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!!!!
Love it !!!the best thing next to a hot espresso shot (or two). Reminds me of home -- BROOKLYN!
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?!
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.
I love, love, did I say I love your product? Been drinking this since I was a child growing up in Brooklyn!
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
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
Such an excellent product,the only thing I like more than the Espresso Soda is the company that makes it!
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 !!!!!
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!
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.
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!!!
Been drinking this since im thirteen.. Nothing better...!!!!!
My family has been drinking Manhattan Specials since the early 1900's....since moving to NJ ..it 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
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!"
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!
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.
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!!!
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
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.
Drank Manhattan Special in NYC in the late 70's and found you again in St. Pete, FL. YUMMY!
born and bred in bklyn. haven't stop drinking since 1966. when I moved to fl knew I would find u in Italian delis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am 63 years old. Born in Brooklyn. This is the best soda ever. A true Italian favorite. Always on my table
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.
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!
Have enjoyed Manhattan Special since I was a youngster. Dad had a luncheonette in Secaucus,NJ and sold your product- Very Good.
I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN BKLYN & ALWAYS WALKED TO THE FACTORY FOR MY M.S. WAS CRAZY FOR IT AS A CHILD & NOW AS A 73 YR OLD ADULT. MY FAMILY MAILS ME BOTTLES OF IT AS I LIVE IN FL NOW. I MISS MY BKLYN & ACCESS TO THE M.S CO... NOTHING LIKE MY MEMORIES OF BKLYN & MANHATTAN SPECIAL & GRAND STREET.
Just tried a bottle of Diet Espresso Coffee soda. Best coffee drink I ever tasted. Delicious
A GREAT CLASSIC DRINK.
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.
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.
Whenever I see Manhattan Special I think of my mom; whenever I drink Manhattan Special, I am back with her in sweeter times. <3
AS KIDS WE WOULD GO TO GET EITHER A PANELLA OR A VISTEDE WITH A MANATTAN SPECIAL. I DO ENJOY IT TODAY WHEN ITS AVAILABLE IN NEW JERSEY. WHEN I VISIT FAMILY IN BROOKLYN I ALWAYS MAKE IT A POINT TO BUY A FEW BOTTLES TO TAKE HOME. IT BRINGS BACK GREAT CHILDHOOD MEMORIES.
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.
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..
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 !
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!!!
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 🙂
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.
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.
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!!! :'(
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!!
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
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!
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~
Love your product, down here in Florida.. It is difficult to find, but we did "finally" find a distributor... Keep up the good work.....
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!!
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 !
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.
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!
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.
...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...
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.
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!
You can take a New York City boy (Astoria) and put him in Florida, but you can not take his Manhattan Special away.
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.
BEST SODA EVER
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
My first Bottle was about 75 yrs ago in East Harlem..drinking it since then...Thanx
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.
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.
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 !!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
outstanding coffee ,love it !!!
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
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
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.
What can I say But ThankYou!! Been Drinkin this since 1969....Going to the store to buy one now..I love u Manhattan Special!!
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
I have loved your coffee soda forever. This week I tried your Expresso Decaf & it was great1 Keep up the good work!
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!
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 onfo@firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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??
Fantastic product. Please keep producing and keep up the great work. Thanks WCH
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
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.
Still the best after all these years!