Here’s a look at a couple of interesting flavours from a company called NicBuzz Eliquide or NBE for short. They’re a company out of Québec so these might be a bit of a challenge for some folks to find but for those in QC they should be more accessible. I’m actually not a stranger to NicBuzz and did a review for them all the way back at the beginning of 2017 so I know they’ve been around for quite some time. They make some really interesting flavours and one of my all time favs came from their former Happy Boat line. Julien the gentleman who reached out to me sent over quite a few things but I wanted to get to a couple of them right away. Here are my honest thoughts on Tabac II Tobacco(2II2) and Maple Leaf Cookie(MLC) from NicBuzz Eliquide.
Bottles: The juices come in clear authentic 60ml Chubby Gorilla bottles. The tobacco flavour 2II2 label is white with a tobacco leaf and vanilla flower wrapped around it while MLC is also primarily white with some faded maple leaves creating a subtle background around their stylized deer bearing logo. I think they look really clean and classy and they also include all of the important info we like to see on them. While they don’t list the profiles they’re both standalone flavours so I doubt you’ll mix them up with any others. Both juices come in a 70vg blend and the ones I got were both in 3mg but they’re also available with nic salts in a 50/50 blend, I also got some of those in 50mg. Here are some shots of the bottles I received:
Setup: The standard liquid was tested mostly in a Hadaly clone with a three core alien(3×28/36ni80) build from the incredible Canadian Coil makers SaddleHorse Blues, 4/5 wraps on a 2.5mm coming out to 0.28 ohms and running between 35-45w. The salt nic versions were tested in a Berseker MTL RDA with a 1.8ohm 30g basic build as well as a few fresh pod devices I had on hand. Using Puff cotton, rdas rinsed and rewicked in between. Here’s a shot of a fresh build in the Hadaly:
Remember taste is subjective and results will vary! Sorry no links for this one!
Tabac 2 Tobacco(2II2)
Description: Tobacco cake mixture
2II2 has got to be one of the most dessert forward tobacco flavours I’ve tried yet. Tobacco flavours make up a large part of my regular rotation and while I often lean towards the more realistic tobacco flavours some of my all time favorites are blends like Tabac 2 Tobacco dessert forward with just a touch of tobacco. The description is pretty simple, a tobacco cake mixture but what I get from it is quite a bit different from what I was expecting.
Upfront I get a fairly strong brown sugar or maple flavour that sort of turns it into a pudding chômeur as opposed to a traditional white cake. I get deep notes of vanilla with just the lightest spicy tobacco finish. It’s a fairly sweet flavour and the brown sugar gives it an almost syrupy taste but it’s not cloying and sort of calms down after vaping on it for a while. The tobacco flavour is actually pretty subtle and acts more like a finishing spice note in the mix as opposed to taking a starring role. Don’t get me wrong I definitely get a smoky dry leaf tobacco note from it but it’s obviously more of a sweet cured tobacco or at least that’s how it comes across in this mix. Other times I think I get a sort of sweet pipe tobacco but again it’s such a subtle bottom note that it’s hard to pin down precisely.
For me it’s got pretty much everything I enjoy in one flavour but like I said this one is on the sweet side so even I have trouble keeping up with it all day. It might be a good introduction to tobacco flavours for those that are curious but might be put off by a strong overbearing tobacco forward flavour or for fans of desserts who are looking for something a little deeper in flavour.
MLC(Maple Leaf Cookie)
Description: MLC is the one and only traditional maple biscuit
Chances are if you’re a Canadian you’re familiar with those little maple flavoured cookies that are shaped like little maple leaves. They’re practically a staple of Canadian childhood and one of those treats that pretty much everyone enjoys. Well NBE managed to take the classic taste of Canada in a cookie and cram it in to one heck of a delectable juice. It’s exactly the kind of flavour that I look for as an all day vape and I’ve barely been able to put it down.
Right off the bat it hits you pretty strong with the sweet taste of maple syrup but only on the first puff or two. After that it calms down considerably leaving mostly the taste of the maple icing you get from those sweet little maple cookies. It’s a light flavour and I mostly taste the cookie in the aftertaste, like it leaves a wonderful lingering taste of maple cookies in my mouth. It’s not quite sugar lips sweet but it’s definitely up there in sweetness but considering it’s a maple cookie it’s pretty much perfect. I particularly like how delicate the flavour is, like it’s almost fleeting. It satisfies but still manages to keep me wanting more.
Often with maple flavours I find they have a fairly strong unnatural taste to them but with MLC they’ve balanced it out perfectly with the taste of the icing and the light wafer like cookie. I think it just might be my favorite maple based flavour yet and I’ve tried a lot of them. If you’re a fan of those little maple leaf cookies you’re going to want to hunt some of this stuff down, it’s absolutely incredible!!!
NBE makes some really incredible flavours and I just found a new favorite from them with MLC!! My only real regret is I won’t readily be able to find it near me or even online simply for the fact they are from Québec. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again some of Canada’s best mixologists are from Québec so it’s a real shame the laws are the way they are. If you’re in Québec or happen to be visiting make sure to keep an eye out for NicBuzz Eliquide!!