Honest review time: React from DropDead Liquids

Here’s a look at a new set sent over from the folks at DropDead Liquids. You remember DropDead they’re the guys who started a juice company as part of a college project and are still going strong today. The new line is called React and it’s a salt nic based line for both subohm and high-resistance setups so you don’t necessarily need a pod device to enjoy them. The set of three is based on bright fruity flavours with a slight chill. The line also has a distinct millennial feel to them with names that equate to modern slang with each one sporting a semi-inspirational quote on the label. Here are my honest thoughts on React from DropDead Liquids.


The set arrived in a neat looking triangular shaped box, inside the juices come in nice dark coloured Chubby Gorilla bottles with white caps and mostly white labels. Each label bears a name and a quote/motto with the colour of the motto changing from flavour to flavour. They’ve got a very clean and modern look to them though I’m not really sure about the somewhat juvenile names they sport. I get that these were produced by college kids so it could just be that I’m out of touch but considering the context of the industry when it comes to underage vaping I’m not sure they do them any favours. Either way, I still think they look great. The subohm liquids come in a 70vg ratio in 60ml bottles while the highohm liquids come in 60vg in 30ml bottles but I noticed the subohm liquids aren’t labeled as salts which may confuse some. The ones I got were in 3mg and 25mg respectively.


High ohm:
Testing was done in a Berserker MTL RDA and a Galaxies MTL RDA with simple 30g kanthal builds, about 6/7 wraps on a 2.5mm coming out to about 1.8ohms and running between 10-15w. RDAs were washed and rinsed in between flavours. Some were also tested in a variety of pods that I had on hand.

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! Sorry no retail links available at this time.


Site description: Orange, Peach, Chilled

My thoughts: React’s Srsly is easily my favorite of the three new flavours. It’s a wonderful blend of orange and peach with just a touch of cooling on the finish. The orange in the mix reminds me of an artificial orange flavour like Tang and is a bit more forward in the mix compared to the peach. It’s not artificial in a bad way though as it reminds me of that nostalgic tangy powdered drink of my childhood. The peach in the mix sort of props it up giving it considerably more depth and plays really nicely with the citrus twang of the orange. It sort of makes it more natural despite still tasting like a powdered drink mix. That chill on the finish though really kicks the whole thing up and almost gives it an orange Tic Tac kind of vibe which happen to be my favorite of the Tacs. Definitely one of the punchier orange blends I’ve tried and easily my personal fav from the line.

Presentation: 8/10
Flavour Accuracy: 9/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
Overall quality: 9/10


Site description: Blue raspberry, Sour, Chilled

My thoughts: React’s Yikes, it’s another blue raspberry… This one is obviously more of a personal taste sort of thing as I’m really not a fan of blue raspberry flavours though I’ve probably tried several dozen of them by now. There’s something just a bit too unnatural about them for me to enjoy. That said Yikes at least adds a little bit to the mix to try and distinguish it from the rest. It comes with just a touch and I mean a touch of sour to it. For me it really leans more towards sweet than sour but you do pick up a hint of it. It also finishes with the same sort of cooling sensation as Srsly, a very mild cooling without any mint in the mix. The blue raspberry comes off soft and a bit powdery like many others do. It tastes, well like a blue freezie or blue raspberry candy which I’m sure almost everyone is familiar with. Though it’s not my cup of tea it’s decently mixed and I’m sure fans of blue raspberry will dig it!

Presentation: 8/10
Flavour Accuracy: 7/10
Uniqueness: 5/10
Overall quality: 9/10

y tho

Site description: Grape, Jackfruit, Chilled

My thoughts: Here’s another flavour by React that doesn’t tend to win me over, grape. With React’s Y Tho I get a sweet juicy candy or Koolaid kind of grape. It’s got a slight powdery, borderline medicine taste but doesn’t quite tip the scales. It’s the addition of Jack fruit I believe that really saves this flavour. The Jack fruit adds some significant body to the mix, it’s not creamy but thicker and slightly more natural tasting. Being Asian I grew up munching the iconic looking armoured fruit so it’s a very welcome taste and despite being an unusual mix the two flavours oddly work together. As for the cooling, it’s the same with this one where it’s just a slight cooling sensation mostly on the exhale without any mint or anything like that. It’s fairly mild so folks who don’t normally enjoy menthol type flavours might actually be able to enjoy it.

Presentation: 8/10
Flavour Accuracy: 8/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
Overall quality: 9/10

Final thoughts:

I probably say this quite a bit but even though the blue raspberry didn’t win me over I quite enjoyed the set in general. Srsly is one of the tastiest orange/peach flavours I’ve tried and the grape/jack fruit was a surprising but pleasant twist. Their juices are produced by Dvine labs so absolutely no question about quality and after going through the set I’d have no trouble recommending to anyone to go and check them out whether a subohm vaper or a mouth to lung vaper this set should work for just about anyone. So great job to the gents at DropDead, another very solid lineup!!!

How it adds up
Y Tho8.2
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