As a new vaper, you want the easiest solution to changing batteries and reloading flavors you can possibly find. With so much to learn, there can’t be too many steps, so re-filling cartridges is out of the question right now. For the first weeks or during the early months of vaping, you want cartomizers already filled with juice, and since there is a strong chance you will be starting with V2 Cigs, you should get to know their flavors.
V2 Cigs is one of the most important electronic cigarette companies in the United States, but their e liquid is made in China. Don’t let that worry you though because the company controls and directs production, testing each batch and ensuring complete safety at every turn. They even run live batch testing which customers can watch free of charge.
Their website is among the most comprehensive available, sharing every detail customers could potentially want to know about flavor composition. Besides propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine, they also use artificial and natural flavorings which are named on a table for each individual flavor. You might not be able to pronounce or spell them, but with copy and paste it’s easy to research them on Google.
Flavors at V2 Cigs
V2 offers 10 standard flavors in their cartridges such as Red, Sahara, Menthol, Congress, and two more mint: green tea menthol and peppermint. Their 4 gourmet flavors are chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and cherry. They also sell two limited edition flavors currently: mint chocolate and piña colada. A box of five will cost you $10.33, making these among the industry’s most affordable cartridges before you even look at bulk pricing.
Red has an authentic taste appreciated by many ex-smokers looking for the closest possible flavor to their analogs. Menthol is crisp and icy. Their gourmet flavors suffer most from poor or ho-hum ratings out of all the choices, but they are still pretty good. Overall, V2 Cigs does an okay job but can’t compete with high-end juice. They were not designed to compete. Pre-filled cartomizers offer a short-term solution.
To remedy flavor boredom if you experience that condition and wish to stick with pre-filled cartos, order custom-made cartomizers in your choice of flavor. The only catch is that you have to buy 100 cartomizers at a time costing a little over $2 each.
But they also sell e liquid in bottles. Once you decide it’s time to buy one of those cool see through EX cartomizers or a mini tank to save money on e liquid, you will gravitate towards favorite cartomizer flavors, but there are two more besides. Choose from the original 10 flavors plus cola and grape. A 25-ml bottle costs $16.95 and 50 ml sells for $29.95. E liquid and cartomizers feature up to 2.4% nicotine.
The Zig Zag Option
V2 partnered with Zig Zag, which allowed them to enlarge their flavor portfolio. Zig Zag bottles cost $34.20 for 60 ml and feature Dragonberry, Clove, Island Breeze, and Mango. They do not carry Zig Zag cartomizers, but Zig Zag disposables are available in Tobacco and Menthol.
Other Companies’ Flavors
Be realistic: V2 Cigs e juice is going to hold you until you get wise to the e liquid industry. When you look around and calculate figures, you see that there are hundreds of potential flavors and much cheaper ways to enjoy e juice than by purchasing cartomizers or uses mini cigs. Eventually, you will experiment and probably find something you like better. Until that time, V2 Cigs does the job it was meant to do.
If you judge e cigs by their flavors and not performance or reliability, Halo and Green Smoke are pretty confident in their products. Halo’s Purity e juice is hugely popular but affordable, both in pre-filled cartomizers and bottles. Green Smoke triple-seals their cartomizers for unrivalled freshness.