This sounds a bit flippant, but I’m really not sure what’s going on here. I get a tart, chalky, kind of numbing flavor with some prominent banana?
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There are some creamier notes to this. It’s not as strong or clear as I’d expect from a custard or pudding, but they are just present enough to make you kind of think about one. Doesn’t feel particularly rich, really. Sort of a vague milky or cream vibe. I’m not getting any of the strong warmer, eggier notes that are usually present in custards.
But there is sure is a lot of odd, tart banana flavor here. I’m not sure why this is a thing that is happening, but I get a distinctly tart inhale. That artificial banana suffuses the entire exhale for me. It seems pretty unescapable and it’s odd for a straight custard profile. Again, Vape Train is advertising this as bereft of vanilla, and they are definitely more right than in their Warm Custard. I could swear I still get a little bit of vanilla, but that may just be part of whatever banana flavor is going on here. It’s kind of a pudding mix banana.
The texture here is probably the strangest part? This feels really chalky to me. I’m getting some of that creamier taste, but the mouthfeel is almost powdery. If this tastes like an instant banana pudding mix, it’s just the mix. It also seems to have a weird, warm topical numbing effect to it as well with extended vaping. A whole lot of the appeal with custard flavors is the texture, and this is just straight jarring.
So, overall, this just leaves me scratching my head. For a fairly standard profile, this is a deeply odd take. This doesn’t seem all that dependent on percentage. It’s a bit fuller at 6%, but this is working pretty much the same at 2%. I don’t know where you’d really want to use this. It’s not a good banana flavor, and it’s not a good custard flavor. I mean, do your thing. I’d probably guess around 4%.
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 Creamy Custard, 2 and 6%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 23 days.
Profile: Some creamier notes, but kind of a dry banana pudding flavor?
Off-Flavors: I don’t know why this tastes like banana, but there is a whole lot of it. Chalky texture.
Throat Hit: Throat hit is fine, but I’m getting this weird topical numbing effect.
Percentage Recommendation: If you already have it, maybe about 4%?
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