Next week sees the launch of a brand new Tokenvape flavour!
For a few years now I, like many other vapers, have been really excited by cereal vapes. The
undisputed king of cereal e-liquids (for me anyway) is Looper by Anml. It absolutely nails that
frosted American Froot Loop cereal taste like few others. A soft, vaguely citrus note on the exhale,
before giving way to a smooth creamy milk with that out of the box cereal like taste. I consider
Looper if not my adv of all time, at least in my top 5. I tried looking for alternatives, of which, if you
want fruit loop style, there are many. None were quite as good. Breakfast Club's Loops isn't a bad
alternative, although it's stronger on the fruit notes and tends to cost a bit more too. Re-looped is a cheap, less satisfactory version by Cornish Liquids but is also worth a shot; let it steep for a month or so and you will get a vaguely Looper-esque vape from it.
Other cereal vapes that are worthy of note would certainly include the marvellous Churrios by
Milkman. This is a remarkably authentic tasting e-liquid version of Cinnamon Grahams (Curiously
Cinnamon over here in Blighty!). The cinnamon, whilst strong, isn't hot; it won't blow your head off
like a Fireball sweet and it gives way to a soft milky cereal. Very good stuff! Cuttwood's Boss
Reserve is also a decent vape, though a little subtle to my pallet. A golden square cereal with
banana and milk, its soft and quite background flavour may leave you struggling to find every
element, although it remains a decent vape all the same.
There are many, many versions of Froot Loops out there, both in the premium juice market and the
cheaper brands too. In short, whilst I like the flavour a lot, I had little interest competing in an
already crowded sector. Instead, I really wanted to attempt a cereal flavour that's seen very little
attention and yet, at least here in the UK (and I suspect around the world) is easily one of the most
favoured adult cereals around: Crunchy Nut Cornflakes!
I did some research and saw very little in the Cornflake vape flavour profile: Frosties yes, but
Honey Nut cornflake? Not so much. It was important to me, as with all Tokenvape flavours, that we capture the essence of the real thing with an authentic taste which Tokenvape has become well known for with Sweet Salt and Tatin Anglaise.
With Crunchy Nut, the main taste is that toasted cornflake flavour, distinct and unique to this
cereal. This simply had to taste of cornflake first, the honey brown sugar sweetness second, with
extra layers of a light peanut and a cooling milk later.
Mick spent a long time perfecting a true cornflake savouriness which I feel has a great toasted
flake flavour. The honey sugar has a genuinely authentic honey-like taste without outstaying its
welcome. The light peanut cuts through the sweetness before the vape gives way softly into a
creamy cool milk. Like Sweet Salt, the coolness is a physical taste sensation thanks to a cooling
agent. Coil Nut Flakes was born.
Entirely by coincidence the French e-liquid makers BordO2 had just brought to market a double
pack of cereal vapes, one a Honey Loop and the other a more Froot Loop inspired flavour within a
little cereal box style packet. This was slightly annoying, as I'd had the exact same idea with Coil
Nut Flakes! Let it be known, for the record, the process was in the works long before I'd first heard
or seen BordO2's packaging choice! I loved the idea of a cute cereal box package for these to live
in. I really wanted my customers to experience the packaging and give out something a little
special with every one.
I talked with James over at Growl Creative, who'd previously done some amazing work on my t-
shirts and whom I knew had experience with packaging too. After discovering the small variety
packs of cereals you can buy in supermarkets were actually the perfect size for 30ml e-liquid
bottles we disassembled some and talked about how it should look. Cereal, at least here in the UK
can sometimes have quite a child centric appeal about it, with cartoon graphics, bright colours and
free toys. As a result I really wanted a clear distinction that whilst fun, this was a product for adults
with a firm adult tasting cereal. This is why Coil Nut Flakes looks familiar and playful but doesn't
have cartoon monkeys, spacemen or anything else on it!
We kept the idea of a free gift though (hey, vape bands are cool!) and so I had my contacts make
up some vape bands with the Tokenvape logo on as well as a circular sticker with our branding on.
You'll find both in every box!
Reviews haven't come in at the time of writing, but we are confident that if you like cereal vapes,
we have made something very special here! Coil Nut Flakes should be up on the store before
Christmas! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feed for more news!