My fiance and I are kind of picky when it comes to our flavors. Before we decided to start making our own, we noticed that the market seemed to be becoming saturated more and more with “cream”, “vanilla” “milk” “yogurt” “marshmallow” etc… And it seemed like all of the creams ended up tasting the same. (For example we ordered a 5 pack of juices from a website, they were different brands and flavors like marshmallow cereal, blueberries and cream, apple pie… But besides the fruit flavors, they all seemed to be overwhelmed by a bland sweet “cream” taste.)
We would like to try something different besides just straight fruit flavors and I feel like I might be able to make some flavors I like with creams or vanillas while adjusting it to our liking, but there are so many different types! I guess I’m wondering if anyone else has had this issue when buying premixed liquid and also what the differences are between some of the different cream flavors? What gives a nice flavor without being too bland or sweet?
Also, my favorite flavors are usually watermelon or melon of some sort, but I have noticed when buying premixed liquids that some of the watermelon flavors out there are very perfumy or don’t really taste like watermelon. Even though it’s my favorite flavor, I’m very picky becahse I’ve came across the weird perfumy or stale tasting watermelon flavors more than enough for it to be bothersome to me. I really want something that’s going to have a crisp sweet flavor, like watermelon candy.
Also, while I’m at it, what are your general suggestions for your favorite single flavors and sweetners? We usually end up liking ones with sucralose, like the pin-ups (but they even get a little too sweet after a while). I just got super sweet to start out but it seems to kind of have a weird taste.
I also ended up getting cool mint because I like the cool fruit flavors, but it ended up tasting too much like a candy cane… So what are your recommendations for menthols and what % would you suggest using in a mixture with fruit without the menthol/mint being too overpowering?
Sorry for so many questions! I’ve been trying to look at rhe notes and rating for different flavors but there are too many to easily compare, I figured it’d just be easier to ask. :)