Scoring A “Touchdown” With Sippity Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 11/28/2016

In my opinion, there is no greater experience in college football than attending a football game at Michie Stadium at West Point. The mere history of West Point, its rich history, stadium and the time-honored presentation of the troops makes me proud to have been a member of the class of 1987. Every year for the last home game in November my wife, Joanna, and I venture to West Point from our apartment in Manhattan for a tailgate reunion with my college buddies. While there are many events that make the day enjoyable the one that Joanna and I enjoy the most is the forty-five-minute journey to West Point aboard Seastreak’s Catamaran, which enables us to enjoy a relaxing river cruise while enjoying the full glory of the late autumn foliage set along the banks of the historic Hudson River. 

No sooner had we arrived at West Point than the storm they had been predicating had arrived. Within the twenty minutes from the time we departed the Catamaran to the time we arrived at the tailgate party at Michie Stadium the weather had turned to a cold, raw rainy day.

“Thank goodness you brought that fifty-pack box of Sippity flavored hot chocolate,” Joanna stated to me as we approached the crowd gathered beneath the make shift tents.

An hour into the party, the host of the tailgate party came to me and said, “Touchdown, Tommy. Not a day for wine or beer but everyone loves the flavored 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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