It's a Cigar, with vanilla and a hint of Mango.

The goal here was to make a vanilla mango cigar that did not smack of "bottom of the display blunts" I wanted a solid mid-grade Caribbean type tobacco note. I think I did well, let me know your thoughts :)

Flavorah has done a superb job with their tobacco concentrates. IMO they raised the bar for tobacco concentrates and blurred the lines between NETs and imitations bringing a level of realism to the ersatz that boggles the mind.

FLV Cured - I have many times mentioned that this flavor is a "Generic cigarish tobacco" It is a really good base that is easy to bend into cigar or pipe. It does not lend well to cigarette outside of some fringe ROY bulks. Anyways here it is used as a base to build a cigar from.

FLV Connecticut Shade - If you have heard me talk about FLV much you have heard me say that this is a really good cigar wrapper leaf flavor. It has some really cool "offnotes" hints of coffee, chocolate, maybe a little spice(anise). It is a great building block for a cigar. Used here to lend a little more complexity to the profile. But mainly to bring hints of Caribbean tobacco to the table.

FLV Kentucky Blend - An interesting one. Another generic tobacco with hint of ash and a hint of smoke. Great for a cigarette type and also to lend a "smoking" to any tobacco blend.

FLV Virginia - A specific sweet virginia feel concentrate with the spicy "tongue bite" notes that accompany many Virginias. Used here to boost sweet and cut some of the dark from Kentucky Blend. But also for it's spicy notes to blend with the "mid-grade cigar" profile.

FLV Mango - Because Mango all the things, all the time. Used low here in relation to the strength of the profile. I just want a mango note to pop out here and there. This will change according to your airflow and power.

INW Sisha Vanilla - Because Vanilla all the things all the time. And also because FLV does not have a straight vanilla. I am using this specific vanilla for it's three characteristics and it's ability to stay present against a strong profile. It brings of course vanilla, a cream note to help lend a little more body and finally adds some more sweet without being cloying.

I shake and vape this, to be perfectly honest I have not had a bottle last over two weeks. It does change a little bit, tobacco gets more nuanced, vanilla comes forward a little more and the mango keeps playing in the background.

Edit: I have since mixed multiple large batches of this to experience it on the long steep. IS GOOD! It stays a mid-grade cigarish tobacco with hints of vanilla and mango. :) This mix is also really good without the Mango! If you are a deep steeper or sensitive to the way INW Shisha Vanilla keeps getting stronKer, cut it by 25% to 50%. I personally dont have an issue with it but some people do.

Created: May 27, 2017 (about 4 years ago)

Recipes inspired by this one: Bounty (Abuela de Coco) by HerrHut | Pipa del Abuelo by ChemicalBurnVictim |
% Vendor Flavor
(FLV) Connecticut Shade
(FLV) Cured Tobacco
(FLV) Kentucky Blend
(FLV) Mango
(INW) Shisha Vanilla
(FLV) Virginia Tobacco
Total flavoring: 6.4% Steep Days: 1 (SNV) Best VG: -70% Temperature: 0
This recipe is the property of Fear and released under the CC Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license. You may not copy, derive or commercialize this recipe without following the terms of this license or the explicit permission of the creator.
User: Evilteacher Score: 5 Entered: 2 months ago
Bought all of the ingredients specifically to get my brother off Cuban from BLVK. When I tasted this for the first time I just knew I was on the right track! I loved this flavor for me! (I'm a fruit with coolness kinda guy) This recipe will get mixed more times! One in original, one without mango, and even one with a touch of super sweet and raising a bit the vanilla to see if I can reach the proper substitute to get my brother off commercial liquids (he only buys that one) I am very thankful for this recipe!
User: Warrel Score: 5 Entered: 3 months ago
I am soooooo lucky that this recipe was my introduction to the world of tobacco vapes! That mango took my hand and showed me the beauty of flavorah tobaccos! Then came Pheasant Ridge and blew my mind with the versatility of these flavours! Fear is a MASTER!!!
User: BigCloud Score: 5 Entered: 3 months ago
I could vape this all day every day! Great recipe. I didn't like it that much after 3 weeks steep. I got a weird aftertaste from it so I swapped the FLV mango for 2% FE Mango for a longer steep. As S&V it's pretty mango forward but after 2 weeks the mango settles and the tobacco and vanilla is picking up and it only gets better from that point. So if you want to steep it longer you might want to swap the mango for a different one. But if you shake and vape it the OG is wonderfull. Good job
User: VIVAVAPE Score: 4 Entered: 6 months ago
This was a recommendation and I know that this is a famous and loved recipe, but I can't stand the flavour of Virginia Tobacco. Maybe I will mix it up again with at a lower percentage. It's all about personal taste, but the Virginia killed me. 4 stars, because it might be a thing of personal taste.
User: eXecii Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
I get an authentic light and sweet caribbean cigar from this recipe!
User: beeker Score: 5 Entered: about 1 year ago
Finally, a worthwhile use for all the FLV tobacco flavors I thought I'd get a lot more mileage out of when I bought them. This is a fantastic blend that hits all the right notes. Mix it if you've got em, get em if you don't!
User: Scism Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Liked cardinal so much i mixed this and it's pretty authentic to the description. Not really my profile; however, the people I gave it to enjoyed it, so here's another 5 stars.
User: Frin Score: 5 Entered: about 2 years ago
Its a good tobacco but the mango is just overpowering for me so l lower it to 0.9% where its really nice.
User: goosegirl Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
The hype is well deserved. I love tobacco and mango vapes, so I knew this was going to be one of my first mixes. Oh my word! You have my admiration, Fear. This mix goes way beyond what any tobacco or mango could do on their own.
User: NikosD Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
I had to buy almost everything and from different suppliers. I had to wait for about a month for everything to arrive and when they did I was a little bit lazy to mix it up because i had already 10 different freshly mixed new liquids. I decided to mix it though and actually SNV literally. "Oh-my-god!" This is simply amazing and probably my new addiction - goes straight to the top of best DIY recipes/liquids! Cigar (a very nice one), little bit of ash (seriously, just enough to remind of an actual smoke), little bit of fruit for sweetness and juiciness and the vanilla totally in the background blending all the flavours together. Totally worth buying the flavours required even if it is just for this (even though Shisha Vanilla and Mango are pretty awesome flavours anyway). Love you fear!
User: Deetzz Score: 5 Entered: almost 3 years ago
A friend mixed up a few DIY tobaccos to get me into tobaccos, Out of 5 I liked 1, this one! From here I started mixing my own tobaccos to try and find that strong dark tobacco profile that I like. This is a very smooth and balanced Tobacco! Its perfect for my 'In-between' vapes when I need a break from my fruit mixes. The mango does throw me off a little, but its still one of my 5 favorite Tobaccos.
User: amouthforwar Score: 4 Entered: about 3 years ago
Had to purchase pretty much everything in this recipe specifically to mix this up. God damn am I glad I did. Abuela's just so incredibly balanced in all aspects, it's an insanely smooth and flavorful vape. But something is clashing between the mango and tobaccos. It's sort of a musty soapy note that I can't quite shake and it ruins the ADV ability of the juice for me. First few drips/first tankful? delicious. 2nd or 3rd? straight must for me.
User: Katumbas Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Beautiful balance between flavours. Nothing is overpowered and it´s such a smooth pipe tobacco experience. If you want something different, try this recipe! Great job!
User: Mathematical Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Its ashy but not too ashy, Dry but not too dry, and Cured but not stale, Even my (never Cigar smoker) buddy enjoys this mix. 10/10
User: DoktorDionysus Score: 5 Entered: about 3 years ago
Hands down my favorite recipe ever. It's complex, it's fragrant, it's amazing. Changes over stepping but is always great. Congrats to Fear!
User: cdaniell30 Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
I've been resistant to try tobacco recipes until lately. Tried a few RY4 recipes and enjoyed them, and after hearing ID10-T gush over this on Noted, I decided to nut up and buy the concentrates for this. And I'm damn glad I did. I used to enjoy a good cigar now and then, and this takes me back to that place...back when I was younger and didn't give a shit that buying a $20 stick might mean I had to skip a lunch or two at the end of the week. I don't get a lot of mango, but I don't think that was the intention. It's perfectly balanced to me, with the vanilla lending just enough creaminess. Thanks for this recipe, you've made me want to see what I can do with these tobaccos now.
User: Ebc88 Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Finally got all the flavorah flavors to mix and it doesn’t disappoint. Wasn’t a fan of Connecticut when I tested it but it works very well in here. Mango and vanilla shine through the tobaccos as well
User: Gonzilla Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Been chasing down the tobaccos needed to mix this and it was well worth the wait. Such a delicious blend of interesting, mature notes from the tobacco with the vanilla folding in softly and the mango quietly tweaking it all wonderfully. It's an inspirational recipe in that it got me geeking out on the FLV tobacco's with tweaks and riff's and it was a perfect introduction to the world of tobacco mixes. Thanks for this!
User: jbird Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
I don't think I could say it any better than ID10-T or shyndo. So I'll just say this- one of the top 3 tobacco vapes that I've ever tried. Shisha Vanilla works very well with these tobaccos. It also compliments the mango. Softening it and rounding it out with a nice creamy note. The Mango is subtle but adds a nice tropical sweetness to the overall mix. I should've reviewed this a long time ago and for that, I'm sorry. This is an awesome recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!
User: JJ_Sumbetch Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
I did this one without mango and steeped it 3 weeks. I gotta say this is one of the tobacco juices i gotta have in my rotation
User: zenith Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Mixed this, vaped it straight away, vaped nothing but this for the next month. I think that says it all. Totally in love with Abuela!
User: chief63 Score: 4 Entered: over 3 years ago
Excellent Tobacco vape. When I quit smoking over 4 years ago I was all about the tobacco vapes but transitioned to fruits and bakeries once the habit was kicked. It has been a couple years since I've done anything besides shacking up some Hangsen Highway. This recipe (along with Buffalo Burlington and Prapple Baco) has brought me back and forced me to stock up on FLV tobaccos. I had to dial back the total percentage but kept the ratios the same. Good stuff, keep them coming.
User: HerrHut Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Wow! The first tobacco liquid I like since I started vaping 2 years ago. Excellent! Thanks for sharing.
User: OldAgeVaper Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
Great mix fear,How the mango keeps its head just above all the tobacco flavors is amazing but then that all round flavor of the tobaccos well ... i love it and mixing 100mls asap. thanks for the recipe fear its top shelf.
User: TamVapes Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
This is delicious. Another new all day Vape in my rotation. Thanks. 9/30 update After 5 day steep this is amazing. I am definitely mixing a 120ml today.
User: Tootall Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
I can't believe how good this is on a shake!!! I am not big on tobacco flavors but I do play around with them a bit but this recipe makes me want to mix tobacco flavors a lot more!!! Definetly my favorite tobacco recipe that I have ever tasted. Thanks for the recipe!!!!
User: shyndo Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
This recipe speaks in subtleties you couldn't imagine without actually giving it a proper try. It's nuanced, adult, interesting, and above all delicious. The mango isn't overly in your face or fruity. It's solely there to deliciously contrast with the tobaccos and it works well. More than other tobaccos I find I can vape this one longer if that makes sense. The well crafted balance and sweetness prevent flavor fatigue and offer an extremely intriguing room-note.
User: KillaCoDe Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Very interesting a different flavor profile here, but definitely loving it as well!
User: hyperlite310 Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Amazing! Usually when I want a fruity Bacco mix I reach for an apple Bacco. Not anymore..... this is quickly becoming my new adv. Thanks fear!
User: ID10-T Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Abuela is a GILF. This recipe is sultry as all get-out. I feel like the owner of a mango plantation enjoying a fine cigar while surveying my orchard. This isn't your gas station mango cigar that's just going to get hollowed out for a blunt, with fake mango flavor all in your face. Instead, the fruit just artfully teases the palate as if carried on an intermittent tropical breeze though the mango trees, resulting in the most enjoyable tobacco vape I've ever encountered.