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(FA) Blackcurrant


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Hey, this is the recipe release for a discontinued one shot at Chef's Flavours in the heartrendingly beautiful EJuiceMakers line. Shoutout to Chef's and everyone who picked this one up.

The original description was: "Stir it up with a sweet, juicy blend of blackcurrant and licorice."

I figured it probably needed some actual development notes, so here goes...

You know those "euro" style juices in the vein of heisenberg or whatever? Very sweet, very heavy on licorice or aniseed notes, and absurdly cold? I think they are fun, but they are also absolutely exhausting.

I think it's mostly a balance issue. With the intensity of those aniseed flavors and the heavy cooling they really have to punch through the flavor which requires bigger flavors which requires more sweetener etc... It's like this really weird intense feedback loop of flavor and contrast.

My design brief going into this was "like heisenberg, but for sane people." Judging by sales I didn't really accomplish that but I had a lot of fun and I'm still a fan of this recipe.

Also, Chef's is about the only place I'd risk putting out something with licorice. Licorice is great and anyone who doesn't like that flavor is a coward. Fight me.

The way I figure it, this recipe has four main components:

The "Blackcurrant"

There is a whole lot of creative license here in calling this a blackcurrant flavor. It's mostly a blackcurrant-ish fruit built to work with licorice and cooling.

The base of the currant-esque abomination here is FA Blackcurrant. While not particularly realistic, it's the de facto standard for a "blackcurrant" in vaping. And it's a good standard! It's big, deep and sweet. The flavor leans more toward a swedish fish-esque lingonberry/raspberry/red currant or whatever, but it has that fuller, gelatinous mouthfeel that I needed to stand up to the thinning inherent with WS-23. 2% is a lot, I guess? I think it works well here in context and helps to build a solid foundation for the fruit.

The other fruits here serve to fill out the blackcurrant. FLV Boysenberry is some sort of interesting berry candy flavor that further pushed that full, sweet blackcurrant. CAP Fuji Apple is a fairly soft, juicy flavor that doesn't carry a ton of baggage. It's almost like a sweeter, less funky INW Cactus or a softer FA Pear. It's mostly here to blend into the background and add a pretty solid juiciness to that full, sweet candy blackcurrant. It's at 5%, but I feel like that is about where it starts to get noticeably juicy. It can mute a bit, but everything around it is a bit intense. Whatever. I think it works. CAP 27 Fish is yet more sticky and sweet fuel for the flavor inferno here. The 2.5% is a bit arbitrary and it could be pushed up to around 4%, but I really wanted to hit an even 15% overall for the mix because I'm a sellout and round numbers are cool.

The Licorice

Hey, it's FW Black Licorice. It's the thing that makes this cloudy AF off a shake. I love FW Black Licorice. I think it's a bit warm and dark, but it has a really nice, sweet body to it that provides an interesting contrast with the cooling while helping the recipe cohere up against the WS-23. At 3%, I don't feel like it's particularly overwhelming but it comes through cleanly and acts as a nice counterpoint for that big, sticky, wet blackcurrant flavor. The goal wasn't really to kick someone in the head with aniseed, but serve up an accent for the more central fruit.

The Coolant

I mean, WS-23 is a pretty good coolant. And I use it here. It's not overbearing at .5%, and works more to complement the recipe without absolutely blowing everything out. For me, WS-23 has this weird side effect of making all the flavor around it seem wispy and a bit flat. The rest of the recipe was essentially built to take as much mouthfeel and saturation as possible so it could still stand up to the ws-23 without a huge, huge amount of sweetener.

The Sweetener

Yeah, there is some sucralose in here. I'd argue that it's not a ton, but I do think it makes the recipe better. It's the final thing giving that fruit flavor a nudge into vibrancy. I tend to prefer FW Sweetener but you could easily just use your damn CAP Super Sweet at like .5%. You could make this without sweetener, but the sucralose crutch helps, yo.

And that's the recipe. It really doesn't "need" to steep. It settles a bit after an overnight, but it works fine as a shake and vape.

Also, the name is from Ckemist. I think I was sort of half jokingly threatening to call it something super weird like "Black as your Heart" but I am objectively absurd and he corrected me.

RIP Phife Dawg.

Blackcurrant with some cantaloupe.

Cap Super sweet is optional
One drop FE Lemon per 10ml

Lumi dared me to Fair'ify a strawberries and cream with 21 flavors, so here ya go! Love you Winstead!

Slightly creamy blackcurrant recipe. After about a steep of about 10 days the rough waxy flavour from the blackcurrant steeps out. The flavour is nice and smooth on this.
There’s a bit of sweetness from the creams that were used, yet a slight bitterness from the blackcurrant. Hope you enjoy!! Feel free to mix and leave a review if you think something could make it better. Thank you in advance and VAPE ON!!

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I tried a wonderful soda when out at a trendy restaurant recently called Burgandee Creaming Soda by the Aussie based Bundaberg Brewing Co. This beverage got me me very excited. The depth of flavor was delicious AF!
Right away I was inspired to try and bring this to life in a vape.
While it appears by the label this beverage is meant to be based on red grapes there is very little grape flavor in this (if any). As described on their website it is described as a "Crafted to an authentic recipe, this red berry brew is one of a kind". I have to agree with that. This is a lovely blend of deep berries in a vanilla like enriched soda base that would satisfy even the most discerning of palettes.
This had me excited to get mixing!

I am familiar with the soda base required here using VT Creaming Soda (with that lovely vanilla), with the VT Fizzy sherbet working well together. However the slight lemony note on the back if the Fizzy sherbet was a concern but rather it really assisted the blend of the berries and compliments this profile beautifully.

I went to work to create a lovely Berry Syrup to add to the base and the blending of FLV Boysenberry, FLV Jammy Berry, & FA Blackcurrant is the right mix here to provide that lovely deep deliciousness.

However to add a little more depth of vanilla through the middle a few drops of FLV Smooth Vanilla were used with delicate finesse.

A little VT Golden Syrup & a little Cap Super sweet offers a lovely rich dark sweetness here in this profile.

After just 3 days steep, this is just as delicious as the wonderful experience I enjoyed with the excellent beverage I was inspired by.
Off the shake it was wonderful but the berry blend gets way better after the short steep.

I enjoy this at 65W on a Single 0.2ohm SST coil on a Recurve RDA.

I hope you enjoy this just as much as I enjoyed creating this recipe, but let me know what you thought in the comments below.

Seriously if you like a solid recipe that works give it a go!

Cheers for reading this far, now go and get mixing!

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Somebody asked me for a strawberry & cream vape for a pod/MTL set-up and we were doing simple requests today on SaturDIY'ing with fresh03 and Friends!

Many thanks to @Fresh03, @MLNikon, @MECHMODRN ( https://alltheflavors.com/users/MECH_MOD_RN ) for the help because I cannot taste strawberry in vaping.

This should work in a pod/MTL set-up at 50VG/50PG, but you can easily vape it in a sub-ohm tank or RTA/RDA at 70VG/30PG

Enjoy, be queer and vape on!

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A simple Blue Razz profile I am playing with. Any suggestions are welcome.

Strange, true. Good, also true. Cactus, in a candy... meh, it works.

Here's my stab at your classic skittles.

Purple - I used a combo of Grape and Black Currant here as in my research I found that both flavors are listed for purple. Together they taste very purple.

Red - Candy strawberry here that's why I left off the Shisha, don't need that realistic part in this candy recipe.

Green - Shisha lime combined with Cap SS is pretty aromatic and candied lime

Orange - Shisha Orange, see green

Yellow - Went with the pure lemon here mixed with the candy portions its pretty solid in here

Candy - WF Pixie Stick Candy + Cap Rainbow candy give you a nice sweet candy taste. It really helps turn these fruits into candy

Softening - the TFA Marshmallow helps to soften some of the sharp edges of the fruit. If you like it let me know.

Rock them Flavors Hard! The only thing missing is 4% sweetner! (Sweeten to taste)

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