Winter is here! A time that is cherished by many.
Quintessential flavors to the season are peppermint and nutmeg, but you don't often see them paired together. In my venture exploring this combination, it is pleasant, satisfying, and a little odd!
The star of the show here is LB White Chocolate Peppermint -- this flavor is just wonderful and so easy to work with. It's a delicious smooth and creamy white chocolate with a very subtle and sweet peppermint. While the peppermint is nice it wasn't quite as forward as I wanted it to be, hence the addition of FLV Peppermint. It's a very strong, forward, thin peppermint, and is quite cool; 2 drops per 30mL is plenty.
When you think nutmeg, you think eggnog (well, at least I do!). FLV Eggnog captures the essence of nutmeg very well while giving it a nice creamy base so it's not too dry. This is almost good enough by itself, but the addition of FLV Peppermint cuts through a lot of the creamy body you'd get from FLV Eggnog, so a little extra eggy boost from CAP Vanilla Custard for unctuous warmth does wonders here.
TFA Graham Cracker clear is here for a little bit of dark sweetness and to play off some of the vanilla notes already in there, as well as giving the recipe some texture to keep your palate entertained.
My newest spin on cola. A refreshing spicy cola vape to enjoy as the summer draws to an end.
This recipe tastes like a liter a' cola you got at the drive through that's been sitting for about 20 mins; right as it's super refreshing, slightly effeversecnt still, and diluted with much needed water (ice). The FA cola obviously carries most of the flavor, gaining a nice cherry body from the marzipan and using the ice to bring the flavor into a refreshing territory. One drop of Rich Cinnamon/30mL gives just an extra touch of spice and effervesence to promote the flavor of the only cola for true refreshment, Wolf Cola: Splash in to the beast.
Delosi Ice -- Original cannot be sub'd in my opinion, as it appears to be unique among other coolants with it's mild coolness, lack of flavor, and dilutant qualities.
A floral forward vape for the summer, with some dark floral spices and bright fruit to lift it up towards the end.
What to do, oh what to do.
I don't know
There's Nothing to do, oh nothing to do,
Yet so many things to do...
What to do, oh what to do,
There's Nothing I want, nothing I want to do.
What to do, oh what to do,
There's so many things I need to do,
but nothing that I can do.
What to do, oh what to do,
There's so many things, too many things,
But maybe I can do.
Artwork courtesy Google Search via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/swallows-in-summer-trudi-doyle.html
Suggested Soundtrack: Chariot, by Beach House
Recommended Drink: Lime, Seltzer, Wodka, Cactus Pear (or other bright fruit)
FA Beer = HS Beer; HS Beer was not available from All The Flavors.
Modeled after my Dad's Cherry Mocha Stout beer. I believe this is a good representation and surprisingly tasty!
The key players here are HS Beer (Bitter, yeasty, dark, effervescent, DRY) and FLV Lovage (WET, earthy, vegetal, smooth); if you’re going for a darker beer I highly recommend getting RF Molasses (Dark, sweet, thick, tasty). I did try champagne (too watery/boozy, didn’t compliment the flavor), FLV Beer Nuts (way different than what we’re going for here), and FA Joy (yeast aspect was nice but it was making it too dry and kinda weird). If I had to categorize this vape, I would lean it more toward ‘Earth’ than I would ‘Beverage/Cocktail.’
A refreshing sweet tea with lemonade and blueberries. An excellent vape for those hot summer days
INW Shisha Bilberry -- Immediately I noticed a eucalyptus note with this one. It was off-putting at first but quite juicy and the blueberry flavor is well pronounced. Props to /u/SkiddlzNinja for suggesting a Tea recipe when reviewing this flavor on Noted
INW Eucalyptus w/ Mint -- The eucalyptus and cooling aspect of this flavor is wonderful. Very potent, realistic, and super chilly.
FLV Lemon Tea -- This is my first time trying this flavoring, but it does provide a very nice tea base (I get green tea?) with a bit of lemon accent. I don't particularly notice any dryness. Fairly weak for FLV, had it at 1.5% initially but the tea note was not coming through enough, though it is trying to overcome strong flavors like eucalyptus.
INW Shisha Lemon -- I like the way this one offers a sweet sort of lemon syrup flavor. It manages to really accent the lemon, reinforce the 'sweet tea' aspect, and is sublte enough to let the other flavors penetrate the lemons.
FA Summer Clouds -- So this is an interesting flavoring. The first thing that comes to mind to describe this one is "Mist." I wouldn't say it's "wet," but it certainly isn't dry. It has a slight floral note to it though it's difficult for me to pick out; if I had to guess I might say lavender. It does something pretty wonderful to this mix here playing off of the floral and earth notes. I get maybe a little bit of grapefruit too from it, but it's hard to say since I only SFT @ 1% and it's a fairly mild flavor.
FLV Sweetness -- Recipe wasn't quite as sweet as I wanted it to be so here you go! This one is certainly less concentrated than CAP Super Sweet, and I feel it's more of a rounded sweetness instead of just sucralose, very nice sweetener.
This recipe yields a cool, wet vape with earth, floral, and citrus notes. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this profile, but after mixing it up it is extremely satisfying. Great during the hot day and very soothing on a tired throat.
I loved this recipe and wanted to tinker with it outside of the constraints of a contest. As much as I enjoyed it with CAP Cinnamon Danish Swirl, FLV is the King of cinnamons so I wanted to introduce some of them to this pairing.
Initially I went with Rich Cinnamon, which was good but balancing it was quite difficult. I had also tried FLV Red Apple in here as I would have liked a darker and softer apple with the Cavendish and Fig. Upon smelling FLV's Apple Filling, it immediately struck me as a blend of Rich Cinnamon and Red Apple; while this does seem to be the case, the balance on the two is incredible, making this task easy. With a softer rounder apple, the Strawberry ripe becomes less of a necessity to soften the edges of the recipe, and with the cinnamon in Apple Filling being less invasive than Cinnamon Danish Swirl, the Strawberry flavor is more pronounced as well.
Just a revisit of one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!
I used to love me some Djarum Blacks, and this reminds me of them so well!
The FLV Native Tobacco to me tastes along the lines of a higher end cigarette tobacco, maybe like a Nat Sherman or something. I think they were probably going for an American Spirit type of tobacco, and I think they did a really good job with this one.
The FLV Clove is just asking to be paired with a tobacco for a Kretek style vape. It is bold yet not overwhelming, rich without being dry or harsh, and has nuance and balance. If you like clove at all you need to get this one.
A fairly simple and straightforward recipe, but if you're looking for a good clove tobacco vape this will probably be up your alley. Still tweaking %s here and there but so far this is my favorite iteration.
A lightly floral, creamy vape with a pleasant fruit note
Suggested Soundtrack: Kusanagi by Odesza
A recipe that had gotten me thinking about what mixing means to me (besides just making a tasty juice) is Longing by /u/ID10-T. The recipe does more than deliver a pleasant profile, it delivers an experience, which is something I have always wanted to do.
Though the name obviously plays off of /u/ID10-T's recipe, it is also personal. Ever since I smelled FLV Persimmon, I fell in love. It's got this aroma that's floral, sweet, fruity, and just plain delicious -- everything I've wanted in a vape. Upon mixing up a SFT @ 1.5%, the taste translates just as beautifully as the smell, but the throat... oh the throat... so harsh... I tried bringing it down to 1%, 0.5%, and even 0.25% and it was still giving me trouble in recipes, but I knew there must be a way to tame it, and by golly I was on a mission.
I had tried mixing Persimmon in with florals, fruits, bakeries, cocktails, creams, etc, and nothing seemed to be working. I decided to try just throwing it on top of what I've dubbed now as my Cream Stone and was surprised that the throat was almost entirely subdued. Then I tried bringing it up a little higher and I was getting the full delicious flavor of FLV Persimmon, on top of a nice creamy base, with little-to-no throat (none on the inhale, slight tickle on the exhale). Originally I wanted to do this recipe with Cherry Blossom and Persimmon, but it wasn't working out, and I believe I achieved the goal of a similar style vape to Longing while still staying within the constraints of the contest it was a part of.
**"Oh how I yearn to relive
Those missed opportunities.
But they're gone...
Oh how I yearn to relive
Those happier times.
Carefree and spontaneous,
Excited and outrageous,
Jubilant and generous,
But they're gone...
Oh how I yearn to relive
Those eras of freedom.
To come and go as I please,
To try new things and
To feel new feelings.
But they're gone...
But that's not who I am
I love who I am,
and the world around me I adore.
Oh how I yearn to live,
The future and all that it holds in store."**
To me, if a Pear and an Apple had a baby, it's name would be Quince. TFA Did a really good job of nailing this fruity profile down. It's got that really soft pear sweetness, and a bit of brightness that you'd expect from an apple to really bring it to the front. Because of this, it sweetens a fruity profile wonderfully. This concentrate is VERY strong, very noticeable even when used at 0.25%. It can also easily overtake a mix, so you'll typically want to use a light touch when mixing with it.
Tastes just like taking a bit out of fresh, crisp rhubarb. INW really nailed it on the head with this one. It's got a bit of a sharp tartness to it, with some sweetness that's reminiscent of an under-ripe strawberry, and a slight sort of fresh celeryesque taste to it. It is quite sharp/pungent at first, but mellows out in to something beautiful after a steep. This flavor makes a great star of the show as well as accent to other fruits or herbal profiles. This flavor is pretty forward, so it's definitely going to be playing towards the top of the profile.
Tested at 3%
Nice hops flavor. Earthy, somewhat dry (but that calms down with steep it seems), has floraly/citrusy notes about it. Provides an interesting body to the vape, considering it's bright and light. I can see this working itself in to a lot of different types of vapes, especially with florals, earthy notes, citrus. Overall I enjoy the vape it gives. With the body it gives this works great as a base flavor. I could see using it to accent other ingredients as well.
The flavor reminds me of like a mix between Vernor's and store brand ginger ale syrup. It's not thick or dense, but almost a little "sticky" or "viscous" if that makes sense. I get little to no effervescence, which I was hoping would be present. Overall I enjoy the flavor, but it misses the mark to be an all inclusive ginger ale, so things like liquor, champagne, spices, etc. may be desired in a mix. Slightly sweet, not so much so that additional sweeteners would be unwarranted. Although the flavor is prominent, it is slightly in the back, so if you want it to be more present you may need to use a higher % in a mix.
This is a surprisingly smooth, cherry pipe tobacco. It's not smokey like I had anticipated the "For Pipe" line being after trying INW Black for Pipe. The cherry is delicious (not medicinal at all) and very pronounced, with a nice deep pipe tobacco in the background. I'm no expert in tobaccos, so it'll be hard for me to liken it to a type of tobacco, but I don't get much nuttiness, just kind of a nice, deep, dry, leafy pipe tobacco. The cherry note is somewhat sweet so if you're looking for a not-so-sweet cherry tobacco vape, I would recommend using this as an accent to another tobacco to provide the cherry accent to the tobacco.
So, when I first tasted this flavoring @ 3% I thought, "WTF is this?" Then I gave it another go at 1% and thought, "...Seriously WTF is this?" It wasn't until some time later after having a Thai Tea I realized just WTF this flavor is: it's an awesome representation of the sort of spicey/florally notes you would get from a Thai Tea.
This flavoring is tough to describe; I think one comment I saw on it when vaped outside of its optimum range that summed it up pretty well was "Baby Powder." If I had to try to describe it, I would say like a touch of clove, cinnamon, some floral note (I'm not very keen on floral notes), maybe some 5 spice or something... IDK I'm not a doctor.
This is a pretty niche flavoring, and IME has not been an easy one to work with, but it does fill its role rather well and can help create a very pleasant profile. It's not creamy, not earthy, not sweet, so on it's own it's not super pleasant and needs help from other ingredients to really let it shine. It is rather forward, so will most likely be a main note and will dominate more delicate flavors.
This to me this is the perfect ingredient to vape when you're sick or have a sore throat. That's not to say it's not enjoyable when you're not sick, but the cooling effects from the eucalyptus and mint are a god send when you are. Although the flavoring is fairly concentrated, it's not as concentrated as some of the flavorings from INW we've come to know and love. At 1.5%, it's quite alarming right away, but after a steep of a few days - 1 week, it calms down to the perfect level of cooling for me. 0.75%-1% is great for if you need a shake-n-vape. Since it's such a different sensation, it does take a few pulls to acclimate yourself to the cooling, which I've noticed is very forward on the upper-back of the throat. Overall, it's a very accurate representation of Eucalyptus with just a touch of Mint (I get more mint than menthol).
Not to be confused with Macaron. I feel like it's FLV's answer to cookie. It's surprisingly light on coconut flavor, but it's nice. It's got a bit of texture, but not as much texture or dryness as you might expect from a macaroon or a cookie. I find it gets weird on me over 1.5% , below that, it does provide a nice sort of nutty, cookie-like dryness to a recipe. It's good as an accent. I single flavor tested this at 2% and am not a big fan (not good, not bad), but I did enjoy how it accented certain aspects of mixes. Certainly not an end-all-be-all cookie, but it's an interesting nutty dry accent to bakeries or cookies. Kind of reminds me of a diluted INW Biscuit + FA Cookie. The coconut just kind of hangs out in the background and is kind of hard to pick up unless you're looking for it.
This flavoring is pretty dead on to an American take on the Praline. I've never had a praline, but all of the things I would think to describe it (candied pecans, creamy, sweet, almost caramel-y), seem to describe the American Praline. It's got some nice body and sweetness to it. It doesn't seem to have any of the crunch or texture I would expect from a praline or pecan flavoring though, so it will benefit greatly from other nuts, cookies, AP. It's a pretty forward flavoring, so it's probably going to take the front seat in most mixes it's in; mixed low enough (<=0.5%), I could see it making a nice accent though. Overall I really enjoy this flavoring and it seems to be fairly easy to mix with.
SUCH A DAMN GOOD BUTTERSCOTCH. Sweet, creamy, butterscotchy butterscotch. Super creamy. Almost like a butterscotch ice cream. Creamy to a fault in my opinion. So creamy it needs another butterscotch or caramel to really tone it in to a nice butterscotch. I feel like this is an essential flavoring to an arsenal, especially if you like butterscotch and super decadent desserts.
One of my favorite vanillas, simply because of how versatile it is, especially when used with creams. This is a very creamy, light vanilla with a nice sweetness about it. When I say light I don't mean light in flavor, but light in profile, as opposed to dark. You definitely get some nice vanilla, but it's not quite as dark of a vanilla as say FA Bourbon Vanilla or McCormick's Vanilla Extract (lul). This flavoring adds some decent creamy body, smoothness, and a touch of vanilla sweetness to a mix. IDK about you but that's exactly the kind of thing I want to bring to a cream party.
My favorite strawberry at this point in time. It's like a mix of an artificial sweet strawberry, a natural strawberry, and has a sort of creamy or smooth texture to it. I remember hearing before purchasing this flavoring that it was the best strawberry out there, and that it's the only one you need; I disagree that it's the only one you need. It is great by itself as a strawberry, but I feel it benefits a lot from a slight strawberry ripe accent (depending on the recipe of course). It is weak for an INW flavoring, but falls in line with the same kind of potency as a lot of other flavoring companies such as TFA & CAP.
A delicious blend of mixed berries. Slightly sweet, refreshing, yummy. Hard to pick out individual berries, but if I had to try, I'd say blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry, maybe a hint of raspberry. I don't notice any medicinal or off flavors with it. It's not very tart, like you might expect from a mixed berry blend. You can really go a lot of different directions with this one. I have been wanting to do a fruit tart and I think this flavoring would play a very important role in that.
What I get from this one is... nothing really... very disappointing. I tried at 5% and am thinking maybe that's too low for it (based on ELR values), but it does seem to darken my wick and gunk my coils, so I'm not particularly inclined to use it any higher or at all. Zero effervesence (which I was really hoping for), very slight vanilla maybe, a mild sweet-creaminess. I don't see this flavoring offering anything that other flavors don't already do better. Bummer.
Holy wow this is a great flavoring! Really prime as a standalone, one you surely don't want to miss out on if you like German Chocolate Cake. It's got a delectable cakey chocolate, and a tasty sweet coconut undertone to it. Even though this flavoring is great by itself, its complexity does make it somewhat more difficult to mix with. Its obvious role is going to be bakeries focusing on chocolate and coconut, not many other directions it can be taken due to the pronounced chocolate and coconut. I feel like if they were able to take just the cakiness from this they would have a pretty great sub for FW Yellow Cake.
I like this butterscotch a lot, to me it reminds me of a mix between a butterscotch candy and a butterscotch drizzle. You get a nice deep buttery note to give it good body, a dark caramelesque sweetness, and a bit of an astringent bite to it which I find helps cut through some of the more thick or dense vapes. It's not quite as creamy as I would like a butterscotch, but makes for a great butterscotch, caramel, or sweet-buttery accent to a mix. It really benefits from another cream or creamier butterscotch/caramel, in particular FW Butterscotch Ripple for a super decadent butterscotch.
This is it guys, the bakery cinnamon. Look no further. Use it like you would cinnamon in the culinary world.
It is a tad steep at $12.50/15ml, but it is well worth it. Not only is it the best bakery cinnamon available, it is super concentrated; you won't be using this one any higher than 0.5%. I've found this to add the perfect accent to a bakery as low as 0.15%, and makes for a great flavorful cinnamon kick at 0.3%. What I find particularly awesome about this flavoring its range. Keep in mind though, if you want to bring it way up for a spicy, red-hot cinnamon, you may want a different cinnamon since this one gets pretty dry for me over 0.75%, but the dryness does calm down after some steep time.
It is kind of hard to work with as is, so making a dilution of this one (10% FLV Rich Cinnamon:90% PG) may make it easier to handle.
This is my favorite cream right now. I've started using it in mixes in place of FA Fresh Cream. It brings a good body to a cream base without being too heavy or overwhelmingly "dairy" while still giving a pleasant creamy smoothness. It does offer a very slight sweetness, and really helps harmonize flavors.
A lot of people claimed they sensed a sort of "spice" to it, which I didn't detect in any of my mixes. After trying it as a standalone though, there is definitely a bit of spice to it. IDK Why but I went for it at 3.5%, and I get almost like an horchata flavor from it, which I find very interesting. In mixes at .5-1% I don't detect the spice.
So I'll start by saying IDK WTF a Jackfruit is, but it sounded interesting. I tested this at 5%. It's got an exotic flavor to it; almost reminds me of something you might find in the same family as a cherimoya, or a more exotic melon like papaya. The flavor is a little light, but it is very smooth and has a nice little bit of sweetness to it, so I imagine this will be good for mixes to add a bit of a tropical or exotic element.
This is a tough one for me, as I am by no means a tobacco connoisseur, but this concentrate blows me away with its authenticity! Back when I smoked a pipe and rolled cigarettes with pipe tobacco, one of my favorite tobaccos was this nordic spiced blend, a dark black tobacco with various spices and a touch of sweetness. This reminds me exactly of smoking that tobacco. If I were blindfolded and were smoking that tobacco out of a pipe and vaping this side-by-side, I feel I'd have a very difficult time telling the two apart. You get this smokey quality from it that is very pleasing and reminiscent of smoking pipe tobacco, but not a sort of ashy, overpowering, super dry smokiness. The tobacco itself is a deep, dark tobacco, with subtle spices, and a touch of sweetness from the smoked-plum. I don't get any of that "plastic" or "barber-shop-powder" flavor I get from a lot of tobaccos... it just tastes like a f***in delicious dark pipe tobacco. They nailed it with this one, and I get the feeling their whole "for pipe" line is going to have very similar qualities about it
This flavoring offers a really nice cantaloupe flavor that's almost creamy. Very smooth flavor, semi sweet, nice cantaloupe. It's perfectly ripe; I don't detect any of the green parts close to the rind, or rind itself. It does get a little sharp on the throat if used too high. In trying this at a single flavor at 2% and in a mix at 1%, those seem like good places to start with it. The throat was a little sharper than I would like at both of those %s, so if you want to avoid a sharp throat, I might suggest bringing them a touch lower (1.5% & 0.75% respectively).
One thing that's interesting about this flavoring is how well it accents fruit and cream mixes, particularly "orange" fruits (mango, apricot, peach, etc.). It does a great job at bringing a non-citrus "orange" accent to a mix that is smooth and velvety. Experimentations with Mango Lassi found the cantaloupe to round out the mango nicely while also lending some additional creaminess that it needed without any unwanted dairy notes (used @ 0.5%).
This is a great, flavorful, refreshing, melon mix. I almost get an Orange Watermelon flavor from it, similar to INW Melon but a little better IMO. If I had to try to pick which melons I'm tasting I would say Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe. I'm not sure what exactly they were going for with this one but it came out really darn tasty.
This is a nice, natural, sweet lemon flavor. It's not necessarily tart, or bitter, or acidic; just a straight up sweet lemon flavor. It's almost reminiscent of those lemon drop candies, but less artificial tasting. I can see this working very well in bakeries, candies, and beverage flavors. The first place my palate wants to take this is like a lemon meringue pie. I've tried this at 1%, 3%, and 5%. 3% seems to be the cap, 1% was a little too weak, and 5% I didn't get anything extra out of it than I did at 3%. This flavoring oughtn't need to steep as it's a fruit, seems to be low in acids, and has an inherent sweetness about it.
The Cherimoya flavor gains some additional creaminess as a vape and loses some of the acidity from the fruit that was a bit strong for me. To make up for this, you’re going to want to bring something to brighten up the cherimoya. It’s very easily overpowered though if you want it to be a main note, so use restraint. You’re probably going to end up with a very lightly flavored recipe when using this guy. I’ve found Cardamom to be the Cherimoya’s best friend.
Very creamy, nice and sweet, but it's a dark sort of sweetness; think like a dulce de leche, but not quite caramelized if that makes any sense. I don't really get a dairy or butyric acid note from this which is nice. Works very nicely in the base of a recipe as the sweet cream, as long as that dark sweetness plays well with the other elements. One thing I like about this flavoring is its uniqueness and it's fairly forgiving as long it's paired well, so you can come up with some interesting recipes using it.
Very potent. Smells & Tastes like southern comfort. There is a mild tobacco flavor, though it is barely detectable through the southern comfort.
Stand alone: 0.5%
In a mix: 0.25%
Bright fruits, heavy creams
Very nutty! I'd say a mix between like peanut, walnut, hazelnut, but I could be way off. Mild tobacco note, pleasant. I wouldn't say it's a cigarette, pipe, or cigar tobacco though, just kind of tobacco, very fitting for a shisha flavor. Very concentrated, 1% is plenty. Doesn't appear to be dry or harsh.
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
Tobacco, cocktail, earth/floral, coffee, nuts
Smells wonderfully like green apple, however malic acid note that is kind of off-putting distracts from the already mild green apple flavor. It is definitely a more sour green apple flavor, with a somewhat syrupy taste to it, though it is dry. This flavor is not a star and will most likely be a compliment to other apple or tobacco vapes
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
This is a syrupy, sweet lemon flavor with little to no acid bit. Great for acting as a sweet lemon accent or mimicking lemon flavor, ok for accenting authentic lemon. Though the lemon flavor on it is quite nice, I feel it does need some other lemons to play with to really shine.
Stand alone: 2-3%
In a mix: 0.5%-2%
This flavor is more along the lines of a Key Lime, sweet and slightly syrupy. There is little to no acid, so it's not a sharp lime but it's definitely a pronounced sweet key lime. This could work well as a main note for something like a Key Lime Pie, or as an accent wherever you want some key lime..
Stand alone: 2-3%
In a mix: 0.5%-2%
This one is fairly accurate to the reference with notes that are creamy, heavy dairy, dark sweetness, and mild cocoa note. It has a moderate concentration level shining in the 2-3% range.
Stand alone: 1%-2%
In a mix: 0.5%-1.5%
This flavor is mostly artificial grape drink, but it does have a hint of authentic red grape flavor in there. It is slightly sweet (from the stevia) and a fairly mild flavor. I don't detect much harshness or dryness from this flavor.
Stand alone: 4-7%
In a mix: 3-5%
Has the flavor mostly of a red grape, with a bit of green/white grape brightness to it. It is slightly bitter which may help emulate grape skin. Mild-moderate harshness.
Leans towards the flavor of a white grape juice. Mild flavor, decent wetness. Smells like it has alcohol in it but it the vape doesn't feel like it's high on alcohol.
Tastes like Grape Drink. Good flavor but it's mild, so you will need to bump it a little higher. It's also not sweet so it will need help there. This one is fairly linear with little nuance, so you can definitely use it as an accent or as a main flavor.
This flavor is a fairly straight-forward Grape Drink or Purple Drink flavor. Flavor is nice but very mellow. It's also a little dry so taking the concentration higher yields more dryness.
This grape flavor tastes mostly like white grape. I didn't get much wetness from it and it did have a slight astringent or acidic bite to it so it definitely is more white grape than white grape juice. Flavor is fairly strong so it will make for boosting a main note well or acting as one
This flavoring to me tastes kind of like cheap margarita mix that has tequila already in it. The strongest flavoring coming from this is the tequila (even though it's mild), but you get a little bit of lime and some syrupy gritty texture to lean towards a crushed ice beverage, though not enough detract if you're not looking for it.
This flavoring offers a nice cherry flavor, a moderate gritty texture along with some syrupy body. This will be a really good start in emulating a cherry slurpee. Cherry flavor is quite strong so you won't be getting as much of that texture if you go low to keep the flavor in check
Tastes like a mixture of blue raspberry slush with cola slush. Most prominent flavor is cola but there is certainly some blue lingering in the background. It is quite dry so it will need some help to make it palatable. Flavor is fairly strong even at 1%. It is slightly sweet but would benefit greatly from a kick of sweetness. I think the flavor, while prominent, could use some help to really accent it's notes.
This flavor offers a mild cola flavor with a base that is reminiscent of a slush, since it's a little dry to mimic the gritty texture and a slightly syrupy body. I don't get much cooling here, though I think there may be a small amount (possible placebo).
This flavor offers a bit of purple drink style grape, with some berry flavors (I get mostly blueberry and raspberry), with a slight hit of minty coolness. The mint/menthol flavor is very mild and barely noticeable while providing a very nice coolness that both compliment the flavors of the grape and berries very nicely.