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How to Choose the Best Vape Juice Flavours for Your Device


Christopher Fournier


Mar 12, 2024


U Vape Blog



Different Vape Juice flavours in white bottles


  • E-liquids with higher PG ratios are usually best for pod systems, while those with a higher VG content are better for sub-ohm devices. Vape juices with more balanced PG/VG ratios can often be used in a wider range of devices.
  • Select the right nicotine strength for you based on your smoking history and current preferences—ranging from high for former smokers to low or zero for casual vaping.
  • Explore various flavour profiles like tobacco, menthol, fruit, dessert, and flavourless to suit your taste preferences.
  • Get expert guidance and trustworthy vape juices from U Vape. We’re here to help Canadians make more informed buying decisions about vaping products.

With so many different kinds of e-liquid on the market, choosing the right ones for you can feel like looking for needles in a haystack. But before you start randomly sampling different vape juices, there are a few rules of thumb that can help you organize your search and find exciting results faster. .

We’re here to show you the ropes. As purveyors of Canada’s finest vaping products and accessories—including a vast selection of e-liquids—we’ve got the goods on how to find the best vape juice flavours for your device.

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Bottles with different vape juices in them

Essential Guiding Factors

Knowing how to categorize different vape juices gives you an idea of which ones will work best with your device. Here are some of the factors that make the most difference when it comes to compatibility:

PG/VG Ratio

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are the two primary bases in vape juice. The PG/VG ratio in a given vape juice influences the throat hit, flavour, and vapour production.

  • High PG e-liquids usually provide a more intense throat hit and carry flavour more effectively. These are generally recommended for smaller, low-power devices, especially if you prefer a sensation similar to smoking. However, they produce less vapour. Use these for pod systems.
  • High VG e-liquids are thicker and generate significantly more vapour, making them ideal for cloud chasers and users of high-power devices. They are smoother on the throat but may have a slightly muted flavour. Additionally, because of their thickness, they might not work well with small, low-power devices as they can cause clogging and wicking issues. Use these for sub-ohm devices.
  • Balanced PG/VG e-liquids (a 50/50 ratio or similar) offer a mix of both worlds—decent flavour delivery and satisfactory vapour production. They're versatile and work well with a variety of devices. You can use these in most pod systems and some basic sub-ohm setups.

Nic Strength

The nicotine strength in a vape juice is important to consider for several reasons:

  • A higher nic strength can help manage cravings for people who are using vaping to transition away from using cigarettes and other tobacco products.
  • Affects throat hit (higher nic strength means a stronger throat hit).
  • Some users want e-liquid with a lower nic strength due to having a lower nicotine tolerance or other health considerations.

Here’s some advice for choosing a level of nic strength in your e-liquids:

  • High Nicotine Strengths (12mg/ml and above) are typically recommended if you’ve recently switched from smoking to vaping, especially if you were a heavy smoker. These strengths are usually found in high PG liquids and are more suited to low-power devices to prevent excessive nicotine intake. Salt nic e-liquids are great for this.
  • Shop Salt Nic E-Liquids Here

  • Medium Nicotine Strengths (6mg/ml to 12mg/ml) are usually suitable for users who were formerly moderate smokers. These strengths can be found in a variety of PG/VG ratios, offering more flexibility when it comes to your device choice.
  • Low to Zero Nicotine Strengths (0mg/ml to 6mg/ml) are often preferred by vapers who have gradually reduced their nicotine dependency or those who vape for enjoyment rather than nicotine satisfaction. These strengths are common in high VG e-liquids, making them ideal for high-power devices and sub-ohm vaping.Freebase e-liquids are your best bet here.
  • Shop Freebase E-Liquids Here

It's important to remember that your choice of nicotine strength is highly personal and can vary based on individual preferences and smoking habits. Always start with a moderate level and adjust it based on your experience.

Berries floating in liquid on dark background to represent vape juice flavour choices

Flavour Selection

When it comes to choosing a flavour profile for your e-liquid, most options you’ll find fall into one of the following categories:

  • Tobacco: Designed to mimic the taste of traditional cigarettes. These range from light to dark and robust, and are favoured by ex-smokers or those who appreciate sophisticated, earthy notes.
  • Ice (Cool/Menthol): Featuring a refreshing and crisp menthol taste, these e-liquids often include not only pure menthol flavours but also fruity notes with a cooling effect on the finish. They’re ideal if you want a sharp, invigorating throat hit with a clean, fresh finish.
  • Fruit: Extremely popular, with sweet and vibrant notes. They range from single fruit flavours like apple or strawberry to complex blends that mimic fruit salads or exotic combinations.
  • Dessert: These include a wide variety of sweet and rich flavours, often imitating pastries, ice creams, and puddings. They provide an indulgent and luxurious experience, perfect if you’ve got a sweet tooth.
  • Flavourless: Like the name implies, these don’t have any taste at all. If you want a straightforward experience or are sensitive to flavour additives, these are for you.

Popular Flavours for Different Vape Devices

Once you’ve got an idea of the PG/VG ratio, nic strength, and flavour profile you’re looking for in an e-liquid, it’s time to check out some popular offerings by trustworthy brands. Here are a few choices we recommend from our collection:

For Pod Systems

Blackwood Salt E-Liquid - Double Barrel 30ml

Blackwood Salt E-Liquid - Double Barrel 30ml

Current Price: $27.99 ($0.93/ml)

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Suavae Salt E-Liquid - Ice 30ml

Suavae Salt E-Liquid - Ice 30ml

Current Price: $25.99 ($0.86/ml)

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Vital Freebase E-Liquid - Smooth Tobacco 30ml

Vital Freebase E-Liquid - Smooth Tobacco 30ml

Current Price: $19.99 ($0.66/ml)

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Lemon Drop Freebase E-Liquid - Peach 60ml

Lemon Drop Freebase E-Liquid - Peach 60ml

Current Price: $34.99 ($0.58/ml)

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Geek Bar Pulse Disposable Vape Device - Peach Nectarine Ice

Geek Bar Pulse Disposable Vape Device - Peach Nectarine Ice

Current Price: $31.99 ($1.99/ml)

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Vice Boost Disposable Vape Device - White Grape Ice

Vice Boost Disposable Vape Device - White Grape Ice

Current Price: $31.99 ($1.99/ml)

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Find Your New Favourite Vape Juice with U Vape

We’ve dedicated ourselves to finding the best vape products in Canada and making them available to you. Explore our full range of e-liquids here and use the information above to make sure you’re spending your vaping budget wisely.

Need more information? We’re happy to help! Our team loves talking to fellow enthusiasts and helping them find trustworthy products. Contact us to get in touch with a member of our staff.

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