Eliquid powered by the nectar of the gods, will the shaken vape leave you a heathen or bow down to their almighty power?
The Shaken vape are a UK based company who source and mix their flavours right here in the UK. They have been around for only around 2 years, growing from a hobby to where they are now. A typical vaping story of great mixers putting their craft to good use and growing through popularity within their customer base. With an extensive range on their website, both standard and their Gods range, there is plenty of choice for the average vaper. In a crowded Eliquid market though, do they stand out from the rest or will they be forgettable as the many others who come and go? First and foremost their packaging is lovely on the bottles, as shown with each sub section below. Straight away I was drawn in my their striking gods pictures to distinguish each bottle, so a pro straight away for The Shaken Vape. The bottles come in 120 mils and are priced at 9.99 with nicotine shots as extra if required.
For this review I picked up some of their God range, 5 out of the 10 to be exact to give myself a good range on offer. I picked up 5 of their normal range also out of the many flavours available. I will talk about flavour, experience over time and overall thoughts on their liquids, as always these are my experiences and may not be the same for you. So lets start off with probably the most simple flavour in the range I tried.
Hades- Blackcurrant Chill
BURSTING WITH FLAVOUR, BUT WITH AN ADDED TWIST OF MINT – REFRESHING! BOTH FLAVOURS COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER PERFECTLY, WITH A BLAST OF MENTHOL ON THE INHALE AND SMOOTH SWEET BLACKCURRANT TAKING OVER FOR THE EXHALE. BOLD AND COOLING, BUT MODERATED BY THE FRUIT NOTES.
Blackcurrant is always a flavour that interests me from a DIY background myself, so easy to get wrong and overpower a vape. So I thought the best place to start would be with a very simple flavour. The first impressions I got from this liquid was that it was lovely and smooth throughout the vape, no harshness whatsoever. The blackcurrant was lovely and prominent throughout the vape and it didn’t come through as overpowering which impressed me quite a bit if I am honest. The difference with this blackcurrant is the mint advertised to be inside of it, which is a very interesting addition to the flavour. There is a slight minty inhale to the liquid which I think gives away quite quickly to the blackcurrant on the exhale. However the mint is just at the right amount, never overtakes the blackcurrant and leaves a slight taste on the tongue afterwards. Vaping this over several tanks, the flavour remains quite strong and I never experienced any performance drops from the coils. So if you are looking for a lovely cool blackcurrant flavour that is both smooth and lovely then this would be ideal for you.
Ares- Black Grape
LACK GRAPES IS INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS GRAPE FIZZY DRINK, ULTRA DELICIOUS GRAPE SODA WITH A TOUCH OF ICE.
The next one I wanted to try was the Ares black Grape, one of the most difficult flavours to get right in an Eliquid. As I have previously said, in my experience Grape tends to be a stock coils worst nightmare and up until recently I had never found one that worked. The smell of this is a very strong Grape soda/drink smell, sweet and spot on for what you would expect, but the better question was, how would it vape? Throughout the vape the flavour remains quite strong, there isn’t any drop at all and the exhale brings about a lovely Koolada finish to leave a coldness in your mouth. So the flavour of this liquid was spot on, really enjoyable and exactly what I wanted it to taste like, but the more important question is how did it perform? Honestly it performed extremely well for a grape with little performance issues as a result of it. There were times where the coil would struggle a little but it never dry hit the coil and the lovely grape taste still remained throughout the vape until the tank was empty. So honestly, this might be the first strong grape flavour that actually performs really well on stock coils. There is still the tiny performance issues from a grape, which a dripper would really bring the grape to life far more but I could get through a few tanks of it and still enjoy it at the end so certainly surprised me. If you want a grape liquid then this is a very good option for it!
Aphrodite- Blackcurrant and Lemonade Twist
THIS TIME WE COME UP WITH A WIDE FAVOURED JUICE, A MIX OF BLACKCURRANT AND LEMONADE THAT CREATES AN INCREDIBLY EXTRAORDINARY EXHALE TASTE. LEMONADE LAYER IS PERFECTLY BLENDED WITHOUT OVERDOING IT, CREATING A HEAVENLY FEEL
The next one I wanted to try was the Aphrodite, a lemonade is such a simple flavour to get right but I have found difficult to really blend together well without being too dominant. The smell of this one was actually rather blackcurranty with a hint of lemon underneath, so first impression was hopeful. Vaping on this flavour, the flavour is strong throughout both the inhale and exhale and again that smoothness is there as well. There is the similar blackcurrant throughout the vape but certainly on the exhale the lemonade really comes through with a slight fizz to it almost, but only slight. Overall though, this liquid is absolutely beautiful, extremely well blended so both the blackcurrant and lemonade stay throughout the vape without either one dominating and finally give into a cool finish. This liquid really impressed me, it sat really nice on the coils over several different tanks and stayed throughout. Probably one of my favourites I have tried from the range, brilliant all day vape.
Poseidon – Fruity Mint Menthol
POSEIDON HAS BEEN CREATED TO TAKE ON ONE OF THE VAPING COMMUNITIES FAVORITE E LIQUIDS “HEISENBERG”, WITH INCREASED LEVELS OF FLAVOR AND HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS POSEIDON TAKES ON HEISENBERG TO CREATE A FANTASTIC MOUTH WATERING ALL DAY VAPE
Oh boy. One flavour I have never liked throughout my time vaping which I really wanted to was Heisenberg. If you have tried it then you know what it tastes like so it requires no introduction. The issue I have with the flavour is the aniseed that lies underneath which I really do not enjoy vaping. So when opening this bottle, that first smell of the liquid, my heart sunk. It was Heisenberg without a doubt, the description suggested something else. As I wanted to review the flavour I reluctantly filled up my tank and started to vape it, the flavour is spot on for Heisenberg profiles as well, no mistaking that! However, a short time passed, and the tank was empty? So I refilled and carried on vaping, then it hit me that I was actually enjoying it! This is not an exact copy of that flavour profile, it seems to be missing the aniseed underneath it which is what makes this so special. You get the same fruitiness comes through with the heavy dose of menthol but the exhale gives away into nothing but mint instead. So a really surprising experience with this one, performance was brilliant as well. It didn’t stick to the coils like other dominating liquids do. So if you are a fan of this flavour profile, or like me just don’t like aniseed then give this flavour a go for sure, I really enjoyed it for the first time in 4 years of vaping.
Zeus- Midnight Mango
NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THE TASTE. THIS IS HOW THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH WOULD TASTE LIKE. SWEET SUGARY NECTAR HEAVEN! IT TASTES LIKE MANGO, SMELLS LIKE MANGO AND EVEN LOOKS LIKE A MANGO JUICE WITH A FREEZING ICE EFFECT LEAVING YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR SAT RELAXING ON A HOT BEACH WITH A FREEZING DRINK
I guess you want more on this though. I’ll start by explaining how I tasted this liquid, describe my experience with it first of all. I had recently had my Sense screen tank arrive and this was the liquid I first tried on the dual mesh coil. In all honesty I had never tried a Mango before this one so I had no idea what to expect. The first taste in the tank was surprising to me, quite sweet with a bit of a tangy side as well. I carried on vaping and what followed can probably be described as my favourite vape I have ever had. The flavour is strong but not overly tangy, just a really nice authentic mango flavour that is very moreish. The flavour is so smooth, the new tank heightened it even more but it was such an enjoyable vape. There is no added coolness into it, there isn’t any fancy mix, the liquid is simply mango but an absolutely incredible mango. This is a flavour that I would highly recommend as a purchase, it blew me away just how well it vapes.
Just like the famous original Monster energy drink!
The first smell of this liquid took me back to being young again without a care in the world and a full day of gaming without bills to pay. It smells spot on, exactly like the drink it is styled after, almost to the degree that they may be one and the same? Anyway, onto the taste for it and it is almost the same, with a slight improvement. You get the full flavour of the drink but without the overload of sweetener in the real thing. It leaves a slight sour on the tongue but without any over-lasting after-taste that makes the drink slightly unpleasant. Overall if you want a lovely energy drink flavour, or just enjoy the taste of monster then this will be ideal for you, minus the taurine and caffeine.
Nerds Watermelon Cherry
Exactly like the world famous sweets…
This is a flavour profile that really interested me due to the previous experience of this flavour profile in an earlier review. I wondered how the shaken vape would approach this flavour and to be honest, it wasn’t for me. The watermelon is a nice ripe undertone to the flavour but the dominant taste here is the cherry. Not being a fan of cherry personally meant the natural cherry after taste didn’t sit right with me, not in a bad way but simply as a personal taste. This sort of flavour is ideal though for cherry lovers who want a twist onto their vape. The cherry didn’t taste candy-esq or artificial and the watermelon does add extra body to the flavour.
Nerds Cherry lemonade
Exactly like the world famous sweets…
Another flavour that aims to mirror the sweets we knew as a child. The smell from this was quite strong in the lemonade department I found, so I wondered whether this would be erring on a drink side of the profile. What I did find with this flavour is that the cherry and lemonade really blended together well, removing all the strong cherry that the previous flavour had. It was actually really nice, I liked it far more than I expected to with a toned back cherry inhale and the lemonade taking over the exhale giving a lovely overall flavour profile. I would recommend giving this one a try because I honestly think it is nicer to vape than you can imagine it to be, a must have again for cherry fans or lemonade vapers out there.
This is a delicious sweet lemon curd pastry like grandma used to bake.
I am quite partial to a lemon flavour, the simplicity of the fruit makes a nice citrusy flavour in my experience. So the smell and first taste of this was spot on for me, a lovely rolled back lemon without any of the sharpness of the citrus added. What I found after a few vapes on this was that the tart flavour started to come through really well and left a lovely mild dessert flavour that remained constant without trying too hard. This isn’t the strongest lemon tart you will find on the market but for its strength, it is a lovely blend of the nice light tart flavour exhale and a nice mild lemon inhale. A great choice if you a fan of lemon desserts.
A sweet blend of blueberry and raspberry with a refreshing and cool exhale. Just like the classic bright blue slushies!
In my experience with blue slushes, the flavour is plenty similar all around when it comes to this so I wasn’t expecting anything too ground breaking from this. It certainly carries the smell of the mixed berries inside the bottle and upon tasting it, the flavour for this is spot on. It tastes just like a slush with the lovely cool exhale that is just right I the mouth. Overall the shaken vape have got the slush flavour just right with the mix of berries inhale and cool exhale making this ideal for a summer vape.
The shaken Vape may well be one of the dark horses of the Eliquid market bringing strong and delicious flavours at quite a reasonable price. The gods range stand out as being a little bit extra special with the flavour profiles but the standard flavour also provide a great mix of tasty options. In 100 mil bottles, you get plenty of value for money here and it won’t be hard to find your next all day vape here. Absolutely fantastic liquids that choose to keep it simple and get it right rather than get their profiles wrong.
The Shaken Vapes may not hail from the gods but their E liquids are heavenly.
You can check them out at their website https://www.theshakenvape.co.uk/