In the 1999 film, The Sixth Sense, the final twist was in front of us the entire time.  Writer/director/twist-master M. Night Shyamalan stuck it right there under our noses.  Bruce Willis had been dead all along, a kind of ghost-therapist to the beloved creepy child star, Haley Joel Osment.

Okay, stay with me…

We were shocked, naturally (isn’t Bruce Willis immortal?), but perhaps the most shocking part of this revelation was that it was hinted at the entire time, as made oh so apparent by the film’s final moment of clarity: “oh-no-I’m-actually-a-ghost” montage.  And we all missed it.

Of course you’re a ghost, Bruce Willis!  The silent treatment NEVER lasts a whole year!  You didn’t even TOUCH your chair at your anniversary dinner!  Haley Joel’s mom wouldn’t even TALK to you!  The basement doorknob, Bruce!  The basement doorknob!

I promise I’m going somewhere with this.

The point is, even with all of the ingredients necessary to concoct the conclusion laid out before us, we couldn’t put them all in order, craft a recipe, bake it, and slide that delicious twist out of the oven.  We simply did not embrace the most obvious of conclusions.

Maybe we were blinded by the magnificent performance of Haley Joel, or the equally impressive, yet underappreciated, performance of Toni Collette as his distraught-yet-somehow-keeping-it together-and-still-putting-food-on-the-table-with-a-son-who-talks-to-freakin’-ghosts single mother.

Whew.  Okay, we’re getting there.

With that in mind, we at Aromas Coffeehouse + Bliss Bakery have a confession to make: we too, have been blind to the obvious. A twist so obvious, we can’t help but wonder how we never saw until now is...


Did you hear that all the way in the back?  No?  Okay, one more time with feeling:



 Us too, Haley

Us too, Haley

This month, January of 2017, we’ll be debuting the Dulce de Leche donut. A soft, dunkable cake donut glazed with a caramel, milk-candy icing and a hint of orange zest.

It will be available at all three of our shops. A cup of our new Guatemalan roast from Hardy coffee paired with a Bliss Bakery donut: the ultimate, obvious, delicious twist.

And we’re just getting warmed up.

This bad boy’s a limited run, a month-long engagement.  That’s right, we’ll only be selling Dulce de Leche donuts through January, so you’d better get down here and grab one, or a dozen a day, while you can.

Got time for one more twist?  Of course you do.

For those of you already mourning the inevitable loss of the Dulce de Leche donut, there’s some good news: we’ll be introducing a new, DIFFERENT, Donut of the Month for February!

And guess what’s after that?  Have you figured it out yet?  Have you solved the final, FINAL, absolute last twist?  No?  Well, hold onto your Benchmark because...


How’s that for a twist, M. Night?  

So rejoice!  Aromas + Bliss has officially deemed 2017 the year of the donut. 

Eat your heart out, 2016.

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