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This recipe started out as an experiment with FLV Creme de Menthe. After SFTing it I wanted to make a recipe that tasted like Andes mints. Then, I got some VT flavors, and after SFTing them decided to try using them to get the missing cream and chocolate.
This recipe will taste pretty boozy and not too pleasant for the first few days after you mix it. It's pleasant by three days and comes together a bit more after a week - the harshness of the mint fades away over time.
I know, I know "dam bro that's a lot of flavors"
Now that I have said that for you, each one plays an essential role in the glory of this recipe. I created the Mango base with FLV Apricot, Mango, Cantaloupe and DF Mango. Then used it to replace the Strawberries in Wayne's final version of his Boosted remix. After tweaking the percentages I balanced it out perfectly and with a 7 day steep she is delicious. Just mix the shit and enjoy. Thanks KRUCIAL.
Was going for for something banana split like, but it turned into this delicious banana's and ice cream flavor. Steep time required. Tested again after 7 days and this is far better than after a s&v.
Banana Split CAP
Banana Cream TFA
Creamy Vanilla Profile with a slight Dairy/Ice cream Note
Vanilla Swirl TFA
Whipped Cream TFA
Sweet Cream TFA
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream TFA
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.
I HATE to make such long recipes but this one needed to be like this.
What i wanted for this profile was a milky creamy taste and chocolate/peanut butter flavour like they have been drenched like a syrup on the glass.
Also some cruchy notes like you're drinking straight from the cup on the image and not from the straw, and as more you vape it, you loose a bit of that crunch and you have the sensation of being drinking now from the straw.
For the cream base i wanted a milky, creamy, thick and rich milkshake so i used a classic mix such as: Fa Cream Fresh, TPA Vanilla swirl and TPA Bavarian Cream but the cream was still a bit soft for what i wanted so i added CAP V1 Vanilla Custard and Boom! The milkshake base worked perfectly.
For the peanut butter part i used TPA Peanut Butter Dx, and FlV peanut butter at just 0.25% as everything higher added too much dry peanut top notes.
FA Cookie gives the crunchy notes and adds to the milkshake base.
Obviously JF Milk Chocolate as the chocolate syrupy flvour that blends with the milk.
At least a week of steep for everything to blend together and from 2-4 weeks and on it only gets better.