After an acceptable (but not stellar) performance from their Blackberry Champagne e-liquid, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the next bottle I selected for review from American eLiquid, Peanut Butter Cup. Chocolate is a notoriously difficult flavor to nail often coming off more like a chocolate flavored hard candy than the creamy milk chocolate used in a real peanut butter cup. Hoping for the best while preparing myself for the worst, I trudged ever onward and dripped into a brand new atomizer. The first thing I noticed about this juice is syrupy sweetness which is quite strong in the blend.
The juice is actually a touch sweeter than the genuine article, which tends to detract from, rather than compliment the flavors that are supposed to have the dominant role in the blend. The sugary sweetness is immediately apparent on the inhale and continues into the backside and finish of the vape. Underneath that sweet flavor, the peanut butter is actually quite pleasant and very realistic with a good roasted flavor, and while it could be a bit creamier it’s clearly the highlight of this juice.
The chocolate flavor is fairly subtle, so much so that it could easily be overlooked entirely, particularly at lower wattage. The low proportion of chocolate may be intentional as I mentioned earlier, chocolate is not an easy flavor to replicate, and as a result, this one comes off tasting of sweetened peanut butter, and little else.
That being said, the peanut butter is good, but as a whole, this juice seems poorly balanced and overly sweet. Giving it a bit more heat helps to improve the vape a bit, but even at 10.5 watts (5.1v on a 2.5Ω atty), the sweet spot I settled in on, there is very little chocolate present. While both throat hit and vapor production are good, the overall experience is once again, less than stellar.