blu E-Liquid Introduction – Should We “All Rise” For This?
blu e-liquids are designed for use with the blu range of e-cigs but can be used in any mouth to lung type tank that suits the e-liquid PG/VG ratio.
blu have been creating simple starter devices since 2009 and are often for sale in many local shops, supermarkets and online.
The liquids are manufactured in the USA following wide-ranging research and development. blu appear to enjoy creating new flavours with input from their customers.
These liquids are offered in 0%, 0.8%, 0.9%, 1.6% and 1.8% nicotine strengths and 11 different flavours. Some liquids are only available in one strength. I have made a note of what strength liquid I was reviewing next to each flavour.
I had 6 bottles of liquid – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” to me:
- Berry Swirl
- Tropic Tonic
- Mint Chocolate
- Caramel Cafe
- Polar Mint
- Green Apple
The device I used for reviewing these liquids was the blu PRO kit. Flavour can be down to individual preference and can also depend on device, wattage, coil resistance and wicking material. I can only review the performance on the equipment I have available.
Each box contains a leaflet with instructions on how to fill the blu device tanks, a list and description of the available flavours and various hazard warnings.
The blu e-liquids have the same ingredients – PG, VG, Nicotine and Flavourings. The proportion of the ingredients varies according to flavour and strength.
I have noticed the actual PG/VG proportions are not stated anywhere. The blu website shows an indication of High/Medium/Low level of PG or VG on the shop page for each liquid.
A brand new blu PRO clearomiser tank was used for each liquid to make sure I got the full taste not tainted by other flavours.
Being a childhood fan, though I’m now 41 – the name blu keeps reminding me of the band “Blue“. Hence the obscure song references – I just can’t help it – I am “Guilty”.
What’s In The Box
- 10ml bottle of blu E-Liquid
- Instruction leaflet
High PG / Medium VG
“Cool notes of mint meets rich, decadent cocoa in our new Mint Chocolate flavour. Upgrade your blu experience with our take on a classic pair. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavourings, water and nicotine.”
Opening this you get the smell left in the container when you have eaten all of the “After Eights”. It smells of the description!
So I was hopeful of a warm soothing chocolate sensation.
I got a bit of a shock when my tonsils got an icy blast of menthol too!
On the inhale the menthol is pretty over powering.
On the exhale the lovely smooth dark chocolate comes through.
This is surprisingly addictive and such a weird sensation. The menthol is like more of a sensation than a taste if that makes sense? Very very odd – but so unusual it’s cool!
Imagine eating an ice cream, then eat a mint and then drink a cup of hot chocolate – this is what one vape on this liquid does to you! I think I (One) love this.
High PG / Medium VG
“Invigorate with a blizzard of flavour. Our take on the crisp, refreshing fusion of peppermint is sure to leave you cool all year-round. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavourings, water and nicotine..”
Wow this is freezing cold! Brr – it “Make(s) Me Wanna” put the heating on!
Ice cold blast – more of a sensation than a taste. Similar to the mint chocolate – like having a glass of peppermint squash that is full of ice.
A lovely sweet minty taste on the exhale.
This is a lovely alternative to menthol. It doesn’t go up your nostrils like menthol does, it’s a cold throat sensation followed by eating some mints.
I just find it so puzzling that heated vapour from an e-cig makes your throat shiver! How does that even work! Some tanks really kick out the heat and you get a warm vapour. When I have had my weekly tank washing up session I will try this in something higher powered and see if it still works it’s frosty magic.
Medium PG / Medium VG
“Treat your taste buds to the taste of blended berries and cream. With strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry flavours, the taste of the Farmer’s Markets’ ripe and juicy berries is just a puff away. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavourings, water and nicotine.”
This smells and tastes of the sweet shop or the smell opening a bag of Haribo sweeties. A mix of all different fruit smells.
I definitely got the berry flavours, although no hint of cream but a slight hint of vanilla.
It is nice – but I would have preferred a more prominent single taste to stand out. The exhale can at times give a bit of an “air freshener” taste – a bit “perfumey”.
It is not a strong taste which becomes sickly but it isn’t weak either it is just about right.
It isn’t one I would use all day long. I have had worse and I have had better.
Medium PG / Medium VG
“Experience this fusion of exotic flavours inspired by a taste of the Pacific Islands. With the subtle, sweet aromas of pineapple, mango and passionfruit you’ll enjoy a tropical getaway in every breath. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavourings, water and nicotine.
My first impressions of this I didn’t really like – the smell and the taste to me was a bit “musty” – like old damp newspapers.
The pineapple is apparent, I do get a hint of mango, but no idea what passionfruit tastes like!
It had a tobacco like taste – more than fruity. I would have described this as a tobacco flavoured liquid with a hint of pineapple. I have marked it lower as it doesn’t really match the description. Whether I like it or not isn’t of much importance.
I didn’t enjoy this however it’s not revolting. Sorry (seems to be the hardest word) – but not for me.
Medium PG / Medium VG
“Indulge your sweet tooth with smooth, creamy flavour crafted for the taste of buttery caramel, layered with hints of espresso. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavourings, water and nicotine.”
Instantly I got a very strong dry tobacco flavour. I get the caramel a bit on the exhale – but mainly a tobacco flavour with strong coffee.
I really didn’t like this at all. However I think someone who smokes pipe tobacco may enjoy this plus people who like really strong coffee. If you have seen my other reviews – coffee and cinnamon flavours are my Kryptonite so keep that in mind.
I have marked it low not because of my personal taste but because it doesn’t taste of caramel which is something I really like. It tastes of bitterness and coffee – which I don’t.
High PG / Medium VG
“Pucker up for a sweet and sour vape inspired by mouth-watering green apples! With a tart and tangy natural flavour, you’ll love the taste of freshly-picked Granny Smith apples. Made in the U.S.A. with domestic and imported ingredients: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, flavourings, water and nicotine.”
Not much of a scent to this liquid so can’t really describe the smell.
This is a sour but sweet apple – I know a total oxymoron but hear me out!
You know the kids sweets that often have a sour sugary coating on the outside but the inside is sweet? This is the apple vaping version of one of them. Like an apple flavoured Pear Drop!
Not that sour it sucks your eyeballs into your head or not that sweet it makes your teeth sting – but a lovely balance of both.
As with the mint chocolate you get more flavour on the exhale than the inhale.
The Blu e liquids are priced at the average range for 10ml in a non vaping store. Although, at the time of writing they have an offer on, buy 2 get one free, so a good deal if you want to try out their e cig liquid at a good price.
Using these with their natural relative the blu PRO starter kit I have to say I wasn’t expecting much in terms of flavour or vapour.
The flavour isn’t as strong as some liquids but the subtle flavour makes them more of a liquid you will use regularly as it won’t become sickly too soon.
This gave me slightly more than the average vapour I was expecting – which did surprise me.
I liked 4/6 of the liquids and I am pretty fussy so blu didn’t do badly. I think the descriptions on a couple didn’t match the taste.
My personal favourite was the Mint Chocolate which I will definitely continue to use. The Polar Mint is a lovely alternative to menthol and the Green Apple was a taste that takes you back to buying loose sweets from jars which were weighed on scales.
These are so easy to get hold of in many shops. They are so handy if you run out of e-liquid, in-between deliveries or if you dislike buying online. If I was out and about and lost or forgot my E-liquid I could pop and grab some Blu Mint Chocolate nearby. The price varies from £3-£5 which is reasonable for 10ml.