By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 456 recipes at an average of 0.659%.
This was a request from a buddy of mine, he wanted a heavy coffee with a noticeable chocolate. Also, I will add that this recipe was designed to Vape MTL, as he uses an original Nautilus. I found it very difficult to get this profile down, keeping both notes present without creating any off notes. At the same time I feel that I’ve achieved this profile, and it is absolutely delicious!
Crispy Coffee WF + FA Up:
This is used to create the coffee notes, and does a great job at doing so without giving any muddy/off notes. I started with Brazilian Coffee WF and noticed that flavor would be the ideal replacement if this were a DTL recipe, but too muddy to be MTL
Double Chocolate Clear TFA + FLV Milk Chocolate:
This creates a very nicely balanced chocolate flavor that is more of a chocolate syrup as opposed to a cocoa which would seem more “dusty”. These shine right through the coffee base very nicely. Another thing I found difficult to achieve. Started off with JF Milk Chocolate and realized it was too muddy, along with INW Milk Chocolate. Better for DTL.
Vienna Cream + Vanilla Cream Extra:
The dairy base, also enhances the chocolate flavors a bit. I find that Vienna cream is almost required in a coffee flavor.
I like my coffee black, but not in my vape. Gotta taste like something, and super sweet helps pull it all together. I highly recommend using this even if you’re not a fan of sweet flavors, as I’m not. Very important for the chocolate imo. Started with FLV Sweetness, noticed it’s not the best sweetener for MTL flavors, just feels underwhelming in comparison to sucralose. Sweetness is my go to for anything DTL though.
I myself Vape this out of the innokin Ares mtl tank at around 4-4.2 volts. If you Vape it under 4 volts you will taste more chocolate than coffee, go 4-4.2 volts and you get much more coffee. I wouldn’t recommend going higher than that.
Mix it up and enjoy!
Total flavoring 17.50%. Steep 2 weeks. It begins to come together after 4 days. After that magic happens and is complete at two weeks, and holds it flavor for at least 10 weeks. That is as long as a bottle has lasted so far, before being emptied.
Why just chocolate as a name for a recipe that is obviously intended to be a Nutella attempt? Well, it just didn't get close enough to claim the name. What is does do though is present to you a chocolate vape that does not blind your taste buds after three hits or thirty hits. For some reason the other ingredients help hold the flavor intact for each hit. I suspect that the FLV Milk Chocolate is largely responsible for that.
TFA Double Chocolate (Clear) is a very tasty chocolate for the first few hits, then your tongue gives up. I first noticed this in early 2015 in a Butterfinger recipe I found in a ECF thread. The same thing happened with other chocolates I tried. I gave up, rightly figuring that I just don't know enough about mixing. Then, a year ago while reading this forum I found a lot of excited discussion about a couple of Flavorah chocolates; Milk Chocolate and Chocolate Deutsch. I picked up a bottle of each and that changed everything. I chose Milk Chocolate over Chocolate Deutsch simply because I don't like Chocolate Deutsch. It tastes harsh and peppery to me, which is probably just me.
Flavorah Cream. At the same time I purchased the FLV chocolates I purchased FLV Cream. I have always been a proponent for FA Fresh Cream, and I still am for it's immediate cream flavor that requires little to no steep time. I began switching out Fresh Cream for FLV Cream in some recipes just to see what would happen, and have found that it, after a week or so, delivers a full bodied cream with a richness that FA Fresh Cream lacks.
FW Hazelnut. This again is a personal choice between FW and TFA Hazelnut. I tried both and found that the TFA variety is harsh and peppery. I see a pattern here and am sure it is my problem and not TFA's
TFA Vanillin. I read the label on Nutella and right there under ingredients it says "Vanillin, an artificial flavor." Good enough for me.
TFA White Chocolate. I felt the recipe needed a bit of smoothing out, and this is what I used. It seems to have worked.
TFA Cotton Candy and CAP Supersweet. Both Chocolate and Nutella are very sweet and I used these two to achieve that.
It's a turtle in bed with big tobacco.
I hope you only came here looking for a delicious dessert tobacco vape and not for anything resembling originality. 90% of this recipe is just Coop's nifty little Salted Caramel Praline plus his own recommendation for turning it into a turtle-type flavor with Milk Chocolate, plus a hair more Salted Caramel. The other 10% is just the two FLV tobaccos from one of my all-time favorite recipes, Cardinal, with a bit more Burley. The result? 100% so good I think I'll start a new religion based on it and turn DIY into a theocracy. I hope Coop and Fear enjoy being co-deities and don't demand too much from me in the form of blood sacrifices.
Steep time here is 2 weeks because the Pralines and Cream and Salted Caramel really need a week to come together into a creamy caramel with pecans on top vs. thinner caramel with pecans and some cream that are more separated. Unfortunately that 7 days catches the tobacco in the wrong place at the wrong time, but after 7 more they're back where they belong.
\\Steep Time: 14 days
\\Mixed At: 70vg/30pg
\\NOTE: If you don't do diketones, dp/ap, etc, leave this page now.
Beard Vape Co No. 51 is one of the few juices I still buy on occasion. It's a damn good custard and I always wanted to try and make my own.
The flavor is described as "Custard with a dash of custard. Flaunts layers of vanilla, cream, and subtle sweetness." it's also been said that there is a hint of chocolate detected.
After many months of searching and my own testing this is where I have arrived at. On to the notes!
HOLY JESUS THAT'S A LOT OF CUSTARD: Yes, that is indeed 6% custard you are seeing. It is the main note of the recipe and is definitely what takes command here. This is the main reason that the steep time is so long (That and CAP NY Cheesecake makes this a sitter as well). I also tried 4 and 5 percent but they really didn't give that in your face custard that No. 51 has. The "Dash" of custard is where CAP NY Cheesecake comes in. From my research and my own testing NY Cheesecake has some custard notes on it's own, and definitely creates that extra, but different, dash of custard taste (with a little bit of stank on it). All in all this is supposed to have a pretty dense mouth feel, so a combination of CAP Vanilla Cupcake and CAP Cake Batter help with that. CAP Vanilla Cupcake helps with the vanilla notes as well.
Vanilla & Cream: For the other recipes I found trying to create this they all seem to have some sort of French Vanilla added, since this recipe has a CAP theme anyway I decided to go with French Vanilla V1. It's definitely a great vanilla and was a standard of mine before Holy Vanilla came into my life. Holy Vanilla is more of a grainy vanilla though and we definitely wanted to stay more on the creamy side, so Holy Vanilla is not a sub for CAP. The cream really comes from the entirety of the recipe, all the flavors in this recipe have their own creamy note, so the combination of them creates that profile.
Subtle Sweetness: I think this is where some people say they are getting a chocolate note. I tried a few different chocolates but I've really been enjoying FLV Milk Chocolate in this. Now this stuff is STRONG, it can easily take over the rest of the notes in a recipe, so the % you see is all you need (around 2 drops/30ml). 0.25% and above really just overrides everything else, and with 6% Vanilla Custard I didn't think that would be possible. at 0.15% it gives just that subtle chocolate note on the exhale.
This is how far I've come and I hope you enjoy it! This has by far been one of my favorites lately. Please be sure to leave a review. I always appreciate constructive criticism.
A delicious Chocolate Pandoro Cake with frosting
Having watched Noted: Ep. 24 - Cakes (see link below) I wanted to try my hand at some new cake recipes. In particular, using FA Pandoro to make a Chocolate Pandoro Cake, a Christmas dessert an Italian student had been telling me about. However, due to its inescapablely lemon cake flavour, FA Pandoro was dropped from the recipe and different flavours were used to achieve a Chocolate Pandoro Cake profile.
FLV Pound Cake/JF Yellow Cake - this makes up the cake portion of the recipe.
FA Joy/ Flv Cookie dough/ CAP Butter Cream: FA Joy lends the yeast notes you find in a Pandoro Cake and 0.5% is just enough not to get too overpowering. Strangely enough, It also happens to go beautifully with chocolate. FA Joy also helps separate the frosting from the cake so preventing it from being a just a creamy chocolate cake. FLV Cookie Dough is the chocolatey cake batter which softens and mellows the cake Cap Butter Cream provides the rich buttery notes you get in a Pandoro cake and enhances the frosting layer.
FLV Frosting/Cap Vanilla Whipped Cream: FLV Frosting was used despite the painful 2 week steep it requires. Cap Vanilla Whipped cream softens the frosting and smooths out the cake.
HS Australian Chocolate is a semii-darkish chocolate with cocoa notes and is enhanced by the sweeter FLV Milk chocolate. FLV Coconut was added to further complement the chocolate and accent the cake. Didn't want the Chocolate too rich or to be a top-note flavour, just wanted it to blend in and provide a more background note. FLV Milk chocolate can be quite potent so it was orginally added low at 0.15 % then upped to 0.45%.
A Chocolate Cake flavour could have been used to simplify things (LB Lava Cake is in the post) but mixing in chocolate flavours with a cake base is a good way to learn about both.
Overall, the recipe turned out well. It's not too rich but quite smooth and satisfying as chocolate vapes go.
Noted: Ep. 24 - Cakes (DIY E-liquid Flavor Notes)
If using TFA sweetener then go 1%
FLV MC is by far the best that I have used. I had written chocolate vapes off, but I have been having success with this one. This is more of a milk at the bottom of the bowl of Count Chocula, or maybe Coco-Crispies cereal. This may be my only recipe where I consider sweetener to be a must.
Ok after a week, of course 2 week steep is better.
A rich, dark chocolate RY4
I love Cardinal by @Fear. I could vape it every day. Not all day, but I'd be perfectly happy to wake up to a tank filled with Cardinal every morning. One of the things I love about that simple, three ingredient recipe is all of its nuances and complexities. One of those is chocolate, something about the combination of Red Burley and the subtle coffee notes in Holy Holy Grail vaguely remind me of delicious dark chocolate. This is outlining that blurry corner of the surveillance video in which chocolate makes an appearance and hitting ENHANCE. Add some sweet FLV Milk Chocolate, but not too much, we don't want Hershey's syrup here. ENHANCE. HS Australian Chocolate, there's that dark chocolate, but not too much, we don't want it too nutty. ENHANCE. BF Chocolate Truffle, but not too much, we don't want to want it too dry. Mmmmm. There it is. Satisfaction.
Shake & Vape certified, even better after two weeks.
All relevant flavor notes can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY_eJuice/comments/7cxt0n/ganache_delight/
Mixed this up for the DIY Mixers crew Salted Carmel Chocolate Custard challenge.
The custard base is made from INW custard, TPA vanilla custard, and crembrulee. I wanted a heavy yet creamy base for the other flavors to blend into. This combo works great. The crembrulee adds to the caramel. The FW Salted caramel and flv butterscotch make a nice bright carmel and even gives the hint of the salted note. I used flv milk chocolate because it blends well with the custard and does not have an over powering chocolate with no off notes. The sweet coconut low works to enhance everything and give a nice sweetness.