Profile: Licorice rod with sweet citrus filling!
I started this off with CAP Licorice at 3%, FE Lemon at 2% and FLV Sweet Coconut at 1% and TPA Marshmallow at 1% However, the licorice weren't strong enough and the FE Lemon didn't really stand a chance on it's own. I tried upping the licorice to 4% (was too much!) and adding in VT Sour Lemon at 1.25%. Which just made it taste like citrus dishwasher soap with a shot of heavy licorice in it - NOT GOOD! So I ended with the following:
- CAP Licorice: 3.5%
- TPA Marshmallow: 1.5%
- FE Lemon: 1.5%
- FA Meringue: 1.25%
- FA Blood Orange: 0.75%
I was very much against using sweetener in this, as I know CAP Licorice and sweetener doesn't always tango that well, plus I wanted to see if I could make a candy without any sweetener in it. I dropped the FE Lemon a bit to avoid the soapy flavor it potentially can add and brought in FA Blood Orange to help it. The Blood Orange also brings some of the sweetness I felt would fit a candy and 0.75% seems to be just right. Both the marshmallow and meringue serves is the texture for the filling and helps the candy flavor on its way too.
I feel this profile fits people who don't like black licorice that much, but also works as a great entry into the world of licorice vapes.
I like it as SnV, but some people think it only gets better and better with some steeping - so it's up to you!
Feel free to give it a mix and a review - even if you're a licorice hater <3
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