Prickly Pear Fruit

Why did Baloo, the bear from Disney’s original Jungle Book, love prickly pears so much that he included them in a song about “the simple bare necessities of life?” Because the prickly pear cactus’ fragrant fruit is among nature’s most succulent sweet treats. If it weren’t for the spines making them painfully difficult to harvest and prepare, these marvelous magenta fruits might be eaten to extinction. The fruit of the prickly pear cactus tastes nothing like the plant that bears them. Those paddles that look like the tails of demonic green beavers, also known as nopales, are vegetables that taste like a cross between INW Cactus and green beans, with hints of okra and bell pepper. The prickly pear fruit, however, taste more than anything like some kind of all-natural watermelon bubblegum, and they combine sweet juiciness with just enough of a sharp tangy bite like that of a not-quite-ripe strawberry to make them mouthwatering and keep you wanting more.

CAP Sweet Guava alone tastes halfway like prickly pear, nearly as much as it does an actual guava, because it has that same bubblegummyness of a prickly pear. It also has a bit of tartness that’s not like citrus fruit, but more like a barely-ripe berry or slightly sour grape, just like the prickly pear. It forms the thick, syrupy base of this recipe. The FA Watermelon blends with that base to evoke the unique flavor of the prickly pear and is the only watermelon flavor authentic enough to mix with Sweet Guava and not be a one-way ticket to Candyland. But for all its unmatched natural flavor, FA Watermelon falls short in a big way. It’s terribly dry, very nearly watermelon jerky. No problem, thanks to FA Pear. The prickly pear, despite it’s name, doesn’t taste at all like a pear, but the actual pear flavor of FA Pear is overwhelmed by the much heavier guava and the higher concentration of FA Watermelon, so all that’s left is extra juicy goodness to rehydrate the recipe.

Created: January 13, 2017 (over 4 years ago)

% Vendor Flavor
(FA) Pear
(FA) Red Summer (watermelon)
(CAP) Sweet Guava
Total flavoring: 5.5% Steep Days: 1 (SNV) Best VG: 70% Temperature: 0
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User: UnappreciatedRobot Score: 5 Entered: over 1 year ago
I do not think there is a recipe with CAP Sweet Guava that I have not loved, and this one is no different. I have been obsessed with prickly pear drinks and candy lately, and this was extremely accurate. I really want to try taking this and adding a soda base to it!
User: Ebc88 Score: 5 Entered: almost 2 years ago
Excellent summer vape or in my case a 90+ degree fall vape. I added a 0.50% of ws-23 and it turned out amazing glad I made a 60 ML
User: Ihavenoidea Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Really juicy after a couple of hours. Great summer vape.
User: kitu5 Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
Holy hell. This is tasty as all get out and tastes as close as anything will get to a prickly pear. Light, juicy, natural bubblegum...yeah, glad this one's a SNV cos I've straight killed my 15ml in 2 days and am hankering for more. This is flat awesome!
User: CatWillMew Score: 4 Entered: about 4 years ago
This is a solid 4 stars. It's pretty hard to do a 5 star strawberry recipe with so many out there. My only complaint is I get a bit of a "green" flavor off this that I don't enjoy.
User: Fiftytrent Score: 5 Entered: over 4 years ago
I've never had a prickly pear, so I can't speak to accuracy of this recipe. What I do know, however, is that this tastes great.
User: jbird Score: 5 Entered: over 4 years ago
I can't believe how close this turned out to a prickly pear. I was going for this same profile, during the competition, and never it the mark. The sweet guava was a really good option that I never would think of using. I really like prickly pears but they're a pain in the butt to eat. So I'm very happy to have this in vape form. For the limitation of only 3 flavors, this is quite the satisfying mix. Great job!
User: Bogey_Again Score: 5 Entered: over 4 years ago
Juicy tropical wonderfulness in this mix.