Guide To Flavouring

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PAGE LAST UPDATED MAY 2013

Please Note: Some things have been removed from this Guide and small updates provided to alter locations and vendors to suite the UK and EU Market. However the majority of this guide was graciously documented on the ECF forum by Nikhil. Information has been added from other sources and adapted since the original document was publicised on ECF.


The following suppliers and their concentrates are considered "Safe for Vaping."

Contents

Bickford Flavors

These are often weak relative to the rest. They're said to be good, some moreso than others. Bickford average strength needed: 20-40%

Capella

Capella[1] - Available in the UK at The Alchemist's Cupboard[2], Leisure Liquids[3] and Make My Vape[4].

The flavor drops are more evenly calibrated in strength than other flavors and often innately sweet, and they specialize in more complex bakery/confectionary/drink flavors as opposed to the basic flavors. There haven't been a lot of specific reviews, but they don't seem to make anything that's just bad. Recommended for new mixers who don't want to get into combining multiple flavors right away. Their site also has a section for e-liquid use if you're wondering about safety.

  • Capella average strength needed: 10-20%
  • French Toast strength needed: 15-20%, 5/5

Cupcake World

Cupcake World[5] is a food flavouring manufacturer that does NOT specialize in vape related flavourings. However, through compiled user experiences and an email from the company, their flavours appear to be safe for vaping aside from the following:

  • Aniseed
  • Chilli
  • Christmas Cake
  • Coconut
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Liquorice
  • Orange
  • Pineapple
  • Rose
  • Tutti Fruiti

the remaining 45 flavours are purely MPG based and fine for vapes. Recommended starting % is around 20%.

  • This information was provided by Cupcake World[5]. Please see this link for their direct response.

The following information for CupCakeWorld was provided by The Alchemist. These are MSDS, a total of 57. (This part is quite extensive and is being currently updated.)

SPECIFICATION of Cupcake World Intense Range of Flavourings

CCW Almond

CCW Aniseed - Not Safe For Vaping

CCW Apple

CCW Apricot

CCW Banana

Faerie's Finest

Faerie's Finest[6]

These flavors have been pretty popular partly because they are made from all natural flavors unlike most other brands. The strength and quality from flavor to flavor varies like LorAnn's but none are overly strong. A list of which ones are safe for vaping is here.

Faerie's Finest[6] average strength needed: 10-30%

  • Butterscotch: ?%, 4.5/5
  • Lemon-Lime: 10-20%, 5/5
  • Pumpkin: ?%, 1/5
  • Pie Spice: ?%, 4/5
  • Grape: 15-25%, 5/5
  • Rum Cream: ?%, 5/5
  • 2x Clear Vanilla: ?%, 5/5


FlavourArt

FlavourArt[7] - list of global resellers here.

Some of their flavors are very strong while others are average in strength, and have overall been reviewed as good quality. They taste more realistic and natural than other companies, many flavors have an Italian style to them, and unlike most companies they are not innately sweet. A full list of flavors and safety information here. Sometimes FlavourArt[7] seems to take a little extra time to fully diffuse through the final solution, probably because it's so concentrated.

FlavourArt[7] average strength needed: 2-15%

  • Cappuccino: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Cherry: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Chocolate: 5-10%, 5/5
  • Citrus Mix: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Cocoa: ~5%, 5/5
  • Coconut: 5-10%, 5/5
  • Concord Grape: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Cookie: 5-10%, 5/5 Recommended for combining with other flavors, not standalone.
  • Mango: ~10%, 5/5
  • Panettone: 5-10%, 4/5
  • Pear: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Peppermint: 5~%, ?/5
  • Pineapple: ~10%, 5/5
  • Strawberry: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Vienna Cream: 5-10%, 5/5
  • Whipped Cream: ~15%, 4.5/5 Recommended for combining with other flavors, not standalone.

Following %'s taken from FlavourArt[7] site as suggestions for flavoring usage, however many people here report using some of these at up to 15% for good flavor. User recommendations here will be added in (parentheses):

  • Perique Black 1%
  • Cuban Supreme 2%
  • Dark Vapure 2.5%
  • Mellow Sunset 2%
  • Burley 3%
  • Latakia 2%
  • Virginia 2%
  • Maxboro Ultimate 2%
  • Cowboy blend 1%
  • Camel Ultimate 2%
  • Shade 2%
  • Desert Ship Blend 1%
  • Torrone 4%, 5/5
  • Coffee Espresso 2%
  • Blackberry 1%
  • Apple Pie 3%
  • Hazelnut 2% (~4%), 5/5
  • Chocolate 4%, 5/5
  • Vanilla 2%, 5/5
  • Tiramisu 3% (5-8%), 5/5
  • Anise 1%
  • Peppermint 3%
  • Spearmint 3%
  • Menthol 3%
  • Licorice 4%
  • Cinnamon Ceylon 3%
  • Black Cherry 3%
  • MaxUT has an excellent taste chart for FlavourArt[7] tobaccos converted from info on their site.

LorAnn

LorAnn's [8] (all sizes) Individual 1-drams LorAnn Oils Gourmet Flavoring .125oz. Multiple 1-drams eBay Store - chocolate2live4: Animals Bugs, Valentines Day, Easter Individual 1-oz. LorAnn Oils Gourmet Flavorings LorAnn's in Australia (mostly 1-dram)

WARNING: For newer DIYers, avoid buying those that are insoluble in water at first - they are very strong and more difficult to work with. While I have not included ratings for insoluble LorAnn's, many are good. Some people use the oils, but they usually mix them with alcohol first so they mix better with the final solution.

Use food coloring and additives at your discretion - they haven't been fully tested.



RED= Bad. Oil base, sugar or insoluble in water


Color Coding provided by Mistress of Design



Example Flavor some LorAnn flavors are called Oils, but often don't contain oil. Contains: Ingredients Solubility information 'water soluble is safest, though insoluble ones are sometimes soluble in PG.' Shipping information from LorAnn's website. Rating: 1 - 5, 1 being disgusting and 5 being absolutely delicious. Strength: X%, this is the proportion of the final mixture people have enjoyed most when it is the only flavor added. Notes: This is just an example

*Almond Oil Contains: Artificial flavoring. Insoluble in water.


  • Amaretto Flavor

Contains: Artificial flavor,Capryllic triglycerides. Mostly soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


*Anise Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Anise Oil. Insoluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Apple Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 4/5 Strength: 25-30%


  • Apricot Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Water, Alcohol,Red 40, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 1/5 Strength: ?%


  • Banana Creme Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol,Yellow 5. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Bavarian Creme Flavor (Vanilla)

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Ethyl Alcohol, Water. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 4/5 Strength: 5-10%

  • Black Walnut Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 5-10%


  • Blackberry Flavor

Contains: Aritificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 20-25%


  • Blueberry Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Red 40, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Brandy Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Bubble Gum Flavor

Contains: Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Butter Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 2/5 Strength: ?%


  • Butter Rum Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Butterscotch Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Water, Propylene Glycol,Caramel Color. Soluble in water. Rating: 3/5 Strength: 5-10%


  • Caramel Flavor

Contains: Water, Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 4/5 Strength: 20-25%

  • Champagne Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 3.5/5 Strength: 20-25%


  • Cheesecake Flavor

Contains: Glycerine, Ethanol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 25-30%


  • Cherry Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol,Red 40, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 3/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Chocolate Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Water, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Alcohol,Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Rating: 2/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Chocolate Hazelnut Flavor

Contains: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 4/5 Strength: 10-15%


*Cinnamon Oil Contains: Natural and Artificial Flavors. Insoluble in water.


  • Cinnamon Roll Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 25-30%


*Clove Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Clove Leaf Oil. Insoluble in water.


  • Coconut Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 3.5/5 Strength: 25-30%


  • Coffee Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Water, Propylene Glycol, Caramel Color. Soluble in water. Rating: 2/5 Strength: 5-10%


  • Cotton Candy Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Cranberry Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: ?%


  • Cran-Raspberry Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Ethyl Alcohol, Water,Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol,Tri-ethyl Citrate. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: ?/5 Strength: 20-25%


  • Creme De Menthe Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Alcohol, Natural Flavor,Blue 1, Yellow 5. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 5-10%


  • Eggnog Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Yellow 5 & 6, Red 40, Polysorbate 80. Soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • English Toffee Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 10-15%


*Ginger Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Ginger Oil. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Grape Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water,Red 40, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 20-25%


*Grapefruit Oil, Pink, Natural Contains: Natural Pink Grapefruit Oil. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Guava Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water. Soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • Honey Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Horchata Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Natural and Artificial Flavors. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20% Note: Described as creamy cinnamon like Aftershock Cinnamon Liquer.


  • Horehound Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: ?%


  • Keoke Coffee Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor,Caramel Color. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Key Lime Flavor

Contains: Natural Flavors. Insoluble in water.


*Lemon Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Lemon Oil. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Lemonade Flavor

Contains: Natural and Artificial Flavors. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Licorice Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 1-10%


*Lime Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Lime Oil. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Mango Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Ethyl Alcohol. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Maple Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Water, Maple Sugar, Glycerine. Soluble in water.


  • Marshmallow Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Menthol Eucalyptus Flavor

Contains: Natural Flavoring, Capric/Caprillic Triglycerides. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Mint Chocolate Chip Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 3.5/5 Strength: 15-20%


*Nutmeg Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Nutmeg Oil. Insoluble in water.</span Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Orange Cream Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water,Polysorbate 80. Soluble in water. Rating: 4/5 Strength: 20-25%


*Orange Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Orange Oil. Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Peach Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Yellow 5, Red 40. Soluble in water. Rating: 4/5 Strength: 20-25%


  • Peanut Butter Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Caramel Color. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Pecan Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: ?%


*Peppermint Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Peppermint Oil. Insoluble in water.


  • Pina Colada Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Rating: 3/5 - Highly varied reviews Strength: 15-20%


  • Pineapple Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Rating: 3/5 - Highly varied reviews Strength: 1-10%


  • Pistachio Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Ethanol. Soluble in water. Rating: 1/5 Strength: ?%


  • Plum Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Mostly soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • Pomegranate Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Natural and Artificial Flavors. Soluble in water. Rating: 4/5 Strength: ?%


  • Praline Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • Pralines And Cream Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Water. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Pumpkin Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavoring, Triglycerides. Soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • Raspberry Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water,Red 40, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Red Licorice Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor,Red 40, Blue 1. Soluble in water. Rating: 1/5 Strength: ?%

  • Root Beer Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Water, Caramel Color, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate. Soluble in water. Rating: 1/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Salt Water Taffy Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Water, Polysorbate 80. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: ?/5 Strength: 15-20%

  • Sassafras Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavors. Insoluble in water. Strength: <5%


*Spearmint Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Spearmint Oils. Insoluble in water.


  • Strawberry Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor, Ethyl Alcohol,Red 40. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: ?/5 Strength: 10-15%


  • Strawberry Kiwi Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor. Soluble in water. Rating: 4.5/5 Strength: 20-25%


*Tangerine Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Tangerine Oil (Aso known as Mandarin Oil). Insoluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air.


  • Teaberry Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor. Slightly soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: ?%


  • Tropical Punch Flavor (Passion Fruit)

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol. Soluble in water. Not eligible to ship by air. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • Tutti-Frutti Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Propylene Glycol,Red 40, Blue 1 Soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: 15-20%


  • Vanilla Butternut Flavor

Contains: Artificial Flavor, Water, Propylene Glycol. Soluble in water. Rating: ?/5 Strength: ?%


  • Watermelon Flavor

Contains: Propylene Glycol, Artificial Flavor,Red 3, Red 40. Soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: 15-20%


*Wintergreen Oil, Artificial Contains: Methyl Sal. Slightly soluble in water. Rating: 5/5 Strength: ~5%


*Wintergreen Oil, Natural Contains: Natural Wintergreen Oil. Insoluble in water.


The Perfumer's Apprentice

A relatively new DIY supplier, they are great for the price. They also sell other DIY materials and basic ingredients for mixers, notably Menthol Crystals and pre-diluted Menthol drops, diluted Sucralose sweetener (although I recommend using pure Sucralose), and Ethyl Maltol (links are to forum threads about how to use them, products are available on PA's site). A few flavors are clearly stated as being oils. Perfumer's Apprentice average strength needed: 5-15%

  • Almond Amaretto: 5-10%, 5/5
  • Apple: 10-15%, 4.5/5
  • Black Cherry: 5-15%, 5/5
  • Bittersweet (Choc): 10-15%, 4/5
  • Caramel: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Caramel Candy: 15-20%, 5/5
  • Cheesecake: 5-15%, 2/5
  • Chocolate: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Cinnamon Red Hots: 5-10%, 5/5
  • Coconut Extra: ~10%, 5/5
  • Cotton Candy: 10-20%, 5/5
  • Graham Cracker: 10-15%, 5/5 - 'This flavor recommended for combining with others.'
  • Lime (oil-based): 1-5%, 4/5
  • Milk Chocolate: 20%, 4/5
  • Peanut Butter: 10-15%, 5/5
  • Pear: 10-15%, 4.5/5
  • Pizza: ~5%, 5/5
  • Plum: 5-10%, 4/5
  • Sweet Cream: 5-10%, 4/5 - 'This flavor recommended for combining with others.'
  • Tangerine (oil-based): 1-5%, 5/5
  • Tobbaco Absolute (TA): <1%
  • Vanilla Bourbon: 10-15%, 4.5/5
  • Waffle: 20%, 5/5
  • Wintergreen: 20%, 5/5
  • PA Sucralose Sweetener: 2%+, 4.5/5


Seedman's Flavors

This company carries a lot of tobacco flavors along with a few others that go well with tobacco. These are available at Leisure Liquids[3].

  • Seedman's average strength needed: 5-15%
  • Honey strength needed: 5-10%, 5/5


Tasty Puff Flavors

These underdogs have received little attention but have gotten some consistently good reviews all around -here's the most extensive one. Their range of flavors isn't huge, but they seem to be worth it. Their flavors are safe for vaping, but some have artificial coloring.

  • Tasty Puff average strength needed: 1-15%
  • Chumpy Chocolate: 2-15%, 5/5
  • Chick Magnet Cherry: 2-10%, 5/5
  • Pucked Up Pineapple: 5-15%, 4/5
  • Midnight Spice: 2-10%, 2/5
  • Joosy Froot: 5-15%, 3/5
  • Rasta Rootbeer: 1-5%, 4/5
  • Electric Banana: 2-10%, 5/5
  • Pimpy Fresh Peach: ~4%, 5/5
  • Convicted Melon: 5-10%, 4/5
  • Awesome Apple: 2-10%, 4/5
  • Cotton Mouth Candy: 2-10%, 4.5/5
  • Jungle Juice: 2-10%, 5/5
  • Blueberry: 2-10%, 3/5
  • Strawberry: 2-10%, 5/5
  • Nilly Vanilla: 2-10%, 5/5


Fantasy Fudge/Nanny Bakes Kitchen

Feedback on a range of food flavourings from Fantasy Fudge AKA Nanny Bakes Kitchen done by POTV Forum Member Fleabag

She has an ebay shop, where they are £2.99 per 30ml free P&P

But she also has a facebook page, where they can be bought for £2.50 per 30ml, with discounts for orders of 10+ bottles, but this price does not include P&P. Contact the vendor, Karen, for postage costs.

Most flavours initially tested at 10% and increased if required after first test. All initial results based on immediate unsteeped smell & taste test, I’ll add flavours as I test and follow up with results after steeping as I work through the flavours again in a week or two.


  • Rose – tested at <5% - distinct rose flavour. Quite fresh. Reminscant of Fry’s Turkish Delight without the chocolate. Subtle sweetness – pleasant vape on its own, but may benefit from added sweetener or chocolate flavour for a true confectionary flavour
  • Cherry – Smells pleasant, not necessarily a strong cherry scent. Tested at 10% and then 16% - A little weak for my taste at 10%. Distinct flavour at 16%. Acceptable and discernible cherry flavour, a little like a better quality cherry sweet – not too artificial. As I like strong flavours, I might prefer it at 20%
  • Orange – Tested at <10% - strong and distinct. Fresh orange Tic Tac flavour
  • Champagne – Very strong champagne scent. Surprisingly realistic and pleasant, fresh flavour (especially considering I don’t much like champagne). This is very vapeable on its own, and would be a good palate cleanser after a heavy juice. Lone flavour suggests this would produce very accurate champagne cocktail blends. Very distinct flavour at 10%.
  • Lavender - Smells exactly of Lavender – tastes exactly of lavender. 10% provides a very strong flavour (in fact, on its own this could cope with knocking back a bit). It’s unusual tasting something I only know as a scent, but not at all unpleasant. Like other floral flavours, this is fresh and clean tasting and an effective palate cleanser between sweet/heavy juices. This would be very good as an addition to a blend of flavours.
  • Summer Berries - tested at 10% - flavour a little subtle for full evaluation. Increased to 16%. Fresh Summer Berry flavour is there, perhaps a slight hint of Vimto, but would probably need a dash of something else to be really convincing. Blackcurrant probably comes through more distinctly than any other berry (I’m not a huge blackcurrant fan), I’d prefer to blend this with something, and it would probably compliment one of the creamier flavours.
  • Coconut - Smells of coconut cream, perhaps with a slight chemical aroma. Good strong flavour at 10%. No indication of a chemical taste. Very Coconut Cream taste. I like this a lot. Much stronger and more natural tasting than my previous e-concentrate coconut. This would work very well in a Pina Colada, but is also very pleasant on its own.
  • Violet – Strong flavour at 10%. Smaells & tastes EXACTLY like Parma Violets
  • Lime - 10% provides a good strong Lime flavour. Fresh flavour, not too sweet. I'm not a huge fan of lime, so would probably save it for blends, but it's actually quite pleasant on its own.
  • Lemon Sherbet - Smells a lot like the Lemon Sherbet sweets. Strong flavour at 10%. Tastes very like Lemon Sherbet - puts me in mind of Sherbet Fountains, but perhaps more of a distinct lemon flavour
  • Raspberry - Fresh real raspberry taste. Not unlike raspberry sorbet. A little subtle for my taste at 10%, so increased to 16% - more distinct at this level. Will blend well with other fruit, drink and creamy flavours.
  • Passion Fruit - Smells generally fruity. 10% produces quite a strong flavour. I have more experience of passion fruit flavoured drinks than the fruit itself, and it does remind me of Rubicon Passion Fruit juice. For me, it has a slightly odd flavour on its own. I think it would blend well with a creamy concentrate, such as white chocolate or coconut and/or with a rum flavour.
  • Tropical - Definitely very fruity and strong at 10%. Can taste the mixed fruits, with Lime coming through more than any other. Very pleasant, but given my personal take on lime, this would be one for a blend for me. Would go well with coconut, rum and would freshen up a creamy flavour. Might be nice with butterscotch.
  • Banana - Smells of banana, tastes even more of banana. Discernible but muted flavour at 10%. Increased to 16% - better. I use banana a lot (mostly with butterscotch), and I think this will be an improvement on previous banana concentrate.
  • Old English Toffee - Dark brown coloured concentrate. Smells of toffee. At 10%, the toffee comes through, but as I'm fond of these flavour types, I prefer something more distinct. 16% definitely more obvious (I could still probably go further to suit my taste, but this is probably an adequate level for most people). It's very nice - a soft, sweet, mellow concentrate.
  • Maple - Dark Brown coloured. Smells and tastes of real maple. Good at 10%. Very distinct flavour. Would probably need to be lower % than other flavours in a blend, so as not to overpower more subtle ones.
  • Butterscotch - Clear coloured concentrate. 10% adequate level. It does smell and taste of butterscotch, though has a slightly strange flavour on its own. Possibly because it has a creamy taste, which I'm not a fan of in high quantities. I think this is one that will benefit from some steeping and/or blended with other flavours. I have already used this with FF banana, which was very nice, though next time will need more banana than butterscotch.Butter - Has a very buttery scent. 10% fine, taste not dissimilar to the butterscotch. I thought this would taste sickly, but it's nicer than I imagined. I would definitely want to blend it with another flavour
  • Vanilla - Looks and smells like real vanilla essence. Flavour at 10% sweet, discernible vanilla taste, but not overwhelming. Vanilla a bit stronger at 16%. It's still not overpowering. The flavour's there, but it's soft - more like a vanilla tea than a custard. If used in a blend, would need a fairly high ratio of vanilla to other flavours to bring the flavour out.
  • White Chocolate - Very creamy smell and taste. Distinctive at 10%. Like the real thing, this doesn't have a strong cocoa flavour, and does taste quite convincing. A little too creamy on its own for me, but I've already used this with raspberry with great results.
  • Cream - Having used this already in a blend, I knew it was VERY strong, so this is made up at 4% - and that's plenty! I find it quite sickly on its own, but it really is a good strong buttery cream flavour. I would only use this in blends, and it was a very nice addition to a coffee blend - and could be tasted through the coffee, butterscotch, vanilla & cinnamon even though I only used 0.6% cream (3 drops) in a 10ml bottle.
  • Irish Cream - Strong Whisky Cream smell. Strong flavour at 10%. Tastes much like it smells. Cream is very distinctive, but the whisky flavour takes some of the sickliness out of it.
  • Irish Coffee - Smells like alcoholic coffee, tastes like alcoholic coffee. Both flavours come through really well at 10%. I already have a bottle of this made up and I love it on its own.
  • Coffee - 10% provides a distinctive coffee flavour. Just a straight, black coffee. Perfect as a base for the various different types of coffee blends
  • Christmas Pudding - Clove is the overriding aroma on this one. 10% a good level. Tastes mostly of orange & clove, with possibly some undertones of cinnamon & something else.
  • Amaretto - 10% provides a strong flavour. This does taste of almond, but has something of an orange/citrus taste as well (I used it in a tank after the orange flavour and thought the orange had tainted it). In a tank, this needs a lot of cleaning out to change flavours. I'm not crazy about it on its own, and it perhaps tastes less like the real thing than any of the other flavours, but it might blend well with other concentrates - perhaps in a small quantity with cherry.
  • Peppermint - Smells & tastes of peppermint. 10% fine. I wasn't expecting much from this, given how much I'd disliked another brand of Spearmint, but it's quite fresh and cleansing. Not a flavour I'd vape all day, but that's just me. This seems like it would work well with toffee or butterscotch.
  • Liquorice - This is a very dark, almost black, concentrate. 10%. It does taste of liquorice - like proper liquorice root. It has a slightly bitter undertone. I would say this is a pretty accurate liquorice, but it's the one flavour of all of them I would have to say that I don't like, and I can't think of anything I'd want to blend it with. With something sweet, it might take on more of a liquorice sweet flavour - or if you really love real liquorice, it could be right up your street

Other Flavoring Suppliers

Decadent Vapours

Healthcabin

Nature's Flavors - Not recommended for new DIYers, PG-Free (Use Coffee & Tea Flavoring section)

BlueMist Vaping - 8-15% recommended.

McCormick's Extracts - Check ingredients, some unusable.

Spice Barn - Check ingredients, some unusable.

Flavor West

Splendex/EZ-Sweetz Sucralose - 0.5-1% (1-2 drops per 10ml)

Flavour Pairing, What goes good together.

The following information is provided by Nouveauraw.com

Almond pairs well with: apple, apricot, banana, caramel, cherry, coffee, fig, honey, orange, peach, pear, plum

Apple pairs well with: caramel, cardamom, chestnut, cinnamon, cranberry, currant, ginger, hazelnut, mango, maple, rosemary, walnut

Apricot pairs well with: almond, black pepper, caramel, cardamom, ginger, hazelnut, honey, orange, peach, vanilla, plum

Asian Pear pairs well with: almond, apple, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, honey, macadamia, nutmeg, raisin, vanilla

Banana pairs well with: caramel, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, ginger, hazelnut, honey, mango, molasses, papaya

Blackberry pairs well with: apricot, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, lemon, other berries, peach, plum

Blood Orange pairs well with: almond, cardamom, chocolate, cinnamon, clove, fig, ginger, honey, other citrus

Blueberry pairs well with: other berries, cardamom, mango, lemon, hazelnut, ginger, fig, lavender, other citrus

Carrot pairs well with: anise, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, walnut

Cherry pairs well with: apricot, black pepper, chocolate, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, vanilla

Chestnut pairs well with: apple, caramel, chocolate, coffee, pear, vanilla

Cilantro (coriander) pairs well with: apricot, berries, cherries, citrus, nectarine, peach, plum, tropical fruit

Coconut pairs well with: banana, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, Kaffir leaf, lemongrass, pineapple, other tropical fruits

Cranberry pairs well with: apple, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, mango, mint, pear

Currants, Black and Red, pairs well with: cassis, chocolate, citrus

Elderberry pairs well with: apricot, fig, honey, lemon, mandarin, other berries, peach, plum

Feijoa pairs well with: banana, berries, cinnamon, citrus, mango, vanilla

Fig pairs well with: almond, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, hazelnut, pear, vanilla

Ginger pairs well with: almond, apple, apricot, banana, berries, Brazil nut, caramel, chocolate, citrus, coconut, grape, hazelnut, passion fruit, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, tropical fruit

Gooseberry pairs well with: citrus, hazelnut, honey, other berries, white chocolate

Grape pairs well with: chocolate, citrus, ginger, raisin

Grapefruit pairs well with: basil, black pepper, caramel, citrus, mint, rosemary, thyme, tropical fruit, vanilla

Guava pairs well with: citrus, lime, coconut, huckleberry, kaffir leaf, pineapple, strawberry, tropical fruit

Hazelnut pairs well with: apple, apricot, banana, berries, caramel, cherry, chocolate, citrus, fig, mandarin, peach, pear, plum

Kaffir Leaf pairs well with: banana, citrus, coconut, lemongrass, tropical fruit, watermelon

Kiwi pairs well with: apple, banana, berries, cherry, citrus, coconut, mango, tropical fruit

Kumquat pairs well with: berries, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, persimmon, plum

Lemon pairs well with: apricot, berries, black pepper, cardamom, cherry, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum, prickly pear, tropical fruit

Lemongrass pairs well with: cherry, berries, citrus, coconut, ginger, guava, kaffir leaf, coconut, tropical fruit, vanilla

Lime pairs well with: apple, berries, cherry, ginger, papaya, plum, strawberry, tropical fruit

Lychee pairs well with: citrus, ginger, gooseberry, tropical fruit, vanilla

Mandarin pairs well with: cardamom, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, fig, ginger, nutmeg, tropical fruits, vanilla, star anise

Mango pairs well with: apple, banana, berries, caramel, citrus, coconut, melon, tropical fruits, vanilla, cinnamon

Melon pairs well with: berries, citrus, lemongrass, lemon verbena

Orange pairs well with: almonds, basil, berries, brandy, cherry, chocolate, cilantro, cinnamon, coffee, cranberry, fig, ginger, grape, hazelnut, mint, nutmeg, persimmon, pineapple, vanilla

Papaya pairs well with: citrus, black pepper, lime, mango, tropical fruit

Pear pairs well with: almond, apple, caramel, chestnut, chocolate, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, hazelnut, vanilla, walnut

Persimmon pairs well with: apple, black pepper, cinnamon, citrus, kumquat, pear

Pineapple pairs well with: basil, caramel, cilantro, coconut, macadamia, rosemary, tropical fruit

Plum pairs well with: almond, cinnamon, citrus, chestnut, black pepper, hazelnut, honey, vanilla

Pomegranate pairs well with: apple, citrus, cucumber, mint, tropical fruit

Prickly Pear pairs well with: citrus, lime, tomatillo, tropical fruit

Raspberry pairs well with: apricot, cinnamon, citrus, ginger, lemon, nectarine, other berries, peach, plum, rhubarb, thyme, vanilla

Rhubarb pairs well with: apple, apricot, berries, black pepper, citrus, ginger, nectarine, peach, plum, strawberry

Strawberry pairs well with: apple, black pepper, chocolate, citrus, coriander, mint, rhubarb, vanilla

Tomatillo pairs well with: berries, citrus, mango, prickly pear, tropical fruit

Walnut pairs well with: apple, apricot, banana, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, rum

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