After a few conversations at CVE Edmonton this past spring I’m convinced this year we will be seeing a lot of subohm salt nicotine options hitting the market. Considering salt based nicotine is smoother, it oxidizes less and is more quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body it only seems logical to move from traditional free-base nicotine to salt based nicotine. For the most part salt nic has been made available in high nicotine concentrations and have been meant to be used with high resistance, low power devices as in not for subohm devices.
Now companies are offering salt nicotine liquids with much lower concentrations so they can be readily used in the average subohm setup. One of the first to hit the market that I’ve seen was called RAW and was produced by Salt Nix. Following on the success of their RAW launch Salt Nix has now come out with an entire new line called Boost which aims to tackle the low concentration salt nicotine liquid market. Here are my honest thoughts on Boost from Salt Nix.
The liquids come in white opaque 60ml authentic Chubby Gorilla bottles with fairly simple yet colourful labels. On each bottle the name of the flavour is printed vertically with the colour of the print matching the flavour. In all there are three flavours with each label being colour coded to the flavour it contains. The white bottles look great but make it pretty difficult to see how much juice you have left. All three liquids are 80vg blends and the ones I got were in 3mg and one in 6mg so I’ll list it with the description.
Testing was done mostly in a Hadaly clone with a three core alien(3×28/36ni80) build from the Canadian Coil makers SaddleHorse Blues, 4/5 wraps on a 2.5mm coming out to 0.28 ohms and running between 35-45w. Using Puff cotton, rda rinsed and rewicked in between. Here’s a shot of a fresh build:
Remember taste is subjective and results will vary! Click the titles for links to the products.
Boost Salt Nix Great Grape:
Site description: A super-chew purple grape gummy! This seriously delicious grape gummy e-liquid is a sweet delight! 6mg
My Thoughts: With a name like Great Grape I kind of had some big expectations from this one but unfortunately it ended up my least favorite in the line. As soon as I cracked open the bottle I was met with a familiar thick artificial grape smell. It’s a smell I’m rather well acquainted with especially since I have two kids. It’s that sickly sweet syrupy smell of grape cough syrup.
Luckily it doesn’t taste much like what it smells but even so it didn’t offer quite enough to win me over. From it I get a sort of grape Freezie or grape Blowpop kind of taste but it’s somewhat light, like it almost has a powdery quality to it but not quite. It tends to leave a lingering grape medicine taste on the lips which wore on me pretty quickly.
I’m not sure if it was intentional but this one came in 6mg but was just as smooth as the other two that were at 3mg. Admittedly grape flavours aren’t something I tend to gravitate to but I have had some good ones in the past, Great Grape however just isn’t my thing. I’m sure fans of grape flavours will appreciate this one but unfortunately it’s not for me.
Boost Salt Nix Best in Berry:
Site description: It’s simply put, the best in show. This red berry e-liquid is a precise balance of candy sweetness and ripe red berries. 3mg
My Thoughts: Based on the name alone I was half expecting a generic mixed berry sort of flavour but realized pretty quickly that the line is based on candy flavours and Best in Berry is essentially a Swedish Berry. I’ve always been a big fan of the bright red berry shaped candy and it’s fish shaped counterpart the Swedish Fish which just happen to be produced in my little home town of Hamilton, Ontario. It’s sweet and bright with a flavour that almost any Canadian will recognize.
Best in Berry does a pretty fantastic job of delivering a nostalgic hit of my childhood. It tastes about as close to an actual Swedish Berry as one could get. It’s got that classic bright red artificial berry flavour that many have compared to a lingonberry but it’s never been confirmed by the company that makes them.
However if you consider the fact that lingonberry is a staple in Sweden the name of the candy kind of makes sense. I’m not saying that Best in Berry tastes like lingonberry but I will say it tastes like a Swedish Berry and even though I don’t vape many candy flavours this one I quite enjoy!! Fans of Swedish Berries and Swedish Fish will definitely want to check this one out!!
Boost Salt Nix Peach Please:
Site description: Mind your manners with Peach Please! A sweet and juicy peach candy that’ll make your mouth pucker. 3mg
My Thoughts: Peach Please was my surprise favorite of the bunch. It might be due to the fact that it doesn’t taste much like a candy flavour. I get more of a Tim Hortons peach drink sort of vibe, the good stuff made in the fountain before the bottled garbage became the norm. Peach Please delivers a bright and tangy burst of peach flavour.
No it’s not like biting in to a fresh from the tree peach but I also didn’t think it tasted a whole lot like Peach Rings which is what I believe it was meant to be. Instead it reminds me more of that classic peach drink made from the powder that you’d get at Tim Hortons. I know I’ve made the reference before but it’s the closest thing I could compare it to. For the younger folks who’ve only experienced bottled peach juice from Tims if you’ve ever tried Peach Tang it’s kind of like that.
The flavour is quite bright, almost tart and kind of gets you in the corner of the mouth like a citrus flavour often does but with the tang of peach instead. It’s sweet but not sweetened with just enough tartness to make it pop. It should make for a nice refreshing summertime vape especially for fans of bright and tangy peach flavours.
While the new lineup didn’t present any mind blowing new flavours I suspect the team at Salt Nix are doing something similar to their original Salt Nix line, producing simple yet well executed flavours to offer a lineup that nearly anyone can appreciate. With salt nicotine based liquids I sort of feel as though it’s almost more about the nicotine experience then it is with the actual flavour and with Boost it’s been a really smooth and tasty introduction to the world of subohm salts.