Halo, one of our two top-rated e-liquids, is American-made. While we don’t want to say that was the only factor in our rankings, we think it’s important. Halo e-juice is definitely top of the line, and in large part, that’s probably due to the quality control that’s inherent in manufacturing the eliquid here instead of in China. All ingredients meet USP pharmaceutical standards and are FDA and FEMA approved. The bottles are shipped with a lot number and an expiration date; that’s unusual and we think it’s important.
As for the crucial factors in the e-smoking experience, both the flavor and throat hit of Halo e-liquid are terrific. The taste of their various juices is strong but not overpowering and the tastes are authentic, quite close to those of regular cigarettes. We found the throat hit to be consistently strong, even at lighter nicotine concentrations; it’s something Halo pays attention to, so that you don’t have to increase the nicotine level in order to get the punch you expect – and that attention pays off. Of course, the higher nicotine levels (18 mg or 24 mg) are more satisfying if you’re looking for punch, but even at the ultra light (6 mg) or light (12 mg) levels, the throat hit is strong. Read more…
Real Electronic Cigarettes is best known for their high-quality Vapor King e-cigarettes and eTanks. Their e-liquid product line has grown considerably in terms of flavors. But we specifically include them in our listings as an editor’s choice because they have one of the strongest eliquids available on the market; and even though they import their product from overseas, it is tested at an American independent lab for quality and impurities before being released to the market. We think that’s a strong argument in favor of the Real/Vapor King products.
The Vapor King e-juice comes in lots of flavors: two tobacco (one of them based on the flavor of a Marlboro Red), two menthol (one of them based on the flavor of a Newport), apple, blueberry, and apple-cranberry-cinnamon; cappucino, caramel mocha, champagne; cherry, cherry cigar and cherry cola; chocolate, chocolate banana and clove; cola, cotton candy and grape; kiwi, mango and melon; peach, pina colada and rootbeer, strawberry, vanilla and watermelon. They even have flavors called pancake and waffle. Throat hit and vapor clouds are good, definitely dependent on the strength of ejuice you select. Read more…
Perhaps the most successful two-piece electronic cigarette anywhere is from V2 Cigs. What most people don’t know, though, is that they also sell refillable cartridges, and because of that they market a hidden gem in e-liquids.
V2 Cigs e-liquid is made according to a proprietary formula with rigorous testing standards, and some of the best flavors we’ve tasted, which earned them an editor’s choice designation for taste. The list of flavors isn’t huge, but it includes some real winners. There are three tobacco flavors: Sahara (like Camel), Congress (like Benson and Hedges) and Red (you can guess what that one is like); three menthol flavors: regular menthol, peppermint, and mint tea; chocolate, coffee, vanilla and cherry. All are available in four nicotine levels: high (18mg), light (12mg), ultra light (6mg) and no nicotine. Read more…
If we had to come up with one word to describe ELiquidPlanet, it would be “variety.” They don’t quite receive our top-rated designation, but do receive an editor’s choice nod for their flavors and selection. They have a nice choice of flavors, many of which are made in the US under more stringent quality control than overseas-manufactured e-juice. They have a good selection of both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin flavors (the VG is important for the small number of people who can’t tolerate the PG base). And they make it clear exactly what you’re getting, before you order.
The American-made e-liquid they sell is marketed under the brand name “Essence,” so you can easily find the entire list of US manufactured ejuice. There are three tobacco flavors, two menthols, two cigars and a clove; novelty flavors include two versions of strawberry, banana, double apple, coffee, mocha and chocolate, even oddball but strangely addictive flavors like anisette and Dreamsicle. They come in 15 ml bottles for $12.99 with a dropper top available for another two bucks. The strengths are mostly zero, 6 mg, 11 mg and 16 mg; most of the tobacco flavors also come in 24 mg strength. Read more…
Sharp Smoker is a US company that resells e-liquid and e-cigarettes from overseas. That brings with it the best and not-so-great of both worlds. You don’t get the more stringent quality controls that are present at US Manufacturers who sell directly to the consumer, you don’t get the ingredient list or even get to know whether the e-juice is PG or VG. On the other hand, you get cheaper prices, you do get US customer service, and you get some pretty good e liquid for your money.
The throat hit from Sharp Smoker’s eliquid is right in the middle of the scale, satisfying but a bit harsh; the vapor clouds are strong, although not quite up to the level of our top-rated options. There is a good selection of flavors in Sharp Smoker’s eliquid inventory: five different varieties of tobacco flavors, from Camel to Virginia, plus one menthol, one mint and one clove. There are also 28 fruit and dessert flavors, from the usual chocolate, vanilla and cola to more unusual flavors such as mango, fruit punch, blueberry and caramel. Read more…
If you’ve ever wanted to be a mad scientist, E-cig’s website is the place for you. They’re a company based in Singapore and China, and they have what has to be the most comprehensive offering of e-liquid and e-cigarettes you could possibly imagine. The way they describe it: “…about 200 different e-liquid flavors…each flavor can have five different E-Liq Bases (propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, or combinations), seven different nicotine densities (from zero nicotine to a whopping 48mg) and three different flavor strengths.” If you’re an experimenter, that could probably take you through several lifetimes. The e juice can also be bought in quantity; they sell everything from 10 ml bottles to 10 liter jugs.
What are some of the flavors, you ask? To start, there are 34 different Western and Japanese “tobacco” flavors, most named after the brand name cigarette they are designed to resemble; there are another 19 flavors mimicking Chinese cigarettes, and five flavors of clove. Then we come to a very small sample of the range of non-tobacco flavors: banana, plum, peanut, raspberry, peppermint, chocolate, jasmine, licorice, beer, eggnog, Red Bull, rum, bubblegum, honey, cotton candy and Dr. Pepper are a few of the flavors that immediately stand out. But there are well over 100 more. Some are delicious, some are a bit puzzling – all are at least interesting. Read more…