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Have you ever asked yourself what's inside Donkey Kong's barrels? What does a monkey do with barrels besides throwing them like crazy towards unwanted guests? On my way through the flavor-jungle called "Beginner Blending: Mixxed Competition", I found the answer. The only logical purpose must be: he uses these barrels to steep his favorite e-juice ;)
"Donkey Kong's Secret" is a composure of creamy bananas and peanuts with a nutty RY4-tobacco note, steeped in old oak barrels. Enjoy!
TPA Banana Cream
No doubt: Donkey Kong loves bananas. And what else should a banana-expert use than the best banana flavor out there.
TPA Peanut Butter
Every monkey likes peanuts. TFA Peanut Butter adds a nice peanut taste to the juice that blends good with the banana and the nutty aspect of FA Soho.
TPA Bavarian Cream
Adds more creaminess and a tasty vanilla note to the mix.
FA Soho is a RY4-like tobacco flavor with a very nutty and woody character. Being a weaker flavor, compared to other FA flavors, I used it around 5-7% depending on how much of a tobacco note I wanted.
TPA Red Oak
Red Oak adds a more woody note to the juice, creating the impression that the juice steeped in Donkey Kong's oak barrels.
FW Butterscotch Ripple
FW Butterscotch Ripple adds a caramel note and turns the FA Soho even more to a RY4-tobacco. Moreover it adds some sweetness to the juice and blends together the whole mix. If you like it a bit darker and more sweet you can substitute FW Butterscotch Ripple for FA Butterscotch @ 0.5%.
Take a look at Donkey Kong's hostage (I think her name was Pauline) and you'll know: he likes it sweet ;) Add to your liking between 0.2 to 1% TFA sweetner.
Mixed at 70/30 (VG/PG). Steep: minimum Steep over night, best after 3-5 days.
We'll start with the creams- banana cream Bavarian cream vanilla custard
We will start with the custard which is highlighted and pushed forward by the Bavarian cream giving it an even sweeter flavor. We all love cap vanilla custard just can't say enough great things about this flavoring with the addition of Bavarian cream it becomes thicker and richer. Then we add banana cream into the mix and you have a great banana custard. That really highlights the banana. Out of all of the basket ingredients I found this the most difficult highlight I had several great recipes but it seemed like and all my other vitense the banana was drowned out. That's why I went with this recipe the banana comes through and is delicious.
My accent flavorings are sugar cookies and Dulce de leche
The sugar cookie just completes the custard I love using cap sugar cookie and all of my custard recipes. It complements the vanilla nicely and gives you a light sweet Bakery note.
Dulce de leche is one of my new favorite flavorings and it does so much air helps sweeten up the banana Bridges the gap between the custard and banana adds to the density of the recipe and accents the tobacco. Unshaken babe I couldn't really tell that this ingredient was doing much but after one week of steeping it definitely stands out on the Excel you can really taste that delicious creamy caramel at the end of the vape. I was worried I was wasting an ingredient here but was happy I stuck with this flavoring it not only complements the tobacco but brings a delicious caramel note to the entire vape
This flavor is amazing giving this banana custard a complexity I didn't think was possible. Adding earthy nutty notes to the flavoring making it much more interesting. I have to thank you for forcing my hand into the world of tobaccos. And after repairing this flavoring with pretty much my whole collection of tobaccos I have to say fuck you guys for picking the weirdest tobacco in the world. This was definitely the challenge.
I know that Charlie Noble has a banana Custard with an RY4 kicker I can't say I've ever had the pleasure of vaping it and was not my intent to clone that recipe. This one is just so delicious it stands out against all my other attempts with these crazy basket ingredients. I don't feel but I went the safe route and hopefully you enjoy this recipe as much as I do it has been my ATV for almost a solid week now and I need to mix up more.
Not only is this recipe delicious but I picked this one because I felt that it highlighted all the basket ingredients you get cream you get banana and you get that delicious Soho.
An authentic Banana Twinkie, using no sweeteners!
The Cream Filling (TPA Banana Cream 3%, TPA Bavarian Cream 3%): The key here is how well these two are blending, while staying separate from the cake. TPA Banana Cream isn't too authentic, which makes it right for what we're emulating.
The Cake Base (JF Yellow Cake 2.5%, CAP Vanilla Cupcake 4%): Even though the cake we're emulating looks really yellow, any more YC than this gives us the wrong flavor. Still needing more cakey-ness, CAP Vanilla Cupcake is a perfect match in flavor.
CAP Butter Cream 1.5%: This flavoring is really special in the mouth-feel department. It makes the cake seem oily, without making things too heavy. It's also very sweet, which this recipe needs.
FA Soho 0.5%: Soho makes a great replacement for acetyl pyrazine (which it seems to be rich in). Helps to give a cooked effect, or a crust, to bakeries.
2 week steep suggested. The flavor and texture changes considerably after the first week. Developed at 70/30.
Rich Crunchy Pef anut Butter spread on Graham Crackers and topped with Bananas ... while a sweet Tobacco note lingers in the air ... Nutty Nana makes the best treats but she has a bit of a smoking habit.
I'm starting Soho (FA) at 4% because it needs to be there but I wanted it to just sit there so that it is strong and creamy yet won't kill you. Now we get to the fun part Banana and Peanut Butter , Banana Cream (TFA) at 4% creates a decent banana flavor and Peanut Butter (TFA) at 3% adds just the right amount of peanut to go with the banana cream to mesh with the Soho , the Cheesecake (graham crust) (TFA) at 2% adds the Graham cracker flavor and more cream (as if we needed any) it also adds a certain warmth to the overall flavor , Bavarian Cream (JF) adds cream of course but it also adds fullness and body , Cookie (FA) at 2% helps the graham cracker and adds a nice dessert feel. The Super Sweet (CAP) 0.5% IS NEEDED but can be subbed for Sweetener (TFA) at 1.5%.
That's it folks ... Tasty after just one nights steep but like NANA she just gets better with age.
This is a rich nutty tobacco layered with a banana cheesecake pistachio nut butter swirl finished off with a Carmel drizzle. On the exhale all you can say is "OH MY GOD!!!!!!"
Thick pastry cream atop a buttery graham shell covered in bananas, white chocolate shavings and drizzled with caramel sauce. What could be better?
TFA Banana Cream & JF Bavarian Cream:
These 2 flavorings complement one another so perfectly. With these 2 flavors, I was able to bring out the bananas perfectly, as well as develop an incredibly rich and thick pastry cream that is unmatched by any other concentrate I tried previously for this mix. I only needed 4% Banana Cream here. JF Bavarian Cream at 2.5% also made the Banana Cream a fluffy airy delight. Any more of either ingredient, and you throw everything out of balance.
I have to admit, I had never tried FA Soho before this competition, and actually had to wait on this flavor's delivery before I could begin to formulate this particularly magical mix. This flavoring has a wonderful dessert RY4 scent that immediately piqued my interest. Delicate caramel, vanilla and light tobacco are its' features. Nice. I only used 2% here, as I only wanted to highlight the caramel/vanilla aspect. I've seen this flavoring used from 5-6%(considered "high" for Flavour Arts flavorings), but in this mix anything higher gave it a weird almost purple grape-like aftertaste. Bananas and grape? No thank you.
FW Graham Cracker:
I truly love this flavoring. It's so on point and realistic. This was the ONLY choice for my flakey, buttery graham base! Flavor West's Graham Cracker has all but erased any memory of TFA's version from my mind.
TFA Dulce De Leche:
In every recipe I make, there's that ONE flavor that just enhances every aspect of each mix, making it totally unique. Dulce De Leche was that ingredient that just made everything pop! It adds so many things to a recipe and I'm surprised it's not used more frequently by DIYers. The gifts TFA's Dulce De Leche gave me in this mix were:
Creaminess(to enhance the pastry cream), buttery caramel(that caramel drizzle), and a hint of nuttiness(?) I can pick up that takes an ordinary graham crust from 'average' to 'outstanding'. I tried JF's version of DDL, but holy crapola--nothing "works" quite like TFAs version! TFAs Dulce De Leche is also a true "bridge" between flavorings in every sense of the word. And without this bridge, this mix would've been a confusing mess of flavors & sensations.
FW White Chocolate:
The flavoring I couldn't live without. Flavor West hit this flavoring out of the park. It's creamy. And thick. So much thicker feeling than TFAs version which is partly why I chose FW over TFA here. I also chose this version due to its' nearly imperceptible hint of wafer. I could use that wafer to enhance my graham slightly(not that it needed enhancing, but it WAS a nice feature)!
I used the sweetener here at 1.5%, which for my recipes, I consider a bit high. But white chocolate is sweet. Even more so than milk chocolate. Sweetener was added solely to make the white chocolate shavings taste authentic.
I’m about to take my final exams for the semester and I should be studying for them, but this recipe has kept my attention since the basket ingredients dropped. Anyways, the recipe is a Banana cream pie milkshake topped with nuts. I’ve had bad experiences in the past with banana flavored juice because of a local shop, but this recipe changed my outlook on TFA’s banana cream and everyone’s near and dear friend TFA’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. For the longest time I hated both of these flavorings, but for some reason they came together beautifully in this recipe. I can usually tell if a recipe is finished by having a particular family member try it because their palate isn’t very developed, if they can say what I’m going after without my help then I know I can stop obsessing. I have a Biochemistry final exam in the morning, so this won’t be as elegant as my last recipe description unfortunately.
FA SOHO/FW Hazelnut- I used the nutty and desert qualities of SOHO to give a nut topping, as well as bring a little bit of warmth to the recipe. I’m not very experience with tobaccos and I know that this is a weaker flavoring, but at 4% Fa SOHO gives nutty and earthy qualities to the recipe with accents of tobacco. FW Hazelnut was in here for two reasons, to play off of the nutty qualities of SOHO and to bring out the “malt” flavor of the milkshake.
TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream/FA Vienna Cream- TFA’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a thick and heavy vanilla bean ice cream flavor. I tried every VBIC I had in my arsenal, but they all fell short to this version. Whenever you go to make a milkshake there is usually one type of ice cream that can be a universal base, which is vanilla bean ice cream. I used VBIC at such a low percentage because it would muddy up the rest of the mix if it was any higher. FA Vienna cream is in here for two reasons, it turns the ice cream into a milkshake and it provides a backbone for the banana cream to stand against the other flavorings.
JF Bavarian Cream/TFA Banana Cream- These make up the majority of the banana cream pie, mostly the pie filling. I found through trial and error that these play off of each other in an interesting way to really bring out an authentic banana cream/banana pudding flavor. Bavarian cream in particular was essential to making this profile work out the way it did because it brings your creams to the front, while adding richness and a layer of complexity to the entire mix.
Steep time: Shake and vape but after a day or two it really starts to come together.
Optional: Koolada to taste for a realistic milkshake feeling.
A tobacco take on Bananas Foster.
Bananas Foster is a traditional New Orleans dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur. The butter, sugar, cream, pinch of cinnamon, and bananas are cooked, and then alcohol is added and ignited. The bananas and sauce are then served over the ice cream.
FA Soho's warm, soft, caramel flavor fills out much of the caramelized brown sugar sauce, while its light tobacco notes replace the traditional cinnamon spice and put the "dirty" in Dirty Foster. TFA Banana Cream is pushed about as far as it can go here without starting to push back in a banana candy sort of way. It gives a nice banana flavor with creamy banana volume, but not enough real banana. FA Banana is thin and one-dimensional by itself, but boosts Banana Cream, creating a bolder, more authentic banana. TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream fills two roles; it gives it that buttery goodness of the rich sauce and provides the scoop of vanilla ice cream that everything is served on. JF Bavarian also does double duty, creamifying the sauce and making the otherwise solid TFA VBIC seem to start to melt under the heat of hot bananas. FA Jamaica Special's very dark, molassesy, brown sugar and rum flavor really comes to purpose here. It cooks the banana, gives us that distinctive liquor flavor that makes Bananas Foster a dessert for grownups, and finishes the sauce like a tableside flambe.
This is a alcohol infused banana nut bread. The TFA Banana Cream, and Banana Nut Bread create a great base for this profile. The JF Bavarian Cream is in there first of all because it has to be for competition requirements and to create that soft moist center. The FA Liquid Amber helps add a yeasty fermented flavor helping on the barkery side and the FA Vanilla Bourbon with the alcohol notes. The vanilla from the FA Vanilla Bourbon and FA SOHO work very well together to add a nutty, caramel, almost brown sugar vanilla aspect to the bakery notes and the SOHO seems to work well in sweetening recipe as well. Mix at (((70/30 with a 6 day steep)))Thanks guys I hope you all enjoy it.