Flavor Notes by /u/DixxleRoo
SA Italian Bergamot:
Like bergamot, lavender plus arugula. Very thin.
Full flavoured at 0.5%.
Bitter sweet, fragrant, floral, a nice little green bitter edge, slightly spicy, orange rind note. Accurate bergamot.
Very similar to FA, but weaker, bit sweeter, not quite as floral or spicy, a bit more of an orange and lemon note, smoother.
FA Hypnotic Mist:
Pretty good. Reminiscent of Triple Sec or Grand Marinier. Has the same orange notes with some bitterness and sweetness. Use around 1-2%.
HS Green Orange:
Not good. Bitter, slightly perfumey. No top notes, just a thin base of bitter and perfumey orange.
HC Green Orange:
Like eating a sweet, juicy orange in a plastics factory. Not just a slight plastic off note. More plastic than orange.
Some depth and earthiness. Lemon note. Deeper base notes and bright top notes. Very bold. Not very juicy. Orange Cool-Aid with real tangerine and lemon juice.
CAP Sweet Tangerine:
Very artificial tangerine flavour. Bright, sweet, syrupy. May be harsh to some even when used very low. I
Use around 2%.
Like half tangerine and half orange. A bit sweeter, softer and more mellow than CAP or FLV.
Use around 2-3%.
Very top heavy. Natural tangerine. Slightly waxy. Heavy, accurate zest, harsh, fades quite quickly. Nails a realistic tangerine in the top note. Needs help filling in the base.
Use around 3-4% if going to steep. If SNV around 1%.
SA Brazillian Blood Orange:
Not blood orange. Tangerine zest- very zesty. Tart, a little lemony, very bright. Lacks depth of a blood orange. Pretty good tangerine zest though.
TFA Blood Orange:
Blood orange flavoured chewable vitamin C tablets. But with a little earthy depth in the middle and lingering on the end. Chalky, powdery, candy body.
FA Blood Orange:
Has nice blood orange flavour. Not very juicy, a little dry. But full bodied. Bright but also has depth. Body like flesh of a fruit.
FW Blood Orange:
Not very juicy, but not dry. Top heavy. Sweet, zesty with good orange flavour. Some dark, earthy notes that makes it a blood orange.
Use between 1-3%.
FLV Blood Orange:
A true, accurate blood orange. Good earthy depth, even tastes red.
Gets rindy over 2%. Use around 1-1.5%.
TFA Orange Manderine:
Harsh, lemony, floral, kind of dry, no real body. Just orange zest with some lemon notes. Really thin base.
The powder used to make Tang. Very artificial, dry, chalky, a bit thin. Useful for orange pixie stick recipe?
Has a good flavour. But waxy and also oddly warm.
Like canned mandarine, but not as syrupy. Deeper than FA. A little thin. But pretty tasty. Smooth, no throat hit.
Use around 2-3%
TFA Orange Cream Bar:
Little bitter, medicine-y. Very bright, smooth after a steep, nice vanilla note. Version
TFA Orange Cream:
Needs 1-2 weeks steep. As SNV harsh, orange is vitamin-y, cream is very light. After 2 weeks very bold and smooth orange, a bit artificial. Doesn’t fade. Cream really thickens up.
CAP Orange Creamsicle:
Orange dull, slightly bitter and medicinal. Really good vanilla cream note. Not nearly enough orange. Orange a little throaty.
Tested at 4%
FW Orange Dream Bar:
Good balance of cream to orange. The cream doesn’t have much vanilla. Separation between orange and cream. The orange a little too natural for creamsicle.
NF (Natures Flavors) Passion Orange Mango:
Acidic tropical soap.
LB Orange Banana:
Good if steeped for 1-4 weeks (depending on sensitivity to throat hit). As SNV incredibly harsh. Still full flavoured after a month. Banana pretty good, but slightly candied. Orange is really good.
Use up to 8%.
TFA Passion Orange Guava:
Guava is good, sweet, syrupy and artificial. Passion fruit is a bit bitter, floral, harsh. Floral bitterness lingers on the end. Orange isn’t very good, kind of candied. Creamy vanilla off note.
Use at 5-6% as single flavour.
CAP Orange Mango with Stevia:
CAP Sweet Mango with orange cool-aid. Funky, sweet, over ripe Mango, with orange cool-aid. The stevia is noticable, different sweetness with earthy, bitter edge that lingers.
Tested at 5%
VT Blood Orange Champagne:
Champagne element is great. Very boozy and effervescent. Orange has deepness of a blood orange, but tastes a bit artificial.
Works well as solo flavour at 7-8%. However, plenty of flavour at 2%.
FLV Morning Mimosa:
Champagne has a bit of a funky edge. Nice naval orange flavour. Not bold enough for use as a solo flavour. Works well paired with VT Blood Orange Champagne.
Gets astringent above 2%
Flavor Monks Monks in Love:
Orange and strawberry flavour. Soft, not very flavourful- even at 7%. Strawberry is really natural, not particularly sweet. Orange also very natural.
WF Lemon Orange Rice Candy:
Sweet, sticky, hard candy texture. Pretty accurate to the candies. Lemon has slight pledge note at 2-3%. More Fruit Loops than full cleaning product.
CAP Tangy Orange:
More acidic than tangy. Like orange chewable vitamins or an orange TicTac. Has a vanilla marshmallow note. Can be hard to work with so use low and let it sit about a week calm down.
VT Orange Juice:
Not at all accurate to orange juice. It’s not that sweet, has a banana off note and some people pick up a deep funkiness. It is however, smooth, dense and saturated.L
Tested at 2% and 4%.
OOO Orange Juice:
May be soapy? Tastes like orange juice with some artificial orange flavour added.
WF Orange Juice:
Closest to accurate OJ. Nice texture, pretty juicy. Contains a lot of sucralose. Too soft when used lower and too sweet when used higher. No sweet spot. Could be fixed with another orange.
5-6% as full flavoured as it will get, without being too sweet.
CAP Juicy Orange:
Not very juicy. Waxy and very harsh too some. Very sweet and artificial. As a SNV it’s pretty thin. After steep it thickens and fills out.
FLV Orange Citrus:
Like natural fruit flavour mixed into a waxy candy. Very waxy, making it difficult to work with. Very bold. Tastes kind of cooked. Can be used low to add body to other citrus’.
Use low- 0.5%, to avoid waxiness.
Naval orange flavour. A little artificial, orange soda-ish. Versatile but dull. Not juicy, but not dry.
Use around 1-2%
Candied orange peel at 0.25%. Above that it gets more rindy and bitter, less sweet, musky, floral. Like a worse version of INW Shisha Orange.
INW Shisha Orange:
Thick, tangy, syrupy. Nice depth. Almost spicy, making it great for cocktail mixes.
Use below 0.5% if using in a SNV recipe. It fades so if not using as SNV use around 0.75- 1% and let steep for a week.
SC Orange (Perhaps the same as FE Sweet Orange?):
Similar to INW Shisha Orange, just not as deep. It’s thick, juicy, sweet, bold.
Tested at 1%.
FE Sweet Orange (Perhaps the same as SC Orange?):
3-4% canned manderine with syrup, very juicy. Touch of peel, but minimal. Body very sweet but still pretty bright. Thin syrupiness, smooth for citrus. Can get buried in a mix.
Use between 3-4%. Waxy above 4%.
NF (Nature’s Flavors) Organic Orange:
Not a lot of flavour at 3%. 6% a bit like orange marmalade, but not as sweet. Has bitter sweet, cooked peel notes.
FW Orange Natural:
Pretty acidic. Not juicy or sweet enough for realistic orange. But also not candy. Thin, bitter. Even at 6% it lacks flavour.
FW Ecto Cooler:
Half real orange, half orange cool-aid. Bit top heavy, not a lot of body. Naval orange base with powdery, Tang top notes. Not bad for an orange-aid. Not very strong, gets harsh quickly.
4-6% full flavoured, but have to cover harshness.
Flavor Monks Orange:
Realistic, plain, naval orange juice flavour. 3% fairly soft. Lacks punchiness, bit lacklustre. Not very juicy. Useful as background orange. Some thicker body. 6% floral and perfumey.
FA Royal Orange:
Bit waxy. Not juicy. Pretty smooth. Some bright, tart, zesty notes. Could add some realism to another orange. But have to work around waxiness.
Use around 2-3%
VT Orange Tang:
Very accurate to orange Tang. Aggressively fake orange/ tangerine flavour, very sweet.
VT Orange Marmalade:
Very accurate to orange marmalade. Some jammy body. Really nice candied orange peel notes.