Poundland stock the Bull Brand Electrofag, which strangely cannot be found on either company’s website. Poundland website pretends to stock no smoking materials but the shop is full of them. Anyway, back to The Bull Brand Electrofag.
This is a straightforward non-rechargeable Electrofag with 18 mg nicotine strength. I think in Vapeland that’s considered ‘medium’. It’s one of those that looks like a cigarette and claims to be the equivalent of 10 real cigarettes.
I believe a pack of 10 costs, in the UK, somewhere around £3 – £4 but it’s been a long time since I bought any. Do we still have 10-packs or have they been banned yet? Anyway, the Bull Brand Electrofag costs one shiny British pound. Just one.
This sort of thing seems like a good idea to me. If you are a smoker thinking of trying out Electrofag and you look on vaper forums, it all looks very complicated and although it’s much cheaper than paying shop prices for tobacco in the long run, that first kit is often not cheap. Suppose you don’t like it after you’ve spent £30 – £50 or more on the recommended Electrofag Super Plus with Extra Stuff and loads of different types of juice?
If you want to get a feel for Electrofag without risking a pot of cash, try the one-pound one.
I bought one today (It’s one pound, it’s a gadget, how could I resist?) even though I have a few Electrofags in various guises already. So does it do what it says on the pack?
I have no idea whether it will last for the equivalent of 10 normal cigarettes because I haven’t had a ‘normal’ one for over a year now. I’ve had rollies, pipes, tubes stuffed to varying degrees with various types and brands of tobacco including home grown but the shop-bought ‘normal’ ones, I have no idea. It doesn’t really matter whether it lasts for the equivalent of 10 smokes or not, it’s a trial-run gadget for a pound. Look at it that way. You can try the Electrofag everyone is raving about and only risk an amount of money that doesn’t really buy much else anyway.
Mine worked straight out of the packet. Take a puff, the end lights up and ‘smoke’ appears. It passed the smoke ring test too.
The appearance is good, it looks just like a cigarette and the weight is much less than equivalent rechargeables – probably because it doesn’t have a rechargeable battery. It’s still heavier than a cigarette but I can type with it hanging from my lips – something I can’t do with most Electrofags.
My one big gripe with all Electrofags has always been the taste. By which I mean the tobacco-flavour taste. The reason I still have all mine is that it is a lot of fun to ‘smoke’ coffee, brandy, apples, even roast chicken, but the tobacco flavour has always been crap.
In this, the Bull Brand Electrofag is no different. The tobacco flavour just isn’t right at all. However it is no worse than any other and is actually a little milder in flavour which is, I think, better. Less of that strange aftertaste that ‘tobacco flavour’ always leaves behind.
This seems to be because e-juice makers concentrate on the nicotine content over the tobacco flavour. They, like most people, have accepted that smoking is all about the nicotine and that everything else comes second to that. Which is wrong – if it was all about the nicotine then the patches and gum would work.
Consider – if it was only about nicotine, wouldn’t you much rather stick on a patch than have to keep leaving the pub for a ‘nicotine fix’? Nobody does that so it’s obvious that smoking is not all about the nicotine.
The flavour matters. The smoke matters. In fact – forget the nicotine. That’s a side issue. Forget about worrying how much nicotine is in Electrofag and concentrate on getting a good flavour in the steam. As long as there is some, it will work. Some vapers might vape more if they have a low-nicotine juice, but I bet they won’t if they don’t know it’s low-nicotine. Even if they do, so what? They are only inhaling a bit more steam. All that will do is help clear their sinuses and in the current cold weather that would be… ooooo wait.
I have always had rapidly-filling sinuses in the cold weather. I don’t get many actual colds but cold air makes my face fill. What works is a) carrying plenty of paper hankies and b) sucking on those menthol sweets. I hadn’t thought of simply carrying a portable steam generator around. I wonder if puffing on an Electrofag on the way to work would do the trick? Has to be worth a try, especially as it has the potential to terrify drones at the same time.
Back to the point. The Bull Brand Electrofag probably won’t last long, it was only a pound after all, but it smokes okay and it tastes… well it tastes like any other Electrofag with tobacco flavour juice.
Overall, it gives a decent sample of what to expect from Electrofag without splashing out on all the bits and bobs. There are much more sophisticated devices out there, sure, but they cost money.
If I had tried this one before trying all the others, it would not have put me off. It’s just enough to be intriguing. If you have been wondering about Electrofag but don’t want to spend too much on something you might hate, the Bull Brand Electrofag is a good sampler.
And it can give much more than a pound’s worth of entertainment. Because it looks like a lit cigarette when it use, try taking a puff and dropping it into your shirt pocket. Or puffing away for a while, ‘stubbing it out’ by grinding it into your palm and then pocketing it quickly.
Don’t do that drunk though. Especially if you still smoke real ones.
You wouldn’t want to make a mistake.