Happy Halloween-SIPPITY Chocolate Marshmallow Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/31/2016

Tonight, is Halloween night, that time when kids (and adults) dress up and go trick-or-treating. It is a happy time that kids look forward to all month. I recall being a kid going trick-or-treating and later in life bringing my kids around. Growing up in New York and later in Connecticut and Chicago I recall going trick-or-treating in all kinds of weather-warm, cold, snow, rain and yes, even fog, dense fog at that. I recall stopping along the way at my friend’s houses where they would give the kids flavored hot chocolate. It was heart-warming for me and my friends to see the little kids wrap their hands around the cup of flavored hot chocolate to try and get warm particularly on a cold raw, snowy or rainy night. 

Delicious Drinks To Make At Home This Halloween-SIPPITY-“Witches Brew” Chocolate Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/28/2016


·         1-1.97 Ounce Envelope-Sippity Chocolate Raspberry hot cocoa mix

·         8 Ounces Milk

·         1 Teaspoon Raspberry Syrup


·         Heat 8 ounces’ milk in microwave.

·         Stir in 1-1.97-ounce envelope of Sippity Chocolate Raspberry hot cocoa mix until smooth. 

·         Add 1 tablespoon of raspberry syrup-stir until smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass or mug and enjoy!

Handle The In-Laws This Weekend-SIPPITY Chocolate Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/26/2016

“Hi honey,” I said to my wife, Gloria when I called her this afternoon. “My parents called and their coming for the weekend.”

“Great, Larry. I hope things will be better than the last visit. Remember how you and your father argued over politics until he and your Mom left?”

“How can I ever forget that. I was horrible. Listen, I promise not to talk about politics ever again with my family.”

“Well that would be nice for a change. Why don’t I get some Sippity chocolate raspberry hot chocolate for the weekend? I know your Mom and Dad love that stuff.”

“That would be great, Gloria. My parents would appreciate that.”

KEMOSABE LITE Sugar Free Coffee-Extraordinary

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/25/2016

Extraordinary is a word that I rarely use because it is reserved for events or accomplishments that so out of the ordinary that they, in and of themselves, are extraordinary. For example, a student who gets straight A’s in college is extraordinary relative to their peers. An athlete that sets a world record is extraordinary, or at least until his record is broken. The terror attack on the World Trade Center is an extraordinary event. You get the picture.

So is the case with Kemosabe Lite sugar free coffee. Only once in a generation does a coffee that contains less than 1 gram of sugar with 41 calories deserve to be called extraordinary. Such is the case with Kemosabe sugar free coffee. Americans have fallen in love with the taste Kemosabe sugar free coffee has to offer from its six wonderful flavors-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, chocolate irish cream, crème butterscotch and french vanilla. 

Tonight’s Forecast: Cool Skies & SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/24/2016

“Tonight expect cool skies and hot chocolate,” the weatherman announced on the news station I was watching on my television as I was putting the lid on the pot of chicken noodle soap I just finished making. “We should have our first frost of the season tonight,” he added. “Look for temps to drop to the low to mid twenties overnight, so bring in the plants and break out the Sippity hot chocolate.”

“Humm, hot chocolate. That sounds delicious,” Carol, the news anchor injected. “I love this time of year. Pumpkin picking, hayrides and the feeling of cradling a cup of chocolate cinnamon hot chocolate in my hands.”

This Changes Everything-KEMOSABE Gluten Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/22/2016

“You know Judy, Robert Sled will be here in two days to promote his new book, Murder At 10, Details at 11, and we haven’t decided on the type of coffee to serve the large crowd that is expected to be here at the book signing,” I stated to my assistant store manager at the Bookworm bookstore on Tremont Street in downtown St. Louis. “We haven’t even determined how much coffee to buy,” I added, referring to the fact that we were expecting our largest book signing crowd ever since Robert Sled is the leading author of murder mystery novels in America.

For the next fifteen minutes Judy and I discussed various types of coffee and brands that might be appropriate at the book signing. “I think we then agree, Judy,” I stated referring the type of coffee we were going to have at the book signing. “We just need to go now and buy it.”

Fall Back In Love-SIPPITY Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Flavored Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/21/2016

When you think of the Fall you conjure up memories of when you were growing up, trick-or-treating, Indian pageants, rolling in leaves and enjoying flavored hot chocolate. As you grew older you took your girlfriend for walks through the forest, drives to see the covered-bridges set against autumn’s spectacular foliage, attended various October Fests, street fairs and football games. Most likely each of these events ended with you holding a nice warm container of flavored hot chocolate while sitting near a fireplace at a roadside inn.  

Delicious Drinks To Make At Home-SIPPITY Halloween “Monster Brains” Chocolate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/20/2016


·         1-1.97 Ounce Envelope-Sippity Chocolate Marshmallow hot cocoa mix

·         2 Tablespoons Smooth Creamy Peanut Butter

·         Small Sized Marshmallows

·         Crumbled Peanut Butter Cups

How KEMOSABE Mocha Flavored Coffee Gets Me Through The Day

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/19/2016

Like most people in the morning, immediately after I wake up I need my coffee, not want my coffee, but need my coffee. Barely having enough energy to get up and get out of bed I always seem to find my way to the kitchen-it’s like the coffee is a magnet that just draws me to it in the kitchen from my second story bedroom. No matter how weak and frail, or tired I am, my mocha flavored coffee always seems to bring me to it.

Once in the kitchen I flip the light switch and my day officially begins. Like a robot, the first thing I do is reach for the box of Kemosabe mocha flavored coffee and take out one single serve envelope. I then heat up a cup of water in the microwave for 90 seconds. While I am waiting for the contents of the cup of water to get hot I check my voice mail and messages that have come in overnight. Admittingly, the sound of the beeping microwave sends a message to my brain that mocha flavored coffee is on its way. A minute later I’m sitting at my kitchen table sipping my cup of mocha flavored coffee and replying to the voice messages and e-mails. Life as a Chief Financial Officer of a fortune 100 company is hard, very time demanding.

Less Than 2 Grams of Sugar-SIPPITY LITE Diet Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/18/2016

“Janice, do you know of any diet hot chocolate that tastes good?” I asked my workout partner after we had just completed our 45-minute cycling class. “I love hot chocolate, particularly flavored hot chocolate, but I can’t seem to find any diet hot chocolate that tastes good.”

“Actually, I do, Toni. My husband also loves hot chocolate, particularly now that the weather is getting cooler. However, once he found out that he had diabetes his diet hot chocolate choices became limited, and his attitude changed for the worst, if you know what I’m saying. That was until one of his work colleagues introduced him to Sippity Lite hot cocoa mix.”

“Tell me about this Sippity Lite hot cocoa mix.”

Picking Up Good Vibrations With KEMOSABE Creme Butterscotch Flavored Decaf Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/17/2016

“Hi Jackie,” I said to my real estate broker as my husband, Jeff, and I entered The William McFarland Real Estate office on Main Street around 9 AM. “I can’t wait to show Jeff a few of the houses we picked out,” I stated as I extended my hand towards Jackie. “I’ know he’ll just love them.”

“Hey Lynda, would you and Jeff like some coffee before we begin?”

“That would be great Jackie,” I replied.

“Do you have any decaf?” Jeff asked. “Caffeine drives me up the wall,” he then stated.

“Of course. As a matter of fact, Jeff, we have the best decaf coffee I think I ever tasted. It’s Kemosabe flavored decaf coffee and it comes in six delicious flavors-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, french vanilla, chocolate irish cream and my favorite, crème butterscotch.”

“Well then, Jackie, let’s go with your favorite, crème butterscotch.”

Creating Family Memories of Apple Picking With SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/15/2016

“Right then, I had better get started with my Saturday morning chores,” I thought to myself as I took the last sip of my Kemosabe French vanilla gourmet coffee. A few minutes later, while sorting the family wash between whites and colored clothes I called out to my husband, Bill, who had already “anchored” himself in his favorite recliner in the family room, “What are you doing today?”

“There’s a good football game on at eleven that I want to watch,” he yelled back.

Picking up the laundry basket of white clothes I started to make my way towards the laundry room, first passing Becky’s room where she was sitting in front of her computer scrolling the Face book page of a young boy she told me she “liked” at middle school with one hand, while holding her cell phone with the other talking to her best friend, Carly. Next I passed my seven year olds room-Kyle-where he and his 4 year old sister, Carolyn, were playing a video game each focused intently on the TV screen and moving their fingers on the control panel as quickly as possible. Just as I opened the door to the washing machine I experienced a flashback to my childhood when I went apple picking with my family. After pausing for a moment to re-live the experience, and taking inventory of my family’s current activities, I loudly announced, “Be ready in an hour everyone! We’re going apple picking today.”

Your Weekend Game Plan-KEMOSABE Single Serve Coffee Packets

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/14/2016

Five years ago I graduated from Bethany College, a small liberal arts college nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny mountains in the northern panhandle of West Virginia about thirty miles from Wheeling, West Virginia. This Saturday is homecoming, and has been the case in each of the past five years, my college buddies and I re-unite for the football game, this year against Carnegie Mellon.

“Hey Jackie, what are you bringing to the tail-gating party on Saturday?” Troy, my old roommate asked.

“Well, because they are forecasting a rather gloomy day, light rain with a temperature in the high forty’s, I thought I would bring a twenty-five box of Kemosabe single serve coffee packets, so that we can keep warm.”

“You’re getting soft on me, Jackie,” Troy replied. “I’ve arranged for two kegs of beer.”

Warm & Comfy-SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/12/2016

Being a single Mom requires a lot of work, which gets compounded in the fall when I must tend to the yard cleanup chores. Last Saturday I had promised my two boys, Troy-age 8 and Ryan-age 6 that I would take them to the pumpkin patch in the afternoon after I had worked in the garden in the morning removing the summer annuals and replacing them with the fall mums. Well overnight on Friday a cold front from Canada entered Albany and I awoke to a frosty 29 degrees. Needless to say after I had worked in the garden from 8 AM to noon my little hands were frozen.

“We made you a surprise,” Troy called out when I entered the mud room to remove my boots. Haven knows what this could be I thought to myself after all my two young boys have offer surprises in the past that included marking up the family room walls on Mother’s Day with Happy Mother’s Day-Mom greetings and “warming up” their pet hamster, Sam, in the microwave, to name just a few. 

Off The Charts-KEMOSABE Chocolate Cinnamon Instant Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/11/2016

“Lori, can you come in for a few minutes,” my boss, Mr. Andersen, called out to me from his office.

“Sure thing, Mr. Andersen. Just give me a minute to finish posting these last few journal entries and I’ll be right in.” Five minutes later I walked into Mr. Andersen’s office holding in one hand a note pad and in the other a half full container of Kemosabe chocolate cinnamon instant coffee. “What’s up?” I politely asked as I took my seat on the opposite side of his desk and placed my container of instant coffee on the edge of his desk.

“Wow! That coffee smells delicious,” he stated. “What kind is it?”

“It’s Kemosabe chocolate cinnamon instant coffee.”

“Next time you go downstairs to the coffee shop can you get me a container?”


Marching To The Tune Of SIPPITY Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/10/2016

Every year for the past 27 years I have participated in the Columbus Day parade as part of the 1776 American Revolutionary marching band to the many well-wishers who lined Main Street of Bethel, Connecticut. Unlike past years when the weather was sunny and pleasant, this morning when I left my house it was 27 degrees with frost covering the mums and grass.

Wynn, our band leader, instructed us at Friday’s rehearsal to meet promptly at 8 AM in front of Frank’s service station on Troutman Street, one block south of the starting route. Always punctual, I arrived twenty-five minutes early and met up with many of the band members who were standing around chatting. 

What’s At Play Is Quality-KEMOSABE Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/9/2016

“Hi Don,” I said to the father of the high school football teams quarterback as I approached him to take my along the top back railing of the stands.

“Hi Bobby,” he replied. “Tonight’s game should be one of the better games of the season,” he replied referring to the fact that we were playing a team with a 4-1 record and was leading the conference in offense.

“Yeah, I’m looking forward to this game. So how’s life treating you?”

“Actually, not so good,” he replied in a soft dejected tone.

“What’s the matter?”

“My company announced a move to Cleveland today and there is no way my wife and kids will what to move to Cleveland. It’s not that I have anything against Cleveland, it’s just that my wife and kids are established here in Greenwich.”

“I understand, Don. Perhaps I can help. I know a lot of executives and executive recruiters.”

“That would be great. Say, Bobby why don’t I run to the concession stand and get us two containers of coffee, then when I come back we can watch the game and you can tell me about who you know.”

“That sounds like a plan to me, Don.”

Delicious Drinks To Make At Home-SIPPITY Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/8/2016


·         1-2.60 Ounce Envelope-Sippity Pumpkin Spice hot cocoa mix

·         8 Ounces Milk

·         Pumpkin Pie Spice

·         Whipped Cream

·         Chocolate Syrup

Take It Up A Notch-KEMOSABE LITE Diet Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/5/2016

Today is my first day of living in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house on the University of Iowa campus and I must admit I did not know what to expect. Based on what everyone has told me in high school and the image Hollywood creates of sorority houses I have a perception that only rich girls live in the sorority houses, which could be a problem for me coming from a middle income family in Mt. Kisco, New York.

“What kind of coffee is this?” my junior roommate Janice asked after she had taken a sip from the cup of diet coffee I had just microwaved in our room. “You’ve got to be kidding me, Claudia,” she added with disgust in her voice. “This is perhaps the worst coffee I ever had!”

“I’m sorry if you don’t like it. I’ve been making this diet coffee for the past year while I was a senior in high school and I enjoy it.”

“Well, Claudia, you’re not in Kansas anymore,” she sarcastically replied referring to the fact that I was now in college and a Kappa Kappa Gamma member. “It’s time you took your coffee up a notch,” she added.

What’s Trending Now-SIPPITY Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/4/2016

How quickly the seasons changes from summer to fall. Think about it for a minute. It’s Labor Day and the summer sun still offers beach days. Thirty days later the chill of the autumn air descents creating frost on the pumpkins, sweaters to be worn, leaves to change and pumpkin spice hot cocoa mix to be purchased. I’ve always enjoyed the early autumn-sunny, glorious dry days and cool, chilling nights-great for sleeping with the windows open and sitting on your porch enjoying pumpkin spice hot chocolate.

“Sam, I’ll be on the porch writing tomorrow’s blog” I said to my wife, Samantha after we had just finished eating dinner. “I thought the cool, dry autumn air would motive me to write,” I added, referring to the 47-degree weather. 

Mornings Are Full Of Surprises-KEMOSABE Caffeine Free Coffee

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/3/2016

Being the mother of four children ranging in age from six to seventeen, mornings around my house during the school year are full of surprises. There are fights for the bathroom, arguments over what clothes to wear, or what clothes not to wear-in the case of my 17-year-old daughter, forgotten lunches, missed buses and unforeseen accidents, as was the case this morning.

I usually start my day off by getting up about 45 minutes ahead of the kids, taking a shower, getting dressed and preparing myself a cup of my favorite coffee, Kemosabe chocolate cinnamon caffeine free coffee. When the kids were little I used to drink caffeine coffee, however now that they have grown and require more of my time and attention in the morning I drink Kemosabe caffeine free coffee. Not only does it taste great, but it eliminates any possibility of morning jitters that is caused by drinking caffeine coffee, and heaven knows I need all the calmness I can get in the morning readying this family for school, particularly this morning when I had an accident.

Recipes That Use Hot Cocoa Mix-SIPPITY Pumpkin Spice Cup Cakes

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 10/2/2016

Recipe Makes 24 Pumpkin Spice Cup Cakes


1-2.60 Ounce single serve envelope of Sippity Pumpkin Spice flavored hot cocoa mix

1-1/2 Cups Packed Light Brown Sugar

2 Cups Granulated Sugar

3 Cups all-purpose flour

1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup Unsalted Butter

1/8 Teaspoon Nutmeg

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

4 Large Eggs

1-15 Oz. Can Pumpkin Puree

Cupcake Tin


1-8 Oz. Package Cream Cheese, softened

1 Stick Butter, softened

½ Teaspoon Vanilla

½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Chopped Walnut

Chopped Banana

Pumpkin Spice Sauce

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