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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.
Esther Glickman wrote on October 12, 2006 at 11:03 pm:
I was so happy to find Manhattan Special at Mazzaro's in St. Petersburg, Florida. My earliest recollection is drinking it with my little Sicilian Grandmother in Brooklyn. Also at Ferdnando's on Union Street a true Sicilian delight. Parnell Specials with an iced Manhattan Special. Ahhhh lovely!! Thanks for a great product.
Madeline . M. Faiella wrote on October 12, 2006 at 9:24 am:
To One and All Did you ever pour manhattan special in the old ice trays ? To make ms ice cubes so you can suck on them while watching Roy Rogers TV show or Howdy Doody ? we lived so simple in those days lol :}
Babyann wrote on October 11, 2006 at 4:17 pm:
Hello all my father had a candy store on Summit St. and the owner personally delivered this great coffee soda there that was in the 50's
TommyB. wrote on October 11, 2006 at 2:47 pm:
I'm glad I found this site, because Manhattan Special has been talked about many times on the South Brookln Network .com site. Now many people can find out more about Manhattan Special once they find out about this. Keep up the good work.
Elena Sterling wrote on October 11, 2006 at 2:34 pm:
What exactly is in your drinks? I can't stop drinking them! I tried to limit myself to one a day but now it's continuous. Great product.
Nathaniel Scholnicoff wrote on October 11, 2006 at 12:20 pm:
I used to drink this all the time when I was i High School...It was great.
Madelin Faiella wrote on October 10, 2006 at 5:55 pm:
Manhattan Special is brooklyn thing its know far and wide from sea to sea , i cant remember not ever drinking MS with a sandwick or making an ice float with coffee soda. This year I sent 6 bottles of Manhattan Special to Burbank Calfornia to my best friend it cost me a minni fortune to send to her, but it was worth it to hear it in her voice when i call her she was a teacher in brooklyn Red Hook for about 30 years , at scared hearts and jesus & mary gramer school on hicks street. is there any deli that sells it in calf ?
Madeline. M .Faiella wrote on October 10, 2006 at 5:06 pm:
hi to one and all brooklyn
Bernice Eckersley wrote on October 9, 2006 at 3:45 am:
I was born in Manhattan and when we moved to the lower East Side (now the East Village) in 1961 La Focacceria was one door down from us and I learned to give up my ham and cheese sandwich for a Vasteddi and a Manhattan Special. I lived on that meal for six years until we moved to Brooklyn. Every time I came into Manhattan I ate lunch there. I now live in NJ and have taken my son to NY to enjoy a Manhattan Special. He loves it as I still do. He even made me buy a few bottles to take back to Jersey and kept the empty bottles. How I miss it because we don't have it here.
cathy ciorciari wrote on October 7, 2006 at 11:51 am:
I grew up in williamsberg-greenpoint. I moved to brooklyn heights when i was 10 and from there did the trek to staten island and then on to pennsylvania. I now live in florida. I was recently feeling really home sick especially after hearing that one of my cousins was selling zapolis at the mt carmel feast. my husband flew up to ny this past week and in true fashion brought me home a blast in the past. A few bottles of ms and fresh mozerrella, 4 boxes of raviolis and the best greated cheese (true love) from pastosa's. I was so happy. Dry ice is a former new yorkers best freind. So needless to say this sunday will be an authentic italian sunday complete with a good gravey, ravs and a bottle of ms gracing the table just like it did all those many years ago when i was a kid. I may be an italian jypsy but i will never forget or yorn for the traditions of my past. hey remeber playing skelsies--check out www.streetplay.com
Michelle Aversano wrote on October 5, 2006 at 11:24 pm:
As a child growing up in Brooklyn, Manhattan Special was on my Grandma's kitchen table every Sunday dinner, and every holiday. My Dad buys it and brings it to me as a gift quite often. It always brings back wonderful family memories!
eleanor lechtenberg wrote on October 4, 2006 at 10:31 am:
Imagine finding your product and realizing that we have lost 50+ years of enjoying it!!! On a recent visit to Rockaway Beach, we were introduced to it, and are now trying to locate a Boston retailer, which is where we live. Thank goodness we stocked up our car with your Espresso for the return trip. Watch out New York....we may start stockpiling!!! Eleanor Lechtenberg and Richard Jacobs.
Virginia Tromba wrote on October 4, 2006 at 10:19 am:
As a child I lived in Brooklyn a few blocks away from the Manhattan Avenue factory that produced the Manhattan Special espresso soda. From as early as I can remember;there was always a bottle of this beverage on our table-especially during holiday celebrations. This is the case even today.My children and their families all enjoy that same wonderful drink -the quality and taste are as good as ever.i never turn down a chance to drink Manhattan Special - whether it be for breakfast,lunch or dinner or merely as a pick me up refresher.
Paul Amalfitano wrote on October 2, 2006 at 6:43 pm:
My father grew up in Brooklyn and loved your product. Now I bring it to family and friends everywhere to show them a product that kicks Starbucks Butt! Thanks for a great product. Keep it up.
Honora Price wrote on October 2, 2006 at 12:47 am:
I grew up with Manhattan Special & didn't realize HOW special it was until I moved down to D.C. & couldn't find it anymore. I finally found an Italian specialty store that sold it but then they went out of business. This stuff is not only fabulously delicious (and makes a great ice cream soda), but I have no doubt that it saved my life many times. Nothing kept me awake during back and forth trips between NY and Virginia like Manhattan Special, and I had to do a lot of them caring for elderly relatives. 2 Manhattan Specials were better than any amphetamine could be - if I'd had no sleep at all it'd take 4. This soda ROCKS.
Joe Chiaravalloti alias Joe Bananas wrote on September 29, 2006 at 3:30 pm:
Wow Lots of people from Brooklyn in this guest book. Hey to the guy moving to Phoenix Arizona . u can get some Manhattan spdecial at the New York Bakery West on Grand ave Just south of Bell rd. It is the best coffee drink ever !!!!
Anthony Mancini wrote on September 28, 2006 at 9:50 am:
Wow, i just had my first espresso coffee soda, it was amazing, i want to trty all of the manhattan special products now.
Randy A Goldberg MD wrote on September 22, 2006 at 1:24 am:
I've loved Manhattan Special all my life. I was thrilled to see the introduction of the diet decaffeinated product, as I can no longer tolerate sugar or caffeine. It tastes just as good as the original!
Anthony Riveccio wrote on September 20, 2006 at 10:35 pm:
Because of your web sight, I have re-newed an aquantance with someone I knew over 40 years ago Thank you Manhattan Special. BTW...still and always will be a devoted MS drinker!! HI LINDA!
Cheryl Giuga wrote on September 11, 2006 at 11:49 pm:
I truly love your soda since 1973 and when i was pregnant with my son in 2000 that's all i was drinking and now he loves it so it three generations of family cause my mother also loves it we are native New Yorker's And we will always LOVE "MANHATTAN SPECIAL" it's what NEW YORK CITY stands for if your a REAL NEW YORKER like i am then the only drink for u is MANHATTAN SPECIAL.
Stuart Sklar wrote on September 3, 2006 at 2:16 pm:
This is the first time in 18 years I've returned to N.Y.C for more than a weekend in the city. This time I had a chance to grocery shop. I spoted Manhattat Special on the shelf. A flood of taste memories came back to me. I bought some and found that my memories were not clouded by time. Manhattan Special is as good as ever. Will I beable to ever live without it again? Where can I find it in south Florida?
Maria Indovina wrote on September 1, 2006 at 11:46 am:
I love Manhattan Specials!
Gregory Van Horn wrote on August 30, 2006 at 3:42 pm:
As a young boy I lived in Brooklyn on Withers Street a few blocks away from the factory. Next door to me was a soda distributor in the early 1960's where my grandmother Sue would always get a few bottles to have around. I always managed to sneak a glass (since it has caffeine and I was not allowed to drink coffee). The taste was great and to this day I still love it. My cousin Peter DArienzo wrote in 1999, I enjoy introducing it to my friends and neighbors. The only ones who do not appreciate it are my in- laws. I had the same experience with my in- laws. I have since moved out of New York into State College, PA (Nittany Lion Country) and have managed to find an Italian Pork store that carries Manhattan Special. Thank you Jesus!!! I cant wait to let my kids try it!!
Frederic S.Wilson wrote on August 29, 2006 at 12:49 pm:
This soda is the best in the world!! I've moved from the N.Y. area 10+ years ago, so every chance I get to hop a flight back home I never forget to bring a few back w/me (post 911)!! Now I'm thinking 'Distributorship'for the Atlanta area!!!
louis v. borriello wrote on August 28, 2006 at 4:46 pm:
I LOVE YOUR COFFEE SODA ALL MY LIFE. I wish i could find it in Tn. THANK-YOU
George A Burke wrote on August 27, 2006 at 7:49 am:
Its great to see that Quality still means something. Thanks
Ben Brown wrote on August 26, 2006 at 11:38 pm:
Love your product !! Are t shirts available ?
Michael Eddi wrote on August 24, 2006 at 2:00 pm:
I have always liked Manhattan Special, ever since my grandmother gave it to me without telling my mother. Actually drinking a bottle of it right now as I type. Love the espresso soda, even been trying the rest of the flavors now. Its as Brooklyn as you can get.
Matt Evanac wrote on August 24, 2006 at 12:06 am:
Im a senior in high school, I was introduced to it at age 8. Since then, It has become a regular part of my daily life. Since freshman year, I'd stop at the corner store, and pick up 2 bottles, and finish them by the time the bell rings. They are refreshing at anytime of day, and are in a completely different standard than your average cola. I hope to keep MS as a drink that I can introduce to my own family in the future.
Michael Sottile wrote on August 22, 2006 at 3:13 pm:
Ever since i can remember MS has been part of the Sottile family.There wasn,t a day that grandma did not have MS in the house.Saturday morning my job was to bring the empty's back to the store and buy more MS.At that time we would get 2 cents on a bottle, and i got to keep it,"big money in those days" Today our beautiful grandmother is gone, but the tradition goes on. We always have MS it in the house, and for all our family party's.Thank you for all the years we had of enjoying your wonderful soda.
Vincent Emilio wrote on August 21, 2006 at 12:33 am:
We sold MS in our Focacceria on Henry St (Pannelli, Arancine, Vasteddi & Cazzilli) starting in 1947 until my father retired in 1980. That's when I got addicted to it. We still stop in Brooklyn every Saturday for lunch at Ferdinando's Focacceria on Union St who has MS on tap! On our way back to Westchester we stock up at Beverage World in Greenpoint for ourselves, our son and daughter. Every time my wife and I share a bottle we invariably look at each other, smack our lips, and simultaneously say "The nectar of the Gods." Keep it coming, your product is a great Italian American tradition and icon.
Traci R.; wrote on August 18, 2006 at 1:49 pm:
I just love your Cherry Soda; I had it delivered to me in the mail from a company in California about two weeks ago. I like the unique flavor and the carbonation is superb.
JIMI B wrote on August 18, 2006 at 11:36 am:
Officer James McCrystal, NJDOC (Retired) wrote on August 17, 2006 at 1:54 pm:
Am originally from Brooklyn, and I think I was bottle-fed on Manhattan Special. Now that I'm in Central Florida, I was almost brought to tears when I found a small Italian shop in a far away flea market that sold fresh ravioli and Manhattan Special. I am looking for a closer retailer to Orlando, though. THANK YOU for a wonderful product! - Jim sentinel762@yahoo.com
Wesley Dumont wrote on August 17, 2006 at 10:44 am:
After years of living in New York, I finally tried Manhattan Special. I'm sorry I waited so long. You should have had hundreds of my dollars for years. Thanks for the simple, all-natural ingredient list. the first thing I looked at and I hope it never changes.
ANTHONY FERDINANDO wrote on August 16, 2006 at 2:18 pm:
When I was a child I lived on withers st. between graham and humboldt sts.and we always had coffee soda in the fridge! I now live in florida and till this day manhattan special is one of my favorite drinks!
Paige wrote on August 12, 2006 at 10:07 pm:
I wish i could find this wonderful beverage in the State of South Carolina, especially in the Upstate region. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
Mark Lane- Little Neck, New York wrote on August 11, 2006 at 4:10 pm:
I have been driniking your espresso soda for years. Working in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area for almost 20 years, your products were always easy to find. Ten years later, I see your products now in most supermarkets in Queens and Long Island near where I live and work. I find adding cold milk to the Manhattan Special is a much tastier,refreshing,and inexpensive drink than what the coffee chains popping up all over the neighborhoods are offering. Thanks for a great product that's been around as long as I can remember.
ROBERT CRACCHIOLO wrote on August 8, 2006 at 6:36 pm:
Ray M, North Carolina wrote on August 5, 2006 at 12:18 pm:
just recently I gave my 18 year old son a bottle and I said to him before there was STARBUCKS, there was Manhattan Special, and he said what's that? I said; "taste this' and he said " ooh, That's good"....and the rest is history...oh and by the way the man who has these STARBUCKS going up everywhere and now is the CEO and Chairman, drank Manhattan Special when he was a kid ...that's right, and he's from Brooklyn, NY.....What a small world
Ray M, North Carolina wrote on August 5, 2006 at 12:10 pm:
The Great Taste lives On........I grew up in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. Yes going to Annunciation Catholic School and then on the way home crossing Metro Ave. and stopping at Lillies Candy store and getting a egg cream or splurging for Manhattan Special was the day, Then walk up Havemeyer St and you got home and you had the energy to go outside and hang with the girls and the guys...But the best was going to the McCarren Pool, and then taking the long walk up Roebling and stoping for the Manhattan Special bottle and oh did the walk feel great... Just Recently, I was delighted
Damian L wrote on August 4, 2006 at 5:24 pm:
Manhattan Special is so good that it made me actualy log onto it's web site to check it out. I've had it for years in NYC but today I was just over the Brewster line into CT and stopped at Milanos deli. Soprassata, Cappicola, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and a little mayo on a sesame grinder....with a Manhaatan Special...followe by a Torrone...nothing better in the world....it's good to be Italian.
LisaMarie wrote on August 3, 2006 at 1:36 am:
I have been drinking this stuff since I was a teenager..delicious! http://www.potenza-creations.com
joe R wrote on August 1, 2006 at 8:58 am:
tried it for the first time the best
John F. wrote on August 1, 2006 at 8:51 am:
Truly,nothing beats an ice cold, old fashioned Manhattan Special with an old style thin n crispy pizza found at Valentinos pizzeria on 86th st.& 17th ave. Bklyn. N.Y. I discovered it because of an artical below.I go all over the city to find the old style pizza that goes well with a Manhattan Special. Now I dont have to look much further; I go right to Valentinos pizzeria. Thank you for this web site Manahttan Special.
John Gangemi wrote on July 29, 2006 at 5:48 pm:
Growing up in Staten Island MS was always around. I now live in Atlanta and have to seek it out at a few stores that carry it.Why dont you make it more widely available? There is an obvious demand for coffee beverages everywhere, MS is by far much better than Coke Blak.
Elizabeth P wrote on July 29, 2006 at 12:10 pm:
I just posted a message and mentioned Galco's in Los Angeles. I then read some posts and saw that some of you want to have Manhattan Special shipped to you. Galco's ships Manhattan Special. It is not cheap, but it is worth it if you love MS as much as I do. www.sodapopstop.com
Elizabeth P wrote on July 29, 2006 at 11:59 am:
I am originally from Queens and I grew up with Manhattan special. It is difficult to find it in upstate New York - where I live now. I am currently in California on a contract and was estatic to find Manhattan Special at Galco's in Los Angeles. They don't have the iced coffee flavors - I would like to try those. They have all the sodas though. I sometimes add a little bit of milk to the coffee soda to make it fizz up and have a little different flavor. I think I am going to have to pop open a bottle now that I am just thinking of it.
Carrie Borsellino Laxson wrote on July 28, 2006 at 11:30 pm:
I had the pleasure of drinking your Espresso Soda last Saturday, while on visit to Jimmy's Italian Food Market in Dallas, Texas. That has to be the best soda I have ever tasted and I would love to be able to buy some online, by the case! It was so refreshing and I love the fact that you use real coffee, not coffee flavor and honest to goodness sugar, not corn syrup. It makes all the difference and I can't wait to have another one.
Michael Sparacio wrote on July 28, 2006 at 5:11 pm:
My father Dr. Sparacio told me to try Manhattan Special and I fell in love with it. Nothing is quite as tasting and refreshing as Manhattan Special on ice with a little milk. Michael
Nick Oliveri wrote on July 28, 2006 at 2:00 pm:
Just finished an ICE COLD Manhattan Special and 2 slices at Valentino's Pizza on 86th Street in Brooklyn, New York. The best pizza in Brooklyn and the best coffee soda on earth. Never has a combination of food and beverage tasted so right!
Carol Devine wrote on July 27, 2006 at 9:11 pm:
I no longer live in New York but in Florida. I MISS Coffee Soda. Please make it available for purchase online !! My favorite drink of all time, Manhattan Special Coffee Soda =)
John C wrote on July 27, 2006 at 3:44 pm:
I miss my MS. One of my earliest memories is going to the Half Moon in the Bronx for a slice and an MS with Grandma. Now its the Full Moon, but the last time I went back, no MS... I almost cried. I live in Southern Cal now and cant find it anywhere. There was a place in Little Italy in San Diego that used to have a sign up, but I think he took it down rather than have to tell me "No, I dont have any" every time I went in. LA is sadly lacking much in the way of an Italian section or even much good deli. I have heard about a place called Mario's in Glendale, but haven't had a chance to visit. I figure the longer I delay, the longer I can hope that I may walk in and find my beloved bottle (with the new look) waiting for me, my one and only... until then I depend on my brothers' shipments every couple of months, unless someone can point me to a local source...
libertine b. wrote on July 21, 2006 at 9:33 pm:
Tried it for the first time this year! I live near Smith St and 2 St in Brooklyn, where two deli's carry the 10oz bottles. [Who's jealous?] Since I first brought it home, my apartment has consumed 2-6 bottles of it daily. Amazing taste for $1.50 apiece. I'll have to check out the bottling plant up in Williamsburg. One thought... the colored labels for the different flavors are not colorblind-unfriendly - the red and the green look identical, but red's for regular and green's for diet decaf... we have some unwanted bottles of diet decaf if anyone wants to come get them... heh... I've never seen the large bottles anywhere, either.
Anthony Rocco Guarino wrote on July 19, 2006 at 7:25 pm:
I'm sitting here in Fishkill, NY (Dutchess County) right now drinking Manhattan Special with my Pop (he's got the diet one). I've been drinking it as far back as I can remember. There's nothing like it in the world (and I've been around it). I now live in Los Angeles, CA and there's nowhere to get it. As a matter of fact, there's not even a Little Italy, or any kind of Italian area that I know of, in Los Angeles. I make it home once or twice a year and always try to make it down to Mulberry Street to pick some up. Anyone know where I can get it in Southern California? I can't wait to try the new flavors, but the original will always be close to my heart. Which is right above my belly. -Rocco
Diane Rao wrote on July 18, 2006 at 5:38 pm:
My aunt had a candy store on 116st in NY. We always had a MS and a pretzel. My sisters & I went back for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel feast and then went to the BX and bought as many as we could find. I live in the Lake George area and no one even knows what a MS is, can you tell me where I can found them.
MaryAnn wrote on July 14, 2006 at 3:16 pm:
Hi Live upstate NY, near LkGeorge. I am originally from the city. I was wonder ing is there anywhere up here that sells Manhattan Soda. I usually have to wait for a family member to come up to get some.
LINDA wrote on July 12, 2006 at 5:44 pm:
I grew up in greenpoint and drank manhattan special every day.I moved to phoenix AZ and yesterday i came across a pizza place so i went in to get somthing cold to drink and there it was right in front of me,i asked where did they get it from they said they fly it in from new york.i bought all 24 bottles and asked if they would call me when they reorder so i can buy more.it's 45 miles from where i live. I found my manhattan special and it's worth every dime and mile.
Roberta DeRogatis wrote on July 8, 2006 at 11:05 am:
I look forward to my Manhattan special daily. When my husband passed away last summer, I purchased 25 cases to take with me to Florida to make sure I still had my Manhattan!
Diane wrote on July 5, 2006 at 11:20 pm:
I grew up living right next door to the factory and on a good day when the wind would blow just right you could smell the wonderful smell of coffee coming from the factory and hear the bottles going around and around on the conveyer belt,boy how I miss the good old days. I still drink the wonderful soda that came from there.
brooklyn girl wrote on July 3, 2006 at 5:28 pm:
to the person whos looking for manhattan special in SC: you cant find any here in NC and I ve been here 4 months, we took about 4 cases with us and are now finished, I guess its time to go home and get more. By the way the Marines love it. God bless america and happy 4th. God bless all our troops!
Marilyn Bock wrote on July 1, 2006 at 3:48 pm:
I just found you after searching for years.. The first time was when I was in Brooklyn about 20 years ago, I can still remember the wonderful flavor...Now in Florida, here you are.... Thank goodness....
catherine inserillo wrote on June 30, 2006 at 11:52 pm:
We love Manhattan Special. It is the best!! I grew up in the Bronx and just love it. We now live in Long Island and thankfully we are still able to find it. We may be moving to South Carolina {Greenville area}, is there anywhere in that area that we can find it? Please help!!!!!!!!
Elliot Kriegsman wrote on June 30, 2006 at 11:26 pm:
Dear Manhattan Specialistas; I recently read the ingredients on a bottle of new Coca Cola Black, their coffee soda. They gotta be kiddin'! There's only one real coffee soda - Manhattan Special!
Jennifer Cuadrado wrote on June 29, 2006 at 12:40 pm:
I don't remember a time when Manhattan Special was not on the table at a family gathering. My grandma would come over on her day off and bring ham and fresh mozzarella for sandwiches which we washed down with our esspresso sodas. I remember drinkin them at "way too young to have coffee" age and now my 6 year old daughter steals sips from my 4-5 bottles a day like i did from my mom....aaaaahhhhhhhh tradition.
Scott Breslow wrote on June 29, 2006 at 9:19 am:
It's no starbucks chilled beverage and that's a good thing. I have searched and Manhattan Special is the best I can find. I'm hooked.
yvonne beaumier wrote on June 25, 2006 at 7:49 am:
the first time i every tasted the espresso coffee soda i was very impressed with the flavor and i am hooked for life.
KENNY WEISS wrote on June 25, 2006 at 7:05 am:
Zeabo wrote on June 24, 2006 at 1:43 pm:
I remember when I was about 15 years old and I had finished off a six pack of the little nips of Manhattan Special. I finally fell a sleep at 7 a.m. next morning. LOL... 40 yrs. now and I'll always have a big bottle in our fridge . Nothing goes better with an Italian combo hero!!!!
Gina Giano wrote on June 24, 2006 at 12:18 pm:
OLMC feast is comming on july 6th. What better way to have A delicous Manhattan special with a sausage sandwhich or with some zeppoli. Out of town people called the soda coffee no its coffee soda hello. I have memories of passing the factory on manhattan ave and inhalling that beautiful scent and watching the bottles fill up as a little girl. So come to the feast, get your sandwich watch the gilio and drink liquid gold manhattan special.Lets go mets, this is the year, sorry yankee fans, this is our year!
L Moraski wrote on June 22, 2006 at 6:08 pm:
The best way to enjoy a manhattan special is to dunk a pretzel rod right into the bottle. We used to buy thse pretzels for 5 cents and sit on the stoop and enjoy ourselves they are also excellent with knishes memories of the 70s.
brother joseph mussa wrote on June 21, 2006 at 8:00 am:
Absolutely the best. Better than wine!
Michael Norton wrote on June 20, 2006 at 1:26 pm:
Had a 10 ounce bottle of regular expresso few months back and fell in love with it. This past weekend stopped in at an Italian deli and purchased 4 10 ounce bottles of the diet version. Damn you guys are good. So happy there are stores in South Florida which carry this beverage. Best cold coffee beverage on the planet.
Denise McElhinney wrote on June 19, 2006 at 10:29 pm:
Everytime I have a bottle of Manhattan Special it brings me back to when I was a child, visiting my grandfather in his pool hall on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx. There is no better tasting soda!!
Robert Bernhard wrote on May 11, 2006 at 9:07 pm:
I played for the Manhattan Special little league team in Greenpoint, NY in 1961 and 1962. I have been drinking Manhattan Special soda for over 40 years.
Alan K. Lewis wrote on May 11, 2006 at 4:31 pm:
Well, I didn't grow up in the city, I grew up on a farm (and wrote the children's book of the same title) so I never had this wonderful product until one day about 15 years ago, I was working on a landscape job for some folks who have a country home in upstate N.Y. They offered me a Manhattan Special. Now that made my day! I love the clean, pure coffee flavor and the "perk-me- up" it gives. I can't wait to try the new flavors. Keep up the good work.
Christine De Angelis wrote on May 10, 2006 at 10:41 pm:
Wow, talk about memories! I remember drinking this when I ordered Italian hot dogs at Jackie's Lemon Ice in Belleville, NJ. Real hot dogs with peppers, onions, and potatoes...not boiled wienies with kraut(which I like, too). MMMM!!! I really don't drink soda much, but I love this coffee soda! Coca-Cola doesn't have anything on it! The only place in Houston I've seen it is at Spec's downtown, and every time I go, they only have one or two bottles left. Boo, hiss.
Claudia wrote on May 9, 2006 at 5:21 pm:
I grew up om Long Island and now live in North Carolina. My brother and I have great childhood memories of walking to the 7 eleven from Nana's in Bellrose to get a manhattan special. We finslly found a store near us who sells them and it is like a little piece of our past. Thanks.. ps. I like mine with a little bit of chocolate milk in it. yummmm
Marie Rossi wrote on May 9, 2006 at 2:51 pm:
I grew up in the Bronx and had to have Manhattan Special all the time. I just love it, don't drink coffe, but love my Manhattan Special. When I moved to Rockland County, I would go back to the Bronx and always brought some back home with me. Now, luckily, we have it here too. Caroline, DeCicco Marketplace in New City sells it. There is nothing like a good "hero" and a Manhattan Special to wash it down!!!
Angela Cellucci wrote on May 8, 2006 at 3:44 pm:
Just wanted to let everyone know...if you are a DIE HARD MANHATTAN SPECIAL gotta have it person like me...and live in the Winter Springs or Oviedo part of Central Florida, you are in luck...a great little Italian Deli in the Home Depot Plaza (Oviedo) carries it. You can buy singles or the large bottles ice cold right from their cooler...folks...you just haven't lived until you've had that ESPRESSO KICK from a bottle of Manhattan Special... I'm a former Bronx girl...raised on the stuff...now in Florida...
Becca Smith (formerly Rebecca Rodriguez) wrote on May 3, 2006 at 5:03 pm:
I've been drinking Manhattan Special for over 25 years. Visited Brooklyn last week and had to bring a bottle back to South Carolina to share with my husband and son. My son loves it!!!! He's 10 and is already asking if we can order it for special occasions. Could be a bribe for good grades? 🙂 I think I may have stumbled onto something. I sure hope we can order this drink online. Manhattan Special brings back special memories of home,grandparents,friends and good times. I love this drink. Thank you for making it after all these years!!!
Mary Ann Klaus wrote on May 3, 2006 at 4:41 pm:
I miss this drink. When I make trips back to L.I. or Brooklyn I always make sure I pick up a case of Manhattan Special (10 oz.) I grew up in Brooklyn and we always had this beverage in our home. The warehouse is on Manhattan Ave. & Jackson and it was convenient sometimes to just go down there and purchase it. I get a kick out of all the new coffee drinks that are out now......nothing compared to this beverage.
Nick Soriano wrote on May 3, 2006 at 9:02 am:
I thought you could not get this fine drink any more. I moved to the south years ago and a friend and I were speaking about childhood delights just the other day. I spoke fondly of the drink of my youth and it made me do a search to see if it was still available. I HAVE FOUND YOU AND NOW MUST ORDER. It is now time for my children to be introduced to a wonderful tradition of drinking coffee soda. Thank you.
Dexter Cromley wrote on May 2, 2006 at 7:58 pm:
I love this drink. And it is so hard for me to find it..and belive it or not I LIVE IN NYC... When I do see it anyplace I buy all that they have on hand. My favorite way to drink it is on ice with a little half and half.. I also love the little buzz that you get(do not know if it is from the sugar or the caffine) But being a flight attendant and working lots of red eye flights this drink has become very helpful to keep me awake and chipper...
Jodi Lattanzio wrote on April 30, 2006 at 6:43 pm:
I have been lucky enough to have been raised on Manhattan Special. As a kid my family lived on Metropolitan & Marcy Avenues and Tommy's Grocery Store was my thrid home (next to mine and my Grandparents) where I would go each day to get my fix. If I didn't know better, I would swear that my family gave it to me in my bottle. It was hard to find for awhile, but I have my sources and now get it by the case...there is NOTHING better!!! Thank you Manhattan Special, for allowing me to introduce it to my son, too often things die off and are never to be seen again!!!
Pete Peluso wrote on April 25, 2006 at 3:18 pm:
Having been blessed by God and my parents I grew up on the Northside and I often call Manhattan Special the "Nectar of the gods". I have gone as far as to send cases with a friend when he was assigned to Japan for work. Most recently I introduced co-workers here in south-west New Jersey to the greatest tasting beverage in the world. Now they know why people from Brooklyn are "special"!
Grey Tulpa wrote on April 25, 2006 at 1:35 am:
Nothing brings me back to my NYC roots than this fine espresso beverage. No coffee-cola wannabe can even come close (I'm lookin' at you Coke). Manhattan Special is STILL the original NYC pick-me-up!
TOBY ANTHONY BARBATO MD wrote on April 24, 2006 at 10:00 pm:
caroline herzfeld wrote on April 21, 2006 at 11:18 pm:
does anyone know where you can buy manhattan soda, preferably by the case, in Bergen County, NJ or Rockland County, NY? Thanks.
John Nanfro wrote on April 19, 2006 at 11:26 am:
A refreshing beverage, especially in the summer. A time honored tradition in my family.
Joseph Crocitto wrote on April 19, 2006 at 11:23 am:
A great American tradition.
ALICIA CRUZ wrote on April 13, 2006 at 1:06 am:
I have been drinking Manhattan Special for years, hadn't had one in a while - walked into the grocery store not far from the company and bought all last four. Keep up the good work, can't wait to taste the new flavors.
Kenny Messano wrote on April 9, 2006 at 10:43 am:
I've Been Drinking Manhattan Special since I was a Kid On Lorimer Street In The 50's. When I Move To Michigan, What Am I Gonna Do? Keep That Assembly Line Running, But Give Us Transplanted New Yorks, A Place To Get A Bottle!
Dorothy Grusky wrote on April 5, 2006 at 3:58 pm:
Was surprised to see that this drink is bottled in my old neck of the woods: Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Great stuff!
Stewart Mukofsky wrote on April 5, 2006 at 11:10 am:
My dad owned a candy store on Court Street in Red Hook in the late 1950's - early 1960s. Manhattan Special was very popular at his store, but it did not even exist in the stores where I lived near Marine Park. I acquired a taste for the stuff as a teenager, and to this day still pick up a few cases whenever I'm in NYC visiting and carry them back to South Carolina. I would love to try some of these flavors; I have only seen the coffee soda.
Jon Grusky wrote on April 3, 2006 at 3:45 pm:
This stuff ROCKS! I've driven miles and miles to hunt it down. Love it!
nicholas mora wrote on April 2, 2006 at 11:27 am:
i love your product, i drink it every day all day. i would like to find out if i can order on line
Andrew Kolenda wrote on March 27, 2006 at 8:13 pm:
Great product. I was born and raised in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and I used to drink the coffee daily at my friends pizzeria in Bensonhurst. Now I moved to Nazareth PA. I can't find it anywhere. They don't even know what a Manhattan Special is. Can I order it directly.andrew5272@msn.com
Maria Marsala wrote on March 25, 2006 at 6:41 pm:
Oh... how I miss being able to just go into a store., actually my Dad's soda store to get a cold Manhattan Special 😉 Poulsbo WA is very far from Brooklyn.

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