Vanilla Tobacco by Flavor West – review

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On 5-5-2013 I made up a batch of all my tobacco flavors from flavor west.  Since the higher numbers failed, I started at 2% this time.  That way if it is strong, it can be cut to 1%. If it still sucks at that point, it will likely hit the trash.  This post is about the Vanilla Tobacco by Flavor west. I make my e-liquids as a 50/50 mix of pg and vg.   The nic level on this starting batch is 0, zilch, nadda…  after tasting the other tobacco flavors, I figured I would do my search for a good flavor, before wasting my time and nicotine on bad flavors.  So, I made up all the flavors with no nic for now.

The vanilla tobacco was a pleasant surprise as far as flavor goes.  At just 2% it seems a bit weak, so I will mix it at 3 and 4 and see if those are any better without going over board.   The flavor as it stands though, is quite a nice vanilla, with a tobacco undertone.  But, like I said, it seems a bit on the weak side, so I look forward to the 3 and 4% batches to see how it does.

I let it steep for 10 days to see if that would help, but it is pretty much the same as I remember it being the day after it was made.  I like that, in that it seems like it is stable 24 hours after it is created.  This may or may not be the case with more flavoring added. Time will tell.   With the horrid flavors I have tried, this one is at least a nice twist of things.  I really look forward to trying it again tomorrow at a higher flavor mix to see how it is then.

Note, that I mention flavor west, and the flavor, a lot when I talk about these flavors.  That is because after hours and hours of research, I can’t find a dang thing about them on line.  Looked all over the place.  In all the major e-cig forums, on the site where I bought it, on flavor west’s site, and nothing.  Not a damn thing…   So, I figured since I bought like 27 flavors, I would test them all out and make a review on each and every one of them for anyone else that is thinking about buying them.

I did not buy them because they were any cheaper than other flavors.  I just wanted to try them out, so here I am.

Stay posted – I will update this as soon as I vape the vanilla tobacco at 3% and 4% flavor by flavor west.

OK,   Here is the review of Vanilla Tobacco by Flavor West at a 3% mix of flavor.

At 3%, the flavor is coming through much better.  I think I will stay there, instead of going up to 4%.  Your mileage may very.  If you are looking to make this flavor, it tastes pretty good, at 3 percent flavor mix.  You may want it a bit stronger at 4 or 5%, But it would be wise to start at 3 and work your way up slow to make sure you don’t shoot past the sweet spot for you.

I am almost in shock that this is a good tobacco flavor.  I do taste much more of the vanilla than tobacco, but it is a good tasting vape juice.   I am sure I will experiment by adding caramel,  blueberry, and other flavors to see how it mixes in with them.   I am just glad I found something with a tobacco base that I like from Flavor west.  I still have a few more to try out, but so far, the results have been more than dismal.

I decided to go ahead with the 4% mix on the flavor, just for the heck of it.  Kinda glad I did.  It didn’t seem to add more vanilla flavor, but seems to maybe brought out some of the tobacco in it a little better.  Strangely, a little bit of a fruity flavor coming through at this point as well.  I am not sure what that is about, but it is a very little bit like maybe a light juicy fruit gum.   I have not vaped any of my jungle juice since changing the wick and cleaning it all out, but to be sure it is not lingering from before, I will vape this for a while and make sure this is the actual flavor I am vaping, and that there are no cross mixing of flavors that I have vaped in the past. There shouldn’t be, since it has been cleaned out a few times since I vaped the jungle juice. Not to mention the wick changes too.   However, it was not there when vaping at 3% flavor mix, and I went from that, right to this 4% mix.

Any way you look at it..  I like this flavor.  At 2%, 3% and at 4% they are all good, while giving completely different flavor experiences. If you are a DIY flavor mixer, you need to give this one a try.  Hopefully it will be as good for you as it is for me.

Tim L

Johnson Creek Tennessee Cured 100% VG Smoke Juice

February 26, 2013 by  
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Wow, I am vaping a lot of these new flavors today, and can’t wait to put up my reviews.  I also tried the Tennessee Cured smoke juice from Johnson Creek in the VG only (Red Oak) line of flavors.

It is a lot like the 50/50 blend but has some noticeable differences.  It is only fair that I review them each separately because there is a difference in the two that is worthy of separating.

I am reviewing the Johnson Creek Red Oak 100% VG in this review.

Looking at their web page for this flavor, I see it has the following: “rich and smoky tobacco flavor”…”hints of burnt caramel and vanilla that combine with a smooth, mesquite vapor”.  It is a real nice combination of flavors, for sure.

Personally, I would say they hit this one out of the park!  It is quite a bit better than it’s pg/vg counterpart.   I can taste all the flavors they mentioned, and it is a bit sweeter.  It is a real nice, good strong tobacco flavor, with great undertones too.  I think I prefer this one over the pg/vg version because it is a little sweeter – not much, but just enough to smooth things out better.

Vaping this is like walking into a fine tobacco store and just inhaling the essence of the room, just like the PG/VG version, but a softer tone to it.  I could vape this all day, and love it – and I think I will vape it the rest of this evening, just to make sure I am correct on that.

One thing that I noticed was this does not have that medicine kinda flavor/smell, that the other version has at times.  This one is very consistent, and really  good tasting.

It has a good non harsh throat hit, and the tobacco flavor is solid.  It produces a good solid amount of vapor too. A bit more vapor I think, than the PG/VG version.

I am dripping into a MOV Corsair dripping atty at 4 volts.  I chose the corsair, because I like more air flow than any of the other tips seem to offer that I have found, and this one is adjustable to my liking.

This Johnson Creek Tennessee Cured all VG flavor is one you should ad to your list of flavors to sample. If your like me, you may find that you like it better than the 50/50 pg/vg blend.   I am really glad they made this both ways though, because I am sure there are plenty of people that do not want that slight added sweetness in it.  However, I think that makes this flavor even better than the original.

It just might become your daily vape, over the pg/vg version.

I think I like it more for sure, and most of what I vape is 50/50 blend.

After trying this one, I think I plan to sample more and more VG only flavors to see what else I may find that is good.

Vape on,

Tim L