If it seems like disposable vapes are suddenly everywhere, that's because they are. Disposables have surged to popularity in the past few years, with a wide range of new brands and flavours seemingly appearing every day. Elf Bars and Geek Bars by GeekVape were some of the first to explode onto the market, but now they're joined by disposables from a wide range of brands from Voopoo to SKE.
With so many disposable vape pens on the market, the choice can quickly become overwhelming. It could take even a very frequent vaper many months to try all of the different flavours from Elf Bar alone, and years to try all the other pre-filled disposable brands on the market.
So, to cut through all the noise, we've decided to create this list of the best disposable vape flavours that you really shouldn't miss. Read on to find out which disposable vape devices and flavours you need to try before the start of 2023.
What is a disposable vape?
A disposable vape, also sometimes called a disposable, a disposable vape pod, or disposable vape kit, is a type of e-cigarette created for short term use. These vapes have a battery, tank to hold e-liquid, a coil to vaporise the e-liquid, and a mouthpiece for the vaper to draw on. They may have a fire button or they might be draw-activated, meaning that the vaper only has to take a puff to activate the disposable device.
All disposables are pre-filled with e-liquid and have a full battery. A vape's legal e-liquid capacity in the UK and EU is 2ml, which is equivalent to around 550-600 puffs. The battery, which is usually a 500 mAh to 600 mAh battery, lasts around this same amount of time before running out of charge. In general, most disposables have a 20mg nic strength, although some might feature a 10mg nic salt or nicotine-free e-liquid instead.
Disposables are a closed system and cannot be opened for e-liquid re-filling or battery charging. This means that when the e-liquid runs out of the battery dies, the disposable vape cannot be used any longer. The vaper must carefully throw away or recycle their vape and then start using a new one.
How do disposable vapes work?
Disposable vapes work in the same way that any regular vape kit does. When the vaper takes a drag on the mouthpiece or presses the fire button, power is sent from the battery and through the inner circuitry to the coil. The coil becomes hot, also heating up the vape juice that has soaked into the absorbent wicking material. This causes the e-liquid to turn into vapour which rises out of the drip tip into the vaper's mouth.
Although both work in essentially the same way, the key difference between vape kits and disposables is that regular vape kits can be disassembled or opened for e-liquid refilling or battery charging, while disposable vapes are closed systems.
How do I vape using a disposable?
Disposable vapes are super simple to use and require no setup after taking the vape out of its packaging. Former smokers will find it easy to use disposables because these vapes are suited to MTL (Mouth-To-Lung) vaping. This is the style of vaping that mimics the way in which you would smoke a cigarette by taking a puff, drawing the vapour into your mouth, then breathing it into your lungs before exhaling.
What are nic salts and why do disposables use them?
Disposable vapes are pre-filled with e-liquid, usually a nic salt. Nicotine salts are a fairly new type of e-liquid that uses nicotine in its natural (salt) form which is found in the tobacco plant. In contrast to other nicotine-containing e-liquids which use 'freebase' nicotine (a type of nicotine that has been mixed with a base such as ammonia), nic salts use added benzoic acid to balance the pH level. As a result, the nicotine can be more easily absorbed into the body. Nic salts are known for their fast-acting nicotine: many nicotine salts successfully deliver nicotine in as little as six seconds! Nicotine salts also provide a smoother throat hit than freebase nicotine, which makes them more comfortable for vapers to use.
Nicotine salts are available in a wide range of flavours. So, without further ado, let's take a look at some of the best disposable e-liquid flavours you should be vaping today!
Red Apple Ice - Lost Mary
Elf Bar's distinctive Lost Mary disposable vape has taken the world by storm: we see people puffing on these colourful little disposable vape kits everywhere we go. And, due to the distinctive red and blue gradient design of the Red Apple Ice flavour, we can't help spotting this particular flavour of disposable very frequently.
Does Red Apple Ice deserve the hype? Undoubtedly so. On this inhale you enjoy the sweet freshness of just-picked red apples from the orchard, sugary and a little tangy just like the fruit itself. Then, on the exhale, you enjoy the cooling breeze of menthol that makes your tongue tingle. Combining the apple and menthol flavours in this well-balanced nicotine salt makes this the perfect all-day vape.
So, if you like a fruity and refreshing vape that doesn't overwhelm with too much sweetness or icy menthol, Red Apple Ice is ideal for you.
Blue Razz Lemonade - Elf Bar 600
From the classic Elf Bar 600 disposable vape, one of the flavours every vaper needs to try is Blue Razz Lemonade. This Elf Bar flavour seriously has everything: the smooth, juicy taste of blueberries, the tart twist of freshly-picked raspberries, and the sweet citrusy flavour of lemonade. Blended together, these three distinct flavours create something far greater than the sum of their parts. This Elf Bar disposable vape really does have to be tasted to be believed!
Pineapple Peach Mango - SKE Crystal Bar
Less ubiquitous than the Elf Bars and Geek Bars of the world, SKE's Crystal Bar Disposables are a little bit of an under-appreciated secret. Branching out from the norms of disposable vapes, SKE have created their disposables with a shining, metallic, partly transparent design that makes them a joy to use. With the space-age aesthetic, they absolutely stand out from the crowd.
In terms of flavours, SKE has a very wide range of fruity, beverage-inspired, and tobacco tastes, but one of our favourites from the selection is the tropical Pineapple Peach Mango flavour. This bright pink disposable guides you on a journey through a tropical paradise, first transporting you with the tangy brightness of pineapple, then through the succulent sweetness of peach, and finally the creamy deliciousness of mango as your finale. Each fruit's distinct flavour shines in this vape flavour but altogether they create a tempting e-cigarette that you just won't want to put down.
Rose Grape - Elf Bar Gee
We thought Elf Bar wouldn't be able to beat the flavour range from their original disposable, but we were wrong! The Elf Bar Gee 600 features some of the most unique and mouth-watering flavours we've ever encountered from a disposable vape. Orange Cinnamon, Cola Run, and Rose Lemonade are three standout flavours from the selection, but the one we want to recommend most is Rose Grape.
Elf Bar have really outdone themselves with Rose Grape, a potent but elegant flavour for the more sophisticated vaper. Starting with the floral notes of rose, this flavour builds with the rich and juicy flavour of grapes to create a fruity and fresh tasting vape. We haven't seen anything like this before so we highly recommend giving this disposable vape device a try!
Strawberry Cheesecake - Elf Bar T600
If you haven't tried the Elf Bar T600 range before, you might be wondering what makes these little disposable vape kits different to the original Bar Elf 600s. In addition to some exciting new flavours, the main difference between the 600s and T600s from Elf Bar is that the T600 features a re-designed mouthpiece that emulates the sensation of smoking a cigarette. This provides a super smooth airflow and a great vaping experience that is especially aimed at vapers who recently made the switch from cigarettes to vapes.
There are some amazing vape flavours from this Elf Bar range, but the one that stands out most to us here at Vaping 101 is Strawberry Cheesecake. Ripe and fruity with a decadent creamy flavour from the cheesecake, this vape is perfect for anyone who enjoys dessert-inspired flavours or has a sweet tooth.
Peach Ice - SKE Crystal Bar
Another one for the sweet toothed vapers among us, the Peach Ice flavour from SKE's Crystal Bar is the perfect blend of sweet and refreshing. Sure, we might be heading into autumn and winter now, but this is the kind of vape that makes you feel like it's summer all over again.
Juicy, ripe peaches picked straight from the tree are mixed with a subtle but refreshing breeze of menthol in this nic salt flavour from SKE. Ideal as an all day vape, we highly recommend this pre-filled disposable vape pen to anyone who enjoys cooling and complex flavours.
Pink Grapefruit - Elf Bar 600
Love fruity flavours but don't like too much sweetness? The Pink Grapefruit disposable e-cigarette from Elf Bar is likely to be right up your street. This little disposable vape is filled with the vibrant flavour of the exotic citrus fruit with a slightly bittersweet taste. For a great flavour that perfectly matches the taste of the fruit itself, we highly recommend trying this Elf Bar vape pen.
Cherry Peach Lemonade - Lost Mary
Now this is another flavour from Elf Bar that you don't see often. Cherry Peach Lemonade combines sugary summer cherries with the soft juiciness of a freshly-picked peach, then adds a zesty lemonade undertone to elevate the whole flavour into something special.
There's no shortage of lemonade flavoured vapes on the disposable market, but we don't see anyone getting sick of lemonade vapes any time soon. Combined with two of the most flavourful fruits to ever exist, the Cherry Peach Lemonade flavour from the Lost Mary range is one that anyone who enjoys disposable vaping needs to try.
Cream Tobacco - Elf Bar 600
Not every vaper loves super sweet dessert and soft drink inspired vape flavours that are so sugary they'll make your teeth tingle. However, many tobacco flavoured vapes can have an overwhelming and off-putting flavour. With Elf Bar's invention of their Cream Tobacco vape, there's a perfect middle ground.
Cream Tobacco combines the rich and full-bodied notes of a high quality tobacco with luxurious sweet cream. This creates a complex and multi-layered vaping experience that will be enjoyed by flavour enthusiasts. Sophisticated and flavourful, Cream Tobacco is a flavour that every vaper should try at least once!
Kiwi Passionfruit Guava - Lost Mary
An exotic fruit salad packed into a tiny disposable Lost Mary pod, this flavour created by Elf Bar needs to be on your to-try list. Each of the three delicious fruit flavours is delightful on its own but together these make a powerful trio. If you like fruity vapes, this is one not to be missed.
Plus, like all Lost Mary disposables, this has a satisfying 20mg nicotine strength to provide a smooth throat hit and a pleasant nicotine rush.
These are some of our favourite flavours -- what are yours?
If you're looking to try some great new disposables from the world's leading vape brands, check out our range of disposable devices today. Here at Vaping 101, we stock a large number of different disposables at affordable prices so you can enjoy a great experience without breaking the bank.