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REVIEW BY BENEDICT ‘NED’ JONES Belts Strawberry Batch Sour Worms VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild The top note is certainly gummy strawberry candy, with a bright and potent nostalgic sweetness. The generic gummy candy note helps sell the candy connotation while adding some sticky body to the mix. The profile is finished with a tart note that may be the result of some malic or citric acid. This is a competent, simple candy vape to be enjoyed by sweet-toothed vapers. Citrus is dominant, though it’s not overly sharp and tastes exactly as you would expect from sour citrus candy. Candy lime is supported by the lemon and orange accents, with a candy cherry note that is a little less prominent but still brings depth to this otherwise super-bright profile. The tart finish ties the whole thing together and really sells this as a sour candy vape. The top note is a potent candy raspberry, bringing a bright, tart sweetness to the mix. This is supported by some other berries that are not defined enough to pick out individually. These notes are contrasted by a mild citrus medley, which brings some welcome additional tartness to the mix. Another solid choice for vapers with a sweet tooth. Pink Squares Peachy Rings Swedish VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild A more ambiguous mix here. The berry is much softer than in Sour Worms, but still brings plenty of bright sweetness with a dense, sticky mouthfeel. This top note is supported by some mild citrus accents, which help the berry to pop while boosting that candied undercurrent. The profile is rounded off with a sour additive for a tasty, candy-style vape. This is a bright, sticky candy peach without the slightest hint of harshness. This is the kind of peach one might normally associate with a peaches and cream blend, but the gummy candy undertones and sour additive help to sell this as the candy it emulates. A solid candy peach vape. For me, this is the sweetest of the Candy King line-up. The raspberry is very bright and sticky, with some other mild berry notes lending further substance. The gummy candy is more noticeable too, which boosts the sticky body even further and helps to emulate the true Swedish Fish experience. Strawberry Watermelon Bubblegum Lemon Drops VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild VG/PG Ratio: 80/20 Additional sweetener: Moderate Throat hit: Mild Watermelon is the dominant flavour here. If you’ve tried watermelon hard candies, you’ll be familiar with this. The bubblegum does lend a mildly artificial off-note, which won’t be for everyone. Meanwhile, the strawberry plays a supportive role, giving a boost to the profile’s overall sweetness, while lending some dense, sticky mouth- feel. This is a bright, moderately sharp candy lemon that’s spot-on to the hard-boiled sweets that so many people enjoy. The mild sour additive really sells the experience, so this is unmistakably hard candy, rather than lemonade or a more natural portrayal. If you’ve been looking for a super-simple, sweet lemon e-liquid, this is well worth trying. 156 | VAPER EXPO SHOWGUIDE