Friday, August 22, 2014

Mt Baker Vapor (Online)

Mt. Baker Vapor is located in Lynden, WA. I'm not entirely sure whether they have a brick & mortar store but their online store is full of wonderful products.

I can't remember why or how I made it to their online store except that I was looking at a lot of online e-juice retailers for new juice to try. When I first go to an online retailers juice selection there are two flavors I always look for - vanilla and cherry. Mt Baker has several versions of both. They don't, however, have just a plain vanilla flavor. They have tons of vanilla varieties though: White Ice (vanilla and mint), Vanilla Butternut, French Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcake, Vanilla Tobacco, Vanilla Custard, Bavarian Cream, Cake, and several other flavors that use vanilla in them. As for cherry flavors they have: Black Cherry, Maraschino Cherry, Wild Cherry and several flavors that include cherry in them like Cherry Bomb which is a cherry milkshake type flavor. (In hindsight, I probably would have loved this flavor since it's vanilla and cherry. Oh well, maybe my next order will include that one)

When you buy juice at Mt. Baker Vapor you have control over every part of your juice. You get to pick the nicotine mg (that's a standard option for most e-juice retailers) but you also get to pick the vg/pg mix which is a nice added touch in customizing how their juice will smoke for you.

VG is vegetable glycerin, this is what produces the vapor. It adds some sweetness to your juice and is thick. So the more vg, the more vapor (and the quicker your coils will burn out) PG is propylene glycol, it's a much thinner liquid and it controls how much of a throat hit you experience.

For the juices I purchased I picked a  65% PG, 35% VG mix.

Another option Mt Baker offers is that you can add extra flavoring to your juice for a small additional fee of $.25 so of course I had an extra shot added to all of my juices. They also offer you a "shade" guide that tells you whether the juice is dark or light colored. Darker juices tend to have additional additives that don't disappear when you vape. I've noticed when I've smoked dark juices that the juice will tend to get very thick if you don't empty out what's left at the end of a tank, this tends to burn coils out quickly so I try to avoid the darker juice when I can.

MBV will also send you free e-juice for orders over $15. I didn't see a way to specify which juice I wanted so I assumed it was their choice and I wasn't overly concerned about it. There are also plenty of online coupon codes to save a bit when you order.

I ordered 4 bottles of juice at 30ml each with an extra shot of flavor in them. They came out to be a little over $7 a bottle! That is crazy inexpensive when you consider I went to a local brick and mortar store and paid over $20 a bottle for 20ml and had no control over the mix or the flavoring aside from picking the flavors I wanted.

The flavors I ordered were: Vanilla Cupcake, Blueberry, Hazelnut and Maraschino Cherry., as well as a pack of 5 2.2 ohm coils Those plus the shipping came out to just about $40 after applying a coupon code for 11% off. I placed my order late Friday night and my package arrived Monday afternoon. You just can't ask for better shipping times considering they're in WA and I'm in MD. To my surprise (because I assumed since I couldn't find the option for the free bottle that I wouldn't get it) there was a fifth bottle in my package, 15mls of Vanilla Ice Cream in a 50/50 VG/VP mix!

The Vanilla Cupcake juice tastes exactly as it sounds, like yellow cake with a cream cheese icing. It was very subtle even with my extra shot of flavoring added. Their website says their juices will actually taste better once they've been mixed in the bottle for a week or so. I have hopes the flavor will become less subtle then.

The free bottle of Vanilla Ice Cream was scrumptious. There were no extra shots of flavoring in this bottle and yet the yummy taste of vanilla bean ice cream was there, so much so that I could almost feel the ice cream melting in my mouth. I will definitely be ordering this in the future.

Their blueberry was fantabulous! It tasted of fresh, sweet blueberries. It didn't have that fake chemical type taste that a lot of fruit flavors can get. I am very happy with it.

Hazlenut - oh what can I say? I've never had a bad hazlenut flavored juice from anywhere. It is one of my favorites. MBV's hazlenut is sweet and tasty and it's one of those juices that when I smoke it in public people ask me what it is.

The Maraschino Cherry - I didn't care for this at all. It has a chemicalish burn to it that makes me cough and burns my sinuses. I'm not sure if that's because I had the extra shot of flavoring added to it or what but I can not smoke this flavor alone - which brings me to my next point about my order...

I ALWAYS order flavors I can mix. Vanilla/Cherry. Vanilla/Blueberry, Vanilla/Hazlenut. Mixing the vanilla, blueberry and a smidge of the hazlenut tastes like blueberry pie with ice cream. I have taken to mixing just a little tiny bit of the Maraschino Cherry with either of the Vanilla flavors - I've foud this is the ONLY way I can get through the cherry juice.

I will definitely be ordering from MBV in the future. Disliking one juice out of 5 is pretty darned good based on my experiences with e-juices. The 4 that I like, I like a lot, more than any othr e-juice I've ever had.

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