Let’s Talk About: Sweeteners (Eliquid Mixing Techniques)

Sweeteners

In this video I speak about two of the most popular sweeteners that mixers use and also talk about another sweetener that's on the up and up. I break down exactly what these ingredients are, how best to use them, and the differences between them. Give this video a quick watch if you want a better understanding of sweeteners. Especially if you want that "commercial juice" flavor that's on the market. 

 

Sucralose:

Sucralose (aka TFA/FW Sweetener, CAP Super Sweet, Sucralose 5 or 10%) is the most popular "enhancer" used by mixers. It's the reason the juices on the shelves have that extremely sweet, sugary, feeling. That "sugar lips" feeling you get form some commercial juices, where it's so sweet that when you lick your lips you can taste the sugar, that's from a high amount of Sucralose. So if you're after that commercial flavor, then you're going to want to pick up some sucralose. The difference kind of sucraloses out there make things a bit confusing. TFA Sweetener is sucralose at 5% with Ethyl Maltol at 5%. Cap Super Sweet is sucralose at a 10% solution. FW Sweetener is just like TFA's. And if you purchase plain sucralose that's already diluted, then it's usually at a 5-10%. In this video I talk about the best way to use sucralose and ways to not use sucralose so make sure to watch it to learn more. 

 

Ethyl Maltol:

Ethyl Maltol (aka EM, or Cotton Candy) is another extremely popular sweetener. This sweetener sweetens from within, meaning it inherently sweetens flavors. If you think of Sucralose as dumping plain white sugar into something, then EM is using sweeter ingredients. It's a great way to make certain flavors within a recipe a touch sweeter, turning them into a more candy like flavor. Best used with non-citrus flavors like Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango. Ethyl Maltol can be purchased in a 10% solution, or as a Cotton Candy flavoring (like TFA/FW Cotton Candy ), or in a powder form where you can dilute them yourself. Just remember if you do, to do so in a 10% solution. Remember TFA sweetener has 5% EM already in it. But if you need a sweetener that is subtle and only affects specific flavorings, then this is your goto. 

 

Erythritol:

This is a newer sweetener that just hit the market. It's a sweetener made from sugar-alcohols that works in the same way as Sucralose. But what makes this ingredient so excellent is that it extremely heat stable meaning it can last at much higher temps than Sucralose. This means that it won't completely ruin your coils as fast as Sucralose does because sucralose has mass losses at a much lower temp, temps that we exceed when we vape. So this makes Erythritol a super effective sweetener for those who use tanks, or don't change wicks often. This can be found at nudenicotine.com or ecigexpress.com and will be sold in a 5% solution. Use exactly as you would sucralose.