Used in 2632 recipes at an average of 1.216%.
Based on some new info gleaned from beginner mixing I decided to omit meringue and marshmallow that I had been specifically using for sweetness and instead went with vanilla cupcake. Also of note I added funnel cake in to slightly up the hint of cinnamon. For those that experience a yeasty or "beer" taste from fa joy you can omit it as I'm betting with the use of the other donut flavors it is likely not needed.
In my quest for that perfect doughnut to suit my wants of greasy doughy frosted sweetness I decided to take a different route. Any flavors I had that matched the dough character I added at around the normally used percentages. What cake out of it was shake and vape goodness that will only get better. To me it tastes like a full bodied old fashioned buttermilk doughnut with that thick sugar glaze coating. Precisely what I wanted it to taste like. I may revisit this and add either cap custard at 2% or fa custard at 2% or maybe even a Bavarian cream at 2% would suit this nicely. If you decide to add some custard to this one I would feel you could safely omit the marshmallow and meringue.
Chocolate Deutsch - even though it's not as strong as other chocolates. The Choc Deutsch is a great flavour but tends to fade fast in any recipe I've tried (unless it's used solo and even then it mellows) so there's not much point in adding too much. I find it's enough to give the hint of chocolate and let the Milk and Honey do the rest.
Tried some Bav Cream/Malted Milk instead of the FA Cream Fresh/ FA Vienna Cream 1:2 ratio - didn't really work.
What I enjoy about this recipe is that it is a "chocolate" taste without adding anything that is either a cloyingly sweet chocolate or dry that comes from cocoa flavourings. The Bav cream adds a bit more sweetness to the recipe than the Vienna Cream and also adds a good compliment to the "milk" part.
FLV Milk and Honey is the main ingredient. I think the wildly different opinions on this flavour are due to its name. It's not really creamy and it's not really honey. I would call it FLV Choc Malt as that's what my mind goes to when I taste it. It's more of a Choc Malt component rather than a stand alone choc malt.
FLV Coconut isn't a very coconutish flavour when used in mixes and more a cream with a coconut hint so it works really well with chocolate and milk.
Vanilla Shisha helps to boost the maltish flavour without being prominent.
You can shake and vape this but as with anything will settle nicely with time. It's good with a overnight steep. I tend to be of the mind that steeping will smooth the recipe but if it ain't good as a shake and vape it will never get better.
I also like milder juices so I use less % of concentrates as it helps in rotating flavours for me so I don't get remnants of the previous juice on my atty.
** 8/7 - Removed the Bavarian Cream and Malted Milk as they weren't really contributing much to it and added the Vienna Cream back in. Also went back to 70/30 as it works better in this recipe. Also bumped up the Choc Deutsche to a full 1%**
Very creamy, nice and sweet, but it's a dark sort of sweetness; think like a dulce de leche, but not quite caramelized if that makes any sense. I don't really get a dairy or butyric acid note from this which is nice. Works very nicely in the base of a recipe as the sweet cream, as long as that dark sweetness plays well with the other elements. One thing I like about this flavoring is its uniqueness and it's fairly forgiving as long it's paired well, so you can come up with some interesting recipes using it.