Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/30/2016
So today my wife, Janice, and I are on vacation and
strolling through the shops at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It was mid-afternoon
and we decided to stop at the Sweet Surrender Café and get two sixteen ounce containers
of Kemosabe Lite iced french vanilla diet coffee.
“Boy is this French vanilla diet coffee ever good,” Janice
stated as we exited the café and began our stroll down the mall stopping here
and there to window shop.
“I told you you would enjoy the french vanilla,” I stated to
Janice as we stopped in front of the “If The Hat Fits” store.
“What an interesting store,” Janice replied as we studied
the fedora’s, solar weave boonie, derby, porkpie, pillbox, fisherman and big brim
floppy hats on display in the store’s window. “Let’s go in.”
Within minutes of entering the store Janice had made her way
to the woman’s hat section and I to the men’s section. “How does this top hat
look on me?” I called out to Janice referring to the black Lincoln style top
hat I had on my head.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/29/2016
“Eric, any idea what I should get my Uncle Charlie for his
birthday this Thursday,” I asked my best friend as we were walking home from
the dog park with my dog, Ralph. “I want to get him something that he will appreciate
and that I can afford, after all he helped me a lot over the past winter fixing
“What does your Uncle do for a living?” Eric asked.
“He’s retired, but has a part time job driving the Zamboni
machine at the Lake Grove Ice Rink.” No sooner than I told Eric about my Uncles
part time job then the thought of a gift occurred to me. “That’s it,” I called
out as I snapped my figures and stated, “I’ll get him a box of Sippity gourmet
hot chocolate mix. He drinks Sippity chocolate marshmallow flavored hot
chocolate all winter. He absolutely loves the stuff.”
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/28/2016
Recipe makes 12 Chocolate Raspberry
1-1.97 Ounce single serve envelope of Sippity Chocolate Raspberry
flavored hot cocoa mix
1-1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1-1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon salt
3/4 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
12 cup muffin tin
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/27/2016
This weekend, the fourth of July weekend, approximately 43
million people will “hit” the roads to seek some form of adventure or another. People
will travel to beaches, friends and/or family for barbeques or go camping. The
one common denominator that will occur on all these adventures is people will
be with the family and/or friends seeking to have fun. So whether you sit
around the kitchen table, a campfire or on a boat this weekend you most likely
will be doing it with your trusted friends while you are enjoying coffee and reminiscing.
We at Southwest Beverage understood the magnet coffee has for the gathering of
trusted friends so well that we named our coffee brand-Kemosabe, which
translates to “Trusted Friend”.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/25/2016
So today is Saturday and I have nothing planned, or that was
until my neighbor Trevor came around at 10 AM and asked me to help him haul 1-inch
gravel with him so that he could complete the curtain drain he was installing
around his house before the monsoon rains began. I must admit the last thing I
wanted to do was haul gravel in ninety-five-degree heat with oppressive humidity.
However, I didn’t even hesitate to say yes to Trevor’s request as he has helped
me on many occasions over the years with numerous projects around my house. It
was payback time.
Shortly before noon, Trevor’s wife, Annie, came out to the
side yard where Trevor and I were filling our wheelbarrows with gravel holding
a tray containing two mason jars of iced chocolate peppermint hot chocolate. “I
thought you guys could use a break about now,” she stated as she took one of
the jars of iced chocolate peppermint hot chocolate from the tray and handed it
to me. “It’s iced chocolate peppermint hot chocolate,” she added.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/23/2016
“Finally, Josie, I found a great tasting instant coffee,” I
stated to my best friend as we sitting in my kitchen talking about summer
activities for our children. “Would you like to try some?”
“I usually don’t drink instant coffee but from the aroma
that is radiating from your cup, yes, thank you.”
“I hope chocolate hazelnut is OK?” I asked as I began to
pour the contents from the single serve chocolate hazelnut envelope into the
mug of hot water I just removed from the microwave.
“That’s it, Kelley!” Jose stated in amazement referring to
the fact that it only took ninety seconds to microwave the cup of Kemosabe
chocolate hazelnut instant coffee I just handed her. “Wow! This is absolutely for
sure the best tasting instant coffee I ever had and perhaps one of the best cups
of coffee I ever had,” she enthusiastically stated after she took a sip from
her cup. “I can’t believe it’s instant coffee.”
“I told you it was great tasting instant coffee.”
“Boy, were you ever right about that,” Josie said as she
took another sip from her cup.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/22/2016
“It’s time to chill, guys,” my mom stated as she walked into
the garage with a tray containing three glasses of Sippity Lite iced diet hot
chocolate. “I thought you guys could use a break about now given this heat,”
she added referring to the fact that for the past three hours my friends, Paul
and Barry where helping me pack the contents of our garage for our move to
Dayton, Ohio later in the week in ninety-degree heat.
“You’re the best Mom,” I called out as I dropped the
container of bubble wrap and began walking towards my mom.
“What a pleasant surprise,” Barry stated as he headed
towards my mom who had her hand extended in his direction holding a glass of
iced diet hot chocolate.
“I hope you guys like chocolate marshmallow flavored diet
hot chocolate?” my mom asked as she handed Paul his glass of iced hot
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/21/2016
“Hi Emily,” I said to my girlfriend over the phone shortly
after I had ordered a Sippity iced chocolate raspberry hot chocolate at the
Bake My Day Café during my morning break. “We need to meet and talk about
things,” I added, referring to the fact that our relationship of nearly two
years had rapidly deteriorated over the past two weeks.
“That sounds like a good idea, Ryan. Where do you want to meet?”
“How about Nick’s? It the bar & grill on Lowell.”
“I know the place.”
“I’ll see you then.”
After I had hung up with Emily, I wish I had taken more time
to talk to her rather than simply calling her to set up a time to meet while I
was standing in line waiting for my container of iced chocolate raspberry hot
chocolate. How cold of me. What was I thinking, I thought as I picked up my
container of iced raspberry hot chocolate and made my way to the outdoor seating
area. I needed to think quietly for ten minutes before I returned to work about
Emily and where our relationship was headed.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/20/2016
One of the most refreshing drinks you can have on a hot
summers day is iced flavored hot chocolate. People, for the most part, do not
associate hot chocolate as a summer beverage even if it is iced. Or at least
that was until about a year ago when iced flavored hot chocolate increased in
Today, In the morning when I go to my local café
I see people ordering iced flavored hot chocolate more than coffee. As a result,
a number of major brand name companies have come out with iced flavored hot
chocolate drinks. In a quick survey of ten people at my office, I found seven
people drank at least one container of iced flavored hot chocolate each day
while three drank iced coffee each day. Of the seven who drank iced flavored
hot chocolate, five mentioned their favorite brand to be Sippity hot chocolate.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/19/2016
Your body-the human body-one of the finest tuned “machines”
on earth. Think about it for a minute. The human body’s normal temperature is
98.6 degrees. If your body varies just two percent from its normal temperature,
your temperature becomes 100.6 degrees, you have a fever and most likely feel
terrible. Further, if you lay in the sun for just twenty minutes on a summers
day, your body gets sunburn and you don’t feel well-this is from a sun that is
93 million miles away. So what happens to your body when you have surgery?
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/17/2016
Being a seventeen-year-old junior in high school I do not
have a lot of extra money to spend. However, this Thursday is my Nana’s
eighty-sixth birthday and I wanted to get her something she will enjoy. I know
she loves coffee so I focused my attention to coffee gifts. I immediately eliminated
coffee mugs since she has virtually every coffee mug you could image having
travelled all over the world. I then thought about coffee gifts from around the
world, perhaps an assortment of flavored coffees from different countries. After
researching four websites I eliminated that idea because the coffee either
contained to many calories or too much caffeine. I then turned my attention to
healthy coffee gifts and came across Kemosabe Lite gourmet coffee.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/16/2016
Did you ever get an image in your head, that you keep thinking
about? Such has been the case for the past several hours, ever since I saw a
glass of iced hot chocolate sitting on a coaster next to a napkin holder on a
table in our company cafeteria. Immediately after seeing this image my desire
for a glass of iced hot chocolate began to grow. Why, I don't know. To be honest,
I drink maybe five to six cups of hot chocolate over the course of the winter
and very rarely iced hot chocolate in the summer.
Around three-thirty I finished my power point presentation
for the company's second quarter operating results ant thought I would take a
five-minute break. No sooner had I walked away from my desk than the image of
the glass of iced hot chocolate from the cafeteria surfaced. While, the image
of the glass of iced hot chocolate looked refreshing I popped four quarters
into the company vending machine and got a Coke Zero. For the next hour I sat
at my desk working on my next assignment-an aging schedule for our company trade
receivables-sipping my Coke Zero. Suddenly, the image of the glass of iced hot
chocolate popped into my mind. This time I stopped my work, looked up and began
to think not only about the image but why it had suddenly pooped into my head. While
I was sitting at my desk, appearing to be dry dreaming, Lynn, a new employee
that I had wanted to ask out for the past month startled me.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/12/2016
“When is Grandma coming, Mommy?” I asked referring to the
time my Grandmother said she would be here to babysit me for the afternoon
while my Mommy goes to the doctor.
“She said she would be here by lunch,” my mommy replied. “Why’s
“Because Grandma told me we were going to play make-believe
and I have my doll house all set up and the coffee is ready.”
“What kind of coffee are you serving her?”
“Here Sadie. Make her some of this,” my mommy stated as she
handed me a box of Kemosabe chocolate hazelnut instant coffee.
“Doesn’t Grandma like Maxwell House?”
“Yes, honey, she likes Maxwell House, but the last time she
was here I gave her a cup of Kemosabe hazelnut instant coffee and she fell in
love with it.”
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/10/2016
I am the owner of Matt’s Bicycle store in Pleasantville, New
York. For the past two hours I watched with tremendous desire to help, the men
of Ladder 25 of the Pleasantville Fire Department work exceedingly hard in
ninety-degree heat fight, and eventually extinguish, a fire at the supermarket
down the street. The fireman are now packing their gear and hoses in the middle
of the street. They appear to be exhausted.
“Here guys,” I called out as I approached holding a tray of
ten glass mugs of Kemosabe iced gourmet coffee. “Help yourselves,” I added
placing the tray atop a coiled hose.
“Thank you, sir,” one of the fireman called out as he took
one of the mugs. Immediately thereafter the rest of the squad helped themselves
to the remaining mugs of iced gourmet coffee.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/9/2016
“Here, honey,” my wife of 47 years stated to me as she
handed me a letter I received from the makers of Sippity chocolate cinnamon hot
chocolate. “To be honest, I never thought you would get a reply,” she added
referring to the letter I had written the company asking them if I was unique
in that I found drinking a Sippity chocolate cinnamon hot chocolate right
before bedtime to be both relaxing and comforting.
After Delores had given me the letter I went into the family
room, sat in my favorite chair and opened the letter.
“Dear Mr. Klassman:
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/8/2016
“Wow! Is this French vanilla flavored coffee ever good,” my
son, Connor, stated to me as we were sitting in the kitchen chatting over
coffee. “I’ve been looking for a replacement coffee now for several months,
ever since I stopped drinking Starbucks, which was too expensive,” he added.
“Well I’m glad you like it,” I replied. “It also comes in
five other flavors-mocha, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate hazelnut, crème butterscotch
and chocolate irish cream.
“Not to change the subject, Mom, but I met a wonderful girl
that I want to tell you about,” Connor stated as I took a sip of my French vanilla
“What’s her name?”
“Penelope,” he replied with a smile.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/7/2016
You are absolutely frustrated with your weight. Over the
years you have tried Weight Watchers, the Atkins diet, Nutrisystem, the South
Beach diet, the Mediterranean diet the and the Ketogenic diet. You have even
become a vegan at one point and ate just raw food at another point in your life
only to find that all these diets have failed. So now you ask yourself, why?
Why have I failed at these diets?
In order for a diet to be successful three things must come
into play. First you must have a mental mindset to want to lose weight. Second,
you acknowledge that you are willing to make a few life changes, that can be
sustainable over time-eat better quality food, eat less of it, and exercise.
Third, incorporate into your lifestyle healthy foods that you like. For
example, I enjoy a Sippity Lite iced diet hot chocolate in the middle of every
afternoon. I find that by drinking a diet iced hot chocolate in the middle of
the afternoon it not only satisfied my desire for food, it provides enough
energy for me work hard until dinner.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/6/2016
“Kendra, if you don’t mind could you please make six Sippity
pumpkin spice iced hot chocolates for our meeting,” I asked my administrative
assistant referring to a meeting that was to begin in ten minutes with a
potentially, fairly large, new client.
“That’s a rather unusually drink for this time of year,” she
“What do you mean? It’s 102 degrees out. I think they will appreciate
“No, I meant the pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is usually associated
with the fall.”
“Trust me, Kendra, everyone will notice and appreciate the refreshing
taste of the pumpkin spiced iced hot chocolate.”
Ten minutes after my meeting had begun Kendra arrived with
six glasses of pumpkin spiced iced hot chocolate on a wooden tray. No sooner
had she entered the room than the CFO from the group interrupted the meeting by
stating, “Humm, that smells delicious.”
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/5/2016
“Monica, I have absolutely no idea what to get your father
for Father’s Day,” I stated to my daughter moments after she entered the family
room, where I was watching Ellen. “He doesn’t need a thing. He has every tool
you could imagine and he has so many polo shirts some of which have never been
worn” “Perhaps a tie?”
“No, that’s boring. I want to get him something he will
“How about a weekend away?”
My reflex reaction was, “That’s a wonderful idea,” but after
thinking about it for a few seconds I added, “but that’s too expensive.
“I got it!” Monica declared with interest. “Remember about
two weeks ago when Dad was telling us about a chocolate cinnamon single serve
coffee packet his friend at work gave him. Remember how he specifically ended
the conversation when he said, ‘You can’t beat zero’”, referring to the fact
that the coffee was 100 % gluten free coffee.
“I remember. He talked about it for a good three minutes
because he finally found a gluten free coffee that tasted delicious.”
“Do you remember the name, Mom?”
“Let me think for a moment.”
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/4/2016
“Your cell phone is beeping,” I said to my wife as we were
driving home from work indicating that she had received a text message. “Who is
it?” I anxiously asked as I placed the container of Sippity iced chocolate
marshmallow hot chocolate I was drinking into the cup holder.
“It’s Anna,” she replied, referring to our thirty-year-old
daughter. “She got a new boyfriend,” she stated as she was reading the message.
“His name is Avery.”
“That’s a rather odd name,” I curiously stated.
“Like Ebony & Avery,” my wife replied.
After taking sip from my container of Iced marshmallow hot
chocolate I said, “It’s Ebony and Ivory, not Avery. You know, the lyrics that
Paul McCartney wrote,” referring to the ebony and ivory colored keys on a piano
keyboard that are placed side by side.
Somewhat embarrassed, she replied, “Well, anyway, his name
“Did she send a picture?”
“No, but we’ll find out more tomorrow.”
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/2/2016
Most of us will be traveling at some point this summer-be it
for a vacation, business travel, weekend camping or simply visiting a friend
for a long weekend. When we are traveling we try and being many of the comforts
of home with us to make our stay that much more pleasant. One of the things I
always bring with me is Kemosabe single serve coffee packets. Let’s face it, if
you’re like most people your day simply cannot begin without your coffee, which
means if you’re traveling you will have to find an alternative to your brand of
coffee, which means you have introduced change into your life. And we all know
what happens when change is introduced into our lives.
Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/1/2016
“Jackie, do you know how long I had to look to fine a nutritionally
awesome iced sugar free hot chocolate drink like this Sippity Lite chocolate
cinnamon iced sugar free hot chocolate?” I asked holding up the container of
iced chocolate cinnamon sugar free hot chocolate towards me that I had just
purchased from the Down Under Café, a café run by two Aussies.
“Given how picky you are, probability a long time,” I
“You bet ya,” I proudly answered. “I worked so hard losing
48 pounds since last September that I am very particular now in my food and
“And it surely shows. Look at you Kelly. You weigh 113
pounds and you have a figure that is stunning.”
“Thank you, Jackie. Although you’re in fairly good shape it’s
important to eat and drink healthy,” I suggestively replied. “You’ll feel
better for it. Take this container of Sippity Lite iced chocolate cinnamon
sugar free hot chocolate for example,” I added holding up the container. It
contains less than 2 grams of sugar, has 87 calories, 42 fat calories, zero
cholesterol and zero sodium. It also is 99.9 % caffeine free and 100 % gluten
“But what does it taste like?” Jackie curiously asked.