5 Pawns Bowden's Mate has been an ADV for me for a very long time. When I started DIYing, one of my goals was to create an interpretation worthy of the real thing. I tried every clone recipe out there I could find - none came even close. More than 6 months and 20 versions later, the one below ticks all the boxes for me - a really simple recipe compared to some of the others tried.

The Peppermint, Menthol and Koolada percentages below are as close to the real juice as one can get imo, but feel free to play around with these to suit your personal taste.

The original recipe used INW Milk Chocolate, which has since been reformulated. Feel free to use INW Milk Chocolate if you have the original formulation. Otherwise, use JF Milk Chocolate, which fill those boots perfectly and more.

A 4 week steep is optimal.


Created: August 04, 2017 (almost 4 years ago)

% Vendor Flavor
(TPA) French Vanilla Creme
(TPA) Koolada 10 Pg
(TPA) Menthol Liquid (pg)
(FA) Mild Winter (peppermint)
(JF) Milk Chocolate
(CAP) Vanilla Custard
Total flavoring: 7.75% Steep Days: 30 Best VG: 60% Temperature: 0
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User: RudeRudi Score: 5 Entered: over 2 years ago
This is a masterpiece Andre and has been in my rotation for may months!! Well done mate!!!
User: Gonzilla Score: 5 Entered: over 3 years ago
Haven't had the chance to taste Bowden's so I can't comment on the closeness to the original but I really enjoyed this mix. Flavor-wise it reminds me strongly of those white chewy Endearmints if it was given a light chocolate shell. The cooling and mint combination covers all the marks for me and gives a full mouth and throat freeze. The creamy peppermint/chocolate was a perfect combo for our hot summer Christmas, thanks for posting it up Andre!