If ever there was a description for an e-liquid that sets a seriously high expectation for fantastic flavour, Angel’s Abduction by The Juice Punk definitely wins that award. They argue that if you had to ‘describe Heaven by making a juice… this is what you would make’, and, ‘it’s (pretty darn close to) perfect.’ After reading that, I was definitely excited to try this blueberry and cream based juice – albeit with a bit of scepticism that the flavour wouldn’t quite live up to the description.
First though, a bit about the manufacturer. Unless you have been living under a rock for some time, you should have heard of Canadian e-liquid company, The Juice Punk. Their range of e-liquids (coupled with some very slick marketing) has garnered a significant amount of attention across social media channels. Set up by husband and wife team David and Alisen, The Juice Punk bases itself on the ethos of aiding people in the life-saving transition from smoker to vaper – and this strong resolve stems from the personal loss that they both experienced when David’s mother lost her life to cancer as a result of smoking.
It is the values of companies such as The Juice Punk that throw into stark contrast the difference between the underlying motives of cigarette manufacturers and e-liquid creators. Whilst the transition from smoker to vaper may be a long and cumbersome road for many, the reassurance that creators such as The Juice Punk are genuine in their desire to help others goes a long way in helping with that transition. Even within the community of e-liquid manufacturers, there is certainly a vast spectrum in which at one end you will see manufacturers who place profit margins first on their agenda, with cheap and low-quality e-liquids distributed across the market that do little to wean smokers onto vaping permanently – and certainly only add fuel to the anti-vaping repertoire that the tobacco industry exploits. The Juice Punk are clearly set at the opposite end of the spectrum, demonstrating a genuine ownership of their e-liquids that they are rightfully proud to produce.
Now, back to Angel’s Abduction.
I opted to try Angel’s Abduction out at a nicotine strength of 3mg, although it is also available in strengths of 0mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg. The design of the bottle is wonderful, with The Juice Punk’s charming, feline illustration displayed on the front (anything with a cat on it tickles my fancy, but the fact that The Juice Punk donates 2% of all sales towards elephant and orangutan protection demonstrates just how much these guys love animals). The ingredients and expiry date are also clearly printed on the label.
As much as I adore blueberries and cream (or strawberries and cream, or anything and cream), I haven’t found an e-liquid with blueberry in it that hasn’t completely overpowered my palate. I often find that the strength of the blueberry results in the first few vapes being very enjoyable and then after that, the taste becomes much too artificial when the flavour starts to resemble a blueberry gummy sweet that is just too sickening.
It was surprising then, that with Angel’s Abduction, the first few vapes didn’t bring too much blueberry through at all – in fact, I had to double check the description to make sure that this definitely had blueberry in it. That isn’t to say that there was anything wrong with the taste – far from it. The exhale has a deep, creaminess to it that almost reminds me of thick, white ganache. After the first few vapes, the blueberry tones decided to make their appearance – adding just a subtle layer of sweetness over the creamy undertones. This subtlety actually has the opposite effect to any blueberry flavour that I have previously vaped – instead of becoming overpowering, you’re enticed to keep on vaping to delve deeper into these tantalising hints of blueberry.
After a few days of vaping Angel’s Abduction, I have to admit that the description given by The Juice Punk is pretty accurate indeed. I was trying to put my finger on the taste to come up with an adequate description for the flavour – and this caused me some difficulty. It isn’t mostly cream with a bit of blueberry, and it certainly isn’t blueberry with a hint of cream. The Juice Punk have managed to perfectly blend the two together to form an entirely new taste that deserves a name in its own right. And so, I came to the conclusion that if creamberries existed, they would taste like this.
It is evident that The Juice Punk have put a lot of effort into crafting this e-liquid, and the result is outstanding. This, coupled with the strong ethos of the company and with the knowledge that your money is also helping in the protection of endangered animals really adds to the satisfaction that every vape of this e-liquid will bring. Perfectly smooth, subtly sweet and with a velvet consistency – creamberries are probably the superfood of angels. The Juice Punk certainly weren’t wrong, then, to say that this is heaven in an e-liquid.