Honest review time: A few new flavours from Trainwreck ejuice

Here’s a look at a few new things sent over from Danny of Trainwreck ejuice fame. Two of these new liquids are salt nicotine based while the other two are from his traditional line and are made with regular freebase nicotine. One thing to note is Danny fairly recently teamed up with Theory Labs so all of his liquids are now produced by them so you know they’re made with quality ingredients and with great care. If you’re not familiar with Danny and Trainwreck ejuice he makes some very unique flavours that tend to be just a bit different from the masses but are still incredible and tasty.  I’ve personally been thoroughly enjoying this new salt nic line and have barely put it down since it arrived. Here are my honest thoughts on the lastest from Trainwreck.

Bottles:

The juices come in two different bottle types, the regular liquids are in 60ml chubby gorilla bottles while the salt based liquids are in 30ml chubby gorillas. I didn’t see it listed but I believe the regular liquids are in a 70vg blend while the salts are labeled as a thinner 60vg blend. The regular liquids I got were in 3mg and the salt based ones were in 40mg. The labels on his original line flavours are bright and colourful but still denote all the important info we like to see while his new salt based flavours come in much more subdued colours of black and yellow with the image and text being inversed between the two. They have a worn, slightly tattered look and I think they look great! Here’s a shot of the two styles of bottles I received.

Setup:

Testing of the regular liquids 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. For the salt based liquids testing was done in a JustFog Minifit with fresh pods as well as a Smok Novo also with fresh Pods. Here’s a shot of a fresh build:

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OG Line

Clarity

Site description: Apricot, Pomegranate with a refreshing fruit melody.

My thoughts: Apricot flavours are not a common thing in the industry. While I think many of us know of at least one that’s made by an infamous vendor from Reddit I think most of us would be hard pressed to name a second one. So when I looked at the description for Clarity and knowing Danny I knew it was going to be different and boy is it ever. Clarity is an interesting mix of apricot, pomegranate and some other mystery fruit medley. What I get from it is a thick, warm and deep flavoured apricot that’s much more akin to a dried apricot then it is to a fresh juicy one. The pomegranate mostly gets lost in the mix and of the fruit medley I can’t really pick out any one individual fruit but I do pick up the essence of orchard fruits and stone fruits like apple, pear or nectarine. There’s something oddly familiar in it I can’t quite place but that’s sort of thick like mango or jackfruit but not quite tropical. If a flavour can be heavy then this one might qualify. Of the few apricot flavours I’ve tried this one is the densest when it comes to actual apricot flavour like he’s taken a bunch of dried apricots and crammed them in to a juice. I’m pretty sure this is the type of flavour that won’t be for everyone but fans of real apricot will surely want to check this unique flavour out!!

Focus

Site description: Fresh Lemonade splashed with Strawberries and Kiwi.

My thoughts: I’ve had a lot of lemonade flavours come through this past year but with such a wide variety in the mixes that I’ve received it’s fair to say some are definitely better than others. With Focus I get a really soft lemonade, like it’s very smooth for a citrus based flavour with very little bite. It’s mixed with a touch of strawberry which adds to the sweetness of it but without taking focus away from the actual lemonade. However I only tend to pick up hints of the strawberry here and there so it’s a fairly subtle addition in the blend. The kiwi too gets a bit lost in the mix as the sour from the lemon and the sweet from the strawberry sort of overwhelm it making it really hard to pick up on it’s own. For a lemonade flavour it’s nice and pleasant but it also doesn’t really stand out from the crowd much as I’ve seen quite a few strawberry lemonade flavours over the years and I’m pretty sure a few of them even included kiwi. Don’t get me wrong it’s a very nicely crafted flavour but if you’ve ever tried a decent lemonade flavour you’ll know what to expect with this one. Personally I wouldn’t have minded it being just a touch sweeter or maybe with a hint of real zest to kick it up a notch but as it stands it’s a pretty solid lemonade flavour that I’m sure any fan of citrus flavours will appreciate.

Salt Line

Depiction

Site description: Sweet Honey Vanilla.

My thoughts: I love honey. I put it on toast, I put it in tea, I use it in cooking and I’ve been known to just eat it straight out of the jar. It’s one of natures best sugar substitutes but with so much more flavour than just plain old sugar. With Depiction I get a wonderful mix of honey and vanilla and oh boy is it beautiful. I’m guessing Danny likes honey too as this is his second honey based flavour, the first one Ripper Sauce was an incredible mix of honey and almond and it is absolutely heavenly especially for a fan of natures gold like me. So naturally I was quite excited to try out Depiction after reading the description online. It’s a simple mix, just honey and vanilla but the two flavours couldn’t have been more right for each other and in Depiction they feel like a natural pairing. The honey gives it a beautiful, light, almost floral sweetness to it while the vanilla fills it out giving it significantly more body and lending it a smooth creamy finish. For me I mostly just get the honey with the vanilla sort of filling it out and supporting it without battling it out for the lead. It’s such a simple yet practical pairing I’m surprised I haven’t tasted anything like it before. Sure there are a number of milk and honey flavours out there but this one is more than that, it’s honey and vanilla so it’s much more fragrant and full feeling. For some it might be a bit too simple but for me it’s exactly the kind to thing I gravitate to and it works really well as an all day flavour, at least for me!!

Rendition

Site description: French Vanilla Cappuccino topped with a light smooth Banana Cream!

My thoughts: Rendition is pretty much what I’d consider a classic Danny flavour. It’s a somewhat unusual mix of French Vanilla Cappuccino and banana cream. I realize it sounds like an oddball combination but trust me, somehow it works. The banana cream is upfront and is usually the first flavour to hit my tongue with the cappuccino sort of settling in underneath it, however the two seem to flip flop from time to time where at times the coffee flavour is a bit more forward before flipping back again to banana. Sometimes after picking it up I get nothing but coffee and then a few draws in it sort of switches back to the banana. Like I said it’s unusual but it works. The banana cream gives it a nice creamy feel, really filling out the body of the flavour while the coffee really bumps up the complexity of it adding significantly more depth to the flavour overall. The cappuccino I get from it is rich and authentic with just a hint of that bitter, almost burnt taste you get from a rich cup of cappuccino. I absolutely love coffee and coffee flavours but I also enjoy a good banana flavour so the two of these together in a single flavour somehow hits the proverbial spot with me. If you’re a fan of banana cream or coffee flavours you’ll want to check this one out!!!


Overall:

As I mentioned Danny makes some really incredible flavours and they’re usually just a little bit different from the norm which as far as I’m concerned sets him apart from so many others out there. Being that it’s made by Theory labs I also know it’s made with quality and care. I’ve personally been really digging this new salt line and like I said I’ve barely set them down since they arrived. If you like flavours that are just a little bit different from the usual but still tasty as ever you’ll definitely want to check out Danny’s offerings from Trainwreck ejuice, I don’t think you’ll be dissappointed!! So huge thanks to Danny once again for setting me up with some of his fantastic flavours!!