The Blueberry Custard to end all blueberry custards. Or is it a Blueberry Cream? Wait, it kind of tastes like a Cheesecake, too! This mix plays tricks with your mind. I've even heard some getting waffle from it. FW Blueberry, TPA Blueberry, and FA Bilberry complete the trinity, along with INW Lemon Mix to really drive that blueberry forward.
INW Custard, INW Yes We Cheesecake, TFA Bavarian Cream, TFA Sweet Cream, TFA Marshmallow and DIYFS Holy Vanilla all combine to give a well rounded creamy as hell custardpiecakewaffle.
This is my first stab at the whole 1,2,3 category of recipes. FA Florida Key Lime and FLV Sweet Coconut were both new flavors that I had not used yet, and knowing both flavor brands, assumed they would be a good fit with the percentages. I admit the profile pretty much came off the top of my head talking with ID10-T in the diy discord.
PUR Banana is creamy, ripe, and fresh. You won't find any shitty runts flavor in this one (unless that's what you like. I won't judge).
FA Florida Key Lime is great because I've previously used TFA Key Lime in my recipes, but it needs help and a steep as its quite harsh right off the mix and needs help from more Lime and some sweetener. Luckily FA FKL can stand on its own, and seems like it would be a great fit in any drink recipes.
FLV Sweet Coconut made me like coconut vapes. And I actually think it made me like IRL Coconut as its bothered me in the past. I'm not even sure how that's possible. I've had it some other folks' juices before, so I knew it was good. GTFO FA Coconut and TFA Coconut Extra. But it tastes like an accurate Coconut, and its a bit creamy as well.
You definitely taste the creamy banana and coconut on the inhale more so than the Lime. But the Lime comes in at the end. I'm most impressed by the way the coconut and banana have kind of melded into a mash or a pudding, for lack of a better word. I would give it 4-5 days for the Key Lime to mellow out. If you dig the tropical style juice, or even remotely like coconut, try it out.
This is an attempt at recreating Ricola Dual Action cough drops in vape form.
“Our unique blend of ten natural Swiss alpine herbs, natural menthol, and soothing syrup center, combine to give you fast, safe relief you can trust”
If you haven’t had these cough drops, the sweet honey-lemon outer-shell tastily gives way to an intense mentholated, soothing herbal syrup center.
I am obviously not using ten different herb concentrates here, but I don’t find all of them necessary to impart the flavor of the product here. A few of them listed in the ingredients list of the drops are probably there for their medicinal properties.
Instead, I’m just going to include the ones responsible for pushing that signature Ricola herbal flavor.
Props to u/CheebaSteeba for giving me a good start for my recipe with his Lemon Cough Drop mix.
INW Eucalyptus With Mint:
Eucalyptus is not an included ingredient in Ricola drops. However, it’s scent is still a dead ringer for them, and we know how well a fit this flavor is for vaping when you are under the weather. It’s cooling properties are also a plus, here.
JF Juicy Lemon:
You can’t have lemon cough drops without the lemon, and this one fits the mold perfectly.
FLV Honey Bee:
The perfect honey flavor for this recipe. This is not generic supermarket honey that has had all of its beneficial florals removed. This is more akin to raw honey straight from a hive. This is a very strong flavor so we only want to use a bit of it, but it also needs a few days to mellow out. I actually prefer it without a steep.
One of the ingredients in Ricola’s herbal blend. Imparts the anise flavor to the recipe.
While not the best Elderflower flavor as far as authenticity goes, it works fine enough as a floral for its use in the mix.
A strawberry chewy candy born of an otherworldly realm.
This recipe uses JF Pink Burst as its base. Its the first time I've used the flavor in a mix. Nothing too out of the ordinary in regards to flavors other than that.
JF Pink Burst @ 3.0%: PB is only decent on its own in regards to its strawberry notes. It is definitely useful for the chewy candy texture it brings to the table, though. Adding a small amount of JF Juicy Lemon adds a tiny bit of sweetness/wetness to the candy profile so we don't have to use sweetener. CAP Jelly Candy is a flavor I add to any candy type profile I'm going for, regardless of whether I'm specifically looking for "jelly candy" or not.
JF Sweet Strawberry @ 2.0%: This is a candy recipe, so I didn't want to choose a fresh strawberry flavor. Sweet Strawberry is perfect for this, as its candy-like on its own, and brings its own sweetness into the fold.
TPA Marshmallow @ 1.0%: Using this for more added sweetness and for a bit of body.
This is a clone of Bombies Black Out City, described as a Limoncello, Blueberry and Menthol. My version uses Polar Blast as a cooling agent, instead of menthol. I believe it highlights the lemon and the blueberry better, while still giving the mix an icy profile. Perfectly fine as a shake and vape, though due to the higher amount of Lemon Sicily used, can benefit from a day or two of steeping.