Vapouround magazine ISSUE 21 - Page 191

REVIEW BY BENEDICT ‘NED’ JONES Black + White VG/PG ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Mild, with cooling The Pink One VG/PG ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Medium Throat hit: Mild The Red One VG/PG ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Moderate Red Liquids are reasonably new to the market, bringing with them a large selection, varying in flavour. Black and white is described as a blackcurrant and lemonade flavour and as many lemonades do, this liquid comes with a cooling effect to increase the similarities to the real drink. The blackcurrant flavour within this juice is more closely related in flavour to a hard candy sweet, maybe a hard candy sweet that helps sooth throats. The lemonade flavour mirrors this candy theme being close in flavour to a lemon sherbet. Together the two main flavours work well together and produce an overall candy flavour complemented by the added cooling effect. The pink one has been described as a fruit, tropical and menthol liquid and the tropical note to this liquid is rather surprising. This liquid has no obvious single flavour as its profile focal point, however the mix of the fruits contained are a delicious concoction. This complex liquid has a hint of pineapple, blackberry, raspberry and a hint of strawberry all at similar strengths. Finally, in a slightly lower dosage a note of menthol, which isn’t too over powering. The menthol adds a palate cleansing effect making this liquid have little to no after taste. This may a negative for some, but it does leave you wanting more. Possibly Red Liquid’s signature liquid? The Red One is very red is colour, and just as bold in flavour. This liquid has a hint of strawberry although this isn’t so obvious because of the powerful aniseed and menthol flavour. Aniseed and menthol liquids tend to be a more acquired taste however there is a large market for these types of flavours. It is clear Red Liquids are hitting this market with the profile of this juice. This liquid has minimal additional sweetener which is always a bonus for a menthol flavour. This liquid has been marked down to have a medium throat hit because of the menthol hit. Red Kola VG/PG ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Mild The Blue One VG/PG ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Minimal Throat hit: Moderate Red + Black VG/PG ratio: 70/30 Additional sweetener: Medium Throat hit: Minimal It’s reasonably easy to know what flavour to expect with this liquid, however there is an unexpected flavour in there. Red Kola is a simplistic cola flavour which closely resembles everyone’s favourite childhood sweet. The classic gummy cola bottle is something that has been thoroughly replicated throughout the e-liquid market however this liquid has a hint of menthol added. The menthol makes the liquid more of a cross between the gummy sweet and a realistic cold drink of cola, it’s this mix that keeps the profile simple while adding to the dynamic. This juice contains a minimal amount of added sweetener keeping the juice a little cleaner on the coil and less sticky on palate. The Blue One by Red Liquids is possibly the most visibly blue liquid I’ve seen. This liquid has everything you’d expect from the name, blueberry and menthol. The menthol in this one is much stronger than Red Liquids’ other juices however it is appropriate. Combined with the menthol is a stronger blueberry flavour, with small notes of blackcurrant. Mixed together these flavours create a tasty blend that could be described as refreshing and slightly cooling on the tongue. The additional sweetener in the liquid is reasonably low, allowing the sweet and cooling flavours to work together. Red + Black is another minimalistic liquid from Red Liquids. This bells but no whistles liquid is sure to please the vaper looking for consistent flavour without a complex flavour profile. This liquid quite simply has two flavourings; blackcurrant and aniseed. The strongest flavour of which is the aniseed which combines well with the blackcurrant. The blackcurrant takes the sharp edge from the aniseed making the liquid as a whole much smoother and more palatable. This liquid has a medium level of sweeter, something that is more required with an aniseed flavour to bulk out the flavour profile. VM21 | 191