This is a recipe that I basically stumbled across. I just had some Unicorn by Naked a few weeks ago. I remember thinking to myself “why do all these companies use CAP Strawberries and Cream in their Strawberry and Creams?”. Then I thought “actually, I never made a recipe with that flavoring”. So with Naked being the single most popular open-system e-liquid company on the globe, I figured it was a good idea to put out a clone for this recipe. And here we are. This is literally version 1, and I expect maybe one or two more revisions down the line. That said, I already think my remix is superior to Naked’s, mainly because mine is a bit less cloyingly sweet, and a bit more balanced. But I’m interested in what your thoughts are on this recipe. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please leave them down below.
|CAP||Strawberry & Cream||6%|
|CAP||Vanilla Bean Ice Cream||3%|
|CAP||New York Cheesecake||2%|
CAP Strawberry & Cream: This flavoring is the main profile in this recipe. You can taste it in so many of the “new” strawberries and creams. Think about old Cuttwood, and how delicious it was. The new version, well it’s not that good, and it’s mainly because they use this flavoring as the main profile. Which is why it tastes similar to Naked’s Unicorn. I think these companies might be using this flavoring too high, where it becomes too artificial and too punchy. In this recipe, 6% gives you that full, more robust strawberry flavor, as well as that odd cream note to follow.
CAP Sweet Strawberry: Next, I wanted to add a bit more sweetness to the strawberry. CAP Sweet Strawberry is the obvious choice. It lifts the strawberry from the Strawberry and cream (which oddly enough, I think is a different strawberry flavor), and helps add more juiciness to the profile. I’m not using much though. Mainly just to brighten things up a bit.
CAP Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: This is the rest of the cream. I’m using CAP’s version here because it’s the lightest. If you taste the original’s, you’ll find that there’s not much of an emphasis on the cream parts. It’s there, it’s present, but it’s barely hanging out. So CAP’s VBIC is the choice to add that touch of “milk” on the end. Again, I’m keeping low to not disrupt the important CAP S&C flavor.
CAP New York Cheesecake: Finally, this is where I take some creative liberties. I personally like my Strawberry and Creams with a velvety exhale and mouthfeel. CAP New York Cheesecake is one of the best flavorings to offer this. I don’t think it’s in the original, because the original is much more sharp, where this version is balanced a bit more. So feel free to leave it out. But you’ll be missing out if you do. It just adds a touch of depth, that isn’t otherwise there.
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