Available at Nicotine River
Ripe Banana (Suggested 2%)
Forgive me, not that great at subjective flavor tasting notes, if I find something I really enjoy, I tend to gush, if it’s something I don’t enjoy, I just bust my butt to make it work (I hate wasting anything).
Ripe Banana is a superb banana flavor, it comes across as a soft flavor, albeit potent. I tested this as a single flavor at 0.25 and 0.50% as well as in a pudding mix at 0.25/0.50/0.75/1.00%. That’s alot of bottles, I know, but I wanted my pudding just right. Even at 0.25% this was a smooth and creamy ripe banana, both as a single flavor, and in the mix. Flavor Revolution really managed to capture the soft, white outer flesh of the banana as well as it’s creamy, golden center. Some ripe flavors tend to give off an ethereal green ripened taste, which can be a turnoff, but this flavor doesn’t. It’s creamy, but more in the way of how a banana is dense and creamy, than an actual cream. Not bitter, slightly sweet. My main goal was to have a flavor for an authentic banana pudding, to mimic banana slices vs. an artificial banana box pudding. This banana is definitely authentic with very little candy-like qualities (some might taste it, I don’t). This is by far the best banana I have tried, and so far I have used FA, INW (Shisha Banana), TPA (Ripe and Cream). I have Hangsen, but haven’t cracked it open yet, so can’t attest to that one. If you are turned off by TPA Banana Ripe, this is definitely one to try. It is such a delicious, golden, sweet banana, and I really think that anyone who loves a good banana flavor would enjoy the heck out of this.