VGod versus NKD 100 Salts
A lot of adult vapers were left without their devices and flavors of choice after the US federal government banned all vape pod and cart flavors except tobacco and menthol.
Provided you do not live in a state with additional flavor restrictions, the new FDA rules leave only two options for adult vapers to enjoy the flavors that an overwhelming majority have shown a strong preference for.
Best Disposable Vapes
The first option is disposable vapes. We Vapor4Life carries a comprehensive selection of disposable vapes. Here is a deep-dive into the best brands on the market: The Best Disposable Vapes. Disposable vapes require no charging or filling. They are loaded with flavor and take advantage of nic salts to provide a satisfying experience. They are perfect for adult smokers looking to make the switch to vaping.
Vape Pod Kits
Disposables have much to recommend but there is a less expensive way to enjoy nic salts. Prefilled vape pod kits like the Smok Novo 2, the world-beating UWell Caliburn and Suorin Air Plus are compact, autodraw devices that are extremely easy to use. Yes, they require charging, filling and the occasional swapping out of a worn out vape pod. But the overall price savings are so tremendous, and their performance so superlative, that any adult who consistently vapes disposables should look long and hard at switching over to a refillable vape pod kit.
If you are having difficulty picking out a vape pod kit, check out some our comparison tests. We pitted the Smok Novo 2 versus the Smok Novo, reviewed the UWell Caliburn, compared the Suorin Air versus the Suorin Air Plus, found the Vapor Zeus was an amazing platform for vaping nic salts. We also examined the top ten Juul alternatives.
Selecting your vape pod kit is only half the story and probably contributes less to your overall satisfaction than the ejuice. It really matters which nic salt ejuice you select.
Here is where it can be tricky. Where there is considerable parity in vape pod performance and measurable metrics are in play, taste is in entirely subjective.
That being said, there are certain ejuice companies that specialize in specific flavor profiles and are always in the discussion for best nic salts. Today we are going to look at two of the best: Salt NKD 100 and VGod Nic Salts.
VGod Nic Salts have been exceedingly popular for several years but they are currently best known for fueling the Stig Disposable Vape Pod. In our review of the Stig Disposable Vape Pod, we were impressed with the convenience of the device but mostly with the flavor. Since that time, Stig has expanded their selection of VGod flavors but the Lush Ice Stig remains the most popular. VGod can lay a claim to being the originator of the incredibly popular Lush Ice flavor and was at the front of the pack in our Best Lush Ice Disposable Vapes showdown.
The combination of Stig disposable and VGod is popular that even if you have little interest in switching from disposables to a prefilled vape pod kit, it is worth considering the fact that combination of bottled VGod nic salts and a vape pod is the best Stig alternative.
Not only are vape pod kits many times less expensive to operate than disposables but not every VGod flavor is available in the Stig disposable. Here is a rundown of the VGod flavor lineup.
There is no reason not to start out with the headliner. The flavor that pushed disposables vapes back into the forefront and has spawned 100 imitators, VGod Lush Ice was the breakout flavor of 2019. Every disposable vape and most nic salts have some combination of watermelon and menthol today. But what makes VGod Lush Ice stand out is the hint of raspberry and the fact that the menthol is cold enough to keep the sweeter fruit elements from dominating.
There is a reason why this is one of the most popular nic salts ever and it is just as enjoyable in a refillable vape pod kit as in a disposable ecig. And better still, each VGod bottle holds 30ml of nic salts. This is the equivalent of THIRTY Stig disposables. You can do the math. You could replace your vape pod after every fill and still end up ahead, not that we recommend such wanton waste. Another feature of getting your VGod in a bottle is that there are two nic strengths available: 2.5 and 5 percent.
VGod is big into the ordnance imagery. A lot of bombs here. In a different era, this would not be a good thing, either at the box office or on the field of battle.
VGod’s cluster of bombs directly targets nic salt vapers: Mango Bomb, Berry Bomb and Purple Bomb. These are not belligerent flavors but VGod Purple Bomb is bursting with flavor. It is a solid grape shot that bombards the senses with bold fruit flavors. The grape is delightful and does not get too artificial in nature.
The danger of a grape vape tasting like cheap bubble gum is always a threat. It does not take cryptographer to break this purple code, this is a high quality grape ejuice. It is smooth, cool and sweet. There is a sweet purple grade candy on inhale but there is also authentic grape flavor to mellow the mix.
The mix of purple grape candy and ripened grapes takes on a totally different vibe in VGod Iced Purple Bomb. The chilly blast of menthol gives a pronounced cooling effect. This works well with the sweetness and tart of the complex grape flavor.
It took anti-vapers forever to realize that minors were far more likely to be vaping Juul Mint than Cuttwood Unicorn Milk or an otherwise unknown ejuice simply known as “Scooby Snacks”, no matter how much a reference to a 1970s cartoon offended their Baby Boomer sensibilities. As a result, mint vape pods are just as banned as Mango, Lemonade, Crème Brulee, Vuse Alto Mixed Berry and anything in between.
For the adults who also preferred mint vape pods over tobacco, VGod Mighty Mint is one of the best Juul Mint alternatives. This is a nice and icy cold vape infused with notes of peppermint hard candy.
There is probably no nic salt company that can match the depth and breadth of VGod’s mango lineup. There are two competing families: VGod Mango Bomb and Tropical Mango. Both also have iced derivations as well.
As vape juice is a consumable, even a 30ml bottle won’t last forever. This is a case where it may be worth picking up both a Mango Bomb and Tropical Mango to see which you prefer. They are different enough where you are likely to have a preference. Mango Bomb has more of a sweeter and floral taste than tropical mango. It tastes more like mango juice than fresh mango.
Like Lush Ice VGod, this is another mint and fruit gem. VGod Iced Mango Bomb works great in a disposable but is just as easily enjoyed in a more sophisticated and economical refillable vape pod kit. The fruit, in this case mango, is a bit more forward than the “lush” watermelon and raspberry are in Lush Ice. Lush Ice is more a menthol blast tempered with sweet and airy fruits. In Mango Bomb Ice, you can really taste the richness of the tropical fruit in all of its complexity. But the minty chill is still strong and makes for an extremely balanced vape.
This flavor is also available on the Stig but without the VGod stamp on it. This is one of the best Juul Mango alternatives. A rich and deep tropical fruit flavored nic salt, VGod Tropical Mango is a bit more realistic and authentic than the sweeter VGod Mango Bomb, which is more akin to mango juice. Calm, vibrant and balanced, fans of fruit vapes will love this flavor.
Webster’s Dictionary describes a bomb as a container filled with explosive, incendiary material, smoke, gas or other destructive substance, designed to explode on impact or when detonated by a timed mechanism, remote control device or lit fuse. VGod is really into this ordnance themed imagery.
This would be disconcerting, but one must imagine they had the slang definition in mind. Or to put it more succinctly, Berry Bomb VGod is da bomb. A sour strawberry nic salt of great depth and complexity, this is a very balanced flavor that avoids the candied trap that so many strawberry vape juices fall prey to. The tart notes shine through and make for a great all day vape.
Juul Fruit Medley is one of the flavors they stopped producing this fall. It will not be sorely missed by many vapers, who considered it not up to the standard set by the mint and mango. But the flavor did have its fans. If you are looking for the Best Juul Fruit Medley Alternative, VGod Berry Bomb is worth sampling.
Unlike VGod, NKD 100 Salts do not have a disposable platform like the Stig to build recognition and introduce vaping initiates to their flavors. Instead, NKD 100 has to rely entirely on the reputation of their bottled ejuices. And what a reputation that is.
Naked 100 Ejuice, their standard vape juice line, has been turning out great flavors in Southern California since 2016. These VG heavy juices were designed for cloud chucking and there are several signature flavors which many vapers will be aware of: Naked 100 Lava Flow and Naked 100 Brain Freeze being the two most prominent.
With this track record in place, nic salt fans surely looked forward to Naked 100 taking the plunge into the world of nic salts.
Unlike their parent line, Naked 100, Salt NKD 100 Eliquids have ditched the vowels and replaced regular nicotine with nic salts. But don’t worry, the beloved flavors of Naked 100 Ejuice, and a few new derivations as well, work just as well as nic salts as they do as cloud-chucking, high VG ejuices. The classic Naked 100 Ejuices are all here but in a nic salt blend that is ideal for mouth to lung vaping. If you are curious about the difference between nic salts and regular freebase nicotine, check out our feature: What is Salt Nic?
Available in 3.5 and 5 percent nic strength, Salt NKD 100 ejuices are sold in 30ml bottles.
When I think of a lava flow, I think of rotten sulfuric gas and physical danger posed by an actual lava flow. I think of ash, carbon monoxide and gases more befitting a combustible cigarette than a vape. I think of an 84 year old mountain man Harry R. Truman, who met his end in his cabin on the face of Mount Saint Helens, refusing to evacuate in May 1980. What I do not think about is delightful tropical fruit vapes. Until now.
I highly doubt Naked 100 Ejuice had visions of fire, brimstone and magma on their mind when dubbing their delightful blend of strawberry, pineapple and coconut “Lava Flow”.
Naked 100 Ejuice has been committed to unique vaping flavors since 2016 and their salt NKD 100 line continues that tradition. There is no better example of Naked 100’s creativity than NKD 100 Lava Flow.
If you are a fan of the regular Naked 100 Salt Lava Flow you will love this tasty nic salt. The classical tropical fruits have been selected wisely. The coconut adds creamy depth but does not overwhelm. The horrific fate of Pompeii, Krakatoa and Herculaneum will be the last thing on your mind when vaping this top-notch fruit vape.
Menthol infused fruit flavors are all the craze in the nic salt world but Naked 100 Brain Freeze has been flying its flag on that flavor hill since 2016. VGod may be the Lush Ice trendsetter but the nic salt NKD 100 Brain Freeze has a unique origin story. If you loved the regular ejuice Naked 100 version of Brain Freeze, the cool and bright flavors of NKD 100 Brain Freeze is the nic salt for you.
Rich pomegranate flavors blend seamlessly with the sweet hints of kiwi and complex strawberry flavor tones. But NKD 100 Brain Freeze is made complete with a chilly blast of menthol ice. NKD 100 Salts are meant to be enjoyed in refillable vape pod kits due to their increased nic strength.
If you loved Naked 100 Very Berry, you will be thrilled to know that the e-juice artisans at Naked 100 now have this great flavor as a nic salt. NKD 100 Really Berry nurtures your taste buds with ripe blueberry and tart and balanced blackberry flavors. Tangy and balanced, the nic salt NKD 100 Really Berry is further enhanced with sugary sweetness and a lemon blast.
Once known as NKD 100 Frost Bite, this is the nic salt counterpart to Naked 100 Polar Breeze. A melon and menthol nic salt, Salt NKD 100 Polar Breeze is perfect for fans of the iced fruit blends that are so popular in disposable vapes. The ripe and not overly sweet melon works great as a nic salt. NKD 100 eliquids smooth and have a versatile arsenal of icy fruit combos. This is a legacy flavor and well worth trying.
The result is an ejuice that is perfect for a refillable vape pod kit. Salt NKD 100 Maui Sun is a fruit ejuice par excellence. Sweet pineapple complements the citrus balance of orange and sweet tangerine. NKD 100 is known for authentic flavors and this one does not disappoint.
The regular Naked 100 POG drink ejuice is designed for generating perfect clouds of tropical fruit goodness. Salt NKD 100 Hawaiian POG has this same great flavor but in nic salt form. Pomegranate, orange and guava work just as good in a salt nic as they do in regular high VG ejuice, or tropical beverage for that matter. The orange instills a bit of citrus bite while the guava and pomegranate provide nectary sweetness. Enjoy this flavor in your vape pod kit or Vapor Zeus, as it is available in 3.5 and 5 percent nic strength.
There is no shortage of mango nic salts that were designed as Juul alternatives, but Salt NKD 100 Amazing Mango takes inspiration from the regular, high VG, lower nicotine Naked 100 Amazing Mango ejuice. This slightly different approach to a mango nic salt is refreshing and perhaps closer to a dessert vape than its VGod counterparts.
The ripe and complex mango flavor is present throughout but it is smoothed over with a brilliant cream flavor and brightened with a sharp peach. The end result is a truly Amazing Mango, that comes in 3.5 and 5 percent nic strength. NKD 100 nic salts are sold in 30ml bottles.
Formerly known as NKD 100 Very Cool, Berry Cool and Berry (Berry Cool), don’t let the different names fool you. This nic salt has just as much flavor depth as the regular Naked 100 Berry but delivers the flavor with the smoothness of a nic salt.
NKD 100 Berry is at the cutting edge of flavor, no doubt inspiring the wave of fruit and menthol disposable vapes that have hit the market. The popularity of this combination is understandable. NKD 100 Berry melds blackberry, blueberry, menthol and raspberry. It can easily contend in the popular Lush Ice category but has a dose of complexity that many of its rivals lack. NKD Berry is sold in 30ml bottles.
Naked 100 American Patriots has long been one of the best high VG tobacco vape juices on the market and ideal for delicious and huge clouds. If you are looking for the same flavor but vape nic salts, you are in luck. Salt NKD 100 Patriots has the same superb, rich and earthy American Patriots flavor but with no throat hit and a nicotine kick of either 3.5 or 5 percent. This makes NKD 100 American Patriots perfect for your refillable vape pod kit. Sold in 30ml bottles, this is one of the boldest and best tobacco nic salts on the market today.