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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.
This is a strawberry taffy offering. It’s a profile I’ve been chasing for a while now. After several iterations, I think I’ve finally settled on this recipe. Pink burst and JF sweet strawberry make up the bulk of the strawberry profile, with shisha strawberry lending a helping hand by providing a natural ripe strawberry accent on the backend. Salt water taffy provides a textural base by imparting a slightly chewy and thick mouthfeel with help from marshmallow. Vanilla swirl adds the smoothness and creaminess.
Sweetener is up to the initial mixer, but this is a candy and it benefits from it in the end.
Give this about a seven to ten day steep. I found the profile a bit harsh and muddled after a day. After a prolonged steep it starts to shine.
A general rundown on certain flavor choices.
Cucumber CAP - This gives it a nice juicy wetness factory. That way the juice won't be overly dry feeling in the mouth.
Salt Water Taffy FW - Very potent but when used in the 0.50% to 1.00% range can really add a nice taffy texture to a juice.
Super Sweet CAP - Gives it that commercial brand kick you see in most premium eliquids.
-A large credit goes to Dragonlady over at the /r/DIY_ejuice subreddit for a good base starting points on a mystery air head flavor. Thank you!
This is was created to bring me back to a time when I would sit in front of a TV screen and watch The Grinch on Christmas Eve.
My favorite candy at the time was a handmade taffy from a local shop and it was a strawberry taffy with various fruits. I remember my mom would tell me to put down that Nappy Taffy and help me clean up. (OHH THE NOSTALGIA!)
Fruit salad chews was always something I'd grab from the local sweet shop as a kid,they've been around years now I'm showing my age haha. I remember these costing a penny way back and they might still be that even today granted they're probably smaller but I still reach for them if I see them.
You lot on the other side of the pond may think what the hell is he talking about but trust me these little sweets are king in the UK definitely a child's staple. Think chewits that's how they're best described and the flavour well they're pineapple and raspberry that's it.
I was pleasantly surprised when I wanted to create these in vape form how well they turned out they're bang on the profile. Very sweet and tangy with that chewy thick mouthfeel you get with a chew or candy.
Some quick notes.......
I won't go into great detail this is a quick simple recipe but at the same time fulfills its profile. I chose FW saltwater Taffy as it fits the profile perfectly it's a great flavour kind of a nougat without any flavour but with some sweetness. CAP Marshmallow thickens it all up giving it that thick sticky mouthfeel you expect with a chew. For the fruits TFA sweet raspberry seemed perfect to add some candied raspberry that's tart and sweet. CAP golden pineapple is definitely one of the best pineapples and it works wonders in all aspects you through at it. It's not to powerful and doesn't swamp other flavours. The CAP Sweet mango was a lucky accident I didn't think this would work but a small amount sweetens the recipe,adds tartness and boosts the pineapple and raspberry and bridges the gap and keeps the pineapple moist.
I'm really enjoying this it's definitely a fun vape especially with its tartness it really kicks your tongue into life.
Sometimes we take all our skills and struggle to perfect a mix. This is NOT one of those times. This time the stars aligned and blew up a beautiful sweet pink starburst on the first try. Now there was for thought in the percentages and the FA Mandarin plays off that tangy juicyness you get from an actual starburst. The Real Flavors is the Super Concentrate so keep that in mind speaking of Mind get yours blown and mix this shit.
I give credit to Jimmy the Juiceman, Shurb helped inspire this recipe. While this is not meant to be a sherbet or taste like Shurb, it has a reminiscent sugary sweet sizzle that shares many similarities.
Before I get ahead of myself, I do want to mention that yes, there are several high % flavors and I know that will freak some folks out, but I simply could not achieve what I was going for with any less, trust me I tried(48 times to be exact). Taste is certainly subjective, so Jelly Candy and Salt Water Taffy could probably lowered without major detriment. Super Sweet on the other hand assists the blood orange & pineapple in carrying the sugary sweet sizzle across the tongue in a way I couldn't achieve without it.
This recipe is the culmination of tireless attempts to clone a juice and eventually pulling my hair out, trying some more, then giving up and coming up with something relatively new. It reminds me of throwing back a hand full of jellybeans, but a much bigger punch!