Pain in a bottle! This is an insanely hot (the concentrate measures approx. 500,000 SHU on the Scoville Heat Scale – that’s 1-200x hotter than tabasco sauce!) juice condiment, made using Naga jolokia chillis – officially the hottest in the world – and designed for spicing up other juices. If a single drop is too hot for you, dilute it to 1-10% with PG, VG or PEG-400 to make a stock solution, and use that. Unless you’re the kind of person who thinks a good night out isn’t complete without being “maced” with police pepper spray at some point in the evening, you really do not want to even contemplate mixing this up the same strength as a normal flavoured juice – you have been warned!From the comments I’ve read about it, the product is flavorless and just adds heat, and a lot of it! The flavoring is a tad on the expensive side at $7.99, but it does come in a 10ml bottle which should last until the next ice age (and then you could use it to thaw things out!). TW has frequent running discounts, so I ordered a bottle at 35% off.
|Nary a wailing soul noreven a picture of a skull|
Excited to experience this juice with a solid throat feel, I dripped some into a 510 atomizer and took a tentative vape. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, this stuff adds throat hit. And pain, lots of pain. After the initial coughing jag wore off, I decided that not only was the throat hit way too strong, but the additive also did introduce a spicy mouth feel that overpowered the flavor of the juice.
Next, I added an additional 5ml of the base juice to halve the strength of the hit. The effect was lessened, but still far too intense for a normal human being. In a final ditch effort, I dumped the test mix back into the original VaporRenu 30ml bottle which resulted in roughly 20ml to 1 drop of Diablo Loco.
At this ratio, I no longer felt like I was going to die from vaping. But, that little bit of spice was still present and detrimental to the overall flavor. The throat hit was reduced to a more manageable feeling of smoking about 4 unfiltered Lucky Strikes at the same time.
At this point, I ran out of donor juice to experiment with. I might revisit that and toss in 5ml of vegetable glycerin to the mix to see if that helps.
I started to dabble in DIY juice making, so as a result I have a few attempts that could benefit from some added TH. This time I have a battle plan: mix 1 drop of Diablo Loco with 5ml PG or VG then add that mixture one drop at a time to 5ml of juice until I have everything where I want it. Some of the more observent readers may point out that’s sort of what the directions say in the first place :)
Diablo Loco definitely brings TH to the party, I’m just not sure if I’ll be able to get rid of the mouth spice which has the tendency to overpower delicate juice flavors. More experimentation is in order for sure. If anything, I have a decent war story under my belt to share.
It’s also worth noting that Totally Wicked also carries a flavoring called Diablo Poco which packs about 1/10 the SHU rating, which may make it a good choice for people more sensible than myself.