So a couple of weeks ago I made a vaping mistake. I decided it was time to switch to a nicotine free juice which I purchased from my local vape store. Apparently, I wasn’t ready to go nicotine free just yet. I didn’t feel like I was having any physical withdraws, but I was definitely being cranky AF, as the kids say. I do have to say that it was nowhere near as bad as cigarette withdraw. So I decided to go back to my vape store and buy some 3mg juice, then it started to snow. It snowed to the point where I felt my local vape store didn’t feel as local as it normally did.
Since it was snowing I needed to go to Wal-Mart for the usual emergency supplies. Whenever I go to the World of Wallace I tend to check out in the cigarette checkout line to see if they have any new vaping stuff, that’s when I saw Premium Vaping Juice by Haus. Haus’ previous attempts at juice I categorized as gas station juice because the nicotine content was too high and it burned like gasoline, however their new juice was only 4mg of nicotine. Against my better judgement I bought a 30ml bottle of the Zomberry flavor (non-sponsored link) and I was pleasantly surprised as it actually tasted pretty good. Most commercial juices, in my opinion, have this real bad chemical or synthetic taste to it and the Haus Premium Juice did not. While not the best tasting juice I’ve ever had, it did in a pinch.
The only real problem I had with it was the price. I can get a 30ml bottle at my local vape store for $10 and change. A 30ml bottle of Haus Premium Juice was over $22 at Wal-Mart. However, it’s not so expensive that you would pass it up in an emergency situation like mine. So if you find yourself in need a of juice and you can’t make it to your vape store then the Haus Premium Juice is your best bet.
Additionally, I think that juices like this will be the future of vaping considering the FDA’s impending financial crackdown. While our local vape stores may become a thing of the past it’s a little nice to see that not all national brand juices will taste like hot garbage.
I’ve talked about the Haus Personal Vaporizer before. I bring it up because I was in Wal-Mart the other day and I thought I would check out one of their tanks, or clearomizer if you will, out of curiosity. The retail price was $7.95 and you know what? It’s a pretty decent tank. It holds a ton of juice and fit on both my eGo and Itaste batteries. It feels well put together too.
Now would I recommend this to an advanced vaper who knows how to change the coils in their tanks? No. However I would definitely recommend it to beginners and it’s also convenient if you find yourself tankless at 2am and know that you can run down to your local Wally World to get one.
The Haus Personal Vaporizer
First let’s get this out of the way. In the interest of transparency I am not adverse to selling out but this is a non-sponsored post.
Since I’m poor I have to shop at Wal-Mart to help get by. It’s not new that they sell e-cigs but imagine my surprise when I see that they’re selling vaporizers and e-juice too. Just one brand though, The Haus Personal Vaporizer by the same company who makes Mistic e-cigs.
I didn’t purchase one due to funds being tight and I don’t feel knowledgeable enough to do a product review on one of these but allow me to present this informative review that I found on YouTube at the Gear Obsession channel.
So it appears to be a decent product.
What really caught my attention is that it says it’s cheaper than a trip to the vape store. After looking at the prices on their website I wouldn’t necessarily say cheaper but Wal-Marts, and some gas stations, are definitely closer to home than my vape store.
While it may cut into the vape store profits a little bit I think this is good for the vaping community as a whole. If a large-scale retailer like Wal-Mart is backing vaping even on a starter kit like this it could mean having a very big dog in the fight against over-regulation by the FDA. I think this is also good for vape stores because the Haus e-juice is only available in one nicotine strength and that’s full flavored. They list it as 2.4% nicotine. If I had to hazard a guess I would say it was at 18mg or above. Anyone looking to decrease their nicotine intake would inevitably end up in their local vape shop.
I realize this is all ‘perfect world’ theorizing on my part but you never know.