We Try the Worst Vape Flavors Known to Man

Hi, clowns!

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve last posted, but my day-to-day life has been focused on being a pizza maker at Paulie Gee’s Logan Square. I’m stunned by how many of you have come to visit and say hi. The support has helped keep my chin up, especially when I’ve been worn out like a little puppy by the end of each night.

Learning how to work on a kitchen line for the first time at the age of 35 has had its challenges. I’m not exactly old (in fact, the only wrinkles I have are on my testicles), but I’m also working with experienced cooks who know their shit. Everyone has been encouraging and think it’s insane I went from food writer to restaurant cook, but, life is short and might as well get some severe burns from a wood-fired oven along the way. Injuries are hilarious.

So anyway, I haven’t incapacitated myself by accident yet. Don’t worry. It’ll probably happen.

Another big part of my life is having a wonderful and beautiful girlfriend, who sadly happens to live very far away. I visited Davida in Las Vegas a few weeks back, and we had a terrific time. But, you know.

I had to do something disgusting too.

Davida Vape Harvey Bee Pepper

Harvey and Mr. Bee were delighted to be reunited with Pepper.

One day a while back, I asked myself a very important question: “Dannis Ree, is it possible to vape ham juice? If it is possible, you should do that. You have already eaten glue sticks. Just die already.” 

Death, I prematurely seek your cold embrace.

For those of you who aren’t hip to the cool kid shit (dad), vaping is basically using a robot cigarette. It works by creating vapor, generally from a mixture of propylene glycol, glycerin, water, and flavoring (sometimes nicotine, if that’s your thing). While propylene glycol and glycerin sound like types of explosive chemicals, they’re actually commonly used in food.

Turns out, however, there are some really putrid vape juice flavors out there. And they’re bad. Real bad.

Davida Vape Pen

This is Davida’s well-used and very-loved vape pen.

It would be our gateway to hell.

Davida Vape All Juices

In case you were thinking I was exaggerating, well, here are the flavors: Jagerbomb, Milk, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Pizza Ria (yes, that’s how they spell it), Roast Beef, and Crab Legs.

Davida was kind enough to buy these for us from High Desert Vapes and ECBlend, though I do not think she was doing us any favors. Blue cheese. Crab legs. Jesus Christ. I think I’m going to pass out. Also, for the purpose of our taste test, these were nicotine-free. I’m already addicted to vulgar jokes about your weirdly lumpy mother, I clearly don’t need any more addictions in my life.

Davida Vape Jager


Dannis: Ever eat a Good and Plenty? Ever inhale a Good and Plenty? Don’t. I used to avoid black licorice when I kid, and now that I’m ancient, it’s growing on me, but vaping it is a different story. This has a powerfully soapy licorice flavor to it. And absolutely no Red Bull flavor. Gross.

Davida: This tastes like a basement.

Davida Vape Milk


Dannis: I sniffed the bottle suspiciously, but didn’t smell much. And when we put the Milk flavor in the vape pen, I mainly tasted licorice from the Jagerbomb, which made it harder to detect anything new. After a while, when the licorice flavor went away, all I tasted was a mild sweet flavor that eventually gave way to a slightly mildewy, old sock taste.

Davida: I ordered this one in tribute to the time that Dennis asked me, in all seriousness, “So do white people just sit around and drink milk all day? That’s something I can see white people doing.” Anyway, I could easily identify the milk flavor, especially in the exhale, but it was mostly reminiscent of warm milk. Needless to say, I gagged.

Davida Vape Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese

Dannis: Blue cheese vape juice is an abomination. It is easily one of the worst things I have experienced in a long time. It tastes like sweaty old socks, slightly tangy, with a touch of unwashed taint and toejam. Do not vape blue cheese flavored vape juice. It is wildly offensive.

Davida: The flavor is spot the fuck on! Would I vape it on the regular? No. Would I put it on a salad? Absolutely.

Davida Vape Bacon


Dannis: It smells like burnt rubber. Ever have artificially bacon-flavored anything? It tastes like cancer. This vape juice tastes like cancer.

Davida: This shit tastes like dog treats. Overwhelming fake bacon flavor. Bad.

Davida Vape Pizza Ria

Pizza Ria

Dannis: I never thought I’d be actually inhaling pizza (I prefer Clamato, personally), but if you want to know the truth, it…it tastes pretty good, in that artificially-pizza-flavored sort of way, like Combos. There’s a strong generic Italian seasoning flavor, mainly oregano. Why did I like this? It is because I am a disgusting person.

Davida: This one manages to capture multiple flavors in a good but slightly fake-tasting way. Makes me hungry.

Davida Vape Roast Beef

Roast Beef

Dannis: I took a little sniff from the bottle. It smelled like chocolate. Roast beef generally does not taste like chocolate, unless you put chocolate on roast beef. But frankly, I didn’t get any flavor aside from a slight sweetness. Really, all I got was a deep sadness.

Davida: Where is the beef?

Davida Vape Crab Legs

Crab Legs

Dannis: Next to the blue cheese vape juice, this was the other one I was really scared of. Would it taste like rotten seafood? Would it taste like sewer water? Sadly, it only tasted like black pepper. That’s all I could taste. Crab legs are not black pepper. I felt a deep rage within all of my holes.

Davida: This one did not deliver. I maybe got a hint of butter, but damn, that’s it.

Davida Vape All Done

If Harvey, Mr. Bee, and Pepper weren’t already worried about me careening towards the void, well. 

They bore witness to something extremely gross. Can blue cheese vape juice give someone PTSD?

Davida Vape Dannis

I’ve never really been a smoker of anything.

Vaping was surprisingly difficult for me. Davida watched me choke and cough the whole time we were taste-testing these vulgar flavors. I’m a big baby.

Davida Vape Davida

Davida, on the other hand, is a pro.

I know, vaping is silly, but I’ve never had any problem with it. It’s definitely different than smoking cigarettes, that’s for sure. But you know, doctors used to endorse smoking cigarettes, which is kind of like Paula Deen shilling diabetes medicine to people after teaching them how to make deep-fried butter. So, basically what I’m saying is that life is garbage and nothing makes sense.

Thank you, Davida, for funding this descent into inhalable madness.

In any case — sorry it’s been so long. It’s been a busy month of me getting my ass kicked in a kitchen. But don’t worry. I’m still alive. I think.


  29 comments for “We Try the Worst Vape Flavors Known to Man

  1. Adam Habig
    August 16, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Please come back. i still love you. Was is something I said?

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM

      It was actually something your mother said.

  2. George
    August 16, 2016 at 4:32 PM


    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:10 PM


  3. Jessica
    August 16, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    My mother has been a mess Dannis. That’s how she normally is and I know you miss that. Please come back.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:11 PM

      I love her mess. Maybe not her. We try to keep love out of our relationship because it makes the orgies a lot more difficult.

  4. Neurozach
    August 17, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Just taking a break from my heavy milk-drinking schedule to let you know that good luck, we’re all counting on you, and thank the little baby Jebus you’re back to doing what you were put on this earth to do! Also, congrats on not baking all of yourself in that oven.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:12 PM

      It’ll be the last post: Wood-fire Roasted Oven Dannis

  5. Sam McCartney
    August 17, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Love you, Dannis. Keep it up. (“It” is open to interpretation)

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:12 PM

      I hope you are talking about my peepee, but it’s about to fall off after this rubber band trick I’m up to.

  6. Korbl
    August 17, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    I find it hilarious that you have a more nuanced and accurate view of vaping than anti-smoking orgs.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:13 PM

      Vaping is the new avocado toast.

  7. Jared Wong
    August 20, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    I’ve just come up with another way to use those Vape liquids to good use, Dannis: Boil the flavours to a reduction, and simmer the disgusting, eldritch result on a low flame. Then take some normal food and let it cook in the steam. I call it… Vape-steeping.

    • Dennis Lee
      August 24, 2016 at 12:15 PM


  8. Rob
    September 2, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    I vape RY4, which is meant to taste like cigarettes. This is because I smoked two packs of Marlboros every day for 17 years before some kind Frankenstein doctor invented vaping.

    That said, I would smoke the fuck out of blue cheese if the Surgeon General promised it had nicotine and wouldn’t give me cancer.

    Call yourself Surgeon General and make me empty promises, Dennis.

    • Dennis Lee
      September 14, 2016 at 1:56 PM

      Surgeon Danneral. I am a very good doctor. I mainly practice in back alleys and my expertise is in butt stuff.

    • JMinSanDiegoCA
      September 20, 2019 at 6:35 PM

      The vape oil will eventually coat your lungs, like the coating of oil fish sticks leave on your cookie sheet. That stuff’s never coming off either place. Today’s news has a story about a 19-year-old who’s a respiratory cripple from vaping nearly everything he could find to try.

      Nobody knows which particular purchase(s) did him the most harm, but every one of them contributed to the damage from the oil used. Docs put him on 100% O2 and told him to try coughing a lot. Big help, eh? (100% O2 carries certain of its own risks, too.)

      I quit smoking in the ’80s after 20 years of Camels. Glad I survived.

  9. Beligratis
    October 28, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    I’ve just found this culinary gem, and it can’t be a coincidence that I live in Palatine (near Arlington Heights)- It’s destiny

    • Dennis Lee
      November 6, 2016 at 3:49 PM

      It truly is. Hello, neighbor!

  10. Steve
    November 4, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    The nut gallery demands new articles!

    Dannis you are our only hope.

    • Dennis Lee
      November 6, 2016 at 3:50 PM

      I know, I’m the worst. I actually died. I’m in heaven. Heaven sucks.

  11. TheExBandGeek
    November 26, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Dannis where are you?? Haven’t heard from you or my mother in months…

  12. Kristina
    December 10, 2016 at 11:53 AM

    Omg! I JUST stumbled across your blog after searching nutritional value of 7-11 food – I gained 10lbs eating those $2 combos of big bites and big gulps Anyways… I LOVE your writing and you make me laugh, please tell me I didn’t find you too late

  13. Roy
    April 14, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    Where are you ? 🙁

  14. Bob Mclifton
    May 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    You sir did not try Beef Supreme. Suppose to taste like a Taco Bell burrito but tastes like you threw up said burrito.

  15. Lac
    July 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    I got here searching “fart food”. Just FYI.

  16. lynn haines
    February 12, 2018 at 4:08 AM

    Trying to find a brussel sprout ejuice

  17. July 26, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    That was pretty funny, thanks for taking one for the team. I think I’ll stick to inhalants that contain a worthwhile substance though.

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