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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