A couple weeks back a company that’s new to me called DropDead Liquids reached out about a review. They’re not exactly new though as they’ve been around since 2016. Turns out they’re out of Waterloo and have a pretty interesting story on how they came about. Something to do with a school project but I’ll let you read up on that from their about page if you’re interested. Seems a pretty ambitious bunch and they’ve partnered up with DVINE Labs and Vape Brands so quality is assured. Now that Reddit has some new regs I’ll probably doing more reviews here on VapeDeals.ca and on a few other sites but will continue to post them to Reddit. Here are my honest thoughts on a selection of DropDead Liquids.
Bottles: The juices come in clear 60ml chubby gorilla style bottles with colourful labels bearing a white band with the name and flavour of the liquid printed across it. I always appreciate when they list the flavours on the bottle as well as the name although these are fairly apparent. The company name DropDead Liquids across the top and all the usual good stuff we like to see in fine print. Looks like they’re compliant as well. The juices are all 70vg blends and the set I was sent was in 3mg. Here’s a shot of the bottles I was sent:
Setup: Testing was done mostly in a Hadaly clone with my go to three core alien(3×28/36ni80) build from the amazing 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:
Official descriptions in brackets. Remember taste is subjective and results will vary!
DropDead Liquid’s Rapple (9.5/10)
(Site: Sweet Granny Smith Apples meets candied Raspberries. If you love your candy, you’ll love this.? Bottle: Raspberry+Apple)
My absolute favorite from the bunch, Rapple is a really interesting mix of soft almost powdery raspberry and tart green apple. It’s almost as though there’s a battle going on for attention with both vying for the lead but somehow complimenting each other in a surprisingly refreshing way. The green apple at times lends the raspberry that crisp tart freshness it sometimes lacks and reminds me of gnashing on fresh from the bush raspberries really transforming how it comes across. But then the apple really steps up and I get a nice crisp green apple that comes across like a sweet and tart Granny Smith fresh from the tree. It’s a really interesting twist for me and one I’m quite sure I’ve never experienced before.
I’ve tried Grapple flavours and any number of other raspberry mixes but this is the first Rapple that I’ve tried and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. Being that the raspberries are candied it is a somewhat sweet flavour and tends to leave a hint of sweetness on the lips but it’s not really sugary and the whole thing comes off as really clean tasting. It’s more like a sweet fruity aftertaste that tends to linger a bit and not like full on sugar lips. Nice and clean and after vaping through the first 20+mls my wicks don’t look much worse for wear either. Definitely one of the more eye opening raspberry blends that I’ve tried and hands down the winner of the bunch for me.
Green Melon (8/10)
(Site: Sour green apples infused with fresh juicy watermelon. Sour meets sweet. Bottle: Sour Green Apple+Watermelon)
This one to me is really sweet. From it I mostly just get sweet juicy watermelon, like a refreshing watermelon juice but with a touch of tart green apple candy on the finish. The green apple almost gets lost amidst the bright juicy watermelon but still manages to poke through on the very tail end giving it a sort of green apple Jolly rancher finish. It can impart a slight artificial candy taste but it’s not unpleasant especially if you keep your wicks wet as I found I got more of it as I got closer to dry wicks. I do tend to like watermelon flavours and this one is rather refreshing but it’s fairly one noted since the green apple stays fairly light in the mix. That doesn’t mean it isn’t tasty though.
Fans of bright sweet refreshing watermelon and candy flavours will appreciate it’s simple straightforward approach. It’s definitely more of a juicy watermelon flavour to me then it is a sweet and sour mix but like I mentioned above I’m a fan of watermelon flavours simple or not and this one tastes nice and clean and despite not having much of a sour punch I managed to put a significant dent in the bottle just testing it out. A bit on the sweet side so maybe more of a treat then an all day for me but a nice watermelon flavour none the less.
White Pear Peach (7.5/10)
(Site: Tart Peaches fused perfected with ripe Asian Pear?. The perfect fruity vape. Bottle: Pear+Peach+Cranberry)
This one starts of bright and sweet, the peach is probably the most notable upfront followed by sweet pear with just the lightest tart cranberry on the finish. Again another sweet flavour but it manages to taste clean despite the sweetness much like the others. For me the peach gives it a sort of thick middle and occasionally clashes a bit with the other fruits while other times it seems perfectly in tune. Having grown up eating Asian pears I was pretty excited to try this one but the pear really isn’t the star of the show I was hoping it’d be since it has to contend with the significantly stronger peach component.
I almost feel like there’s something else to it, something a little more tropical like maybe jackfruit but it could just be the way the somewhat unusual mix of peach, pear and cran play together. It’s a little sweet and a little tart and a little more natural tasting then the other two with it’s interesting blend of fruits. I’m just not sure how I feel about it even after spending close to a week going back and forth with it but fans of truly interesting fruit blends would do well to check this one out. Definitely a different kind of blend.
All in all a very nicely done set from DropDead. From what I understand their lineup stands to grow every 16-20 weeks or each semester as they bring on new University or College students to help develop and grow their brand. With constant re-injections of fresh ideas it’s a truly different model these guys have built and one that I’m interested to see develop. So I imagine supporting them not only helps grow a local small business but will also help support students in their future development. With a model like that it’s hard not to want to get behind them so if you’ve never given them a try before I’d highly recommend you do. And to the good folks at DropDead E-Liquids, thanks so much for sending these my way I really enjoyed them and I wish you all the best in your continued growth and success.