Vanilla Bean Gelato (Essens)
This is a rich vanilla flavor that has no Acetoin, Acetyl Propionyl, or of course, Diacetyl. Instead it uses a lesser known custard note called Butyric Acid.
This is the ingredient that other flavor companies are now using to replace Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl for flavors like Vanilla Custard, and we were asked to create similar substitutions. We want to adress that Butyric Acid can also be a source of irritation to the lungs. It is still a custard note, but usually is only used in traces, as too much of it can give an unpleasant note to a flavor. Butyric Acid is found in milk, butter, and cheeses. In fact, Butyric Acid occurs at about 2.9% in butter. Butyric Acid is a healthy addition to foods, and a good article about this can be found here.
Water soluble. Ingredients: Natural and Artificial Flavors, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Alcohol
Check out the tab "DIY?" above for a brief review of DIY e-juice.
This flavor essence is purchased in larger volume and is rebottled with our own label, approved by TFA.
TFA (The Flavor Apprentice) is referred to in some DIY recipes as TPA (The Perfumers Apprentice). TFA / TPA is different parts of the same company, and regardless of title they always refer to the same flavor essence. Read more below.
The Perfumers Apprentice (TPA) started in 2004 as a small shop in Santa Cruz, California, USA. It was a place where people could learn about perfumes and chemistry through workshops and classes, and experiment with a myriad of fragrances. From the cozy early days the TPA has grown organically and rapidly to a informative and trusted online source with a wide range of aromatic liquids and have also starte another company: The Flavor Apprentice (TFA). It is under TFA all wonderful flavor essences have been developed that are now used by vapers worldwide.