SIPPITY Iced Hot Chocolate-A Treat For The Dog Days Of August

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/1/2015

Today we flip the calendar and it reads, August 1st. Immediately our minds conjure up childhood memories of the hazy, hot, humid and sultry “dog days of August” when we would ride our bikes to the corner store for ice cream, when we would go on a family vacation to the “shore” or when Fido had no energy whatsoever to move from his place in the shade to play fetch.

In ancient times it was believed the hot weather we experienced between mid July and mid August was the result of Sirius, the Dog Star-the largest star in the “Great Dog” Canis Major constellation-aligning itself with the sun to produce a higher than normal energy heat level. 

Ask a baseball enthusiast and they will tell you the “dog days of August” are when major league baseball shifts into overdrive. Ask a merchant and they will tell you the “dog days of August” are when they have their sidewalk sales. Ask a fundraising organization and they will tell you of the many fundraising ideas the “dog days of August” generates-dog washes, dog food sales, rent a dog walker, rent a dog sitter, etc. To me the “dog days of August” will always be sitting on my porch in Texas and gazing at the stars looking for Sirius, while I enjoy a delicious glass of Sippity® chocolate marshmallow flavored iced hot chocolate.

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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