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.
We were certainly intrigued by the vast array of choices of e-liquids available at E-cig, despite the fact that they’re manufactured in China – meaning the more stringent ingredient and quality controls present at our two top choices aren’t necessarily guaranteed. It’s primarily a question of comfort level, at least for us. Many of the e-liquid samples from E-cig don’t disappoint; the throat hits and vapor clouds are good, albeit a bit harsh at times; and if you go for one of their higher strengths (some, like 36 and 48 mg of nicotine, aren’t even available in US manufactured product), the hits and the experience will be quite intense.
The prices at E-Cig are much lower than you’ll find just about anywhere else, with a 10 ml bottle costing anywhere from 89 cents to around $2.00 or $3.00, depending on the base, the amount of nicotine, the flavor and strength of the flavoring you choose. For example, a 10 ml bottle of VG non-nicotine Newport light would be 89 cents. At the other extreme, the same size bottle of PG 18 mg Marlboro strong would be $3.27. That’s still a lot cheaper than from US based suppliers. Shipping from China costs more, of course, on the order of $15, but that’s not a lot more than you’d pay for priority mail delivery in the States from some vendors. E-cig also has a full array of electronic cigarettes, cigars and pipes available in their online store, at prices well below those charged by US companies.
We personally would rather that our e-liquid is manufactured in the US where standards are higher, but we didn’t find anything to strongly argue against this product – and the incredible array of flavors certainly is an argument in favor of giving this company a try.
PROS: Absolutely amazing selection at low prices.
CONS: Manufactured in and shipped from China.