Federal Flavored Vape Ban
The Vuse Alto was never available in more than five flavors, of which two were a very similar Mint and Menthol. Their tobacco flavors were spot on but it was Vuse Mixed Berry which shone brightest. Its loss will be felt by adult vapers, who prefer sweeter offerings over traditional tobacco and menthol flavors by a wide margin.
Juul pulled mint from the US market months earlier, as well as Mango, Crème and the offensive Fruit Medley. Vuse had held the course, continuing to sell Mixed Berry but this will no longer be an option at the end of January 2020.
For the time being, refillable devices will be permitted federally. But adult vapers have shown a preference for even easier to use devices. Prefilled vape pods fit the bill but this piece has been removed from the cigarette alternative table.
This leaves disposable vapes as the only game in town if you are looking for an autodraw device that does require a bottle of ejuice for filling and swappable components.
The Vuse Alto was designed from the ground up by RJ Reynolds to compete with Juul. We pitted these devices head to head, Juul versus Vuse Alto, and found the Vuse device was superior but Juul had the wider flavor selection.
The Vuse Alto had a bigger battery, lower resistance coils and was a much better price performer. On paper, the Vuse Alto is actually more comparable to the MyBlu, an Imperial Tobacco's rebranding of the VonErl vape pod kit.
MyBlu is even harder hit than Vuse, as their selection of flavors and nic strengths was quite extensive. Where the Juul and Vuse only had 2 nicotine strengths, the MyBlu actually had two nicotine formulas. MyBlu Intense was their nic salt pod line that went toe-to-toe with Juul and Vuse. The standard MyBlu LiquidPods were freebase nicotine. Both were available in multiple strengths, to the point where the high end of the freebase nicotine pods overlapped the nic salts.
Obviously, a lot has changed for MyBlu and Vuse's business plan. We have peeked a month into the future with our feature: The Best Tobacco Vape Pods.
At the federal level, the only silver lining is that disposable and refillable vape flavors are still permitted. At the state level, the future of vaping is far more grim. Adults looking for their preferred flavor options are simply out of luck Massachusetts, Washington and a number of other states and municipalities. Check out our guide to state vape bans for more information on local restrictions.
Lobbying groups like Tobacco Free Kids have made it clear they want all flavors banned in locations. The calculus is that adults can either abide by a gold-standard of total nicotine abstinence, purchase flavors they do not like or, the most likely alternative, be funneled back onto combustible cigarettes. Naturally, these strict e-cig laws punish marginalized groups, the LGBTQ+ community smokes and vapes at a higher rate than other.
Vuse Alto Mixed Berry
Vuse Alto Mixed Berry was a nearly perfectly balanced blend of sweet and mildly tart elements. Generating a bigger puff than a Juul, the richness of the flavor was ideal for mouth to lung vaping and nic salts. It was almost syrupy in its depth of flavor but was never cloying or overly sweet.
Clearly a lot of thought went into making this all-day vaping flavor and they avoided the shortcut of simply making a knockoff of Juul Mango. Vuse Alto pods contain 1.8ml of vape juice and have two nic strength options: 2.4 and 5.0 percent.
Best Vuse Alto Alternatives
If you live in a state where flavors are still permitted, there are two options for replacing Vuse Alto Mixed Berry. One is to purchase a refillable vaping device and select a mixed berry nic salt to fill it with. Our article on the Top Ten Juul Alternatives covers many of the top refillable vape pod kits on the market. Since the article was written, the Smok Novo 2 and the UWell Caliburn have also risen to prominence. A comparison of the Smok Novo 2 versus Smok Novo found the new device to be comprehensively superior. The UWell Caliburn proved to be a world beater in our deep-dive of this popular vape pod kit.
Filling your own vaping device saves a lot of money and gives you tons of ejuices to choose from. But most adult vapers have shown a preference for even easier to use devices. It turns out, many are just looking for a product that is satisfying and requires no maintenance or filling.
Prefilled vape pods once fit the bill and now disposables vapes have stepped in as their spiritual heir. Currently, disposables are still available in the flavors adults prefer and there are a number of great Vuse Mixed Berry alternative disposable vapes. If you like Vuse Alto Mixed Berry, you are going to love these flavors.
Never overly perfumed or cloying, the Blue Razz Zaero has the light candied flavor that Mixed Berry fans love and underlying tones of berry tartness. To add to this delicious flavor is the flexibility afforded by the Zaero. It is available in four nicotine strengths: 0, 1.8. 3.0 and 5.0 percent. The Alto is only available in two. And each Zaero disposable contains 1.8ml of nic salt ejuice. This is the same capacity as a Vuse Alto pod.
Much like Vuse Alto Mixed Berry, the Blueberry Raspberry Blow Vape Stix is a mild and smooth fruit vape. Whereas most of the Blow Stix flavors are bold and bright, Blueberry Raspberry brings subtlety and nuance. There are tart berry notes mixed throughout and a smooth, mild finish. Most of the sweetness is on inhale. If you are looking for candied and iced delights, Blow Disposable Vape Stix has plenty of options. If you are looking for a balanced mixed berry, this is the flavor for you. Blow Stix disposables contain 1.3ml of 6 percent strength nic salt.
Blue Raspberry Mr Vapor
Mr Vapor Blue Raspberry is refreshing and sweet vape, capturing the essence of the mysterious blue raspberry candies and icy blue cones of summers past. There is enough tart here to break up the sugary taste bud assault, and lend a solid balance to the exhale. Each disposable Mr Vapor contains 1.3ml of nic salt ejuice, which has a nic strength of 5 percent. A bit more sugary than Vuse Alto Mixed Berry, Mr. Vapor Blue Raspberry still makes for a great fruity vape.
Iced Quadberry Myle Mini
If you can look past the blast of menthol, Iced Quadberry is a great Vuse Alto Mixed Berry alternative. Mixed berry flavors make for great vape juices, and Myle Iced Quadberry is no exception. A blend of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and black currant, this is a simply irresistible nic salt formula. The flavors comingle and complement rather than compete. As a result, Iced Quadberry is a deep flavor. There is a nice level of tartness and an icy cold finish. The discerning vaper can easily identify each berry and will appreciate how the diverse flavors work together as a team. The ejuice capacity of the Myle Mini is 1ml and the nic strength is 5 percent.
A rare disposable that serves as a Juul Mango and Vuse Mixed Berry Alternative. The ripe mango flavor flattens out the sweetness of the strawberry. Rich berry notes permeate the Strawberry Mango Pop Disposable and make it one of the more delicious nic salts you can find anywhere. The authentic strawberry adds an airy lightness to the inhale and the bold flavors of tropical mango balance out the sweetness.
The Blue Razz Puff Bar Disposable Vape is a blue razz candy flavored disposable vape that is prefilled with 1.3mL of a 5.0% nicotine strength vape juice. It is not overly sweet but is still a very bright flavor. Easily vaped all day and refreshing, Vuse Alto Mixed Berry fans will join the ranks of Puff Bar fans after sampling this delicious fruit vape.
Sweet Strawberry Sea Stix may sound like a simple formula when compared to Vuse Mixed Berry but it is far from a one note vaping experience. Strawberry has tons of flavor depth, and Sea Stix tapped into this fruity goodness with a vape juice formula that captures both the deliciousness of fresh strawberries and the delightful sweetness of strawberry candy. You will get plenty of vaping out of each Sea Stix Sweet Strawberry.
Fruit punch is an underutilized flavor in vaping but the deliciousness of Twst Iced Fruit Punch is likely to change this. All the fruits under the sun seem to have been melded into each perfect puff. Vuse Alto Mixed Berry fans will find the icy finish is not overwhelming and quite soothing on exhale. Twst Disposables have a nic strength of 5 percent and contain 1ml of vape juice.
Blue Razz Z-Pod Ziip Vapes
Spelling Razz is much easier than spelling Raspberry, and enjoying this amazing take on the classic Blue Raspberry flavor is easier still. Another Blue Raspberry entry, it has enough tartness to appeal to a Vuse Alto Mixed Berry fan. The Z-Pods Disposable does not compromise when it comes to taste and performance. Each silky puff is loaded with sweet and tart flavor. Z-Pods Blue Razz has a nic strength of 6 percent and each disposable contains 1.3ml of nic salt vape juice.