Our Guest Book

Write a new entry for the Guestbook

 
 
 
 
Fields marked with * are required.
Your E-mail address will not be published.
1472 entries.
Joey wrote on August 22, 2011 at 11:17 pm:
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.
Linda Z wrote on August 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm:
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!!
joseph chiappetto wrote on August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm:
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.
Mike DiPalma wrote on August 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm:
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.
Sheri Lynn Abruscato Baker wrote on August 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm:
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.. 🙂
jose ortiz wrote on August 1, 2011 at 6:29 pm:
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.
Juana Barroco wrote on July 31, 2011 at 2:50 am:
It's a flavour that takes me back to so many memories! Juana juanabarroco0@gmail.com
Frankie B wrote on July 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm:
Bst drink ever!!!!! Brooklyn Boy.
James Mignogna wrote on July 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm:
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.
Dr. Stephanie Desiderio wrote on July 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm:
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!
Elana wrote on July 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm:
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
golezard wrote on July 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm:
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 (aka...coffee pop for those of yinz from around here) knowing I love espresso...wow...its 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!!
JASON OLSEN wrote on July 3, 2011 at 5:32 am:
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.
Arlene Bonomo wrote on June 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm:
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!
Michael Imbriani wrote on June 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm:
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!
Fema Birtch wrote on June 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm:
Best soda ever, its my morning wake up. Please don't change anything!!!
Linda Monaghan wrote on May 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm:
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.
Tana Adde Chase wrote on May 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm:
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.
Donna Miles wrote on May 26, 2011 at 11:06 am:
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 !!!
Laura Ferrante wrote on May 19, 2011 at 12:17 pm:
BEST EVER!!!!
Jimmy Bello wrote on March 28, 2011 at 2:51 am:
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
Bob Penna wrote on March 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm:
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!!
Irene Ferranti wrote on March 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm:
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 🙂
mike clu wrote on March 14, 2011 at 6:28 pm:
as i was growing up in the 1940's,50's,60's.my 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 2011.now i have to buy it by the case(4 cases per month),cause i live some distance from a distributer.
Kim Trozzi wrote on February 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm:
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.
Connie wrote on February 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm:
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
Andrew Sangkala wrote on February 24, 2011 at 9:24 am:
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!
Che wrote on February 17, 2011 at 12:45 am:
Love the flavor of the Manhattan Special. chancyca@lattc.edu
Joe wrote on February 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm:
Just found Manhattan Special Orange - Love It!
Carolyn L wrote on January 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm:
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!
Bill Scher wrote on January 16, 2011 at 7:42 pm:
Simply the most perfect food ever...especially the diet version of Espresso Coffee Soda!! I'm hooked.
Louis t Caiafa wrote on January 16, 2011 at 1:48 pm:
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.
Joe Montana wrote on January 13, 2011 at 8:51 pm:
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......
john n wrote on January 13, 2011 at 8:35 am:
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 special.today they have it on tap and it brings back memories from when i was a kid on henry street between degraw and sackett streets.my wife still has her business there "the bike shop" and we go there as much as possible.
Annette wrote on January 11, 2011 at 6:18 pm:
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
ellen wrote on January 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm:
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.
Jimi Patricola wrote on January 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm:
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.
Eric C. wrote on January 3, 2011 at 4:04 am:
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!
Joseph Cantatore wrote on December 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm:
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!!
Ron Maiden wrote on December 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm:
Just had it for the first time in Capra's Deli. It's awesome!
Camille Pagnotta wrote on December 13, 2010 at 7:53 am:
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 ! !
Steve Southworth wrote on November 29, 2010 at 12:33 am:
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 !
Rosemarie in SC wrote on November 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm:
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.
ANTHONY LUBRANO wrote on November 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm:
HI I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I LOVE MANHATTAN SPECIAL I,M 50 YEARS OF AGE I WOULD SAVE MY PENNYS TO GO TOTHE CORNER STORE JUST TO HAVE A MANHATTAN SPECIAL EVEN AS A LITTLE GUY I THOUGHT AND STILL THINK ITS GREAT WHEN I MOVED OUT OF NY TO LOUISVILLE I COULDNT GET IT SO I WOULD BRING CASES BACK TO LOUISVILLE AND TURNED PEOPLE ON TO IT I,M BACK IN NYC AND HAPPY AGAIN I CAN GET MY MANHATTAN SPECIAL .I WAS RECENTLY IN CANADA AND WENT INTO A ITALIAN DELI IN TORONTO I HAD MANHATTAN SPECIAL WITH ME I GAVE ONE TO THE OWNER MAY I SAY HE LOVED IT GAVE HIM ANOTHER BOTTLE FOR HIMSELF WELL THANKS FOR THE YEARS OF JOY YOURS TRULY ANTHONY
thomas gangi wrote on November 17, 2010 at 9:13 pm:
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 I.ve 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'
Palma wrote on November 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm:
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.
Annie Mac wrote on October 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm:
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!
Carmellina SanTafranitello wrote on October 17, 2010 at 11:35 pm:
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
David Cerbone wrote on October 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm:
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!
Jon Bonesteel wrote on October 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm:
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!
Anthony Kateridge Sr wrote on October 8, 2010 at 11:45 am:
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.
Joseph Sposito wrote on September 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm:
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!
Darren R. Dellaglio wrote on September 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm:
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!
Debbie Lemmo wrote on September 7, 2010 at 1:18 pm:
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.
David Orenstein wrote on September 6, 2010 at 12:17 am:
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!
Linda Cardiello wrote on September 5, 2010 at 10:28 am:
I lve in central Florida is there any place that sells Manhattan Special sodas? Oh what memories!
Daniel Boccio wrote on September 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm:
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.
Joe Demalderis wrote on September 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm:
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!
Enrico G wrote on September 2, 2010 at 9:04 am:
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.
Sandra Grijalva wrote on August 29, 2010 at 1:07 am:
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.
rhonda klein wrote on August 28, 2010 at 8:29 am:
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
Mr. Ginn wrote on August 20, 2010 at 10:38 pm:
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.
tracer43 wrote on August 3, 2010 at 2:35 am:
i'm in agreement with brookly girl 7/28/10 post: would love no sugar, no splenda, no nothing version.
Brooklyn Girl wrote on July 28, 2010 at 1:15 pm:
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.
Patty Ruggiero Danilchuk wrote on July 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm:
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!
Frances Normoyle wrote on July 20, 2010 at 3:42 am:
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!
Alex Lippard wrote on July 17, 2010 at 9:00 am:
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.
Mike Rizzo wrote on July 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm:
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.
A Cohen wrote on July 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm:
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!!!!!
Kerry wrote on July 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm:
The Pure Espresso Soda is delicious. I just love it. Even the diet version is great. Doesn't even taste like diet soda.
Jillian Jancar wrote on July 15, 2010 at 1:26 am:
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!
Robert (Bob) Macaluso wrote on July 11, 2010 at 6:54 am:
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.
Chris C wrote on July 6, 2010 at 7:41 pm:
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!
Peter wrote on July 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm:
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
Ross Baker wrote on July 1, 2010 at 6:59 pm:
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
edie gautier zareck 6/22/10 wrote on June 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm:
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!!
Nicole R wrote on June 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm:
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.
Vincent DeNigris wrote on June 15, 2010 at 3:01 am:
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!!!
Steve M wrote on June 13, 2010 at 4:02 pm:
Love your Espresso Coffee Soda. Hate your baseball team 🙂 Steve from Boston
Jeff Kasman wrote on June 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm:
Living in Florida 15 years from Coney Island.Finally found Manhattan Special. I'm stayin'
Ann R. K. wrote on May 31, 2010 at 12:22 am:
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!
Gina C. Charlotte, NC wrote on May 28, 2010 at 9:30 am:
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 🙂
Mark Miller wrote on May 26, 2010 at 11:28 am:
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!
Jack Paras wrote on May 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm:
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!
Julian wrote on May 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm:
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.
Dennis Amaral wrote on May 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm:
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.
Maria Buonocore wrote on May 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm:
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!
anita Pollioni-D'Amico wrote on May 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm:
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.
Tony Rifas-Mitchell wrote on May 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm:
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 :]
Jason Adams wrote on May 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm:
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.
Cliff Schwartz wrote on May 8, 2010 at 1:55 am:
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!
Mike Cacace wrote on May 4, 2010 at 11:03 am:
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.
patty caamano wrote on April 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm:
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 🙂
John and Josephine Passaro wrote on April 18, 2010 at 11:37 am:
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!
Basil Hirniak wrote on April 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm:
I love your product. Will it ever be available in England? Hope So!
Lisa wrote on April 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm:
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
tony vigna wrote on April 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm:
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.
LCpl Carlsen, Albert S. (USMC) wrote on March 16, 2010 at 8:32 am:
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
Derek Andersen wrote on February 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm:
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.
Alexander wrote on February 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm:
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.



Copyright 2018. Manhattan Special
All Rights Reserved.