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Has anyone looked at Bloog?

Discussion in 'General E-Liquid Discussion' started by weskeene, Jan 27, 2014.

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  1. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    I saw this link tweeted recently, and it got my attention. The prices seem insanely low as well. Of course, the claim of there being something special as being "pharmaceutical grade" is something I don't know much about. Anyone tried them? Any comments on the merits of being pharmaceutical grade?

    Wes
     
  2. SchmidtyKy

    SchmidtyKy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    Anytown, USA
    I've never bought from them, but checked out their site before, and again just now.

    I think they are playing with danger by throwing out phrases like "pharmaceutical" and "FDA labs". Could get them into trouble...almost like misleading information and giving the vape community a bad name. Just MHO.
     
  3. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    I would agree. The claims are legit, if you really look at them. But clearly it's meant to infer something that's stretching the truth. I'd like to find someone who's actually vaped it. :)

    Wes Keene
     
  4. misterholidayhouse

    misterholidayhouse Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2013
    Central Oregon
    I like RY4 and in the big RY4 thread Bloog's RY4 was listed as being the exaxt same juice as Volt RY4 from Smokeless Image, and was given an "A" rating. Unfortunately, and with me not knowing, this data was from 2011 and apparently Bloog is now using another supplier. Not knowing this, I ordered a 30ml bottle of the Bloog RY4 because Volt wasn't available for awhile.
    Now I have had a few juices that didn't agree with my tastes and a few that were downright nasty.
    I have read outrageous descriptions of juices tasting like gym socks, wet dog, musk animal glands, whatever, but had never really had anything truly that offensive myself.. Until I got the Bloog RY4. It was all of those things plus a few more. First juice that nearly made me vomit. There you go.
     
  5. deanthemachine

    deanthemachine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2013
    OKC, OK
    I didn't read pharmaceutical grade but did read pharmaceutical eliquid. Even if they did say pharmaceutical grade, all the ingredients in eliquid can be pharmaceutical grade - except maybe the flavors, not sure on that. I use pharmaceutical grade in my DIY (so not that big a stretch). Then reading their little bio they say they are the only one in the industry producing eliquid in a pharmacy using USP ingredients (pharmaceutical grade). Now I will leave the definition of a pharmacy and what it takes to call yourself a pharmacy up to the experts, but I imagine its like a mom and pop pharmacy that decides to make eliquid. I didnt see FDA lab but maybe I missed that or maybe FDA approved lab is required to own a pharmacy? They would be smart enough I would think to tread lightly when mentioning the FDA.
     
  6. misterholidayhouse

    misterholidayhouse Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2013
    Central Oregon
    One thing that needs no interpretation.. In big letters on the bottle: MADE IN CHINA.
     
  7. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    Thanks for the warnings guys. I saw something about the nic being made in India on their site.

    They claim there are no American nic manufacturers. I found that difficult to believe.

    Wes Keene
     
  8. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    In the wilderness
    What claims are you people concerned with? Be precise. If it is all true, no issue should be taken with the claims.

    To my knowledge, until the plant that is slated to be up and running in VA (I think) no one is legally extracting nicotine in the US. I can't confirm that but I have heard more than one claim of it.
     
  9. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    The ones mentioned above, plus some others in tweets and press releases which are mostly the same as what's on the site. Lots of references to FDA and pharmaceutical. Like I said, it's all probably correct, but it pushes that angle pretty hard. I'm not concerned, personally. In fact, I was more curious about how good the liquid tastes than anything.

    Wes Keene
     
  10. kottonmouth401

    kottonmouth401 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    RI, USA
    I used bloog for a while when i first started vaping. The juice they had at the time wasn't horrible, but certainly nothing to write home about. I tried two new flavors at a friend's house the other day: mingo (chocolate banana) and sweet lew (a cherry tobacco, i think). To me, they were still just so-so. I didn't really notice a major improvement in quality over their old stuff.

    Edit: i just checked their site, and the two flavors i mentioned aren't part of their pharmaceutical "viquid" line, just new flavors.
     
  11. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    Maybe I'll just bite the bullet and get one. It's a shame you can't get a 7ml or 10ml, but their prices are low. I guess if I consider it a loss upfront, I can't be disappointed if it tastes like dirty socks.

    misterholidayhouse, can you confirm it was the "viquid" you tried and hated?

    Wes
     
  12. kottonmouth401

    kottonmouth401 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    RI, USA
    I know they used to sell 5ml bottles, but i have no idea if they still do.
     
  13. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    In Viquid, I don't see anything other than 30ml on their site. However, at $10, it isn't bad.

    Wes
     
  14. misterholidayhouse

    misterholidayhouse Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2013
    Central Oregon
    I just checked the site. The whole Viquid thing is new since I bought mine a few months ago. The RY4 I bought is under the imported juices section. Last time I was there there was no distinction. I knew it was rebranded Chinese juice when I ordered. Looks like they are moving away from that image.
     
  15. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    Thanks. At least that answers a few things.

    Wes Keene
     
  16. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    In the wilderness
    There are 3 grades for most of the ingredients. Industrial - an example of that is when you hear people saying PG is an anti-freeze. Industrial grade PG is used as a de-icer for aircraft because it won't harm the environment but isn't fit for consumption. Food grade - generally recognized as safe to consume and less potential impurities than industrial grade. Pharmaceutical - should be obvious but meaning it can be used in medicines and in some instances, injected. Most recommend minimum of food grade but a lot of us that make our own liquid prefer pharmaceutical. I don't think my flavors are pharmaceutical but if good tasting at that grade exists, I'd rather use it (Flavor Apprentice if anyone knows).

    I mix my stuff at a kitchen counter which I make sure is clean but I don't sterilize it. If I was making this stuff to sell, I'd meet FDA guidelines for a lab even if I didn't get it certified as such and I would expect anyone making stuff for sale to do so also. Even so, with potential regulations coming it is possible that may become a new standard because it does matter to some people.

    I just don't see your issue. Am I missing something? If other companies have a problem with them advertising this way, they can do the same. It may take an up front investment but advertising the same way might make back that investment and some. I just can't see how that line of advertising hurts anything if it is true.
     
  17. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    Thanks for the explanation, I didn't realize there was a grading system. As a person who might try to DIY some liquid someday, those tidbits are good to know.

    As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I do not have a problem with them saying these specific things. I just felt that the overall impression came dangerously close to implying FDA approval for their product which could land them in hot water...not me. I don't care. I may try their product to see if it's good. I doubt others are going to do much to change their marketing to use the word "pharmaceutical" or "FDA" as much as they have, for fear of the wrath of the FDA, though.

    Wes
     
  18. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    In the wilderness
    Ah, now I see what your concern was. Yeah, I don't think FDA is going to approve any e-liquid directly and I didn't get that from it. Now I see how someone might. Still see nothing wrong with their promotion tactics.
     
  19. weskeene

    weskeene Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Quincy, IL
    That's all I was getting at. I don't think they're in any danger.

    Wes Keene
     
  20. SchmidtyKy

    SchmidtyKy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2013
    Anytown, USA
    My point exactly. All they have to do is use words like "Pharmaceutical" and "FDA" and the waters are muddled.

    Nothing wrong with it if it's true of course...but it just made me uncomfortable I guess with all the pending legislation and bad juju that is already associated with vaping to those that don't know what they don't know.
     
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