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Recently picked up a bunch of flavors and was really wanting a good cherry recipe. I took the base from u/ID10-T's 1-2-3 Cranberry Sprite and replaced the FLV Cranberry with a combination of INW Cherries and TPA Cherry Extract. Didn't really know where to start with them so I kind of just guessed. The result is my Cherry Sprite recipe.
Good SnV, but after a couple days steeping it really shines. Doesn't have that medicinal cherry taste. The cherries are definitely at the forefront, but the Sprite is there just enough in the background to give it a subtle fizzy lemon lime taste on the exhale. I also added some Polar Blast and WS-23 to really give it that chilled soda feel.
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: "Chewy candy with a classic blend of cherry, strawberry, orange, and lemon. Stellar and explosive." What I couldn't say was that this is a starburst recipe. But like all the starbursts at once. Whatever. It was a good recipe.
I figured it probably needed some actual development notes, so here goes...
I had been playing around with the platonic concept of "the starburst" for a long ass time. And I thought I was making some headway. I had originally posted a simplified version of this recipe as BURST. The key part of the recipe, for me at least, was trying to nail down the texture. And I feel like we mostly got there.
This base wouldn't have been possible without guidance/wholesale theft. Kopel originally put me on to the Vanilla Swirl as a taffy base idea, and yeah, it works. Most taffy has a background vanilla, and a vanilla swirl has this weird waxy, thick texture to it. I remember going through revisions and nailing down 2.5% as the amount of vanilla swirl you could add without the maltol in the flavor muting everything to shit. Marshmallow is added to further bring up that chewy, waxy texture. TPA Marshmallow is another flavor that mutes, so .5% is about as high as I could stomach for the integrity of the mix. The Greek Yogurt was ripped off from Steam's appermelon gummy recipe. I still don't 100% understand why it works, but a touch of FLV Greek Yogurt really does add to the chew of a recipe, and the butyric notes steep out really, really quick.
Those three flavors together make for a hell of a chewy candy base when slammed up against big, bright fruit flavors.
A traditional american starburst mix is cherry, strawberry, orange and lemon. FW Starburst Type (or Star Candy or whatever non trademark infringing name they are selling this under this week) has a pretty damn accurate starburst orange and lemon vibe. I don't get any strawberry or cherry from it, but the citrus parts are bold, bright, and sweet with a pretty intense bite. The muting properties of the base soak up some of the bite, but I think it still gets the point across. TPA Strawberry isn't the best strawberry for the job here, but it does work. I needed a big, pink candy strawberry with some softer edges. JF Sweet Strawberry at 3% works better. Maybe use that one if you have it, but the TPA still delivers.
...AND THE CHERRY. You can hack together three cherry-ish flavors for something that doesn't taste like gasoline and almost looks like a cherry in the right light. Or you can just use TPA Cherry Extract if you can deal with a weak, candied cherry flavor that isn't garbage. It's weak though! And it has some water in it! So you'll never get a bold, vibrant cherry out of it, but it works as a complement and that's all I needed here.
This only has .5% of FW Sweetener in there. Feel free to sub in CAP SS. The recipe works with it. I think this was from a transitional period before I fully embraced sweetener for candy-type vapes. If I had to do it all over again I'd probably switch to SS at .5% or FW Sweetener at like 2%.
So, this is my best attempt at a normal-ass starburst recipe. I liked it. Steeping with this recipe is a bit tricky though. I think it needs at least a week for everything to settle down and thicken. And I think it gets too muted after 3-4 weeks. So it's definitely not perfect, but it's the closest I've tasted to a mouthful of classic starbursts.
Citrus heavy soda with hints of rose and apple. Deeper notes posted shortly.
This flavor will tie you to a radiator and GRAPE YOU in the mouth.
The name is a reference to the Whitest Kids You Know sketch with the same name.
I wasn't going for anything in particular here, but I wanted a grape flavor that wasn't overpoweringly grape (despite the name) - so it's got some blueberry in there as well to mellow out the grape candy flavor. It also has some sour gummy candy to bring out some more sourness along with the lemon and cherry to add more fruit in there. Cactus, I'm not sure why I put that in there, but it's good. Marshmallows are for body - I especially like the toasted marshmallow, but that might be a bit too much. Cream cheese icing adds some sweetness and creaminess.
IMPORTANT: CAP Lemon Lime's gravity (g per ml) by default is way above what it should be. If you mix by weight, mix CAP Lemon Lime as 1g = 1ml.
CAP Super Sweet is optional.
VapeWild doesn't add cooling, but 2 drops per 30ml of WS-23 works well if you're into that.
No steep required, shake and vape!