Unpopular opinion here, but lemonade flavors seem more alike than not to me. They are all vaguely candied, all feel like they were originally made from a powder. It’s more kool-aid than fresh squeezed and FW Lemonade and LA Lemonade are dirt cheap, so it’s hard to offer a really compelling argument that you really need another lemonade. This is pretty interesting though, and seems to do a pretty good job capturing something like carbonation. I am intrigued.
So, I think was originally called Lemonade Solo. It is currently not, at least on the Vape Train site.
The actual flavor profile here isn’t anything all that revelatory. More country-tyme, artificial lemon than anything approaching an actual citrus fruit. Strong lemonhead candy type notes, with a more artificial feeling citric acid tartness. I wouldn’t really call it vastly different than something like LA, FW, or FLV lemonade just in turns of flavor. Similar to the whole lemon sicily and sherbet lemon genres of lemon in general. No real identifiable zest notes. But then it all goes off the rails in a really interesting way.
I’m thinking that this has some of the same “carbonation” as VT Fizzy Sherbet. There’s a downright strange back end on this, at least solo. It’s throaty with this odd spiciness and has some of the same light numbing going on from the VT Fizzy Sherbet. But we can test this theory, and yeah, that actually feels a bit carbonated in a mix. I tried this at 2% with 8% LA Lemonade, and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t actually have a bit of a carbonation effect. I’d say it even feels a bit fizzier than said fizzy sherbet. I’d go so far as to say this would better in a sherbet lemon type profile than that fizzy sherbet. Of course, we have to get the caveats out there, this isn’t exactly carbonation. It’s the vaping style simulacrum, but it’s doing a pretty good job of that. Also, this still has a flavor profile, so make sure the mix can handle some candy lemon. But, the lemon here might be a bit more neutral that that very 7-UP esque citrus in fizzy sherbet.
I’m definitely feeling this more as that style of carbonation additive as a solo flavor. Solo, this is still fairly funky. Grasping for analogues here, it reminds me of TPA Grape Soda, which is a way to soda up grapes, but by itself tastes more like shoe polish. Overall, I’d probably keep this on the lower side, and put it directly in the accent role, probably around 1-2%.
This might be worth messing around with if you’re chasing drink profiles. That lemon is obviously going to fit with your lemonades, pink or otherwise, but It wouldn’t be terribly out of place in something like a Mountain Dew soda flavor and would work better than the VT Fizzy Sherbet. Cocktails vapes, sure, but you’re still dealing with a sweeter lemon, so watch the balance there.
Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 12 wrap 24g 3.5mm SS316 @.32 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.
Testing: Vape Train Lemonade, 1, 4 and 8%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 7 days.
Profile: Candied, drink mix style lemonade with a fizzy finish.
Off-Flavors: Strange, spicy and chemical back end with some bitterness and light mouth-numbing astringency.
Throat Hit: Pretty darn throaty. Whatever they are using for that fizz finish hits my throat semi-violently but almost adds to to the fizz effect.
Percentage Recommendation: Profoundly strange as a solo or primary flavor. Use this as a fizzy lemonade additive, probably under 2%.
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