This year is already flying by! To think that it's already time to review the best vape juice flavors of 2021! If you're in the market to find a new favorite juice, then this article will be exactly what you need. We'll review some of our favorite juices, and we'll also talk about how to get an idea of how a juice may vape before you even buy it!
What Is in Vape Juice?Understanding the general composition of vape juice will help you pick winners on the first purchase. While some flavors just need to be experienced to fully understand, there are traits that you can look for to understand how a vape juice will feel (or even taste) before ever loading it into a vape!
Propylene GlycolPropylene glycol (commonly abbreviated to PG), is one of the two foundational ingredients in nearly all vape juice blends. It's alcohol (no, not the intoxicating kind) and the FDA has labeled it as "generally safe" Currently, there is no research to indicate that vaping juices with PG has any detrimental health effect.
So what does PG do? It is an excellent delivery mechanism for flavor! While it is common in most vape juices, it is a favorite in tobacco flavors. This is because PG provides the "throat hit" that mimics the feel of smoke (or so former smokers say!) PG is a common ingredient in salt nicotine blends for this reason, too.
Vegetable GlycerinVegetable Glycerin (commonly abbreviated as VG) is another alcohol that is a very common ingredient in vape juices (as well as a variety of food products). Unlike PG (which is completely flavorless), VG has a sweetness to it. It also is much smoother than PG and makes super thick vapor clouds, making it a popular choice among sub-ohm vaping enthusiasts.
The smooth, sweet vapor produced by VG is often blended with freebase nicotine (the optimal nicotine type for sub-ohm vaping). In most vape juice, PG and VG are mixed at varying ratios to produce different vaping experiences. A higher PG ratio will vaporize more easily and will feel great to past smokers. A higher VG ratio will require more power to vaporize, but the vapor produced will be pleasantly thick and full of flavor.
The Best 5 Vape Juices of 2021Now that you have a solid idea of what to expect from a vape juice just by looking at the ingredient list, it's time to reveal our favorites of the year!
Fruit Mix - The Vapor Shoppe E-Liquid (formerly Michigan's Finest)Not to toot our own horn, but we absolutely love our house-blend Fruit Mix. It has just the perfect blend of VG and PG (with a higher ratio of VG) to produce smooth, great-tasting vapor. Discerning vapers will pick up all kinds of tasty notes (keep on the lookout for berry, apple, and a splash of secret ingredients!) This blend is our top seller, and your taste buds will explain why!
This vape juice is blended with freebase nicotine and is available in 3mg, 6mg, or 12mg concentrations. It is also available nicotine-free for vapers looking only to enjoy the bright, authentic fruity taste!
Blue Raspberry - Mr. Salt-E LiquidMr. Salt-E is a fantastic brand for salt nicotines, and their Blue Raspberry recipe is absolutely delicious! It has a 60% VG ratio, which helps to smooth out the vapor from the salt nicotine blend. The extra sweetness also highlights the sweet and sour blue raspberry notes, creating a vibrant, delicious flavor!
Blue Raspberry by Mr. Salt-E Liquid is available in 25mg or 45mg salt nicotine concentrations. If you are looking for a potent vape juice that still tastes delicious, then Blue Raspberry is a must-try juice!
Crisp Menthol - Naked 100 E-LiquidNaked is an established brand with a reputation for cranking out delicious vape juice flavors. They use the highest-quality ingredients to get some of the most authentic flavors available in an e-liquid! Of course, Crisp Menthol gets special attention here. Though the flavor is basic, the excellent blast of menthol with just a hint of sweetness makes it one of our favorites!
Crisp Menthol is blended in a 65/35 VG/PG ratio and is available in 3mg, 6mg, and 12mg freebase nicotine concentrations. It's also available nicotine-free!
Flow Salts - Aqua E-LiquidAqua may not be as well-known as some of these other brands, but their quality vape juices deserve your attention. Their fruit recipes are fantastic, and the Flow Salts, in particular, is unbelievable. You'll find a perfect blend of bright sweetness from pineapple, smooth juiciness from mango, and tangy sweetness from guava.
Flow Salts is made with a 70/30 VG blend, so you'll get thick, rich clouds of tasty vapor. The flavor is available in 3mg and 6mg freebase nicotine concentrations, as well as nicotine-free. If you're tired of syrupy, sickly sweet fruit blends, then you will love what Flow Salts offers!
Strawberry Pom - Naked 100 Salt E-LiquidsFinally, we just have to mention Naked 100 again! Not only do they excel with freebase nicotine recipes, but you'll love their salt nicotine blends, too! In particular, we really enjoyed the Strawberry Pom blend. It hits sharp and juicy sweetness perfectly without being too candy sweet, and the after-taste really lets the subtle pomegranate notes shine through.
You'll find a slightly higher VG ratio in Naked 100 salt nicotine blends, sitting right at 70/30 VG/PG. The thick, mouthy vapor along with the throat kick from the salt nicotine combine to get an absolutely amazing vaping experience beginning to end.
Where Can I Buy the Best Vape Juices of 2021?While vape juices can be bought through a variety of physical and online retailers, Vapor Shoppe is the retailer where you can buy all of our favorite 2021 vape juices! Take a look at our listed favorites (and feel free to explore our large library of e-liquid flavors).
If you're new to vaping, let us help you! We can give you advice on the best juice to try first (or even a long-lasting disposable vape if you're don't have a vaporizer yet!)