“Killer” Hot Chocolate-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/24/2016

“I really enjoyed that walk,” Karen, my wife of twenty-seven years stated after we returned from our late evening walk along the half-mile shore of Lamoine Beachto our vacation cottage on Hodgkins Lane. “Can I get you anything?” Karen asked as I took my seat in a wicker rocker on the front porch.

 “Yes, actually, can you bring out my sweatshirt when you come back?  A few minutes later Karen returned, with a quilt in one hand and the NYPD sweatshirt I had received two weeks earlier as a gift from one of the guys at my retirement party from the 57th North homicide division. “You know, Karen,” I said as I began to slip the blue hooded sweatshirt over my head. “They say there are two seasons in Maine, Winter and August.” Before I could finish my thought, the sound of a police cruiser’s siren drew closer. Karen and I watched as it raced past our house down Lamoine Beach Road towards “Lickity Splits” ice cream shop. “Let’s go, Karen,” I firmly stated to my wife.

 “Where are we going?”

 “We’re going to follow that cop car!”

 Five minutes later we were met by a very young police Officer who was standing over a body behind Lickity Splits. “Don’t touch anything!” I hollered as I approached the crime screen.

  “Are you a cop?” the Officer asked seeing my sweatshirt.

 “Yes. Detective Mike Scobie. 57th North homicide division, Manhattan!” I said with authority. “Call it in, son!”

 As we were waiting for our back up to arrive I began searching the area surrounding the woods in back of Lickity Splits.

“What did you find?” the Officer called out, as I returned from the woods holding a blue plastic cup over the end of a branch.

 “Apparently, our killer likes hot chocolate,” I stated as I placed the container of Sippity chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate on the hood of his cruiser.  

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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