[su_heading size=”15″ class=”subHeading”]BALLYHOO BY NOSTRUM VAPOR[/su_heading]
Ballyhoo – Blueberries, Waffles, Warm Maple Syrup What’s Not To Like?
Upon opening the bottle, I immediately smelled fresh maple syrup, followed by a slightly less prominent bakery/bread characteristic (I assumed this was the waffle…). My first thoughts? Sweet.
Nostrum describes the main flavor profile as, “Blueberry and Waffle”. For their complete flavor notes, check out: Nostrum Vapor.
With that being said, let’s get into the nitty gritty!
[su_highlight background=”#def823″]Worth noting[/su_highlight]: Nostrum did an awesome job with their labeling; the graphics are clear and visible even in low light, and the text is all very legible.
NOTE: I always give an honest e-juice review. However, vapers opinions on flavor profiles tend to vary drastically. SO I will never discourage a vaper from trying a new juice; if you want to try it, GO FOR IT!. [su_highlight background=”#def823″]VAPEON![/su_highlight]
[su_heading size=”15″ class=”subHeading”]First Impression:[/su_heading]
[su_pullquote]Right[/su_pullquote] off the bat I could tell what they were trying to do with Ballyhoo, a Blueberry Waffle breakfast vape with syrup (ok, check…). When vaped this liquid for the first time, I had hopes that some of the sugary aspect would dissipate and more of the Blueberry Waffle notes enter the scene. Well it was not easy, let me tell you what! But after a decent amount of time spent “fiddling” I was able to receive the full flavor profile as stated on Nostrum Vapor’s website. (read the taste section for details…)
[su_heading size=”15″ class=”subHeading”]Price:[/su_heading]
$16.99 for a 30ml, $28.99 for a 60ml, $38.99 for a 120ml, and $49.99 for a 240ml.
[su_heading size=”15″ class=”subHeading”]Available Bottle Sizes:[/su_heading]
30ml, 60ml, 120ml, 240ml. Dark glass bottles with a dropper.
[su_heading size=”15″ class=”subHeading”]Taste:[/su_heading]
[su_pullquote]So[/su_pullquote] after spending 30-40 mins fiddling with various settings (airflow, coil configuration, wicking method, and wattage) I was finally able to hone in on some of the less noticeable flavor profiles. With my airflow half shut down on my Mutation X V4, wattage around 60, and a single triple twisted 26g kanthal build (simple stuff right?) Ballyhoo came to life! I received:
light buttery notes, followed by a more prominent bakery/bread note, and finished with fresh blueberries on the exhale.
[su_pullquote]The[/su_pullquote] maple syrup characteristic never left the picture, but rather added to the vapes overall flavor profile. Imagine: a Fresh homemade Blueberry Belgian waffle in the A.M. drenched with warm maple syrup, similar to what you’d be served at a your favorite breakfast joint!
Final Thoughts: Ballyhoo, at least to me, was a bit sugary. I felt that the maple syrup hide a lot of this juices potential. If the sugar level was cut in half, there would be MUCH more room to notice the other flavor profiles like the waffle, blueberry and butter. But due to the high in sugar content, many of those characteristics are muffled out (ex: blueberry only noticeable on the exhale…). With that being said, I would compare Ballyhoo to the Blueberry Eggo’s I enjoyed as a child covered in syrup. Would I order Ballyhoo again though? you bet, It was great with coffee, breakfast, and even pretty good with an breakfast stout.
Interested in Ballyhoo or other Nostrum Vapor products? check out the links below.