Five Pawns Sampler Review
by, 04-06-2014 at 12:57 PM (533 Views)
Got this back in February and forgot to do a review on here. They were presteeped by the time I got them, as they were bottled mid December. Overall, I loathed these juices so I apologize in advanced for my brutal honesty and I will say that my opinion is NOT in the majority. Most people enjoy these. (that I've seen/read)
Absolute pin- this was actually the best of the flavors. it has a strong anise/absinthe flavor but I actually liked that. (it says subtle in the description on their site but anything anise related is never subtle) (no irish cream, no caramel)
Bowden's Mate- this was the second least offensive. It was a strong mint with little (very little) cocoa note. The cocoa was barely detected and highly overpowered by the mint. I like mint but this was nothing amazing to me and I didn't detect any french vanilla.
Grandmaster- I expected to love this but instead was horribly disappointed. it had a very synthetic taste like nearly every other peanut butter I've vaped. the banana wasn't great either and I detected no caramel.
Gambit- another one I hoped to like but it was just so subtle. i got a VERY weak apple flavor similar to the Apple Hangsen juice I got that tasted like Mott's apple juice out of the box. I tasted no pie crust, no whipped cream, no caramel (again) and no french vanilla (again)
Queenside- this was the most offensive of the bunch. I love blood oranges. I love vanilla. I hated this. The blood orange tasted putrid to me... as if it had been rotting. Just no.
As I mentioned in the beginning and as I'm sure you sensed throughout the review, I did NOT care for these juices. In their defense, I could have gotten a bad batch as the lids on them were wonky. (one was stuck to the point I had to pry it off and when I did the little rubber dropper came off, ripping it from the base, rendering it useless) Also, it had been sitting for while before I got it. I did not contact the vendor as #1. I don't want to be one of those people that appears to be nitpicking to get free stuff. #2. Even if I had a defective order that somehow altered the contents and altered the flavor, I doubt I would have liked them anyway. Not only did I not like anything about any of the flavors, I had bad side effects. I thought it was just me but several other members here have described becoming sick to their stomach and/or headaches after vaping this product. They found something in the juices to be sickening.
I will say that their packaging is nice. The paper insert which had the description/etc was very nice and well presented. They definitely have an upscale appearance. However, I felt the flavor for me left something (a LOT) to be desired, especially for the price. But hey, to each their own.