I have talked at great length about the marketing of juice lines, specifically the labels using different approaches to appeal to the consumers. However, I have not seen anything go to quite this length.
Flashbang Vape is a unique company that makes donations to the veterans, military men and women, and their families with every bottle purchased. They drive this point home in including a refillable M84 replica bottle, complete with pull pin. I’ll get into that in just a second, but here is what the website lists as the flavor profile on Operation Apple Drop.
“Green apples dipped in creamy oatmeal”
Marketing: This came to me as an empty 40ml M-84 replica pump bottle with a 120ml refillable bottle. Let me break this down a little bit because it’s quite a bit to take in….
- M-84 replica pump bottle – The 40ml bottle has a solid plastic casing on the outside, with plenty of holes to be able to monitor your juice level. The bottle has the flavor description, mentioned above. There are warnings for all under 18 to not use the product, ingredients, social media icons, etc. The top is a secure pull-pin with a large metal ring, designed for clipping on anything you can possibly imagine without worrying about your bottle breaking. Don’t like the flavor? Out of your current reload bottle? Refill it with whatever you want! As much as I admire this bottle, I am reluctant to take this out in public in fear of causing panic. Just saying…
- 120ml bottle – The same details from the above mentioned bottle are included on this. The bottle itself is a long cylindrical design with a fatter screw-on unicorn style drip tip. These things annoy me because they never work with a tank like a TFV8, and instead require you to be so slow with pouring so as to not overflow or get into the chamber. Thankfully this is just the right size, though, to fit inside your pocket or whatever bag you are carrying without being too bulky. You know, in case you don’t want to carry around the replica pump bottle…
Flavor: I wasn’t totally sure what to expect when I started vaping this. Is it a candy apple? A rich fruity apple? It’s a green apple with a very tart nature, but it quickly gives way to the oatmeal flavor that coasts down during the exhale. The apple is very intense from the beginning, possibly too much for some when they first try this flavor. But that flavor coasts downhill the entire way, especially to be met with what almost seems like a baked oatmeal. This keeps a very similar profile between both a tank and a RDA, but if the apple is too intense on a RDA, try it in a tank. That apple smooths out very well to a creamy flavor on both the inhale and the exhale.
Cloud Production: I get a 70VG/30PG type consistency with this juice. Works very well with both a tank and RDA. The clouds are surprisingly large, and the production is super smooth no matter what device you use. I don’t get the inclination of any artificial sweetener, so I don’t get any intense coil and cotton gunking.
Bottle Size: 120ml refillable with a 40ml refillable pump bottle, as mentioned above
Nicotine Strength: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
All in all, I feel that this is a super tight package with a really good purpose behind it. This is definitely worth checking out.
Until next time, guys…vape on!