Used in 28 recipes at an average of 2.0%.
This is a raspberry, blackberry, blackcurrant blend, paired with licorice and a splash of ice.
Made for "CAP Berry Cooler" Flavorbook Entry
Profile: Black licorice and dark berry candy - flavor of my childhood.
Was a bit up and down with this one to get the licorice balanced correctly. Goal was to get some anise and some salmiak but not too much of either.
First version contained 2.5% FA Black Touch and 1% CAP Licorice - Too much anise and too little (none really) salmiak.
So I took FA Black Touch down .5% and added that .5% to the CAP Licorice - great success!
Next up was to balance the berries.
First version I used 1% FLV boysenberry, 0.5% FA Blackcurrant and 2% WF Sour Blue Raspberry Candy.
The Sour Blue Raspberry Candy added some good taste, but sadly brought along some perfume as well, which I didn't care much for.
After talking it over with @nowar - who suggested CAP Jelly Candy (lots and lots of credit to him for that), Sour Blue Raspberry Candy was scrapped in favor.
Second version - now with @nowar onboard, we felt the berries lacked a little, so we added another .25% to the FLV Boysenberry and struck gold!
Powdered sugar is mainly there to help the FLV Boysenberry with the taste of candy.
CAP Super Sweet does not need an explanation why its there.
To me this taste just like my childhood, where to @nowar this taste like adulthood - thought that was a funny little quote to have in.
Where I come from, a mixture of black licorice and berries is not unheard of - in fact, it's very common and kids do enjoy that flavor a lot.
Please do enjoy!
Profile: Licorice rod with sweet citrus filling!
I started this off with CAP Licorice at 3%, FE Lemon at 2% and FLV Sweet Coconut at 1% and TPA Marshmallow at 1%
However, the licorice weren't strong enough and the FE Lemon didn't really stand a chance on it's own.
I tried upping the licorice to 4% (was too much!) and adding in VT Sour Lemon at 1.25%. Which just made it taste like citrus dishwasher soap with a shot of heavy licorice in it - NOT GOOD!
So I ended with the following:
I was very much against using sweetener in this, as I know CAP Licorice and sweetener doesn't always tango that well, plus I wanted to see if I could make a candy without any sweetener in it.
I dropped the FE Lemon a bit to avoid the soapy flavor it potentially can add and brought in FA Blood Orange to help it. The Blood Orange also brings some of the sweetness I felt would fit a candy and 0.75% seems to be just right.
Both the marshmallow and meringue serves is the texture for the filling and helps the candy flavor on its way too.
I feel this profile fits people who don't like black licorice that much, but also works as a great entry into the world of licorice vapes.
I like it as SnV, but some people think it only gets better and better with some steeping - so it's up to you!
Feel free to give it a mix and a review - even if you're a licorice hater <3