Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits, but I don’t eat it as often as I’d like. It’s one of those seasonal fruits that isn’t widely available outside of the summer months. And it takes a little work. Unlike apples, peaches, plums or grapes you don’t just pick up a watermelon, rinse it off and take a bite. Most fruits that need to be peeled or cut before you can eat them are less labor intensive to eat than a watermelon. You have to be in at least moderate shape to even pick up and carry a good sized watermelon out of the store.
And how do you tell if a watermelon is not only ripe, but sweet? You can thunk it, look for that field spot, the part of the melon that rested on the ground while it was still on the vine, and make sure it’s evenly shaped. And still, when you get it home, cut it open and take a bite, find you’ve bought a watermelon that’s just not quite sweet enough or has a grainy texture.
Watermelon candy, on the other hand, is easy. But the taste of the watermelon candies I’ve tried aren’t quite an exact match with a good, sweet, juicy watermelon. Most of them have an essence of watermelon flavor but add a bit of tartness. Which means that I still have to wait until summer and go through the crap shoot of choosing a real watermelon in the supermarket to get that authentic watermelon taste.
But all that changed when I sampled Last Samurai ejuice from V8P Juice International. The V8P Juice flavor menu says Last Samurai, “Our mouth watering triple watermelon never gets put down without a fight.” Their website says, “Last Samurai is our signature watermelon candy blend. This is our biggest seller! If you love sweet fruit candy vapes, this is the one for you!”
The Numbers As Tested
Nicotine Level 6 MG
PG/VG Ratio 30/70
Last Samurai is one of those rare flavors that tastes more like the original than the original. It’s described as a watermelon candy flavor, and it has that flavor nailed. But it also has a more natural watermelon taste than any of the watermelon candies I’ve had. It has a juicy sweetness like real watermelon and just the slightest hint of tartness, like watermelon candy. The inhale is dominated by sweetness and on the exhale there’s a just a hint of tart, though the finish is smooth.
The vapor has a light, creamy texture. The throat hit is mild. Last Samurai’s aroma is slightly sweet, like natural watermelon, but it’s a little faint. A stronger aroma would probably bring out more of that natural watermelon flavor. The overall experience of vaping Last Samurai is very refreshing, I can see why it’s the best seller on the V8P Juice menu.
I vaped Last Samurai until the bottle was bone dry, and could have vaped more without experiencing any flavor fatigue. I especially enjoyed it while doing work that required a little creativity, it’s fresh taste helps to relax and refresh. But I found it a very enjoyable vape any time of day, no matter what I was doing.
V8P Juice offers Last Samurai in 10 ml, 30 ml, 120 ml and 250 ml glass dripper bottles for $10, $20, $75 and $125 respectively. Available nicotine levels are 0, 3, 6, 12 and 18 MG. V8P Juice offers all of their ejuice in a 30/70 PG/VG ratio, but 50/50 is available on request.
I vaped Last Samurai in a Kangertech Subtank Plus powered by an Eleaf iStick 50 Watt. V8P Juice International supplied the bottle of Last Samurai I sampled for the purpose of this review.
You can order Last Samurai online from V8P Juice.
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