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A fanciful combination of banana and cactus, what else?
Banana and cactus? Is this guy even serious? Well, one word: yessiree! When I first started with this mad combination, I was intrigued by the absurdness of the concept but it turned out, to coin a phrase, absolutely fabulous! The sweet, runty banana notes are kept in place and stunningly enhanced by the contrasting cactus, resulting in a one of a kind flavour combonation...
The banana combo is compliments of @Tootall and is, by far, the best banana combo around. The distinctive ‘fake banana’ FLV, with its natural, ripe banana creaminess blends perfectly with the equally ripe and runty WF Banana Puree to create a decadent banana ‘pudding’.
INW Cactus is such an intriguing flavour that it just fits here as if it was meant to be paired with banana all this time! The inherent, albeit slight, hints of pear and citrus is the perfect companion to blend with the banana base. INW has noted that Cactus pairs well with banana and a few recipes are about, so this is not a total hairball idea...
This is good off the shake.
Inspired by Lilt. I came up with this last autumn, when I wanted summer back in my life, but it’s taken a fair few iterations to get it balanced.
The Aurora is here to add a little carbonated zing to the profile. You could alternatively sub in FW Pink Champagne around 1% for a similar effect, but I like the brightness that Aurora brings here.
Everything else should be self-explanatory. The pineapples offer the main base, playing off the tart grapefruit from Inawera.
It’s good off the shake, but I recommend giving it 4 days for everything to settle together.
Disover the power of the Cucumis Genus. Experience the pinnacle of flavour as the Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) and Cucumis Melo (Honeydew) dance in harmony, with an alluringly fresh minty, top note. waterfalls of juiciness from cactus and pear, all swimming together in a beautifully refreshing ice bath.
My version of this Guava Candy includes a drop of Super Sweet per 15ml. The flavors are pretty sweet on their own but feel free to add to your liking.
After a shake it is, for me, a funky, cartoonish and candy-like sweet guava. With a little cactus tingle on the exhale. After a day or two the flavors blend together to a more cohesive guava candy. I can only describe it as a Funky Guava.
Personally, I did't notice a difference between 2-3 days and a 1,5 week steep. Curious how it wil fade/evolve after a longer steep though.
Inspiration from ENYAWREKLAW's Sweet Guava Flavorbook entry recipe & RockeyHarlow's Burst Duo Guava Dragonfruit (Somewhat Close) Clone.
If requested by ENYAWREKLAW of RockeyHarlow I will take the recipe down. Because I am not sure if I posted the recipe correctly
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.
This is not an exact clone. Only had the original commercial juice once but it was unique and inspirational.
On day one, a mandarin explosion. Very enjoyable as is, but the way I preferred it was with a day steep. The mandarin will blend with the cactus and jack fruit. Very juicy and sweet.
Sweeten to taste.
Tested in the Horizon Tech Falcon Tank.
Hibbadoray shared a strawberry watermelon recipe idea for pod systems with me and a few others on Facebook. I decided to try it and play with the percentages and make some additions to improve upon it. This is a really great recipe for pods. The flavor punches through and doesn't hide at all.
Alpine Strawberry is a really potent strawberry that even strawberry non-tasters will be able to enjoy. It drives that berry base layer and gives a solid foundation to the mix. I know it's expensive but a bottle will last a very long time because of it's potency. Splurge and treat yourself.
Watermelon Candy brings the bold watermelon to the party and strongly pushes everything towards a candy profile. It's here to bring a punch and not a whimper.
Cactus brings the juiciness and the rind notes of the watermelon. I've used it relatively high here because it plays so well with both the strawberry and watermelon. It gives the much needed juiciness that keeps this a candy profile and reinforces the rind note of the candy watermelon to push it just a bit more towards the authentic side.
Super Sweet/Cotton Candy is here to sweeten up the mix. After all we're looking for a candy profile. The Ethyl Maltol in the Cotton Candy helps to round off the harsh notes that I get from just about every watermelon. It's used low so we don't go muting everything we've built.
Rainforest is a sopping wet amalgamation of Juicy Guava, Honeysuckle, and Cactus. I get an absolutely saturated mouthfeel from this blend and I love it when i need a change of pace for a few days. It has seen a few different iterations with the three main ingredients at varying levels of dominance, but I felt this was the most well rounded and accessible. You can turn the Guava and Cactus down for a more honeysuckle dominant flavor that is pretty damn good too.
The addition of WS23 can add a whole other element to the mix and really transform it into a slushy type flavor instead of a more hard candy vibe that we get from the base recipe. I don't include it in the base recipe because it isn't for everyone.
Our main note is the sticky sweet nectar that is CAP Sweet Guava, and it does its job of conducting the train of flavor well here. We get a lovely, wet, pink (heh) vibe from this at 3%.
Backup comes from TPA Honeysuckle at 2%. This adds a sweet floral nuance to the whole mix without making this taste like sucking on flower petals. It bumps up the juiciness without imparting too much of a flavor to the blend.
Our final bump of wet comes from none other than INW Cactus. The pink undertones play well with the Sweet Guava and at 0.5% it's really the little note that seals the deal and helps tie the Honeysuckle to the Guava. There is a noticeable difference if Cactus is omitted, not necessarily a bad difference, but a difference all the same.
Finally a little CAP Super Sweet at 0.4% rounds some little edges and brightens up some odd notes that can arise after a few days of a steep, though to be fair I generally don't let the 60ml make it past about two days.
When I saw this picture I envisioned a nice summer poolside drink.
Cranberry juice with Tea and Brandy for an afternoon refreshing mixed drink, infused with strawberry oranges and lemons.
FA Lemon Sicily and FA Bergamot for the realistic citric aspect
FA Black Tea with a touch of FLV Red Tea for the steeped tea leaves aspect
TFA Cramberry Sauce with TFA Strawberry for the juice part of the cocktail.
FA Brandy for the light yet dry boosy aspect.
INW Cactus and FA polar blast for the refreshing effect.
Sweetener to mimic the syrupy taste of concentrated fruit juice.
Super sweet with an earthy floral accent. Savory and Light with just a touch of bitterness gives it completely and contrast. More of a natural syrupy sweetness like stevia or agave not sugary.
Relatable Flavors Reminds me of drinking agave nectar with a touch of rose water, or orange blossom.