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Jerry Dee wrote on August 15, 2007 at 12:09 am:
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 ?
Frankie V. wrote on August 11, 2007 at 7:54 pm:
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?
Sandra Cogliandro Phipps wrote on August 8, 2007 at 10:24 am:
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!!!!
Dominick DiCarlo wrote on August 7, 2007 at 9:55 pm:
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
Buddy Castellitto wrote on August 7, 2007 at 7:02 pm:
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.
Stuart Taranto wrote on August 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm:
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!
Joanne Bascetta wrote on August 3, 2007 at 8:47 pm:
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!.
donna molina wrote on August 1, 2007 at 5:54 pm:
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.
Anthony Lamonaca wrote on August 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm:
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!
Joseph Lowett wrote on August 1, 2007 at 11:31 am:
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.
Dave Narvaez wrote on July 31, 2007 at 1:44 pm:
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?
Anthony Pecora wrote on July 30, 2007 at 3:33 pm:
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.
Denesh Mayar wrote on July 28, 2007 at 9:40 am:
Great coffee, had some on a NYC visit Not sure of the mix to serve (Milk, Ice Cream / Reg Cream................
Margaret Masso wrote on July 25, 2007 at 3:40 pm:
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!
Anna Marco wrote on July 20, 2007 at 4:58 pm:
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.
ron feldman wrote on July 17, 2007 at 9:04 pm:
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!!!!!!!
Madeline Faiella wrote on July 17, 2007 at 2:14 pm:
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 :}
Anthony Iorio wrote on July 17, 2007 at 12:00 pm:
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 tony@insidercarsecrets.com
anthony domino wrote on July 14, 2007 at 6:37 pm:
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 adomino1@tampabay.rr.com thanks manhattan brewing company your the greatest.
Donna Digregorio wrote on July 10, 2007 at 12:18 am:
There is nothing better then a Manhattan Special
Gunnar Hj?arsson wrote on July 4, 2007 at 4:46 pm:
Greetings from Iceland! Just had your sarsaparilla (ordered through the internet) and it was good! Keep up the good work.
Maryanne Alfano wrote on July 3, 2007 at 10:37 am:
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
Claudette Souza wrote on June 29, 2007 at 5:20 pm:
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.
Jean Ann Donnel wrote on June 29, 2007 at 12:38 am:
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?
Joe Scalzo wrote on June 27, 2007 at 6:39 pm:
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!!!!
Michael wrote on June 26, 2007 at 12:44 am:
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.
Janet Breen wrote on June 20, 2007 at 11:51 am:
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.
Joe Perconti wrote on June 19, 2007 at 10:50 am:
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
Nick Buglino wrote on June 18, 2007 at 7:51 pm:
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.
Raymond Domaleski wrote on June 15, 2007 at 8:02 pm:
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!!
ray galazzo wrote on June 15, 2007 at 11:56 am:
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! raygalazzo@verizon.net
LINDA VARGAS wrote on June 12, 2007 at 9:57 pm:
I WAS RAISED IN PARK SLOP BROOKLYN,THEN MOVED TO BENSONHURST 18TH AVE, WHILE THE KIDS WERE PLAYING OUTSIDE WE WOULD SIT ON THE STOOP AND EAT BBQ CHIPS AND DRINK MANHATTAN SPECIAL ,THOSE WERE THE DAY'S ...THANK'S FOR THE GREAT DRINK.... LINDA FROM PA
June Trizzino wrote on June 7, 2007 at 12:57 pm:
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.
Monica DeMarco wrote on June 6, 2007 at 3:20 pm:
The best of the best....Please don't ever change a thing!!! Molte Grazie....Makes my taste buds dance.
Jason Morgan wrote on May 29, 2007 at 10:16 am:
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!!!!
Jack and Sonya Cleveland wrote on May 28, 2007 at 4:37 pm:
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.
Skip Henderson wrote on May 28, 2007 at 12:24 am:
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!
Maria Flumiani (Iorio) wrote on May 23, 2007 at 12:57 pm:
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.
Jo Ann Kopp wrote on May 21, 2007 at 1:39 pm:
Manhattan Special is a fantastic coffee drink. Way better than starbucks!!!
Fred Pensante wrote on May 15, 2007 at 9:50 pm:
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.
Fred Pensante wrote on May 15, 2007 at 9:44 pm:
I love your coffee soda and have been drinking it for over 50 years.
Tony Martorano wrote on May 14, 2007 at 9:52 pm:
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!
pj wrote on May 3, 2007 at 4:25 pm:
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!
Michele B wrote on April 10, 2007 at 3:39 pm:
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.
James DeSimone wrote on April 8, 2007 at 12:49 pm:
My Grandfather gave me my first taste ("Just a SIP Little Jimmy!") 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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasmike215/450878444/
Leighann Reutter wrote on April 7, 2007 at 10:57 pm:
manhattan special soda is the best soda you can get it's great any time of the year!!!
Kermit wrote on April 7, 2007 at 11:16 am:
I love Manhatten special! Been drinking it for years! Kermit flight_man44@yahoo.com
Frank Coletti wrote on April 3, 2007 at 7:16 am:
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.
Mike Termini wrote on March 31, 2007 at 2:50 pm:
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?
Americo Mastroianni wrote on March 31, 2007 at 2:47 pm:
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.
Micahael Amore wrote on March 18, 2007 at 11:04 am:
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.
Lynn Hartnett wrote on March 17, 2007 at 11:01 am:
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
Vincenzo Falcone wrote on March 15, 2007 at 2:16 pm:
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! VFalcone0526@aol.com
Nick Rapuano wrote on March 14, 2007 at 10:28 am:
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!
napoli wrote on March 13, 2007 at 1:30 pm:
E evidente che il luogo e stato fatto dalla persona che realmente conosce il mestiere!
conrad s semler wrote on March 8, 2007 at 7:13 pm:
MY GRANDFATHER WHO WAS BORN IN ITALY AND HAD A GROCERY STORE ON SKILLMAN ST./WILLOUGHBY AVE IN BROOKLYN. HE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO TURN ME ON TO MANHATTAN SPECIAL AND I'VE BEEN DRINKING IT SINCE WHENEVER AND WHEREVER I FIND IT. I AM 58 YEARS OLD NOW. I COULD NEVER GET USE TO THE LARGE BOTTLE THOUGH...TASTES SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT? I FIGURED IT HAD TO DO WITH THE MEMORIES ASSOCIATED TO THE "ORIGINAL". TO ME IT IS THE BEST EXPRESSO SODA EVER,A REMINDER OF FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MY YOUTH...LOVE IT!!!
Mark Merlucci wrote on March 5, 2007 at 2:16 am:
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!
Dennis Gaglia Jr wrote on March 1, 2007 at 6:46 pm:
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 June...it's March 1st...I'm gonna drink this one real slow.
Gloria Tang wrote on March 1, 2007 at 5:58 pm:
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!
Nick Pinkerton wrote on February 23, 2007 at 12:52 pm:
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. http://liquidmetalblog.blogspot.com/2007/02/manha ttan-special.html
peter in atlanta wrote on February 23, 2007 at 12:50 pm:
anyone know where I can get manhattan special in the atlanta area?
Dominic Napolitano / Long Island wrote on February 17, 2007 at 3:49 pm:
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.
Brooklyn born now in the keystone state wrote on February 14, 2007 at 6:42 pm:
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 peppers.it suck that i have to travel to brooklyn to get a case but its well worth the trip.
JOHN M VAIRO wrote on February 8, 2007 at 4:34 pm:
I GREW UP IN EAST HARLEM WENT TO OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CLASS OF 72 I WAS RAISED ON MAHATTAN SPECIAL AND STILL DRINK IT TO THIS DAY
Northside Philly wrote on February 2, 2007 at 11:29 pm:
Just another memory...in 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. . .
Northside Philly wrote on February 2, 2007 at 10:59 pm:
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.
Angela Cellucci wrote on February 1, 2007 at 11:23 pm:
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! ccellucci@cfl.rr.com
Andrea wrote on January 3, 2007 at 8:42 pm:
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.... 🙂
Pattie (Seattle) formerly of Flatbush wrote on December 28, 2006 at 11:30 pm:
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
Joe Bogar wrote on December 23, 2006 at 10:27 pm:
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 !
DD of White Plains wrote on December 22, 2006 at 6:23 pm:
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!!!
Denise wrote on December 20, 2006 at 9:15 am:
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... conversation...lol. 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!!!!!
Tone Pagan wrote on December 19, 2006 at 12:37 pm:
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..
southern coffee drinker wrote on December 17, 2006 at 7:49 pm:
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.
Antonio Coppola - NYC America's Walk For Diabetes wrote on December 12, 2006 at 4:08 pm:
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.
Michael Marzano wrote on December 9, 2006 at 1:23 pm:
Manhattan Special is the best! There should be a Manhattan Special store on every corner, not Starbucks.
maryann fatigate wrote on December 8, 2006 at 8:21 pm:
I tried Manhattan Special about three years ago and have been drinking it since. I Love It!
John Lombard wrote on December 3, 2006 at 1:32 pm:
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
joe soldezzo wrote on November 27, 2006 at 9:56 pm:
grew up drinking it and it tastes like home. Consistent small joy.
Daniel Watson wrote on November 26, 2006 at 10:34 pm:
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?
Michael wrote on November 21, 2006 at 5:46 pm:
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.
Louis D'Elia J.r. wrote on November 18, 2006 at 11:59 am:
the one and only coffee soda.A true Italian- American classic.Pass the prosciutto sandwich.
Madeline Faiella wrote on November 15, 2006 at 9:00 am:
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 :}
Andrea wrote on November 10, 2006 at 10:18 pm:
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.
Jay 'freak' Ciserano wrote on November 9, 2006 at 1:11 pm:
Nothing like it..... Throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream on in there. jciserano@hotmail.com
Wayne wrote on November 8, 2006 at 3:59 am:
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!
Madeline Poldrugovaz(Bamundo) wrote on November 2, 2006 at 11:15 pm:
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
RALPH FONTI wrote on November 2, 2006 at 12:28 pm:
FOUND MANHATTAN SPECIAL IN WPB FL. FEELS LIKE I AM BACK IN BROOKLYN
wrote on October 29, 2006 at 2:10 pm:
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.
b. granger wrote on October 27, 2006 at 9:18 pm:
i just found this stuff. manhattan special is just that. i now require it by the case.
Nevine wrote on October 24, 2006 at 6:14 pm:
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!!!
Neil Reich wrote on October 21, 2006 at 11:06 pm:
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.
sandy testa wrote on October 21, 2006 at 8:16 pm:
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
Madeline Faiella wrote on October 19, 2006 at 3:10 pm:
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 :}
madeline faiella wrote on October 19, 2006 at 10:50 am:
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
Theresa Cheverino - New Port Richey, FL wrote on October 17, 2006 at 11:17 pm:
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.
ESTHER L. wrote on October 17, 2006 at 5:18 pm:
Manhattan Special i use to drink it years ago it was great
Madeline Poldrugovaz wrote on October 17, 2006 at 11:57 am:
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.
Sophie Sweeney wrote on October 16, 2006 at 12:46 pm:
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 !!
madeline faiella wrote on October 13, 2006 at 7:19 pm:
Esther glickman Just to let you know that Ferdnando's is still there on Union Street still selling Manhattan Special with all there meals.



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