Get In The Zone-SIPPITY Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/29/2016

“Eric, any idea what I should get my Uncle Charlie for his birthday this Thursday,” I asked my best friend as we were walking home from the dog park with my dog, Ralph. “I want to get him something that he will appreciate and that I can afford, after all he helped me a lot over the past winter fixing my car.”

“What does your Uncle do for a living?” Eric asked.

“He’s retired, but has a part time job driving the Zamboni machine at the Lake Grove Ice Rink.” No sooner than I told Eric about my Uncles part time job then the thought of a gift occurred to me. “That’s it,” I called out as I snapped my figures and stated, “I’ll get him a box of Sippity gourmet hot chocolate mix. He drinks Sippity chocolate marshmallow flavored hot chocolate all winter. He absolutely loves the stuff.”

Two hours later I was in my kitchen watching my Mom prepare dinner. “You know it’s your Uncle Charlies 70th birthday this Thursday, she stated. “I’m planning a little get together for dinner. Will you be around?”

“Of course, Mom. I wouldn’t miss Uncle Charlies birthday for the world,” I passionately stated. “I even got him a present.”

“What did you get him?”

“Well you know how much he loves Sippity gourmet chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate. Well I thought seeing that he drives the Zamboni all summer for five hours a day, that he could use something to warm him up when he comes off the ice. So I got him a box of Sippity chocolate marshmallow gourmet hot chocolate mix.”

“What a great, and thoughtful, idea,” my Mom stated as she removed the pot of boiling water containing six ears of corn and carried it to the sink. “That should get him in the zone”.

“What do you mean, the zone, Mom?”

“I thought in hockey, you have to get in the red zone to score.”

“No, Mom. There is no red zone in hockey. Your confusing it with the red zone in football, which is the 20 yards before the goal line.”

“Either way, your Uncle will very much appreciate your gourmet hot chocolate mix gift.”

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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