Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 15 wrap 26g 3mm Nifethal 70 coils @.18 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.
Testing: CAP Cool Mint @ 4%, 60/40 VG/PG, Steeped 13 days.
Flavor Description: Mentholated vanilla on the inhale. Moderately dense. Sweetness builds through inhale into exhale. Lightly mentholated exhale, with a peppermint candy flavor. Artificial sweetener notes show up halfway through the exhale and linger after the finish.
Sort of generic mint flavor with almost no sharp edges. Creamy non-dairy light vanilla volume to it. Close to, but not quite, a peppermint, but definitely not a spearmint. No realistic mint herb notes or chemical harshness. Moderately to lightly mentholated. Sweet, but that sweetness tastes a bit artificial. That sucralose note is going to be covered up pretty quickly, especially in sweeter recipes.
Off-flavors: Aggressive sweetness. Lingering aspartame/sucralose slightly bitter note on the exhale.
Throat Hit: 0/10. Flavor is extremely smooth.
Uses: Mint candies and ice creams. Lots of use in shamrock shakes Alternative for Koolada in brighter fruit mixes where the sucralose taste isn't going to stick out.
Pairings: Milk chocolates, Vanilla, Your VBIC of choice, Watermelon, Strawberry. Creams, thick or light.
Notes: Good mint to use with creams and chocolates if you want to replicate a bland commercial-type mint. Really smooth, linear strength up to around 10%. Creamy vanilla notes will blend well in these applications. The Creme de Menthe's (FLV and FW) are pretty highly regarded with these kind of flavor profiles, so I'd definitely take a look at those first.
Those sucralose-ish notes mess with top notes on most fruit and seem to make dark fruits a bit weird. I'd keep it to brighter non-perfumey fruits and take it pretty easy there. Probably under 1% for just a hint of cooling menthol.
Shoutout to Lynn on ECX all the way back in 2012. This is a white tic tac. Fake sugar notes and all. Spot on.