Juice white-horse

Published on March 10th, 2013 | by Trick

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Heather’s Heavenly Vapes: Shadow

I’ve been spending the morning — oh, wait, it’s afternoon now.  Damn that daylight saving time. Anyway, as I’ve been plugging away on the Co-Op Tracker I’ve been enjoying a tankful of HHV’s Shadow that’s been sitting on the steep shelf since January. It’s actually labeled “Shadowfax,” since that’s what it was named when I ordered it, before the flap with Warner Brothers that forced the name change. It’s a 50% PG/50% PG mix with 12mg/ml of nicotine.

It’s the weekend, I don’t have anywhere I need to go, and I’m pretty happy with how the Tracker is being received, so I’m vaping my well-steeped Shadow(fax) on one of my favorite at-home setups: my two-toned GGTS with an iAtty on top.

But enough about my gear; this is about the juice. Here’s a quick description:

Shadow is an extracted tobacco that is light weight and creamy with a nice tobacco undertone. It’s not an RY4 or variant, but blazes a whole new path for lighter weight, slightly sweet tobacco vapes. – HHV

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Shadow, while a somewhat simple blend as far as flavorings go, being a naturally extracted tobacco with all of the flavor coming from the initial tobacco,  is still  somewhat complex.  Most of it hits you right up front: there’s the clean, mild tobacco flavor, and the signature creaminess, right from the inhale.  The tobacco flavor isn’t at all like a cigarette. It’s a pipe tobacco, but not of the kind many people think of when pipe tobaccos are mentioned. It’s not the fragrant, aromatic type, but a mellow, light flavor with just a touch of woodiness to it.

Many have said they taste vanilla, or even chocolate, in Shadow.  While I wouldn’t call it vanilla, there is something about the creaminess of it that brings to mind a Bavarian cream. Again, though, it is light, only very slightly sweet, and unobtrusive, like the tobacco flavor. Neither the cream-like flavor or the tobacco flavor outdoes each other. There’s a very impressive balance between them that holds up very well, even after extended vaping.

I make no secret of the fact the I really enjoy HHV’s juices, and Shadow is undoubtedly one of my favorites. While I’m not the kind to have an all-day vape, if I was, Shadow could easily be it. I often recommend it even to friends with no interest in tobacco flavors.  It is, simply, a well-balanced, unique blend of flavors that’s a delight to spend a Sunday morning with.  Even if it happens to be a Sunday afternoon.

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Patrick (aka Trick) is an avid vaper who has traded an addiction to tobacco for an addiction to new vaping gear. When he’s not writing for Vape Squad, he can most often be found trying to translate the websites of foreign modders, prying the drip spouts out of new juice bottles, or stalking mail carriers.



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