Jam Monster is a specialist mixer with a difference. They have a unique theme and vibrant, delicious flavors (especially the Strawberry), but unlike most premium mixers, they keep their prices impressively low – $29.99 for a 100 ml bottle – and this puts them ahead of much of the competition.
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Three delicious fruity jam-and-toast flavors
High-VG e-liquids offer great vapor production
Available in 0, 3 and 6 mg/ml of nicotine
Comes in 100 ml bottles for $29.99
Every bottle comes with some Cotton Bacon wick
Strawberry in particular is a delicious e-juice
Ideal for longer-term vapers with a sweet tooth
No smaller bottles available
Higher nicotine levels would have been good for newer vapers
Jam Monster isn’t going to set the world of vaping alight and be the must-have e-juice everyone’s talking about, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vape it.
Every single flavor in the line up is enjoyable in its own way, and while Strawberry absolutely knocks it out of the park, for fruit and candy-loving vapers, every single one is a potential all day vape. At a pretty impressive price of $29.99 for a huge 100 ml bottle, they’re affordable enough to be well worth picking up.
It seems like there’s an e-juice company for every niche type of flavor these days. From tobacco connoisseurs like Black Note through to companies specializing in desserts and sweets, there is no shortage of small-scale, boutique outlets catering to the whims of vapers with specific tastes. Jam Monster is firmly one of these such brands, offering three e-liquids all inspired by jam and toast combinations, with three different jams – Strawberry, Apple and Blueberry – completing their line-up. The bottles are huge, the flavors sound awesome and the design has a quirky appeal, but do the e-juices live up to expectations? We’ve tried the line-up for our Jam Monster e-juice review to find out.
Packaging and Design
Jam Monster does an excellent job with both packaging and design. The bottles are contained in boxes, which have the same design as the bottles themselves. The main colors are based on the flavor of the jam – red for strawberry, blue for blueberry and green for apple – all of which look like they’re dripping down the bottle, revealing a jam-jar like checkered pattern at the bottom.
There is also a little evil-eyed silhouette of a jam monster at the bottom, menacingly holding up a spoon of jam. Overall the look is great – it’s quirky but there is definite character, and the result is a visually-appealing set of bottles.
There’s also all the information you could need printed on the bottles’ labels and the outer boxes. They have “Jam Monster” and the name of the flavor written across the front, as well as the nicotine strength, the PG/VG ratio and the usual set of warnings. Every bottle has a “born on” date and a batch number, which is a definite confidence-booster when it comes to quality.
Jam Monster has taken a pretty smart step and paired up with a couple of other companies – Wick n’ Vape (the company responsible for Cotton Bacon) and Chubby Gorilla. The 100 ml bottles are made by Chubby Gorilla, and are fat, squat, squeezable plastic bottles with dripper spouts. They’re also child-proof, so you have to push down on the cap as you unscrew it. As a cool little extra, you get a small pack of Cotton Bacon “Bits” inside every box alongside your bottle.
Overall, the packaging and design from Jam Monster is hard to fault – some vapers might prefer glass bottles or smaller containers but on the whole they’re great.
The Jam Monster e-liquids come in a fixed PG/VG ratio of 25/75, with three-quarters of the finished product being VG. This PG/VG ratio firmly places Jam Monster as a choice for longer-term vapers, although anybody with a sub ohm tank or other modern atomizer should be able to vape the juices without issue. In general, though, the throat hit is fairly mild with Jam Monster e-juices, but the vapor production is substantial, making them a great choice for cloud-chasing vapers.
Owing to the long-term vaper focus of Jam Monster and the broader move towards lower-nicotine e-liquids in the vaping industry, Jam Monster’s e-juices only come in 0, 3 or 6 mg/ml of nicotine. A 12 mg/ml option in particular would have been good for newer vapers just switching from smoking, but realistically these e-juices aren’t really intended for fresh switchers. Plus, if you have a tank or atomizer efficient enough to use with 75% VG e-juice, 6 mg/ml e-juice will probably be satisfying for you anyway.
While there could have been more options here from Jam Monster, overall the mixing options available get the job done.
Jam Monster E-Liquid Review – The Flavors
Strawberry – Rating 5/5
Accuracy: All of the flavors from Jam Monster are toast, butter and a type of jam, with the name of the flavor just telling you the flavor of the jam included. So for the Strawberry, the strawberry jam flavor takes center-stage, and it’s beautifully captured on the whole.
The flavor of the fruit comes through, but there’s a realistic, jam-like sweetness to it that makes it come across as more of a candy or dessert flavor than a fruity option. The toast is especially noticeable at the start of your draw, but adds depth throughout, although it isn’t as well-captured as it is in Craft Vapery’s “It’s Toast!”. As for the butter, it probably adds some richness but you don’t really taste it specifically in this flavor.
Overall: Strawberry is a really hard e-juice to criticize. The fruit is well-captured and subtly-supported by the bready elements from the toast. The result is an e-juice that’s sweet and tasty but comfortingly well-rounded, making it a solid choice for an all-day vape. This is the winner from the whole line-up for me – even 100 ml of it just doesn’t seem like enough.
Apple – Rating 4.5/5
Accuracy: The Apple jam option from Jam Monster picks up where Strawberry left off. There’s the same undercurrent of toast, and the velvety richness of the butter is definitely detectable in this one, but then it’s topped off by the apple flavor that gives the juice its name. The apple here isn’t particularly realistic – it’s more like a candied apple, with a heavy emphasis on the sweetness and a fairly muted bite.
Overall: This is another great juice from Jam Monster. The apple doesn’t hit as hard as the strawberry did as a flavor, but the soft nature of the taste and the candy-sweetness means it goes down just as easily. It also means the toast and butter components have more of an active role in this flavor, which adds another dimension to the juice and complements the fruit well. Overall, it’s a really enjoyable flavor, albeit not quite reaching the heights that Strawberry does.
Blueberry – Rating 3.5/5
Accuracy: As you’ll expect by now, this is the same as the other e-juices but with blueberry as the main flavor instead. The flavor is immediately more comparable to the apple than the strawberry, due to the subtlety of the blueberry. Again this means that the toast and butter come through a little more strongly than they do in Strawberry. Here though, the blueberry flavor is really quite muted. Although you can pick up some characteristic tones, it doesn’t really jump out of the mix and make you pay attention.
Overall: This is another great flavor from Jam Monster, on the whole. It doesn’t quite live up to the standard of the other two in the line-up, because of the unimpressive nature of the blueberry. But it does still go down well, with the base flavor of the buttery toast being enjoyable on its own and being helped down quite nicely by the notes of blueberry. If you like subtler flavors, this could easily be your favorite from the three, but for me it’s just a little bit lacking.