Beach Side Vapors is local to where I live, as I stated in my first review of their products, so I really want to be kind to them, and give them outstanding reviews on all of their flavors. I really want to do this, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to yet… and their Sweet Rum Tobacco offering is no exception, unfortunately. I’m all about supporting local business over evil corporate tycoons… but I have to draw a line somewhere.
BSV’s Sweet Rum Tobacco is only moderately sweet… and that’s about it. There is nothing in this E-liquid that suggests the presence of either rum or tobacco flavoring. I guess the color of the juice is somewhat akin to what one would expect in a rum/tobacco flavored E-juice, but that’s as far as it goes. My friend, who sat next to me at my beloved kava bar while I was taste testing this BSV product asked me if I was vaping a cotton candy juice. Obviously, a statement like that speaks volumes about the wide miss associated with the targeted flavor in this case.
One good thing I can say about the Sweet Rum Tobacco is that it vapes smoother than the other Beach Side Vapor products I’ve tried. I don’t know if this means that they increased the VG and decreased the PG, or that the sweetness covers up the harshness to a degree. I suppose if your only aim is to vape nicotine in lieu of an analog cig, then this is a good option for you. It’s inexpensive and available in larger 30ml bottles. The throat hit is ok… not really like “real” smoke, but you don’t have to worry about coughing your innards out of your body. The vapor production is the high point of this juice, and is easily competitive with the vapor productions of many higher quality E-liquids.
All in all, another thumbs down for Beach Side Vapors. I hope that they figure out that they need to improve their product soon, or the better U.S. companies are going to put them out of business. Mr. Nice Guy Vape is also local to me, and I’m watching their products replace BSV’s in many of our local e-cigarette stores, tobacco retailers, and head shops. They really need to up their quality to the level of American made vapes, because at this point in time, they are too similar (and more expensive) than the mass produced Chinese equivalents.