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

Welcome to VAPE News Radio!

iconVAPE News Magazine and “Vape Mentor” Norm Bour have teamed up to bring you a new radio show: VAPE News Radio!

Listen to our first episode here: VAPEnewsradio.com.

Hosted by veteran radio personality and leading vape industry expert, Norm Bour. Each show will focus on the business side of vaping, industry updates, regulation, legislation, events and things you should know about! Plus in-depth interviews with the movers and shakers in the industry.

eCig Europe: Industry Conference in France

eCigEurope Advert HRThe second in the series, eCig Europe is an event dedicated to helping electronic cigarette brands and retailers improve their business modelling and hear in peer led sessions the key challenges and opportunities facing the market.

With exclusive insights into regulation changes, keynote sessions from pioneers in the field including Karl Fargerstom, Janty, Fontem Ventures and ITM Group, deluxe networking events and a brand new Vape Lounge – where you can try out the newest innovations in hardware and e-liquids – this will be an unmissable opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of the regulatory and commercial challenges facing the e-cigarette market.

eCig Europe: Industry Conference
16th – 18th June 2014
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee
13 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 Nice, France.

http://www.ecigeurope.com/info

Department of Corrections

whiteskyvapor[1]In our recent article on Deadliest Catch Fisherman and Sky Vapor business owner, Matt Bradley, we linked to their wrong web address! The correct address is:

Sky-vapor.com

http://vapenewsmagazine.com/march-2014/deadliest-catch-fisherman-reels-in-brick-mortar-vape-shop

Cig-a-likes losing ground in vaping

NA-BX952A_ECIGS_G_20130905200314[1] It appears big tobacco may be losing ground in the ecig market. According to tobacco industry analyst Bonnie Herzog at Wells Fargo “a reason why Big Tobacco may struggle: some of the most passionate “vapers” are skipping the big brands of packaged e-cigarettes in favor of more specialized devices known as “vapors,” “tanks” and “mods.”

One has to wonder where the figures in the article come from. Since most local vapor shops are private companies it is probably relatively hard to estimate what the true size of the market is or what it could become.
Read more here.

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

under pressure
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.