That was my approach when I began and first approach Nic River in November. I didn’t order a ‘kit’ but I ordered the base ingredients and their TOP 20 flavors from a category and perhaps 5 flavors that I knew I learn toward.
Yes a KIT is good if you know what 10 (?) flavors you would like to include in your package. They supply you with all the tools you need and just enough base to get you off the ground.
The suggestion I made above was to create you own kit without using their formulaic approach, and really I think I outlined the core things to get. Did I not. Researching flavors without an understanding of how each might need to be combined with another to achieve the end result which you thought the flavor’s name suggested you might achieve is much more complicated than reading through notes with their extensive discussion of each persons thought of the flavor as a SFV. Those notes are baseline information which a seasoned person might understand is done to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one Vanilla Custard vs another, and most of the notes do not actually include enough reference to the potential use of Caps VC vs TFAs VC and FLV VC… nor when you might want to layer 2 of them for a certain result.
At the time of my 1st order, I knew custards would be part of my repertoire, and I knew I enjoyed Amazing Mango… but I failed to investigate what a good Mango recipe looks like, let alone which mango to purchase. I did have someone who helped steer me towards the right Milk & Honey I would enjoy. And he help me make a few other brand decisions for things like my Blood Orange and which Pineapple. It forgot to investigate not only the flavors I like as edibles, but what they need to be combined with to make a vape good enough to be an ADV. Never having tried Cuttwood’s blend of cantaloupe, mango and papaya, that popular recipe would have jolted me to grab it, Cantaloupe doesn’t sound appealing as a vape. was not aware of the interplay these flavors have when making a vape, as opposed to a full understanding of what you need to do with your stove to make simple syrup in order to properly prepare a Sazerac cocktail. I know that a screwdriver is OJ and vodka, Add Grand Marnier and it is a Philips Screwdriver. AI you bought Cointreau thinking they are alike, it doesn’t mix… maybe with tequila, but not vodka. I now see there is one attempt at a Naked 100 Amazing Mango here: Juicy Peach, Sweet Strawberry, Super Sweet (all CAP) and TFA’s VBIC. Looking at Naked100’s label, I might have guessed it included mango, A peach, and some cream thing… but not known which peach nor what cream.
I didn’t occur to me to ensure that 2 of their suggest best in category flavor packs and my 5 others might not be everything I would need to create something basic. I entered my stash into elr and had Sherlock do his thing resulting in about 5 options of things I could make.“Basic Bake” was the only non SFV I found, Biscuit & Vanilla Swirl, which by itself takes awful.
Had someone suggested I do the legwork and find 3 recipes and ensure I bought the 12 ingredients that they would require. I might have not taken a step back and opt for a concentrate to really get my feet wet at just handling these strange new items in my home.
If I had been given the analogy that what I was about to do was no different than making breaded chicken cutlets for dinner… I would have made a more immediately useful 1st purchase. Not saying what I got was bad… it just simply geared more to help me build my stash. If tonights dinner is going to be hamburgers, I need to get chop 85% lean chop meat, seeded buns, ketchup, red onions and some frozen shoestring fries as well as 2 liters of coke and a 6-pack of gatorate for Stevie, but I better check my lighter fluid for we definitely are out of Kingsford and if I’m going to grill them, I need to be able to start he Weber Kettle.
But I digress, please smile. no comment needed in return, I will ask that you simply grab your vape and take three sweet hits of 2-4 seconds each and let the clouds out as you see fit. Then perhaps, check you inbox and see if another topic also needs to be addressed. I’m off to bed. Be well. I still shop at Nic River, and I have used ecigx too, but it has taken about 5 orders to get me where my stash is today- I live on a fixed income- 2 checks a month… and for some reason, I still only have Butter Cream and not Golden Butter. I even went out of my way to order Rich Cinnamon for I knew what I’m working on was missing something snd that will resolve the gap to my happiness. The swap of butters, I can live with.