Real Flavors VG Based Strawberry Flavor
Flavor Testing Video Notes
A ripe sweet tasting fruit that goes well with many different fruit blends.
For VG based, 8% – 12%
PDO Based, 8% – 12%
Super Concentrate, 1% – 2.5%
Real Flavors Strawberry in VG base is not a fresh ripe strawberry, it is far more ripe strawberries in a sugar syrup. Sweet, but not coating your mouth sweet, jammy, aldehydic, with mildly bright floral top notes you’d expect in a strawberry. This is very straight syrupy strawberry.
I have only tried the VG based version of this flavor, so I cannot give recommendations on the other types of bases until I try them, however from what I understand the PDO based version is very similar in strength as the VG.
For VG based, I used 10% as a stand alone flavor and found that was probably my top end percentage for this flavor as a stand alone.
In a recipe I would consider using it between 6% with other strawberry flavors, or up to 12% if pairing it with creamy or bakery notes where you want this strawberry profile to be a main profile.
Simple Recipe -- Strawberry Cheesecake
|8%||OSDIYS Lucky Shot|
|9%||RF Strawberry VG|
A simple recipe but it works well. Lucky shot being a cheesecake with graham cracker crust style blended flavoring paired with the syrup sweet strawberry of the RF Vg strawberry makes for a strawberry topped cheesecake.
Steep this for 4 weeks minimum, 8 weeks optimal.
Optional: Add in 5% Erythritol if you want it even sweeter (VG based Erythritol won’t add to your pg base of this recipe.)
FLV Sweetness 0.75% (this is the sweetener I highly recommend!!)
TFA Sweetener 2%
CAP Super Sweet 0.5%