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    The Pursuits: The Stories

    Everybody has their pursuits, especially when it relates to vaping, and most can remember how and why they came to buy their first vape device, and the flavors that helped them begin. As we’ve already mentioned, in the beginning many of our flavors were made for those who couldn’t find something they liked to get them started with vaping, and the Pursuits were born out of that philosophy. Pursuit of Happiness was the first of the three to be introduced to the Jvapes menu, and our 25th flavor overall. With a base of vanilla-caramel infused RY4 tobacco, it was a familiar flavor for many hopeful vapers in 2012. Because of…

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    Snow Globe: The Story

    Throughout our flavor-making history, the process has varied depending on the initial idea. In many cases it was an outright suggestion from a vaper who wanted a particular flavor. In other cases it expanded from a very basic idea. Snow Globe is a great example of the latter. A year after Krazy Kane’s creation and release, we were still looking for that holiday flavor. The type of taste that hits the right tastebuds for the season, but doesn’t overstay its welcome. That was the impetus for creating Snow Globe: “a flavor that tastes like Christmas.” Determining what that particular taste was, however, proved a bit more difficult. Through the creation…

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    Krazy Kane: The Story

    Krazy Kane is one of the more unique flavors on the Jvapes menu. Not necessarily because of its taste; a peppermint e-liquid may be cooling and refreshing, but it’s not our most inventive. Krazy Kane is unique because it broke a convention that was yet to exist when it debuted. When the idea to make Krazy Kane the first holiday-exclusive flavor came about, we began gauging interest in the Christmastime taste. It wasn’t long before it became very clear that Krazy Kane would be a hit, so the flavor creation process began. This process, more complicated than it seems, went through several iterations before finding the sweet spot. During the…

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    Jvapes Wholesale: The Story

    Jvapes’ wholesale department has been an important part of our culture for nearly as long as we’ve sold e-liquid. As of now, we’ve worked with 90 vape shops across the country and outside. It’s been a great opportunity for us to bring our e-liquid to more local customers and help vape shops thrive in the ever-changing environment of the industry. Let’s take a look at where it all began, and how it got to this point. Years ago, when vape companies were quite a bit more rare than they are now, word travelled fast. As shops were looking to increase their selection, they began looking for anything and everything that…

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    Jvapes: The Story Part 2

    After returning from their first Vapefest as vape fans, the management of Jvapes was revitalized. With some reinforced knowledge of just how far vaping can go, they knew that they had the tools to not only be successful but to also expand beyond what they originally planned.  Immediately after returning from the festival in Chicago, plans began on moving the current Jvapes store, expansion of the lab at the old store location, and even a new location in another state.  First things first, they needed a new store location. There’s a lot that goes into that: price, of course, location, and size. The old store wasn’t cutting it. They had…

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    Chaimas Tea and Santa’s Secret Sauce: The Story

    Holiday-exclusive flavors have become some of the most popular Jvapes bottles over the years. With each, a seasonal flavor that is only available for one month, the taste both exemplifies the holiday it is centered around, and leaves you wanting more. In 2015, all four of our holiday flavors launched in their respective months, but two proved themselves to be more unique, and more popular. Chaimas Tea is the more obvious of the two: it’s a Chai tea flavor. It’s spiced just right to give off an extra warmth when vaping. It tastes just as you’d expect, so it doesn’t need much explanation. You just need to know that it’s…

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    Jvapes: The Story Part 1

    The year 2011 was a momentous one for vaping. Having been “around” for a few years, it hadn’t quite taken off in a big way yet, but the time was coming. At this point, Jvapes co-founders Jourdan and John were in separate, but similar places. They were working together at a fast-food place, but Jourdan had vaped since 2009, and John had never. John and his roommate, and inspiration for Cinilla Coffee, were both smokers. John wanted to quit for his relationship, and his roommate wanted to for his upcoming child. The tools would rapidly come into view. John tried a few gas station vapes, but found the experience to…

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    Cinilla Coffee: The Story

    It was 2011, and flavor chemist/co-founder John had a process to his flavor creation. He started in his personal creation in his apartment, but his e-liquid crafting process was every bit as calculated and efficient as the AEMSA standards that our lab would adopt. It was a hotbed for new and interesting flavors in a time when we could make new flavors for our customers, or anyone who wanted something new. On the coffee table sat a permanent glass bowl filled with new concoctions for anyone who wanted to try. During that time, John’s roommate was struggling to get in to vaping. He had his reasons for wanting to, but…

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    Butter Pie: The Story

    Every flavor starts somewhere. While some have a more obvious inspirations than others, some can seem a little obscure. For Butter Pie, it’s a little of both. To set the stage, it was August 2015, and Jvapes had but 72 flavors, and nothing with peanut butter, a much requested flavor. We were set to launch a single, secret flavor, but we felt we needed to make the release a duo, at least, and maybe a trio. The inspiration for a peanut butter-infused flavor that was a little outside the norm was hard to come by. One thing was certain, though: celery and peanut butter wouldn’t do, not by a long…