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Profile: Caramel infused taffy with a kick of peppermint
Been screwing and chewing around with FLV Peppermint thanks to @Zany, despite the fact that yours truly hates everything cool.
But I was drawn to the peppermint flavor much more rather than just having a cool element in my mix.
I do love a good caramel and peppermint candy however, so I set sails to make it into a vape that I could enjoy all year around.
Lets break it down!
The Taffy Chew:
To create the texture I decided to go with FW Salt Water Taffy as the main note. This adds both a little sweetness and a little texture to the mix.
I wanted to enhance the texture, making it more thick (as if it would be sticking to your teeth), so for a more waxy and sticky texture note I my choice fell on CAP Butter Cream to complete the waxy and stickiness.
For a little bit of mouthfeel, just so it didn't feel like that I would be chewing a flavored candle light, I threw in some TFA Vanilla Swirl. It makes it chewy, but round and nice in texture and adds a hint of sweetness and creaminess without actual cream.
The Caramel Mint:
I have always found the mixture of FW Caramel (salted) and FA Butterscotch to be a perfect caramel taste for me. It brings the best of both worlds, so it was an easy choice for me combine those two.
Concerning percentages of the two, they are just about enough to not be disgusting, but gives a nice round warm mouthfeel on the inhale, that really coveres your tongue in caramel goodiness.
On the exhale, you'll get a good serious kick of the FLV Peppermint in both terms of cooling and the nice sharp peppermint taste, while the caramel still lingers and dances around. I experimented with FLV Peppermint around 0.5% which i found to be way too much and it just took over. I find 0.25% to be just perfect, to still keep some sharpness without it feels like you're vaping razorblades.
FA Meringue is being used in this case to create a shade of candy and doesn't really do much other than exactly that.
To complete the candy, but not stated in the recipe above due to the preference of people, I added in about 0.25% CAP Super Sweet. I find that it adds the sugarlips that I myself like from candy, but the recipe works fine without it really. It all comes down to whether or not you as mixer tend to use it.
Concerning a steep, this really needs the advised 3 days of steep. Off the shake the FLV Peppermint is a tad too harsh and the caramels haven't developed yet at all, so please follow my advise and let it sit for 3 days.
No nonsense! No gimmicks! Just straight up peanut butter goodness!
So, this is where my soul crushing and money consuming journey of finding the best peanut butter vape took me.
Every flavor in here that's not PB is to help the profile out and make it the best it could be on it's own, without going into custard/ice cream/etc territory.
TPA DX Peanut Butter | FLV Peanut Butter:
The peanut butter base. Those are arguably the two best PBs on the market. The DX PB is the main flavor, FLV PB is here to boost it up. The only other PB I would even slightly consider is CAP's Peanut Butter V2, since it's miraculously light years ahead of the V1. Maybe a good substitute if you can't get FLV's PB.
This is in here to bolster the PB just a little bit more. Any higher percentage would kill the overall flavor, but 0.5% is just right.
TPA DX Marshmallow | TPA Marshmallow:
I know what you're thinking: Both of these in the same recipe? What heresy is this?! But hear me out: TPA's DX Marshmallow tastes nothing like the regular one, and it's great! I think it's another underrated DX flavoring and one of my favorite marshmallows. Both of these in combination are my marshmallow stone. In general, the marshmallow really helps the whole recipe out in giving some sweetness and good mouthfeel, but doesn't take away from the pure PB experience.
FW Butterscotch Ripple | FW Caramel (Salted) | FA Honey:
The salted caramel and butterscotch ripple just go great with PB. FA's Honey is really nice with caramel and creams in general. At those percentages there a not at all overpowering, but still noticeable and give some more dimension to the overall taste.
After 3 days it becomes vapeable, I wouldn't recommend trying to vape this at any earlier point. Best after 2 weeks minimum!
I hope you find as much enjoyment in this recipe as I do, it cost me a lot of tears and money to get it to this point.
Also I'm always open to suggestions on how to improve on it, don't hesitate to shoot me a message.
Have a nice vape!
FW Caramel Candy and FW Salted Caramel make up the rich gooey caramel layer much like a chewy caramel candy
FW Bavarian Cream adds a layer of smoothness to the caramel to give it more of a creamy texture, also boosts the custard
INW Custard provides the rich and thick custard base
Steep time: Pretty solid for a SnV using INW Custard, almost a Creme Brule at first. It starts to pop out and blend at the 4 day mark but shines up at the week mark.
Idea from the noted crew. Won the alchemist flavorah pack from fotw drawing and was researching red cinnamon from odies flavor facts. Found the cinnamon episode I had seen before but forgot the red cinnamon review as I didn't have that flavor at the time. I believe Dave or Emily mentioned apple option i thought sounded interesting so i thought of sour apple first to compliment the candy componet of red cinnamon. Then wanted another apple to soften the sour and not more tart so ended up with inw 2 apples. The last part was finding a bridge from red cinn inhale to apple exhale but it ended up being more of a binder. Caramel was the obvious answer. So used the old stand by with caramel candy to achieve a deeper flavor that's there but still let's the apple peek through. 0.25 percent on the red cinnamon provides a full sticky mouth feel and just works with the sour/tart of the apples. Hope you enjoy, it's different and delicious. Shake and vape approved but the caramel will develop after a couple days.
I was a little disappointed in the flavor I got from WF Butter Pecan Pie, and I, like ID10-T, knew something must be done to fix it. While keeping the original mix, I strongly felt that it still wasn't finished, even though it started out as a 1-2-3 recipe. It's too good to limit to just these three flavors. After trying the original, it just wasn't satisfying to me and felt it needed to be sweeter to properly tickle my palette. There was simply not enough caramel in this, so I'm working on fixing it and making it something special.
I added FW Caramel Candy after trying the original and was immediately impressed with the results. But I think I can do even better. The missing sweetness is now mostly present. I'm going to focus on complimentary sweeteners, and next is FW Caramel (salted) and TPA Brown Sugar. This should brighten things up a little.
WF Butter Pecan Pie is yummy, but its name drove me nuts and I had to try to "fix" it. It just tastes like butter pecan ice cream minus all of the ice cream. Or, something that could pass for the top part of the pie, with all the baked pecans, cooked sugar sweetness, and extra butter. But where's the eggy goopy inside? Why does it have "pie" in the name when I'm not getting even a hint of crust. FA Apple Pie takes some time to come out but I'm only getting the hint of pie crust I wanted from it at 1%, no apple or other fruit, no apple pie spice. INW Custard fills it out wonderfully. Three other versions didn't work the way I wanted them to. FA Custard Premium 2% was enough to take over and turn it into a custard recipe. Lovely, but off-topic. Not a pie. CAP Vanilla Custard 2% fit the pie profile and tasted good but that unmistakable Capella vanilla stuck out, calling too much attention to itself in an annoying way. The INW Creme Brulee 2% that someone suggested gave it a nice sweetness but wasn't custardy enough for a pie filling and tasted a little burnt.
Maybe trying to do too much here, but the taste off the shake was pretty good. I had to take it away from myself to make sure I had something to sample after the steep. Basically took elements found in some of my favorite custards, and tried bringing them together. Game Changer, Thick Vanilla Custard
Mama J's Game Over. Turned out to be pretty tasty. The Banana cream combined with the Coconut make for a nice surprise on the exhale. Mix it up, and I dare someone to rate it.
A Salted Caramel Cheesecake with some hidden cookie dough chunks. Mixed for Fresh03's Mixathon