|Flavor Accuracy||5 /5|
|Cloud Production||5 /5|
After months of vaping, this is still my all-time favorite. A very flavorful juice with bright black currant and pomegranate notes, this one is fruity but not at all candy-like, with just a hint of sweetness. It isn't sour. It's very approachable, recommended for new vapers especially: lots of good vapor and flavor.
Outstanding juices from an outstanding vendor. The flavors I've tried are all top-notch, exactly the kind of flavor I was looking for when I saw the descriptions on the website. Shipping was very quick. Rich is a friendly and knowledgeable guy, a vendor I hope is in business for a long time to come. Bonus points for having dessert flavors that aren't too sweet or cloying to be all-day vapes; that's a tricky thing to balance! Prices are great (I was sure they were a typo when I first saw them), and the "research department" is full of delicious flavors, too.
Quick shipping, a huge variety of flavors, free samples once you go above $15, and customizable juices are all very strong selling points. It would be easy to rack up quite a collection from MBV, especially since their prices are very competitive. The shipping is as fast as any I've seen, and their efforts to compile a list of tank cracking juices are appreciated. That said, the list isn't complete and a LOT of their juices seem to be rumored to crack tanks. I've also read a lot of people strongly recommending extra flavor shots, but I haven't needed any extra flavor in the juices I've tried, they've all been quite flavorful from the start.
I love the Alice in Vapeland people, and the experience of shopping with them; their website has a sense of whimsy and charm that really speaks well to its namesake. The time constraints (open only once a week, a long wait for shipping) are less than ideal. As for the juices, I've found some favorites, particularly in the "cake" or "cupcake" flavors, as well as a couple of their hidden blends (click the "C. Room" link and then click the red door). There are blends there I haven't tasted anywhere else. For the most part, the juices are either too sweet for me or too complex, but the ones that are favorites are spot-on.
The Chef has a knack for great combinations, putting together flavors in ways that enhance the whole package. My favorites are his fruits and "cool" flavors -- not to say menthol, because some of them don't have a mint flavor at all, they're just Frosty. The website is clean-looking and easy to navigate, and shipping is reliable (and as fast as I'd expect from someone on the other side of the country). In addition, the Chef's flavors are some of the best for pairing with my favorite drinks -- Apple Bourbon Tobacco with Scotch, Black Pompom with red wines, Honey Pearry with white wines. I'm looking forward to finding out what he does in the future!