Vaporus out of Quebec has long been one of my favorite companies in Canada. I vaped literal liters of their PB&Jealous when I was still fairly new to vaping. I even had the honor of visiting their newly constructed labs and doing a ‘review’ as a newbie reviewer several years back. Needless to say they make some really fantastic liquids and only seem to get better as the years go by. Most recently they launched a new line of fruity flavours but with a slight twist. Each of the flavours in the line has a touch of aloe added to them. Maybe it’s my Asian background but I’m a huge fan of nearly anything aloe related so for me this was a very welcomed new addition. Here are my honest thoughts on Vera from Vaporus Laboratories.
The juices all come in clear 60ml Chubby Gorilla style bottles with bright colourful metallic labels. The labels are simple and clean with the name Vera running down the face and a little pictogram next to it showing the constituents of the flavour. The juices all come in 80vg blends and the set I got was in 3mg.
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. Click here for a shot of the build.
Remember taste is subjective and results will vary! Click the titles for links to the products!! (Sorry no link for Blue)
Flavour profile: Mango, Pineapple, Aloe
My thoughts: Mango has been an immensely popular flavour this past year and it’s not the first time I’ve come across the combination of mango and pineapple but with Yellow I can definitely say it’s the first time I’ve tried the two combined with some aloe. What I get from Yellow is a very punchy mix of bright mango and sweet pineapple with maybe just a hint of citrus in there as well. I find the aloe is actually a fairly subtle addition but it gives the flavour a fresher more realistic taste rather than take the spotlight for itself, which I actually found was the case for all three flavours.
I find Yellow is quite punchy at first but it settles really quickly and ends up coming across rather smooth and soft. The mango is the more dominant flavour in the mix but it doesn’t come across as sharp, biting or skunky as mango can sometimes be. The pineapple much like the aloe is also a fairly light addition and thankfully doesn’t give the flavour that pineapple gummy sort of taste I get from so many other pineapple flavours. It’s more like the pineapple is just there to add a touch of sweetness and kick up the tropical fruitiness of the blend. For me it’s pretty much perfect. This one I would consider all day vape material and I’m sure most any fan of mango will dig this one too!
Flavour profile : Raspberry, Apple, Aloe
My thoughts: I have a long sordid history with blue raspberry flavours so I got to admit I wasn’t really looking forward to trying this one. I should however have known better than to judge a book by it’s cover, especially one written by Vaporus. With blue I actually get a fantastic mix of sweet raspberry and tart crisp apple again with just a subtle hint of aloe and mainly on the finish. I find the apple really crisps up the flavour where raspberry can often times come across feeling thick almost syrupy, this doesn’t suffer from that at all. Definitely not your typical blue raspberry flavour and it actually reminds me a bit a yummy grape apple I had not too long ago.
I should also say that the raspberry in this at least for me doesn’t really taste all that blue and leans more towards a classic red raspberry flavour. Maybe it’s got some bluerasp or blueberry in it to change the tone a bit but with that crisp red apple mixed in it’s kind of hard to tell. The apple however really changes the tone of the whole flavour and I got to say it makes it immensely more enjoyable for a guy like me. That aloe on the finish gives it just the slightest green taste, not like green apple but more like botanical green which again just props up the authenticity of the fruit flavours. Finally a ‘blue’ raspberry I can actually get behind!
Flavour profile : Watermelon, Dragon Fruit, Aloe
My thoughts: Perhaps my favorite of the three, Pink is primarily a watermelon flavour but nothing like your typical watermelon mixes on the market. It mixes the classic bright sweet taste of watermelon with a thicker almost creamy dragon fruit and again just a touch of aloe to freshen things up. The watermelon flavour is familiar, it’s not the most natural taste but one that I actually quite enjoy. It’s sweet, somewhat candy like and reminds me a bit of watermelon Hubba Bubba bubblegum. If you’ve tried any number of watermelon flavours you’ll be familiar with this taste.
It’s between the dragon fruit and the aloe that really switches things up for Pink. The dragon fruit which in itself is a very mild flavour adds a nice thick mouthfeel to the flavour, really thickening it up and smoothing out the edges. It gives it an almost creamy feel which I really dig. It also adds a touch more of an exotic fruitiness to it but doesn’t really take the focus away from the watermelon. The aloe like the other flavours comes through mainly on the finish adding an even fresher more realistic taste to the whole thing. Delicious!
Considering the line is named Vera and based on aloe inspired flavours I was quite surprised at how mild the addition of aloe was in all three flavours. I personally enjoy the taste of aloe and cactus type things so wouldn’t have minded a bit more of it but the way they used it in these flavours I must say is brilliant. It leaves the line open to anyone who might not be too sure about aloe in their fruity vapes and would make for a good introduction for those who may never have tried it at all. If you enjoy realistic fresh tasting fruity blends or are just curious about how a touch of aloe can affect a flavour then I can’t recommend this line enough, go check it out!!
Please note: Vaporus is based out of QC and because of their laws these may be a bit harder to source for those outside of the province.