So Long To ”Sugar”-SIPPITY LITE Iced Sugar Free Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 5/8/2016

“You know, Mom, I just can’t get rid of Sugar,” my daughter sadly stated as she held the teddy bear she had since she was a little girl named, sugar.

“I know, honey, but that’s part of growing up,” I replied in a concerned tone. “Moving away from home is hard,” I added, referring to Ashley leaving home in two days for her first job six-hundred miles away. “You have to learn to part with things that you have outlived and out grown otherwise you’ll need a big house to store it all.”

“But this is Sugar, Mom. I slept with her every day since I can remember until the day I left for college four years ago.”

“This is exactly what I’m talking about. Besides, look at the condition she’s in. Her arm is missing, her nose is missing and one eye is missing, and the seams running along her side are rotten and coming apart.

“I know it time to say goodbye, but this is hard,” Ashley replied as she hugged Sugar tightly rocking her side to side.

“I’ll leave you and Sugar to yourselves for a few minutes,” I stated. “Why don’t I make you a nice tall glass of iced sugar free hot chocolate?” I suggested since I know Ashley enjoys Sippity Lite chocolate raspberry ice sugar fee hot chocolate.

“That would be great, Mom,” Ashley replied as I left the room with her still rocking Sugar in her arms.

Ten minutes later I returned to Ashley’s bedroom with two glasses of chocolate raspberry iced diet sugar free hot chocolate. “Where’s Sugar?” I asked, as I handed her the glass of iced hot chocolate.

“I wrapped her in bubble wrap and put her in this old shoe box that had some of my notes from my Economics 101 class,” Ashley stated as she hugged the box tightly in her arms with a tear in her eye. “You’re right, Mom, it’s time to move on,” she added as she took a sip form the glass of chocolate raspberry iced sugar free hot chocolate I had given her. “So long Sugar,” she emotionally stated as she got up and walked towards the garbage bin with tears now running down her face. “I’ll always love you,” she whispered as she gently placed the box in the garbage bin.

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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