R24.50 Incl. VAT
This 10ml bottle of Loco Flavours Maple concentrated flavour is water soluble and contains natural & artificial flavours suspended in propylene glycol.
richjohn – November 16, 2016
Mixed at 3% in 60:40 VG/PG base with no nic
Tested in Velocity and Recoil clone drippers, dual Ni80 coils at 0.35-0.4Ω and at 30, 40, 45, and 50W
Notes: I plumped for Maple simply because it’s not a flavour profile that one sees often. The go-to in vaping DIY is Flavour Art’s Maple Syrup as favoured by HIC in bakery, dessert, drink and candy recipes. So, perhaps understandably, I assumed that Loco’s offering would also be a maple syrup. However, the name is accurate. This is plain maple, not syrup. That is not to say it’s not sweet, maple is naturally sweet – but this is not cloying syrupy sweetness. Instead, the inhale provides a lip-smacking sweetness, which is then subdued under the medium-dark dense and woody maple on the exhale. I won’t venture an opinion on the authenticity of the flavour as I doubt I’ve ever tasted true maple. What is marketed to us as “Maple Syrup” is usually just corn syrup with maple flavouring added. For what it’s worth, this flavour seems true to artificial maple flavourings. For a non-maple maven like me, it is an altogether pleasing flavour. Even as a standalone, it has novelty value. However that will not persist. Instead, maple is meant to be used as an accent and this flavour should serve well in that regard. It is not sweet enough to pass as syrup drizzled over pancakes or waffles, so will need to be boosted by some other source of sweetness. In tobaccos it should be more workable than maple syrup because it’s not as sweet.
Recommended percentage: In the unlikely event that vaping a sweet tree trunk is your thang, 3% is fine for standalone. In its customary role as an accent flavour, 1-1.5% should hit the spot. Whichever role you use it in, balancing the sweetness will be key to getting the best from it.
Recommend to a friend: Absolutely but with the caveat that it’s a niche flavour. If maple doesn’t interest you as a flavour profile, pass this one by. But if you fancy a bit of maple in your juice, this provides something different from the FA staple.
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