eLiquid Review: Helix by Coil Culture

eLiquid Review: Helix by Coil Culture

I’m always on the lookout for brands to try and came across these guys while looking around a few Aussie vape sites.

Spearheaded by Cloud Revolution, Coil Culture is an Australian based e-liquid company creating unique twists on old favorite flavors. Based in Melbourne, Coil Culture uses the best ingredients in the industry for your vaping pleasure.

Today I’ll be reviewing “Helix”!

This e-liquid was not supplied by the vendor, it is store bought.

From the website:

A bowl of honeydew and tropical fruits covered in creamy, fresh yogurt.

The Review:

I initially picked this one up, as I was in the mindset of trying something a little different, and is it ever!

“Helix” is a tropical yoghurt similar to the yoplait’s we all ate as kids, with its unique sweet mix of tropical fruits such as mandarin, and pineapple honeydew and guava and it’s creamy yoghurt providing a slightly sour contrast to the fruits.

I’m going to be completely honest here, tropical yoghurt really wasn’t my thing, I was more of a strawberry yoghurt kid. The texture and contrast between the sweet yet tart fruits, and the sour yet creamy yoghurt really didn’t do it for me. Unfortunately, nothing has changed, even in vape form.

Having said all of that, of course I have still given this a good crack, in fact, I have been vaping it for the last 3 days.

The scent of this is a spot on replica of the real thing, right down to the light honeydew appearing through the other fruits, you can almost imagine the chunky fruits floating around the sea of yoghurt.

The mandarin, and pineapple work well together, however I am finding that the pineapple is a little astringent and isn’t as friendly as I’d like it to be. The mandarin carries the sweet notes though, and makes up for the pineapple somewhat.

I really do not get any honeydew here, it is there when I smell the juice, but not when I vape it.

I can only guess that the slightly astringent pineapple may be overpowering it.

The yoghurt is almost there, it’s quite a good attempt as I instantly think yoghurt, but more of a Greek yoghurt than the type that I am used to.

On the inhale it is mainly the fruits that stand out, a light sweetness, followed by the sour and tart note.

The exhale sees the yoghurt shine through the fruits, and provide that signature tang to the mix. It also carries with it some body, that thickens up the mix to get that full mouth vibe.

As the exhale continues, a strong sweetness appears that flows right through to the end of the exhale. It is a lot of sugary sweetness, a lot, I guess it was needed to counter the tangy yoghurt.

Unfortunately with that sweetness, also comes coil clogging, and boy does this one kill coils and wicks! Over 3 days, I’ve rewicked and dry burned my coils at least 4 times.

All in all, a good effort, whilst this one didn’t really gel with me, I’m sure there are plenty of you that will love it.

Revisited:

Ive revisited this one, as I feel that it deserves another crack. Something felt wrong about the review when I put it up. Seems that I got the fruits in my original review totally wrong, after speaking with the vendor.
Rather than Pineapple, Mandarin, Honeydew and Yoghurt, this actually has Honeydew, Guava, and Yoghurt.

How I got that so far off I really don’t know, my apologies. Here are my thoughts after a complete coil change, wick change and clean up.

I quite like this now. The flavours work really well together. I’m noticing the guava a little more now however, it as well as the honeydew are not really that decipherable as their individual fruits.

The flavour that comes through is an amalgamation of the two, the dryness and tartness of the honeydew, and the sweet yet earthy notes of the guava that creates the unique tropical nuance.

The yoghurt while sour to the nose is quite nice now too, it’s thick and full bodied.

Unfortunately, while I like this blend now, over time today it has still developed an off taste to it on the high end. It’s hard to describe, but a little musty. I can only guess that it is the guava, where I thought it was astringent pineapple in my earlier review. The slightly strange note is not enough to put me off however and as a whole this is still a really nice flavour.

One thing that hasn’t really changed is the sugary sweetness at the end. While it’s a welcome addition to counter the light sour yoghurt notes, there is a tonne of it. It hasn’t gunked my coils yet, but I can only assume that it will soon enough.

I’ve revised my rating a little to reflect my new findings.

Where to Buy:

You can pick up “Helix” as well as the other Coil Culture eliquids directly from the Cloud Revolution website (https://cloud-revolution.com/collections/coil-culture), or from one of their stockists.

Colour:

Clear

Scent:

Tropical Yoghurt

Coil damage:

This will totally gunk your coils and kill your wicks. It has a tonne of sweetener.

PG/VG Ratio:

70% VG

Texture:

Full bodied, milky yoghurt.

Steeping:

A steep may be a good idea with this one to help the flavours merge.

Presentation:

Great presentation, I picked up a RTV 50ml bottle. The bottles is a clear squeeze bottle with needle top and black child-proof cap.
The label is of simple design with the logo, colour coded and of minimalist design, with all the details you’ll need.

Test rigs:

Hadaly RDA with single SS coil @ 0.3 ohms on a bottom feed mod.
Kennedy RDA with dual SS coil @ 0.4 ohms on a regulated mod running 50-80 watts.

 

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Shane Presser has been vaping since 2013, and has extensive experience with advanced equipment, coil builds and DIY mixing. He is the man behind VapersGarage, and also more recently the Vape Database (www.thevapedb.com), a resource to help vapers find hardware and equipment based on their individual needs.

Rating overview

  • Flavour Accuracy
  • Coil Friendly
  • Vape Quality
  • Personal rating
Total score
Average 3.4
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