spaldeen". Have been residing in South Carolina for the past 30 years but my heart is still in New York. I'm looking forward to completion of your site and the ability to order on-line. Thanks for being there!Tony Cobraanchi can also be reached at:

Saturday, November 24, 2001 - 10:05:08 PM
Message from: Mike Miller

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Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 1:10:01 PM
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 7:26:37 PM
Message from: Berta Petrillo

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 6:14:47 PM
Message from: Nick Minervino

Best drink in the world.Nick Minervino can also be reached at:

Friday, November 2, 2001 - 10:56:37 AM
Message from: Joseph J. Petrillo

Grew up on Graham Ave. and have fond memories of Manhattan Special. Trying to find a way to get it in the Washington, D.C. area.Joseph J. Petrillo can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 25, 2001 - 7:46:16 AM
Message from: Barbara

I love this soda. Since I moved out of NY I haven't been able to locate any store that sells it. It's not even available in "the italian market in Philadelphia" What's up with that???? I only wish we had a distributer or retail store in my area. I live in Southern Pennsylvania, near Delaware. If anyone knows of a retailer in my area, please send me an E-mail. Thanks!Barbara can also be reached at:

Monday, September 24, 2001 - 10:12:58 AM
Message from: Josh Weis

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Sunday, September 23, 2001 - 8:52:19 AM
Message from: Anthony Di Benedetto

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Sunday, September 23, 2001 - 8:50:40 AM
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Wednesday, September 12, 2001 - 8:33:47 PM
Message from: Paul Terzulli

Manhattan special is good stuff.Paul Terzulli can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 - 5:12:56 PM
Message from: Bill Gates

On the bottle it says "Since 1895" but I think it is supposed to read "Bottled in 1895" based on the flavor. Nevertheless, it is the best tasting coffee soda I've ever had. Someday I'll buy the company and improve the flavor.Bill Gates can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 8:33:26 PM
Message from: john & sandra giglio


Sunday, August 19, 2001 - 12:12:55 AM
Message from: ralph g papalia

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Saturday, August 18, 2001 - 1:24:54 PM
Message from: Concetta Z

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 - 10:38:57 AM
Message from: Valerie Listorti

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Sunday, August 12, 2001 - 10:34:58 AM
Message from: Valerie

at Listorti@cstone.netI'm from NYC and have been living in Virginia since 1993. Everytime I visit the city (which is 3-4 times per year), I would bring lots of Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda back to Virginia with me. Was in the city for the weekend, last weekend...and had an iced cold Manhattan Special while walking around the city. I've finally found a little Italian shop in my town, that sells Manhattan Special. Every coffee shop should sell this product. I should be doing sales in my town! Thanks!Valerie can also be reached at: Listorti

Sunday, August 12, 2001 - 10:32:55 AM
Message from: Valerie

I'm from NYC and have been living in Virginia since 1993. Everytime I visit the city (which is 3-4 times per year), I would bring lots of Manhattan Special Espresso Coffee Soda back to Virginia with me. Was in the city for the weekend, last weekend...and had an iced cold Manhattan Special while walking around the city. I've finally found a little Italian shop in my town, that sells Manhattan Special. Every coffee shop should sell this product. I should be doing sales in my town! Thanks!Valerie can also be reached at: Listorti

Friday, August 10, 2001 - 9:33:21 PM
Message from: Alana Annunziata

Hey OMG i love ur soda it is the best...i used to live in brooklyn but i moved to PA when i was 9. now that i am 15 i look foward to visiting my dad who still lives in brooklyn just soo i can have my Manhattan SpecialAlana Annunziata can also be reached at:

Friday, August 10, 2001 - 12:26:16 AM


Thursday, August 9, 2001 - 11:48:35 AM
Message from: Sebastian J. Lamicella

I have been a fan of Manhattan Special for more then fifth years! As a child on the lower eastside of Manhattan it was readily available. After I moved out of the neighborhood I was unable to fine it for a long while. Once I did find it again it was like meeting an old friend. Now I work in Red Hood, Brooklyn were one of our local restaurants has it on tap! It has become a great diet aid for me. The sugar free Manhattan Special is really delicious with no after taste. Its a wonderful way to satisfy my craving for something sweet after dinner or lunch. Thanks Sebastian J. Lamicella can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 7, 2001 - 3:59:39 PM
Message from: Sal Candela

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Monday, August 6, 2001 - 3:41:52 PM
Message from: Sari Mercatante

Oh the best..Can't find any in central Florida..Went to N.Y. last week and came back with 2 cases for my husband and son..(Frank) Are there any distruboters in Florida??Sari Mercatante can also be reached at:

Monday, August 6, 2001 - 3:17:33 PM
Message from: Sari L. Mercatante

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Monday, August 6, 2001 - 1:19:25 PM
Message from: RONALD LOPEZ


Friday, August 3, 2001 - 11:02:31 AM
Message from: Joe Porcello

Born and raised in the Bronx, grew up on Manhattan Specials, I can't find it anywhere up here in CT. To this day I buy M.S. by the case. I'm 25, and love Manhattan's.Joe Porcello can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - 1:30:12 PM
Message from: giuseppi domenic trizziono

amore,manhattan speciale ,amore the Trizionios,Minnie Canoli, and Cal Amarigiuseppi domenic trizziono can also be reached at:

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 5:54:22 PM
Message from: Julian

I've just been reading the guest book. The general consensus seems to be that you need to provide a mail-order service for cases of 10 oz. bottles. I always had a hard time finding it in Manhattan but luckily when I lived on Carroll & Van Brundt in Brooklyn, the corner grocery on Columbia run by Hispanics had it. ...and say, what's the deal with Manganarro's Hero Boy not selling it anymore? (at least the last time I was in there) Someone's gotta lean on them; get rid of that Coke. Do you assist in ad costs with distributors in other cities? Julian can also be reached at:

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 5:35:11 PM
Message from: Julian

The heat index is 110 today. I was dying. I came into the coffee shop in my studio building in Minneapolis, Mill City Coffee, and guess what two bottles were left as a sample for the manager? I bought one right away but they wouldn't sell me the second one because the manager has to try it. That seems silly. Who cares what the manager thinks, all that matters is that the public wants it. Am I right? I don't know who is distributing it now but it sure was a drag when Dom's Specialties stopped a few years ago. Welcome back to Minneapolis. Stay a while. I'll still return to Brooklyn anyway. Julian can also be reached at:

Monday, July 30, 2001 - 10:36:38 PM
Message from: Lynne Russo

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Monday, July 30, 2001 - 5:41:16 PM
Message from: Joseph C. Fasano

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 - 3:12:46 PM
Message from: Ralph Mucci

My earliest recollection of drinking this nectar of the gods is with my grandfather at a men's club in the Bronx 60 years ago. Now, i drink it again in Clearwater, Florida. Ralph Mucci can also be reached at:

Monday, July 23, 2001 - 9:50:49 AM
Message from: Christopher Archer

at USAFThe espresso soda is heaven in a bottle. I experience mouth-gasms each time I drink it.Christopher Archer can also be reached at:

Monday, July 23, 2001 - 7:31:59 AM
Message from: Joseph Guidice

at B.P.O.Elks / American LegionFantastic drink, I have loved and enjoyed it ever since I was a little boy growing up in my beloved Brooklyn (Greenpoint & Williamsburg)>Joseph Guidice can also be reached at:

Monday, July 23, 2001 - 12:26:18 AM


Monday, July 9, 2001 - 1:12:17 PM
Message from: Carmel-Ann "Ricki" Riccardo

The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Manhattan Special! Life doesn't get any better than this. I've been drinking MS for over 50 years and it still number one on my list of favorite drinks. Keep up the good work. Carmel-Ann "Ricki" Riccardo can also be reached at:

Saturday, July 7, 2001 - 2:19:36 PM
Message from: John Stassi

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 11:11:36 AM
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 10:35:39 AM
Message from: Mike DiRubbio

Growing up in Brooklyn, I drank Manhattan Special all the time. Now living in Virginia its hard to come by. Every trip to New York includes returning with a case of 10 oz. and a case of 28 oz. bottles. They can keep their Starbucks! Give me a Manhattan Special anytime. Mike DiRubbio can also be reached at:

Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - 2:34:24 PM
Message from: John Vaccaro

The best coffee soda ever, made by a great Family. Its always in my refrigerator, and I have loved it from the time I was 8 years old. You havent lived until you have poured it over a cup of vanilla ice cream, or had it with a ham and fresh mozzarella/roasted peppers hero. Keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! John Vaccaro can also be reached at:

Sunday, July 1, 2001 - 10:15:50 AM
Message from: Donna Perez

Hey Really great products! Keep selling them! Donna Perez can also be reached at:

Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 6:41:09 PM
Message from: Karl Kessler

I'm from Queens, but I now live in Canada. I miss Manhattan Special so much that I have my father schlep a case of 24 10-ounce bottles up to me twice a year when he visits. The stuff is like gold.Karl Kessler can also be reached at:

Sunday, June 24, 2001 - 12:25:12 AM
Message from: Peter Gerbino

Growing up in Greenpoint Manhattan Special was an everyday drink, however, now living in Maine it is no where to be found.Peter Gerbino can also be reached at:

Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 10:49:36 AM
Message from: Stan Assa

born & raised in Brooklyn, but live in Dallas, TX. It's the little things like Manhattan Special that I miss.Stan Assa can also be reached at:

Thursday, June 21, 2001 - 2:23:02 PM
Message from: julie isaacson

manahttan special sugar free is the greatest! i wish it was easier to find in my neighborhood.julie isaacson can also be reached at:

Tuesday, June 19, 2001 - 6:36:04 PM
Message from: Lawrence Castiglione

at TelCOMThis is great that you have a web site. Hope I can order some products.Lawrence Castiglione can also be reached at:

Friday, June 15, 2001 - 9:49:12 PM
Message from: joseph amoroso

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Friday, June 15, 2001 - 12:02:58 AM
Message from: Carmine Marletta

theres nothing better than watching the sopranos and sipping a ice cold special.If you enjoy beutiful things,try this, even the repeats are a beutiful thing as long as you got the special. But if you are a real connoisseur, try watching the godfather with a special.You will need a picture of them. your paisano, strunz@aol.comCarmine Marletta can also be reached at:

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 10:43:13 PM
Message from: Michael Freda

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 8:14:06 PM
Message from: Marianna Azaryayeva

I feel like I'm the only non-Italian signing this thing. Anyway, I love this drink! This is better than Snapple, it's better than black coffee, it's better than making people aware of the fact that they're idiots! MMarianna Azaryayeva can also be reached at:

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 6:56:19 PM
Message from: Louis Barleyya

Where can I find manhattan special in Flagler county flLouis Barleyya can also be reached at:

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 10:23:38 AM
Message from: Deborah Lutterbeck

Where is it possible to buy Manhattan Special in Washington DC???Deborah Lutterbeck can also be reached at:

Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 3:25:59 PM
Message from: Mr.Joseph Loliscio

at FamilyI love Manhattan Special!!!! It reminds me of when I was A kid. My Grandmother used to make it homemade.Mr.Joseph Loliscio can also be reached at:

Saturday, June 2, 2001 - 3:59:18 PM
Message from: Anita Cali

I love this stuff! Where can I get it in Manhattan - and is there anyplace on the Upper West Side? Please e-mail me if you know!Anita Cali can also be reached at:

Sunday, May 27, 2001 - 2:23:30 PM
Message from: mr. scott

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Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 2:13:51 PM
Message from: Frank Isabella

Growing up in Middle Village, Queens, I can remember Sunday Dinners were some kind of macaroni with sausage and meatballs and ricotti and locatelli cheeses and ALWAYS acompanied with two bottles of "Coffee Soda". I can't remember how young I was when I first tried it, but I loved it then and to this day. I moved to Ma. after thirty years and occasionly drove to N.Y. to grab a couple cases and some procuitto bread. Then I moved to W.V. and forgeddaboudit!!! I am now living in Daytona Beach, Florida. HELP!!!Frank Isabella can also be reached at:

Saturday, May 26, 2001 - 8:43:21 AM
Message from: Dennis Caserta

Thursday, May 24, 2001 - 3:50:17 PM
Message from: Larry Kahn

why don't you make the coffee sodas in 2 liter bottles?Larry Kahn can also be reached at:

Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - 7:29:54 AM
Message from: William G. Staton

at Production Concepts, IncI was introduced to Manhatten Special two years ago and I have fallen in love with it. I live in Nashville, TN and cannot find it locally. My work take me all over the world and this is by far the best discovery I have ever made! I am always looking for reasons to return to the NYC area just so that I can stock up on more Manhattan Special! Sincerely, Bill Staton Nashville, TNWilliam G. Staton can also be reached at:

Monday, May 21, 2001 - 1:11:48 AM
Message from: Wayne Smith

Anyplace I can buy Manhattan Special in Northern Bergen County? I want to give my fiance a couple of cases for her birthday and the only place I've been able to find it is in the Fort Lee area? Thanks!Wayne Smith can also be reached at:

Friday, May 18, 2001 - 2:41:56 PM
Message from: James DeBlase

ive been drinking manhattan specials for a long time, i think its great and keep up the good work!!! James DeBlase can also be reached at:

Tuesday, May 15, 2001 - 6:42:21 AM
Message from: John DePascale

at Hilton HotelsI have been drinking Manhattan Special, for so long, every time I lived other than NYC, I would make special trips, just for some and bring it with me.John DePascale can also be reached at:

Saturday, May 12, 2001 - 11:23:52 AM
Message from: JR

Drink is great! Where can I find it in Michiagn?? Please let me know JR can also be reached at:

Friday, May 11, 2001 - 8:51:13 AM
Message from: Anthony L. Mascia

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Thursday, May 3, 2001 - 9:23:29 PM
Message from: Joey "The Weasel"

Manhattan Special Espresso Soda....nectar of the God's (and other Italians!!) Being Brooklyn born I made it my mission to find it in the Washington, D.C. area. Litteri's Italian Grocery on Morse Street N.E. came through. Special thanks to Steve and Mike @ Litteri's!! Joey (The Weasel).Joey "The Weasel" can also be reached at:

Wednesday, May 2, 2001 - 12:24:04 AM
Message from: Jimmy Brooklyn

The only thing worth seeing in Piscataway, NJ is Roma Food! They sell Manhattan Special!!!!Jimmy Brooklyn can also be reached at:

Friday, April 27, 2001 - 2:36:10 PM
Message from: Denise Mauri

at consumerA tenant gave my coworker and I a bottle of Espresso Coffee Soda and It is delicious!!!!Denise Mauri can also be reached at:

Tuesday, April 17, 2001 - 9:58:08 PM
Message from: Richy McCormick

This site must have gone up right after I was looking for you guys! Cause I tried this URL. I was looking for your distributors because the restaurant I had it for the 1st time in Little Falls NJ was closed when I went back. I looked all over. I asked the Shoprite in Little Falls if they could find Manhattan Special and They came through. OK!!Richy McCormick can also be reached at:

Monday, April 16, 2001 - 9:14:22 PM
Message from: Lisa Maurice

I used to live down the block from the factory in Brooklyn, you guys are awesome. This webpage looks great.Lisa Maurice can also be reached at:

Monday, April 16, 2001 - 3:13:08 PM
Message from: TONY DOMINICI


Friday, April 13, 2001 - 5:28:16 PM
Message from: Edward Silverstein

at International Music ProductionsHello, My Name is Edward Silverstein, Producer And Manager For Frantz Hall (Jazz Alive) Comtemporary Jazz Group Based Out Of Las Vegas Nv. Frantz Was Voted # 1 Unsigned Jazz Pianist & Composer By International Jazz Society 2001....We At International Music Productions Love Your Products....Frantz Also Loves Your Specials ! Sincerely Yours...Edward Silverstein Edward Silverstein can also be reached at:

Saturday, April 7, 2001 - 10:15:09 AM
Message from: Daniel Hahn

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Saturday, March 31, 2001 - 4:59:07 PM
Message from: Lucille Barreto

I grew up on this stuff....:) I'm a 37 yrs old italian woman and I live in The Bronx.I still enjoy drinking Manhattan Specials. Those I've introduce the drink to, are hooked immediately! Thank You for allowing this lady to remember the wonderful taste that brings back so many fond memories of my childhood. Fondly, Lucille J Barreto Lucille Barreto can also be reached at:

Friday, March 30, 2001 - 9:15:38 AM
Message from: John A. Luzzi

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Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 2:23:08 PM
Message from: Andrea Fullerton

I love the Manhattan Special espresso drink. Is it possible to find it where I live? My zip is15848. Who is the distributor? Maybe I can get it from a beer distributor place. Thanks ssmflamingo@zensearch.netAndrea Fullerton can also be reached at:

Friday, March 16, 2001 - 9:37:54 PM
Message from: C.M. THOMASON

I also come from Williamsburg,Brooklyn,N.Y. I lived on Grand St. a few blocksfrom Manhattan Ave. where M.S. company bottled it's wonderful soda, I'm wasraised there I'm 59 yrs. old now live in Ocala,Fl desperately need to find astore that sells Manhatan Special, I only get to taste it when I visit mychildren in N.Y., M.S. you need to make available list of stores where M.S.lovers can continue to purchase and enjoy this wonderful drink, thank you.

Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 11:02:38 PM
Message from: Norm Eskenazi

Manhattan Special has been around and my only regret is not having tasted it before. It is the greatest Espresso Coffee Soda in the World. I only wish I could buy it direct from you the bottler.Norm Eskenazi can also be reached at:

Tuesday, March 6, 2001 - 10:38:13 AM
Message from: Annie Posner

at Private residenceHave been drinking Manhattan Special since I was a child and love it. My entire family loves it. We live on Long Island and the only problem seems to be the availability in stores. Please make it easier to obtain. You have a great following!!!Annie Posner can also be reached at:

Friday, March 2, 2001 - 4:52:49 PM
Message from: Andrew Walsh

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Tuesday, February 27, 2001 - 8:36:49 PM
Message from: Peter J. Calvanese

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Saturday, February 24, 2001 - 3:37:30 PM
Message from: Chris Bernucca

Being raised in Brooklyn, I have many memories of Manhattan Special. The obvious ones are with a hero from Joe's Superette on Smith St. or with a panelle special and a rice ball at the panelle store on Union Street between Hicks and Columbia. However, as my life took a turn in my teens, I also remember sitting in PS 29 schoolyard, getting rid of the previous night's hangover by mixing Manhattan Special with a cup of vanilla ice cream while playing spades for what seemed like days. "I can make three books, maybe four. How many you got?" I moved away from Brooklyn but have recently returned and found that I still have a taste for the best soda in the world. Best of all, my 3- year-old son tried it for the first time about 10 minutes ago and loved it. The two best beverages in the world are soda and coffee. Manhattan Special saw the genius in putting them together. God bless all. Chris Bernucca can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 22, 2001 - 11:06:10 AM
Message from: Craig

I called and found out you can buy at: Shoprite in Little Falls, Rt. 46 or Divno's, 1665 Stelton Rd, Edison, 732-777-1040 Enjoy.Craig can also be reached at:

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 - 7:31:39 PM
Message from: sammy nap

growing up in a neighborhood like greenpoint you had the feast of our lady of mt carmel the dancing of the giglio and the boat.also you had a lot of characters hanging around {sopranos lookalikes}just chillen with a ice cold bottle of manhatten special:i personnally love this drink with a nice italian hero from tedoni deli in metropolitan ave louie keep making this great soda see you in the club {ccc}your friend napsammy nap can also be reached at:

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 - 6:39:25 PM
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 8:59:33 AM
Message from: Ben Biba

at ConsultantBensonhurst raised, Manhattan Special was always a part of growing up. Now that I'm in NJ I've only found one place, in LIncoln Park, that sells your products. If anyone cal tell me where in central NJ Manhattan Specials are sold, I would be grateful!!Ben Biba can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 1, 2001 - 1:23:23 AM
Message from: Thomas Ganci

Greetings, I was born on Meserole Street over forty years ago. My family has deep roots in The Neighborhood. A few die hards stayed the others moved to the Island or Joy-Zee. For Generations Manhattan Special has been a household name. Whenever I see it in a good Italian Deli, I have to have it. Now my kids love it also. Somehow I feel as if I have a special alliance with Manhattan Special. Semper Fidelis, TGThomas Ganci can also be reached at:

Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 1:26:26 PM
Message from: Frank Perfetto

Born & raised in Coney Island, "Playground of the World", and drinking this product since the 60's. My grandma used to send me to Dick Brago's around the corner for some lemon ice and Manhattan Specials. Whenever I buy a proscuitto and fresh mozzarella hero, I always try to match it up with a bottle of Manhattan Special, and when I'm lucky enough to make the connection, time stops and I'm back in the good old days. I recently visited an italian grocery in Baltimore, and when I asked if they carried MS, the owner told me he'd never heard of it. So what else could I do? I went into the trunk of my car and gave him a bottle. let's face it - it's the brooklyn thing to do! Anyway, keep it coming and keep it sweet and I'll be thinking of you people as I'm pacing the floor at 3am wondering why I drank a whole bottle of MS when I had to get up early for work the next morning. ;) Stay Well! Frank Perfetto can also be reached at:

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 1:38:02 PM
Message from: Robert Braccia

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for the past 30 years. My son who is now 10 loves it. Thank You for staying in business and giving the public a GREAT DRINK. And for staying in the Mother land "BROOKLYN"Robert Braccia can also be reached at:

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 9:36:37 PM
Message from: Anthony Carrella

at Men.orgHi... I recently came out of the closet and told my family and friends that I was gay. They didn't take it so well but I am proud that I still have my Manhattan Specials to enjoy along with my ohter new found hobby.Anthony Carrella can also be reached at:

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 9:22:32 PM
Message from: Anthony Desio

at homeI grew up on Manhattan Special for th 18 years I have been around and I think its the best stuff in the world... I see myself buying cases constantly. Best meal in the world is a slice of pizza and a Manhattan SpecialAnthony Desio can also be reached at:

Sunday, January 21, 2001 - 7:13:38 PM
Message from: Elliott Joseph

at retiredI have enjoyed your drink for over thirty five years. unfortunately i have moved to upper ny state.And the merchants have no idea of what there missing. Once in a while if im in the Bronx i can go to any deli and enjoy my favorite drink. Sincerly Elliott Elliott Joseph can also be reached at:

Tuesday, January 9, 2001 - 5:44:31 PM
Message from: Joe Taussi

Just Like I remembered it...Great!!!Joe Taussi can also be reached at:

Sunday, January 7, 2001 - 11:02:17 AM
Message from: Anthony Riveccio

Born in the home of Manhattan Special...BROOKLYN! Always has and always will be the best drink ever. Italians and expresso, but extra sweet, and extra cold makes this Manhattan Drink SPECIAL. Gone from Broklyn now,and for awhile could not get this favorite drink, but now I once again have the pleasure of this most delicious taste! Thanks Manhattan Special and Thank you Brooklyn for being a very Special Place to grow up!! Anthony Riveccio can also be reached at:

Friday, January 5, 2001 - 10:10:51 PM
Message from: Jarret Cohen

This is the greatest drink I have ever had in my life! I found it in an Italian grocery somewhat far from my home--I hope I can find this somewhere closer!Jarret Cohen can also be reached at:

Thursday, January 4, 2001 - 11:56:29 AM
Message from: Tomi Chavez

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Thursday, January 4, 2001 - 5:38:33 AM
Message from: christopher sferrazza

i grew up in queens, and always had manhattan special. now i live in australia and only get it if a friend is coming thru. i want to know if you would export a case or two? i'm homesickchristopher sferrazza can also be reached at:

Wednesday, January 3, 2001 - 1:43:33 PM
Message from: Mark Curiale

Love this stuff. Hard to get in central New Jersey. Anyone have a connection? Mark Curiale can also be reached at:

Monday, January 1, 2001 - 3:18:35 PM
Message from: Ron Perrault

We've been Manhattan Special Coffee Soda fans for years & years, and are so happy to have found this web site! We've been unable to locate the soda for the past two years, but now it seems our prayers have been answered. We'll call the supplied phone number in order to find out where to go to purchase the soda, and at long last enjoy it again! Thanks for the website! RonRon Perrault can also be reached at:

Friday, December 29, 2000 - 1:57:13 PM
Message from: Anthony Falce

Louie, I've been drinking your product forever and I never can get enough. MyMother thinks that I should receive a pension from you guys because I drink somuch. In any case I still love the stuff and look forward to future consumtion.Also, how about a gift section on the web page?

Tuesday, December 26, 2000 - 10:32:25 PM
Message from: Margaret Coffaro Lavin

I have been drinking this soda for x amount of years (haha.) The soda is the best!! My whole family goes way back with it, since we were all born and raised arund the corner from the plant. My sister Rea insist on M.S. instead of hot coffee, her saying is "Why Waste A Good Taste".Margaret Coffaro Lavin can also be reached at: ISLANDMOL@AOL.COM

Sunday, December 24, 2000 - 8:22:12 AM
Message from: Angelo Trento

I have been drinking Manhattan Special since i was a teen ager.Living in the First ward of Newark NJ. but can't seem to find a place to purchase it.So please help me out!Angelo Trento can also be reached at:

Friday, December 22, 2000 - 4:14:22 PM
Message from: M. Shah

Hey Guys, Get with the freakin' program. Add on-line ordering or let me know where I can order MS. I've moved to Chicago and I'm dying. M. Shah can also be reached at:

Monday, December 4, 2000 - 1:57:24 AM
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Thursday, November 30, 2000 - 3:58:12 PM
Message from: John Nigro

OH MY GOD - I AM SO ALERT AND JITTERYJohn Nigro can also be reached at:

Tuesday, November 21, 2000 - 8:56:48 AM
Message from: Rose Frances Dominiqa DeSiano

I have been drinking you'r soda since I was a little girl in Brooklyn. my grandfather used to mix MS into my bottle of milk. I now live in the east village with 3 girls from other Cities (Liz,Jen,Jen)- last week they had there first sip- now it' a staple in our frig.---the sign of a true classic...I would love to see on line ordering...before I move to L.A for grad-school.Rose Frances Dominiqa DeSiano can also be reached at:

Monday, November 20, 2000 - 12:58:14 AM
Message from: Janet Andrea Mandarino

Fantastic soda (more that soda)!! I've loved it since I was a kid!Janet Andrea Mandarino can also be reached at:

Thursday, November 16, 2000 - 7:03:39 AM
Message from: Martin Mandel

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Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 5:55:39 PM
Message from: Bruce A Baron

Being originally from Brooklyn, Manhattan Special is a natural for me. There is no other drink like it in the world. Our family loves all the flavors. Keep up the good work MS......every sip reminds me of the old neighborhood.Bruce A Baron can also be reached at:

Sunday, November 5, 2000 - 3:48:53 PM
Message from: Geri Clark

I just love your MS. I grew up drinking them. I lived on Humboldt St. in Greenpoint but I had family over on the Northside and use to go pass the factory where they were being made just to smell the aroma. Even though I have lived in several different states, whenever I get back to Brooklyn I buy some to bring home. I hope eventually I can order it over the web. Geri Clark can also be reached at:

Friday, October 20, 2000 - 1:16:25 PM
Message from: A. SAVIANO

It seems that many of your guests have the same problem. Where do we get your product outside NYC. I live in North Jersey. Can you help. Great product/best regards. A. SAVIANO can also be reached at: ASAVIANO@AOL.COM

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 - 12:22:17 AM
Message from: Glenn J. Della Ratta

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Monday, October 16, 2000 - 11:56:08 AM
Message from: Christopher Louis Spellman

Have been a fan since I was little. Christopher Louis Spellman can also be reached at:

Monday, October 16, 2000 - 12:25:22 AM
Message from: George Jacope

I grew up on Skillman Ave. and Lorimer St., two blocks away from Manhattan Special. When I was a kid, I walked to school every day (St. Francis of Paola) and passed the building as the wonderful aroma of the espresso filled the entire neigh- borhood. Manhattan Special has been a staple for me my entire life, so imagine my horror when I moved out of the City! NO Manhattan Special!!! (I moved down South ... long story) I actually went through withdrawals! My sister would send me some Christmas "Care Packages", including 2 or 3 large bottles .... that would last one sitting. I was so desparate, I even tried making my own! (DON'T try it at home, friends, the most horrible thing I ever tasted). Right now I'm working in Richmond, Virginia, along with a bunch of other paisans from NY. A friend of mine here is kind enough bring me back as much as he can fit in his trunk, whenever he drives back to NY (He's now in my will). Even now, as I am typing this, I'm sitting at my desk, diving into a huge plate of home-made chicken cutlets parmigian, drinking an ice-cold Manhattan Special! AHhhhhhhh ..... life is GOOD! Truly the nectar of the Gods. Thank you SO much for your wonderful, WONDERFUL espresso soda. I cannot picture my life without it.George Jacope can also be reached at:

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 - 7:42:29 PM
Message from: Richard Greg Jr.

at AT&T CommunicationsI started drinking Manhattan Special when my Aunt owned a Italian Restaurant on Lorimer St. off Metropolitan Ave. around 1960. I've drank this GREAT beverage for years until I moved out to Northwestern New Jersey in 1987. I could never find it out here so when I come back to visit relatives I usually stock up. Now I really lucked out because my daughter is going with a guy from Brooklyn and whenever he comes over he brings me a supply to hold me over till his next visit. The only problem is hiding it from the rest of the family....Richard Greg Jr. can also be reached at:

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 - 1:26:51 PM
Message from: David Orenge

I love your soda. I just wish you had better distribution all over NYC, it's a sort of dumb luck when I stumble upon a store selling your espresso soda. I also love your label. I'm not prone to turning my body into a billboard, but if you were to print t-shirts, I would very happily and proudly wear one, as I more than endorse your soda. David Orenge can also be reached at:

Monday, October 9, 2000 - 5:57:05 PM
Message from: Joe Salvato

Growing up on Jackson Street in the early 60's, I used to ride my bicycle past the Manhattan Special plant on Skillman Avenue. I used to watch the bottles being cleaned by machine. The aroma of the coffee was great. I used to buy a bottle for 12 cents at the candy store on Humboldt St. (between Jackson and Withers). I still pass by when I march in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parade, each July 16. It's great that the plant is still there and still making Manhattan Special.Joe Salvato can also be reached at:

Wednesday, October 4, 2000 - 6:36:06 PM
Message from: Marisa Ciancimino

Hi, just want to let you know that my day isn't complete unless I have my Manhattan Special, I must say I am a coffee addict and as I go to the local candy store with my friends for that hot cup of coffee I pass on the hot cup of java to have my nice bottle of cold Manhattan special. Not to mention at night I make that second trip for another one.... Marisa Ciancimino can also be reached at:

Sunday, October 1, 2000 - 5:07:35 PM
Message from: Stephen Patacchiola

at nonei live in arizona and delaware and have to travel to new york to have my favorite beverage. can your company ship manhattan special to my home? steve p. e-mail : stingly5@aol.comStephen Patacchiola can also be reached at:

Saturday, September 30, 2000 - 2:03:51 PM
Message from: Susan Hawkins

What an awesome soda! The perfect beverage for the coffee addict!!Susan Hawkins can also be reached at:

Wednesday, September 27, 2000 - 8:01:15 PM
Message from: DENNIS E RUSNAK


Sunday, September 24, 2000 - 9:48:51 AM
Message from: jeannemarie guglielmo

As a child, Manhattan Special was a treat that my brother & I had whenGrandpa(my father's father) took us out to lunch at a local lunch shop on lower1st Ave. in Manhattan, where "the boys" were always waiting for my grandfatherto join them playing Hearts in the back while we were well fed (& beveraged) upfront. My Mother would go nutty when we would get home! I always thought sheresented us having so much fun when Grandpa took us out to lunch; in part itwas that we were all buzzed-up on caffeine from the Manhattan Special (no decafin those days; not that we would have had it if it did exsist back then), butmore she was furious because the shop was a local bookie joint! It was notuntil recently that we all found out just how protective Grandpa & 'the boys'had been; neither my brother nor myself had known what was going on in the backuntil the past few years as we both turned 40. My Mother doesn't believe eitherof us... Manhattan Special was The Best then, & continues to be The Best!!! Ibring cases home with me to Boston as often as necessary. Often, I'll givebottles as gifts to fellow Italians who then wish they had been born in NewYork City. Keep up the good work!!! Grazie.

Monday, September 18, 2000 - 10:43:34 AM
Message from: John Wentling

at noneI've lived in Arizona for 18 years and whenever a friend visits from New York the one thing I ask them to bring me is as many bottles of Manhattan Special Espresso Soda as they can possibly carry. I LOVE the stuff, and always have. I guess I'm just going to have to move back to Brooklyn to ensure a steady supply. My family and I will be home by Thanksgiving, make book on it!John Wentling can also be reached at:

Monday, September 18, 2000 - 7:56:45 AM
Message from: BARRY F. DUNN


Wednesday, September 13, 2000 - 1:02:14 PM
Message from: Wayne Vito Genovese

Now that we live UP-STATE we can't find MANHATTAN SPECIAL any place! Thank god my 70 year old mother in-law...She loves me soooo much she makes her weekly trip up from the BRONX so i can enjoy my ESPRESSO FIX, while me and the boys watch the re-runs of the SOPRANO'S eating BRONX BREAD&COLD CUTS!Wayne Vito Genovese can also be reached at:

Wednesday, September 6, 2000 - 12:24:51 AM
Message from: Marcelo T.

at ASAPLANDEXPRESSI never liked coffee until I tried yours, I'm In Kansas City and think you need to float this way. Marcelo T. can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 5, 2000 - 1:31:27 PM
Message from: marie phillips

Love the product, but can't find it in California, so if anyone knows where to get it here, please let me know.marie phillips can also be reached at:

Thursday, August 31, 2000 - 3:51:36 PM
Message from: Jessica

I'm 15 years old, and not a huge fan of Manhattan Special, but my dad is! All he talks about is drinking it as a kind in New York City. We now live on Long Island, and it's so hard to find! Does anyone know of a good place to get Manhattan Special in Suffolk County, Long Island? If you do, please e-mail me!!! Thanks!Jessica can also be reached at:

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 - 7:54:36 AM


Sunday, August 27, 2000 - 7:45:03 PM
Message from: Rober tBucci

I can't imagine growing up in the Bronx without Manhattan Special. Add half and half for that coffee egg cream. Love the Diet Coffee. Rober tBucci can also be reached at:

Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 9:29:50 AM
Message from: Paul Luby

I am from north east Pennsylvania and I was introduced to Manhattan special by a friend from New York I was hooked after one bottle, it is the best expresso drink I've tasted. Now I can't wait for him to go home for the weekend so I can get my replenishment. Some one find me a distributor in the area, Damit !!!!!!!!!!Paul Luby can also be reached at:

Friday, August 18, 2000 - 11:46:32 AM
Message from: Patricia M. Cuomo

at NONEI have been drinking Manhattan Special for 45 years and there is nothing in the world in comparison. I wish Golub Corp. would put in on their shelves so I wouldn't have to travel all over for it.Patricia M. Cuomo can also be reached at:

Friday, August 18, 2000 - 11:44:51 AM
Message from: Patricia M. Cuomo

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for 45 years and there is nothing in the world in comparison. I wish Golub Corp. would put in on their shelves so I wouldn't have to travel all over for it.Patricia M. Cuomo can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 12:10:51 AM
Message from: Eleanora

My favorite soda! A question- Has the recipe remained the same since 1895? Just curious. Eleanora can also be reached at:

Sunday, August 13, 2000 - 1:32:39 AM
Message from: Craig Swindell

Man-o-Manhattan Special.... I am glad I found thee after many years absent. Lucky me. Craig Where can I get cases, dammit?Craig Swindell can also be reached at:

Monday, August 7, 2000 - 5:07:16 PM
Message from: Gregory Dragonetti

I'm 32yrs old and have been drinking Manhattan Special for as long as I canremember. Times change, but when great things remain the same you know therewill always be solid ground underfoot. As simple as this soda is, is as greatas it will always be and like all good things its worth looking for.Fortunately, growing up and living in Bensonhurst, I won't have to look far. Aweb-site for Manhattan Special... who would think?

Saturday, August 5, 2000 - 8:42:30 AM
Message from: Frank de la Torre

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Sunday, July 30, 2000 - 2:39:10 PM
Message from: Ciccio Gerace La Ruffa

Hi, I just stumbled on the manhattan special site and looked around. Boy, your customers love it! It must be good. I never saw such addiction. I'm a native New YOrker but have been away for a while so I don't know where to get the stuff. Where can I get it near Rockaway in Queens County, New YOrk City? I can go over either bridge, Marine Park or Crossbay to go to Flatbush or South Queens.... Waiting for the good news. Thanks Ciccio Gerace La Ruffa can also be reached at:

Saturday, July 29, 2000 - 4:41:14 AM

Friday, July 21, 2000 - 1:56:45 PM
Message from: Joseph Lazzarotti

at PersonalFor anyone who has not has the opportunity to try this soda, make it your business to do so. I have been in Kansas City and out of New York for some two years now, where Manhattan Special is readily available. I miss not being able to get it when I am at a local store, but I am sure to stock up when I visit the Big Apple. Indeed, many of my friends in the midwest have come to love Manhattan Special making my trips back from New York a little heavier! Joseph Lazzarotti can also be reached at:

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 8:03:14 PM
Message from: David Cederburg

When I discovered ManhattanSpecials at an Italian Deli in West Palm Beach I was hooked instantly. This summer I'm moving to Gainesville, Georgia and I know I'm going to be "jonesin" for my Specials. David Cederburg can also be reached at:

Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 7:05:15 PM
Message from: Michael J. Firriello

I been drinking Manhattan Special ever since I could remember,it was at my house, my grandmother's house, in short at all my relatives homes. The porblem is that seen I moved the southwest from the northeast PA. NY. to AZ. I can't find wear to buy that old time favorite,so if you could advise me were I might buy it in Mesa, AZ I would appericate it. Thank You Mike FirrielloMichael J. Firriello can also be reached at:

Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 8:13:04 PM
Message from: Willam Louf

WOW! This last batch of Manhattan cost me over 650.00, of course that includes RT air from Seattle to Largo Florida. A Manhattan fan will do anything to enbibe. I after reading the guest book also would like to order online as "Coffee Town" Seattle hasn't caught on to Manhattan. Asking my elderly parents to send some is a hassle for them and I can only clean out the deli in Largo for a dozen or so, which incidently don't all make it home. We need to order online. Keep up the good work. Bill Willam Louf can also be reached at:

Tuesday, July 11, 2000 - 4:06:13 PM
Message from: Joe Falcone

I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was a young boy. Now at the age of 25, I'm still drinking it. I have a grandmother that lives in Brooklyn and that's how I got introduced to it. Even though I live in New Jersey, there are some stores that sell it out here. "Liquid Gold"Joe Falcone can also be reached at: treekilla1@AOL.COM

Thursday, June 29, 2000 - 4:58:38 PM

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Thursday, June 29, 2000 - 4:55:55 PM

Thursday, June 29, 2000 - 3:45:23 PM
Message from: Byron Scott

at WB 17 NEWS AT TENManhattan Special. Made From the Best Stuff on Earth! Byron Scott can also be reached at:

Thursday, June 29, 2000 - 3:41:09 PM
Message from: Byron Scott

at WB 17 NEWS AT TENManhattan Special. Made From the Best Stuff on Earth!Byron Scott can also be reached at:

Wednesday, June 21, 2000 - 2:15:19 PM
Message from: ERMINIO FIORE*


Monday, June 19, 2000 - 5:27:29 PM
Message from: John Santos

I moved to Los Angeles California the last 6 monthes and have not had a expresso soda since. My brother and I have been going through soda withdrawals (ha, ha). We were wondering if there are any New York type stores in L.A. that sells your product, or if there are special orders to California? Sincerely, JohnJohn Santos can also be reached at:

Monday, June 5, 2000 - 11:00:52 PM
Message from: Anthony Forte

Since moving off Long Island to Syracuse I have not been able to find ManhattanSpecial so I have family bring me a case every time they visit.

Monday, June 5, 2000 - 8:18:51 PM
Message from: JOHN PERRONE


Monday, June 5, 2000 - 6:08:57 PM
Message from: Ronnie Santoro

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Sunday, June 4, 2000 - 10:55:05 AM
Message from: Joseph C. McCormick

I lived on Leland Ave. in the Bronx and also on Mayflower Ave. near Burher Ave. Left the Bronx in 1965 for the Marines, returned to 207th St. and Broadway in Manhattan. Now living in upstate New York. Grew up on MS, very difficult to get up here, but I am sometimes successfull. Just tried the sugar free, good, but original is better.Joseph C. McCormick can also be reached at:

Sunday, June 4, 2000 - 10:46:50 AM
Message from: Joseph C. McCormick

Joseph C. McCormick bigmac2216@aol.comJoseph C. McCormick can also be reached at:

Friday, June 2, 2000 - 12:39:10 AM
Message from: Don Cipriano

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Thursday, June 1, 2000 - 3:37:50 PM
Message from: Leticia M. Gaeta

I really love the expresso soda. Leticia M. Gaeta can also be reached at:

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 1:42:20 PM
Message from: Elida D'Alto Horowitz

I lived on Skillman and Graham Ave. I love the Manhattan Specal soda and have fond memories of it. It always brings Brooklyn back to mind. I now live in NJ and can't seem to get the MS anymore. Why is that? It's absolutely the best coffee soda. Thanks for the memories.Elida D'Alto Horowitz can also be reached at:

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 1:33:38 PM
Message from: Elida D'Alto Horowitz

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 8:07:19 AM
Message from: Richard J. Ziccardi

Great Drink,In the 60's I would play pool on Graham Ave. Frank (BOSTON) Rubano owned the place and worked for M S He always filled the soda box with it,It was great then as is now. Richard J. Ziccardi can also be reached at: RZ9BALL@AOL.COM

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 8:07:18 AM
Message from: Richard J. Ziccardi

Great Drink,In the 60's I would play pool on Graham Ave. Frank (BOSTON) Rubano owned the place and worked for M S He always filled the soda box with it,It was great then as is now. Richard J. Ziccardi can also be reached at: RZ9BALL@AOL.COM

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 7:47:10 AM
Message from: Richard J. Ziccardi

at noneI lived on Skillman Ave. near M.S.It is still the best, I used to play pool on graham ave. In the 60's and remember Frank Rubano filling the soda box with M.S. all the time. Richard J. Ziccardi can also be reached at: RZ9BALL@AOL.COM

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 7:46:01 AM
Message from: Richard J. Ziccardi

I lived on Skillman Ave. near M.S.It is still the best, I used to play pool on graham ave. In the 60's and remember Frank Rubano filling the soda box with M.S. all the time. Richard J. Ziccardi can also be reached at: RZ9BALL@AOL.COM

Sunday, May 28, 2000 - 7:30:38 AM
Message from: Richard J. Ziccardi

I lived on Skillman Ave. near M.S.It is still the best, I used to play pool on graham ave. In the 60's and remember Frank Rubano filling the soda box with M.S. all the time. Richard J. Ziccardi can also be reached at: RZ9BALL@AOL.COM

Thursday, May 25, 2000 - 7:31:10 PM
Message from: Libby Scibilia Carollo

I was raised on Skillman Ave, and on Manhattan Specials. Nothing beats the taste of a nice cold M.S. Is there anyway we can get them into our grocery stores up here. I live in East Stroudsburg, Pa. now and would love a cold MS right about now.Libby Scibilia Carollo can also be reached at: crzylegs

Friday, May 19, 2000 - 4:26:08 PM
Message from: Leonardo Morales

I love manhattan special coffee soda..I beleive that it is the best coffee soda in the planet...I also work there.Leonardo Morales can also be reached at:

Thursday, May 18, 2000 - 2:43:33 PM


Thursday, May 18, 2000 - 12:59:33 AM
Message from: karen venn

you need to distribute your soda to the Norfolk area. I have to send people home to NY to bring me back this soda. No one knows about it. It is wonderful and I love it so much. karen venn can also be reached at:

Monday, May 15, 2000 - 1:48:13 PM
Message from: C. Michael D'Alto

I used to live across the street from the Manhattan Special bottling plant, and can tell you that there's no aroma on earth, as when it's being brewed. The only thing that tops that aroma is the taste. Unfortunately it's not available in this part of Pennsylvania, so I have to grab what I can when visiting family in Brooklyn. It's the perfect drink to go with San Marco's pizza! Hey Louie if you're out there, hook up with a vendor up here. ConoC. Michael D'Alto can also be reached at:

Saturday, May 6, 2000 - 2:15:38 PM
Message from: Anthony Battista (The Twin)

at Merrill LynchI was lucky enough to have grown up in Brooklyn, in the shadow of you bottling plant. I have been drinking Manhattan Special since I was on my father's lap. I knew JOHN PASSARO, who lived on Graham Avenue, and I believe is a grandson to the founder of your company.Anthony Battista (The Twin) can also be reached at:

Thursday, May 4, 2000 - 8:30:52 PM
Message from: tony montefusco

thanks for having such a great son loves the espresso coffee.i have the sugar free. please try to expand your list of retailers for northern nj thanks againtony montefusco can also be reached at:

Thursday, May 4, 2000 - 5:57:04 PM
Message from: robert zani


Sunday, April 30, 2000 - 9:59:59 PM
Message from: David Wagley

at Ready to RollManhattan Special is a cheuffeur's best friend for doing the overnite! It is my favorite drink. A friend of mine from Bensonhurst turned me on to it back in 1994.David Wagley can also be reached at:

Sunday, April 30, 2000 - 11:27:38 AM
Message from: Santa DiMattina

My family has been drinking Manhattan Special for as long as I can remember - I can't wait to have the chance to order it from your website - it will be great to get it delivered home and maybe you can get some of the other supermarkets to carry it like our local Grand Union here in Greenwood Lake New York.Santa DiMattina can also be reached at:

Thursday, April 27, 2000 - 10:25:44 AM
Message from: Salvatore Vella

I live in Staten Island and I constantly promote my Brooklyn Manahattan Special!!!!!!Salvatore Vella can also be reached at:

Thursday, April 27, 2000 - 12:29:28 AM
Message from: Steve Lewis

at Creative RecordsGood to see a site of your products. I've been drinking Manahattan Special since 1957 and I love it. Hey, why not come out with a caffine free version. Then my wife will drink it.Steve Lewis can also be reached at:

Sunday, April 23, 2000 - 7:43:21 PM
Message from: Anthony Panella

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Monday, April 17, 2000 - 7:32:21 AM
Message from: Michael Curcio

I happened to notice the website address on the label of the most recent case of specials i ran down to North Carolina. I look forward to ordering it on the web. The last five years I've had to ration a case over a few months til I could get back to nyc. My dad live around the block from the manhattan ave plant . I can still smell the aroma.Everyone who I know who like coffee down here loves the stuff. Oh and by the way dont try to open a bottle while you are driving down the pennsylvania turnpike. Manhattan special is reeeally hard to clean out of an interior. Keep up the good work . Michael Curcio can also be reached at:

Saturday, April 15, 2000 - 4:06:08 PM
Message from: Richard Orr

Still waiting to learn when I can order on-line.Richard Orr can also be reached at:

Thursday, April 13, 2000 - 7:15:23 PM
Message from: John J. Manzione

You can't get this soda in the south. God I wish I could.John J. Manzione can also be reached at:

Sunday, April 9, 2000 - 3:00:34 PM
Message from: al cimmino


Saturday, April 1, 2000 - 3:41:38 PM
Message from: Thomas

Great soda, one of my favourites. A good mix: In a glass, 5/8 Manhattan special 1/4 Crushed Ice 1/4 Milk 3/8 Chocolate Syrup Shake Keep up the good work, and hopefully there will be a distributer near Columbia in Morningside!Thomas can also be reached at:

Thursday, March 30, 2000 - 4:29:28 PM
Message from: Jon Haas

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Saturday, March 25, 2000 - 4:56:17 PM
Message from: donald iarussi mfa

I have been drinking your soda for quite some time! Still enjoy itdonald iarussi mfa can also be reached at:

Saturday, March 25, 2000 - 4:55:07 PM
Message from: donald iarussi mfa

I have been drinking your soda for quite some time! Still enjoy itdonald iarussi mfa can also be reached at:

Wednesday, March 22, 2000 - 8:59:01 AM
Message from: Carmine Riccio, Sr.

Relocating to Maryland from DaBronx, NY - hope to find a distributor soon in the state of Maryland. Thanks.Carmine Riccio, Sr. can also be reached at:

Monday, March 20, 2000 - 12:25:17 AM
Message from: Chris in Brooklyn

Where can I get a Manhattan Special T-shirt?

Sunday, March 19, 2000 - 1:31:21 AM
Message from: Steven Caiati

My grandfather told me that back in the 1910's when he lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn he would go to the Manhattan Candy Store on Manhattan Avenue and order a "Special"! Does anyone else have any Manhattan Special memories that go back that far? I live in Bensonhurst Brooklyn and I drink "Manhattans" as I call them just about every day. I have been drinking them my whole life! They are the absolute best! By the way I collect antiques and I am always looking for any vintage Manhattan Special bottles, signs, or anything else along with antique radios made by Air King in Brooklyn! email me. Buono Fortuna! StevenSteven Caiati can also be reached at:

Friday, March 17, 2000 - 12:26:14 AM
Message from: Astu Spilfogel

Manhattan specials are the most unique drinks I have ever sampled. Astu Spilfogel can also be reached at:

Saturday, March 11, 2000 - 5:52:00 PM
Message from: andrew

i've been drinking M.S. for over 20 years and it's still the bestandrew can also be reached at: sangkala

Thursday, March 9, 2000 - 4:03:57 PM
Message from: Christopher Craven

Louis,I'M happy your web site is up and going.I hope you get a load of orders from this site.Your doing the right thing.AY OH this is the best coffee soda around,glad I was able to help.See you at the gym. Your friend,CHRIS (LINUS).Christopher Craven can also be reached at: uncpat39

Thursday, March 9, 2000 - 4:03:54 PM
Message from: Christopher Craven

Louis,I'M happy your web site is up and going.I hope you get a load of orders from this site.Your doing the right thing.AY OH this is the best coffee soda around,glad I was able to help.See you at the gym. Your friend,CHRIS (LINUS).Christopher Craven can also be reached at: uncpat39

Tuesday, March 7, 2000 - 8:18:10 AM
Message from: JOHN CIORCIARI


Tuesday, March 7, 2000 - 8:14:33 AM
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Tuesday, March 7, 2000 - 8:10:57 AM
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Tuesday, March 7, 2000 - 7:59:36 AM
Message from: Michael Weiss

I am a big fan of Michael Weiss can also be reached at:

Saturday, March 4, 2000 - 10:02:56 PM
Message from: rita esposito

Saturday, March 4, 2000 - 9:13:40 PM
Message from: Anthony Bono

The thing I miss most about the N.Y. area when I travel is Espresso CoffeeSoda.Im glad it is a family run company ,but how i wish I could find this stuffin any old Supermarket. God Bless Manhattan Special. I cant wait to orderon-line. The world just does'nt know true joy of flavor until it has tasted thebest soda ever made.

Monday, February 28, 2000 - 10:44:43 PM
Message from: Suzanne Flaherty

I am sure they have Manhattan Special Espresso soda ( both sugared and non) inheaven! Only problem is, they don't have it in North Carolina! Can you pleasehelp with that? I will be checking your website to see when I can startordering it. That will be awesome! Of course, I may never sleep again - but itwill definitely be worth it!

Sunday, February 27, 2000 - 3:23:06 PM
Message from: JOHN FABIANO


Sunday, February 27, 2000 - 3:20:07 PM
Message from: J.FABIANO

Sunday, February 27, 2000 - 1:05:15 PM
Message from: Christine Scafa

yea manhattan Special!Christine Scafa can also be reached at:

Friday, February 25, 2000 - 3:19:19 PM
Message from: Mike "El Gato" Marino Sauce

at Momma-Licka-Boom-BoomI toss salad for a living, and let me tell you. There is nothing that I like better after a hard days work, than one of these. They're great! Its tough working with the rock. Stay gato!Mike "El Gato" Marino Sauce can also be reached at:

Friday, February 25, 2000 - 3:04:52 PM
Message from: Giovanni Guarino

I have been drinking the espresso coffee soda since I grew up in Brooklyn since I was a little kid. It still tastes great and I am happy that it has remained a family run business. It is a great Italian-American product. Also, the gassosa, which I have just recently tried is incredible. I hope that this product remains for a long time. Giovanni Guarino can also be reached at: -

Friday, February 25, 2000 - 12:37:52 AM
Message from: Bob Monaco

Ever since we moved from Brooklyn to Connecticut in 1993 the one taste we missed the most was the coffee soda. We would buy a case of it every time we went back to the city. Now that we can buy it over the web I search is over.Bob Monaco can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 24, 2000 - 4:52:50 PM
Message from: frankie baldasare

god bless this stuff!!! when im spinning in some of the hottest clubs in the u.s.a..i make shure i have this stuff,,its keeps me going all night..i love this stuff!!oh can you add some sambuka too this stuff to? thanks,,,and dont stop makeing it...frankie baldasare can also be reached at:

Thursday, February 24, 2000 - 2:00:12 PM
Message from: Erma Tierno

I was so very happy to find your Manhattan Special Express Soda here in the Albany, NY area. I used to live down in Brooklyn where your beverage center is and have enjoyed drinking the Expresso soda since I was a young child. It was a special treat at my house when my parents would purchase a case of those little bottles. I moved up here a few years ago and was in an Italian specialty store and found my favorite!!!! I would love to know where I can purchase it by the case in this area. If anyone knows please e-mail me at ThanksErma Tierno can also be reached at:

Friday, February 18, 2000 - 1:45:31 PM
Message from: Joseph Mauriello

My earliest memory of Manhattan specialgoes back to the late 5o's, drinking it in an Italian Cafe with mother and father. Later on buying it in local candy stores. I missed it for a few years, but now I have located a few steady sources. My one problem, this guest book seems to have only Italian Names!!!!! Now do we tell the rest of the world or keep it to ourselves????/ Visit my website at Joe MaurielloJoseph Mauriello can also be reached at:

Monday, February 14, 2000 - 11:05:26 PM
Message from: Scott Bianco

I think manhattan special is the best drink out thare and alway was and always will be.Scott Bianco can also be reached at: GingerFish17

Monday, February 14, 2000 - 1:57:01 PM
Message from: Joe Causi

at 103.5FM WKTU NEW YORKThere is truly no other soft drink around like Manhattan Special. Joe Causi can also be reached at: JOECAUSIKTU@AOL.COM

Saturday, February 12, 2000 - 8:19:31 PM
Message from: Bruce M Broderick

The Most tastyiest soda aroundBruce M Broderick can also be reached at:

Friday, February 11, 2000 - 8:03:10 AM
Message from: Susan O'Connell

Love your soda! It is my favorite kind.Susan O'Connell can also be reached at:

Friday, February 4, 2000 - 11:29:05 AM
Message from: janet matrisciani

where oh where can i purchase manhattan special when I live on cape cod?!?!!? janet matrisciani can also be reached at:

Friday, January 28, 2000 - 9:56:07 PM
Message from: Aj Kish

at Relativityit's a chain reactionI love your soda! Why don't you make an ice cream product with it sort of like Starbucks? Aj Kish can also be reached at:

Friday, January 28, 2000 - 9:55:41 PM
Message from: Aj Kish

at Relativityit's a chain reactionI love your soda! Why don't you make an ice cream product with it sort of like Starbucks? Aj Kish can also be reached at:

Friday, January 28, 2000 - 7:46:01 AM


Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 4:34:45 PM
Message from: Dawn Riggio

We love Sugar Free Manhattan Special Expresso Soda and mild. Mix half soda & milk and enjoy!Dawn Riggio can also be reached at:

Saturday, January 22, 2000 - 11:58:43 AM
Message from: Gary Gordon.

I love Manhattan Special.............. GIVE ME MORE!!!!!!!!!! GGGary Gordon. can also be reached at:

Sunday, January 16, 2000 - 2:28:30 PM
Message from: Sharon Landman

I have been drinking Manhattan Specials for a very long time. I like to drink it in the afternoon as well at night. I also put milk into it tastes very good . I have been looking for the Manhattan Special in New York around where I work and I can not seem to find it. I work uptown on Broadway and 57th street. If you can tell me where I can purchase it I would appericate it very much. Sincerely, Mrs. LandmanSharon Landman can also be reached at:

Sunday, January 16, 2000 - 2:23:48 PM
Message from: sharon landman

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Monday, January 10, 2000 - 3:32:46 AM
Message from: Jaime Napolitano Paddyfoot

I have been drinking Manhattan special ever since i was little.. Growing up in bensonhurst brooklyn, you can find it anywhere. then i got married to a army man and he moved me to fayetteville nc where i came to realize that you cant buy manhattan special or good bagels or good pizza or good cold cuts. so every time we come home for a visit we goto mikes pizza on 75th and 20th and get pizza and 2 manhattan specials i got my husband hooked on them.. please hook up the page so i can order them thanks one love jaimeJaime Napolitano Paddyfoot can also be reached at:

Saturday, January 8, 2000 - 8:28:28 PM
Message from: Cathy Grizzell

My sister and I are absolutely crazy about your Manhattan Special Coffee Soda. Whenever we get back to Brooklyn to visit family a case or two always comes back home with us. We now live in Nashville, TN and are always looking at new supermarkets to see if they carry it. We were excited to see that you have a web site and hopefully we'll be able to start placing orders soon. Keep up the good work! Cathy GrizzellCathy Grizzell can also be reached at:

Saturday, January 8, 2000 - 8:26:45 PM
Message from: Cathy Grizzell

My sister and I are absolutely crazy about your Manhattan Special Coffee Soda. Whenever we get back to Brooklyn to visit family a case or two always comes back home with us. We now live in Nashville, TN and are always looking at new supermarkets to see if they carry it. We were excited to see that you have a web site and hopefully we'll be able to start placing orders soon. Keep up the good work! Cathy GrizzellCathy Grizzell can also be reached at:

Saturday, January 8, 2000 - 12:10:50 AM
Message from: Andrea Ruffin

My husband loves your soda! Where can we get it in Bangor, Maine? Thank you, Andrea RuffinAndrea Ruffin can also be reached at:

Tuesday, January 4, 2000 - 12:23:38 AM
Message from: Adam Rubin

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Friday, December 31, 1999 - 9:41:08 PM
Message from: Alexx

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Wednesday, December 22, 1999 - 11:43:12 PM
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Wednesday, December 22, 1999 - 11:35:53 PM
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Wednesday, December 22, 1999 - 11:24:23 PM
Message from: ED CARLUCCI

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Wednesday, December 22, 1999 - 11:21:38 PM
Message from: ED CARLUCCI

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Friday, December 17, 1999 - 1:31:09 PM
Message from: Richard Orr

Thank God you have a website. Your soda (along with NY bagels) are the two things I most regret leaving behind when I left NYC. When I go back, I stock up. It's always fun getting a suitcase of bottles home in one piece. Just keeping on bottling. Thanks.Richard Orr can also be reached at:

Friday, December 10, 1999 - 9:10:42 PM
Message from: christopher volpe

I started drinking manhattan special in the late 70's when I was very young. I would drink it all the time and growing up in bensonhurst, brooklyn, ny it was easy to get. now that i live in buffalo, ny the only time i get to drink manhattan special is when myself or a relative visits brooklyn. So if any body knows of any place tp get it in the buffalo area, let me know. thankschristopher volpe can also be reached at:

Sunday, November 28, 1999 - 9:45:17 PM
Message from: renee kazanecki

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Saturday, November 27, 1999 - 10:30:54 PM
Message from: Patricia Iamele

Great Coffee! Nothing quenches my thirst like an original Manhattan Soda when I need a coffee break. No other beats its taste and quality. Patricia Iamele can also be reached at:

Friday, November 26, 1999 - 8:03:52 PM
Message from: Bill Snyder

I just had my first Manhattan Special. This is the kind of stuff that Goddrinks.

Thursday, November 25, 1999 - 12:31:20 AM
Message from: JP Rocco

Have been a lover of Manhattan Special since the 50's and have to buy it evey time I am in New York. Born in the Bronx with grandparents who owned an Italian Deli, I was raised on this soda. I now live in CA and wont let anyone fro NY stay here unless they bring me some. Well they also are required to bring NY bagels. Dont ever stop making this wonderful soda and I am looking foward to my next bottle. RoccoJP Rocco can also be reached at:

Thursday, November 25, 1999 - 12:26:35 AM
Message from: Peter Martini

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Tuesday, November 16, 1999 - 2:25:22 PM
Message from: Bob "Z" Zamoscianyk

at LHPSSAReally enjoy your espresso coffee, great break in the afternoon or evening, have put some whipping cream n made a "Cappucino"....Bob "Z" Zamoscianyk can also be reached at:

Wednesday, November 3, 1999 - 2:23:02 PM
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Thursday, October 28, 1999 - 7:53:44 PM
Message from: Ira Silverberg

After leaving Brooklyn more than twenty years ago, I had to wait for infrequent trips back to the City to get a Manhattan Special. Even then, it was hard to find outside of Brooklyn. Now a local pizza place owned by someone who grew up in New York City sells it in his store in Knoxville, TN and I can get it whenever I want. No soft drink is more satisfying and it goes great with pizza.Ira Silverberg can also be reached at:

Thursday, October 28, 1999 - 4:22:04 PM
Message from: Bubba Appleton

here in seymour tennessee the best drink around used to be rc cola but then my neighbor billy rogers started importing manhattan specials in 1984. now everybody rearing in the mornings from drinking ms. church is much more active and i think the whole community has prospered.Bubba Appleton can also be reached at:

Monday, October 25, 1999 - 5:36:58 PM
Message from: Marie Annette Palagonia Shimane

It's so wonderful to know that, even if I lived in the States--with theexception of Brookly--I still would not be able to get the ultimate in adrink--a Manhattan Special! So I shall continue to try to convince my Japanesehusband to move to Brookly -- maybe not back to 147 Kingsland Avenue inGreenpoint -- but close enough to keep my icebox full of that greatest of alldrinks!

Friday, October 15, 1999 - 8:24:36 AM
Message from: Frank Cirillo

I love MS Espresso Coffee. It is absolutely my favorite soda. Unfortunately, it is so hard to find where I live in Northern New Jersey (Bergen County) Help feed my cravings!Frank Cirillo can also be reached at:

Wednesday, October 13, 1999 - 8:09:17 AM
Message from: Dorothy McGivney

Manhattan Special is my absolute favorite drink. How can I get it in MI??? It should be available everywhere! Dorothy Dorothy McGivney can also be reached at:

Tuesday, October 12, 1999 - 9:48:27 PM
Message from: Alex Kac

at Web ISI'd like to give you a FREE hosting for 6 months, FREE Ecommerce, if only you'd let me order your product. I've been waiting YEARS to get some Manhattan Special down here in Texas. PLEASE?Alex Kac can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 28, 1999 - 10:10:19 PM
Message from: Michelle

Being raised on Manhattan Special and having family members when i was a child working for the company, i have to say it is truly a "landmark" for our community of Williamsburg-Greenpoint. I remember going into the plant afterschool and drinking bottle after bottle. Now 23 years later, it still has that nostaglic aroma and even better the same great taste! Michelle can also be reached at:

Monday, September 20, 1999 - 2:17:11 PM
Message from: Scott Bertrand

Love Manhattan Special. I wish it were available in Detroit and/or Chicago.Scott Bertrand can also be reached at:

Sunday, September 19, 1999 - 9:27:03 AM

at N\AFRANK MIGLIORISI can also be reached at: ILVBOATIN@AOL

Sunday, September 19, 1999 - 8:18:54 AM
Message from: Nick Puzo

at NXPCPAHad to wait a month to get a case of sugar free. The stuff is so good I guess you need to ration it. I preferred the old picture though - the one with the guy sitting and the lady standing. It reminded me of my grandparents' old photos.Nick Puzo can also be reached at: NXPCPA@AOL.COM

Sunday, September 19, 1999 - 8:09:24 AM
Message from: Nick Puzo

at NXPCPANick Puzo can also be reached at: NXPCPA@AOL.COM

Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 5:00:25 PM
Message from: Terry

Manhattan Special Expresso soda is the "nectar of the gods"....Terry can also be reached at:

Monday, September 13, 1999 - 9:34:19 AM
Message from: Annette Marino D'Arienzo

Opening an iced cold Manhattan Special straight out of a cooler signals the beginning of summer for me. I remember summer nights growing up sitting on the stoop deciding who's turn it was to go get the Manhattan Speical from the corner store. Although it reminds me of summer, I enjoy the soda all year round. The Cream is also fantastic. Try it with a scoop of ice cream.Annette Marino D'Arienzo can also be reached at:

Friday, September 10, 1999 - 12:33:19 AM
Message from: Frank P. Zottola

I have been drinking Manhattan Special for fifty years. Its my favorite drink. Keep up the good work.Frank P. Zottola can also be reached at:

Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 9:35:41 PM
Message from: Peter D'Arienzo

at D'Arienzo Funeral HomeI grew up down the block from the Manhattan Special Factory. My grandfather, father, brothers, myself and now my sons have all had a passion for this secret treasure of Brooklyn !! Let us not forget that in the technology age that we live in an old favorite from the neighborhood has never been better. Manhattan Special has always been a staple for the D'Arienzo family. I enjoy introducing it to my friends and neighbors. The only ones who do not appreciate it are my in-laws, but what do they know they have sauerkraut for dinner on Sunday. Keep the tradition going, you have an excellent product.Peter D'Arienzo can also be reached at: PDSCI2000@AOL.COM

Tuesday, September 7, 1999 - 3:34:50 PM
Message from: Cameron LiDestri

Yum. Yum. Oh, yum! You've heard of "The Food of the Gods"? Well, Manhattan Special is what they wash it down with. Cameron LiDestri can also be reached at:

Tuesday, September 7, 1999 - 10:52:24 AM
Message from: Michael Bongiorno

I grew up drinking Manhattan Special. I live in Ohio now. My cousin brought me a case of soda this past weekend while here for my daugther's baptism. Most of my relatives on my mom's side of the family lived on Skillman Avenue. My Grandfather lived at 111 all his life. We would spend a good portion of our summers visiting with him. I'll always remember walking past the bottling machine on the way to shop for groceries with my grandfather. The noises that machine made were like music. He was friends with the operator who would pull a fresh bottle right off of the macine for us. I can still smell it was pure heaven.Michael Bongiorno can also be reached at:;

Sunday, September 5, 1999 - 8:49:44 PM
Message from: Kelly West

I am down to the second to last bottle of Manhattan Special that I brought back to S.F. from New York 2 weeks ago. I am so happy that soon I will be able to order on-line. I love this stuff so much that before I moved from Brooklyn, to S.F. I called the main office and offered to help sell it to Grocery/deli's out here. That offer still stands. I am so happy to see others on this message board who love this soda as much as I do!!Kelly West can also be reached at:

Friday, September 3, 1999 - 6:38:34 AM
Message from: Gregory D'Agostino

I enjoy your espresso soda very much... I have for yearsGregory D'Agostino can also be reached at:

Wednesday, August 25, 1999 - 12:00:06 AM
Message from: Roger Kenny

at Ripped MagazineOne night, I drank so much Manhattan Special that I think I saw God. Nowdrinking it is like a religious experience. Thank you, Oh God thank you, RogerKenny

Friday, August 20, 1999 - 8:35:01 PM
Message from: Nunzio Dalto

Truely is a great soda.I can remember 25 years ago when my uncles turn me onto this soda and i haven't stop drinking it. The first zip is always the best. Nunzio Dalto can also be reached at:

Friday, July 30, 1999 - 3:22:13 PM
Message from: Vic

" Uncle's Hero Shop"on Grand me hooked on your coffee soda when I was a small child.I still have sisters in N.Y.C.,so I visit and restock my supply. the greatest drink in the world....happy that your still making it.CiaoVic can also be reached at:

Friday, July 9, 1999 - 12:21:10 AM
Message from: Theresa LoGullo

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Thursday, July 8, 1999 - 9:55:57 AM
Message from: Servy Carmona, Jr. II

Summer,1999, has been so hot that I had to hunt down an iced coffee thismorning. At the market, I met a beautiful woman representative, and I asked herif I may try her soda. She placed a tag on the bottle and I brought it home.Next morning I opened it and poured a cup; WOW!, this is exactly what I need, adeliciously cold Espresso! Manhattan Special not only made my day, but willremain a household staple from now on... Thank you, and happy sippin'!

Wednesday, July 7, 1999 - 10:27:37 AM
Message from: Richard Rosselli

I luv the flavored sodas! Can't get enough!Richard Rosselli can also be reached at:

Wednesday, July 7, 1999 - 1:46:32 AM
Message from: Massimo Lucioli

Your Manhattan is really SPECIAL, I would like to find it in Italy too. CiaoMassimo

Monday, June 28, 1999 - 12:36:19 AM
Message from: Frank Castelluccio

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Monday, June 28, 1999 - 12:23:41 AM
Message from: Nick Leone

Thanks for keeping the great flavor that has always brought me back to my childhood in Brooklyn. But, most of all, thanks for setting up an ecommerce site where we can order the best coffee soda in the world.Nick Leone can also be reached at:

Saturday, June 26, 1999 - 10:18:54 PM
Message from: Dennis Gatti

at New York WirelessI have been drinking Manhattan Special for years it is great, NEVER stop making it........Dennis Gatti can also be reached at:

Friday, June 25, 1999 - 2:24:37 PM
Message from: Deborah Sfarra

I think that Manhattan Specials are the best sodas ever created. There isabsolutely nothing else like taking an ice cold sip and having your taste budsdeliciously invaded! Manhattan Specials are the absolute perfect complement toa slice of pizza (especially one from 187th street). Even though I am a localto the Bronx, I have such a hard time finding it--more stores should have it!They are just the greatest!

Friday, June 25, 1999 - 2:15:29 PM
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Tuesday, June 22, 1999 - 6:54:45 PM
Message from: Lynette F. D'Agnelli

Manhattan Special is by far the best beverage ever created. It is such ashame that more vendors do not carry the precious liquid. Lynette F. D'Agnelli can also be reached at:

Sunday, June 20, 1999 - 10:58:18 PM
Message from: John Demetrio

Manhattan Special is the best drink invented. You can have it for Breakfest, Lunch or Dinner and never get sick of it.John Demetrio can also be reached at:

Thursday, June 17, 1999 - 10:47:40 PM
Message from: PHIL S.

I love this drink. i have it very often and i am very proud of the company and with its product. thank you.PHIL S. can also be reached at:

Thursday, June 17, 1999 - 10:41:22 PM
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Friday, June 11, 1999 - 10:58:53 PM
Message from: Richard Raitio

My friend got some of your diet coffee soda over in Palm Beach. that stuff is great I'm calling you in the morning to fined out who has it localy.Richard Raitio can also be reached at:

Wednesday, June 2, 1999 - 8:30:33 PM
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Tuesday, June 1, 1999 - 10:10:01 AM
Message from: Thomas J. Dolan

at Helping H.A.N.D.S.Thomas J. Dolan can also be reached at:

Monday, May 10, 1999 - 3:08:15 PM
Message from: Joe Corey

hi...just visited your site, and it looks very interesting.Joe Corey can also be reached at:

Tuesday, April 27, 1999 - 10:44:52 AM
Message from: Michael Vitale

I love manhattan special. The diet manhattan is the best. If I'm in the mood for a flavor I have to have the cherry soda. Can't be beat. Michael Vitale can also be reached at:

Thursday, April 22, 1999 - 5:12:15 PM
Message from: Jim Kieffer

Hello there! I recently moved back to NYC from Atlanta, and I can honestly say that one of the things that I missed the most was Manhattan Special Espresso Soda. I am glad to be back in the big apple where I can find a bottle on every corner. Thanks.Jim Kieffer can also be reached at:

Wednesday, March 24, 1999 - 2:13:29 PM
Message from: Janet M. Connell

I absolutely love MANHATTAN SPECIAL espresso coffee soda. Unfortunately since moving to the Tampa, Fl. area, I have been unable to find it at the grocery store. I`ve put in special orders at the Publix supermarket chain, to no avail. I`ll be the first to order online when you get it up and running. So, please HURRY and get it set up.Janet M. Connell can also be reached at:

Saturday, March 6, 1999 - 2:00:41 AM
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Monday, March 1, 1999 - 12:30:13 AM
Message from: James Speranza

The Manhattan Special Coffee Soda is the best soda in the world. It is the original Coffee Soda. I can't live without it!!!! Try the other flavors too. They are just as good.James Speranza can also be reached at:

Wednesday, February 24, 1999 - 11:41:33 PM
Message from: Tito Pecoraro

Let me tell you this, there is nothing better than a ICE COLD Manhattan Special - anytime of the day ! This is TRULLY the BEST coffee soda !Tito Pecoraro can also be reached at:

Wednesday, February 24, 1999 - 4:58:39 PM
Message from: David Console

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Saturday, February 13, 1999 - 12:48:12 AM
Message from:
Rosalind Braunstein

I love Manhattan Special, especially with milk.Rosalind Braunstein can also be reached at: