In the last year everyone has been going bonkers over the taste of disposables, and rightly so. They’ve kicked shoddy kits out the water and has pushed vape manufacturers to finally zero in on their focus for what really matters to the customer. Taste, ease of use & ultimately the ability to help people kick their smoking habits. Disposables have caused somewhat of a backlash during this period, and although I hate how they are single use – it has helped countless people across the UK quit smoking for good. If you needed any more inspiration to give a refillable kit and nic salts a go, 1 disposable will contain 2ml of E-liquid, where a bottle of nic salt will contain 10ml. You can have a look at the cost savings breakdown we have provided below. The same question always pops up, “How can I get the same flavour of disposables by using a refillable kit?” or “Which Nic salts taste as good as my Elf Bar?” – luckily for you, the team at vape.co.uk have the solution for you. The Nic salts in a disposable always seem to hit a little bit differently. Whether it’s the strong flavour, or a slight icy hit on the exhale. Disposable vape flavours are hard to replicate, but it can be done. For reference, we aren’t just recommending any old Nic Salts, we have tried, tested and reviewed all the selections within our top 4. “How can I get the same flavour as disposables?” we hear you ask, not to worry we have the solution. Best Nic Salts to try after disposables: 20mg ELFLIQ By Elf Bar 10ml Nic Salt (50VG/50PG) 20mg Bar Juice 5000 10ml Nic Salts (50VG/50PG) 20mg Bar Salts by Feast Treats 20mg Bar Series 10ml Nic Salt 20mg Ultimate Bar Salts 10ml Nic Salts (50VG/50PG) 20mg Hiit Bar Shots 10ml Nic Salts (50VG/50PG) As a disclaimer, you can’t just chuck these liquid in any old dusty kit. You need something small (Pod kits are usually great), mesh coiled, and low to medium power. If you would like to check out the kits we’d recommend to use these E-liquids in, you can check out our blog here. Some quick examples of the best kits on the market for flavour right now: OXVA Xlim SE Pod 25W Kit Aspire Flexus Q Pod Kit Smok Solus 2 Pod Kit Uwell Caliburn G2 Pod Kit 20mg Elf Liq Nic Salt by Elf Bar It’s difficult not to give Elf Bar the top spot in this situation; however they are the only ones who actually have recipe of their own nic salts. It’s not worth disregarding the other 5 in our selection list though. Although they’re good, they have quite limited flavours. I’m sure more will be released soon but other brands who have been producing these nic salts for a while have a more extension range of flavours, and maybe some you haven’t yet heard of. 20mg Bar Juice 5000 At at a very close second, bar juice have smashed these nic salts out the park. Insanely accurate and arguably the first to do it. Ali (el hefe over at Bar Juice) and his team have thought about every process. From packaging to flavours, even the boxes look like disposables. The flavour produced from these nic salts is absolutely fantastic. The best part? They’re not coil killers – these nic salts have been tried, tested and then released to the market. A truly well thought out process which is why they’ve come in at a very close second place. 20mg Bar Salts by Feast Treats Feast Treats have nabbed a top 3 spot with their fantastic Bar Salts range, and if you try them you’ll know why. They are extremely accurate when comparing them to the likes of the ELF Bar flavours, if you’re tired of spending £4 every day on disposables, one of these 10ml bottles should easily last you 3/4 days. All flavours have a suitably delicious icy finish which makes them extremely pleasant to vape. Some personal favourites for flavours include: Kiwi Passionfruit Guava Watermelon Ice Grape Ice Blue Sour Razz Ice You can also find these in 10mg here. 20mg Bar Series 10ml Nic Salt Another strong contender within the battle of best tasting disposable style E-liquids. The objective of these nic salts isn’t hidden anywhere. With a photo of a disposable on the front, you know exactly what you’re in for. It was a tough decision between these Bar Series and the Bar Salts by feast treats for first place. The Bar Series nic salts came in at a very close second; but they are of extremely good quality. They are also the most cost effective solution aswell, at only £2.29 it is an absolute bargaaaaaaain (you’re welcome). Bar series have also taken an inclusive attitude and released a 10mg range. Some favourites within this range: Grape (exactly like the elf bar – no ice) Watermelon ice Mango ice 20mg Ultimate Bar Salts Ultimate Salts have listened to what the people want, and boy have they delivered. 12 classic disposable flavours provides enough of a choice for any vaper to find their ideal flavour.The flavour produced from Ultimate Bar Salts are strong, but in no way overbearing or “too much”. A special mention to flavours you don’t really see too often, Cherry Cola Chill & Menthol Breeze. Obviously you see these flavours amongst disposables, but they can sometimes be overlooked when brands are releasing new e-liquid ranges – but these flavours are definitely not something to be forgotten about. 20mg Hiit Bar Shots Hiit have thrown their hat in the ring with the new release of their 20mg Nic Salts; inspired on their best selling flavours from their own disposables. They have also found inspiration (like all the companies in this selection) from the likes of GeekBar & Elf Bar. Hiit seem to have placed their focus on the icy exhale; which has been executed to absolute perfection. At a very fair retail price of £3.60 i’d say all of these flavours are well worth it. What are the benefits of using Nic Salts & a refillable vape kit instead of Disposables? How much does vaping disposables cost? As a vaper of disposables you probably fall in to one of these 2 categories: A disposable a day A disposable every other day Let’s breakdown how much this is costing you compared to using a refillable kit a week. 1- A disposable a day would cost you on average £4-7 a day depending on if you buy them from a fantastic priced store like us (shameless self promo, fire me) or you purchase them at your local vape shop. But lets say you manage to grab a 5 for £20 multibuy and are therefore spending £4 a day, which is £28 per week is then £112 a month. Although this is still waaay cheaper than smoking (on a side note, the average price of cigarettes is now £12.60!!!) you could be getting your vaping fix for much cheaper. 2 – So lets say you finish a Disposable vape kit every other day, this will cost you £16 a week or £64 a month! Read on to see how much money you could save from buying a refillable kit. How much does vaping a refillable vape kit cost? To purchase a small pod kit (like we have listed above) – you’re looking at between £12.99 and £23.99. Although these kits are small, they all come with a 3 month warranty and are perfect for strong flavour production. After you have purchased the kit, you will also have to purchase the following on an ongoing basis: Coils/Pods – 2/3 coils should easily last you a month (in some cases like the OXVA Xlim, 1 pod would last the whole month) – An average cost of £9.00 per month Nic Salt E-liquid – 50ml of E-liquid should cover you for a month, on an average of £4 per bottle you’d be looking at £20 a month on nic salts So as a total, you’d have an ongoing cost of £30 a month instead of a whopping £112! Will any nic salt / e-liquid provide good flavour? Disposables provide a very particular style of flavour, and unfortunately most brands of nic salt won’t provide you with that same intensity of flavour you have become used to. This is why it’s important to choose e-liquids that have been designed specifically to taste like disposable vapes. It’s not to say you won’t enjoy other brands such as SQZD, Ninja Fruit and Dinner lady (to name a few) – but it may be that the flavour isn’t what you’re used to and therefore may disappointing. Conclusion We have tried and tested these nic salts in a range of different small pod kits and starter kits. For optimum performance and flavour production of these nic salts, we would recommend using the OXVA Xlim SE V2. If we had written this blog 6 months ago, it would’ve been difficult to fairly recommend an e-liquid that would’ve provided you with a disposable like flavour. However, it’s all changed as brands across the country chase down the Elf Bar / Geek Bar hype. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Need help with anything vape related or have a question about our products? Click the button in the bottom corner to chat with one of our UK-based vape experts and get real-time advice from our team. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Disclaimer: Look, we know what you’re thinking. How can a retailer publish a review and expect us to take it as gospel? The truth is we don’t expect you to. We’re here to help you make better, more informed decisions to help you quit smoking. To accomplish this we pledge to offer you absolute honesty in all products we review and content we publish. Keep your eyes peeled for more reviews and blogs coming soon! No brands have sponsored this post and were not involved with any of the opinions formed.