Johnson Creek Smoke Juice Solstice
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Strength: 18 ml
Size: 15 ml
Solstice is a limited-edition seasonal e-liquid created by Johnson Creek Smoke Juice for Spring 2011. Although Johnson Creek has since introduced a new e-liquid for Summer, you can still buy Solstice while stock remains. Johnson Creek advertises Solstice as a springlike combination of watermelon, raspberry, honeydew and ice. Solstice is part of the Red Oak collection, and has a base of 100-percent vegetable glycerin.
I tested Solstice e-liquid for several days before beginning this review, because I wasn’t sure about it at first. I’m usually not such a big fan of fruit-flavored e-liquids, and the combination of berries and melons with a menthol tobacco base seemed a bit strange to me. While the effect of the menthol on the taste of this e-liquid is minimal, the tobacco flavor is somewhat strong. I continually held off on writing my review, though, because I found that I liked Solstice a little more each time I tried it. Now, I have to say that it is one of the better fruit-flavored e-liquids that I have experienced.
Some people prefer stepping down from their normal nicotine level when they vape a fruity e-liquid, and I can understand why; because fruity e-liquids tend to be sweet, some people choose not to use them every day. Instead, they think of them as after-dinner desserts, perhaps to stave off the temptation to eat something fattening. They savor the sweetness rather than the nicotine. People who choose to buy Solstice at the 18 mg nicotine level, however, are going to be in for a bit of a surprise — this e-liquid really packs a wallop. The powerful throat hit that I have come to associate with Johnson Creek e-liquids is definitely in full effect.
One of my favorite things about Solstice e-liquid is that the fruit flavors are never overpowering and do not leave too much of a lingering sweetness in the mouth. Although Johnson Creek advertises Solstice as a fruit-flavored e-liquid with a menthol tobacco background flavor, I actually think that the tobacco flavor is a bit more prominent than the fruit. All in all, I think that this e-liquid is a definite success. Get it while you can.