What the heck is this, I soo want to love, Vanilla Beans! <3
Smell test: yes vanilla beans. Smoky, woody, check! So excited!
Before I jump in too deep, I had a few people reach out to me and ask me what’s wrong with this flavor. What? Yes. from .5-3% I have had a few that just can not taste this as a stand alone. So now, let’s jump!
At 3 drops .06 grams in 10ml, I can get the jist of this one. It comes in almost like a cloudy mist, with a hint of smoky taste.. yes I can get that from this level which is only .6%, and most probably will not notice it here. Bump it up to 6 drops .12 grams or 1.2% and then you should start tasting the smoky goodness of the beans. (Vanillin is different as you do not get the smoky, you will get pure vanilla taste, in fact this is where that vanilla love resides and why you need both the beans and the vanillin to make your vanilla juices just pop!) At 10 drops, it is an in your face. The reason most have issues tasting this is due to it being an additive and you might want to think on trying either fruits or creams with this one. Aim for say blueberry at 9 drops .18 grams and Cream at 6 drops .12 grams and then you can tell exactly what this can do for your juices.
Vanilla beans not only go well for creams, but nuts fruits and tobaccos, so play around with it. I really hope this helps out in the community and please don’t shoot me for saying this works better keeping it low.
Side note: Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive.