“Cookies & Cream” means Oreos or some other unofficial doppleganger. This is the way that world works. I understand that both “Cookies” and “Cream” have their own meaning, but that combination means that you’re talking about chunks of Oreos involved somewhere. This is a thing that is known. This concentrate involves no chocolate. We are already through the looking glass.
I get a whole lot more of the “cream” out of this. I’d say it skews closer to a sandwich cookie filling type of crème. Some lighter buttery notes, but nothing that really screams dairy to me. Fairly heavy sweetness which stops just short of frosting sweet. I’m also getting some vanilla shot through here, which would make sense in a sandwich crème or a vanilla ice cream base application.
I don’t feel like I’m getting a ton of cookie out of this, chocolate (correct) or otherwise. Vape Train describes this concentrate as “a cookies and cream flavour that’s lightly creamy, with a subtle cookie, buttery nonce.“ I have no idea what nonce would actually mean in this context… but subtle is definitely an apt descriptor for the cookie here. It could very well be that the butter here can be attributed to that cookie, but the concentrate doesn’t seem quite rich enough to pull off both a rich cookie and an ice cream or crème filling type of base. There does seem to be some really light baked cookie taste buried in here, but it’s fleeting. It’s more of a chocolate chip cookie rather than super dry biscuit accent, and it’s nice but there isn’t much of it in here.
The bigger missing component would be any kind of bakery grain or texture to this. The texture that is here is pretty much all cream. It doesn’t hit the right level of rich and creamy for an ice cream, it’s more fluffy than that. Moderate mouthfeel, and while it isn’t thin it doesn’t seem to really be solid enough for a fuller crème that’s going to hold it’s place in a mix.
Pretty mellow flavor, even at higher percentages. At 2% this feels fairly fluffy and the flavor is just slightly wispy. It’s feeling a lot more filled in at 6% by itself, but it’s the kind of flavor that’s going to wreak havoc that high in a complex mix. It’ll be especially destructive to a bakery texture. I think the best best is using this as a crème component with a harder cookie or as a modifier if you wanted to make a cookies and cream milkshake or ice cream and you wanted add a touch of crème to the base. I wouldn’t be going above 4% with it.
I feel like FLV Cream and Cookies does largely the same thing as this flavor but it has some (lighter) preexisting chocolate that might work a bit better as a bridge with a harder oreo.
So, nothing unpleasant here, but probably not what you were expecting.
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 Cookies & Cream, 1 and 4%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 30+ days.
Profile: Sweet, fluffy vanilla crème with some light buttery cookie overtones.
Off-Flavors: It has a cream, and some kind of cookie flavor. Not really given the description from Vape Train, but it definitely isn’t the kind of “Cookies & Cream” I would be expecting blind. No cocoa at all.
Throat Hit:Nah. Not really.
Percentage Recommendation: 2% as an accent to add some crème vibes to a dairy base. Up to 3 or 4% if you have a profile that is going to be adding additional bakery texture.
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