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    Quote Originally Posted by smarmy View Post
    Thank you for clearing that up about the creams, and pulling all that information together. The only reason I ordered them from RTS was because they listed them as not have the custard notes (Acetoin) which I wanted to avoid. From now on I'll go directly to the manufacture for this information. I just created a ticket with RTS to see if they can clear this up, and at least change how they are advertising these.

    Now, knowing I want to avoid acetoin, can you recomend a cream, sweet cream, or bavarian that you use which doesn't have the custard notes? I'm looking for the rich creaminess, or sweet cream addition to mixes.

    Again, thanks for all the help.
    'Glad to hear you opened a ticket!

    To us, FA's Vienna Cream + a touch of FA's Fresh Cream fits the bill nicely. The Fresh cream is well-rounded and extremely "full", but is barely sweet. The Vienna Cream 'appromixmately matches' the sweetness of TFA's Sweet Cream. So, depending upon your full/cream : sweetness ratio, 1.25%-1.5% Vienna and .25% - .50% Fresh Cream (or thereabouts). You can't hurt yourselv with either of them.

    All of FA's e-cig line are diacetyl/similar free...but not all of their Kitchen Magic line is. Again, go to the Flavourart site to gather data, and then check it against what the vendors are selling (because many vendors sell from both FA lines).

    Some report that FA's Custard has a touch of lemon; others don't taste it (we've never tried that one). It's got great reviews and is free from the bad boys.

    Other than TFA and FA, we've found no other vendors that are willing to back up their claims with proof of their claims. There are few that will "tell us" which flavors do/do not have them (and even at what percentages). But if you learn how to recognize the diacetyl/similar flavors (by mixing them with actual whipped cream and taste-testing them - see Flavorists Corner at TFA), you'll quickly become a skeptic regarding typical "vendor claims". (These flavors are VERY obvious once you know what they taste/smell like).

    Other 'non-afflicted' flavors that add creaminess & sweetness (in various ways), that you can use in small percentages:

    Cheesecake TFA
    Marshmallow TFA (FA's Marshmallow is more like a european marshmallow/meringue; it's not gooey sweet/thick like American marshmallows)
    Whipped Cream TFA (not FA)
    Caramel Flavor TFA (not Caramel Candy or Caramel Original)
    Irish Cream (FA)
    Vanilla Swirl (TFA) spot-on "dairy queen soft serve"
    French Vanilla (TFA) you already know/have
    etc.,etc., you get the idea.

    You're more than welcome! Happy mixing
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    Perfect! I'm going for the FA Vienna Cream,.... and the FA Custard,... and yes I now have to get RUM! The wife and I enjoyed a lot of Rum Cream when in Jamaica, got to try and make it, brings back the memories!

    Thanks for all the fantastic help!

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    Oops, we almost forgot this thread - you'll definitely want to check it out! Pure Vapes has 3ml FlavourArt flavorings

    Be SURE to check out the great recipes & descriptions by HeadInClouds! We got quite a bit of experience with FA, but nothing like HeadInClouds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by we2rcool View Post
    Some report that FA's Custard has a touch of lemon; others don't taste it (we've never tried that one). It's got great reviews and is free from the bad boys.
    The Custard is a sharper flavor than Vienna Cream. If you think 'lemon', you'll taste it, power of suggestion I think.

    smarmy, if you get the Jamaican Rum, you might also want Cola. FA does it perfectly. Oh, and if you like cherry Coke, get Black Cherry, too. I'll stop now.

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    Pertect! Next project, Jamaican Rum Cream, and Rum and Coke. I have a never ending flavor shopping list. This has turned into way more of a hobby/obsession than just about quitting smoking! Starting to get a hang of this forum, went back looking around, and looks like 3-5% FA Jamaican Rum would be a place to start, with the Vienna Cream at 3%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarmy View Post
    looks like 3-5% FA Jamaican Rum would be a place to start, with the Vienna Cream at 3%?
    I'd recommend just trying 2% or less first. It's easy to add more flavoring if you like, but you can use a lot of nic base trying to dilute one mixed too strong. Jamaican Rum at 5% would knock me flat, but then I don't drink plain rum either.

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    Got it, thanks for the advice. Will Start with 3% FA Jamaican Rum, and 1% FA Vienna Cream, and go from there. Also, I saw your posts on some recipies with Black Honey tabac, and rum. Next on my list when my order comes in

    Thanks to all, and have a great day

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    Quote Originally Posted by we2rcool View Post
    Other 'non-afflicted' flavors that add creaminess & sweetness (in various ways), that you can use in small percentages:

    Cheesecake TFA
    Marshmallow TFA (FA's Marshmallow is more like a european marshmallow/meringue; it's not gooey sweet/thick like American marshmallows)
    Whipped Cream TFA (not FA)
    Caramel Flavor TFA (not Caramel Candy or Caramel Original)
    Irish Cream (FA)
    Vanilla Swirl (TFA) spot-on "dairy queen soft serve"
    French Vanilla (TFA) you already know/have
    etc.,etc., you get the idea.

    You're more than welcome! Happy mixing
    FYI according to the component lists on the TFA page here, Cheesecake and Marshmallow do have the "custard note(s)", even though their flavor descriptions don't mention them.
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    FYI- FA Custard definitely is a lime custard. Years ago when they changed the custard from vanilla, they started using lime. It is there. No imagination needed

    If you are looking for a Vanilla Custard, you will not find it with the FA Custard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salemgold View Post
    FYI- FA Custard definitely is a lime custard. Years ago when they changed the custard from vanilla, they started using lime. It is there. No imagination needed

    If you are looking for a Vanilla Custard, you will not find it with the FA Custard.
    From the FA site: >>>NEW February 2010. Delicate, vanilla and lemon blends perfectly.<<<

    'Must need that imagination to get the lime

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