Best E-Liquid for New Vapers
When you're first getting into vaping, the huge range of different e-liquid brands, types and flavours can be pretty intimidating. Maybe you've heard long-term vapers talk about knowledgeably about Heinsenberg and Pinkman but you only know them as characters from Breaking Bad. And, every time someone mentions Dinner Lady you can only think of primary school lunchtimes.
The world of vape juice can be pretty baffling, so we've put together this handy guide to help you figure out what sort of vape juice you need. On this list, we've included e-juices that have won prestigious industry awards so you can be sure that these will provide an excellent vaping experience.
Whether you want to vape simple, classic flavours like tobacco or menthol, or prefer vape liquids with mind-blowing and mouth-watering flavourings, read on to find the liquid that's perfect for your vaping.
Best Tobacco Flavour
If you want to vape a tobacco flavoured vape juice, look no further than our multiple award winning Black e-liquid from our Panthers range. Comprised of Havana Tobacco with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla and creamy Turkish Ice Cream, this unbeatable flavour is one of our best sellers.
Black took home the best tobacco e-liquid award from Vapouround Awards in 2021 and 2020 as well as the best single flavour tobacco at VapeXpro 2021. In 2020, it won best tobacco at VOXPO and tobacco of the show at the Vaper Expo 2020.
In short, vapers can't get enough of Black Panther, and we don't blame them. This e-liquid flavour is perfect for new vapers who love the taste of tobacco.
Black Panther is available as a 50:50 nic salt, a high VG e-liquid shortfill with ≤78% Vegetable Glycerine and ≤22% Propylene Glycol perfect for sub-ohm vaping, or a 100% PG longfill for mixing with your own base to create a DIY e-juice. (Side note: if you're new to the world of vapes, it's a good idea to start with the shortfill or nicotine salt instead of making a DIY e-liquid.)
Best Menthol Flavour
For uber-refreshing vapes, minty and menthol e-liquids are a great choice. We love the Spearmint collection for a pure, icy vapour on every inhale and exhale.
If you'd prefer to mix your menthol with other flavourings, try the Emerald Gems e-juice. Comprised of a blend of zesty and tangy lemon and lime with an icy blast, Emerald is a perfect choice for new vapers who want one of our best-tasting and super refreshing flavours.
Best Fruit Flavour
If you love fruit flavours, Pink Panther is the e-liquid for you. Our mouth-watering blend of wild blackcurrant and wispy cotton candy, Pink Panther has been so popular with our customers that we've even created a spin-off vape juice range where every e-liquid flavour is inspired by Pink.
Pink Panther won best single flavour fruit e-liquid at VapeXpro 2021 and was a runner up for e-liquid of the year at Vapouround Awards 2021. Suffice to say, it's a pretty popular vape juice.
If you want to try this delicious fruity flavour, we offer a 50:50 nic salt, or a high VG e-liquid shortfill with ≤78% Vegetable Glycerine and ≤22% Propylene Glycol for huge clouds from your sub-ohm vape device.
If you're looking for somewhere to start with fruity flavoured e-liquids, the original pink is a great place to start. Then, maybe try the rest of the Pink series to enjoy the Pink Sour, Pink Smoothie, Pink Candy, Pink Colada, Pink Remix, and Pink Ice varieties.
Best Sweet Flavour
For nostalgic candy-inspired flavours and happy childhood memories, we recommend vaping the Bubblegum Kings range. The Original bubblegum flavour is one of our favourites but we also can't get enough of the Watermelon and Pomegranate varieties, as well as the Ice-blasted versions which add a refreshing twist to the sweet vape flavour.
Available as freebase nicotine and as nicotine salts, the Bubblegum Kings range is a great place to start for beginner vape lovers.
Best Nicotine Salt
Nicotine salts are perfect for ex-smokers who want to absorb nicotine quickly to deal with nicotine cravings. Combining nicotine with benzoic acid, salt nicotine causes a milder throat hit and faster absorption than other forms of nicotine.
If you're looking for a great nicotine salt, try Pink Smoothie, a flavour Dr Vapes created as a spin off from Pink Panther. Bringing a smooth and creamy deliciousness to our classic own e-liquid flavour, Pink Smoothie stands out as an amazing flavour of salt nicotine.
Pink Smoothie has a bunch of awards under its belt already: it won best nic salt at VapeLive 2021, best nicotine salt at MEVS 2019, and runner up for best salt nicotine at Vapouround 2021. The Pink Smoothie flavour also won vape juice of the year at Vapouround 2019.
What nicotine strength do I need?
One of the challenges for new vapers is figuring out the right nicotine levels for them. If you're used to smoking you need to make sure that the nicotine strength is enough to satisfy your cravings but you also need to be careful about overdoing it. Especially if you're using nicotine salts in your e-cigarette, it's easy to consume more nicotine than you're used to.
Based on your current nicotine consumption, here's the strength that's best for you:
If you smoke less than five cigarettes a day, a strength of 0.5% or 5mg/ml is perfect for you.
If you smoke between 5 and 10 cigarettes each day, a strength of 1.0% or 10mg/ml is great.
For smokers of 11 to 20 cigarettes a day, 2.0% or 20mg/ml is ideal.
And if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, 30% or 30mg/ml is the right strength.
However, it's important to keep in mind that everyone is different so it will take some trial and error to figure out your perfect nicotine strength.
What does the VG and PG ratio mean?
In this guide, we've mentioned VG and PG a few times, but what exactly does this mean?
VG (Vegetable Glycerine) and PG (Propylene Glycol) are two of the main ingredients in vape juice. PG is a colourless, odourless liquid that provides the throat hit sensation similar to that of smoking. VG is a more viscous, slightly sweet liquid which also has no odour.
VG and PG make up the base of e-liquids and can be combined in different ratios for different purposes. The most common ratio is 50:50, meaning that there are equal amounts of each. If you're new to the vaping world, these e-liquids are a good place to start.
More advanced sub-ohm vapers prefer to vape high VG e-liquids. Because these are thicker, they require a more powerful vape kit to vaporise, but they create bigger clouds and more intense flavours from your e-cigarette.
We know how hard it can be to decide which e-juices to vape when you're new to vaping, so we hope this guide has helped you figure out which liquids to try.
Still unsure? We've got a great solution. We offer small samples of some of our best-selling UK-made e-liquids Pink, Blue, Black, Purple, and Gold. For just £3 each, you can get a taste of our popular Panthers range in 10ml bottles with zero nicotine strength and figure out which e-liquid is for you. Or, try out some of our disposable vapes for a chance to sample many different flavours without the commitment.
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