VAPING MIGHT BE MAINSTREAM NOW, WITH OVER 3M IN THE UK ALONE, BUT THE HOBBY HAS ITS ROOTS IN KITCHENS, GARAGES AND BASEMENTS WHERE EARLY ADOPTERS WOULD WHIP UP BATCHES OF ELIQUIDS TAILORED TO THEIR OWN TASTEBUDS.
Nowadays, consumers put their faith in professional manufacturers, but many still like to mix and match their flavours to create brand new taste sensations. And with the rise of short-fill eliquids teaching vapers to tailor their strengths, flavour mixing is on the rise.
But which combinations create an amazing experience, and which are outright flavour failures?
We dive in and find out.
The Good – Tobacco and Menthol
Tobacco and mint have long been flavour partners. Even cigarette manufacturers cottoned on to the idea, with a range of menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco.
In fact, many eliquid suppliers and manufacturers carry their own range of menthol tobacco eliquids, but sometimes the flavour ratios aren’t quite right.
In circumstances like that, many customers like to mix a few drops of a pure menthol eliquid in with their favourite tobacco vape juice.
The end result is usually total satisfaction.
The Bad (Usually) – Fruit and Mint
It’s so awful that it’s everyone’s go-to example for flavours that just don’t match. Juicy citrus fruit and overpowering menthol.
Don’t believe us that this is a complete flavour failure? Well next time your brush your teeth, go and pour yourself a cool glass of fresh orange juice. Then take a swig, come back, and apologise in the comments section.
Most juicy fruit flavoured vape juice won’t match up with a menthol eliquid. It tastes awful, to the point that some vapers have separate tanks for fruit and mint flavours to avoid any accidental cross-contamination.
But that said, a tiny hit of mint can lift a select few fruit flavours. While mint and orange, or grapefruit menthol will send a shiver down your spine, a flavour like strawberry mint may well surprise you!
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