Flavor Art Red Touch (strawberry) or TFA Strawberry Ripe?

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  1. Artdragon

    Artdragon Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Ok, I've tried TFAs organic strawberry but my bottle is almost empty. I'm looking to try other brands that are more potent or flavors that require less %. I'm thinking of trying the red touch strawberry by FA because I saw a recommendation of 2%. But I've also heard really good things about strawberry ripe. Ive had sucess with ripe banana at low % (0.5 - 2%) and wonder if strawberry is the same way. Opinions?

    Edit: also, any suggestions for a potent blueberry thats not INA that's a good shake and vape? I kind of get a chemical taste with INAs.

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    Flavorah strawberry is potent at low %. Little more candy-like strawberry to me.

    FA strawberry is a bit more natural to me than TPA strawberry, but it is maybe just a bit more concentrated than TPA. Both are good and have their place. If i only had 1, get the FA.

    I really like blueberry wild TPA. Not super concentrated though.

    FA bilberry is good and extremely concentrated, but can have a slight floral taste. I like both of them together.
     
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    INW Shisha Strawberry is stronger than FA at 2% IMO.
    Tried in several different recipes and the FA Strawberry was faint.

    TFA Strawberry Ripe needs to go around 7%+ to get good flavor, but some mix in a bit of FA SB, Shisha SB, or CAP Sweet Strawberry with it also.
    Not nearly as potent as Banana Ripe.

    CAP Blueberry is stronger than TFA Blueberry Wild or Extra.
    But I like the taste of TFA better, and they all work for shake & vape.
     
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    Thank you ^_^ i think I'll try the blueberry wild. I don't like floral undertones. I have cherry blossom tea that i got from liquid barn in my 1st DIY kit and i like the cherry taste on the inhale and most of the exhale, but the flower aftertaste makes it unvapable for me.

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    Thank you so much f or that ^_^ I hardly make single flavor mixes so I definitely want something that i can taste the strawberry. I'll try the shisha. Do you know if WizLabs sells it?

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    they don't, but bullcity and ECX do, though they rebottle. For original pkging, you have to buy from a Polish vendor, and i use e-aromashop.com -- best price on INW flavors BY FAR!!!

    The shisha strawberry is the only strawberry I can actually TASTE, instead of just smell.

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    I like the glass bottles WizLabs uses. I was a tad worried when I bought INA from them because I thought they'd come in plastic ones.

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    If you buy the 10ml sizes, the original pkging is in plastic; however the 100ml shisha strawberry bottles are glass. The lil 8ml tester bottles that wizlabs offers are great when you don't know if you'll like a flavor, but they don't sell INW flavors anyway.

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    WizLabs sells Inawera. That's where I got my 8mls from :)

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    Yep, it was FA that they didn't carry, not INW. They're carrying a limited number of FA flavors now, though.
     
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    Apparently WizLabs has branched out quite a bit! :D

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    Yeah, I saw that ^_^ I've added a few to my cart so far

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    INW Shisha Vanilla & INW Biscuit are also "must haves" IMO:D.
     
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    Unfortunately, WizLabs doesn't have the shishas :( but I've got FA fresh cream and MTS vape wizard in my cart at ECX. FA fresh cream was in my cart yesterday at WL but today they were sold out. So I'll pay the extra penny to get it at ECX. That's one I'm seriously looking forward to using in literally every mix

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    Long as you realize Fresh Cream isn't sweet, or anything like Sweet Cream.
    Not even creamy, it should have been called Powdered Milk IMO.
    But many others really like it, so it must be just me, lol.
    Not that it's a bad flavor, but it just isn't sweet & creamy enough for me.
    Even CAP Sweet Cream is better, which doesn't have any bad stuff either.
     
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    I do have FA Vienna cream and FA Catalan cream in my cart as well. I've been mulling over that damn shopping cart since Friday. lol. I've been reading all the reviews on ECX because I don't want to make the same mistake as INW Blueberry. Unfortunately, it makes me a little nervous because it got pretty good reviews and even at 1dp/10ml it tastes very chemical to me. But it could be that I shake and vape nearly everything I make.
     
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    Lol, yup, probably why I've got so many flavors, buy & try.

    I think the FA Vienna is quite sour, almost bitter, but might work good added in with Yogurt for adding the sour part.
    But I actually like both FA Condensed Milk & Yogurt way better.

    Catalan Cream has a spice background & don't think it should even have Cream in the name.
    Certainly doesn't belong in the "Dairy" category IMO.
     
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    Oh wow, really? I'm not a sour fan...really not at all. It's like my love for spicy food...non-existent. lol. I'll eat a sour gummy worm or sour patch kid, like once a year to remind myself that I don't like that pucker feeling. I take that back, I do love my chili I make, with a very light kick.

    Is there another cream you think would be perfect for fruits and such, maybe with a creamsicle taste?
     
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    In all fairness the FA Creams can be doctored up some using FA Marshmallow + FA Coconut + Sweetener.
    Guess I'm too lazy cause I can do it better & easier with just 2%TFA Dairy Milk.

    Before I tried Dairy Milk I was just using TFA Sweet Cream and CAP Sweet Cream.
    Usually mixed with TFA Vanilla Swirl tho.

    Hangsen Cream is quite strong at 0.5% even, pretty good also.
    Another one never mentioned is FE Oak Milk from ECX.
    (I don't quite get what the Oak part is, but I was a bit surprised with how good it is).

    Well, the combination of 4% CAP or TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream + 2% TFA Dairy Milk is creamsicle to me.
    Just add 4% CAP Sweet Tangerine:D.
     
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    I do have TFA Orange Cream. Definitely tastes like orange creamsicle. Yum! I only have about 4ml of TFA DX Sweet Cream left because I was making juice the other day and I accidentally knocked over my mod and dumped half the bottle :(
     
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    Yup TFA Orange Cream is a good one also.

    Knocked over bottles, yep, been there, done that.
    Another reason I only use the plastic bottles with the drip tips now.
    No biggie if they fall over.

    Not so much sour like tartness, maybe closer to rotten milk but not quite, hard to describe it.
    Unpleasant tasting anyway.

    Are you not happy enough with the DX Sweet Cream to re-order, or just wanna try something else?
     
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    I like the 8ml glass bottles because I have this weird obsession with small things lol. I like the sweet cream, i guess I'm just investigating my options

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