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REVIEWS BY BENEDICT ‘NED’ JONES Beer + Lime Beer Cola VG/PG Ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild, with cooling VG/PG Ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild, with cooling I’ve never seen beer attempted in e-liquid before. But VoVan have absolutely nailed a Mexican-style lager with lime and it’s very satisfying to vape. This refreshing blend can easily be vaped all day. The lime accent is moderately strong: somewhere between lime cordial and fresh fruit. But the real star of the show is the authentic lager that permeates the mix. The profile is finished with a mild coolant, which keeps things nice and fresh. If you thought Beer + Lime was unusual in the vape world, Beer Cola is even more unique. Cola is the dominant flavour. It’s far less cloying than in some other cola e-liquids and doesn’t linger or become sickly. The light lager note is far more subtle than in Beer + Lime. This combination of flavours works well, and I found myself vaping half the bottle in a matter of days. The mild coolant keeps the sweetness of the cola at bay. A weird and wonderful beverage vape that needs to be tried before it’s judged. Blaze Tropical Rainbow Blaze VG/PG Ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild, with cooling VG/PG Ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild VG/PG Ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild, with cooling This is described as a blend of blueberry, raspberry and ice, suggesting a blue slush- style profile. The top note of sweet candy raspberry is bright and sticky with hints of a more natural tartness. These brighter elements are contrasted by a deeper candy blueberry, adding body with its mellow earthiness and mild florals. The mix is finished with a moderately strong coolant. This is a very well-balanced blue raspberry blend and it’s easy to see why it has become so popular. All day vape material. This is billed as a blend of watermelon, kiwi and passionfruit. But instead of watermelon, I’m getting a juicy, authentic cantaloupe. This is contrasted with a slightly sharper passionfruit that adds tartness without overpowering the fresh cantaloupe. The kiwi is more an accent than a key player, adding some earthy sweetness and giving a boost to those juicy melon notes. This is not what I would usually expect from a tropical mix, but I’ve highly enjoyed it and it has become my favourite Pukka Juice offering. A brilliant choice for exotic vapers. Described as sweets blended with the original Blaze base. The top note of potent candy lime is very bright and not as sharp as you would expect from more natural renditions. This is complemented by a subtle candy strawberry, which is a classic pairing well-executed. These top notes are supported by the original Blaze base, which is more subdued but still very much part of the mix, with its bright sweetness and sticky body. The blend is finished with a moderately strong coolant, resulting in a fresh candy vape that will likely please many. Vaperson Lemon Ice Tea: VG/PG Ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild, with cooling Iced tea is a very difficult profile to get right in the context of e-liquid, so how does VoVan’s offering fare? Black tea dominates here. It’s authentic, carrying a rich earthy sweetness along the way. This is contrasted with a mild sweet lemon accent, which cuts through the sweetness of the tea and adds a pleasant tartness to the mix. The blend is finished with a moderately strong coolant. An authentic, light and refreshing iced tea that many will enjoy. VAPER EXPO SHOWGUIDE | 147