The combined effort of one of the most popular eLiquid manufacturers with one of the best vaping hardware manufacturers on the planet, the Aspire Gusto Mini kit is the result of the teaming up of Aspire and Element’s NS20 eLiquid range.
The Gusto Kit is a compact closed system that employs the use of pre-filled pods. So no filling or refilling, no fiddling with coils, no real need to know anything at all other than 5 clicks to turn it on and 5 clicks to turn it off.
The kit itself is, as the name suggests, is mini and compact in size, fitting easily in the palm of the hand. For the same reason, the Gusto Mini is also extremely pocketable and travel friendly, and weighing in at just over 60 grams, it’s very lightweight.
With a 900 mAh battery capacity the Gusto Mini should get the average vaper through the course of a day without needing to recharge, which is done via a supplied micro USB charging cable. The airflow options are fixed, which may put off some vapers, but due to a clever design, it’s possible to use the Gusto Mini as both a mouth to lung or direct to lung device.
The Aspire Gusto Mini is only compatible with Element’s NS20 eLiquid pods, with each pod filled with Element’s Nicotine Salt based eLiquid that come only in 20mg nicotine strength.
Element’s NS20 pods work slightly differently to the average eLiquid in that the nicotine ‘hits’ the user sooner, and more efficiently, and more like a traditional cigarette. Not only this but NS20 pods are very smooth on the throat. For those that are familiar with vaping already, the throat hit on NS20’s 20mg is akin to that of the average 3mg eLiquid.
All that being said, let’s get down to the flavours, where Element’s NS20 pods do well again. Only the flavour of the eLiquid comes through with NS20 which makes for a much more enjoyable vape, as you cannot taste the nicotine the same way you can when vaping on a traditional 18mg for example.
Due to the efficiency in delivering nicotine users will notice that they will need to vape less often and less in general before feeling satisfied, and due to this, we ask vapers, new and old alike, to please take their time when first using NS20 pods to be sure to not overdo it. Take it slow to begin with until you are more familiar with it and know how it works.
New Salt Based Nicotine Offers “Max Nicotine” Option, Fulfilling Vaper Demand And Traditional Cigarette Smoker Appeal.
[HOLLYWOOD, FL] Today, Element E-Liquids announced its newest addition to their award-winning vape liquid collection, known as Ns20.
A revolutionary new salt-based nicotine, Ns20 boasts a 20 mg nicotine content, making it the highest allowable in the EU. Fully TPD compliant and available in 10 ml across the company’s top-selling Premium Dripper, FAR, Emulsions, and Tobacconist lines, Ns20 is primed to become Element’s best e-liquid release to date.
“Element has always been known for its innovative, award-winning e-liquids, and in keeping with that cutting edge approach, we felt the time was right to reveal our next generation: the Ns20 line.” said David Botton, Element E-Liquid’s CEO.
Regarded as one of the best vape juice brands for their highly sought after flavor profiles since their launch in 2014, it should come as no surprise that the company is already receiving a lot of favourable reviews surrounding Ns20’s premiere.
Element has earned an enormous amount of praise for all of their best selling liquids, and their highly popular Pink Lemonade and Watermelon Chill flavors are among the impressive varietals offered within the Ns20 lineup.
Already the recipient of the Best Tobacco of The Show award for the Ns20 version of their coveted 555 Tobacco flavour at the 2017 Vaper Expo UK, and always at the forefront the e-liquids market, Element is poised to lead the “nic salt” movement as well into the foreseeable future.
“Developing Ns20 was an exciting experience for us,” added David Botton. “Its unique ability to deliver superior smoothness with maximum nicotine was the breakthrough many vapers and traditional smokers have been waiting for. Because of this, we’re proud of our continued commitment in offering the highest quality designer e-liquids found anywhere in the industry.”
Since its inception in 2014, Element has established itself amongst the top e-liquids on the market today. A recipient of numerous award-winning accolades, they have garnered an international reputation as the influential standard for quality and performance. All additional details for those interested in Element’s newest vape juice products can be found on their website. Be sure to follow Element on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest information regarding new product releases including the launch of Ns20.
eLiquids and vaping have changed the ways we absorb nicotine into our bodies. We no longer need to combust tobacco in order to get nicotine, we simply vape instead. Whilst vaping has made this process easier and more beneficial for users in many ways, vaping is still generally unable to provide that quick nicotine hit or ‘rush’ that people get from cigarettes. Vaping delivers the nicotine to the body, which is why it works, but just not as quickly as cigarettes.
Most eLiquids on the market use a form of nicotine derived from the tobacco leaf, but some manufacturers are looking at other methods, either synthesizing the nicotine, or getting it from a different source.
Salt Nicotine eLiquids are basically what the name suggests; an eLiquid that manages to encapsulate the natural salt that is found within the tobacco leaf. Vaping a salt-based nicotine eLiquid allows nicotine to be absorbed into the body at a faster rate than standard eLiquids, allowing the user to experience a more “natural” nicotine rush that’s more similar to smoking a tobacco cigarette. Salt based nicotine eLiquids aim to provide a more potent nicotine hit than most eLiquids can currently provide.
Traditionally, a type of freebase nicotine is used in tobacco cigarettes. Initially, nicotine is found in a “salt-like” state on the tobacco leaf, and in order to increase the potency of the nicotine hit, tobacco companies change the chemical structure of the nicotine; making it into “freebase nicotine”.
Using a salt nicotine eLiquid means that the higher nicotine eLiquids that were traditionally quite harsh on the throat, are now much, much smoother, and flavours and tastes can be experienced clearer. Not only that, salt-based nicotine eLiquids also allow the user to receive the nicotine hit at a faster rate, improving the efficiency of the vaping experience.
As they are predominantly designed for the high nicotine users in mind, they’re not really suitable for sub-ohm setups, and it wouldn’t be advisable to use nicotine-salt eliquid with a high-powered sub-ohm coil. Nicotine still provides the biggest part or factor of the throat hit, regardless of how smooth the VG/PG mix is.
Sub ohm limitations aside, these natural salt-based nicotine eliquids offer an arguably improved vaping experience for those who use high nicotine eLiquids, and could potentially change the way in which eLiquids are manufactured in the future.
Readily available from any reputable travelling Snake Oil merchant, Tonix Sub-Atomic Compounds are a series of long-forgotten vape recipes that offer revitalising health benefits, and have been confirmed to cure all nineteenth century ailments, that’s right; all!
Actually, Tonix is a range of premium eLiquids manufactured by Element, the creators of Fresh Squeeze and Frost, as well as their companion to Tonix; the FAR eliquid range. With a 73% VG mix, there’s still that same high VG goodness, and the same lip-smacking, flavour explosion with every inhale and exhale. Available in nicotine strengths of 0, 3, and 6mg.
American Apple Pie
American Apple Pie is a definitive dessert vape, characterised by crisp apple slices, dusted in cinnamon, and baked into a delicious flaky pie crust.
Lower wattages predominantly feature the sweet apples, with only touches of cinnamon, but higher wattages really bring out the buttery crust and cinnamon, rounding the whole flavour off.
The pie crust has more of a muted taste at lower temperatures, but crank your mod up, and the buttery goodness cuts through, complimenting the apple and cinnamon base excellently.
A warm and toasty vape, with a classic flavour profile.
Cherry Almond from Tonix features roasted and candied almonds with sweet cherries, delicately blended with soft and creamy notes.
Lower wattages feature the almond prominently, the sweet cherries are there but feature as more of a background note at low power.
Increasing the wattage allows for the cherry to cut through more, allowing for a more balanced blend of the two flavours.
It’s almost a Cherry Bakewell, but without the buttered crust.
Tangy Tart from Tonix is a blend of fruit confectionaries, sweeties and candies, with notes of extra sweetness and citrus tartness.
This flavour could be likened to a Lemon curd tart, with low wattages emphasising the citrus bite, and sugared candied element, rather than the pastry.
Higher wattages bring a more even blend of the flavours, rounding it off into the immense Tangy Tart that stands before you.
PB & Blueberry Jam
PB & Blueberry Jam by Tonix is a sandwiching of creamy Peanut Butter along with sweet and sugary Blueberry Jam. A classic flavour blend in vapable form.
Lower wattages feature both the Peanut Butter and fruity Blueberry flavours quite evenly.
Higher wattages are really where the flavours of this ejuice shine, with the creamy Peanut Butter cutting through more as the wattage increases.
Increasing the wattage allows for a huge hit of creamy Peanut Butter on the inhale, with the fruity Jam lingering nicely on the exhale.
Blood Orange from Tonix aims to capture the cool, sunny breezes of the Spanish and Italian Mediterranean coasts, and features sliced Blood Orange soaked in its own naturally sweet and tangy juices.
If you’ve ever experienced the full-on flavour explosion of Element’s Fresh Squeeze, then Blood Orange will be somewhat familiar, although with a slightly different Orange tang to it.
Like it says on the tin, this is a definitive tart Blood Orange, with stronger flavour and aroma than the Fresh Squeeze, without a certain sweetness that some Orange flavours can contain.
If you have any questions about Tonix or Element, or any of our other products, please contact our team.
It’s been a vaping whirlwind of a year in 2015, and we’ve had a whole smorgasbord of different flavours and trends to try throughout it. We’ve seen creamy yoghurts and milky cereals, with fruit loops, pastries, donuts (and doughnuts)! Who’d have thought Max VG would’ve become a big thing! Looking back at the past year, we’ve thought long and hard to decide on what we at Vape Club believe to the best eLiquids of 2015, and after much debate and deliberation, we give you our selection;
Sweet Leaf by Liquid State
Slipping in towards the end of 2015, Liquid State not only stood out from the crowd with its blood red bottles, but also due to the expert craftsmanship spent on each of the four flavours.
Based on different cultural foods and beverages from various American States, Liquid State have managed to create some truly unique flavour blends.
“A beautiful Ice Tea concoction with flavours that mingle so nicely with each other, it’s one of the most refreshing drink-based vape I’ve tried, and easily the best Iced Tea flavour.” – Jenny
Pink Lemonade by Element
Well known for their dedication to the craft of flavour mixology, Element have carved a name for themselves with their absolutely outstanding tasting eLiquids in a wide variety of flavours.
With their traditional 50/50 blends, as well as their infamous Dripper range, Element have created some excellent juices that are jam packed full of flavour.
“Pink Lemonade is possibly Element’s most iconic and popular liquid, and is a real blast of citrus deliciousness, with the habit of immediately transporting me to a lawn barbeque on a hot summers day, in 1962…” – Paul
Pluto from Space Jam
Still a firm favourite among the Vape Club team for a long while now, Space Jam’s Pluto is a tasty mix of all kinds of melon (Water, Honeydew, and Cantaloupe), along with hints of bubblegum, and a little mint to finish off the flavour blend, and round it off nicely.
While the rest of the Space Jam range are also highly regarded for their flavours, Pluto in particular stands out for its unusual mix that works incredibly well.
“I keep finding myself coming back to Pluto, time and time again. It’s my FBV (fall-back vape) or safety blanket for when I try a liquid that sound amazing, but leaves me disappointed. I can always rely on Pluto to cheer me up again and remind of all the good things about vaping! That being said, Pluto works best for me in a mouth-to-lung set-up, as it’s a 50/50 mix. It can be a little overpowering on a sub-ohm set-up, so I’d recommend using a Nautilus or similar tank, 1.6 – 1.8 ohms at about 12 – 13 watts seems to be good for me.” – Jack
Apple Butter by Liquid State
With the fresh and fruity Sweet Leaf, and not forgetting about the Cobbler and the Colada; standing alongside them all is Liquid State’s impeccable dessert flavour; Apple Butter.
A sweet cinnamon pie with caramelised apples and a thick, buttery crust; it manages to cover a wide range of flavour bases in one neat little package.
“They should simply have called this liquid, God. And that should be all I have to say… but I like the sound of my own voice nearly as much as I like this liquid so I’ll carry on…This is the daddy of ejuice as far as I’m concerned. Vaping Apple Butter is literally a comforting experience. I like to think that if there is a God, his sweat tastes like Apple Butter. The perfect blend of a warm apple pie with just a hint of cinnamon, balanced perfectly. Simple, but oh so effective. For the record, I’ve only ever vaped this in a sub-ohm set-up and therefore couldn’t recommend for any other set-up based on my own experience.” – Craig
Prometheus by Mystique
From the makers of the venerable Space Jam, the Mystique range is, like it’s name, an exotic mystery swirling of a huge range of flavour notes, meaning that unlike other eliquids that may try to recreate a particular flavour or taste, Mystique goes the complete opposite way and blazes a trail of vapour with their own delicious, multi-layered concoctions.
“The best mouth to lung liquid I have ever tried, it’s perfect for a Nautilus or it’s Mini counterpart, or the Triton 2 with a 1.8ohm coil. The description, ‘Complex Dessert’, is just about as fitting as it gets, with elements of almonds/marzipan, caramelised brown sugar, cinnamon, and something I can never quite place. What’s most remarkable though is that the flavour genuinely does change throughout the day and even from vape to vape. An instantly nostalgic flavour, if that makes sense” – Tom
Frost by Element
Continuing with their uncommonly full flavours, we’ve also nominated another Element eLiquid as one of our favourites of 2015. This is among the iciest, freshest vapes that we’ve ever come across.
In fact, if, like us, you often find yourself wondering exactly what it feels like to be a dry ice machine, then, vaping Frost may well be the closest you’ll ever get. It also serves as an excellent mixer if you fancy adding a little bit of menthol to ice up whatever’s already in your tank.
“For me, this liquid is among the iciest, freshest vapes that I’ve ever come across. Besides being one of the best cures for vaper’s tongue, this is a must have juice for any fan of menthol.” – Steve
Wenebojo Spiritwalker by Manabush
Favoured among the tobacco-heads of the vaping world, Manabush originally produced sweet tobacco blends with wide range of side notes including nuts and honeysuckle, to rum and coconuts. Then introducing the Spiritwalker range, Manabush replaced the tobacco element with a delicious biscuit base that’s present in all flavours of the range.
“The rich Maple syrup and nutty pecans work exceptionally well with the Spiritwalker biscuit base, creating quite a dry but sweet taste that lingers nicely on the ol’ tastebuds. It works great in a Subtank at 25w, but also can be mouth-to-lung vaped in something like a Nautilus; the flavour tends to remain excellent up and down the watts.” – Ben
Origins by Blaq Vapor
Somewhat of a sleeper hit of 2015, Origins from Blaq Vapor crept out quietly from under the vaping radar, and casually plonked itself quite comfortably near the top of the ‘Awesome Flavours’ list without much of an effort at all. Sometimes a flavour just simply speaks for itself, and Origins does just that.
“The dominant flavour is a genuinely lovely Strawberry, not artificial but then not entirely natural, due to the Shortbread being nearly as dominant. Straight out of the bottle Origins is good, but left for just a day (lid on, just having been opened and then closed again, nothing more) and the flavour is out of this world.” – Tom
DaVinci Code by Decoded
Decoded hail from beautiful Canada, and while they’ve only just recently made themselves known to the planet, they’ve been underground in the vaping Matrix, fighting the machines, and creating their impeccable range of ejuices that includes the DaVinci Code; a unique mix of Pecan nuts and a buttery Creme Brulee.
“Leonardo Da Vinci is quite possibly my favourite person in history. No-one, in my humble opinion, has matched the feats the man achieved in a single lifetime and whilst the DaVinci Code is not paying direct homage to the man himself, the liquid itself may well continue his legacy of being an over-achiever. Da Vinci Code is very much a gourmet e-liquid, words like decadent, refined and luxury spring to mind when vaping it. The aroma that fills the air as a result is as good as the flavour itself, a sweet, nutty cloud of happiness. It’s almost like eating a pecan pie at points, but better in many ways. Simply delicious.” – Dan
Tornad-O by VGOD
With a penchant for doing the best vape tricks, the expert mixers over at VGOD have created their range with the biggest of vape clouds in mind.
VGOD’s take on a fruity cereal style flavour, this is a wonderfully fruity tasting liquid with a pleasant hint of savoury cereal that prevents it from being overpowering in its sweetness. This is a real all day vape that is highly difficult to get enough of.
“Tornad-O has the best blend of flavours I have tasted. It’s one of the most flavoursome milk cereals I have had the pleasure of gracing my tastebuds with, and it’s been my ADV for a while now.” – Dan
Taurus by Twelve Vapor
From their unique and eye catching branding, to each of their twelve wonderful flavours, everything about Twelve Vapor says “Premium”, with the possible exception of its price.
All flavours are comprised of a 70% VG mix which makes them perfect for both a sub ohm set up, and a mouth to lung set up.
Along with Capricorn and Aquarius, Taurus is among their most popular flavours and it’s easy to see why after reading what our Kris has to say about it. The man has a way with words.
“A concoction of beautiful flavours with each complementing the last; Almonds, Vanilla and Peanut butter all wrapped up in a warm biscuit undertone, and layered in a blanket of custard.” – Kris
Neon Cream by The Lost Fog
Well known for their delicious range, including the celebrated Milk and Honey, Cosmic Fog went on to produce an additional range of high VG flavours.
Neon Cream provides a vibrant flavour full of Oranges, Lemon and Raspberries and topped off with a creamy layered tone, the Neon Cream is nothing short of a perfect vape for a fruit fan.
“A zingy, fresh and mouthwatering favourite of mine and many other’s. Despite it being a 70% VG mix I do like this liquid in a mouth-to-lung set up, but it really shines when using it in a sub ohm set-up. Not the most potent liquid out there in terms of flavour but what flavour there is, is near vaping perfection. Zesty Citrus with the Orange sherbet on the inhale which gives way to a nice and balanced creamy exhale.” – Joe
So there we have it; the Vape Club team’s selection of their favourite eLiquids of 2015. We’re sure to have some more exciting and palatable flavours in the coming year, so raise your mods high in the air like a Viking warrior; here’s to 2016!