If you’ve ever worked on a blue raspberry profile, you’ve probably found yourself beyond frustrated, this includes myself. Let’s make this post a go-to resource for getting to the bottom of this elusive profile.
There seems to be some confusion around this subject… There is a “whitebark raspberry” that exists in nature. If you google this you will discover that the “blue raspberry” flavor is based on this raspberry. I couldn’t disagree more. I also find that a lot of people want to include some form of blueberry to the mix, mixers and manufacturers alike. I think this is being done to fill a gap because “something is still missing”, so they resort to blueberry simply because it’s blue and it’s a berry. I also think this is completely wrong.
Don’t get me wrong, you can make some tasty e-liquid using blueberry and raspberry, but for me, this isn’t “blue raspberry”. When I think of blue raspberry, I think of those Blue Razz blow pops by Charms. This is a 100% dreamt up flavor. To me, it’s nothing more than a sweet and sour raspberry. Not the whitebark raspberry and not blueberries.
I’ve pretty much tried all pre-made blue raspberry concentrates as well as just using raspberry with citrus pairings or malic acid (sour). I’ve had varied results, even some very good vapable liquids. However, I’m always left feeling like I haven’t nailed the flavor. I don’t know how many of you will agree with me, but I wanted to get this ball rolling and see what develops.