Used in 219 recipes at an average of 4.656%.
The goal here was to create a grape flavored bubblegum with a texture reminiscent of the old individually wrapped grape bazooka joe/double bubble style gum. I wanted a nice juicy, candied grape flavor/texture with, at the same time, somewhat of a dry smooth texture to emulate the dryness that one would find on the outside of the gum before chewing it and I think this easy, simple recipe hit the nail on the head.
CAP-Bubble Gum. This was a no brainer on the best bubblegum to use here and in all honesty the best bubblegum to use, period. I tried numerous bubblegums and none of the 6 that I have on hand would have gotten the job done like the CAP did. It provided me with the perfect flavor and texture for the profile I was after. It provided me with that dry, somewhat chewy 'pink' flavor. I started out at 2% but, quickly realized that this this low the flavor was not full enough so, I upped it to 4% and bingo, I got what I was looking for. However, that percentage also provide me with a little harshness which I was not fond of.
FW-Whipped Cream. To curb the slight bit of harshness from the bubblegum I knew that this concentrate would remedy it. I've worked with this ingredient extensively and for some extra mouthfeel and 'smoothing out' properties it was the perfect fit. I started with it at .5% and it worked but, it didn't cut down enough of the harshness. I bumped it to .75% and voila, harshness gone, and a little extra mouthfeel and body.
FW-Grape Soda. I really wanted a single grape flavor that provided the juiciest qualities along with being full bodied and somewhat candied and non realistic. Having worked with this flavor before I new it would be the perfect fit and right off the bat it was. I tinkered around with other grapes just to see if I could improve what I already had unsuccessfully and ended up going with this, my original choice. Having used it at 3% elsewhere I knew that was right where it needed to be.
CAP-Super Sweet. Of course, being that this is a bubblegum we needed to add a little extra sweetness to it so, .5% suited this mix perfectly. Feel free to raise or lower this to preference.
FLV-Candy Roll. Having watch all of the NOTED series and taking the advice from ID10-T on this possibly working to add dryness to a bubblegum, I decided to try it. It worked. And at .5% it seemed to add what I was looking for without compromising flavor at all.
Right off the shake it's pretty well good to go. I dont wait for a steep personally but, I do notice that after the 3 day mark the flavors seem to marry together and become more so one with eachother.
Hope you enjoy!
A pretty close remix of Naked 100 Yummy Gum aka Triple Strawberry now...I had a bottle and ran out and then tried to recreate it with what I think it's pretty close for sure..It's even the same color after steeping a golden yellow..Now not sure there would be Candy Jammy Wizard in the original I just find that adding it makes it a little more strawberry gummy candy like for that added Sugar Lips effect
A third or fourth version of my take on Vapoureyes' Heisenberg (https://vapoureyes.com.au/products/heisenberg).
Icy cold blueberry, some bubblegum in the background. Derived from many of the available Heisenberg clones, tuned towards the VE version. It's close enough that I'll settle.
TFA Blueberry Candy - The base blueberry. Works great here at 5%.
TFA Raspberry Sweet - Adds another dimension to the blueberry candy. More of a dark, fuzzy berry background.
Cap Bubble Gum - There is a clear bubble gum note in Heisenberg, cap at 4% is weak enough but closely resembles the bubblegum undertones.
Cap Double Apple - Slightly crispy, bright apple note necessary in the mix.
Sour - Pumps up the blueberry.
Koolada/Menthol - Cold, icy finish. Clears out the sinuses, even at this low % (yes it's low, I'd even hazard upping menthol to 2%, but that's just me being a fuckwit).
Sweetener - Nothing to say here. Pretty much add this to everything, ties in a sweetness to the other flavours that is vital (imo).
Mixed @ 40/60. Great as a S&V. I wont lie and say it's exact or anything, but it hits the same satisfying notes of the original with some different intricacies. The OG has anise of some sort, and no raspberry. However this will do me fine until VE makes some one shots 👌
Sweet creamy raspberry inhale that carries over to a bubblegum exhale
Growing up as a kid in the 80s, my favorite gum was raspberry "Bubblicious" bubblegum. This is my attempt to recreate this taste from memory, considering this flavor has been discontinued for over 20 years....damn I'm old lol.
Good as a shake and vape and really comes together after a 24 steep.
Feel free to tweek and any feedback would be appreciated.
The gum is one most of us know and enjoy. It is a staple of most of our youths. I present to you Bubbilicious Grape.
The goal was a well known candy using Cap & TPA ingredients. I feel that this delivers on the demands while being a superb bubblegum. It did not come easy there were many, many tests of this rounds recipe. It is with confidence I can say this is as most realistic to grape bubblicious has I would ever be able to get. So if by some chance you have not had this candy it has the following characteristics: fluffy, almost creamy but not dairy, grape that is smooth not sour, sweet, gum notes, powdery marshmallow chew vs. a traditional crisp bite. The ingredients were replaced with different ideas including EM at high doses, Sweetener ranges of 0-1.5%, Grape going from 3-6%, Cap Jelly Candy from 1-3%, etc. It took a number of tries to reach what I feel will hit all the right spots for any grape gum addict out there.
There are two parts to this delicious gum:
The grape side which is made with a combination of the grape juice, sweetener and vanilla swirl
The gum side which is made with the bubble gum, marshmallow, as well as sweetener and vanilla swirl.
Bubble Gum CAP
To me this is the best starting point for a good store gum, but as you work with it you find it has some limitations. I did have tpa gum but it just was nasty to me.
So I chose Capella because it gives that perfect whipped gum smell and taste but it is missing the fluff experience from those square gum clouds. Alone it fades quick and can't hang, with a few layering ingredients it turns more into the gum we are seeking. It was put at this range to stay in the mix while not ruining the mix. I feel it hits the mark at this %
Grape Juice TPA
This is the only gum grape, period. The rest are not the same as that fake grape that we love from the grape gum. Mixing this and bubble gum just give off two notes that don't work as a finished recipe. Over 4% and it was all grape, under 3% and bubblegum took over in testing. This range gives it that pop at first of grape but then lets it slide into the middle just like actual gum would.
This was selected for mouthfeel and gum layering. The Cap Bubblegum needed multiple layers to make it. It was necessary for the gummy mouth effect and the marshmallow adds a few layers of sweet to the mix. This marshmallow is far better than Capella which has a syrupy note that wouldn't help our gum stay on track for the targeted flavor.
I dialed the sweet back multiple times to hit the gum sweet but then stop. This was very difficult in hitting a gum sweet while not being unbearable for an adv.
Vanilla Swirl TPA
This finally tied it together. It was the secret magic ingredient to give that full flavor grape it needed. I would have not felt so good about this mix if this beautiful idea hadn't come along. It doesn't even add the vanilla as much as fix the one noted grape and bring the whole thing together.
This has been an amazing round and thanks for the chance to play. I hope you feel that this hits the mark for a perfect bubblegum like the days of baseball in the dugout eating the whole pack of this stuff.