The Juice Judge: Clever Vape, Fluid, FanceeJuice, Avail, Vapor Shark

The Juice Judge

Juices are rated on a scale of 1-5 based on flavor, vapor production and throat-hit.

 

Clever Vape’s Brooklyn Pop

Clever Vape’s Brooklyn Pop, presented in a glass eye dropper bottle with an eye-catching label, won me over before I even tasted the juice. I am a sucker for unique labeling and packaging and Clever Juice has provided a strong case in this area. Brooklyn Pop, true to its description, is a refreshing cola juice with a subtle black cherry tone. It tastes fresh and light and may become a staple in my juice rotation.Vapor clouds were gorgeous and satisfying on this 50/50 mix while throat hit was above average. You can grab a 30ml bottle for $14.99 or flavor boost it for an additional $4 at clevervape.com.

VAPE VERDICT = 4.6

Flavor=5, Vapor=5, Throat Hit=4


Fluid’s Tangsicle

Fluid’s Tangsicle is a tasty orange dreamsicle juice that is more reminiscent of Hi-C than Tang with a cream accent on the backend, most noticeably on the exhale.If you like orange this juice is pretty tasty. Some folks at the table found the orange a little overpowering while others found it spot on in terms of its name and description. Our tester bottle was a 50/50 mix of PG/VG and vapor clouds were large and chewy. Throat hit was average. A 30ml bottle costs $15.99 and vapers can select PG/VG mix or add menthol at no additional cost at fluidvaper.com.

VAPE VERDICT = 4.0

Flavor=4, Vapor=5, Throat Hit=3

FanceeJuice’s Cloudarita

It took a little bit of vaping and some at the table never got it, but this juice does taste exactly like a lime margarita. The flavor is there, but at first it was a little faint. Toward the end we could nearly taste the salt on the end of the drip tip. This was an overall very tasty juice and receives high marks in the flavor category. Vapor production was stellar with voluminous clouds pouring from a fresh cartomizer. The only area it was average in was throat hit. On their website vaper scan select cloudiness, (PG/VG mix) and they also offer a margarita box where you can get a big juice of Cloudarita and blueberry, lime, watermelon, strawberry and mango mixers to mix a perfect margarita in the atomizer.FanceeJuicetouts their juice as premium e-liquid, and it costs $20.99 for a 30ml bottle. fanceejuice.com.

VAPE VERDICT = 4.3

Flavor=5, Vapor=5, Throat Hit=3

 

Avail’s Piña Colada

If you like Piña Colada and getting caught in the rain … I can’t recommend getting it from Avail. This juice tastes like it’s large batch created, rebranded and resold. In a word, it’s gross. It only tasted marginally like coconut to one person at the table while others mentioned that it was unvapeable. Vapor production is average and we cannot say why as the bottle did not represent the mix of PG and VG. Throat hit was nonexistent. Their site currently is in launch status and has no pricing information.But, you can view their other juices, which are hopefully better, at availvapor.com

VAPE VERDICT = 1.6

Flavor=1, Vapor=3, Throat Hit=1

Vapor Shark’s Ice Tart

Vapor Shark’s Ice Tart is a mentholated Pixie Stix juice. The jury is out on this one as the menthol is not very fresh or crisp and fades very quickly while the Pixie Stix flavor is very muted. Vapor production is average and the bottle did not represent the mix of PG and VG. Throathit was average for a mentholated juice. While vapers can choose the level of nicotine on the site it does not appear you can select the mix of PG/VG. A 30ml bottle is approximately $14.99 and is sold at vaporshark.com.

VAPE VERDICT = 3.0

Flavor=3, Vapor=3, Throat Hit=3

Vapor World Expo is May 7th in Chicago

White_Rhino[1]The vaping industry will gather on May 7th for a Vapor Trade Event like no other in the U.S.

Just minutes from the O’Hare International Airport, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is an ideally suited location for this worldwide event.

The Hyatt Regency O’Hare is offering show exhibitors, buyers and guests special reduced room rates. Please contact VIP Meetings at (1-800) 926-3976 or (1-213) 459-0600 to make your room reservation. The Hyatt offers its guests complimentary airport shuttles to/from the O’Hare International Airport.

Vapor industry suppliers and buyers will meet for two days to do business and talk about the growth potential of this expanding phenomenon across the world and how it will impact your business.

Exhibits, Conferences, Association Meetings and a Trade Show that features thousands of products for retailers, wholesalers, importers/exporters, vape shops, convenience stores, etc. will all be available for those people who want to get a larger share of this exciting industry.

FDA Regulations on Ecigs could take a while

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FDA regulations on ecigs may take a while longer as people await a decision on ecigs. “This holdup may be somewhat understandable–but that hasn’t stopped the pressure from mounting. Most recently, FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg was called out by Congress for how long it’s taking to get these deeming regulations out. Though Hamburg promised these regulations will be announced soon, the reality is it could take another 18 months to four years before these regulations go into effect, given the rulemaking process the FDA is legally obligated to adhere to.”

“Although the FDA has promised that these proposed deeming regulations will be announced as soon as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) complete its review (which has been going on since October), NATO’s executive director Thomas Briant. In fact NATO recently learned that the FDA requested an extension of the review process, leading Briant to believe that the agency has been asked to revise some of the proposed regulations.”
Read more here.

New Vaping Convention in New England

vcc-1404-3Vaping Convention Circuit (VCC) and Nicvape.com proudly present New England’s first vaping and electronic cigarette convention, VCCNE2014, being held in beautiful Springfield, Massachusetts at the MassMutual Center June 28-29, 2014.  Springfield, situated in southern New England, is only one and a half hours from Boston and two and a half hours from New York City. Public attendance is free, and attendees must be over the age of 18 to enter the event (no preregistration is required).

Join thousands of fellow vapers in the 40,000+ square feet convention hall with an awesome variety of vape gear, eliquid, giveaways, free battery safety and coil rebuilding classes, as well as a special welcome speech from tobacco harm reduction activist Mr. Gregory Conley of The Heartland Institute, who will also lead several legislative advocacy town hall style sessions during the event.  Mr. Dimitris “Vapingreek” Agrafiotis and the Vape Team will be broadcasting live and recording the event.

Public hours are:

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 11 am – 7 pm

In order to have a general idea of how many attendees to expect, VCC requests that you click ‘Join’ on the Facebook event page, which can be found under events at www.facebook.com/vapingconventioncircuit

The facebook event page also contains information on hotels, parking, etc. and is updated regularly.  Don’t forget to follow VCC on Twitter @VapingCC for additional updates (#VCCNE2014), and online at www.vapingcc.com

Sponsor and vendor opportunities are available.  Email Kevin Skipper at admin@vapingcc.com for more information or to reserve your space before they sell out.  VCC would also like to hear from you if your company plans to be a vendor at the event and if you have a product you would like to launch at VCCNE2014.

VCC and Nicvape looks forward to seeing you there in June! Vape on.

European Ecig market double original valuation

e-cigarettes[1]The European ecig market is double what the original valuation showed last year. “The analysis from ECigIntelligence claims that the previous research over-valued some national markets and underestimated others. Early figures had suggested that the European e-cigarette market was worth somewhere in the $1.2bn (£0.7bn, €0.9bn) ballpark.” The UK and Germany are the biggest markets in Europe with Poland also having a sizable market share.

Barnaby Page, ECigIntelligence editorial director, added: “These figures show that e-cigarettes are here to stay – the question now is who will dominate one of the fastest-growing FMCG markets in Europe.” EcigIntelligence expects the e-cigarette market to be transformed by the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive – a new set of regulations that govern the tobacco industry set to be in full force by 2016 – “but not destroy it”. Read more here.

First e-cig coffee shop opens in London

promo_vape-lab[1]In a sign of the growing popularity of e-cigs. The first e-cig coffee shop has opened in London, England. The UK market is somewhat small compared to the U.S. market, but a small shop offering both e-cigs and coffee shows there may be a growing need for e-cig businesses in the U.K. Vape Lab is located in a neighborhood called Shoreditch in London.

“Here in London, it’s a young market: you see people here with disposable cigarettes and they will switch to electronic cigarettes,” co- owner Jonathan Cadeilhan told The Guardian.  “In five years’ time, there will be no more tobacco.” Read more here.

NY state ban on e-liquid

image[1]State Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) has been hard at work trying to ban e-liquid in New York. Is this another case of big tobacco and big pharma trying to ruin the ecig market or a greedy government positioning themselves for big tax dollars?

Hannon, like many politicians and activists are playing the “for the kids” card which many of us know when that card is played it simply means “we have no idea what we’re talking about to lets bring the kids into this.” Yes it’s all for the kids and not to fatten up some wallets? Read more here.

Vapebash announces special guest speakers

EcigaretteConsumer[1]Greg Conley: E-Cigarette Politics, Regulation, and Advocacy will be speaking at 7pm Friday and 4pm Saturday.

1522043_10202953180010809_167479895_nThe Vaping Militia will be speaking 6pm Friday and 3pm Saturday.

3rd Annual VapeBash, brought to you by The Windy City Vapers Club will be held at The Westin O’Hare 6100 North River Road Rosemont, IL 60018 on April 11th and 12th of 2014. Admission is free.

Event schedule: Friday 12pm to 2am, Saturday 2pm to 2am.

Visit vapebash.com for more info.

New Product: Gentile Packaging Machinery Bellows Filler

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The Gentile Packaging Machinery Bellows Filler is an easy to use tabletop filler that uses a bellows metering pump for product fills up to 55ml. The fill volume is easily adjusted by hand and is accurate to +/- 0.5%. The GPM Bellows Filler comes with an adjustable bracket to accommodate various bottle sizes and styles. This filler is very easy to set up, clean, and change over to other products. No special tools are required. Product cycle is initiated by pressing a foot pedal. Can fill 600 bottles per hour. Go to www.gentilemachinery.com or call 734-429-1177 for more information.

Updates from the Center for Tobacco Products

Registration to present at CTP’s upcoming public listening session on April 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. PST has been extended to March 27. CTP’s Office of Science is holding the session in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego. Although presentations on any topic relevant to science-based regulation of tobacco products are welcome, we are particularly interested in hearing from the public on Center priorities, including:

  • Preventing youth tobacco initiation;
  • Encouraging adults who use tobacco to quit;
  • Reducing product harms and addictiveness; and
  • Developing a science base and continuing meaningful product regulation to reduce the toll of tobacco-related disease, disability, and death.

While this is a public listening session, you must register to present by March 27. We will contact those whose presentations are selected, and provide details on submitting any slides as well as the length of time available for the presentations. Please note that this listening session will not be webcast, but a transcript will be available and posted online in May 2014.

NATO Show 2014 Booth Spaces Sold Out

image1Minneapolis, MN: NATO announced that booth space is officially sold out for the 13th Anniversary and Trade Show held in Las Vegas, NV, on April 8 – 10, promising this year’s attendees a diverse offering of products and a valuable buying experience.  At only two weeks until NATO Show 2014, the show floor is booked and includes 30+ new exhibitors this year.

In addition to exclusive buying opportunities for attendees, NATO Show 2014 is offering four cash prize drawings on the show floor totaling $5,500. Two prizes of $1,000 each on opening day of the trade show, April 9th, as well as one $1,000 prize and one $2,500 prize awarded on day two of the trade show, April 10th. Attendees must be present at time of drawing to win.

NATO’s 13th Anniversary and Trade Show is the premier tobacco-industry show for retailers, manufacturers and distributors. In addition to the trade show, the meeting features a host of outstanding educational sessions focusing on everything for tobacco retailers to thrive in a difficult sales and regulatory environment. Proceeds from the show go to support NATO’s legislative efforts to help the industry.

Due to its success in 2013, NATO’s 13th Anniversary and Trade Show held in Las Vegas, NV, NATO will again kick off the show with a Meetings with a Mission (MWM) event, a community engagement initiative for exhibitors and attendees to serve at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission on April 8. The Community Partner for the NATO MWM event, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, provides redemption, recovery, and re-entry to the homeless, addicted and those in need through direct services of food, shelter, clothing and restorative programs.

To view the entire schedule of events including sessions on Tobacco Trends and Insights, Surviving ObamaCare and Electronic Cigarettes, visit www.NATOShow.com.

For the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter @ShowNATO.