This is truly interesting stuff. It’s unique, but not in that backhanded “can’t find any compliments, but it’s strange” way. It’s a really interesting combination of a tart (mellow) yogurt and a bright, realistic lemon. I like it.
The yoghurt part of this surprisingly easy-going, all things considered. It’s a bit tart but I don’t think it really jumps out as a yogurt. That’s probably a fit for the profile. Even though I’m not a yoghurt drink connoisseur by any means, it seems reasonably close to level of tang you’d expect if not the level of deeper, dairy funk. This may have some use in adding a bit more tart punch to one of the funkier yogurt concentrates without further increasing that special long steep kind of cheesy weirdness endemic to those kinds of flavors.
There is quite a bit of lemon in here though. I wouldn’t call the lemon incidental, it sort of feels like part of the point. It’s a good lemon though, all things considered. Not too thin and tart like a lemon juice but it also avoids that flatter, warmer lemonhead candy flavor. It’s one of the more realistic lemon flavors I’ve come across, and it kind of reminds me of a weaker lemon curd. Sweeter but not candy, and tart without being just acidic. I also haven’t gotten any real distinct harshness out of this, which is cool for something this citrus heavy. The texture here is pretty solid. It’s fairly thick by itself, and still manages to remain thick without getting too muted or muddy.
I’m not mad at the lemon here, at all, but it is going to end up showing up your mixes. It’s not overwhelming to the point where it can’t be covered by other fruit flavors, but they’ll have to be pretty beefy fruit flavors. A bit of lemon complements most of the usual suspects like strawberry and blueberry, but it also blends into and tartens up some more of the tropical stuff. You’re basically working with fruit here, and it pretty much will turn it into a smoothie. Which isn’t bad. You could add something like some Ice Cream or whatever, but I don’t know if that’s really necessary if your end goal is that smoothie vibe.
But how much of this magical yoghurt drink do you want to use? At 2%, I’m getting a clear flavor. There is still a whole bunch of lemon, but there is at least some kind of tangy, tart body. At 6%, this is starting to feel a bit mushy. The flavor up here isn’t bad, but it isn’t particularly bright or fun. I’ve done a good deal of mixing with this, and while it is tempting to crank it way the hell up that probably isn’t the best path forward. Even solo, I’d stay a bit lower than you’d think. I’d be working this primarily as that kind of fruit smoothie base, probably around 3%.
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 Yoghurt Drink, 2 and 6%, 60/40 VG/PG base, Steeped 30+ days.
Profile: Moderately thick, tangy yogurt base (without anything too aggressive or cheesy) with a sweet but fairly realistic lemon.
Off-Flavors: Lemon tastes fine, but there does seem to be a lot of it.
Throat Hit: Light. Lemon can get a bit sharp, but not especially harsh.
Percentage Recommendation: Gets a bit muddy and dull at higher percentages. I’d use around 1-2% with other yogurts, maybe 3% as the base for some kind of fruit smoothie with another fruit that can absorb some of that lemon.
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