CocktailNerd Top 15 E-Cig Cartridges
V2 Cigs has released limited edition cartridges in 3 delicious drink flavors: Sambuca, Mojito, and Piña Colada. These flavors are so spot-on it makes you feel like you’re enjoying the real thing! For those who don’t know, Sambuca is an anise-flavored Italian liqueur that comes in three varieties. The most common is referred to as white Sambuca, which is clear, black Sambuca, which is dark purple, and red Sambuca. The drink can be consumed straight, or it can be set on fire, which is a very popular way to take the shot. The shot is lit on fire and then extinguished with the palm of your hand, causing a suction that makes the glass stick to your palm. The shot is then finished while the drink is still warm, making it a perfect drink for fall. Some people choose to consume the drink with 3 coffee beans in the glass, with the coffee beans signifying health, happiness and prosperity. The drink is a somewhat sweet, with a licorice flavor. V2 Cigs captured this flavor perfectly by creating a blend of sweet licorice and other spices. I have had my fair share of Sambuca, and the V2 Sambuca cartridges truly capture the flavor of this unique drink. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who is a licorice enthusiast or to someone who just wants to try a flavor that’s really sweet and unique.
The piña colada flavor was my hands-down favorite, but maybe that’s just because I’m a huge fanatic about piña coladas! A traditional piña colada is a cocktail made from rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. It can be served blended or shaken with ice, and is usually garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry, or both. It’s definitely a drink made for when you want to kick back and enjoy a little slice of paradise. It’s so popular in Puerto Rico, that it’s been their national drink since 1978. The V2 Piña Colada cartridges perfectly capture the sweet taste of pineapple and coconut, creating a smooth and tasty vaping experience. These cartridges would definitely pair nicely with an ice cold piña colada and a hot, sunny day.
The mojito flavor was another one of my favorites. A mojito typically consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparking water, and mint. The drink is usually served on the rocks in a Collins glass. I think it’s a perfect drink for those summer days when you need something that’s crisp and refreshing to sip on. The mint and lime complement each other perfectly, and the sparking water gives it a carbonated freshness. It makes you feel like you’re relaxing somewhere in Havana, where the drink originated. The V2 Mojito cartridges capture this invigorating drink and its hues of flavors, making you think you’re actually drinking one! It features hints of lime and mint, leaving you with a sweet sparking taste in your mouth. I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys mojitos, or just someone who wants to feel like it’s summer all year round.
These three flavors of V2 Cigs cartridges pair nicely with their respective drinks. I’ve tried each cartridge with the corresponding drink and it was a delightful experience. If you’re sipping on a piña colada, why chase it down with a coffee or chocolate flavored cartridge? Pair it with V2’s Piña Colada flavor and you’ll have an explosion of wonderful flavors on your palette! The same goes with the mojito and Sambuca flavors (I’ve tried them all!). All three flavors come in five different nicotine strengths: 2.4%, 1.8%, 1.2%, 0.6%, and 0%. No matter what strength you try, the delightful flavor is preserved. Try some today and become the ultimate drink connoisseur!
When it comes to customer favorites, V2 Cigs are usually listed. While there are many reasons for the strong reviews, a consistent theme is the quality of V2’s cartridges and we agree. They perform every time and the flavors are outstanding.
V2 gives you two options for when your cartridge runs out of juice. 1) You can order pre-filled replacement cartridges in the flavor and nicotine levels of your choice. 2) You can order blank cartridges and bottles of e-liquid so you can refill your own cartridges. While option 1 is the easiest, refilling your own cartridges can save you money and gives you greater control and consistency of flavor. If you do choose to fill your own cartridges, check out V2’s drip tips. They come in rubber or aluminum and fit over the mouth-end of the cartridge. Simply drip a few drops of your favorite liquid into the end to replenish any time you want. Our team really likes the rubber drip tips because they’re comfortable and feel more like analog cigs. A new addition to V2’s product line are their Liquimax Blanks. These clear cartridges hold more juice and allow you to clearly see how much is left. They also create more vapor and flavor.
When it comes to vapor juice, customers around the world appreciate the variety of refined flavors V2 Cigs sells. The current list of standard V2 flavors includes;
Also be sure to check out V2’s Limited Editions and Clearance sections which often have new and unique flavors. The current Limited Edition flavors include Grap, Cola and Classic Menthol. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, or have particular tastes, V2 can match the flavor of your favorite cigarette brand, soda, fruit, beverage or dessert when you order custom cartridges.
Not everyone likes the same amount of nicotine in their e-liquid, and V2 Cigs understands that. All of their cartridges are available in four different nicotine levels. The highest amount of nicotine is the full strength which contains 18mg of nicotine, and the lowest level does not have any nicotine at all.
V2 takes a unique and very welcomed approach to quality assurance. Each pack of cartridges is clearly labeled with an expiration date and a batch number. When you visit V2 Cigs’ website, look for the “E-Liquid Test Results” section on the right side of the page. Here you will be able to enter the batch number from your pack, choose flavor and nicotine level and then download a complete detailed report about your e-liquid. The report lists everything you could ever want to know including when and where your cartridges were made as well as lab results detailing every single ingredient.
Times are tough and one of the things our readers are constantly commenting on is that the price of the V2 Cigs’ cartridges takes some of the economic pressure off of them. The price of one cartridge is around $1.99, and each cartridge contains approximately a cigarette pack’s worth of use. Using V2’s cartridges is saving their customers $1000’s every year.
We consistently see Green Smoke ranking at the top among our reader reviews so I was excited to jump in and start testing all of the flavors that Green Smoke offers. This brand’s big claim to fame is FlavorMax technology that makes the cartridges last longer and release 25 percent more vapor. So if you want big flavor, big vapor, and longer lasting cartridges, this is your brand. Each cartridge lasts about as long as 1.5 packs of cigarettes, or about 360 puffs.
The cartridges come in a variety of flavors and you can pick from 5 different nicotine strengths ranging from 0 to 2.4%. All of the cartridges are tightly sealed and arrive in 5-packs. I tried all of Green Smoke’s cartridges except for the Mountain Clove. I’m hoping to try those soon, but I’d love to hear from you if you’ve already tried that option! For now, here’s a break down of how I felt about each Green Smoke flavor.
Absolute Tobacco – It takes a little priming, but once you get Absolute Tobacco going, it gives you amazing amounts of vapor. Honestly, I’ve never experienced that much vapor from a regular two-piece electronic cigarette. I was super impressed! The flavor was a good smooth tobacco, similar to Marlboro Gold cigarettes.
Red Label Tobacco – Red label has a richer tobacco taste and a really good throat hit. If you are looking for that feeling in your throat like you enjoyed after smoking a couple cigarettes, this is the cartridge you want. It’s one of the best tobacco flavors I’ve ever tried and I can easily understand why so many e-cig fans prefer Green Smoke Red Label Tobacco as their cartridge of choice.
Mocha Mist – You might be surprised to see a coffee flavor ranking in my “Loved It” section since I’m not really a big coffee drinker. But this is the most unique coffee flavor I’ve ever tasted. It’s kind of a mix between tobacco and a mild cup of coffee. If you always enjoyed a cigarette with your morning cup of joe, you will love this flavor. I will definitely use it on a regular basis.
Tobacco Gold – The Tobacco Gold is the mildest tobacco option from Green Smoke. You still get that green vapor production, but the throat hit is a little lighter and the taste is more mellow. The closest thing I can compare it to is a Camel cigarette. It’s definitely good, but I liked Red Label and Absolute Tobacco better.
Smooth Chocolate – Unlike a lot of sweet flavors I’ve tried, the Smooth Chocolate had a hefty throat hit. I was kind of shocked at first because I expected it to be really gentle and mild. Nope! It has a nice chocolate flavor, but still produces big vapor and big throat hit. It’s perfect for those times I’m craving something sweet.
Vanilla Dreams – Most of the vanilla cartridges I have tried in the past had low levels of vapor and a sickeningly sweet taste. Green Smoke was just the opposite. Good vapor, nice mellow throat hit, and the perfect mix of tobacco and vanilla flavor. If you don’t like spicy flavors, this will be a good pick for you.
Not a Fan
Menthol Ice – The Menthol was Green Smoke’s only flavor that disappointed me. It tasted more like a mint than a menthol and it had the lowest amount of vapor of any cartridges I tried from this brand. It’s not terrible by any stretch, but compared to the other really awesome flavors, this one just failed to impress me.
Overall, Green Smoke is a good option all around. Their cartridges are reasonably priced and you can even sign up for a monthly subscription program that automatically ships you new cartridges each month so you never run out. By using their subscription plan, you can save 15-25% off the cartridge prices too.
I also love that they give you incentives for recycling your used cartridges. Everytime you send in 80 used cartridges, you get 25 loyalty points that you can use to get 5 free Green Smoke cartridges.
Ultimately, Green Smoke is proving once again why they stand at the top of our reviews time after time. Every flavor is going to appeal to someone and the FlavorMax technology insures that you get longer lasting cartridges with huge volumes of satisfying vapor.
The fact that so many reviews always focus on the electronic cigarette as a whole has always bugged me. I get that the battery is kind of an important feature, but let’s face it. It’s possible to work around a battery that has a short life, all you have to do is make sure that you have a couple of spares and that you keep them charged. To me the most important feature of an e cigarette is the cartridge. A bad cartridge makes it impossible to enjoy the electronic cigarette. As far as cartridges go, I have not found any that I like as well as the Premium e-cigs cartridge.
The Premium company is not content making a single type of electronic cigarette and for each variety that they make, they have a separate cartridge. The Premium Cig that I use is the pocket kit and I can honestly say that one of the things that makes is to wonderful is the cartridge. I get about the same number of puffs from my Premium cartridge as I do a pack of cigarettes, but since each cartridge only costs $2.50 I am spending a lot less money.
The cartridge that I favor is the 11mg Mal-boro flavor. In addition to that option there are also 4 other levels of nicotine to choose from, starting with the 24mg, and a total of twenty flavors. In addition to being very easy to put together, the Premium cartridge produces a very satisfying cloud of vapor that gives me just the right amount of nicotine when I most need it.
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SmokeTip has recently experienced a lot of positive feedback from vapers. I just ordered a bunch of their new flavor cartridges and I was really excited to check them out. Even though SmokeTip only offers one starter kit, they have a ton of cartridge options to keep you from being bored. There are 21 flavors and four nicotine strengths to choose from.
The current SmokeTip cartridge flavors include: Regular, Menthol, Cowboy (Marlboro), Mild Menthol, Vanilla, Coffee, Almond, Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Cherry, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Clove, Grape, Orange, Peach, Peppermint, Pineapple, Strawberry, and Watermelon.
SmokeTip cartridges last as long as about 25 cigarettes so if you break down the cost, it’s equivalent to $1.60 per pack. If you are tired of shelling out money on cigarettes, this brand is going to give you instant savings. Plus, they have a sliding price scale depending on how many cartridges you order. They come in packs of 10, but you can save money by order more packs. They start out at $19.95 per pack and for each additional pack you buy, you save $1. So 2 packs cost $18.95 each, 3 packs cost $17.95 each, 4 packs cost $16.95 each, and 5 or more packs will cost $15.95 each.
You also get some free items if you buy in bulk. When you order three packs of cartridges, SmokeTip throws in a free battery. Order five packs, and you get that battery plus a wall adapter and USB charger. The best deal is when you order ten packs… you get a free starter kit. Pretty awesome, right?
All together, I tried 13 different SmokeTip flavors. I have ranked them here in 3 categories: Loved It, Liked It, and Not a Fan. Hopefully this will give you some good ideas of which flavors you should order!
Cowboy – SmokeTip’s Cowboy cartridge is similar to a Marlboro cigarette. This was by far the best cartridge I tried from their line up. It had huge amounts of vapor like a Green Smoke and it left that nice tobacco aftertaste in my mouth when I was done vaping.
Menthol – To be honest, there are very few e-cig brands that nail the menthol flavor. Most of them are too similar to peppermint. SmokeTip came pretty close and their menthol had a really great throat hit and lots of vapor. I loved it!
Strawberry – If you close your eyes and just taste the vapor from this cartridge, you think you are eating a real strawberry. It’s that close. I really enjoyed this flavor!
Grape – SmokeTip’s grape cartridge was my favorite fruit flavor. It reminded me of a grape soda. It had a really strong throat hit and lots of vapor, which is really rare for a fruit flavor. I highly recommend this one!
Cinnamon – The Cinnamon flavor surprised me because I was expecting it to be spicy and it was actually really well balanced. It reminded me of an apple cinnamon flavor like cider. It was my second favorite SmokeTip cartridge, next to the Cowboy.
Regular – If you like Camel cigarettes, you will like this flavor. It had slightly less vapor production than the Cowboy flavor and since I am a former Marlboro smoker, I ranked Cowboy as the better option.
Apple – The apple cartridge tasted a lot like a green jolly rancher. The throat hit was mild and it didn’t have quite as much vapor as some of the other SmokeTip cartridges I tried, but I still enjoyed it and would use it again.
Peach – This flavor reminded me of those old Peach Rings candies I ate as a kid. It was less like eating a fruit and more like eating candy. It had nice vapor production and overall, it’s a good option.
Watermelon – The watermelon flavor tastes like candy. I really liked the smooth draw on this cartridge and the throat hit was really slight so I think it would be perfect for after dinner or with a cocktail.
Pineapple – This one is more like eating pineapple than sipping a pina colada, which I liked. Of all the pineapple cartridges I have tasted, this one is probably the best in terms of vapor production and overall flavor.
Not a Fan
Cherry – I didn’t really like the cherry cartridges from SmokeTip. They tasted a little like lip balm instead of cherry candy.
Orange – This one was my least favorite. It really just had a strange taste to it and the flavor was so understated that it took me a minute to really even register what it was.
Banana – I was a little weirded out by the banana cartridge to start with, so this might not be an entirely fair review of it. I don’t like bananas that much, but it didn’t even taste like a banana. It was more like a banana flavored candy like you get in a pack of Runts. It had a chemical aftertaste too and I just didn’t enjoy it.
I have been using the eSmoke electronic cigarettes for about six months now and have been really happy with them.
One of the things that sets the eSmoke electronic cigarette apart from the other brands is that they have created an electronic cig cartridge that is actually disposable. This disposable cartridge is one of the reasons why the eSmoke is a great choice for anyone who is just starting out with electronic cigarettes.
The only complaint that I have with the eSmoke cartridge is that the cartridges are refillable instead of replaceable. Most of the people I know don’t mind the refillable cartridges and after they have refilled them a couple of times they get the hang of it. I am not most people, in fact I am convinced that I might have the clumsiest hands in the history of the world. For some reason the seemingly simple act of refilling the cartridge is way beyond my capabilities. I have managed to get around my problem by talking my wife into making sure my cartridges are full.
For me the most appealing thing about the eSmoke cartridges is the price. These are a very affordable cigarette. The cartridges are designed in such a way that they contain enough juice that you can get about a pack and a half of pleasure from each cartridge. The total cost per cartridge is about $1.87.
Personally I can’t tell any difference between the vapor that the eSmoke cartridge creates and the smoke from traditional cigarettes.
When I decided to start using the White Cloud electronic cigarette I had no way of knowing how much the simple change was going to affect my life. My life has improved in ways that I could never have imagined. Every single change has been triggered by the White Cloud e-cig cartridge.
The biggest difference now that I am using the White Cloud is that I have more money than I have ever had before. The reason for this is because the White Cloud cartridges are so reasonably priced. The current price of the White Cloud cartridge is $3.99. Every single cartridge provides me with about the same amount of pleasure that I used to get from two packs of cigarettes. I’ve been using the amount of money that I save to do fun things like trips to the beach with my friends and weekly manicures.
Previous to using the White Cloud cartridge I never realized just how boring my cigarettes were. Each time I place an order for new White Cloud cartridges I try out a new flavor. I love the variety. The flavor options that the White Cloud Company currently offers include;
I can’t get over how easy the White Cloud cartridge is to use. I don’t even have to think about it. When one cartridge runs out, I can pop the new one into its place and be puffing away with in just a couple of seconds. Every single cartridge I have used has worked great and the flavor of the vapor has been intense.
One of the things that I most like about the cartridges that the South Beach Smokes use is the price. I am spending a fraction of the price that I used to spend on a pack of cigarette. I am constantly coming up with new and entertaining ways to spend all my extra cash.
Another thing I’ve noticed about the South Beach cartridges is that they don’t get warm to the touch. The cartridge has been designed in such a way that it stays cool even during heavy use. Not only does this mean that I can hold onto the cartridge while puffing, but I don’t have to worry about it setting bits of paper and Kleenex on fire if they come into contact with the cartridge.
Even though I like the action of the South Beach Smoke cartridge and I feel that it delivers a very satisfying cloud of vapor and that it provides a good solid throat hit, I do wish that the company would have elected to go with the two piece style instead of the three piece design. Refilling the cartridges can be a pain, especially when I’m in a hurry.
I also noticed that South Beach Smoke’s cartridges flavors never changed during use. I’ve tried other brands of electronic cigarettes and as the vapor juice starts to get low, the vapor develops a metallic taste. In some cases the flavor gets so bad that I can’t even empty the cartridge. This has never happened when I’ve been using the South Beach cartridge. The flavor never changes from the first puff to the last.
Recently, South Beach Smoke began filling their cartridges with 100% US-made liquids. This proactive step, not only increases the taste and quality of the vapor, but also helps ensure that correct ingredients are used. We applaud South Beach for taking this step.
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When I decided that I wanted to start using electronic cigarettes as opposed to traditional cigarettes, the brand that I was initially drawn to was the Green Smoke. Everyone I talked to said that it provided the best flavor, throat hit, and also had the highest density. The thing that stopped me was the price of the starter kits. They were really expensive. A friend said that instead of purchasing the Green Smoke, I should first try out the Smokeless Delite.
I am so glad she pointed me to the Smokeless Delites. The cartridges that the Smokeless Delites use is basically the same thing as the Green Smoke, but the starter kits are more reasonably priced.
I love the cartridge that the Smokeless Delites use. When I first started to use the Smokeless Delite cartridge I was Deliteed with how easily the parts all snapped together. Of course once I had the cartridge snapped in place, I spent a considerable amount of time worrying that I wouldn’t be able to get the pieces apart again. It turned out that all my worrying was in vain, and I was able to replace the cartridge without any trouble.
The biggest problem I had with the Smokeless Delite was that I nearly exploded my lungs the first time I puffed. I made the mistake of taking a huge drag and the cartridge released far more vapor than I was prepared for. Now I’ve learned to take light, little puffs and am getting along much better.
*** Attention! As of this morning, 2/4/13, Safe Cig’s website is down. We believe this is just a temporary issue and will post any updates as we get them. In the meantime, we are recommending V2 Cigs because they have very comparable products. Check out the V2 Cigs Review here!***
There is a reason that the Safe Cig has become one of the most popular electronic cigarettes. One of the main reasons is the cartridge that the Safe Cig uses.
The Safe Cig Company is more concerned about making a quality product than they are about lots of flash. As a result, when it comes to different flavors of vapor juice, the Safe Cig does not have lots of wild and fun flavors to choose from. When it comes to vapor juice flavors, the Safe Cig only has three choices.
- Classic Tobacco
One of the things that really impressed me was the customer service department. When I decided to try out the Safe Cig, I wasn’t sure if I would like the vapor juice, so I contacted the customer service department and asked for their help. They were amazing. They asked which brand of cigarettes I smoke and based on that information they not only told me to use the Marl flavored cartridges, but they also advised that I use the vapor juice that contained 14mg of nicotine which was the closest to what I already used. In addition to the 14mg vapor juice, the Safe Cig Company also has cartridges that contain 18mg, 11mg, and 0mg of nicotine.
The Safe Cig Company opted to go with a two part design for their electronic cigarettes which means that instead of a complicated refillable cartridge, the Safe Cig cartridge is replaceable. I have never had a problem replacing the cartridge, and each one releases a very satisfying cloud of great tasting vapor.
The Pure Electronic cigarette is not one of the most popular brands of electronic cigarettes on the market, but I suspect that the lack of popularity has more to do with marketing than anything else. I have tried out the Pure Electronic cigarette and can’t find anything wrong with it.
The Pure Electronic cigarette is one of the newer brands of electronic cigarettes that is currently on the market. While I don’t think that it will provide much competition for brands like Green Smoke and Blue Cig, I do think that Premium Cig might have to reason to worry. Not only is the Pure Electronic cigarette a very affordable brand, but it is also has a hard working cartridge.
One of the things I would like to see is a bit more density to the vapor that the Pure Electronic cigarette cartridge produces. No matter how hard I puffed, I really couldn’t seem to build up a good cloud of vapor. Also, while the throat hit was okay, it didn’t have the power that some of the other brands possessed.
What the Pure Electronic cigarette cartridge lacks in power, it makes up for in consistency. Eveny time I went to use the electronic cartridge it worked. The vapor content was nice and steady. The flavor never changed, and I never had to exert myself to just to draw the vapor from the cartridge. While there are some things that the company could do to make their cartridge a bit more memorable, all in all, I was pleased with it.
When it comes to economic brands of electronic cigarettes, they don’t get much cheaper than the Eluma Electronic cigarette. Eluma has created five different flavored cartridges including a traditional tobacco flavor which is the only one I have used. The taste is good, and the vapor seems to be reasonably dense, especially when my cartridge was brand new.
The cartridge that the Eluma uses is refillable which is one of the reason that the Eluma cartridge is so affordable. Initially filling the Eluma cartridge can be a little time consuming, but you quickly get used to the process.
One of the things I want to warn you about is that even though the cartridge that the Eluma uses is refillable, it is not designed to last forever. Even on the official website, the company warns that the atomizer will eventually wear out an need to be replaced. The site claims that the average life span for an Eluma cartridge is anywhere from 2-6 months. I’m a heavy puffer and used my Eluma a great deal and managed to get four months out of my atomizer before I was forced to order a replacement. Towards the end of the third month I noticed that the vapor that the cartridge was producing did not seem as dense and it continued to taper off until I finally gave in and placed the order. As of right now, the cost of the new Eluma cartridge is $9.95. My advice is to order them cartridges two at a time so that you never have to worry about not having a spare when one finally bites the dust.
Shortly after they first went on sale, I tried the Blu Cigs and was really unimpressed with the cartridges that they used. I simply didn’t get as much use out of the cartridges as I did the cartridges that other brand of electronic cigarettes used. The fact that I didn’t like the cartridges made me sad, since I really, really liked the way that the Blu Cigs looked.
I recently heard that the company had gone back and redone their cartridges. This was all the information I needed to convince me to give the Blu Cigs another try.
I am pleased to report that the price of the Blu Cigs cartridge is still very reasonable. The cost of a five pack of cigarettes is a mere $12.00. When I started puffing on the new cartridges I was amazed. It seemed like the cartridges was bottomless. I later found out that the amount of vapor juice contained in every single cartridge is the equivalent of 100 cigarettes. I was able to get several days of vaping out of a single cartridge. The really nice thing about the new and improved Blu Cigs cartridges is that they are designed in such a way that they continue to stay fresh, even after the cartridge has been in use for several days. I have never noticed stale vapor juice.
There is nothing that I don’t like about the Blu Cigs. The vapor that the cartridges produce is nearly as dense as the vapor that the Green Smoke produces. Best of all, the last puff in the cartridge tastes just as good as the first puff.
It’s always a good idea to have enough full e-cig cartridges on hand. NicStick gives you two options. You can either order prefilled cartridges or if you prefer to use their tanks or refill your own, you can buy bottles of e-liquid. The available flavors are:
In my full review of NicStick electronic cigarettes, I had a few gripes with their website. Another issue I have is that the site lists six flavors but when you are in the shopping car there are actually the 11 flavors listed above. Additionally, you can only choose 18mg or 24mg nicotine levels but they note that you can email them to request 0mg, 7mg and 11mg strengths. One of the big advantages of e-cigs is the ability to choose lower nicotine levels or to step down from high to low and this is an annoying obstacle to that. Again, NicStick sells good products but they really need to work on the usability of their website.
I have tried the Tobacco and Menthol flavors and they are both better than average. If you have tried any of the other flavors, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.