When life gives you lemons... Fuck the lemonade, you make a lemon tart infused with minted blueberries instead. This delicately balanced mix is so complex yet refreshingly tasty, it will leave you coming back for more time and time again. Everyone knows what a great combination blueberry and lemon is, but the little bit of mint adds a richer layer that adds an original touch. The blueberries deepen the lemon while the mint keeps it light and fresh. This recipe is like a very healthy couple, you have the light and head in the clouds aspect, but you also have the realism and keep you grounded part as well.
FW Blueberry - This blueberry is the perfect flavor for bakeries. It is jammy yet still authentic. It is sweet without being a generic "blue" flavor. I went with FW because the minted blueberries are almost a compote, I wanted them to have a slightly cooked note and Flavor West handles this perfectly.
FA Custard - As the main body of the cream note, custard works perfectly to add some richness to the tart and the citrus note in this flavor helps boost the lemon flavoring of the mix.
HS French Vanilla Ice Cream - I wanted my tart to be smooth and buttery with a slight vanilla note and that is exactly what this flavoring does. It is a very potent flavor and since I didn't want my mix to taste like ice cream, it is used at this percentage to just add to the cream base as a delicious accent.
CAP Lemon Meringue Pie - This is the bulk of the citrus flavor, as well as adds the much needed crust element and a little fluff and sweetness the meringue brings out. I wanted to use this flavoring so I could include all of the nuances a tart such as this brings to the table with as few ingredients as possible.
INW Natural Mint - Mint is, I believe, the key to what makes this mix special. I added just enough to freshen the lemon without overpowering the mix with a mint flavor. This flavoring provides a very organic and natural mint flavor that isn't too candy-ish or chemical tasting.
If you ordered a mint milkshake and someone accidentally added a scoop of banana ice cream to it by mistake you would think you would be pretty pissed right? Wrong! Well at first you might...until you tasted this delicious happy accident. This combination is so delightful it will make you question every flavor you thought didn't go together. This milkshake will most definitely bring all the boys to the yard. Enjoy this unusual treat!
TFA Banana Cream - This flavor makes the perfect banana ice cream to act as an accent or backnote to this mix.You can tell there is banana in your milkshake but it doesn't get in the way of that amazing mint..It is mellow and very creamy and adds to the authenticity of the milkshake.
FA Cream Fresh - I used this flavor to help boost the creams and give the mix a more milky mouth-feel and flavor.
FW Creme de Menthe - This is the perfect mint flavor for this mix. It has a soft nuanced creaminess to the mint that just works so well as a milkshake. The slight vanilla notes further add to the accuracy of this milkshake along with the cooling sensation it provides that pushes this mix over the edge into milkshake land. Creme de Menthe also provides most of the sweetness for this recipe and makes it so darn enjoyable to vape.
CAP French Vanilla - Here we have more vanilla to add to the milkshake, but this flavor does more than just add some vanilla to the mix. It bridges the gap between the starkly different flavors of banana and the mint. So instead of having a scoop of banana ice cream in your mint shake, you have an evenly blended together concoction.
A tasty vape that emulates the delightful Maynard's Swedish Berries. This candy is extremely similar to the American red Swedish Fish with just a slight difference in texture and taste so if you can't find Maynards Swedish Berries, Swedish Fish will be a suitable reference. A search for the flavor of these candies will tell you that although many have guessed raspberry, cherry, fruit punch and even lingonberry, the exact taste is unique to the candy and of course, undisclosed. My palate detects a combination of strawberry and raspberry so that is what I went with to get this delicious taste. I think you will find this to be a very authentic representation of this candy.
TFA Raspberry Sweet - this flavor is sort of the center of this mix. I needed to pick a sweet, candy like raspberry and Raspberry Sweet fit the bill perfectly
TFA Sour - There is just enough of this flavor in the recipe to give the candy a tartness that you find with the real thing and to make the fruit flavors pop. In fact you will see citric acid as an ingredient in the real Swedish Berries.
TFA Strawberry - This strawberry, although not the first ingredient chosen, ended up being a better fit just because of how well it blended all the flavors together. I don't normally use this strawberry as it is not my favorite but it just works so much better in this mix than any others. It is a very sweet strawberry that is almost syrupy in nature, which is exactly what you want when trying to emulate a gummy candy.
TFA Swedish Gummy - I used just enough of this flavor to carry over the perception of not just a candy but a gummy candy. This is what supplies not only the flavor but that unmistakable mouth feel.
TFA Sweetener - As you all probably know, Swedish Fish/Berries are a very sweet, syrupy, cloying candy, and I needed help from this flavor to get the mix to that level.
This is my first entry in my first competition, therefore I found it fitting to name it after the first heavy metal song in history... It was supposed to be called "In the Garden of Eden" however the lead singer of Iron Butterfly was so messed up, he slurred the words together, thus In A Godda Da Vidda was born. To me this truly tastes like a blend chosen from the fresh, fantastical, and abundant Garden of Eden. Heavenly indeed!
This is a velvety, delicate yet flavorful and exotic fruit blend that could easily be an ADV. This mix is very smooth right out of the gate with no harshness, which is sometimes difficult to do with fruits. Despite the complimentary fusion of these ingredients you can still pick out quite easily all of the flavors and how they add to and refine the entire recipe.
TFA Papaya - I wanted this entry to be a bit tropical in nature and I really love what the papaya does. It has a deep sweetness that really shines in this mix with a touch of muskiness. I wanted something that was sweet but also balanced with a gentle tart flavor and papaya fills this gap beautifully.
FA Pomegranate - I just love how this flavor adds an extra bit of juicy tartness to this recipe. It"s succulent and bright and compliments the fleshy papaya. I chose FA's offering over TFA because it seemed more authentic to me and has a touch of a bitter note that I really wanted to bring out in this mix. I wanted this blend to be multi dimensional and to showcase the complexity of these melded flavors.
CAP Sweet Tangerine - This sweetens up the mix and adds some delightful citrus. This flavor normally has quite a throat hit, but at this percentage and in this particular mix it is surprisingly polished. I have added just enough tangerine too to add a mellow but sweet tang to the papaya and pomegranate. The result in my opinion is a sophisticated yet fresh fruit combination.
So there has been some talk a bit about tfa banana nut bread and how good it is so a couple months back I decided to order it and try it out. This stuff is so good even on its own. It inspired me to try to create my grandmothers homemade banana nut bread. She made this delicious bread with chocolate chips in it. I am not talking just a few chips, no no, she made sure there was chocolate in every bite of this amazing treat. Now I took her recipe and tweaked it a bit. I always though when eating her bread that it would be good with frosting on it since I have an insatiable sweet tooth and think everything needs to have more sugar lol. I am extremely happy with how this recipe came out, I am reminded of my grandmother with every puff. I hope you enjoy!
TFA Banana Nut Bread - 5%
INW Chocolate Cream - 1.5%
LA Cream Cheese Icing - 2%
CAP Vanilla Cupcake - 2%
Total Flavor: 10.5%
TFA Banana Nut Bread: This stuff is amazing right on its own if you like sweet thick bakery flavors. The banana is very present but not overwhelming. It blends in so nicely with the bread. The nuttiness is there, though a tad weak for my tastes which is why I helped it along in this recipe you will read about next.
Inw Chocolate Cream: I used this as the chocolate chips because of two reasons. The first is the slight nutty flavor this chocolate has. Tfa Banana nut bread, while good on its own, was lacking in the nut department. This recipe isn't super nutty but I wanted more of an impression of nuts than the banana nut bread was giving me on its own The second reason I used chocolate cream is because, like its sister, it is a very creamy, milky chocolate that translates well into chocolate chips.
LA Cream Cheese Icing: I wanted to do something a little different than traditional banana nut bread and thought that a little cream cheese icing would be a great addition and I was right. This flavor bumps up the over all sweetness of the mix while also adding a bit of tangy cream cheese.
CAP Vanilla Cupcake: This flavor is helping boost the body of the cream cheese icing as well as the bread. I don't get much cupcake from this flavor at this percentage and get mainly delicious frosting to help round out the cream cheese icing.
This is a blue raspberry jolly rancher
Raspberry/Razzleberry - this is where the main "blue" raspberry flavor comes from, that razzleberry is very candyish which lends perfectly in this mix.
Cotton Candy (Circus) - this flavor helps sweeten up the mix and give it more of a candy taste while helping out the blue raspberry taste
Sour Wizard - this is what gives this recipe that extra tart and in your face flavor. It really makes the raspberry flavors pop.
Sweetener - I really wanted to drive home the whole candy idea and needed more sweetener to do this. Jolly Ranchers are a very sugary candy.
Nice sweet juicy blend of green and red apples. Some peel notes along with the flesh of the apples.
Soft, sweet, almost baked green apple flavor. Not very tart.
Bright, slightly tart green apple with some sweet peel notes. Moderately sweet with a crisp fresh taste.
Tart, sweet green apple
Very bright, tart sweet green apple, candyish