Here’s a look at a new set from an old favorite, The Juice Punk. If you’ve never heard of The Juice Punk they’re an incredible company out of Pickering Ontario that’s always added their own personal flair to their products and presentation, think Whit-e Octopus of the North and you wouldn’t be far off. Their products always come in a beautiful box along with some gorgeously crafted notebooks, stickers and others such things really elevating the experience of opening a package received from them. Their most recent release is a follow up to their successful salt nic line Lix but with a slight twist. The new line is called LIX15 and this is what I think of it.
The juices all come in little 15ml authentic Chubby Gorilla bottles each sporting a colourful metallic label with LIX15 at the top and a simple image depicting the flavour inside. They vary in colour depending on the flavour and they also have the name of the flavour listed down the side. The names are pretty descriptive and with the image on the front there shouldn’t be any question as to which one is which. The juices are all in a 60vg blend and the set I got was in 20mg.
Testing was done in a Berserker MTL RDA with a simple 30g kanthal build, about 6/7 wraps on a 2.5mm coming out to about 1.8ohms and running between 10-15w. Some of them were also tested in a Geekvape Frenzy with fresh NS 1.2ohm coils.
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Site description: A Classic Fruity Blend
My thoughts: To me this is quite a different take on a fruit punch. Generally if it’s called fruit punch I kind of expect that bright red artificial tropical taste that so many of us grew up on as kids. With this Fruit Punch I get a punchy red mix of a different kind. I pick up notes of bright apple or maybe pear, something somewhat light and almost sharp. To me it’s more of a white fleshed fruit taste like candy apple or something like that and less tropical like I’d expect.
This one also has a tiny bit of throat hit along with just the tiniest perfume like note which I’m guessing comes from one of the components such as pear. Unfortunately this is one of those fruity blends where I have a real hard time distinguishing the different elements and since they aren’t listed it’s going to remain a bit of a mystery. Don’t get me wrong though it’s still a nice punchy mix of fruit that I’m sure plenty of folks will enjoy it just wasn’t the punch I was expecting.
Flavour Accuracy: 6/10
Overall experience: 6/10
Site description: A Blast of Juicy. Ripe Mango
My thoughts: Mango has been a very common flavour over the past year or so. It’s a bright tropical taste that many people simply adore however it does have a slightly darker side and can at times come off a touch skunky for lack of a better word. With Mango I get a bright and tangy taste of exactly that, mango. For a mainly mango based flavour it’s not really skunky at all and I suspect it might be tempered with a bit of peach or possibly apricot, definitely an orange fruit whatever it may be.
I also get a tiny bit of throat hit from this one which might be from the mango or possibly peach if it’s in there as they’re both known to be throat ticklers on their own. There’s also something a tiny bit sharp with this one, almost citrus like but it comes across nice and clean and bright and doesn’t really dampen anything for me. Though it’s pretty a straight forward flavour it’s one that I’d say gives you exactly what you’d expect.
Flavour Accuracy: 8.5/10
Overall experience: 8/10
Site description: Sweet Melon Overtones with a Rich Berry Base
My thoughts: This was one of my favorites from the line as I do tend to love melon based flavours. With Melonberry I get a refreshing mix of strawberry and cantaloupe. I find I smell the strawberry more than I actually taste it and the melon is definitely the more forward element in the flavour. The strawberry I suspect mostly contributes to the sweetness but I do pick up hints of it on the very tail end as well. There may be some other berry in there but if there is it gets lost in the mix.
The cantaloupe is a familiar taste, sweet and well rounded and for me the main component of the flavour. There’s something about Melonberry that’s really nice and fresh tasting, well rounded and with just a light sweetness, for me it’s borderline addicting and exactly the sort of thing I gravitate to when it comes to melon flavours.
Flavour Accuracy: 8.5/10
Overall experience: 8.5/10
Site description: A Fine Blend of Tobacco Highlighted with Nutty Pecans.
My thoughts: This was by far my favorite of the line and one of the more complex flavours from the set. Pecanilla is a really interesting mix of a fine blend tobacco mixed with creamy vanilla and nutty pecans. It’s a fairly bold flavour with the rich buttery pecans being one of the more dominant notes in the mix. Lightly toasted, rich and nutty it’s a taste I can’t seem to get enough of. They’re nestled in a lightly sweet vanilla cream which makes the perfect base for those toasty nuts and fine tobacco.
The tobacco has more of a dry cured taste as opposed to a fresh leaf or a cigar sort of thing but it stays quite mild in the mix and is more of a savoury back note. It could be something like a Canadian blend but with the pecan and vanilla being the star attractions at this show it’s kind of hard to put a finger on. Lightly sweet with a nice deep nutty buttery flavour this one is hard for me to put down. I’ll admit I am a big fan of mixed tobacco flavours but I’ve got to say this is one of the better ones I’ve tried of late. Even if you’re not in to tobaccos this would be well worth trying. Now if I can just get it in a bigger bottle…
Flavour Accuracy: 9/10
Overall experience: 9/10
Site description: Savoury & Sweet Goodness.
My thoughts: Who doesn’t love salted caramel anything? With Salted-C I get a rich, lightly sweet, delicately buttery salted caramel treat. Caramel is a really popular confection for a reason, it’s sweet buttery and rich in all the right ways and when you add a sprinkle of salt to the mix it’s a match made in heaven. There’s something to be said about the way salt works with sweet and with Salted-C I get that perfect balance between sweet and salty and one that won’t lead to a trip to the dentist.
The caramel obviously is the more dominant flavour in the mix, sweet and buttery it’s pretty delicious on it’s own but with Salted-C just that little hint of salt in the mix it kicks it up to another level. I’ll admit I normally have a hard time tasting the salt component in a salted caramel flavour but with this one I definitely get that salty vibe from it and it’s pretty darn tasty. A very simple flavour that caramel fans will probably appreciate!!
Flavour Accuracy: 8.5/10
Overall experience: 8/10
Site description: A Bold Blast of Intense Grape Flavour.
My thoughts: I got to say when I first cracked Sour Grape it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Based on the name alone I was kind of expecting a punchy grape flavour with a touch of sour added to it but instead I find Sour Grape is a fairly strong blend of a lime or lemonade with just a touch of a candy-like grape on the finish. To me it’s almost more lemonade than it is grape which I’m not even upset about as I must admit I’m not generally a big fan of grape flavours since they can often taste of medicine. I find it tastes like a refreshing lemonade, twangy and sour with a very light touch of grape on the very end. I’m guessing Grape Lemonade might have sounded odd so they went with Sour Grape but to me this one is just barely a grape flavour. It’s kind of the equivalent of a pink lemonade but slightly more purple.
The grape I do get from it is light, sweet and a touch powdery like a typical grape flavour tends to be. Luckily with such a small taste of it I don’t get any kind of medicine-like taste or anything which actually works better for me. If your’e in to lemonade and grape flavours you might want to check this interesting mix out.
Flavour Accuracy: 7.5/10
Overall experience: 7.5/10
I quite enjoyed the original Lix lineup but I think I might just enjoy LIX15 a tiny bit more. The flavours are all well developed and there’s enough variety among them that nearly anyone could find one among them they’d enjoy especially if you include the original LIX line as well. Also being produced by The Juice Punk I have absolutely no questions when it comes quality as I believe all of their products are produced in an ISO 7 lab using pharmaceutical grade ingredients. I should mention this line is new enough that they aren’t even listed on The Juice Punk site but I was able to find them on a select few retailers pages. So if you’re looking for something new and enjoy using salt based liquids I’d have no trouble recommending you check out The Juice Punk and their new LIX15 line!!