One of the most exciting things about vaping is the wealth of options available to you when it comes to e-liquid flavours.
There is literally no flavour that has not been captured in e-liquids, and currently, e-juice flavours in the market number upwards of 8,000.
Obviously, this presents a challenge when deciding which e-liquid flavour to purchase.
Good thing is, all these flavours can be broken down into just a handful of categories.
Different Types of E-Liquid Flavours
E-juice flavours can be grouped into 6 categories.
Knowing these groupings can not only help you narrow down your options with ease, but also help you generally understand vape flavours better.
- Fruit Flavours
This is probably the most popular e-liquid category of them all. And it is not hard to see why.
You can find virtually every type of fruit flavour there is, be it as a stand-alone single or assorted mix. Interestingly, flavours from one brand do not mimic those from the next down to the T, so a mango flavour from Brand A will likely taste different from a mango flavour from Brand B.
In other words, you might detest an apple flavour from one brand and really take to the same flavour from a different brand. Similarly, you may not be a fan of strawberries, but then try a banana strawberry that really does it for you.
Fruit flavours tend to be sweet and refreshing to the taste, with a vapour that is fresh and fruity.
- Dessert Flavours
If you love creamy, sweet after-dinner treats, this is a category you will be swearing by.
The dessert category may not be the go-to choice for some smokers just making the switch to electronic cigarettes, but it is a taste that grows on you as you get used to e-liquid flavours.
In fact, it is one of the most popular category among vapers due to the smorgasbord of delicious flavours available, all closely emulating the real thing. Whether it’s chocolate cake or apple pie, vanilla custard or orange cream pop, there is something for everyone.
Dessert flavours are endless. If you can think about a dessert, chances are it exists in e-liquid form.
- Candy Flavours
If you have a sweet tooth and some favourite childhood memories to boot, the candy flavour category can be quite a revelation. From circus peanuts to cotton candy, boiled sweets to bon-bon, you will find it all here.
This particular category has been a challenge for e-liquid manufacturers and e-cigarette industry in general because opinion from some corners has been suggesting that candy flavours are targeted at kids.
In fairness, though, adults too love candy and tastes do not necessary represent an age.
- Beverage Flavours
If you want a coffee flavour to get you started or a refreshing mojito to wind up the day, you will find it in this category.
The reason this flavour category has been a hit is its ability to represent different occasions.
Away from vaping, everyone has their favourite drink. This is why many people revert to type when it comes to vaping – some can’t do without coffee, others love to slurp over some leftover milk, while there are those who don’t mind sipping on a margarita from time to time; probably a root beer.
Some of the most popular choices include milkshakes, colas, slushies, punches and mocktails.
On the whole, there are so many flavours available that it is hard to run out of options.
- Tobacco Flavours
The tobacco flavour is often the go-to category for people who have just quit smoking. Most brands carry a tobacco line, with a wide assortment of flavours.
You will find menthol tobacco, cigar tobacco, sweet tobacco and spiced tobacco, not to mention regular tobacco.
While designed to mimic the flavour of the leaf, tobacco-flavoured e-liquids are different from the real thing in that they do not leave the lingering scent of analogue cigarettes on your clothes, furniture and spaces.
They also have a cleaner taste because there is no actual combustion that is taking place.
What’s more, tobacco e-liquids can be blended with other e-liquids to give a mixed flavour such as peach tobacco and so on.
- Menthol Flavours
Another category of e-liquid flavours, menthol flavours are for those who fancy a cool mint or ice menthol taste.And in typical e-liquid fashion, you get more than just a regular mint or menthol taste. As with every other category, menthol flavours are also found in different blends such as fruity menthol, candy menthol and more.