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This recipe was a bit of a personal challenge for me. The goal was to convert my cola into a bubblegum with the fewest amount of changes possible. It started out with some research on what goes into making a bubblegum. It turns out that the flavoring components used in gum are already fairly in line with many other recipes from the 20th century, using things like cinnamon, vanilla, and citrus oils. The significant differences were the inclusion of mint, which makes sense for a chewing gum, and the inclusion of flavors such as banana and strawberry in more modern versions.
I started out by removing VT Fizzy Sherbet because bubblegum isn't fizzy, and it doesn't have a dominant lemon/lime flavor. TPA Wintergreen took its place, and then I started trying various fruits out to see the effect they would have. Strawberry was my initial assumption, so I tried out WF Strawberry Gummy Candy, INW Shisha Strawberry, TPA Ripe Strawberry, and several others. None of them were headed in the right direction so I broke out my banana flavors and started smelling them. My first idea was to use WF Banana Candy, but it didn't fit the bill so I moved onto WF Banana Puree. As soon as I smelled it I knew that was the right choice, so the rest was a percentage game. 1% was the perfect amount to not stand out from the rest of the mix as an obviously banana flavored gum. The real issue was finding the correct percentage for TPA Wintergreen. I tried out everything from .5% to 2% and found myself lingering at 1% originally. Unfortunately the brighter parts of the orange and banana were still a bit too apparent after a steep, so I moved the wintergreen up to 1.25% and then 1.5%.
Now that the development notes are out of the way I need to thank some awesome people. Graham was the person that really planted the idea in my head. I was originally against it for the most part because there are already some awesome bubblegum flavors available like MB American Bubblegum. It wasn't until Dave commented on a Reddit post that I should make 007 Bubblegum that I actually committed to the idea. Then once I was fairly happy with the mix I asked a few people to try it out for me. Eyemakepizza and Shyndo were kind enough to give it a shot and they both seemed to really enjoy it. Shyndo made an excellent point about the validity of this creation. He noticed that bubblegum flavors were difficult to work into a mix because they were mostly top-notes that would clash with other fruits. So after testing this out with some additional fruits I felt better about this silly project. Feel free to make your own version of this recipe using your favorite fruit flavoring and let me know what you think.
It's a shamrock shake... except wintergreen.
Don't be scared by the high percentage of ws-23, the heavy dose of cream really seems to beat the cooling effect down quite a bit.
This is a recipe that will continually get better as it ages(though it will become alarmingly dark), but is very tasty day one.
*Important: TPA Cinnamon is 1% of a 10% dilution, so 0.10% TPA Cinnamon**
If you are craving a great Dubble Bubble recipe then give this one a try. This will bring back those childhood memories but with this recipe you wont run out of flavor after 30 seconds.
This recipe mainly comes from a post by HIC on the VU forums, however, the original recipe was not even close to an authentic Dubble Bubble flavor. HIC did quite a bit of research in regards to finding the flavor components that make up Dubble Bubble, so I can not take credit for most of this recipe.
In order for the recipe to taste more accurate, I had to alter the ratios of the 4 main components of DB being: Orange, wintergreen, vanillin, and cinnamon. The original recipe used FA Orange but I felt that SC Orange was a better fit due to it being a bit sweeter and candylike. If you dont have SC Orange then FA orange at 1.25% is a suitable substitute. I also ended up adding a touch of TPA Marshmallow for mouthfeel, and a small amount of LA Bubble Gum to help fill in the gaps between the main flavor components. CAP Super Sweet at 0.5 provides an authentic level of sweetness, however it's entirely optional. Also, you may even want to drop the cinnamon a bit more as it comes off as slightly harsh as an SnV, however I think 0.1% is where it needs to be to supply that accurate level of cinnamon flavor.
This recipe seems to be best when vaped after 3 days up to 2 weeks due to the amount of vanillin which will eventually mute and throw things out of proportion a bit.
As stated before I would wait at least 3 days to vape this recipe in order to let the cinnamon die down a bit. After that, this becomes quite smooth and all of the flavors homogenize nicely.
Hope you enjoy this neat recipe!