One of the newest and most unique e-liquid companies from Southern California is Johnny Ugly Vapor. The company uses an old-school style and awesomely atypical packaging that immediately grabs your attention. Inside the bottles, Johnny Ugly Vapor uses a coffee, candy, and cake system to make its juices. As someone that identifies coffee, candy, and cake as his three “food groups,” I was intrigued by the Johnny Ugly Vapor approach to vaping e-liquids. At ECC 2014, I met up with Johnny Ugly himself to talk about his company. In … continued
In a short amount of time, VLS has established a strong reputation in the vaping business. Known for products that mix high quality and great value, VLS is a favorite among many vapers. As a fan of the company’s Vulcan atomizer, I was looking forward to checking out the latest VLS products at ECC 2014. The Ragnarok mechanical mod was getting a lot of attention at the show. This all-copper mech looks great and has an MSRP of $99. VLS had a pair of new Vulcan products too. The … continued
Meeting Vigilante Juice Co co-founders Russ Scarbrough and Ashley West was a fantastic accident at ECC 2014. You see, I had just finished filming an interview with Lost Arts Liquids and noticed Ellen from Ragtime Vapor chatting with the Vigilante Juice Co crew. I have a ton of respect for Ellen (and she may or may not be my secret vaping crush), so I stopped by to say hello. It was a lovely surprise to learn that Vigilante Juice Co is run by cool people that make e-liquid that’s totally … continued
Last time I spoke with Illuminati Vapor owner Erik Todorovich, he teased some big plans the company had in regards to getting into the collectibles space. At ECC 2014, he unveiled those plans. Illuminati Vapor has a new mascot named Eyezzak. In the future, special bottles of Illuminati Vapor e-liquids will be released with an Eyezzak action figure. The juice will come in 15ml or 30ml bottles that will be housed inside Eyezzak.
In other company news, Illuminati rereleased Money. This e-liquid is similar to the strawberry shortcake ice cream … continued
Cloud Kicker Society is the premiere apparel and lifestyle brand in vaping. If you go to a vaping event in California (of which there are like five every weekend), chances are you’ll see several people rocking Cloud Kicker Society “Social Club” t-shirts. The company makes awesome shirts, hoodies, bandanas, and, more that revolve around the vaping lifestyle, but it’s also branching out to different areas of the business. At ECC 2014, I caught up with Cloud Kicker Society founders Rendy Ichsan and Erik Nagashima to learn more about the company … continued
Poet Electronic Nectar is one of my favorite e-liquid companies in the vaping business. The company makes complex and layered e-liquids that I find absolutely delightful. I’m a huge fan of the way the company mixes heavy and light flavors to create intricate vaping blends. With all of that in mind, meeting up with Poet Electronic Nectar CEO Randy Freer was a top priority for me at ECC 2014. In addition to running a great American vaping company and creating some delicious e-liquids, Randy is a very sweet and very … continued
If you’re a vaper that’s into comic books, videogames, science-fiction, or fantasy then you need to check out Empire Glassworks. The company makes a variety of glass atomizer caps and drip tips that feature all sorts of characters from pop-culture. Whether it’s Master Chief from Halo, R2D2 from Star Wars, Pikachu from Pokemon, or Cartman from South Park, Empire Glassworks will help you nerd out your vaping setup (and I mean that in the coolest possible way).
At ECC 2014, I chatted with Empire Glassworks … continued
High Roller Sweets e-liquids immediately catch your eye with their packaging. The juices come in glass bottles shaped like dice. The bottles are placed in a round box lined with uncirculated money. Inside the bottles are rich and sweet flavors, with complex recipes. CEO Nick Bautista’s background includes formulating ice cream and yogurt flavors. His experience — along with an ardent passion for gambling — helped shape High Roller Sweets into the company it is today. At ECC 2014, I spend some time with Nick to get to know more … continued
It’s always a pleasure catching up with the 2Puffs guys. Partners Arnel Ang and Charles Tan are really cool people that make some sweet vaping products. At ECC 2014, I chatted with them about the Munstro v2 mechanical mod, the Quicksilver rebuildable dripping atomizer, and the latest 2Puffs drip tips. When I caught up with Charles and Arnel earlier in the year at Vapers Exhibit, the original Munstro was about to launch. Since then, the mod has become a smashing success. The updated version comes with new tube colors … continued
Bare Naked takes a unique and all-natural approach to vaping e-liquids. While several companies list their juices as “All VG,” (vegetable glycerin) in many cases that’s simply not true, as most flavoring ingredients contain PG (propylene glycol). Bare Naked confidently makes the claim that its juice are actually all VG. It uses pure vegetable glycerin, natural flavoring extracts, and (optionally) nicotine for all of its e-liquids. Whether you’re searching for an all-natural vape or are one of the many people allergic to PG, Bare Naked has some compelling e-liquids for … continued