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Some might say that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, others refuse to acknowledge that. What I believe to be indisputable however, is that Die Hard’s antagonist Hans Gruber planned nearly every detail of his heist perfectly. What detail did Gruber fail to account for? Lunch.
When you’re hungry, you’re distracted, and when you’re distracted you make mistakes. Gruber was no exception. Underestimating John McClane might be something we all chalked up to hubris. Then again, it could just as easily have been that Gruber was trying to expedite things as his stomach protested the long day at Nakatomi Plaza. Gruber needed to pack himself a lunch, and what is the single most American lunch he could have packed to further solidify his claim that he was a hostage and not, in fact, the leader of the criminals who had stormed the plaza? Peanut butter and jelly. That’s right. I submit that the key to preventing the Die Hard franchise from making it past the first installment was little more than a quaint sandwich that could have helped sell Gruber’s claim that he was an american, and further prevented him from making non-trivial mistakes that cost him his escape in the end. This… is that sandwich.
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Okay, so there are 3 things I was absolutely certain of going into this one: PB DX, Concord Grape w/ Stevia, and INW Grape(s) would be core to success here.
I was absolutely certain from the minute that I tasted CAP Concord Grape that the Concord grape and Grape(s) would be enough to sell grape jam authentically. A light touch of FW Sweetener really helps push the sugary sweet jam aspect and separate it from the other two elements.
TFA's Peanut Butter DX is still, in my opinion, the gold standard for Peanut Butter flavors, and in this case it needed a little help from FW Hazelnut to help it remain present, and FLV Beer nuts to add a touch of salt and to help it stand up separately from the jam and bread.
Plain ass white bread, this should be simple, right? This was honestly where I struggled more than anything else. I came to the conclusion that WF Croissant would be too dry and flakey on its own, a little too authentic to an actual croissant. So I needed to make it a little chewier, a little gummy. FLV Starch base brings the croissant back down from its high horse and turns it into a much more authentic bread rather than pastry.
I'm calling for a 7 day steep, but I can't say I feel it needs the extra time, if you're impatient it's good right off the shake but it should fully come into its own in the course of a week.
This recipe was inspired by Philosaphucker's Grack Juice.
It reminds me of Cool aid grapes flavor.
TPA Grape Juice and CAP Concord grape
These two flavors serves as the base of this recipe. It gives a good hint of grape flavor on the inhale, and smooth grape exhale.
CAP Sweet Strawberry
This adds some texture to the mix. If you think about eating grapes, it has the same texture as eating strawberries.
This is one of my favorites watermelon flavor. It don't compete with other flavors and it gives this recipe a some wetness into it.
This gives some body into the mix
This add some consistency on the exhale. It gives that edge when it comes to adding some authenticity to the grape flavor that I'm trying to achieve in this recipe
This goes well with this recipe. I tried using Koolada but I dont like it because the grape flavors dies down a bit.
This also adds consistency and it blends well with this recipe.
CAP Super Sweet
This adds that processed sweetness of Koolaid drink
Mixed for the flavor _pro year of mixing The picture was the inspiration for this mix
Ice wine is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. This allows for a more concentrated grape juice to develop. The grapes' must is pressed from the frozen grapes, resulting in a smaller amount of more concentrated, very sweet wine .
On the inhale you get a syrup sweet mixed grape note that transitions to a sweet apple and ends with a light cherry tartness, that lingers. This is best vaped at 50 - 60 watts on an RDA
INW GRAPE is a sweet thick syrupy mixed grape that is the main grape profile here
INW SPARKLIG WINE is a brighter grape and has a syrup finish that coats and lingers which is characteristic of a an actual ice wine.
CONCORD GRAPE was used for its addition of stevia sweetener which I happen to like with certain fruits over super sweet. It adds some of the darker grape notes in this mix
INW TWO APPLES The apple sits in the middle in this mix. it is an accent note as many white wines have an apple note that is even more concentrated in an ICE wine. This note builds off the apple note in the sparkling wine.
CAP TART CHERRY is used for a light tart cherry finish that lingers , and helps to contrast some of the sweetness in this mix and I really am enjoying its use in this mix.
VT GOLDEN SYRUP us used for body and mouth feel that an actual ICE WINE has and it does that very well in this mix
NOTES this is sweet but if you are looking for a more I would use a drop of two of CAP Super sweet.
I tried this mix with VT ICED grape and I just did not care for the koolada effect i was getting and prefer this much more with WS 23 if that is something you would prefer.
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This flavor is mostly artificial grape drink, but it does have a hint of authentic red grape flavor in there. It is slightly sweet (from the stevia) and a fairly mild flavor. I don't detect much harshness or dryness from this flavor.
Stand alone: 4-7%
In a mix: 3-5%