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Inawera- a few reviews

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by glasseye, Oct 8, 2013.

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  1. mjag

    mjag Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    United States
    That is a flavor people usually like or hate, never read of anyone loving it until you posted that review. Crazy strong flavor from what I remember, I gave away my bottle as I just never found a use for it.

    Might be ok at 1 or 2 drops per 10ml, any higher and it overtakes any other flavor in the mix.

    These notes are on the Wild Strawberry prior to any reformulation, don't know if this flavor was affected.

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  2. dreamvaper

    dreamvaper Super Member

    Nov 20, 2018
    UK
    so they might be using a different formula with a different taste for it now?
    do we have a rep. from Inawera somewhere around the forum?
    I emailed them last week, no answer yet (prob. because of the weekend).
     
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  3. mjag

    mjag Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    United States
    There is a list somewhere of the flavors INW reformulated but just not sure where I saw it as it was a while ago. I remember Milk Chocolate being one of them but the list was long, maybe 20 or 30 flavors.

    I am pretty sure most of my favorites like Vanilla Shisha and Strawberry Shisha were not affected.

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  4. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
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  5. dreamvaper

    dreamvaper Super Member

    Nov 20, 2018
    UK
    POZIOMKA KONCENTRAT (Wild Strawberry)

    Ok so it was affected, but what did they change? did you see any reviews on the new formula for that one maybe?
     
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  6. mjag

    mjag Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    United States
    Thanks for posting, so Wild Strawberry is on the list....interesting. I thought Apricot wasn't affected but now that explains why my Apricot Custard is so off, I had thought maybe I had just outgrown that flavor and don't have an old bottle to compare. Sucks, really liked that Apricot.

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  7. dreamvaper

    dreamvaper Super Member

    Nov 20, 2018
    UK
    Any info on what exactly did they reformulate? Was it some banned ingredient they've replaced or they did change the whole flavour formula for them?
     
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  8. mjag

    mjag Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    United States
    From what I gathered reading from the link posted was one of there suppliers would not provide info they needed to stay compliant with the laws. They had to reformulate the flavors that used any ingredients from that supplier.

    Looks like all there suppliers except one provided the info so it screwed them on those flavors.

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  9. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
    Thats exactly the way I heard it also. Nobody knows what changed but I do know they had the best chocolate out there and now it taste like chewing on a band aid. Im not brave enough to try any others.
     
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  10. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    I'm just thinking out loud here...
    The real question you should be asking, is how is the product available now... going to taste to you? And, just like any concentrate from any manufacturer; the only real way to know the answer to that is to try it for yourself. For less than £4 (plus shipping), you can try a sample size of both current Inawera Wild Strawberry offerings, and know without a doubt, whether either one is able to provide the flavor you seek. :thumb:
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    I have tried concentrates, that hundreds of other DIYers absolutely love, that just didn't work for my palate. And, other concentrates, that got poo-poo'd by the DIY community-at-large, that I enjoyed. The only way I was able to learn, what worked for my own warped and abused taste buds, was to try them for myself.

    I understand, and respect, that you are trying to get a better understanding; if these might even be in the general vicinity, of what you are looking for. That, to me, is simply being smart. Why waste time, with strawberry candy, jam, and milk flavors, when you are wanting something entirely different? But... at some point, there comes a time you just have to try it for yourself.

    To me, it sounds like you have pretty much reached that point in your exploration. I sincerely hope you find the flavor you are looking for.
    :):toast::)

    On a side note: If the Inawera is just too questionable in your mind at this time; you might want to look into this strawberry offering by Flavorah (sorry... I know this is an Inawera thread):
    Alpine Strawberry - Flavorah (Chefs Flavours - UK)
    Alpine Strawberry - Flavorah (Mfg's website)

    The manufacturer flavor description looks like it might be similar to what you are wanting:
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    It is one of the most expensive (per mL) concentrates I have seen. And, because of that, have not tried it myself. But, for those that have, it seems to have a very loyal/loving following. Also, it appears to be extremely concentrated (used at 1% or less; 0.5% seems to be popular as a stand-alone), so that helps to offset the purchase price.
     
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  11. Myk

    Myk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    IL, USA
    I was just wondering if what I have on the list is the old or new.
     
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  12. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I wonder if has something to do with TPD and diacetyl (diketones). I have a few old INW flavors and I'm pretty sure they are loaded with diacetyl. ;)
     
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  13. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    The notice came out around March of 2017. So, I would guess(???), sometime around the second half (+/- ?) of 2016. (All nothing more than wild arsed guessing. :rolleyes:)

    My weak rationale stems from their needing to request release of information from their sub-contractors, not getting it, and finding and reformulating with other sub-contractors. I could see it being a longer or shorter time-frame. That does not take into account how much inventory (of the old formula) any given reseller might have had.

    If you purchased pre-2016 (maybe even early 2016), I would think it is likely the old formula. Anything 2017 and beyond, I would presume(???) to be reformulated. If you bought it during 2016... I have no clue. :confused:
    I don't think so. I think @mjag, and @dc99, hit it on the head. It was an issue of information (formula) transparency. Reddit, and DIYorDie, both shared the same text released from Inawera saying as much. I never saw any substantiated accusations that it had anything to do with undesirable contents. (That doesn't mean it didn't... it just means I didn't see it. ;)) :)
     
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  14. mjag

    mjag Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    United States
    In a roundabout way yeah, I am pretty sure it has to do with the TPD. Doesn't appear that diacetyl is much of a concern as it once was. Nearly every flavor maker has some loaded with it aside from FA North America which has stopped offering anything like Custard Premium here in the US.

    Pretty sure to comply with the TPD they have to supply a detailed data sheet of the materials used in each flavor. If there supplier doesn't supply it then they have no choice but to change the recipe. This is regardless if it contains diacetyl or not as I am sure they still have diacetyl laden flavors like FLV, CAP, TFA.....etc.

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  15. dreamvaper

    dreamvaper Super Member

    Nov 20, 2018
    UK
    Thank you, I'm ordering both from Inawera and will think about the other one if I won't like the INW poziomka's
     
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  16. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Inawera released 4 new flavors this week:

    Mango & Tango: Main flavor notes: mango, guava, pineapple.

    Lemonily Vanily: Main flavor notes: sweet vanilla broken with a hint of lemon.

    Cake Emperor: Main flavor notes: blueberry-plums cake with a touch of honey.

    and.....

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    :shock:
     
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  17. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    bump.

    Don't want this thread to die again but there seems to be less and less interest in Inawera.
     
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  18. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    I've been steeping some new to me INW. Going to be tasting the mango tango later today. Haven't tasted the lemon, lemon mix, or lime yet.
     
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  19. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Milwaukee, WI
    In my shed Inawera gets healthy use ... though I generally chose the path less traveled lol. :D

    Choices . I :w00t:

    Rocking some shisha vanilla + vanilla cream in my 'nilla mix of choice as I attempt typing with one finger. S L O W that goes. ;)

    Cheers...
     
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  20. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I'll be interested in what you think of Mango Tango. I've been eyeing it but waiting to hear what it's like first.
     
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