- Created: 24 January 2012
Today I am reviewing Vita Bella Tobacco from Goodejuice. I have no idea what this is supposed to be other than a tobacco vape. Why am I mentioning this? Here, I'll let you read their product description:
Vita Bella is a Tobacco flavored treat that will whisk you away to another place. Made from Natural Tobacco, it's unique taste is slightly sweet with a full, rich Tobacco flavor that is exclusive to Goodejuice. If you only had to pick one flavor for the rest of your life, consider Vita Bella. It was designed to be so.
Ok, it's a bad description. We'll find out soon enough what this juice is about. I'm not piling on Goodejuice here, in fact I have been pleasantly surprised by the last couple of juices of theirs that have come into The Lab. I do want to comment on natural extract juice and prolific catalogs, because Goodejuice has grown quite a large library of in-house natural tobacco vapes.
Anyone can make a tobacco extract. It isn't rocket science. However, making a good tobacco extract is rocket science. You better have some engineering skill and intimate knowledge of tobacco if you are going to embark on this endeavor. It is very, very difficult to select tobaccos that will maintain their flavor profiles through extraction, and even more difficult to develop a process for extracting that magic into a vapeable extract. I have four juices with my name on them, but there have been many more failures leading to those four keepers, along with various lab processes implemented and abandoned. There is a danger in releasing a large catalog of natural extract juices in having many of them be very similar to each other, especially if your extraction technique is replicating only a limited spectrum of that tobacco's qualities. So I don't get so much excited by seeing a big catalog as worried that the quality is going to suffer. But, we can't judge til we take it into The Lab, and in no way do I mean to cast aspersions on today's vendor.
I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
The nose of this slightly darker than amber juice is earthy and grassy with that pseudo-smokiness a lot of vapes display.
The flavor on inhale is tobacco. Not in a light, grassy, not quite there half baked extract kind of way either. It isn't specific or bold, but it is very good quality. Make sense? Pipe tobacco is specific. Cigarettes aren't. There are differences from brand to brand, but the flavor of cigarettes is much more impression of tobacco and smoke than it is flavor the way you perceive tobacco in a pipe. This juice presents an initial profile of tobacco that is generic, and for once I don't use that term as a negative, and the quality is top notch. Throat hit is very good, slightly above average for a tobacco vape.
The flavor on exhale is that same earthy tobacco with a vague sweetness applied. Almost all tobacco is cased, meaning that some sort of flavoring is applied. It can be as miniscule as sugar water or as overt as anise. Unflavored tobacco generally doesn't taste so hot. They all have a little bit, the trick is to make the tobacco about the tobacco and not about the added flavorings. This juice displays that philosophy quite well. There is a little sweetness to this, but I can't even identify it as coming from vanilla or some specific source. It compliments the tobacco without overwhelming it. Vapor production is thick and creamy, as you would expect from a 50/50 blend.
Not quite It's Alive! material, but a superior tobacco vape. Goodejuice Vita Bella Tobacco is a solid tobacco vape with no weirdness going on, and one that tobacco lovers couldn't help but appreciate. I definitely appreciate that the folks at Goodejuice appear to know their tobacco, and that is coming from someone who spends the majority of their time thinking about tobacco. A good juice, but better yet a vendor that really appears to have a clue what they're doing. Our community needs more of this and less of the off the shelf crap that uses the same flavorings 200 other vendors are using. I have more of their juice to evaluate, and I am starting to really look forward to it.