By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 106 recipes at an average of 0.76%.
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.
Somebody asked me for a minty vape and so, I asked Fresh--as you do--and he told me: get that Flavorah peppermint, that's all you need.
Get a good sniff of it and it'll clear up your sinuses!
Enjoy, be queer and vape on,
Cécile aka Queer Your Vape
[Photo credits: www.foodal.com ]
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Winter is here! A time that is cherished by many.
Quintessential flavors to the season are peppermint and nutmeg, but you don't often see them paired together. In my venture exploring this combination, it is pleasant, satisfying, and a little odd!
The star of the show here is LB White Chocolate Peppermint -- this flavor is just wonderful and so easy to work with. It's a delicious smooth and creamy white chocolate with a very subtle and sweet peppermint. While the peppermint is nice it wasn't quite as forward as I wanted it to be, hence the addition of FLV Peppermint. It's a very strong, forward, thin peppermint, and is quite cool; 2 drops per 30mL is plenty.
When you think nutmeg, you think eggnog (well, at least I do!). FLV Eggnog captures the essence of nutmeg very well while giving it a nice creamy base so it's not too dry. This is almost good enough by itself, but the addition of FLV Peppermint cuts through a lot of the creamy body you'd get from FLV Eggnog, so a little extra eggy boost from CAP Vanilla Custard for unctuous warmth does wonders here.
TFA Graham Cracker clear is here for a little bit of dark sweetness and to play off some of the vanilla notes already in there, as well as giving the recipe some texture to keep your palate entertained.