As the number of e-liquids on the market grows companies are looking for an edge and an angle to tempt us discerning vapers into buying their wares, Riot Squad e juice are at the forefront of this.
The Riot Squad range has ‘anarchy’ and ‘rap’ as its marketing message hoping to appeal I guess to the younger generation.
Riot Squad Vape Juice -Riot of Flavours or Just a Demonstration of Good Marketing?
After seeing the Riot Squad ‘crew’ perform live at the recent Vaper Expo I have henceforth been known to my ‘homies’ as Gangsta Grandad.
So to receive a ‘swag-bag’ from the ‘guys’ filled with not only 8 mouth-watering sounding e-liquids – but also a couple of Riot Squad official t-shirts – beanies – badge – a sticker AND a bandana – this old wrapper [is that how you spell it?] was delighted.
Sadly I cannot carry off the beanie hat looking more like Benny from Crossroads [younger folk Google it] than a cool dude and the t-shirts came in small and large.
Given I’m 6ft1 and touching 18 stone [ok 19] – sadly they don’t fit.
However the bandana looks great on my best mate Ruby the black lab – and now no-one messes with this Gangsta Labrador on our regular walks ☺
Anyway enough of me getting down with kids and ruining what little [if any] street cred I have in my ‘hood and let’s get to the important bit.
Do I predict the Riot Squad e-juice collective will be massive?
Let’s do the all-important taste test and see if they will be added to our Best Vape Juice UK list.
All e-liquids were 3mg 70/30 PG/VG. All e-liquids are UK made and Diacetyl free, so big thumbs up on that point.
Grapple and Slapcurrant
Slamming flavours of pummelled apple and whacking blackcurrant. Expect a bash from this one!
The first Riot Squad juice and definitely the best of the bunch for me – a fruity e-liquid blend that was just sweet enough and a very nice all day vape.
If fruity flavours are your thing this is definitely one for the short list.
A sweet outrage that will wreak havoc on your taste buds, like no other creamy strawberry candy has ever done…
Think summer fresh strawberries floating in a puddle of ice cold fresh cream and you’ll get an idea – however the only screaming I did was ‘where’s the strawberry’.
This particular juice was far too sweet for me and I was left wanting more of the strawberry flavour to rear it’s head.
Powerful explosive flavours of lemon with a hint of luscious violent strawberry to shatter your senses…
I’m getting a kind of sweet lemon cordial flavour on the inhale for sure but the ‘violent’ strawberry is more ‘slightly annoyed strawberry’ in that I can just about taste it but I want more.
The powerful flavours of the tropics unleashed on your taste buds.
A powerful mix of bashed tropical fruit combined to deliver a tangy, intense vape with sparkly, warm after taste, an exotic blast of flavours…
I adore fruit flavoured e-liquids, however, with Tropical Fury my taste buds tried hard to differentiate between the flavours becoming confused and a touch furious.
Grapefruit seemed to be the only flavour I was picking up.
If, however, you like tangy grapefruit this is one for you.
Let cola chaos reign. A virtuous cola gone mad, with a sweet underlying flavour and a pow of menthol…
It has to be said, I dislike menthol e-liquid. And since reading that colas can have an adverse effect on a man’s nether regions I’ve gone off cola too.
Sadly this e-liquid tasted too much like a sickly over sweet peppermint cordial to me.
A tropical fruit menthol attack to sabotage your senses and vandalise your taste buds…Just light the rag!
Back to menthol and I have to say my taste buds certainly were vandalized to the extent I thought I was tasting far too sweet mouthwash.
Not for me. Again, I’m not a menthol fan so keep that in mind.
If you are a menthol e-liquid lover though you may well enjoy this one.
Smashed Apple Pie
An apple pie gone rogue. Deliciously delinquent flavours of busted butter crust, hot apple and a hint of wicked vanilla…
Not sure what a rogue apple pie should taste of but this is a very sweet dessert e-liquid.
I’m getting a smidgen of tangy apple and the merest hint of buttery pastry but the whole thing gets lost with a far too large dollop of vanilla.
Subversive flavours of sweet acidic lime and lemon that will mess up your senses and leave you with a sour after taste…
This juice just didn’t do it for me at all. The flavour came across more like an undiluted lime cordial.
I was looking forward to trying the Riot Squad juice line. Yeah… The Vape Expo showing was definitely over the top but was all a bit of fun.
I was hoping the juices would shine through all the hype though.
For me, it just seemed to be a case of ‘over branding’ an e-liquid and not getting the all-important taste spot on.
It’s as if the flavourings have decided to rebel and join together in a confused riot, which in turn does indeed cause a form of anarchy on your taste buds but not in a good way.
One redeeming feature is the vapor production which was exceptional.
Remember, e-liquid reviews are subjective so maybe the Riot Squad e-liquid collective might be exactly what you’re looking to vape whilst being ‘kettled’ on your next demo.
But sadly the only ‘kettling’ I partake in these days is when making a nice cup of tea.
I urge you to check out other Riot Squad e liquid reviews on Youtube and around the web to get other vapers views. This is just one mans personal experience.
If you have tried Riot Squad E Liquid we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!