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Will McCormick 'extracts' work as e-juice flavor?

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  1. Clinton

    Clinton Super Member ECF Veteran

    I heard on this forum someone picked up a bunch of Lor-ann flavorings that can be used in e-juice at Wal-Mart for like 99 cents each. My local Wal-Mart is one of the smaller ones, so unfortunately they didn't have them. But I did find 1oz bottles of McCormick 'Imitation extract' food flavorings. I got coconut, mint, almond, cherry, and something else... anyway 2 questions:

    Can I use this stuff in my e-juice, and
    How much should I use for say.. a 30ml bottle?

    The box has a recipe on the back, it says it takes 4 tsp. to flavor a 13x9 cake, if that helps determine the strength of this stuff, I dunno. I only bought it cause I was really bummed they didn't have the other stuff, and I am dying for some DIY action! Responses as always are greatly appreciated, thank you in advance! :)
  2. lawnman3

    lawnman3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    largo fl
    extracts i would say no.. flavorings yes.. extracts have other stuff that may clog up your attys i would try maybee a little mix like 3 mils and try it in a old atty and give yourself a day or so to find out ... just my thoughts ... there might be other people that will comment there thoughts on this question..

  3. Ed W

    Ed W Senior Member ECF Veteran

    My wife is currently experimenting with McCormick don't have results yet but I know she will post when she is finished
  4. sanfordf

    sanfordf Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Most of the e-juice flavorings are very concentrated, unlike the somewhat concentrated McCormick flavorings. Here's some links to my favorite flavoring vendors.

    flavored shake, water flavor drops, flavor water, fruit drops, Flavored water, coffee flavors, bottled drinking water - Testimonials,e-liquid,e-juice

    Perfumers Apprentice - Professional DIY Flavors

    Also here's a link to a juice calculator: eJuice Recipe Calculator

    Good luck!
  5. FantWriter

    FantWriter Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2010
    I wouldn't totally give up on your local Wal-Mart yet. The one near me usually doesn't carry them, but they do stock them this time of year because of their use in making holiday cookies. They aren't shelved with the usual spices/flavorings -- they're with the 92,847 varities of sprinkles and other holiday-only cooking/baking things.

    Oh, and you might want to check immediately after Christmas -- last year, I found a wide selection of 1 dram bottles discounted to 50 cents. I didn't really have a use for them (don't do much baking), but I couldn't pass up the deal.
  6. DonG

    DonG Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    Jville, AL
    I've tried a couple of them (mint and Cinamon) with decent but not great results......really not concentrated enough. Watch the ingredients, the ones I tried listed either alcohol or propelene glycol (pg) both of which are commonly used in e-lioquid (one base and one thinner) as the base liquids and absolutely minimal additional ingredients. A few I looked at had a rather long list of ingredients many of which I did not recognize and so I opted not to try using them.
  7. Clinton

    Clinton Super Member ECF Veteran

    Well the ingredients say : water, alcohol(21%), propylene glycol, and artificial flavors.

    Sounds like I wasted a little money but that's what happens when you don't look before you leap... :(
    Oh well, my wife can use them in something I'm sure... guess I'll just have to order some from lorann oils.. it's cool I don't even have a mixing kit yet anyway.

    Thanks everybody. Happy holidays.

    Edit-> And I looked all over that Wal-Mart, and asked a few employees, there was a different section with some baking stuff, but they had the same McCormick flavorings there. They said I could order from the site, it would be shipped to the store, no shipping fees, yada-yada, but when I went to the site ( I could not find lorann or any other brand of flavoring oils there...)
  8. BigJohnJ

    BigJohnJ Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2010
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I tried two of the McCormick flavors, Orange and Anise . Only mixed 1 ml of each using only VG and the results were not real good.
    I had heard that McCormick was weak on flavors so I tried half and half. The orange was not too bad. could use it in a pinch but the anise was not good at all........Way too strong for me. so I took 1 ml of VG and just added 4 drops of the anise and then it was not too bad. I would not want to vape this all the time but would work if I ran out of good ole Wyatt Earp.
  9. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
  10. Calypso

    Calypso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2010
    Other places you may wish to look for flavors are shops that sell baking and candy making supplies or possible Hobby Lobby. I found a great supply of Lor-Ann at one of these shops. I have been told to stay away from flavors that contain oils. Just to confuse things a bit further some lables read XXXX oil but do not contain oil if you read the ingredient list and are ok to use.
  11. gotsteam?

    gotsteam? Full Member Verified Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Alta Loma, SoCAL
    What is wrong with oil, like orange oil from McCormicks?
  12. player30

    player30 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2010
    Birmingham AL
    The oils can actually burn your lung tissue.
  13. gotsteam?

    gotsteam? Full Member Verified Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Alta Loma, SoCAL
    Not good, thanks, I'm pitching the orange extract I bought. I'm glad I only vaped up a couple mg.
    I have to say that the taste was pretty good, a bit on the strong side with a good deal of TH.
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