The Talk Of The Party-SIPPITY Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/10/2016

Every year, on the second Saturday in August, my family holds its annual family reunion. This event, which is more like a party than a reunion, has been going on now for 112 years. It is the event of the year as far as I’m concerned. Most families live within 50 miles of the event site, which is Randolph, Wisconsin, however, many travel from as far away as six hundred miles. What makes the reunion fun is that everyone brings their signature dish of food to share with the “family”. This year, in addition to my signature dish of chicken fajita stuffed peppers, I decided to bring Sippity flavored hot chocolate because last year everyone complained once the sun went down that they were cold.

“And I thought my key lime pie would be the favorite dessert, Karen,” my aunt Madison stated to me as she was taking a sip from the container of Sippity chocolate cinnamon flavored hot chocolate she was holding. “What a great idea to bring flavored hot chocolate for everyone to enjoy after dinner,” she stated, “although I must admit I absolutely loved your chicken fajita stuffed peppers.”

No sooner had I completed my conversation with my aunt then my second cousin, Billy started up a conversation. “I’ll tell you, Karen, everyone is enjoying the Sippity flavored hot chocolate you brought to the reunion. Look around, everyone seems to be holding a container.”

“That’s exactly why I brought it, Billy.”

“Why’s that?”

“Because the 50 box I bought comes in a variety of flavors so that there would be a flavor for everyone to enjoy.”

“Well, you nailed it, Karen, Billy stated with excitement in his voice. “A moment ago my dad told me how much he was enjoying the pumpkin spice. Earlier, when I was talking to your uncle Jason, he commented on how good the chocolate peppermint tasted.  And this is my second container of the chocolate raspberry,” he added as he rose the container to his mouth to take a sip. “I’ll have to remember to get some Sippity flavored hot chocolate the next time I’m in the supermarket.”

“Excuse me, Karen,” my sister stated as she interrupted my conversation with Billy. “Your Sippity flavored hot chocolate is the talk of the party.”

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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