There were so few things to improve this recipe, but the topnote should taste like a Pomelo, here plays the Purilium Pomelo the main role and SSA Grapefruit pushes the requested high notes and provides a better representation of the to be expected bitterness. FA Meringue mellows this flavors realy into the sour gummy. Enjoy!
I selected this profile also as a homage to Graham in order to emphasize what he meant to the community.
The original recipe is a collaborative creation by DEVELOPED: NaChef, Max Savage, Graham, and Folkart.
This recipe was suggested by Kevin Arrowood. He suggested making a grapefruit top note profile and this was the result, a Grapefruit Sour Gummy. Full flavor notes on DEVELOPED Episode 43 at https://youtu.be/bJqc7ol55vU .
Champagne Blood Orange Crème Brûlée screams for many Valentine's Day. That seems to be a popular dessert, from the vibrant and slightly bitter red blood orange to the bubbly in a rich creme brulee!
That was the starting point to recreate this as an enjoyable vape.
First recipes with a combination of the INW Cream Brulee and Custard didn't provide enough room for the champagne. The idea of a 1-2-3 recipe came to my mind after putting the recipe to rest for several weeks.
The VTA Blood Orange Champagne combines an artificial mediocre blood orange with delicious bubbly champagne. The champagne has the right level of the body, sweetness, and high notes to sit tastefully on a Creme Brulee.
FW Blood Orange at 1% completes the fruit with the right hint of bitterness and bends the blood orange of VTA in the right direction.
For the Cream Brulee, less is more and 2% bring the right balance to the mix.
A Blood Orange Sour Bourbon is exactly what I was longing for these hot days. This was the starting point to recreate this as an enjoyable vape.
FW Blood Orange brings the full fruit with the right strong bitterness to it but was on its own a bit overwhelming in providing the Blood Orange as the main note in a reasonable percentage to stand the other flavors. Adding FA Blood Orange in a 2:1 ratio helped in that direction.
For the Sour, I had a look on several bartender blogs and found multiple ratios of Lime or Lemon with straight sugar syrup. The TPA Key Lime with the CAP Super Sweet does the trick in the mix and complements the Blood Orange main note nicely.
The Bourbon was with a mix of TPA Kentucky Bourbon and FLV Bourbon a solid well-known combination to start with. The TPA Toasted Marshmallow added a hint of smoky notes with the advantage of really mellowing all the flavors together and increasing the mouthfeel.
This recipe is shared for the Developed Assignment challenge, 2 flavor bangers.
TPA Dragonfruit is not a representation of a real dragonfruit but has some nice sour, fruity and very refreshing elements. Very often just for the use of its blending capabilities in a mix, it is here in the driver seat for a refreshing summer vape. 7% is bold and you will be surprised that it works so nice at this percentage.
TPA Rose Candy is a rose candy, which easily takes over any mix and resembles grandmas perfume. I have seen it functioning in some Melon mix variations of the Madrina flavor profile. This is how it ended up in my flavor stash since I love a good melon vape. I knew this had to be part of my Love Potion no.9 and it needed to grow on me until I was ready to push it up to 2.5%.
What's happening in the mix? Off the shake, it is flowery and very rose dominant but already enjoyable. After a day the TPA dragonfruit embraces the rose, staying refreshing but sweeter since blending in with the candy element of the rose candy. After two more days, I don't get any more changes and it is wonderful.
Here below find some variations, I think with the TPA Bavarian Cream and TPA Vanilla Swirl it gets a little smoother but also complex.
Your love is sweeter? Add some sweetener as per your liking.
More a cold-hearted type? Add your favorite cooling agent.
Always love it smoother? 2% TPA Vanilla Swirl and 1% TPA Bavarian Cream will do the trick.
After a night with Coop's Kiwi Bourbon and Viva La Cola this frog was so wasted. A sip here, a mouthful there, delicious...
A big thank you to Fresh and Friends for dropping a little side note in their show how nice Root Beer and Banana Cream work together. I wasn't able to get that idea out of my head. And ID10-T repeatedly mentioning how delicious Coop's Kiwi Bourbon is. This already planted a love for FA Kiwi.
WIth the pieces of the puzzle laid out so clear, even I could picture it.
If you're less a fan of Wintergreen and like it a little more sweet try it with 0.7% Root Beer and bump up Kiwi to 3.5%. It's still delicious and has most of the vibe.
Just a moment. Five measures of Vanilla Custard, one and half measures of French Vanilla II, three measures of Lemon Lime. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?
Shaken not stirred is a refreshing custard with lime. That’s not the in the middle of your face custard but one with the right finesse as well as a good presence.
For the custard I wanted a bright not eggy but dense custard base. CAP Vanilla Custard and TPA French Vanilla II form this base which is hold together nicely with the Ethyl Maltol. The hint of the Ethyl Vanillin gives it just the extra edge to provide some additional subtlety.
The CAP Lemon Lime brings the Lime and extra sweetness to the mix. At 3% it could not fully stand the custard, so it needed a little help from CAP Super Sweet instead of bringing the percentage up. Additional Key Lime did not help holding the French Vanilla II under control which did initially not work to well together with the Lemon Lime. After many variations I tried TPA Key Lime Pie and it helped to close the gap from to the Lemon Lime and it hold the French Vanilla in place where it should stay. Also here a little goes a long way.
I am a long steeper when it comes to my mixes and personally do double the steeping time I recommend, so sometimes you have to give the mix some extra time since this is not an exact science.
I really wanted my WF African Horned Cucumber to get a central place in my recipe.
Unfortunately this is on the first impression not an easy flavor to work with. The fruits taste has been compared to a combination of banana and passionfruit as I learned from Wikipedia. Other sources describe it as a combination of banana, cucumber and lime. Learning this I saw that as a gemstone looking to be polished.
So let's bring that fruit to shine by adding some WF Passionfruit to it. A nice inhale with the right percentage and not a throat killer as some of the other passionfruit of other flavor brands seems to be the right start.
With WF Soursop I was able to highlight the sourness of the unexposed but noticeable present lime in the body. This supports really the juice element of the mix.
The WF Tangerine takes over on the exhale, just slightly noticeable. This is a really great flavor to work with since it works always well in the background. Adding it carries the citrusy lime exhale to a joyful finish.
I hope you enjoy this refreshing summer vape.
This is a nice melon glazed donut. The kind you like even in summertime since the melon juice in the glazing plays well together with the vanilla custard.
Cookie and Zeppola form the backbone of the recipe. This is the type of donut Grandma made. She carefully enhanced it with some homemade custard. CAP‘s vanilla custard plays it’s strength in providing a nice non dominant moisture to the donut while being nicely present in the background.
Cantaloupe plays generally well with Meringue and provides here the glazing for the donut. CAP Cantaloupe has a nice sweetness in the flavor profile which supports that function very well. If you only want a slight hint of cantaloupe in the glazing you can reduce the percentage to 4%. At 5% the cantaloupe is more dominant while still letting you taste the donut.
Like all good flavor stories also this starts with a hunt for something. In my case this was the hunt for a clone of Chewberry from Cosmic Fog. I am still on that hunt but I got an unforeseen turning here. Stuck in an initial phase of passionfruit and strawberry it stopped after version 3 or 4 and waited to be rediscovered.
Some months later and thanks to the fact of English not being my mother tongue I accidentally ordered instead of woodruff wintergreen.
This story could have ended badly with an unused flavor dying the death of losing flavor over the years unused in a sealed bottle. But this time I was trying to get some use out of it just not to pile up unused flavors. The first hint I found was using wintergreen instead of menthol or mint for some freshness in a mix. Not a bad use for the flavor, but I don't vape enough menthol to really use wintergreen to a sufficient amount.
The rescue came in the form of a reddit post, which I can unfortunately not find anymore – otherwise I would mention the honorable user here for bringing me ahead. This was one of these hidden gems in a two lines answer, it mentioned that before orange and wintergreen came up passionfruit and wintergreen were the base for a good chewing gum. Eureka, the missing link was found. I continued the hunt for a clone of Chewberry from Cosmic Fog. The strawberry, passionfruit and wintergreen didn’t blend well together, so I used a little help from dragon fruit, loved and feared flavor - or shall I say additive - for its capability to bend flavors in a connection. A few improvements have been made, but the dragon fruit was not the solution for the chewberry clone. I was stuck again after a few versions, the chewberry could be seen as the first form what it shall be, but immature, only a shade of the original e-juice.
This story could have ended badly again, luckily I remixed a clone of Noms X2 and the jackfruit, another rescue candidate ordered to reach the free shipping amount, was kissed to be a prince alongside the cactus. Jackfruit, what a delicious juicy tropical flavor it is. Why did I oversee this treasure for so long? How does the jackfruit looks like, what is it used for, maybe I have eaten it not knowing the English name. And then just public knowledge - not of a hidden vaping community but just general easy accessible knowledge- telling me that jackfruit is supposed to be with the isoamyl acetate the flavor of the famous Juicy Fruit chewing gum.
Wrigley’s Field is just around the corner; my home in Chicago called my inner me to make the Juicy Fruit recipe. Not that this was my initial target but became my destiny when I recalled that I already had a chewing gum base in a mature state from the Chewberry variation.
TFA Passion fruit and TFA Wintergreen form the base of the chewing gum. It’s personal taste that I stayed with passion fruit and didn’t use an orange flavor, but feel free to substitute the passion fruit if you like with any useful orange flavor in your stash.
TFA Jackfruit is the full body, the juiciness and the fruitiness of the recipe. If you can’t wait for me to finish my remix of the Chewberry take strawberry and enjoy a total different chewing gum.
The flavor notes could normally end here, but since you already did read until this point and I promise not to annoy you with many percentage variations. We come to the last part of making this recipe taste great: the blending and bending of the ingredients. Wintergreen, passionfruit and jackfruit already make the chewing gum a juicy fruit chewing gum. But the dragon fruit just gets them together and adds a little bit extra juiciness to it.
Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning. Every recipe has a first flavor.
I hope you enjoy mixing the recipe!
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