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gecko45 07-03-2009 12:37 AM

"bubble gum" flavor?
 
Does anyone know how to get that flavor that somewhat resembles bubble gum, in homemade soda?

One of my favorite soft drinks is Guaraná Brazilia (a specific brand that I can't find anymore :() and it has this flavor that reminds me of bubble gum. Recently I tried a can of Materva (a Cuban Yerba Maté drink) that has a similar bubble gum flavor. Is there some natural flavoring that they both happen to use? Any ideas how I might make a clone of either of these drinks, or at least something close?

jcobbs 07-03-2009 01:43 AM

This time of year Wal-Mart carries lots of flavored syrups for shaved ice. I saw a bottle of bubble gum flavor the other day. I'll bet you could use it to come up with something.

summersolstice 07-03-2009 04:24 AM

Did someone say bubblegum?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/.../bubblegum.jpg

gecko45 07-04-2009 02:08 AM

summersolstice, I'm trying to avoid any grassy flavor in my drinks so I'm not sure how well your ingredients would work here...

Aside from that, the taste I'm describing is a bit more subtle that I imagine the shaved ice flavors would be. Lacking any other suggestions I may get that and try experimenting a bit anyway to see what I get. I'll post about it if I come up with anything decent.

david_42 07-04-2009 02:13 PM

You can always use another flavor as your base and just add a little of the bubblegum syrup.

gratus fermentatio 07-05-2009 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by summersolstice (Post 1413302)

The Bulldog, or The Milky way? :D

summersolstice 07-05-2009 01:37 PM

De Rokerij - far more laid back than either Bulldog.

jcobbs 07-21-2009 08:22 PM

I just made a batch of what was supposed to be raspberry soda, but when I tried it I swear it tastes to me like liquid bubble gum! Here's the recipe:

1 gallon water (I just used a gallon jug of spring water)
2 tsp McCormick raspberry extract
2 cups table sugar
1/4 tsp yeast (I just use baking yeast for sodas)
5 drops red food coloring

I had intended to make a clear raspberry soda, but the yeast made it a little cloudy, so I decided to color it. The five drops of food coloring with the slight cloudiness of the yeast made a really pretty bubble-gum pink. I let it carb a couple of days and tried one--to me it tastes for all the world like bubble gum. I think the pink color helps with the impression. It could use a little more carbonation so I'm going to give it one more day before I chill it--don't want to give the kids a bubble-gum buzz!

jcobbs 07-23-2009 03:38 AM

Okay this finished carbonating and I put it in the fridge. Gave one to my 20-yr-old and he completely freaked out--"This tastes just like bubble gum!" So it's officially a recipe for bubble gum soda, not raspberry soda.

gecko45 07-30-2009 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jcobbs (Post 1447528)
Okay this finished carbonating and I put it in the fridge. Gave one to my 20-yr-old and he completely freaked out--"This tastes just like bubble gum!" So it's officially a recipe for bubble gum soda, not raspberry soda.

This sounds like a great find. While I try to track down a local store that I could buy this extract from, would you be able to tell me if you get this flavor from the plain extract, or does the small amount of fermentation cause some sort of raspberry -> bubble gum flavor conversion? I want to know if I can just use sparkling water from my kegerator instead of setting up fermentation.


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