Hurricane Vapor Pineapple Cheesecake Review
About a week ago a thick envelope from our friends at Hurricane Vapor arrived. That, in itself, was not a surprise. It was what the envelope contained that was the surprise. An eLiquid flavor, one in which we had no idea was under development, was a big surprise.
Hurricane Vapor, a young, up and coming premium eLiquid company out of Miami Florida was once again defying our expectations with an unexpected left turn. Their new Pineapple Cheesecake is so good, yet so unforeseen, that I kept picking up the bottle, turning it around and around in my hand to verify what was printed on the label. “Pineapple Cheesecake?” I should also mention that this is the first, but probably not last, pineapple blend from Hurricane Vapor.
The Team Responds
Any new storm juice from Hurricane Vapor is a special occasion here. The Hurricane Vapor ‘flavor profile’ is one of the best in business, and one that our team loves to analyze and talk about. That being the case, when it was time to review I picked up five empty 5ML bottles out of the stockroom, filled them with 4ML with the new storm juice, labeled them and passed four of the small cobalt blue bottles out among the team members, keeping one for myself, and asked them to report back in a ‘couple’ of days, or whenever they ran out of the pineapple cheesecake, so we could get together and talk about it.
I passed them out on Thursday at 3PM, the next day, at lunchtime it was all gone, except for 9ML left in the 30ML bottle (I slipped my boss 1ML in a carto). On Saturday I filled five cartomizers and attached them to five Vision Spinners, and passed them out the group and opened the floor for discussion.
I told them they didn’t have to vape the cartomizer I just gave them, but the Spinners and cartos were just there in case anyone needed a reminder when they were describing the flavor and how they did or did not enjoy it.
Angel asked me if they could vape the pineapple cheesecake if they already knew what they were going to say, and rather than use it as a reminder, were they allowed to simple enjoy the vape. (Angel is a stickler for the rules.) I said yes, of course, and they all put down what they were currently using and started vaping the pineapple cheesecake instead.
This was a good sign for Hurricane Vapor.
Because this is a review of a single flavor, something we may do on occasion, once we’ve gotten to know the brand, and the people behind the brand, I decided to shake things up a bit. Even though I too had a Spinner with a cartomizer of pineapple cheesecake eJuice, I took the position of playing someone in charge of a sort of ‘group therapy’. I opened up the discussion and mostly listened, asking a few questions, and really tried to get them to open up and speak their minds about this particular flavor, or Hurricane Vapor in general. I would take notes, being careful to capture not just the words, but also the emotion behind the words. Below are the most interesting and the most revealing words spoken by the team. I’ll leave my own impression for last.
Group Talk – Saturday –September 2013
Julia: If there is one thing I know I can expect out of a new eLiquid flavor from Hurricane Vapor its that the storm juice will taste like its supposed to taste. I wasn’t at all surprised that Pineapple Cheesecake tasted just like a pineapple cheesecake, despite having never attempted a pineapple flavor before. That same high-quality pineapple flavor, the cheesy-creamy cheesecake taste that you would expect in a good eLiquid is all there and it’s all there in abundance.
If they (Hurricane Vapor) had gotten wrong, that would be the surprise. That would be the lead off of this review. But they didn’t get it wrong; they never do, well, except for that first menthol from last year. Since then, if its one thing they get right time after time, it’s the flavor.
Did anything surprise me about Pineapple Cheesecake? Well, a couple of things really. I would never have expected a pineapple or pineapple cheesecake could be an all-day vape. Something with a lot of taste, and something that has a texture that allows you to vape for as long as you want without losing the flavor, or winding up with Vapers Tongue, is not what I usually think of when I think about pineapple. Somehow they managed to remove that certain characteristic in pineapple flavoring that causes just about every pineapple blend to get too rough on the throat after a few hours, or dull the taste buds. That surprised me most of all.
The other thing that surprised me, the other thing that is still surprising me is the vapor output. Look at this (inhales and exhales a huge plume of vapor). How the hell is this pineapple cheesecake making this much vapor in a simple carto? That PG/VG blend of theirs is really something, isn’t it? And did you notice the drag wasn’t a huge 10-second drag?
So, you want my official stance on Hurricane Vapor Pineapple Cheesecake Storm Juice? Here it is:
“With a true, authentic flavor of a Lindy’s Pineapple Cheesecake, Hurricane Vapor earns yet another Spinfuel Choice Award for creating one of the finest pineapple eLiquids you can find. A full-bodied, full-flavor eJuice with all the markings of excellent eJuice artistry, hefty throat hit, massive clouds of vapor, and a level of satisfaction that is so good you’ll want to vape it all day long, Pineapple Cheesecake by Hurricane Vapor continues the tradition of award winning eJuice. “
With such a positive “official stance” on the eJuice I asked Julia if she thought the Pineapple Cheesecake was… original. Her response: