Best Vanilla Custard E-Juice
By Lindsay Fox Posted May 5, 2016
Vanilla custard is a classic e-juice flavor, with many, many vendors putting out their own version and each one having its merits, as well as its downsides. If you’re a fan of vanilla custard juices, it’s easy to feel spoiled for choice and it’s hard to know where to start: trying all of the eligible blends isn’t really feasible, so how do you find the best vanilla custard e-juice?
We’ve put together a top 10 of the best vanilla custard vape juice flavors on the market, designed to help you find some awesome juices and fill your airways with some vanilla-infused, custard-tinged vapor.
How Did We Put Together This List?
Putting together any list like this – trying to find the best vanilla custard e-liquid or the best of anything – has inherent issues. With e-liquid in particular, personal preference plays such a huge role that choosing some and discounting others is a pretty difficult process to accomplish objectively.
But we recently conducted a couple of polls related to e-juice – for the best e-liquid flavors and the best e-juice vendors – and the results have helped to inform the entries in this list. Specifically, we’ve made the top 5 highest-voted vanilla custard e-juices in our best flavors poll as the top 5 in this list.
The remainder involved looking at user reviews of the other juices which received votes (but didn’t make the top 5), vanilla custard juices from the top-rated vendors and those commonly recommended by vapers. We looked at both the average score the juices received on user reviews and took into account the number of reviews – so a 4.5/5 rated juice with 100 reviews is better than a 5/5 rated one with just 10 reviews, for example – the same basic approach as we used for our old best tobacco e-juices lists.
Of course, there are limitations to this approach, but the result is much more objective than if we’d just used our personal picks for the most popular vanilla custard vape juice flavors. So, let’s get to it!
The Top 10 Best Vanilla Custard E-Liquids
10 – Vanilla Custard by Gremlin Juice
Gremlin Juice’s Vanilla Custard is their most popular flavor, and it’s frequently mentioned as one of the best rated vanilla custard vape juice blends on the market. Vapers praise it’s smooth, creamy, warm and rich flavor, and the eggy undertones – although often the sort of thing that can spoil a vanilla custard juice – are subtle enough and realistic enough to go down well as part of the mix.
You can pick Gremlin’s Vanilla Custard up direct from the vendor, with prices ranging from $6 to $20 for 10 to 50 ml of juice, with 30 ml costing $15. You also get a choice of PG/VG ratio, ranging from 30 to 80 % VG, and seven nicotine levels from 0 to 24 mg/ml.
9 – Colossus by Cyclops Vapor
Cyclops Vapor took the 11th spot in our best e-juice vendors poll, and their Colossus juice is frequently ranked among the top vanilla custard vape ejuice flavors you can find. It’s described as a smooth, sweet vanilla custard with subtle flavor combinations that prevent it from being overpowering. Vapers widely call this an all-day vape, praising the smoothness and sweetness of the flavor, as well as the pleasant room-note it leaves.
Colossus comes in six nicotine levels (ranging from zero nicotine to 24 mg/ml) and is a 65% VG blend. You can pick it up direct from Cyclops Vapor for $7.99 for 15 ml, $13.99 for 30 ml, $25.99 for 60 ml and $49.99 for 120 ml.
8 – Starship 1 by Space Jam
This was the sixth-highest placing vanilla custard e-liquid on our overall best e-liquid flavors poll (and Space Jam also ranked in the top 20 best vendors), and Starship 1 is a unique vanilla custard blend that’s among the most popular flavors from the mixer.
The juice is based on a smooth and rich vanilla custard, but it adds hints of kiwi, adding some sweet, fruity character to the e-liquid and putting it a step above many straight-up vanilla custard juices. With a 4.5/5 rating from 122 reviews on Giant Vapes, this firmly deserves it’s spot among the top vanilla custard blends on the market.
Starship 1 comes in a 50/50 PG/VG ratio and nicotine levels ranging from 0 to 24 mg/ml (with 24 mg/ml available through Giant Vapes). You can pick up a 15 ml bottle for $11.99.
7 – On Cloud Custard by Vape Wild
Vape Wild was a runaway success in our best e-juice vendors poll, taking the top spot by a convincing margin and also placing on the best individual e-liquids poll with Smurf Cake. On Cloud Custard is frequently mentioned among the top vanilla custard vape juice flavors on the market, and with a 5/5 rating from 383 reviews on Vape Wild’s site, it ranks among the most popular offerings from the vendor.
It’s advertised as a rich vanilla custard with a multi-layered flavor, and vapers praise it’s balance of flavors: being sweet but not too sweet, and having undertones of vanilla, nutmeg and egg to take it to the next level. It’s generally recommended to let this steep to improve the taste, though.
Vape Wild offers a wide selection of PG/VG ratios (with five options ranging from 20 to 80% + VG) and eight nicotine levels from 0 to 24 mg/ml, so everybody can get a mix that suits their preferences. The juice is also very affordable – increasingly so as you choose bigger bottle sizes from the 7 available options – at just $2.99 for a 10 ml bottle, $6.99 for a 30 ml bottle and all the way up to $59.99 for a goliath 480 ml bottle of the stuff.
6 – Custard’s Last Stand by Nicoticket
Although Custard’s Last Stand didn’t receive any votes in our best e-juice poll, it’s pretty much impossible to see a discussion of the top vanilla custard eliquid flavors without it being mentioned by several vapers. The juice receives wide-ranging praise from vapers, with a 5/5 rating from almost 700 reviews on Nicoticket’s site, and it’s the juice that really put them on the map with vapers. It also took the top spot in bakery juices in the e-cigarette forum awards for 2013 and 2014.
The flavor is described as a rich, thick, creamy and decadent vanilla custard, with vapers consistently calling it an all-day-vape, praising the smoothness and sweetness of the mix and the well-balanced touches of spice and egg. For many vapers, this is hands-down the best vanilla custard e-liquid on the market.
The juice comes in a PG/VG ratio of 50/50 and is available in five nicotine levels (from 0 to 18 mg/ml, including 3 mg/ml). A 15 ml bottle costs $9.99, increasing to $18.99 for 30 ml and $31.99 for 60 ml.
5 – Grant’s Vanilla Custard
This tied with the entry below in our best e-juice flavors poll, and when it comes to vanilla custard juices, it’s a pretty legendary offering. It was first mixed as a personal DIY effort, but after attracting so much attention from vapers for its sweet, realistic, creamy flavor and the hints of spice that bring the juice to life, it went into full-time production.
The only problem is that the “full time” part of that really equates to it barely ever being on sale and selling out very quickly indeed. Many vapers claim this to be the definitive best vanilla custard e-liquid on the market, but getting your hands on a bottle is more effort than many are willing to put in.
The juice comes in three different PG/VG ratios (50/50 as standard, with a higher VG version available) and the standard range of nicotine levels. It ships from the UK, and is priced at £12 (around $18) for a 30 ml bottle. It goes on sale periodically, and there will be two weeks’ notice posted up on the site beforehand.
4 – Big Willie’s Custard
Big Willie’s Custard is placed above Grant’s here simply because it’s widely available if you want to try it, as well as being equally well-loved by the community. The juice is a rich, creamy custard flavor with touches of vanilla and some butterscotch to separate it from the standard vanilla custard fare.
As well as being voted the fourth best vanilla custard flavor e-liquid in our best e-juice poll, it has a 4.5 rating from 575 reviews on Giant Vapes, with vapers widely calling it an all-day-vape, with just the right amount of sweetness, without any eggy elements but boasting the rich, flavorful vanilla and butterscotch to keep you coming back for more.
Big Willie’s Custard is available in 50/50 PG/VG or 78% VG, with six nicotine levels available (from 0 to 24 mg/ml). You can get a 15 ml bottle for $9.50 and 30 ml for $19.
3 – SirMac by Brother’s Reserve
Brother’s Reserve by SirMac is another contender for the title of top vanilla custard juice, boasting a traditional vanilla custard taken to the next level with the addition of complex, multi-layered flavor notes. Vapers praise this juice as a light, smooth and creamy vanilla custard, with hints of cinnamon underpinning the flavor to separate it from the majority of vanilla custard vaping juices on the market. It’s an all-day-vape for some, and an absolute favorite e-juice – in any flavor class – for many.
SirMac comes in a 70 % VG mix, and you can pick it up in the usual five nicotine levels, ranging from 0 to 18 mg/ml. It costs $18 for a 30 ml bottle, and you can also pick up a 120 ml bottle for $62 if it becomes one of your go-to-juices.
2 – M.B.Y.C. by Sicboy Industries
M.B.Y.C. made the top 10 for e-liquids in general, and although it isn’t primarily a vanilla custard e-liquid, the flavor is based around praline and vanilla ice cream, with vanilla custard notes layered in to take it up to the next level.
This is one of the most popular offerings from Sicboy, and many vapers rank it as both an all-day-vape and their favorite juice overall, with 230 reviews on Giant Vapes leading to an average rating of 4.5/5. Some vapers find the custard elements to be the strongest component of the juice, but the praline is what gives the flavor its character, and the ice cream adds a sweetness that keeps you coming back for more.
M.B.Y.C. is a 65 % VG blend, available in 0, 3, 6 and 12 mg/ml of nicotine. A 30 ml bottle is priced at $19.99 and a 120 ml bottle costs $65.
1 – Soul Custardy by Beantown Vapor
Ranked third best e-liquid overall in our poll, Beantown Vapor’s Soul Custardy takes the title of best vanilla custard vape juice based on our polls of vapers. The juice has the generic vanilla custard flavor, but it’s enhanced with subtle elements of bourbon, graham cracker and butterscotch, adding complexity to the basic formula and putting the flavor as many vapers’ favorite vanilla custard blend.
Soul Custardy’s multi-component flavor is what keeps vapers coming back for more, with the creamy, smooth traditional vanilla custard dominating on the inhale, but then the additional flavor notes coming to the forefront on the exhale. The currently-available blend is the second version – and supplies are limited – but version three is in the testing phases and will be waiting to replace it as the V2 stocks run out.
It comes in a 70 % VG mix, and is available in 0, 3 and 6 mg/ml of nicotine direct from Beantown Vapor. Giant Vapes has 12, 18 and 24 mg/ml in stock, if you’re looking for a higher nicotine level. A 30 ml bottle costs $17.99.
Top 10 Best Vanilla Custard E-Juice Flavors (As Recommended by ECR Staff)
The list above is our attempt to objectively pick the most popular vanilla custard vape juice flavors on the market, but if you want more recommendations, we’ve also put together a list of the most popular vanilla custard e-juice flavors based on recommendations from our staff here at ECR. This won’t be as objective as the list above, but if you want some more personal recommendations, these are our picks:
10 – F.U.E.S. by the Standard
With an awesome picture of Johnny Cash raising a middle finger on the label, F.U.E.S. is often billed as a “mystery” dessert flavor, but it’s a creamy, butterscotch-infused vanilla custard blend. The juice has a pretty authentic and understated vanilla custard flavor, getting the core flavors across without pushing it too far in terms of sweetness, producing a mellow, enjoyable juice that it’s easy to keep coming back to. F.U.E.S. costs $22 for a 30 ml bottle.
9 – Colonel’s Custard by BRV
Colonel’s Custard is one of our picks for vanilla custard ejuice flavors, with added caramel for sweetness but an otherwise smooth and mellow custard vape. The fairly understated nature of the juice makes it a potential all-day-vape for lovers of custard juices, with a beautiful balance of flavors with just a touch of eggy-ness to provide some realistic depth to the flavor. The juice costs $17.76 for a 30 ml bottle, but the profits go to fund the Vape a Vet project, offering starter kits to veterans.
8 – Grateful Red by Motley Brew
This is a unique flavor, making our list of the top rated vanilla custard e-juice flavors thanks to the inclusion of apple, caramel and brown sugar into a Tahitian vanilla custard base. The result is an outstanding e-juice, with robust apple flavors backed up by a rich, creamy and pleasantly-sweet dessert-style backing, taking the common vanilla custard flavor in a new direction. It’s definitely one to try, and you can pick up a 30 ml bottle for $21.99.
7 – SirMac by Brother’s Reserve
Although we try to minimize overlap between our suggestions and the main list, SirMac definitely ranks among our picks for the most popular vanilla custard vape juice flavors, so we’ve included it as a recommendation too. The well-captured vanilla custard topped off with cinnamon and the hard-to-pin-down additional flavor notes makes for an incredibly enjoyable e-liquid, and a definite all-day vape for our staff here at ECR. SirMac costs $18 for 30 ml.
6 – Duke by King’s Crest
Duke by King’s Crest is a vanilla custard e-liquid separated from the pack by the addition of complex undertones that defy explanation but make the whole thing undeniably delicious. The juice offers a creamy, smooth vanilla custard flavor, with just the right balance of sweetness to make it go down easily – and put it in the running as an all-day-vape – but it’s the extra, minor flavor notes that really take the juice to the next level. You can pick it up for $21.99 for 30 ml.
5 – Vanilla Custard by Mt. Baker Vapor
Mt. Baker Vapor seems to have a version of pretty much every flavor in existence, but some of them really knock it out of the park. Their vanilla custard is one of the best, mixing vanilla bean, custard, sweet cream and maple sugar for a decadent, dessert-style e-liquid. The result is a smooth, optimally-sweetened juice that’s ideal all-day-vape material and definitely worthy of a place among our picks for the top vanilla custard vape juice flavors. The juice is also very affordable, at $6.49 for a 30 ml bottle.
4 – VCT by Ripe Vapes
Ripe Vapes’ VCT is a vanilla custard tobacco juice, putting an interesting spin on the classic vanilla custard flavor and producing a juice that blends dessert and tobacco wonderfully. The flavor is built on an authentic-tasting vanilla bean custard, with just the right amount of tobacco to add some intrigue to the mix and topped off with toasted almond. It goes down very smoothly indeed, and earns a well-deserved spot among our picks for the best vanilla custard vape juice flavors. The liquid costs $21.95 for a 30 ml bottle.
3 – Strawnilla Custard by VaporFi
This flavor won VaporFi’s “blend of the month” contest, by a fan who mixed their Very Vanilla, Strawberrylicious and Classic Custard juices to produce a strawberry-infused vanilla custard eliquid to create an instant classic. With the smooth, rich vanilla custard topped with the sweetness from the vanilla and the mouth-watering fruity touches from the strawberry, it’s a hard one not to enjoy. The juice costs $15.99 for a 30 ml bottle.
2 – Goose Juice by Quack’s Juice Factory
Goose Juice is the most popular blend from Quack’s Juice Factory, and with good reason: it’s a mouth-watering vanilla custard e-juice, with the four components to the flavor adding complexity and depth to the taste. It’s a smooth, vanilla-heavy mix, with butterscotch-like, caramel elements alongside an almost peppery element that really makes the flavor unique. The result is a must-vape vanilla custard juice, and you can pick up 30 ml for $18.
1 – Eclipse by Space Jam
This is very much a similar juice to VCT, pairing tobacco with a vanilla custard for an interesting blend of deep, complex tobacco flavors with dessert-like sweetness. Space Jam’s version uses a Cavendish tobacco – which comes with its own inherent sweetness – and takes it even further with the addition of the sweetened vanilla custard. The result is one of the best vanilla custard e-juice flavors on the market, and definitely one to try. It costs $21.95 for a 30 ml bottle.
Conclusion – What Are Your Picks?
As one of the most common e-liquid flavors on the market, vapers on the lookout for the best vanilla custard e-liquid have a hell of a lot of choice, including many blends that didn’t make this list. We know we’ll have missed the favorite vanilla custard blends of many vapers, so if yours isn’t up here – let us (and everyone reading) know in the comments!