Checkmate E-liquid Review
Description A beautiful blend of fruits and cream with a hint of menthol … our personal favorite!
Ratio 80 VG / 20 PG
Ingredients Natural & Art Flavoring, USP Propylene Glycol, USP Vegetable Glycerine, and USP Nic Select Nicotine
Pre Steeped There was a note on my package that the bottles I got were already pre-steeped for two weeks or longer. It’s also stated on the package label.
This e-juice flavor is manufactured by Humble Juice Co. It is a part of the Hustle Eliquid products. This line has six flavors in it. Out of the six, the Checkmate is in my top three. This vaping company is an American company privately creating their products in Los Angeles, California. They are recognized as one of the leading vaping businesses that produces stellar e-liquids. Rating from 1-10 with the ten being the highest, I’d give Humble Juice an eleven. They have just outdone themselves. Based on their website, they aim to produce quality products at realistic pricing. Yes, they do, but it doesn’t stop there. They provide excellent after sales services and huge discounts considering they already offer free shipping. I have only good words to say to Checkmate’s manufacturing company. Their exemplary service says so much about their products. And yes, it really does reflect on their e-juices.
For only $4.99 I bought myself a bottle of Checkmate. The only regret I have was not purchasing two when I had the chance. Based on their website, a bottle of Hustle Checkmate costs $15.99.
Packaging and Design
Based on the name of this e-juice, I was expectation a tiled or chess packaging but sadly didn’t get that. The Checkmate is bottled in 60 ml sizes only. It has a white cap that comes with a glue tip cover for easy refilling. The cap is also child-resistant. The bottle is transparent, and you can see the consistency and hue of the e-liquid. As for Checkmate, it runs a bit watery, and the color has a yellowish tint. The packaging label includes Hustle logo as the name of the collection as well as the name of the flavor. The warning label is also printed on the sticker.
Flavor and Taste
Venturing out to this type of flavor was a gamble for me. I’m not so much sold on the cream and menthol combo but somehow the Checkmate made it work. This e-juice is surprisingly good. It is not overly sweet, and the menthol does overpower the other flavors. Instead, the menthol is very subtle and adding it made the taste of the e-liquid complete. What I like is how the taste pulls off perfectly with each other. The berry notes blended well with the creamy texture. There is indeed an explosion of good and smooth taste in my gustatory senses.
For now, I am sticking to 3 mg in my pursuit of quitting nicotine. So far, this nicotine level works well with the Checkmate. I still end up with a mild throat hit without drying my throat or therisk of getting less punch. The TH has the right intensity; just the way I like.
One thing I like about Checkmate is how good it is to my builds. It does not burn cotton quickly unlike other juices. It also does not gunk up my coils easily considering it is a high VG liquid. While I’m at it, this is a winner when cloud chasing. It can whip big clouds of air that linger. Additionally, this is an aromatic blend. I love how it smells so nice. It has notes of berries with cool undertones. It smells very refreshing. For those with a sensitive sense of smell, I recommend to let this breathe for an additional week right when you open the bottle as you might find the odor a bit stiff at first.
I recommend this flavor for those vapers who are into fruity and menthol flavor profiles. You will enjoy its subtle cooling effect on the exhale while having a taste of cream and berries on the way in. Humble Juice’s Checkmate is a winner from every angle.