4 E-Liquid Flavor Profiles You Need to Try Right Now
As a vaper, you may or may not be a dedicated flavor connoisseur. Some people spend hours scouring the web to find the best vape juice brands, and others simply find their favorite few e-liquids and stick with those. If you’re part of the latter group, we’re here to tell you that you’re really missing out if you’ve stopped experimenting with new e-liquid flavors. E-liquid makers are like artists, and they never stop experimenting and searching for the next flavor profile that’s going to shock the vaping community and create an entirely new trend. If you don’t try the latest exciting flavor profiles, you’re potentially walking away from an experience that could make you love vaping even more than you already do. Don’t let that happen! These are the e-liquid flavor profiles that you need to try right now.
If you’ve never tried a custard e-liquid before, stop reading this article right now and go buy custard e-liquids from about five different makers. That’ll send you down a rabbit hole that completely changes the way you perceive e-liquid flavors, and you’ll never vape the same way again. Don’t worry – when you come back, this article will still be here.
To some, custard is the world’s most perfect dessert. An amalgamation of egg yolks, cream, sugar and vanilla, custard has a flavor that’s almost impossibly rich and decadent. It’s also the perfect flavor profile for an e-liquid company that wants to express its true mastery because you can’t simply buy a bottled custard flavor concentrate and add it to an e-liquid. Rather, a custard e-liquid is an incredibly complex blend that often includes a great many individual flavor notes.
Exploring the world of custard e-liquid is great fun because so many major e-liquid manufacturers have released custard vape juices – and they’re all incredibly different from one another. You’ll find one custard e-liquid that gets the flavor of dairy cream just right, while another e-liquid will have a delicious and subtle egg flavor that’ll make you fall in love. There’s no end to the variety available.
Natural Tobacco Extract
Many vapers give up on tobacco e-liquids fairly quickly after making the switch to vaping. Maybe that’s also true of you. You tried a few tobacco e-liquids, found that none of them tasted like cigarettes at all and quickly moved on to e-liquids with sweeter flavor profiles. Do you still crave the flavor of tobacco once in a while? If you do, you’ve got to try an e-liquid with a natural tobacco extract.
To create a Natural Tobacco Extract (NET) e-liquid, the maker steeps shredded tobacco leaves in a container for several weeks or months before filtering and bottling the extract and using it as a flavoring agent. For many makers of NET e-liquids, the tobacco extract is just one of many flavoring agents used in the creation of a vape juice. Those makers blend their tobacco extracts with other natural and artificial flavors to create flavor profiles that are as true to life as possible. If you’ve grown tired of heavily sweetened e-liquids and are looking for something completely different, a NET e-liquid is about as different as it gets.
From the savory to the sweet, our next e-liquid flavor profile that you should try right now is cereal. People of all ages love cereal, but once you start to reach a certain age, you begin to realize that cereal really isn’t all that healthy. So, you stop eating it. Since you finally gave cereal up, though, chances are that you never fully stopped thinking about it. Well, you can now come back into the cereal fold. A great cereal e-liquid captures all of your favorite childhood Saturday morning memories in a bottle, and cereal e-liquids are complex enough that they make great all-day vapes.
The best part about cereal e-liquid is that it is incredibly varied. The slightly tart “fruity loops” flavor is one of the most common cereal e-liquid flavor profiles that you’ll find, but you can also find cereal e-liquids mimicking the flavors of freeze-dried berries, marshmallows, cinnamon toast and more. Beneath all of those flavors, a great cereal e-liquid always delivers a slightly savory note of toasted cereal grains – and the best cereal e-liquid should always deliver a nice finishing note of creamy dairy milk.
Fruit and Menthol
Have you ever explored the e-liquids that companies in other nations are creating? If you haven’t, you may not know that the nation of Malaysia has become one of the biggest vaping markets in the world. Malaysia is now home to a few of the world’s most popular e-liquid companies, and Malaysian vapers have certain tastes that many American vapers will consider quite unique. For example, Malaysians absolutely love a blast of menthol-like coolness in their e-liquids, so menthol e-liquids are actually the rule rather than the exception in Malaysia. Malaysians love fruity e-liquids, with mango and ice being one of the most popular Malaysian blends.
One of the most interesting things about Malaysian e-liquids is that, in most cases, the coolness doesn’t actually come from menthol. In the 1960s, the shaving company Wilkinson Sword began to experiment with cooling agents to use other than menthol. Wilkinson Sword knew that using menthol in a shaving cream could help soothe the skin. However, shaving cream with menthol can also release vapors that sting the eyes. In creating its alternative cooling agents, Wilkinson Sword hoped to find an agent that could deliver the best of both worlds by providing the cooling sensation that men wanted without irritating the delicate mucus membranes.
Wilkinson Sword’s cooling agents all have numbers as names, so they’re sold under names like “WS-3” and “WS-23.” They’ve become very popular for use in products other than shaving creams, and you can find them today in many other products such as chewing gums and toothpastes. Malaysian e-liquid companies pioneered the use of these alternative cooling agents in e-liquids, and unlike menthol, they can add cooling to an e-liquid without altering its basic flavor. Even if you don’t think that you like menthol e-liquids, you owe it to yourself to try some of the products coming out of Malaysia.