Are you the type of vaper who drools over luscious cakes, rich custards and sticky caramel treats? Most dessert lovers out there are extremely relieved that they can enjoy their favorite flavors without having to think about all of those calories. Dessert-flavored e-liquids continue to reign supreme, and it’s no surprise considering the fact that we all have a sweet tooth that we feel a bit guilty about satisfying on a regular basis.
If you’re a vaper who has recently switched from a conventional mod setup to a pod mod system, you might be wondering if that yummy dessert flavor is going to be a bit different. The answer is yes, although the reason might not be as simple as you think.
Type of Nicotine
First, we have to establish the fact that nicotine is a flavorless and odorless ingredient whether it’s in freebase or salt nic form. Therefore, the nicotine itself will not affect the taste of your dessert flavor. Also, whether your e-liquid contains salt nic or freebase nic, the percentage of nicotine to other ingredients in your vape juice is the same.
Open vs. Closed Pod Systems
As you probably know, there are two types of pod systems out there: open and closed systems. Open systems utilize pod cartridges that are refillable, while closed systems utilize pod cartridges that have been pre-filled with e-liquid by the manufacturer and are disposable.
It’s safe to assume that e-liquid that’s in closed pod systems will taste a bit different. That’s because that e-liquid has been saturating the coil since the manufacturer first produced the pack, and who knows how long that pack has been sitting on the shelf. E-liquid that’s just been added to a coil tastes fresher and richer than e-liquid that’s been saturating a coil for weeks. Therefore, we recommend open pod systems as you’ll get a stronger, fresher dessert flavor overall.
Temp control is a new feature to grace the pod mod world, and many vapers are already enjoying its many benefits. If you’re using a temp control pod system, you’ll find that the flavor is largely determined by the temperature at which your device is set. So, if you’re not pleased with your dessert flavor, simply adjust the temperature until you’re satisfied.
Style of Vaping
Pod systems, as you may know, are mouth-to-lung devices. Now, if you’re used to using a bulky sub-ohm mod setup, you’re familiar with the other style of vaping which is known as direct-to-lung. This type of vape style involves drawing the vapor straight from the mouthpiece into your lungs.
Meanwhile, mouth-to-lung setups work a little differently. You pull the vapor into your mouth and let it sit on your tongue before inhaling it into the lungs. Therefore, the flavor will likely be more noticeable because your palate is tasting it for a longer period of time.
The wattage level at which your device is set can determine the intensity of the flavor. Lower wattages usually mean a less intense flavor. If you have a pod mod system that has an adjustable wattage setting, play around with it until you’re happy.
Another factor is the coil that’s used. Your pod cartridge should use a coil with a resistance level that’s compatible with the wattage at which the device is set. Your coil has a lot to do with the flavor of your juice. How hot the coil gets determines the nuances of the flavor profile as different temperatures bring out different flavor notes.
This should go without saying, but different e-liquid brands will produce different flavors. So, one company’s apple pie flavor may not be as satisfying as another’s.
The Taste Does Differ a Bit
Now, you can understand why your dessert flavor might taste differently if you’re using a pod mod setup. Luckily, there are ways to adjust your setup in order to enjoy the best flavor possible. After all, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to satisfy your dessert cravings after switching to nicotine salts.