Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Nola by Lane Cove Vapor Review

I have always been a big fan of desserts and one of my favorites is the Pavlova that my sister makes. Vicki was shown how to make it by her husband Will's mother as Will comes from a family with New Zealand roots.

I'm not sure if the Pavlova originates from Australia or New Zealand but who ever came up with the idea for this dessert thank you!

Ruby Roo is an extremely popular YouTube personality and vape reviewer, she is also the creator of the Australian inspired line of juices Lane Cove Vapor. My favorite from this line is Nola which if you have not guessed by now is a Pavlova flavour.

I first tried Nola when Mike from www.queencityvapes.ca brought it in to his shop. I picked up a 30ml bottle and finished it in a day. I started ordering a couple of 100ml bottles at a time after that.

Nola


Nola is described as a Pavlova meringue topped with whipped cream, strawberries, kiwi, and passionfruit.

This juice starts out with the sweet and creamy meringue on the inhale and finishes with the fruity flavours on the exhale. The blend of fruits is done perfectly with in my opinion the kiwi being the strongest and most noticeable flavour.

Nola is a max VG blend which produces big clouds and still allows you to enjoy all the flavours present in this juice. This juice is a bit on the lighter side, I would even describe it as subtle which is not what I normally am in to but it works for me. The Pavlova is a light dessert and Lane Cove Vapor did a fantastic job of recreating that with Nola.

I also don't think they used much in terms of sweeteners because this juice is very easy on your coils. If you vape using a tank you can expect your coil heads to last for a very long time. Just a bit of an added bonus. Over all I love this juice and it is an all day vape for me. Great Job on this one  Ruby Roo!

10/10

Have you tried Pavlova? What desserts do you like?

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Batch by Candy King Review

My first week back at work after my holidays was surprisingly good. I spent the week in the dispatch office and got to avoid the heat. In July and August I will take working in the converted broom closet of an office over sweating it out on a bus any time.

I have been vaping several new juices this week that I picked up while I was on vacation. First off I will be reviewing Batch from the Candy King line of juices by the California company Dripmore.

Batch


Batch is a flavour that is nearly identical to one of my favorite candies sour patch kids. It mixes sourness with a very sweet sugary candy taste and it is fantastic.

I was a little worried about buying a 100ml bottle especially a candy flavour since I switch juices so often from day to day and hour to hour but this bottle did not last long. The mixture of sour, sweet, and fruity had me hooked right away to the point where I have already picked up another bottle.

On Sunday nights during the Walking Dead season my wife and I often pick up snacks and watch the show together. Sour patch kids is one of my go to snacks during those nights and I often enjoy the candies more than the show( at least the past two seasons I have) I think I will be able to replace those candies with this juice on Sunday nights from now on and I am pretty sure I will enjoy the vape more than the show.

Anyway, since this isn't a blog about how boring the Walking Dead has become and is a vape blog I will get back on point. The labeling of this product has been a topic of discussion for some people who see it as appealing to kids or child friendly. From what I understand Dripmore has listened to these concerns and is in the process of changing the labels on the Candy King line of juices.

Batch is a 70VG/30PG blend which produces good clouds and great flavour. This is the best candy flavour I have tried so far, if you are a fan of sour patch kids or of candy flavoured vapes you need to try this one!

10/10

What are you vaping on today? What is your favorite candy?

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Vapor Junkie Master Sauce Review

It's hard to believe that 17 days worth of vacation time has come and went and I am now back at work! Our road trip to Alberta was a lot of fun and it was great spending time with family.

I really enjoyed all the time I got to spend with my wife and daughter and we have already started talking about our trip for next summer. But until then it's back to the grind.

During my time off I picked up several new juices that I have really been enjoying. The first one I will be reviewing is Master Sauce by Vapor Junkie out of Halifax Nova Scotia.

Master Sauce


I was interested in trying Master Sauce because there is no flavour profile listed for it. It is described only as "An unexplainably perfect mix of sweetness and creaminess. Taste it to find out"

I thought it would be fun to try and figure out what this juice is and even if i'm wrong I can at least give you my take on it.

Master Sauce to me is a banana flavoured juice mixed with a sweet cream and finished off with a touch of brown sugar.

There is a creaminess throughout with this juice that is nice. The banana flavour is present on the exhale with the sweetness from what I think is brown sugar coming at the end.

There seems to be a very slight spice at the end as well that reminds me of cinnamon or nutmeg. I can't quite put my finger on it but it is nice.

This is a max VG juice and it smells just like banana bread which is very pleasant. Whatever the flavour is I enjoyed it very much and it is an all day vape for me. I will be trying more from this company in the future without a doubt.

9/10

Have you tried this juice? What does it taste like to you?

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

T Daawg Labs Blue Crack Review

Tomorrow my girls and I leave on our yearly road trip to Edmonton to visit my 85 year old Grandmother and my Aunt. I have been traveling to Edmonton to visit family since I was a young kid and have always loved spending time there.

I lived in Medicine Hat for a few years also but this will be my first visit to Alberta since I began vaping. I am excited to check out a few new shops and hopefully try a couple of juices I am unable to find in Regina.

The city of champions appears to have a really great vaping scene and Alberta as a whole has quite a few great juice makers. I thought I would review an Alberta made juice before we leave.

T Daawg Labs is a company from the Edmonton area and has a large number of flavours in their juice line up. Blue Crack is the first one I have tried but will certainly not be the last.

Blue Crack

Blue Crack is a blue raspberry lollipop flavour and it is fantastic! I have been vaping a few raspberry juices lately and this is definitely one of the best.

On the inhale I get the raspberry flavour which is done perfectly and on the exhale it is a sweet and sugary candy flavour. This is a very sweet tasting juice but I didn't get sick of it at any point.

This is not a very complex flavour with a lot of different things going on but it doesn't need to be. The berry and candy flavours work perfectly together and will have you hooked almost immediately.

Blue Crack is a 75VG/25PG blend which produces big clouds and spot on flavours. If you are a fan of candy vapes this is one you will need to try. It is an all day vape for me without a doubt.

9.5/10

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Fogador Dali Review

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a bottle of Armada Arroz and loved it so much that I quickly put up a review where I scored it a 10/10. Ryan from Fogador Dali reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing two more flavours from his line which I of course jumped at the chance to do.

Although I have never met Ryan in person and have only communicated with him on my phone I can tell he is a really great guy who just happens to make some of the most delicious e-liquids around. Definitely the type of person who deserves your support when you are selecting your next e-juice!

The two flavours I will be reviewing are Granada which is described as "Raspberries with hints of Bavarian cream, vanilla milkshake, whipped cream and Italian cream"

And Catalonia which is described as "Creamy salted caramel Italian espresso with hints of vanilla and marshmallow"

Granada


Granada is a flavour I have really been enjoying for the last couple of days. The raspberry flavour really reminds me of the Swedish Berries candies. It is a sweet flavour and not at all tart but I wouldn't classify this as a candy flavour. It is sweet but not too sweet like many candy juices can be.

The mixture of creams is the perfect compliment to the berries and are light but definitely noticeable on the exhale. Just about every juice company has a berries and cream flavour but this one stands out to me as something different. Even my wife who really only likes two juices filled her tank with this and really enjoyed it.

Granada is a 70VG/30PG blend which produces nice big clouds but still allows you to enjoy the creaminess on the exhale and pick up the various undertones in this juice. It also has a very nice berry smell to it that is extremely pleasant.

9.5/10

Catalonia


As a bus driver I am drinking coffee pretty much all day at work but I must admit that this is the first coffee flavoured juice that I have tried.

Catalonia was a pleasant surprise to me, the salted caramel espresso flavour is straight out of a high end coffee shop and is a nice change from the bad gas station coffee I am forced to consume a lot of the time at work.

I find myself vaping this juice a lot at night when I shouldn't be drinking coffee but am craving the taste. The vanilla and marshmallow flavours are light but noticeable to me on the exhale. The marshmallow flavours Fogador Dali uses are the best I have tried and are so addictive!

This juice is a 70VG/30PG blend as well and also produces big clouds and noticeable undertones. The smell of Catalonia is all caramel to me and is also very pleasant.

9/10

The Fogador Dali line can be purchased in

Saskatoon

Rpi Vapor Lounge(all locations)

Regina

Queen City Vapes

Yorkton

Vape Shack

Estevan

Bespin Vapes

Vancouver

Purevapez

West Kelowna

Valley Vapors

Niagara Falls

Acme Vapor Co.

Hope B.C.

Stratus Vapor Shop



*These items were provided to me for the purpose of this review*






Sunday, 9 July 2017

God Save The Queen

I really do appreciate everyone who reads my blog no matter where you may be from! Thank you for checking it out and thank you for the feedback. A great number of people who have been reading seem to be in the U.K. and since my Dad was born and raised in Reading I thought I would do my best to find a couple of juices from England to review.

My family went on a month long trip to England way back in 1998 and I really fell in love with it! My sister even went over and lived there for a year after we came home. I plan to take my wife and daughter over for a visit once Charlotte gets a little older as I have so much family and great friends to visit, but until then I guess reviewing British juice is as close as I can get.

Regina, Saskatchewan where I live doesn't have much but it does have several great vape shops in it where I was able to find a couple of juices from the U.K. I am going to try and get my hands on a bottle of Hellfire juice that seems to be very popular but for now I have two juices to review

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart by Dinner Lady is exactly what the name says, it's a lemon tart flavour and I enjoyed it. This juice has a sweet not sour lemon flavour on the inhale and a meringue taste to the exhale but what I liked the most about this juice is the flaky pastry taste I also got on the exhale.

This juice has won all sorts of awards and seems to be an all day vape for many people. It is a 70VG/30PG blend which produces big clouds and allows for the several different tastes in this juice to all be enjoyed. It also has a very pleasant lemon smell to it that I really like.

I'm not the biggest fan of lemon flavours but this is one of the better ones I have tried. I liked this juice but wouldn't classify it as an all day vape for me. More of one to enjoy is small doses over a longer period of time.

8/10

The Son

The Son by Sweet Jesus is a melon milk candy flavoured juice and I really enjoy this one. It has a nice mixed melon taste mixed in with kind of a candy cane type candy flavour. It has a bit of a cooling sensation like a candy cane or a breath mint but not as strong as a menthol flavour.

I don't get much of a milky taste from this juice, at least not the same kind you get from a cereal vape. The milk is in there but it's more of a light and smooth undertone to me. This is a 70VG/30PG blend and also produces nice clouds and flavour.

I find this juice a little hard to describe the taste of but I really like it. I love the label and the over all brand image is cool. This is an all day vape for me but probably wouldn't be at the very top of my list of must have in my juice cabinet juices.

9/10

How was your weekend? What is your all day vape?

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Armada Arroz Review

This past week was a challenging one for me! I spent several days at home with my daughter who was very sick, every bus I drove seemed to have an A.C. unit that was broken, and I had to miss out on some fun Canada Day events with my family because I was working overtime on Saturday.

While the past seven days were not very much fun I did have the pleasure of visiting with members of Melody's family that we rarely get to see on Sunday night as well as trying an outstanding new juice this weekend that I am now hooked on.

Armada Arroz

Armada Arroz is a rice crispy square flavored juice by Fogador Dali out of Regina, Saskatchewan and it is outstanding! I have always loved rice crispy treats and was excited to try this flavour. It did not disappoint at all.

This juice is a 70VG/30PG blend that produces big clouds and great flavour. They really nailed the sweet and sticky rice crispy square taste but its the marshmallow flavour in this juice that has me hooked. It reminds me of the middle of a marshmallow roasted over a campfire.

Armada Arroz has a nice almost caramel smell to it which is very pleasant and although I would never purchase a juice because of the label this juice does have the nicest label of any juice I have tried. Sorry my picture isn't very good but trust me it's nice.

I enjoyed this juice even more than I expected to and it is an all day vape for me. I know I will be purchasing this one again.

10/10

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Nola by Lane Cove Vapor Review

I have always been a big fan of desserts and one of my favorites is the Pavlova that my sister makes. Vicki was shown how to make it by her ...