Vape Simple House 25 shortfill range
After trying out the House 10 range of premixed e-liquids by Vape Simple, we are back this time with part 1 of our review of the massive range of shortfills, House 25. When I say massive, I’m not mucking around, there are over 40 flavours to choose from, covering fruity goodness to dessert favourites, plus a few random surprises along the way, so if you can’t find something you like here, you must be even fussier than I am, and that is really saying something! Vape Simple have sent over a selection of twenty two of their juices so for the sake of everyone’s sanity, we have split this in to two parts, so keep your eyes peeled for part 2 which will follow shortly!
Vape simple started out back in 2014 with the aim of providing their customers with the best e-liquids on the market. All their juices are manufactured at their state of the art facility in Gatwick, it’s always nice to know that you are supporting an independent British company when buying your vaping supplies. They make several other ranges too, so they are definitely not a company that are happy to sit around doing nothing, they are ever evolving and pushing things forwards.
All the bottles contain 50ml of 70/30 VG/PG e-liquid with space for you to add your own nic shots (which can be ordered from vape simple too). All the info is clearly laid out on the bottles, including the usual warnings, batch numbers, age restrictions, etc. They are also my favourite type of bottle where you can just remove the tip to add your nicotine. I get really annoyed by the ones that have you wrestling to get the whole top off to get in, it is messy and frustrating, so it is instant brownie points to any company that uses these style bottles.
So without further ado, let’s get on to the flavours! To make things fair and to ensure no favouritism would colour my judgement, I literally went lucky dip stylee and grabbed ten random bottles and tried them in the order I pulled them out of the box in.
Berry Buttercream Cake
The berry is very laid back, giving more of a hint of it on the exhale, but the cake and the buttercream are the stars of the show. It is a light sponge with a rich, thick cream and it really tastes cakey. Very well balanced and one of the nicest cake flavours that I’ve tried.
Light and sweet, as you would expect from a melon juice. Watermelon is not a strong flavour on its own and I think there are more varieties in there as I could taste more of a galia or honeydew flavour going on too. It’s a perfect summer vape and an easy going all dayer.
Baked Blueberry Cheesecake
Yum! This is the perfect blend of fresh blueberries with a classic New York style baked cheesecake. It kind of reminds me of an old favourite, if anyone remembers “I love donuts” juice from back in the day, it’s very similar. It might sound rather basic but there is a good depth of flavour. The blueberry is spot on, no hint of fake floral notes.
Very well mixed so no single flavour stands out or becomes overpowering. I definitely got pineapple, but it is smooth with no nasty kick in the throat, and a subtle mango. I think there is a touch of coconut too which adds to the smooth taste. There is also a light freshness there, not quite iced or cooling, but just a hint with makes this a very refreshing vape. Somehow, they also managed to make it not too sweet which is a quite a clever move as it could have been a sickly concoction.
This is a star flavour for me, really good. The nut is mild but well balanced, but the real winner is the cookie base. It is bang on, a lovely crumbly flavour with a deep, caramelised brown sugar which just dances on the exhale. It really is one of the best cookie juices I’ve tried, no doughiness there, just crisp, fresh baked cookies. It goes perfectly with a strong cup of tea too.
Lemon Vanilla Cheesecake
This one is more of a traditional cheesecake than the baked blueberry cheesecake. The lemon is strong and sharp, and cuts through cleanly. The cheesecake/vanilla is light and slightly curdled as it should be. The biscuit base was a little too light and could be boosted a touch. But it is still a good flavour and a pleasant vape.
I found this one to be a bit bland. I couldn’t really pick any flavours out and there was also a slightly bitter under note. It really didn’t work for me, but if you like very subtle flavours, maybe it will work for you.
Minty Choc Chip
Smooth, mild, milk chocolate with a fresh mint chaser. Neither flavours are that strong, but this isn’t a bad choice. It means that it is surprisingly coil friendly which is very rare for a chocolate-based e-liquid. I managed to get three tanks full before needing a rewick which is pretty impressive.
Vanilla Peach Cream
Sweet candy peach with a mellow, chewy cream which is super smooth. If you like a fresh peach, this may not be for you, but if, like me, you love fuzzy peach sweets, you will be right at home with this one. Another easy all day vape, and I had trouble putting it down to get on with the next bottle.
Sweet Berry Milkshake
Lush! This is an old school strawberry milkshake. A few years ago, one milkshake was the king of them all, and this is very reminiscent of that famous flavour. It is rich, thick and sweet whilst also not being too sickly. It just fills your mouth up with creamy goodness. It tastes a lot more expensive than it is!
So, we are halfway through and so far, so good. The House 25 is a very consistent range of shortfills with only a couple not being quite as strong. The quality of the flavours and the blending really show the passion Vape Simple have for producing their e-liquids. When I first received the huge box of bottles, I must admit that I had serious doubts that they would be any good, often large ranges like this suffer for being too ambitious, but Vape simple really know what they are doing here. Hopefully the second part will be just as strong, but you will just have to wait to find out. In the meantime, if you fancy any of these or want to check out what else is on the menu, go and check them out. They are very reasonably priced at £9.99 a bottle so they are just as friendly on the pocket as they are on the tastebuds!