Give them a whirl; youвЂ™ve nothing to lose and everything to gain. Like all Vapers, each of us on the Spinfuel eLiquid Review Team has unique taste buds and certain flavors appeal to certain Vapers and others do not. That said, with five team members to compare to, you, as the reader, have the opportunity to learn which flavors our team can build a consensus with, and which flavors we could not. Would you like to introduce yourselves to our readers? Sheerlie & Eko : Hi everyone, Sheerlie and Eko here from Vape Organics, the first USDA certified organic e-liquid line.
SPINFUEL: What position(s) do you hold in the company? Sheerlie & Eko : Eko is the Founder and Sheerlie is the Director of Operations. SPINFUEL: Getting down to business; who or what inspired you to get into the e-juice business? Sheerlie & Eko : Our parent company, TCI Laboratories, was approached a couple of years ago by an e-liquid company looking for contract manufacturing. But then we saw the proposed ingredients and the emphasis on low cost rather than quality. We realized that with 20 years of experience in manufacturing behind us and a passion for quality, we have something to offer this industry to help it move forward in a big way. What’s the local and state level situation there with respect to electronic cigarettes?
What’s the “attitude” of the people there about eCigarettes? Basically we’re in the vaping capitol, but at the same time there is a lot of push-back from the authorities on both the county and state levels, trying to lump vaping and smoking into the same category. In terms of peoples’ attitude, it’s pretty open and e-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular. As vaping is becoming more mainstream, awareness is likewise increasing, leading to an increased demand for high-quality, pure and organic e-liquids. SPINFUEL: When you launched your company how did you decide on your first flavor or “set” of flavors? Sheerlie & Eko : Our original line of 6 flavors was dreampt up in the space between limit and imagination. Our pool of flavor options, considering our commitment to only real extracts over artificial flavorings, was limited. We knew we could create interesting, full-bodied and authentic flavors, but it demanded creativity. Each flavor required seemingly endless rounds of experimentation, of back-and-forth with our flavor company, which was also pushed to new heights in the creative process. Our aim was to create a line with a variety of flavor categories, showcasing the rich flavors of the natural world and simultaneously shattering misconceptions about what “organic” tastes like. SPINFUEL: It seems that no matter how many eLiquid vendors we review, they all have their own “signature” recipes. Each brand is different, which I find remarkable, and exciting. With just a handful of ingredients each company is able to create their own specific traits. Our e-liquids are straightforward because they are pure. While some of our flavors can be lighter than other products on the market, the flavor is clean, not boring. It’s amazing the fullness of flavor that can be achieved with only natural extracts, and no artificial sweeteners. SPINFUEL: We steep all the eLiquids we receive for review purposes, even if we’re told there is no need to do so. Do you steep your eLiquids before they are shipped to customers? If so, how long do they sit before you ship them out? If you do not, do you suggest that customers ‘home steep’ them before vaping? Sheerlie & Eko : We conduct micro testing, a 48-hour process, on every batch of product; at the same time, we start a 5-day yeast and mold testing process, so our product is steeped for at least 5 days before being bottled and shipped. Thus, our e-liquids are pre-steeped and do not require home steeping. Our e-liquids are packaged in amber glass bottles to protect against potential sun damage and oxygen contamination. We use child resistant caps to keep the little ones safe, and tamper-proof seals.
To uphold our commitment to the environment, our labels are printed on recycled paper. SPINFUEL: There is a lot of concern these days about how and where eLiquids are being made. Where do you do your mixing, bottling, and shipping? Sheerlie & Eko: We mix and fill in one of our ISO class 8 clean rooms and the finished product is stored in a separate temperature-controlled room near our designated shipping area. SPINFUEL: How do you make sure your mixing tools and containers are kept clean and sterile?
Sheerlie & Eko : Our facility is both certified organic and we also hold an FDA manufacturing license, so we follow the most stringent standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, as outlined by the FDA and USDA. All equipment is cleaned and sanitized prior to and following use, recorded in our mandatory cleaning and sanitation logbook. What kind of measures do you take to make sure that your e-juice is safe to consume?