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This is what would happen if you spliced together a watermelon and blue raspberry Jolly Rancher. The strawberry gummy candy is in there to help fuse the two together and juice it up a bit. If you do not have the PUR-Watermelon the LA-Watermelon Clear would be the next best thing to sub for it. One word of caution though, when I tried this with menthol it severely muted the flavors.
I know that everyone's first thoughts are going to be "OMG that is a lot of Cherry!" but you will just have to trust me if you enjoy Cherry Jolly Ranchers. The Vape Train Cherry is a fairly weak flavor in the first place whereas the FW Hard Candy is a bit of a bully. I tried to use the lowest amount possible of the Hard Candy but I felt like any less than this and it was not selling the Jolly Rancher taste. However by the time I had the Hard Candy high enough to be present it had drowned out the Cherry completely so I had to keep turning it up until it was present again. It took me several attempts to get this where I wanted it.
There is NO substitute for this Cherry and on its own you will still get some of the dreaded cough syrup vibe. I found it at Chefs but perhaps BCF will start carrying it at some point. The sour notes in this mix work to eradicate the cough syrup vibe you may get from it on its own. The Cactus is in there to give you that juicy mouthfeel and help increase the tartness from the Sour. I went out and bought a bag of the Jolly Rancher Suckers to see how close I was getting and noticed the slightest hint of Fuji Apple in the actual candies. I think this is as close as I am ever going to get to this profile. It needs a few days to settle in for best results. Off the shake the Cactus and Fuji Apple stand out a wee bit too much but they will blend into the Cherry and Hard Candy after a brief steep.
Got this idea after Wayne's Concept to Concentrate series. I spent a lot of time in college working with rappers producing and mixing tracks for them, and dirty sprite was a staple in the booth. I do not want to promote the use of drinking codeine, but if I were to vape a delicious e-juice version of it, this is what I came up with. A lemon/lime soda dominant flavor with grape syrup and hard candies.
CAP Lemon Lime/TFA Citrus Punch/TFA Champagne/VT Fizzy Sherbet - Soda base, trying to go with more of a sprite feel
FW Grape Soda - Wanted a thick syrup texture to the grape on this one, and the feel with FW Grape Soda really lingers on the tongue, I left this a little light in the recipe as a small after-note
FW Hard Candy - Just an addition to get some of that hard candy taste in with the juice, adds some additional sweetness
TFA Koolada/CAP Super Sweet - These are optional, but I usually like my soda vapes with a little Koolada and CAP Super Sweet if you want to make it pop even more
Jaws by Hold Fast was and still is a popular E-Liquid on the market today. Long story short, I have been tackling quote on quote clone recipes for a LONG time now. Mostly having the time working in the industry and having the privilege of working in a mixing lab for about 7 years. Now saying that, a good friend that I work with is just plain obssesed with this liquid (Watermelon Jawbreaker). So I decided to take a crack at it, with all this time being in a lab, why not right.
Starting off with what I thought was evident enough of being the main profile was FW Watermelon, and the second ingredient obviously FW Jawbreaker or now known as Jaw Breaking Candy. I've used FW Watermelon so many times and know the taste anytime it's in a recipe. This as everyone probably knows is damn strong, like needing to change the seals on your tank or rda strong. After playing around ALOT with this profile it would come close or maybe around 80-85% to the actual recipe, but their was just something missing that I could not figure out, until using FW Hard Candy..
I hit a road block that i simply couldn't get around like 100% of the time trying to take on a "clone". Most of the time when in stuck I'll just pick up flavors off the shelf and start to smell them and finger tasting. As soon as I picked up and wiped the dust off of FW Hard Candy, smelling and tasting...it hit me! Hard Candy has the same Watermelon in it that is FW Watermelon, but it also has it's own unique taste. So after scrapping FW Watermelon completely it automatically took the recipe to up about 90%...but.. yes the part where their is still just something missing...of course. Mind you at this point it's just a 2 flavor recipe, and the sweetener of course. Now, it was all about tweaking the recipe again and again and again. This time it was a little harder to try to figure out what was missing to make the recipe what it is. So adding some TFA Ethyl Maltol to the mix it really helped to "blend" the recipe and make it more copisthetic. Yet it was still quite not there. After some time with playing around with %s I decided to try cranking the flavors up a little higher then I normally would like, around 10%. Too much for The Hard Candy, but when I reversed it and jacked up the Jaw Breaker, it suddenly all came together. For some reason, JawBreaker at 10% just worked and changed into what it seems to have been missing. Why? I'm not sure, but it worked. Now for trying to get it where it needed to be I added .5% of TFA Ethyl Maltol and for me personally .75% of CAP Super Sweet is not too much or too little. Also, going any higher than .5% with the Ethyl Maltol seemed to make it a little harsh for whatever reason, so I would just leave it at .5%.
So, i do hope you all enjoy this recipe and I'll continue to try to tackle "clones" because i enjoy the challenge. I do really feel this recipe to me, is about 94-96% to the original. Taste is subjective again, but again i hope you all enjoy it! Cheers!🍻
The past few months I've been coming back to this strawberry kiwi profile over and over and never getting it quite how I wanted it. One of my only other public recipes right now- my Blue Dot Vapors Strawkiji Freeze remix- was my starting point, and this is where I've ended up. The resolution to a lengthy process of trial and error, waiting on new flavors to come in, and some more trial and error. Resolver is a bright, juicy, sweet strawberry kiwi with a nice punch of cooling.
I made this recipe to mimic Big Red Gum but it turned out just like Hot Tomales - FTW! TPA Cinnamon Red Hot can be increased or decreased to suit. For me, at 8% it is pretty hot and just the way I like it. INW Cactus provides the nice wet mouth feel that you would expect when chewing on the real thing.