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The names says it all.
Fresh mango, creamy coconut & a bit of banana to bring it all together. Straight forward yet dynamic and well balanced.
Essentially, I just took my favorite concentrates from each category and layered them together to create something that is fruit forward & tropical but still delivers a creaminess I love in any mix. Instead of getting carried away with loads of flavorings as I tend to do I wanted to keep things as simple as possible. 5 flavors and some super sweet. That's it.
In my mind nothing tops FLV Mango or VT Shisha Mango in the mango category. They're both fabulous but they're also quite different. Combining the two was a no-brainer for me. VT brings the bright vibrancy. FLV brings the creaminess. FLV Sweet Coconut is the coco goat. There is simply NO possible substitute for this one. Lastly, TPA Banana Cream is my #1 when it comes to bananas and pairs beautifully with the sweet coconut.
That's all folks! Enjoy! And be sure to post your feedback in the comments ;)
I wanted to create a funky tropical summer mix and use some of my new flavors.
SHISHA MANGO+ISLAND MANGO-
I have been really digging this combo, shisha mango is pretty ripe, and island mango is a bit under-ripe. Combined I think they make a great balanced mango.
TPA PAPAYA+WF PAPAYA-
I really enjoy the tropical muskiness of tpa papaya and like using it @ 2%. Wf papaya is excellent, and it has a nice tropical sweetness. I didnt want too much of it to be present, I'm mainly using it for its sweetness and letting the tpa papaya shine.
VT YELLOW PASSION+WF PASSIONFRUIT-
VT yellow passion is great and pretty much the best passionfruit around, I want it to be very present, so I am maxing it out @ 2%. I am using WF passionfruit mainly for its citrus notes @ 1%. I was going to drop it completely and add a lemon or orange flavor, but I felt this was best utilized in this mix, instead of adding other erroneous flavors that would be distracting and get in the way.
Think of this as a sort of tropical diharrea, Hard to spell but easy to get. I like to use .4% FW sweetener or.25% SS, the mix is pretty sweet already, so its not essential.
Well this came as a request from a friend I started mixing for. He wanted a mango pineapple juice type of mix so I went hard on the mango and pineapple. I've found the 3%-1% INW Pineapple to Golden Pineapple is really a sweet spot. For the main mango's I went with the staples FLV and VT Shisha. Like many FLV flavors their mango is potent and on point. When you open Shisha Mango and smell it, its just straight mango nectar. The mango & tango is one of my new favorites. It definitely needs Mango support and the tango, whatever it is, helps the pineapple pop. If want something fruity try this and add WS-23 if you want, go nuts.
This is banana mango tango mixed with some fresh citrus fruits to become an ice cold manana soda.
VT Shisha Mango being a fresh and ripe mango pairs really well with HS Banana to make for an interesting tropical blend where you are not really sure if it's a banana or mango you taste. Right off the shake HS Banana will be quite candy like, but after just a day or two of steeping it becomes much more realistic and in line with the mango.
FLV Citrus Soda & CAP Lemon Lime is my go-to fizz combo and together with the cooling from WS-23 it's really refreshing to vape. FLV Citrus Soda brings those sharp citrus notes to give that fizzy feel, and CAP Lemon Lime adds another dimension of citrus with those sweet tart lemon lime notes.
Seeing as the mango and banana both are sweet and relatively "bold" in their texture, they pair beautifully with the fresh citrus notes and together with the cooling it makes for a very refreshing vape.
Unfortunately we don't have PUR Banana available anywhere in EU, but what I have read and heard about it, I can see it being a possible sub for HS Banana.
Personally I wouldn't recommend adding any sweetener to this, as I think it removes the freshness of the citrus notes in this recipe.
This is part two in my recipe line of Buddha vapes.
Part one found here: http://alltheflavors.com/recipes/151292#clouds_of_buddha_by_nordicflavours
Profile: Steamed rice with spicy mango.
A while ago, I got thrown into a discussion at work about Buddha. Being married to a wonderful Japanese lady, who are heavily into buddhism, I started to look up what kind of food, the original Buddha's (yes there are a few of them) would actually eat.
Rice was a given and after much researchning I came up with a few recipes.
A sweet/floral one and a more sweet/savory one.
This one being the sweet/savory one.
Initially, this was the original idea for my Buddha vapes, which nicknamed "Project Buddha" in order to cause a little hype on the DIY_eJuice Discord.
The very first dish I came across, that seemed doable for a vape and something the different Buddha's would eat, was rice with mango.
Pretty straight forward, but the more I worked on it, the more messy it got.
At some point I had the whole rose apples aspect from Part One mixed into it and by the end of the day, it was over-flavoring so hardcore, that all you could taste was rice and a strange unidentifiable weak sweetness. NOT THE PLAN!
So after spending a little time with @Shyndo trying to fix this mess, I made the decision to turn it into two recipes.
The Rice: is made from FA Sweet Rice and VT Rice Base. I found this combo to be pretty much what nicely steamed basmati rice tastes like.
FLV Cream: helps to bind the rice together, but only just enough to not turn it into a creamy rice pudding, as it wouldn't fit the profile. By all means, this is not really a dessert.
Spicy Mango: I went for FLV Mango here for the sort of main mango flavor, as it is almost what I would consider to be the flavor of an actual mango. However, I felt it lacked a tiny bit bitterness in the aftertaste from the peel, I considered many options. Here both TFA mango (didn't fit), JF Mango (way too bitter!) and FW Mango Guava (no and no, definitely not fitting). Neither of these working, I finally settled for VT Shisha Mango.
I felt VT Shisha Mango added both to help FLV Mango with the sweet and added exactly a tiny amount of bitterness I was after.
FLV Rose Essence comes into play here again as it does help the rice giving it a bit of fragnance and it does add a sort of perfume to the mango.
Concerning spices I had some ideas:
At some point FLV Rich Cinnamon was in play, but as I did not wanted this to be a dessert and I didn't quite see the connection, I scrapped that idea quickly. For a long time, I had FA Cardamom on the table and I had planned to actually pull through with it, but in a previous version I realised that it actually didn't do much good for the vape and added an unwanted off-flavor - while still being good, not what I was after.
Finally, I landed on FLV Heat, which also had been on the table for a long time. Both Heat and Cardamom was in the original line-up, but Shyndo being Shyndo, I realised that I couldn't have both in this vape, so I made a choice and FLV Heat stayed in to give the vape the spice (plus add some good throat hit!).
Concerning FLV Heat: 0.5% is my prefered. If you want it higher or lower (or not even at all), just adjust accordingly. I suggest you leave it in, as it is one of the key components.
On the inhale, you'll taste the wonderful flavor of sweet mango mixed with a pleasent amount of heat. Not too spicy, but nice and moderate.
The exhale mellows out the mango and leave you with a bit of warmth and a delicious creamy flavor of steamed basmati rice.
No real steep is needed for this, as FE Sweet Rice has a habit of fading, but over a day or two, it'll become more creamy and delicious. Works great as a SnV!
Hope you'll enjoy and feel free to leave a review!
Mixed Live with Fresh and Friends on 3/23 .
Wanted three scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh ripe mango chunks and pineapple tidbits. Tastes more like that ice cream with fresh mango puree and crushed canned pineapple, but I'm happy with it. I'll call it a work in progress and see how it steeps out.
Swiped The Trinity Vanilla Ice Cream by Eyemakepizza; it's a deeply satisfying shake and vapeable vanilla ice cream base and I never thought to change it.
VT Shisha Mango and FLV Mango. Muah! Perfection. Ripe sweet mango right on top.
The pineapple part was a bit trickier. WF Pineapple Candy is a flavor I opened for the first time today and haven't tried as a single flavor. It smells like a kinder, gentler TFA Pineapple. But I remembered that one of the first things I ever made that I liked when I started mixing was a pineapple ice cream that was mostly TFA Pineapple and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, with a little marshmallow to soften that sharp pineapple. I was advised to use it between 2 and 3% and back it up with another pineapple that would give it some body because it's a bit thin. I first tried it at 2.5% with 0.75% FLV Pineapple, but it tasted like pineapple candy in my ice cream, with some bits of underripe banana as well. This version with the Pineapple Candy down at 2% and swapping out the FLV Pineapple for CAP Golden Pineapple worked much better. I love it so much I set off my smoke alarm sucking it down greedily.
Don't hesitate to give the Trinity Vanilla Ice Cream a try, let Eyemakepizza know what you think, and pile your flavorite fruits or other ice cream toppings on it.