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DIY Flavors from VapeLabPK – Review

VapeLabPK was the second vendor in Pakistan to offer DIY supplies for the vaper that wanted to make their own flavors, over time they also started stocking one shot concentrates which are basically ready made flavor combos that just need to be mixed in at a certain percentage with VG and Nicotine to end up in a prepared flavor. This is in stark contrast to googling DIY recipes and buying different required flavoring/concentrates then measuring them out to make your flavor. Do keep in mind that any one shot DIY concentrate you buy and then mix will require time to steep unlike the branded flavors you buy. Just ask VapeLabPK what the required steep time is for each flavor, I just let all the flavors steep for 2 to 3 weeks before breaking them out for the review.

Testing setups

*3 mg Nicotine Strength*

RDAs/RTAs with a single and dual coils.

All setups use Rayon as I find that gives a cleaner taste with a short break in time.

Fused Clapton Coils

 

VapeLabPK OneShot Concentrates

YOGI

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Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

STRAWBERRY YOGURT IS THE PERFECT YOGURT BASE FOR THOSE WHO DON’T WANT AN ASTRINGENT AND BITTER YOGURT, AND WANT MORE OF A SWEET AND CREAMY YOGURT. THIS IS FOR THOSE WHO LIKE GOGURT MORE THAN GREEK YOGURT. 

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 09/10
Flavor Accuracy : 05/10
Notes : Yogi is supposed to be strawberry yogurt but turns out it is not an amazing one. Yes, there are strawberry tones but very mild and uninsprining sweetness sort of like when you blend half ripe strawberries in a yogurt smoothie and later realise that you should have added in some sugar. Compared to the strawberry flavorings in the e-liquids I’ve tried this one isn’t that great. The yogurt is not similar to the taste of yogurt in whitemist or in Kiberry yogurt from Kilo. It’s more in line with actual yogurt and has that slight tartness too but whether you love it or hate it will be a matter of preference.

Uni Milk

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Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

Straight up Strawberries and Milk.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 10/10
Flavor Accuracy : 10/10
Notes : Now this is more in line with what I prefer from a clone of unicorn milk. For those of you that don’t know, unicorn milk is a strawberries and cream flavor by cuttwood. A better smoother experience compared to the original. Good strawberry notes with brilliantly smooth cream that didn’t change notes at higher watts. Decent levels of sweetness as well making this a top notch strawberry and cream flavor in my opinion. A must try for strawberry and cream fans.

Strawberry Doughnut by The Flavor Farm

Vapelabpk DIY

Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

No wonder Strawberry Donuts vape juice is a mouth-watering treat. Strawberry Donuts ejuice is an exquisite vape juice that tastes just like a puffy, freshly-fried doughnut dripping.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 09/10
Flavor Accuracy : 07/10
Notes : Great doughy notes of doughnuts that come through strong and fresh on the inhale but the strawberry notes are mild at best. See, strawberry doughnut should mean something like a strawberry jam filled doughnut for which I’ll forgo the jam notes but not sweet strawberry notes. This is decent doughnut flavor with mild notes of strawberry which for the price is not bad actually.

Mexican Fried Ice Cream by Chefs Vapour Concentrates

Vapelabpk DIY

Official Info

500.00

10ml only

A sweet vanilla ice-cream inhale and a cereal exhale with hints of cinnamon & almond, bringing all the flavours together with the added taste of coconut.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 10/10
Flavor Accuracy : 06/10
Notes : I loved this flavor. Despite the flavor profile promising vanilla, cereal, almond, cinnamon and coconut, I did not receive an explosion of these notes. It tastes very very similar to FRYD cream cakes but with added notes of vanilla(verify from review) and a thankfully toned down sweetness level. That alone makes it a step above the former and worth vaping.

Tickle Me Pink

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Official Info

500.00

10ml only

A sweet blend of Guava, Berries and Apple that makes your mouth water and keeps you coming back for more.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 08/10
Flavor Accuracy : 02/10
Notes : This concoction is supposed to be a sweet mix of guava, berries and apples. What you get is mostly a strong note of apples and maybe some guava. Berries if there are any then it’s not noticeable or taste like berries in popular berry based flavors. While the flavor is somewhat sweet it dives into sour territory all too soon. Im the end it doesn’t succeed in successfully merging all flavors into a brilliant combo.

Blue Lush

Vapelabpk DIY

Official Info

500.00

10ml only

A mouthwatering Blue Raspberry Slush without the Slush.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 08/10
Flavor Accuracy : 10/10
Notes : Blueberry raspberry slush without the slush i.e. menthol. That said there is a slight level of menthol. Think IVG blackcurrant millions or spearmint or bubblegum and you will get the idea. Not enough to give that slush level feeling but enough that it doesn’t end up tasting like a plain blue raspberry flavor. So if you cant tolerate or dont like menthols but want a good blue raspberry slush then this flavor is what you want. It’s a great take on a classic.

Twist by Chefs Vapour

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Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

Strawberry and lime twists entwined with pineapple ice cream.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 10/10
Flavor Accuracy : 01/10
Notes : I honestly dont know what this flavor is supposed to be because it doesnt taste anything like the supposed flavor description of strawberries and lime twist with pineapple ice cream. Ill give it that much that I can taste some sour notes but we all know what strawberries and pineapple ice cream should taste like and twist hardly does those fruits any justice. Its an odd attempt that fails in my opinion.

Mango Dancer by EjuiceMakers

Vapelabpk DIY

Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

A lovely blend of tangerine and mango deliver a realistic fruit experience.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 10/10
Flavor Accuracy : 06/10
Notes : A blend of tangerines and mangos (kino aur aam ka mix) is what awaits in mango dancer but does it actually deliver? There are sufficient notes of tangerines to allow a slight sore note but the mango is weak and felt only at the beginning of the inhale. Expect some sweetness that rounds off the experience but do not go in expecting a mango laden journey. Fans of mango and mango flavors like mango milk and malaysian mango flavors will be disappointed.

Hazel Dream by Chefs Vapour

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Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

Hazelnut with Ice Cream!!

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 10/10
Flavor Accuracy : 08/10
Notes : Now this is one tasty flavor. Sweet nutty tones of hazelnut smoothed by cream that comes through strong and crisp. I cant say ice cream as it’s supposed to be cold and there isn’t menthol to give it that effect. If you like nutty flavors or dessert flavors the get this. It is reasonably priced and tasty enough to deserve a buy even if its not complex with multiple notes.

Toffee Yogurt by Chefs Choice

Vapelabpk DIY

Official Info

500.001,500.00

10ml-30ml

A deliciously creamy toffee yoghurt with a wonderfully fresh flavour. Resulting in a sweet, thick, velvety Yogurt full of tasty goodness.

The Pakistani Vaper’s Observations

Throat Hit : 10/10
Flavor Accuracy : 08/10
Notes : Toffee Yogurt has a sorta of mild caramel toffee that is strong and sweet which is combined with a more tart version of yogurt. I do think if they stuck with a proper sweet yogurt that complimented the toffee notes it would have rounded off the flavor much more nicely. Now, normally I would outright tell you to stay away or buy it but Im confused here. The flavor might end up being your favorite if the sour tangy yogurt notes please you or you might hate it. You should probably risk it by trying the 10ml one shot which would cost you only 500Rs before deciding if you want to get 30ml or more to mix a bigger batch.

 

DIY PRECAUTIONS

First and foremost you should know the main danger comes from the handling of Nicotine. It is a a toxic substance i.e. poison. Anyone who extracts, stores and uses nicotine in ejuices takes a considerable risk during the process and if they come into contact with liquid nicotine then depending on the strength and amount of contact the result will either be fatal or nicotine poisoning or an overdose. Highly strong nicotine i.e. 100mg is corrosive as well. Vendors who supply Nicotine should be at the forefront by not selling nicotine to just anyone. It would be a horrible outcome if someone sells someone nicotine without making sure they understand the risks and the requisite knowledge only to find out later that the guy screwed up and got hurt or worse died.

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In my opinion one should do DIY only if they have access to a spare room which remains locked and windows sealed shut. Having kids in the house will mean you can never take enough precautions. Havent you read the news reports of kids getting their hands on their father’s gun and accidentally shooting someone? This is one of the reasons why I am not interested in DIY anymore. If someone decides to forgo the aforementioned risk then they should at least attempt it only and only after doing tons of research and have a year’s vaping experience under their belt. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to get injured because of sheer stupidity of not taking adequate precautions. I get why you want to save money vaping but at least be aware of the following:

  • You dont need pure nicotine. 60 mg/ml or below is fine or get VG premixed with your required nicotine strength.
  • Use rubbing/isopropyl alcohol to clean up any spills.
  • Make sure you buy safety goggles, face mask, proper storage containers and latex gloves before you start mixing e-liquid.
  • Make sure you dont have any exposed skin when handling nicotine and always seal the container tight immediately after using.

Another cause of concern I have with DIY is the potential for contamination. Now this is a subjective risk unless the person is handing out his creations to everyone for free or for monetary consideration. The area where you DIY in should be a clean environment, sterile would be best, and you should wear all the safety equipment to make sure you dont contaminate the flavor in any way. Like I said before, shut the windows and make sure the area is cleaned regularly. Dont blend in the kitchen or bathroom for God’s sake unless its only you who vapes the end product and you dont care in which case whatever floats your stubborn boat.

I will leave with this, DIY if you cant afford to buy flavors (even on the sale prices) or vape so much per day that it would not be feasible for you to buy so much juice but take the proper precautions at least so you dont screw up vaping for the rest of us by being featured in the news headlines.

Nicotine Ratios

In case some of you are new and dont know what nicotine strength to get just go through the list below and decide. Not every flavor is available in every nicotine strength however and the best way to find out is to ask the vendor. The strengths do not mean MG per bottle but rather MG per ML.

  • None = 0 mg.
  • Very Smooth = 1.5mg (Direct lung vaping/Subohming territory).
  • Soft = 3mg (Direct lung vaping/Subohming territory).
  • Light = 6mg is approx equivalent to smoking 10 light cigarettes a day.
  • Medium = 12mg is where MTL territory starts and this strength is best for a half a pack – a pack a day smokers.
  • Strong = 18mg should be used by people who find 12mg too less or who smoked a pack of hard cigarettes a day.
  • Very Strong = 24mg is not usually available in the market but some local blenders might make a custom strength flavor for you on request. Bear in mind this is a very high level of nicotine and usually 18mg does the trick. In case you are wondering, this is best for chain smokers and/or those that smoke a couple of packs a day of hard cigarettes.

 


Note
I was given these flavors by VapeLabPK for the purposes of this review. The views expressed above are my own and based on my personal experience and knowledge accumulated over the years I have spent vaping. They are to be taken as it is i.e. an opinion and do not represent anything else. As always remember taste is subjective and please practice safe vaping.