I test out Everest e-liquid from Jacksonville, Florida-based Spectrum Vapor. Did Spectrum Vapor Everest give Ava the balanced menthol with delicious Virginia tobacco flavors and undertones of mint?
On Vape Back! with Ava Zinn, there is a category called the “E-Liquids Made in Indiana.” This E-liquid Made in Indiana is made from Evansville-based Vapor Bank, where the e-liquids of Lux, Big Tobacco, Ninjan E-liquid, and many others are made.
In order for a Made in Indiana E-liquid to be featured on Vape Back! with Ava Zinn, in addition to being an e-liquid or e-juice as Indiana compliant (which are always reviewed by Ava Zinn, yours truly, pending approval) the following criteria and threshold must be met:
- Manufactured and bottled anywhere in Indiana’s 92 counties and;
- Have headquarters in the State of Indiana (examples are Pop Weaver and Red Gold)
Some e-juices are manufactured and bottled in the State of Indiana but Indy E-Cigs’ House Blend and Vapor Bank’s Big Tobacco are in fact fall in the Made in Indiana E-liquid category. Even though Liqua and MoonMountain have bottling plants in the State of Indiana and manufactured in Indiana, the headquarters of MoonMountain is in Tampa, Florida and US headquarters of Liqua is in Kansas City and respectively, ineligible as a Made in Indiana E-liquid.
Ava Zinn tests Big Tobacco Cool Menthol (previously used in a E-liquid Fusion Challenge with Ninja Snozzberries) and according to Evansville-based Vapor Bank, it’s everyone’s favorite menthol and claims to be Slightly sweet with a fresh, spearminty flavor. BT Cool Menthol did pass Ava’s test (after watching the natural testosterone blocker of spearmint oil, Ava herself tasted the spearmint oil) and since Ava Zinn is a transgender woman (it may be an advantage as Testosterone blocker vape and an edge since Ava’s also a vegetarian as chickpeas and tofu do boost estrogen levels).
Ava tests out 21st Century Smoke Starter Kit.
I recently purchased the 21st Century Smoke Electronic cigarette Starter kit with a 3-cartrige pack from McClure #12 on May 4, 2017 (The two month anniversary of when I began vaping). To be quite honest I’ve purchased this particular e-cigarette in the past when they had the wall charger included and thank God I kept the wall charger since the very first purchase in 2012.
Did 21st Century Smoke satisfy the nicotine cravings and was it worth the price?
DIRECT LINK: https://www.21stcenturysmoke.com/e-cig/electronic-cigarette-starter-kit-menthol-1-6-nicotine/?
Price from 21stCentury Smoke: $8.99 + $5 shipping = $13.99
McClure Oil #12 in Marion, IN (added 3 cartridges): $15.98 (for 4 cartridges) + 7% Indiana Sales Tax ($1.12) = $17.10
On Vape Back! with Ava Zinn, there is a new feature called the “E-Liquid Fusion Challenge.” The E-Liquid Fusion Challenge combines two, three, four or even five e-juices into one combination.
In this E-Liquid Fusion Challenge, I tested the combination of Ninja E-Liquid Snozzberries Max VG with Big Tobacco Cool Menthol with a dash of Spectrum Vapor Everest.
For this specific E-liquid Fusion Challenge, I used Ninja E-Liquid MAX VG Snozzberries 0mg nicotine with Big Tobacco Cool Menthol 6mg nicotine plus a dash of Spectrum Vapor Everest 3mg nicotine after combing the Snozzberries-Cool Menthol mix.
I allowed the mixture to steep for approximately a week in a kitchen cabinet out of the reach of children.
- Ninja Snozzberries Max VG (Manufactured by Evansville-based Vapor Bank and Reviewed by Yours Truly)
30ml bottle ($21.99 + Indiana Sales Tax) or 120mL bottle ($68.99 + Indiana Sales Tax)
0mg nicotine (Also available in 3 and 6 mg)
- Big Tobacco Cool Menthol (Manufactured by Evansville-based Vapor Bank and Reviewed by Your Truly)
30ml bottle ($19.99 + Indiana Sales Tax) or 15ml bottle ($11.99 + Indiana Sales Tax)
6mg nicotine (Also available in 0, 12, 18, and 24 mg)
I tested out the Aspire K4 Starter Kit plus one of Indiana’s popular e-juices made in Tampa, Florida. Did the popular MoonMountain Buzz give Ava that fantastic triple berry flavour or was the Aspire K4 and Moon Mountain Buzz recommendation just a sales ploy from Cloud City Vapes in Marion, Indiana? Watch the above clip.
THE BREAKDOWN (ASPIRE K4)
Overall Rating (4.17/5 stars)
DESIGN – (4 stars out of 5)
The Aspire K4 Quick Start Kit is effectively a BIG Vape Pen. A Great design for those making the transition from smoking to vaping nonetheless other than one downside is the charger is at the bottom and an excellent plug and play vape pen. I couldn’t rate this 5 stars because the battery charging connector wasn’t on the side or on the top to other vape pens.
DISPLAY – (5 stars out of 5)
The display is flawless hands down. The vape pen comes in Black and Pink and I chose Pink to match the “Pink and Purple” Double Venus symbol to reflect my gender identity as a woman and my sexual orientation as a lesbian since I personally began a gender transition from Male to Female on December 1, 2004.
QUALITY – (5 stars out of 5)
Since I purchased the Aspire K4 Quick Start Kit at Cloud City Vapes in Marion, Indiana on the afternoon of March 23, 2017. The overall quality of the product exceeds my expectation of what a vape pen and vape mod is about.
PERFORMANCE – (4 stars out of 5)
There is only another down side is the fact that aside from the occasional leakage when I fill the tank with any e-liquid is the fact you have to purchase the Aspire Cleito 0.27 Ohms coil/atomizers for $5.35 (the 7% Indiana Sales Tax is included in all of my reviews on Vape Back!). Another Aspire Clieto coil/atomizer is 0.2 Ohms that fits yet I have heard according to Cloud City Vapes, the 0.2 Ohms can shorten the battery. That leads to..
BATTERY LIFE – (4 stars out of 5)
The battery life for a 2000 mAh is stunning and the charging indicator light is where I couldn’t give a 5 star rating. Yet the charging time is excellent (typically 2-3 hours when the vape pen is off).
PRICE – (4 stars out of 5)
The Aspire K4 was a little bit out of my budget and one of those “High Risk, High Reward” scenarios and took a big gamble as I had to get a credit line increase on one of my credit cards (sorry but not sorry I did it yet felt it was necessary) to get the Aspire K4 (therefore I could not rate this as a 5 star product). Cloud City Vapes did not have the lowest price for the Aspire K4 Quick Start kit ($54.99 + $3.85 IN 7% Sales Tax = $58.84), at the time of my purchase, yet I did obtain a free cuff from Cloud City Vapes so there are two cuffs – (one on the tank, one on the battery). I am afraid that goes to online store VapeShop.com ($32.95), yet, I could have easily sold this product for $50 at most.
THE BREAKDOWN (MOON MOUNTAIN BUZZ)
Overall Rating (5/5 stars)
DESIGN – (5 stars out of 5)
DISPLAY – (5 stars out of 5)
QUALITY – (5 stars out of 5)
PERFORMANCE – (5 stars out of 5)
PRICE – (5 stars out of 5)
I filled the Askpire K4 Tank with Moon Mountain Buzz (Berry) 3mg Nicotine and one of those “High Risk, High Reward” scenarios. I purchased Moon Mountain Buzz Berry at Cloud City Vapes on April 27, 2017 for $18 ($19.26 with the $7% Indiana Sales tax) for a 1 ounce bottle. The flavouring and taste was well worth the f**king price, yet it is definitely recommended. It earned a spot on my recommended E-Liquids as it is a popular product in Indiana but is from a Florida company.