TFA Caramel Original

DIY e-liquid caramel flavours

This particular flavour is probably the most commonly used caramels and one of TFA’s biggest selling flavours. As decedent as this is, it’s not always the wisest choice for a given mix. It’s fairly overpowering, making it difficult to mask if one is looking for a lighter or more nuanced profile.

TFA Caramel Original Testing

  • Steeped for 2 weeks
  • Mixed at 6%
  • Recommended percentages-
  • Solo Vape-3-6%
  • Mixed-0.5-3%

Safety Data Sheets – (SDS-MSDS)
Component List

Contains Acetoin: <0.5%
Acetylpropionyl: <1%
Diacetyl: 5.2 (ppm)  
Also contains corn syrup and food colouring


Mix up some caramel and blend in a little extra sugar.  Now add some corn syrup, ethyl alcohol, half a tub of butter, a dash or more of rich cream, some vanilla, marshmallow, maltol and molasses compounds, and you’re getting close.

Flavour Notes -Description

A very rich, heavy and buttery-creamy caramel that has distinct brown sugar and maple notes, with traces of cream, vanilla, alcohol, and did I mention a full tub of butter?  There’s a lot of body-weight here, and although the richness of this concentrate may suit and seem appealing, it can be a tad too heavy and overbearing. Particularly at higher percentages, and or with few additional flavours.

My Uses & Pairings

  • Occasionally, as a sweetener and or additive- subtle layer for certain tobaccos, coffees and fusions.
  • Ice Creams and creams

I only use this rarely and mainly as an additive, so in small percentages, and  hardly ever over 0.5 to 1%. I would rather create compatible caramel or butterscotch richness with alternate flavours. 

See our post on Caramel Flavours

What other mixers say

Taste is generally subjective, so here’s what some other DIYers think about this flavour – 
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e-liquid recipes
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Mixers around the world -


Some common pairings used with this caramel are –

  • Vanillas
  • Creams
  • Ice cream
  • Bavarian Cream
  • Custards
  • Marshmallows
  • Acetyl Pyrazine

Average mixing percentages are –

  • Solo Vape:  6%
  • Mixed Percentage: 2%

Availability in Australia –

Juice Factory
Flavour World (Sydney Vapour)
Wick and Wire
The Steamery

Our Flavour Category Section

An in depth look at various flavours such as dairy, bakery, fruits, tobaccos and beverage. We cover flavour profiles, uses, pairing ideas, tips, resources and more.

How I Test Flavour Concentrates

Flavours are mixed in a 50-50 blend of PG & VG. Zero nicotine and generally steeped for 2 weeks. Three vape devices are used including an RDA.

Testing flavours with e-cig
RDA for testing flavours
RDA for testing flavours

How I Test Flavours

Flavours are mixed in a 50-50 blend of PG & VG. Zero nicotine and generally steeped for 2 weeks. Three vape devices are used including an RDA.

Charles Yates

Ex-smoker and current vaper. Started The Vapers Table in 2011. Interests are - Advocacy and helping smokers quit with vaping. Food-cooking, music, recording technology, travel & country road trips.

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