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VP VAPING REVIEW: GOLD EDITION BY EXCEPTIONAL VAPES

Exceptional Vapes are a UK company based in Derbyshire. They have four ranges with a fifth, Menthol MOB coming out soon. Chubby Juice with eleven flavours, Ice Ice Maybe with four flavours, Desired Desserts with four flavours and they are a 80VG/20PG mix and their fully TPD/TRPR complaint Gold Edition with twelve flavours and they are a 70VG/30PG mix.

I went to Vaper Expo UK – The Big Weekend this year and had a really enjoyable time (you can read about my visit by clicking here). I met lots of companies that I hadn’t met before and some that I knew very well. One of the companies I hadn’t met before was Exceptional Vapes, I had a chat with the Carl and his team. Though I hadn’t tried them before myself I have heard many good things about the range from fellow reviewers and friends.

For the purpose of review I was given the full range of Desired Desserts (check out my review by clicking here) and eleven of the Gold Edition which is what I have for you today.


The review I will be conducting will be a scent test from the open bottle of juice and then a flavour test on the devices listed below.

With no further a do, I’ll get on with the review.

Devices used:

  • Joyetech Cuboid 150W @ 70watts, Geekvape Tsunami 24 with Dual Clapton 0.8ohm coils, wicked with Kendo Cotton
  • Aspire Pegasus 70W @ 40watts, Aspire Triton2 with Clapton 0.5ohm coil
  • Innokin CoolFire plus 70W @ 40watts, Aspire Cleito with 0.4ohm coil

Lemon Tart

Scent: lemon curd with strong pastry notes.

Flavour: this is an excellent juice, really hits those notes that someone who loves a lemon tart vape (and there are a lot of them). For me this juice is better than a well known brand that is on the market.

On the inhale I get a mild lemon curd which builds into the inhale with a soft pastry back note. On to the exhale and this all accentuates delivering a rich slightly creamy lemon curd and a wonderful sweet pastry. All in very good measure and makes for an ADV for me.

VP Review Rating: 10/10

Unicorns Dream

Scent: strawberries and cream.

Flavour: I’m not a huge fan of strawberries and cream, not because I don’t like the flavour but because it is done by so many and I’ve tried a lot. To the point that I almost write them off before trying. In my opinion I find that a lot just don’t hit what they are going for. This juice however is not one of them, the tones of creams are fantastic and the strawberry though slightly sweetened comes across fresh and ripe.

On the inhale I get a luscious wave of rich cream with a slight hint of strawberry. On to the exhale and the strawberry pushes further forward and dances around in the rich cream on its way out. Leaving my palate all creamy. An ADV for me.

VP Review Rating: 8/10

Retro Bottle

Scent: bubblegum.

Flavour: it is well documented that I’m not a fan of bubblegum and I am not fan of this juice. But being constructive, the bubblegum is softened by a candied mixed fruit and really does taste like a soft chewy sugar coated sweet that you can find in a pick and mix section. A well blended juice that if you like a bubblegum and candied fruit vape you are going to love this.

On the inhale I get a soft bubblegum flavour which builds into the inhale. On to the exhale and I get the full force of the bubblegum to start, but it softens and a candied mixed fruit comes through, slightly sour. It is not for me.

VP Review Rating: 5/10

Twisted

Scent: limes and lemons.

Flavour:  I do love a lime vape and this juice does not disappoint. With the lovely sharp notes of the lime, soft juicy addition of the lemons and there is a creamy back note to finish. Some companies struggle with lime and it can come across harsh, not with this juice. Simply divine.

With an explosion of lime on the inhale I get a hint of lemon that comes in right at the back of the inhale and with a smooth throat hit. On to the exhale and the lemon and lime burst out, the lime tantalising my taste buds and the lovely sweetened lemon calms it down. There is an under lying creaminess right at the end. Most definitely an ADV for me.

VP Review Rating: 9/10

Custard Cream

Scent: cream and biscuit tones.

Flavour: ha ha, this is just like a custard cream biscuit, I’m just missing the crunch! This is a very accurate likeness to the real thing. The filling is a cream with custard tones and the biscuit is very light but I know it is there.

On the inhale I get a lovely cream to start, which has slight tones guided towards a custard. On to the exhale and the almost shortbread biscuit comes in to join the cream with its tones of custard. A very pleasant vape and an ADV for me too.

VP Review Rating: 8/10


Pancake Toss

Scent: umm, a bit like a cake batter mix.

Flavour: this juice tastes just like McDonalds pancakes with syrup, but I think I’m getting a hint of strawberry on the inhale which soon disappears for me.

On the inhale I get a taste of what I think is strawberry jam to start, but soon disappears. I then get a light flavouring of pancakes. On to the exhale and the pancake comes much bolder and there are hints of a maple syrup around it. I would have liked to have the strawberry to continue on to the exhale or be a little more prominent. Still a good juice and an ADV for me.

VP Review Rating: 7/10

Lemonhaze

Scent: soft sweet lemon.

Flavour: wow, I really like this. I think it is meant to be a lemonade. But it does also remind me of sherbet too. It has this wonderful throat hit, not in a harsh way, but in a way that you know its there way (not sure how helpful that is).

On the inhale I get a sweet lemon with a slight tingle to my taste buds, I then get this really enjoyable throat hit, smooth but very full (not sure that’s much better). On to the exhale and the sweet lemonade just accentuates with sour notes just popping out to hit my palate. A very enjoyable vape and definitely an ADV for me.

VP Review Rating: 10/10

Strawberry Custard Cream

Scent: cream and biscuit tones.

Flavour: so, this is just the same as the Custard Cream, but the difference being is that there is a slight hint of strawberry in the cream and cleverly this addition hasn’t altered the balance of the other flavours. Well done.

“this is just like a custard cream biscuit, I’m just missing the crunch! This is a very accurate likeness to the real thing. The filling is a cream with custard tones and the biscuit is very light but I know it is there.

On the inhale I get a lovely cream to start, which has slight tones guided towards a custard. On to the exhale and the almost shortbread biscuit comes in to join the cream with its tones of custard. A very pleasant vape and an ADV for me too.”

VP Review Rating: 8/10

Pink Custard

Scent: custard.

Flavour: this is a very good rich strawberry custard. What I class as a true English custard. It is definitely a strawberry flavoured custard rather than a custard with strawberries.

On the inhale I get a strawberry custard which builds into the inhale. On to the exhale and the strawberry custard fills out delivering a full-bodied custard that any custard lover would enjoy. An ADV for me.

VP Review Rating: 7/10

Red Diesel

Scent: mixed berries and menthol.

Flavour: it is well documented that I am not a fan of menthol vapes, but I’ve tried enough to know what is good and what isn’t. For me this is quite a powerhouse, with the menthol there is also a touch of eucalyptus and there are sweet berries dancing around in the back.

On the inhale I get an immediate shot of menthol/eucalyptus that hits the back of my throat. On to the exhale and this starts to die down and this lovely blend of sweet berries comes pushing through. After a few draws and my palate has adjusted, the vape becomes more fruity with the distinctive eucalyptus sitting in the background. As a fruity menthol vape I would rate this highly and a must try for those who enjoy a fruity menthol vape. It is not for me.

VP Review Rating: 5/10

Ice Berg

Scent: menthol with hints of fruit.

Flavour: you are already aware of my thoughts on menthol vapes. This is another menthol but a cooler menthol with a selection of fruits, blackcurrant being the most prominent.

On the inhale I get a hint to fruits and then a very cool, almost icy hit to the throat, very smooth hit too. On to the exhale and as the ice melts I get a lovely blackcurrant and a couple of other fruits which I can’t quite distinguish come through. Once again, another great fruity menthol vape and if you enjoy that type of vape then this is a must try. It is not for me.

VP Review Rating: 5/10

So to my conclusion, I find that Exceptional Vapes have brought an excellent range to the market. Filled with choices for every palate. All the juices deliver a full-bodied flavour and produce some excellent vapour. As a companies main range these are a step above others who have done the same thing. I highly rate the range and have been impressed with quality of the juices available.

The samples I received came in unicorn style bottles with child safety caps and tamper rings. They also came in boxes, they are all TPD/TRPR compliant. I love the simplistic labeling which makes them stand out. They have a great website which is bright, bold, clear and easy to navigate. They have also opened a shop recently and so if you are in the Derby area you should go and check them out, they are a very welcoming bunch.

If you require further information on Exceptional Vapes.

You can do this by going to http://www.ExceptionalVapes.co.uk or click here.

You can also find them on social media;

Instagram: @Exceptional_Vapes_Ltd

Twitter: @ExceptionalVape

Facebook: /ExceptionalVapesLtd

I’d like to say thank you to Carl of Exceptional Vapes for giving me these juices for review.

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Have a dapper day cloud chasers!

 

VP Review Rating explained:

8/10 – 10/10 = Awesome stuff, will be keeping in my personal stock

6/10 – 7/10 = Very good

5/10 = Very good, but is not of personal taste

0/10 – 4/10 = I have issues with it