Used in 739 recipes at an average of 0.979%.
A very powerful, crisp, floral strawberry note. Almost cooling. I'd say it's not so much that it tastes floral, as much as it is that it hits you in the same spot that a floral would (if that makes sense). I feel this may be a good strawberry for folks that have trouble tasting strawberry (although I cannot confirm this since I can taste strawberry). Makes for a great top note, but does not work well with creams/custards, so you will need to most likely pair this with florals, tobaccos, earth notes, other fruits etc.
So, let's address the elephant in the room: the price point. This is easily the most expensive concentrate I've worked with. Typically with super expensive concentrates, they are super concentrated. This one is moderately concnetrated, being used in most of my recipes from 0.5%-1.5%. It doesn't pair with typical Strawberry pairings as well, but it is surely one that will not fade out on you. I love the actual flavor of this concentrate, but I can imagine that this type of strawberry flavor is not for everyone.
It's hard for me to recommend this one way or the other. For me, I'm not too concerned with price as long as I enjoy the flavoring, so for someone like me it's a great addition to your flavor arsenal; for others it will be very hard to justify spending what is basically an entire orders budget on one flavoring.
On the Nose
Sharp crisp strawberry note; strong chemical smell.
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
Mild to Moderate. Hits you in the floral spot
Bright fruits, tobaccos, florals, earthy tones
Creams, Custards, Caramels.
Some ppl say do not use Alpine Strawberry FLV with creams because it makes cream taste rotten,
Well call me rotten then, I think it pairs very well with cream / milk !
This is one of my tried and true favorite recipes, always in my rotation 👌
As always adjust sweetener to your liking
I’ve been working on this recipe for a few months and finished it accurately for the Mixers Club March 2021 submission: “Sunshine”
It is started as simple mix of PUR Banana (because it is taaastyeeee) and FA Cucumber (well I just tried banana and cucumber together as a food. It wasn’t great but I liked the concept). So simple two flavors mix, but it was lacking pretty much any meaningful body and back notes. It was right there on top, not too sweet, ghostly bitter due to cucumber.
I decided to add FW sweetener. To get rid of bitterness as it had no place. I liked the resulted flavor but that exactly what it was - a flavor. Later on I thought about the way to bring sweetness without sweetener and cape up with a combo of FLV Alpine Strawberry and JF Sweet Strawberry. First for syrupy sweetness and second just because I like this tart note. It started to fill up with meaning. The base was already great. But I wanted something more in there.
I was making quite a few combinations, in case you wondering - yes, I tried Lychee flavors too. Some were ok, some - terrible. One day I saw my 2oz bottle of INW Pitaya and welp, I just tried it too. I can’t say that I taste this floral note of pitaya but it brought something light to the profile and I let it be there. Pure luck I should say though maybe a logical one, given that base has a strawberry.
I was already enjoying the recipe but it was not there yet. I wasn’t able to imagine how it should taste because it is abstract and experimental taste, not like you have a real deal stuff on your plate to aim at. I tried adding forest fruit, blueberries, pineapple, mango, but nothing really belonged. Until one day my wife tried it and said I should add sour apple there... that is how FLV Sour Apple appeared in there. And it was a success, it was so good I vaped it a lot.
But my perfectionism was taking it is toll. Tic toc mazaphuka. So what happened is after I posted it as a submission to MC I mixed three more variations. More jf strawberry, more dragonfruit, added inw rhubarb. They are all turned ok I should say, still tasty but all of them pushed the mix too far, back-notes started to fade, complexity of the profile was so overwhelming that my brain was screaming for help. So I decided to return to the previous version, where everything was in place for me.
It was quite a road for me, I liked and hated the process and I’ve bern close to wipe it clear and return to the banana/cucumber stage but it all turned out well.
Oh yes, it us called red giant because I wanted to call it like this. But if I will try to pull my poetic side I would say that because this recipe bright but not shiny, it is dark but not cold and it is just something usually unusual.
I have made quite a few versions of this profile and I am finally satisfied.
Tested with Citadel rda , Adgard Mini rda , Blotto Rta and Intake dual RTA
I did use these flavors a bit higher than I usually would and not just one of them I pushed them all a bit higher than normal. Below ill leave a quick reason for each..
Lemonade FLV is my favorite out of all we have available to us so I started with it and backed it up with FLV Lime to give it that extra pucker a lemonade needs. Pink Guava at .5 for me leans more toward a grapefruit and combined with Alpine Strawberry works well for the Pink in this Lemonade . The Alpine is here to sweeten the Pink Guava as well. Give this a try, imo this is sweet enough so no Sweetener is needed so start low if you choose to add any .
This is a recipe from 2020 there are a few reviews over on ELR recipe site if you want other opinions before mixing .
⚠ as a shake and vape it works but can be a bit harsh even an over night steep helps but 3 to 5 days is where this shines and the harsh citrus notes calm down
So this was entirely inspired by @Hexical and his SB Kiwi candy mix. I wanted it a little less candy, more berry and no kiwi. So this is what I came up with. Credit goes to Hex for inspiring me to try my hand and make it work for me. So that's the connection for me despite this not looking much like his at all. :)
I've mixed this with a hint of mint and intend to try it with a bit of coolant which I can assume will be good and as per your tastes. If you want it sweeter and haven't tried Hex's, start there.
A unique take on an old profile, 60 Hz is a syrupy strawberry custard with the kiss of sweet honey.
Strawberry mutes rejoice (I'm not one of them, but I wanted this recipe to be accessible). The three strawberries here should, in theory, present themselves to even those who have a hard time detecting strawberry in mixes. FLV Alpine Strawberry, WF Strawberry (Baked), and JF Sweet Strawberry bring a deep, dark strawberry to the fold. Strawberry (Baked), with its honey backend also serves as the secret ingredient in the mix.
TPA Vanilla Custard II is a fantastic new-ish vanilla custard. It rivals the boring ass original TPA Vanilla Custard with more body....well more everything. CAP NYC is in here to bolster that creaminess. It serves a place in almost all creamy/custard mixes. FLV Rich Cinnamon morphs the custard with a slight spicy warmness.
Let this one steep a couple weeks. The honey takes the forefront and kills the custard notes until then.
Not being a fan of Kiwi, I was caught a bit off guard when my friend asked for a liquid with that,and Strawberry. I decided to use 2 of the lesser used Strawberry concentrates from my inventory, for 2 reasons... to see what I could do with them,and to...use them! Kiwi(Double) was an easy choice because it's the only one I have! I made 3 testers for him to try, with this version receiving the go ahead. The Alpine Strawberry and Dragonfruit gave the two, otherwise uncommon, SB pairings just what they needed to complete this task. I worked my way up with the Kiwi,having started at 1%. Add a little polish with the CAP SS, and done! If your a Kiwi fan I'd appreciate some feedback on this one. Thanks!
Sweet Strawberry and Kiwi mingled into one nice Hard Candy! I made this mix on a whim, and after a few adjustments, I've been in love with it since.
Tested on a Cthulu 1928 MTL RDA / Pasito Pod RBA 15w 6 wraps 2mm 25mg/mL Nicotine
FA Kiwi - I found this to be a wonderful sweet kiwi flavour. It ended up really mixing in well with CAP Sweet Strawberry and made for a delicious mix on its own, but I wanted to take it up a notch.
CAP Sweet Strawberry & FLV Alpine Strawberry - I've found that these two strawberries are AMAZING in pod / MTL devices. Seriously, if you have these flavours and are a Pod / MTL user, give it a try in any type of mix. These two also mixed very well with FA Kiwi, and laid down the foundation for the mix.
FW Hard Candy - This is a pretty weird flavour to work with, and I had to tinker with it a touch to actually get where I wanted it to be. This brings in a hard candy element that tones down a lot of the more natural notes that come in from FLV Alpine Strawberry, and bring an overall sweetness to the mix.
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