Vapor City Sauce – Rebel – Review

Vapor City Sauce – Rebel – Review

Rebel will be the 5th of 7 flavors I will be reviewing from Vapor City Sauce.

Flavor

Creamy custard with a sugar cookie sweetness.

Hardware

Jaybo Reauleux DNA200 with a Vulcan Vector RDA.  SS316L 24 gauge, 10 wrap.  40-50w test.  2 of 4 air holes open.  I’m switching over to SS316L for this test to see if there’s any difference in flavor. SS (Stainless steel) typically gives a cleaner taste than kanthal in my opinion.  It is also rapidly becoming a temperature control standard wire as more mods support it.  I also moved to the Vector as the top cap and drip tip do not get quite as hot in sustained testing.

Review

Vanilla custard is a flavor that has been done over and over again.  Not that it’s a bad flavor, there’s just so many on the market it can be difficult to find a decent one.

Rebel starts off pretty strong.  The vanilla custard is flavorful and fully present on the inhale.  I don’t get much of the sugar cookie sweetness described.  It is there but very subtle.  The sweetness adds an extra note that is not typical in most vanilla custard flavors.

As with the other 4 liquids I’ve tested, the exhale is a bit disappointing.  It isn’t quite as flavorless as the other 4 but it’s still lacking that full experience out of a bottle of liquid costing over $20/bottle.

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Vapor City Sauce – Rebel is the 1st bottle on the left

Final Thoughts

I thought I might have found the one unicorn in this line.  Strong full-bodied vanilla custard off the bat.  But it quickly disappointed me by not giving me what I would expect from a premium liquid.  As with the other Vapor City Sauce liquids I’ve tested, there is very little flavor on the exhale and that is rather disappointing.  The flavor on the inhale is quite good.  I just wish it carried the whole way through.  If it did, I would have given the final flavor rating a higher score.

  • Flavor: 5/10
  • Value: 2/10
  • Is it harsh: no
  • Recommended wattage: 50+ watts (higher temperature)

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Vapor City Sauce – Fear Mongering – Review

Vapor City Sauce – Fear Mongering – Review

Fear Mongering will be the 4th of 7 flavors I will be testing from Vapor City Sauce.

Flavor

Fruity creamy cereal.

Hardware

A Hobo X will be used for today’s test.  It’s a DNA200 powered stabilized wood mod with a 900mAh LiPo battery pack.  My Snubnose RDA will be my dripping atomizer of choice today.  It is running a dual 24 gauge kanthal build @ 0.39 ohms.  Coils were dry burned clean and fresh Japanese cotton used as the wick.  Testing will be done between 45-55 watts.

Review

Right from the start there is no doubt that the liquid is a cereal flavor and which cereal flavor it is trying to emulate (Fruit Loops).  You won’t know it from the smell of the liquid, but you will know the flavor from the first time you taste it.

On the inhale you get a lemony and cereal flavor of Fruit Loops (or close to it).  Most cereal flavors have a lemon base to them and Fear Mongering is no different in that regards.  The creamy/milky taste is present and balances well with the cereal flavor.

But on the exhale I found little to no flavor just like the previous 3 flavors from Vapor City Sauce.  The vapor is present and thick (this is probably in the 75/25 or higher VG/PG) but I found that it is almost tasteless as you exhale.  It seems to be a common trend for all their flavors.

Fear mongering seemed the best around 50w.  Lower was a little too cool and higher was just a bit too hot for the flavoring.

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Vapor City Sauce – Fear Mongering is the blue bottle 3rd from the right

Final Thoughts

Even though I did enjoy the flavor at the start, not having any flavor on the exhale just kills this liquid for me.  Considering this was the 4th flavor I tried that had the exact same problem, I even resorted to testing on another dripper I had laying around with a fresh build and found the same exact issue.

At a price of $21.99/30mL I cannot recommend this liquid.

  • Flavor: 5/10
  • Value: 2/10
  • Is it harsh: no
  • Recommended wattage: medium

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Vapor City Sauce – Conspiracy – Review

Vapor City Sauce – Conspiracy – Review

Conspiracy will be the 3rd of 7 flavors I will be reviewing from Vapor City Sauce.

Flavor

Vapor City Sauce describes this an “exotic tropical gateway” with a blood orange inhale.

Hardware

A Hobo X will be used for today’s test.  It’s a DNA200 powered stabilized wood mod with a 900mAh LiPo battery pack.  My Snubnose RDA will be my dripping atomizer of choice today.  It is running a dual 24 gauge kanthal build @ 0.39 ohms.  Coils were dry burned clean and fresh Japanese cotton used as the wick.  Testing will be done between 45-55 watts.

Review

Upon first opening the bottle, I was greeted with a pleasant aroma of the blood oranges from the description.  There are notes of other flavors but nothing strong enough to put my finger on.  Once I loaded up the dripper, I started my test at 45 watts to keep the heat down.  The blood orange flavor is present on the inhale as described and is decently pleasant.  Finally a flavor I like at first!

But again, I am disappointed.  On the exhale, I get…nothing.  Ok, not exactly nothing.  But the flavor is so light on the exhale it might as well not even be there.

As I move up in wattage the blood orange comes through on the inhale even more.  There are definitely notes of other flavors there, but they are so light and indistinct I cannot say for sure what they are.  That being said, the blood orange is a decent flavor that is easily vapable for long periods of time.  I found that the higher temperatures are better for Conspiracy.

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Vapor City Sauce – Conspiracy is the yellow labeled bottle 2nd from the left

Final Thoughts

Conspiracy started off ok enough but I still cannot recommend it.  The blood orange while good on the inhale quickly loses all flavor on the exhale.  As the other liquids from Vapor City Sauce, I am not sold on the cost that this liquid is going for at retail ($21.99/30mL).

  • Flavor: 5/10
  • Value: 3/10
  • Is it harsh: no
  • Recommended wattage: higher temperature recommended

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Vapor City Sauce – Bandwagon – Review

Vapor City Sauce – Bandwagon – Review

Bandwagon is the second of 7 flavors I will be ultimately reviewing from Vapor City Sauce.

Flavor

Strawberry Yogurt

Hardware

I broke out the Hobo X for today’s test!  It’s a DNA200 powered stabilized wood mod with a 900mAh LiPo battery pack.  My Snubnose RDA will be my dripping atomizer of choice today.  It is running a dual 24 gauge kanthal build @ 0.39 ohms.  Coils were dry burned clean and fresh Japanese cotton used as the wick.  Testing will be done between 45-55 watts.

Review

I was a bit disappointed with Red Herring in my previous review.  Unfortunately I’m quite disappointed with Bandwagon as well.

The strawberry is very mild.  You get the flavor of the strawberry on the initial inhale but it fades quickly.  The yogurt secondary flavor is there as well but again, dissipates quickly.  But the most disappointing part is the exhale.  I get almost no flavor on the exhale.  In fact, I get so little flavor that if you were blindfolded you might be thinking you were vaping on unflavored VG.  This happened from all wattages between 45 and 55 watts.  The only noticeable change was the temperature of the vapor as I moved up in wattage.

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Vapor City Sauce – Bandwagon is the pink bottle 1st on the right

Final Thoughts

So far I’m striking out when it comes to Vapor City Sauce.  Bandwagon was extremely disappointing with the lack of flavor or anything to make it stand out.  Plus, at the price that Bandwagon goes for ($21.99/30mL), there are other options.

If you’re looking for a strawberry yogurt (or any yogurt based flavors), I’d recommend The Schwartz eliquid line.

At least there’s 5 more liquids to try…

  • Flavor: 3/10
  • Value: 1/10
  • Is it harsh: no
  • Recommended wattage: vaper’s preference

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Vapor City Sauce – Red Herring – Review

Vapor City Sauce – Red Herring – Review

While I was a bit disappointed with the size and layout of the Philadelphia United Vape Expo recently, it did give me a chance to talk to a few vendors who I have not had the pleasure of speaking with before.  One of them was the reps from Vapor City Sauce, a New Jersey based liquid company with a brick and mortar store in the northwest region of the state.  Vapor City Sauce has 7 different flavors, and I randomly started with Red Herring before looking at the flavor profile card.  I’ll be reviewing their other 6 flavors over the next few days so make sure to look for the future posts on the Vapor City Sauce line.

Flavor

Red Herring is a fruity flavor that is reminiscent of a purple bag of rainbow candies.

Hardware For Testing

I broke out the Hobo X for today’s test!  It’s a DNA200 powered stabilized wood mod with a 900mAh LiPo battery pack.  My Snubnose RDA will be my dripping atomizer of choice today.  It is running a dual 24 gauge kanthal build @ 0.39 ohms.  Coils were dry burned clean and fresh Japanese cotton used as the wick.  Testing will be done between 45-55 watts.

Review

This is definitely a very sweet and sugary flavor.  There’s a very strong berry flavor with an added sugariness to it. The berry flavor is present first on the inhale with the sugariness lingering in your mouth both before and after you exhale.  It’s a very light flavor though.  Once I closed my RDA to about halfway, the flavor was more present but still pretty light.

Since this is a sweeter sugary flavor, I tried pairing the vapor with some gummy bears as an experiment.  I wouldn’t complain about that food pairing.

This is not a flavor that likes a lot of heat.  I recommend using this liquid in the lower ranges of wattage.  45 watts seemed to be the highest this flavor liked in my testing.  Higher than 45 watts, the flavor became easily overpowered by the heat of the vapor.

Overall, i’m a bit unimpressed with this one.  I don’t mind sugary liquids but I tend to stick away from them as they gum up coils faster (after a couple mL of liquid I could already see the buildup starting to form on my coils). I also get tired of overly sugary flavors quickly.  While the flavor profile is perfectly acceptable, it isn’t blowing me away.

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Vapor City Sauce – Red Herring is the dark maroon bottle 3rd from the left

Final Thoughts

This liquid is woefully average.  If you like sweet sugary vapes, I can say you’ll probably like it.  But then the price will disappoint you as well.  As per Vapor City Sauce’s website, a 30ml bottle runs $21.99.  That’s a rather expensive price as it’s pushing into the ultra premium price point.  To market at over $20, you really have to be something special to command that price.  Red Herring does not deliver that value.

  • Flavor: 5/10
  • Value: 3/10
  • Is it harsh: no
  • Recommended wattage: low

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