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My initial mix up of this week's recipe turned out poorly so I had to remix it without getting the benefit of a few weeks of steeping like the first version got. This has been steeping now for 8 days, and has turned out lovely and was actually pretty good off the shake, though the creamy flavors have started to shine through now that it has had a bit of steep time. I would say this needs about 2 weeks steeping, maybe 3 to be fully stabilized, but if you're a mix and shake vaper this will work, but maybe mix up a big bottle or a second batch to allow one to steep as well.
The ice cream layer in this recipe is made up of Delosi's Vanilla Cream and FA Vienna Cream. These creams are actually DAAP free, so I did have to use a few other ingredients to DAAP it up a bit for you DAAP lovers. The FLV Cream adds a bit of Diacetyl, and the WF Caramel Butter definitely has some level of DAAP in it that adds to the overall thickness of the ice cream flavor. The Caramel is meant to be mixed into the ice cream, as it is a caramel ice cream so there shouldn't be much in the way of separation in these layers, but should be blended all into one.
Aged Bourbon Cream is the drizzle that tops this ice cream, as I thought it would be something a bit different and contrasting to the caramel notes. And instead of adding yet another cream to add to the whipped cream layer, I just kind of ignored the whipped cream as I felt it would get lost in the ice cream notes. I used FA Nut Mix over the other types of nuts because I know this flavor gives a good slight nut note when used at a low percentage and it wouldn't overpower the other flavors making it a nut ice cream rather than just a topping. Since I had poor results trying to get a toffee pecan type of note in the first attempt, I just settled for a hint of nut to go in there.
I got inspired by an eliquid that a friend of mine was freaking out about. Though that particular liquid, while good, just tasted full of sweetener, and syrup heavy flavors which turned me off to it a little bit. I mean, it still tasted pretty good but was just missing something. So, being a mixer of course, I decided to start making one for myself. One that I would want to vape anyways. The liquid was a peanut butter banana granola bar from a bear-y well known granola line of ejuice. The mix it is today, to me is very close to a commercial style granola bar, even though there's lots of different variations of granola. When I imagine it, this is where I land personally. So, give it a mix, I promise if you enjoy banana nut type recipes, this definitely hits that mark and I can vape the hell out of this without it feeling too dark and cloying as the original. After about 5 days, the banana settles down a bit and leaves just a very tasty treat.
TPA Banana Cream/LA Banana Cream - Pretty self explanatory. Always a delicious combo for a nice semi-realistic banana flavor with a decent candiness that also brings along a well-rounded cream.
CAP Cereal 27 - The perfect AP addition to any bakery flavors, also solidifies a very tasty oat note and also includes a subtle sweetness. Combined with FA Cookie it really puffs out to be pretty crunchy and sweet.
FA Cookie - Just a touch of extra AP and sweetness to sit up with C27 against the creams and nuttiness.
TPA Peanut Butter - Also pretty self explanatory. Just a very true peanut butter flavor. Nutty enough to be pretty realistic and creamy enough to be delicious. It can overtake a mix pretty easily. A little goes a long way, especially being a flavor with ethyl maltol. If you use this flavor in lower amounts, it can really help some darker caramel-ish recipes with a very unique creaminess/chewiness, which can be quite useful. This is a DA/AP included flavor but TPA also has a DA/AP free version which is just as good if not better with a vibrant flavor.
FA Nut Mix - Simple nutty flavor. Very VERY powerful. If you use too much, this flavor can absolutely ruin an entire recipe IMO. Very similar in that way to FA Walnut though Walnut can be more forgiving. This is just an oily, nutty flavor. There's not much that can be said about it because the only time anyone would want to use this is very sparingly to back up some other nutty flavors and maybe as an accent. Not anything like peanuts, much more like almonds/walnuts maybe a little hazelnut mixed up together. Still, it's very good to add as a nutty accent. Sits very central on the palate leaving a nuttiness after the exhale.
FLV Granola - Now, before I added this flavor to this mix, I already had a decent granola type flavor. I took some ideas from a blueberry crumble recipe by luadr. When I mixed that recipe, I could see what he was trying to accomplish (even though I was short one of the flavors, FA WoW) I tried out FA Nut Mix which really stood out as a nutty after-note and really went well with the bakeries. I loved the combination of those particular bakery flavors into a decently realistic crumble-like flavor. I used that same process with this recipe and I was pretty close getting to a granola-like note. Once I received FLV Granola however and added 1% in with this I realized....
wtf did I just do? It was clearly way too much. But, once I brought it down quite a bit, that flavor really sets the bar for granola (not that there's much competition). Now, it's not perfect. There aren't many flavors that are, but used correctly and with a bit of extra help, it truly brought the mix to the next level. It wasn't so dark that it wasn't able to be lightened or "softened" up a bit with other blonder flavors. It also comes with a noticeable sweetness towards the end, which assisted a bit in the banana.
This is my response to this week's picture. Its a blondie with nuts and a maple sauce. I left out the butterscotch and white chocolate because having so much going on is super hard to balance and not turn into a muddled mess. If you want some butterscotch as well, this mix is really good with 2% fw butterscotch added to it. As always sweetener is optional, I have added 1% fw or ecx sweetener to this mix with much success.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
This is nothing new. It's tobacco . . . it's dessert. There's nothing new under the sun.
I wanted a buttery, nutty, caramel tobacco with a little bit of vanilla and graham cracker, so I started pulling flavors down that I thought would scratch that itch. I went through several iterations (some involving chocolate at small percentages) and landed on this. There are a ton of flavorings in this recipe . . . so if you are looking for minimalism . . . apologies, but for me it just works. I tried to build each piece (caramel/pecan, tobacco, graham cracker/marshmallow) and then put them together. In my opinion, all meshes together to form the profile I was looking for. Works great as a SNV . . . but, as with most things, it gets better with age. I mix this 60vg/40pg. If it makes any difference (I know it doesn't), my wife really enjoys the room note.
All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? Therefore I perceived that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?