Vape Mail brought me some new FlavorArt flavorings! I’ve tried some of them in a few mixes and WOW! These guys know their stuff. Soon to review:
Very realistic, sweet, rich and true to how honey smells and tastes. I have not tried any other vendor of honey flavoring, due to reading in forums about FA honey. The consensus was true. This smells and tastes, to me, just like clover honey; aromatic in nature, but not floral. It is very strong and would suggest a starting percentage at around .5%. I have used it in combination with other flavors at 1 and 2%; that will be about as high as I go or it will always come out as the top note on the mix.
“Fresh” is the optimum and exact word to use when describing this flavor. I grew up on a farm with just about every type of fruit bearing bush or tree in the ground, so, what a fresh “off the tree” fruit flavor tastes like is something of which I know. This flavor is spot on. Sweet and delicious; almost makes my mouth water thinking about it now. This isn’t your “fig newton” cookie flavor; I like fig newtons, but this FA flavor is “real”.
Wow! in a not particularly good wow way for some end users. This is not a flavor for the faint of tastebuds. Is the flavor true to it’s name? You betcha! This is a true, wood fire, smoky and intense flavor. Now, I’m a fan of intense flavors; I rolled my own smokes (sans filter) for many years. This will be a good adder to a mix for those folks that want that “smoked” quality to, say, a fruit. I would definitely start at .25% and work your way up! I ruined the first mix I made using this flavor due to assuming it would steep down a bit. NOT. It can and will be useful, but use it sparingly.
If you have never had cardamom tea, you’re missing out on a taste that is nicely exotic. Cardamom is one of those spices in which it is very hard to describe the flavor. It’s kind of warm, sensuous, bright, floral, spicy, herbal and citrusy all rolled up into one enjoyable flavor. It will go great with tobaccos and drink flavors. It pairs well with other spices and fruit Flavors. Use sparingly; 1 % to start. Really lifts the whole mix.
I expected this flavor to be strong, but wow! This flavor has a bite! It can overpower a mix with 2%, yet, it can add somoething to a tobacco mix at .25 to 1%. It has a peppery, smoky, earthy and pungent quality, much like a real cigarette would have without a filter. For those looking to find that analogue cig flavor, look no further. But, as I said, easy does it. Could be good in combination with other tobaccos; by itself, not so much.
True to the name; this flavor has the rich, yet powerful, flavor of an almond paste used in the sweet bread. I love the taste, however, easy does it with this flavor or it will over power the mix. I would say 1% to start. I was happy to find this flavor, as I was hoping to find something to replace raisin as the exotic flavor in a few mixes.