P&H Soda Co: Bringing Back Old Soda Fountain Traditions w/Syrups for All Natural Soda Lovers

Our VideosBy Liza de Guia on Feb 15, 2011
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“Not only is it creating a really good beverage, but it’s also helping the motion of people getting off the artificial stuff.”

Meet Anton Nocito, the founder and chef behind P&H Soda Co, an artisan soda syrup company in Brooklyn, NY. Anton’s love affair with soda didn’t start with Coca-cola, unlike most kids, his love affair started at actual traditional soda fountains in the New York area, where his father and grandfather would take him on occasion for “a treat”. (Back then, sodas were treats.) These nostalgic memories stayed with him, until 2009 when he actually started doing something about it. Being a trained chef who’s worked in many renowned NYC kitchens, Anton began a quest to create a line of soda syrups that were a modern take to the old soda fountain flavors he grew up on, and in January 2010, he launched P&H Soda Co.

So enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into Anton’s operation. Many artisan shops in Brooklyn and a few spots in Manhattan feature his syrups. Or you can order one of his four popular flavors to make your own sodas at home online.

**And for the curious, the P and H in P&H Soda Co. stands for Pumpkin and Honeybunny, two characters from the movie Pulp Fiction.

Thanks for watching food. curated. Happy DRINKING!

Comments

  1. Liz says:

    Awesome. I love that he’s using Mountain Rose Herbs – that’s quality stuff! The soda making process is not so different from making medicinal syrups. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look (as always)!

  2. Liz says:

    Awesome. I love that he’s using Mountain Rose Herbs – that’s quality stuff! The soda making process is not so different from making medicinal syrups. Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look (as always)!

  3. City Share says:

    Thanks for sharing P&H Soda Co’s story. I will have to keep an eye out for them.

  4. City Share says:

    Thanks for sharing P&H Soda Co’s story. I will have to keep an eye out for them.

  5. Matt and I met Anton and his wife at a food event in 2010, and immediately fell in love with them and their sodas. We also have a lot of fond childhood memories of the old soda fountains that used to dot South Brooklyn that are now all but gone- there’s definitely a difference between the mass produced sodas we drink all the time and the “special” ones from back in the day. As cliched as it is, P&H Soda reminds me of being 4 years old, sitting at a the soda shop on 15th Avenue with my grandma, reading comic books, playing with the 25-cent toy I bought from a jar on the counter and drinking a lime rickey, while the local wiseguys would play cards in the corner and the little old woman who ran the joint would sneak me a cookie on the house. It’s one of the things I miss most about being a kid in Brooklyn- it’s nice to have someone bring that back for me, even if it’s only a sip at a time.

    To top it all off, Anton is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. We’re really lucky to have him as a friend.

  6. Matt and I met Anton and his wife at a food event in 2010, and immediately fell in love with them and their sodas. We also have a lot of fond childhood memories of the old soda fountains that used to dot South Brooklyn that are now all but gone- there’s definitely a difference between the mass produced sodas we drink all the time and the “special” ones from back in the day. As cliched as it is, P&H Soda reminds me of being 4 years old, sitting at a the soda shop on 15th Avenue with my grandma, reading comic books, playing with the 25-cent toy I bought from a jar on the counter and drinking a lime rickey, while the local wiseguys would play cards in the corner and the little old woman who ran the joint would sneak me a cookie on the house. It’s one of the things I miss most about being a kid in Brooklyn- it’s nice to have someone bring that back for me, even if it’s only a sip at a time.

    To top it all off, Anton is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. We’re really lucky to have him as a friend.

  7. Anton says:

    Thanks Alison and everybody for the nice comment and thanks to Liza for the great video. I like the end when for some reason I was dancing around. I don’t remember that part of the interview. Pretty funny!

  8. Anton says:

    Thanks Alison and everybody for the nice comment and thanks to Liza for the great video. I like the end when for some reason I was dancing around. I don’t remember that part of the interview. Pretty funny!

  9. Mark Korbman says:

    Hey Allison –

    Loved this piece. Anton is really talented! I must try his cream soda.

    I just went out this past weekend and bought a SodaStream. Now I can make cream soda whenever I want.

    Oh, happy days – happy days :)

  10. Mark Korbman says:

    Hey Allison –

    Loved this piece. Anton is really talented! I must try his cream soda.

    I just went out this past weekend and bought a SodaStream. Now I can make cream soda whenever I want.

    Oh, happy days – happy days :)

  11. Anna Wolf says:

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! I want sarsaparilla badly. Also, try the Creme Soda flave with soda (of course) bourbon and a dash of bitters. Also, make sure you have nothing to do the next day because you will drink too many! Great video. Lot’s of love for the Greenpointers :-)

  12. Anna Wolf says:

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! I want sarsaparilla badly. Also, try the Creme Soda flave with soda (of course) bourbon and a dash of bitters. Also, make sure you have nothing to do the next day because you will drink too many! Great video. Lot’s of love for the Greenpointers :-)

  13. Beth says:

    It’s true, he does sing and dance around the kitchen a lot! We’re looking forward to tasting some new spring flavors….

  14. Beth says:

    It’s true, he does sing and dance around the kitchen a lot! We’re looking forward to tasting some new spring flavors….

  15. Ceal says:

    I tried P&H and it made me smile. It was really good !!!!

  16. Ceal says:

    I tried P&H and it made me smile. It was really good !!!!

  17. Elarhy says:

    I tried hibiscus strong tea with mineral water….. wow. I’m looking up these, i’m sure they taste amazing….

  18. Elarhy says:

    I tried hibiscus strong tea with mineral water….. wow. I’m looking up these, i’m sure they taste amazing….

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