Concentrates like this are a big part of the reason I started writing to my audience of literally dozens of people on this blog instead of sticking around on reddit. Do I have more reach? Has it translated to any monetary benefit? Emphatically, no. But instead of just slipping in one blisteringly witty bon mot along with dry analysis, I can breathe here. I can get filthy with it. I’ve viewed the infinite horizon, but I think I’d rather go back inside. It’s named Love. There are jokes to be made. Maybe we’ll ramp over the course of the review. But it’s basically a white chocolate. Named Love?
Some basic googling has failed me, and as such I’ll assume that this a completely nonsensical name and not some vital part of Australian heritage I’m just ignorant to. Vape Train describes this as “a complex combination of creamy milk based flavourings with white chocolate undertones.” It’s good to have some sort of definition on that point, now if I can only get someone to patiently explain what love feels like.
Unsurprisingly, the white chocolate note here bears more than a passing resemblance to their White Chocolate Base. I don’t see much of a reason to think it’s not exactly the same? Tasting this at 2% and 6%, the white chocolate in here seems pretty identical to the white chocolate base at the same percentages. Same fatty and waxy mouthfeel with the same almost bracing sweetness and light tang. It’s still a good white chocolate flavor, and I’m still not getting enough of it. It feels a bit far back in the mix and it doesn’t really ramp up like I’d be hoping for. The amount of white chocolate doesn’t really change much from 2 to 6%. But, this is a bit more pleasant to vape solo.
There’s something going on here beyond the white chocolate. Conceivably it’s some additional cream, but functionally it really doesn’t feel all that different from a fuller white chocolate flavor. It doesn’t really seem richer or deeper than the white chocolate base by itself, but it does seem to be filling in the dead space I get in the base. It doesn’t really give a stronger impression of white chocolate, or even a white chocolate cream. It just feels less like a less incomplete white chocolate. I struggle a bit with cream flavors, so maybe there is something I’m just not picking up, but I’m not sure how much the “complex combination of creamy milk based flavourings” is really adding beyond just making that white chocolate base taste more like an actual white chocolate.
So that’s probably a good thing. If White Chocolate Base is a better for layering in complex recipes, this might be a bit better trying as a solo white chocolate flavor. This is one you’d probably want to pair up against fruits or something relatively simple for adding an attempt at a white chocolate shell or drizzle. I’ve also tried that white chocolate base trick for filling out a chocolate, and that too works pretty well but it’s giving me a bit too much milkiness for anything but a very “milky” milk chocolate.
Percentage-wise, you’re probably going to get about everything you are going to get out of this flavor at around 3%. It doesn’t magically taste bad over that, but it just doesn’t seem to add much. It’s definitely not a bad flavor, and it’s a better solo white chocolate than your other options, including Vape Train’s White Chocolate Base, but I just wished it punched a little (or a lot) harder.
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 Love, 2 and 6%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 30+ days.
Profile: White chocolate. Waxy, sweet, and fatty white chocolate base with a little bit of creamy fullness.
Off-Flavors: Not unpleasant, but the white chocolate here is pretty hesitant to really get assertive. Sort of a weak white chocolate flavor that doesn’t necessarily get that much stronger at higher percentages.
Throat Hit: Nah.
Percentage Recommendation: Doesn’t really seem to help things adding it above 3%. Light enough it’s mostly going to come off like an accent anyway.
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