Posted by Southwest Beverages on 9/23/2016
“Do you want to come food shopping with me, Melissa?” I asked
my 19-year-old daughter who was home for the weekend from the University of
“Sure, Mom. Just give me five minutes to finish putting on
“I don’t have a lot of time today for food shopping,
Melissa, so let’s make it snappy,” I firmly replied.
Twenty-minutes later Melissa and I entered the supermarket
and found ourselves in the produce section. “Melissa, I’ll get the fruit and
vegetables, and if you don’t mind, you can get the spaghetti, marinara sauce, pickles,
teriyaki and coffee.”
“Sounds like a plan to me, Mom. I’ll be back in a few.”
Five minutes later Melissa met me in the deli section where
I was waiting for my cold cuts order. “What’s this?” I asked as Melissa placed
a box of Kemosabe Lite chocolate irish cream flavored sugar free coffee in the
“It’s Kemosabe Lite sugar free gourmet flavored coffee,” she
replied as if I was expected to know everything about it. “My college roommate,
Jessie, introduced me to it the first day at college.”
Holding the box up, I asked, “Is it healthy for you?”
“Yes, Mom, it’s very healthy. It contains less than 1 gram
of sugar per serving, is 99,9 percent caffeine free and is 100 % gluten free.
And you want to know the best part, it comes in six delicious sugar free coffee
flavors-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, french vanilla, crème butterscotch
and this one, chocolate irish cream.”
“Well, Melissa,” I started to reply as I smelled the
chocolate irish cream aroma radiating from the box. “I think you earned the
right to pick you own coffee,” I added when I placed the box of Kemosabe Lite
chocolate irish cream flavored sugar free coffee into our shopping cart.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
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
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
For more information, please visit www.southwestbeverages.com.
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