A Chill Free Summer-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/8/2016

Over the past twenty-two years my father has founded and developed our family frozen food distribution business in Harville, Delaware, which service’s central and southern Delaware. While I have worked on and off in my father’s business during high school, the business has expanded such that my father has given me the summer job of working nights assembling the orders in the freezers for the next morning deliveries.

 “Here, you’re going to need this,” my father said to me as he handed me a box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix as I was about to open the front door to leave for work.

“Dad,” I replied looking down at the box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix, “it’s 80 degrees out.”

“After you work in the freezers for about an hour, you’ll be glad I gave you this,” he added, referring to the fact that the temperature inside the freezers were set at 15 degrees and after about an hour of working in them you need something warm to drink.

“Boy, am I ever glad my dad gave me that box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix,” I quietly whispered to myself after I had just completed working in the freezer for about two hours assembling two of the larger orders. Absolutely frozen I exited the freezer and headed directly towards the kitchen where I proceeded to make myself a nice hot mug of hot chocolate. For the next fifteen minutes I sat there, winter coat and all, sipping and enjoying the mug of hot chocolate, which was cradled between my hands. Over the next six hours I repeated this routine about every two hours.

Shortly after six in the morning my dad startled me when he walked into the freezer. “Nice job,” he stated, referring to how I had assembled each of the orders that he had given me and that were to be delivered this morning. “Time for a break?” he asked.

“I meet you in the kitchen in a few minutes. I just have to finish assembling this last order.”

Five minutes later I walked into the kitchen and saw my Dad holding up the box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate mix he had given me the night before. “I told you, you would be needing this,” he stated with a smile on his face.

“Boy, were you ever right. I guess the rest of the summer will now be chill free,” I replied, as we both laughed. 

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.

For more information, please visit www.southwestbeverages.com.

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