January 19, 2019 at 6:17 am #4908
Slide into your finest edible underwear, I want to get sexy for February.
Consider the Necco Sweetheart (TM).
It is bad.
99% of the populace would rather eat any other commercially available candy product, but they somehow still sell well enough to occupy endcaps for at least a month out of every year.
That’s modern life though, right? Capitalism dictates the exploitation of every facet of the human experience.
Bemoaning the vicious banalities of Valentine’s Day is easy. It’s a dumb holiday invented to sell people sugar and useless shit in the middle of February. The Necco Sweetheart (TM) traffics in this very commodification of “love.” It reduces the deepest thing any human being can feel to compressed chalk and sugar and deepens the insult with a faint, terse, and impersonal expression of affection.
Oddly enough, the idea that “love” remains a vital enough emotion to exploit is reassuring to me. We still don’t have “Aspiring to Middle Management Day” or “Just Sick Enough to Justify A Sick Day but Not Too Sick to Enjoy Napping While Watching Daytime TV Day.” Love retains at least some of its power.
It is vulgar and also still bad, but the Necco Sweetheart (TM) means something. I will mourn them.
In a continued celebration of love, Mixer’s Club is bringing back Duets Month for February.
Whereas a Remix Month is about fixing and changing things, Duets Month celebrates the glistening union of recipes. The basic idea is to mash the business ends of two beautiful recipes together until something even better comes out. Easy enough, right? Take the best parts of both and spread some genetic material around.
As always, themes are optional. Feel free to go stag. Don’t let us pressure you.
Submissions are due to our state-of-the-art Texas distribution center by the 15th of February. You probably want to get them in the mail by the 9th.
February 15, 2019 at 7:17 pm #4920
Posting for Kitus:
Granny King’s White Death
VG & PG from LB.
% Vendor Flavor
1 (DIYFS) Expert Pretzel
1 (INW) Peanuts
1.5 (TPA) Crunchy Cereal
0.75 (FLV) White Chocolate
0.1 (FLV) Beer Nuts
This one…been chasing this a while. Friend was telling me about this dessert his gran used to make. Pretzels, Peanuts, Captain Crunch, and just smothered in white chocolate. He’d been going through a rough patch, so I wanted to help him have that taste again.
Then he fucked up and told me she called it White Death.
This is SUCH a vape juice name
and then I remembered his last name.
Hence: Granny King’s White Death
Tell me that name doesn’t belong in a vape shop.
The beer nuts is to add a little extra authenticity to the peanuts as well as salt for the pretzel.
went low as hell with everything so as to not end up with salty corn chips. bout the only things i can think of is “needs more cereal, and a touch more white chocolate” but i ain’t sure.
February 15, 2019 at 11:42 pm #4921
FLV Vanilla Pudding 2.5%
FLV Smoked Butterscotch 1.5%
HS Ice Cream 0.5%
INW Coconut 0.3%
Menu Description: Rich butterscotch pudding with smoke
This is more of an “inspired by” recipe than a duet, except I’m not sure what recipe actually kicked off this pudding. I’ll pick Alfred’s Pudding https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/118826 because it has the FLV Pudding and coconut combo. I thought it was hashslingingslashur, but I only see a coconut milk recipe on his ATF page.
I was goofing around with FLV Vanilla Pudding (it’s pretty fun to use as a base and add random stuff), and remembered reading that coconut might work with it. INW Coconut kind of sucks, as it’s pretty hardcore and raw tasting. I tried it anyway (YOLO) and I actually liked it. The fattiness of the coconut really gave the pudding some depth. I don’t even notice the coconut that much. I always thought FLV Pudding needed some help.
Through my experimentation, I also realized that HS Ice Cream is merely a complimentary flavor, as I find it strong and one-dimensional. It reminds me of melted chocolate ice cream. In this mix I don’t pick out that flavor- I think it just adds more depth to the vanilla pudding taste. I think this is the only HS flavor I have.
I didn’t want to make a 3 flavor recipe and needed something fun to add. FLV Smoked Butterscotch sounded like an interesting flavor to try in here. It indeed tasted pretty good, and I couldn’t think of anything else the recipe really needed. The butterscotch transformed everything into a one-of-a-kind butterscotch pudding, for better or for worse. I sometimes get a smoky taste and have to remind myself that I didn’t just burn my cotton. It tastes better than burnt cotton, though. It has a desserty butterscotch taste, but not as luscious as FW’s Butterscotch flavors (I think I’ve tried FW Butterscotch “natural” and FW Butterscotch Ripple).
February 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm #4923
Sacrilege – (Amped Cardinal Brigade)
8% (DFS) Holy RY4 x2
0.75% (FLV) Red Burley
0.25% (FLV) Kentucky Blend
2.5 (INW) Black for Pipe
2% (INW) TA Cuban Cigar
1% (INW) DNB
1% (INW) Am4A
Description: The peanut butter and jelly of tobaccos.
Sooooo… I was interested in blending two tobaccos. My idea mainly was to take the best parts of my favorite recipes and to swap out parts and see if I could get them to work off each other to make the best of both worlds type robust/sweet mixes. I tried mixing Gold with Cardinal and it was way too sweet which made me think that I needed to go more extreme than that. And it also made me realize I should keep it simple so I started the Cardinal Brigade by simply swapping the burley and KY blend for the BFP and Cuban blend. I was hoping for an amped up cardinal with real tobacco not ‘just enough’. What came out of that was that each blend was perfect in their own right. So I kept at it trying different combos like leaving out just DNB, etc etc. until I realized that this was only going to work as a mix of the two blends. Now, it being INW tobaccos and having only a month I knew I would have to get started early. So, one side bottle I had steeping I added 1.5% Am4a thinking it might bridge the gap that was still apparent between the two in all the mixes. There was something too relentlessly bold about Brigade and something stubbornly enjoyable only as a sweet in Cardinal. So I decided to submit this one with the hopes that it will all settle out in the end. The submission was the 1.5% sample that was mixed with another pure cardinal brigade blend w/o the Am4a to get it to the 1% mark. I’m hoping I did the math right because I felt the 1.5 was just a hair too much despite adding the sweeter middle of the road pipe to the blend. Regardless, I really enjoyed messing with these two and learned quite a bit about how to keep tobaccos simple, what makes a complex tobacco mix somehow work, and that we still just like what we like. I simply hope that you enjoy vaping this as the experiment you never would have tried on your own because you know better.
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February 19, 2019 at 3:45 pm #4925
Indulgence Cola Cake
This one hasn’t spent any time being developed at all, so I can’t claim to have made it sing a perfect duet. I just stuffed two of AlfredPudding’s two recipes in the same bottle, 007 Cola and Indulgence [a chocolate cake], to see whether they might make a chocolate coke cake. Join me in seeing what happens, and don’t blame AlfredPudding if it’s an abomination. I’m expecting a muddled mess but you never know, keep drillin until you strike oil.
2.5% WF Angel Food Cake
0.4% FW Blood Orange
0.4% FA Vanilla Bourbon
2% VT Chocolate Mousse
0.25% FLV Coconut
1.5% OoO Corn Bread
3.5% VT Fizzy Sherbet
4% LB Lava Cake
0.07% FLV Rich Cinnamon
0.5% CAP Super Sweet
0.5% WS-23 (30% Dilution)
1% JF Yellow Cake
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