Conversation Starters-SIPPITY Iced Pumpkin Spice Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 5/27/2016

While all the kids were enjoying themselves at my son, Kane’s, seventh birthday pool party, I could tell from the mother’s actions, or should I say lack of actions, that they were not. They were simply sitting around my outdoor table making “small talk” as they watched their kids play in the pool. I knew I had to do something to motivate them to have more interaction or they would leave bored. I knew just the thing.

“Here ladies,” I stated as I emerged onto the patio holding a tray containing six glasses. “I thought you would enjoy a nice cold refreshing iced pumpkin spice flavored hot chocolate,” I added as I placed the tray on the table.

“Pumpkin spice?” one of the ladies curiously asked. “I thought that was only popular in the fall?”

“That’s just a myth,” I replied, handing each of them a sixteen-ounce glass of iced pumpkin spice flavored hot chocolate. “I drink it all year. Hot in the autumn and winter and iced on hot summer days like today.”

“Wow!” one of the mom’s enthusiastically stated after she had taken her first sip. “This is really good,” she added.

“Oh my goodness, Leslie, this is absolutely delicious, another of the moms stated.

“I would never have thought to make pumpkin spice flavored hot chocolate over ice,” another of the mom’s stated.

For the next half-hour the woman enjoyed their iced pumpkin spice flavored hot chocolate, while conducting an array of conversations about every subject you could imagine-politics, kid’s clothes, school, summer vacation, husbands, fall football and family. Who would have ever thought that iced pumpkin spice flavored hot chocolate could have been such a conversation starter.

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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