The idea behind this recipe started in the DIY_eJuice discord, where we were just bullshitting in the lobby one day, coming up with words that rhymed with "soda". Yoda came up, so I figured, being the "soda man" and all, why not give a "yoda soda" a shot.
So I started thinking, what are the characteristics of Yoda? First off, he's green. What "green" flavors do I have? Lime, Cactus, Apple, Pear, Honeysuckle, Hibiscus were on the shortlist (yes I know their flowers aren't green, but I considered all florals "green" for this purpose).
He's also an elder. That's where Elderflower came in to the picture.
So now I had all these flavors in mind, time to make this actually taste good.
The soda part is something I've worked with a lot, so of course I had to use my go-to fizz base: FLV Citrus Soda, CAP Lemon Lime & WS-23. As true effervescence is not (yet) possible to achieve in vape form, I feel that the sprite esque citrus notes from those flavors is as close as you can get to vaping a soda.
FLV Elderflower became the main part I wanted to build around, and I know that pear and elderflower is a great pairing. FA Pear is perfect for that as it's very sweet, something that is needed to make the recipe balanced against the funky florals and sharp citruses.
TFA Honeysuckle was on the short list, and it is sort of a "funky pear" so I think it's a perfect match here to help the pear with the sweet part, and also bring a more funky vibe to the whole recipe.
As I did a first test mix with those flavors, I knew I was on the right path. The flavors all pair beautifully with eachother and the overall feeling you get from it is very refreshing. After that it was all about finding the right balance between the sharp citruses, funky florals and sweet pear. It took quite a few attempts to get the balance between the elderflower, honeysuckle and lemon lime right, but I think it ended up great. I wouldn't nesscesarily say that it tastes like "yoda".. whatever that would be, but I think the common thread in the recipe is make makes this a yoda soda.
TLDR flavor notes;
FLV Citrus Soda & CAP Lemon Lime acts as the sprite esque soda base, WS-23 adds the cooling which further enhances the soda feeling.
FA Pear adds a very sweet and authentic pear flavor. It's very juicy which helps the mix with the freshness.
TFA Honeysuckle pairs great with the pear to give that funky sweetness, it helps sweeten the citruses and adds some complexity to the mix.
FLV Elderflower adds a floral touch, although it's a bit sweeter than other flowers, and a little musky. I think the sweet-tart flavor that blueberries usually have, this is in the same realm as that.
Simple and tasty chocolate and banana cream mix.
I don't think the flavors needs much description, apart from VT Devon Cream, which has a fantastic chocolate note to it. To me it's a full-out chocolate flavor. MB Glamour Chocolate a lighter slightly milky chocolate, and it's the reason why this needs around a week of steeping, since it takes a while for that chocolate flavor to fully develop.
Sweetener is highly recommended for this mix, TFA 1% or CAP 0.5%.
WS-23 works here too, if that's your thing.
Easy to mix, hard to define.
Actually it's not that hard to define, I just thought that sounded cool. The taste is very similar to a licorice ice cream, but with a bit thicker mouthfeel. Personally I think this can be shake and vaped. The vanilla note is a bit more prominent the first few days, but as always with custards they start to shine after a bit of a steep.
FA Black Touch it a great licorice flavor that is very much like Scandinavian licorice candy.
FA Custard Premium is not available in the US AFAIK, but you guys don't seem to like black licorice either so I guess thats fine. Here's a couple of European sites that sell it:
UK - https://chefsflavours.co.uk/custard-prem-flavourart/
Denmark - https://dindamp.dk/en/flavourart-aroma/1283-2622-flavourart-premium-custard-aroma-originalemallage.html
This is very much a work in progress, but I wanted to share it anyway because I enjoy it a lot, and I think it's a bit unique. I think a lot of Northern Europeans are going to like this. Feedback is very much apriciated! Keep mixing wierd stuff all you beautiful folks out there <3
I love the fruit/floral combo that @RockyHarlow uses in his "Rainforest" recipe. It's hard to describe with words what it tastes like, since it's more of an abstract work of art, but I think his name "Rainforest" fits very well. The sweetness of the guava, sweet/floral honeysuckle and funky cactus makes for a very interesting combination.
As I keep throwing things at my soda base (FLV Citrus Soda, CAP Lemon Lime & WS-23), I think this combo turned out great. It preserves the unique taste of the original mix, but adds a slight fizzyness to it.
This is a relatively popular ice cream combo in Northern Europe, elderflower has been used here for decades (centuries maybe?), mainly as a spice to cover up the offnotes in moonshine, but it has also made its way in to ice creams, cordials and candy.
You might call this a lazy mix, and indeed it is. But as the vanilla is a main component here, there is no better vanilla ice cream base than the one by @eyemakepizza. It's elegant and tasty, and by adding the elderflower it gives a new interesting dimension to that rich vanilla yummyness.
FLV Elderflower is an amazing flavor that works well with both creams and fruits.
A fresh citrus apple soda for y'alls!
I just keep throwing random stuff at the fizzy/sprite base that I used in my Citraspberry recipie, and this works really well.
FA Fuji / CAP Double Apple pair up great to give us a well rounded apple flavor, and FA Pear gives that extra sweetness that those flavors are lacking.
FLV Citrus Soda / CAP Lemon Lime serves as the fizzy "sprite" base.
TFA Vanilla Swirl might seem wierd here, but it mutes the sharp notes that both the citruses and apples have, and brings a very nice slightly vanilla touched sweetness. I think most of you won't taste the vanilla, unless you are really looking for it.
WS-23 is optional or use at your prefered percentage. I recommend starting at 0.25% if you are not used to it, otherwise 0.5-1%.
This is banana mango tango mixed with some fresh citrus fruits to become an ice cold manana soda.
VT Shisha Mango being a fresh and ripe mango pairs really well with HS Banana to make for an interesting tropical blend where you are not really sure if it's a banana or mango you taste. Right off the shake HS Banana will be quite candy like, but after just a day or two of steeping it becomes much more realistic and in line with the mango.
FLV Citrus Soda & CAP Lemon Lime is my go-to fizz combo and together with the cooling from WS-23 it's really refreshing to vape. FLV Citrus Soda brings those sharp citrus notes to give that fizzy feel, and CAP Lemon Lime adds another dimension of citrus with those sweet tart lemon lime notes.
Seeing as the mango and banana both are sweet and relatively "bold" in their texture, they pair beautifully with the fresh citrus notes and together with the cooling it makes for a very refreshing vape.
Unfortunately we don't have PUR Banana available anywhere in EU, but what I have read and heard about it, I can see it being a possible sub for HS Banana.
Personally I wouldn't recommend adding any sweetener to this, as I think it removes the freshness of the citrus notes in this recipe.
I'm a huge fan of "Viserion" by @ID10-T, it's by far the juice I have vaped the most and always make sure to have 60ML ready to vape. So needless to say, I'm a sucker for the blueberry ice cream profile. I'm also a huge fan of @eyemakepizza 's vanilla ice cream trinity, it's just ice cream perfection. For this recipie I took his amazing ice cream base, adjusted it slightly to work with the blueberry combo I'm using here.
VT Bilberry Ripe is my new favourite blueberry flavor, even though it's more of a blueberry syrup than the actual berry, it fits perfectly for an ice cream recipie.
JF Blueberry is another fantastic blueberry flavor that unfortunately has been overlooked. It is very similar to FA Bilberry in that sense that it brings that authentic blueberry tartness, but it's a lot sweeter, and works perfect in combination with VT Bilberry Ripe.
FLV Boysenberry is used very low here just to give the other blueberries a more well rounded yummy taste and to further enhance the syrupy flavor.
FA Lemon Sicily can and should be subbed for FE Lemon or INW Lemon Mix if you have. Just a touch of lemon here as a contrasting flavor to both make the blueberries pop and the vanilla taste even better.
LB Vanilla Ice Cream / TFA Vanilla Swirl / HS French Vanilla Ice Cream aka the "Ice Cream Trinity" by @eyemakepizza is slightly adjusted to make it work with the rest of the mix.
WS-23 works very well here to give it the real cold ice cream feel. If you're not used to WS-23 I'd suggest starting at 0.25 - 0.5%.
JF Blueberry can NOT be subbed for any other blueberry. If you really want to mix this but don't have it, just leave it out and up FLV Boysenberry to 1%. It won't be the same blueberry flavor, but it won't be bad at least. I do highly suggest you grab JF Blueberry though, it's a fantastic flavor.
This recipe was revised 2019/06/26
TFA Vanilla Swirl upped to 3% (was 2.5%)
LB Vanilla Ice Cream lowered to 4% (was 6%)
I feelt that it became a bit too heavy both on the cream and berries after a bit of steeping. The changes makes it much more well rounded.
You know what they say... There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
So here you go friends, some chocolate milk for y'alls! Been working real hard and methodical on this one. Thanks to all the kind souls on the DYI eJuice discord for your endless help and friendship.
VT Devon Cream is the main star here. Even though real devon cream is just very thick cream, this flavor has an amazing chocolate note to it. As @shyndo said on discord: "best dairy note, best chocolate note". I concur.
VT Chocolate Mousse is here to add an extra dimension of the chocolate note we're getting from the devon cream, also to give the chocolates a bit more strenght as they can easily be muted by the vanilla.
OOO Cream (Milky Undertone) brings the true milk taste, as it's the only flavor I have yet to try that have all elements you expect from a milk.
LB Vanilla Ice Cream was the last piece of this puzzle, I knew straight away when I added it that it was the right path. The cream is very rich and sweet, and in my opinion the vanilla is needed as I think many relate that taste to ice cream or even sweet milk in general. This is also the main reason for giving this a few days of steep, the first days it will taste a lot of vanilla, but by steeping that will mellow out to a much more perfect level for this mix.
Sweetener is mandatory here. Not TFA per se, but any sweetener is. In my opinon chocolate milk should be sweet. If you have CAP Super Sweet use it at 0.5% instead.
WS-23 to make this thing ICE COLD is a good choice. Summer is coming up, so who doesn't want an ice cool chocolate milk to vape on? If you're not used to WS-23 I suggest you start at 0.25%. Personally I mix this at 0.5 - 1%.