Leave space for dessert!
For me, the name Dinner Lady conjures up images of stuffy English boarding schools and hot lunches. But maybe it’s time for a rethink. Dinner Lady is an e-liquid line straight out of Lancashire in northern England, and their origins show.
The range comes in 4 flavors – Cornflake Tart, Lemon Tart, Rice Pudding with Jam, and Strawberry Custard. All flavors come in a standard 30/70 PG/VG blend. They are available in zero nic, 3mg/mL, and 6mg/mL. The flavors remind me of those classic desserts from yesteryear that only grandma knows how to make. Dinner Lady plays with this image in their glossy, stand-out packaging. Let’s see how these decidedly old-school British flavors vape!
I’m using the Geekvape Tsunami on top of the Reuleaux RX200S at around 70W, with a 24-gauge 7-wrap kanthal build at about 0.3Ω
We received the Dinner Lady range from Dinner Lady for this review. Your take on these flavors may differ. Opinion is subjective after all. Vive la difference!
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They say: Cornflake and syrup tart with a punchy layer of strawberry jam running through.
We say: Cornflake Tart is sweet, but not sugary sweet. The first note I get is some sort of cereal. People say the room smells like popcorn! (It’s probably the taste of acetyl pyrazine.) For me, it does taste like cornflakes coated in syrup. I really like the fact that it’s a medium sweetness. Can’t say I taste the strawberry jam though.
They say: Sharp lemon curd topped with gooey meringue, all cradled by a thin pastry crust.
We say: Oooh! First taste is lemon curd all the way. I taste bakery and pastry notes in the middle. It’s hard to tell if the tanginess comes only from the lemon or if the meringue is in the mix. The citrus zest is not too sharp and comes out creamy. All in all, a really well-balanced flavor.
Rice Pudding with Jam
They say: Velvety, sweet, creamy rice pudding, with a tasty dollop of raspberry jam stirred through.
We say: This is straight up milky, sticky rice. You can practically taste the consistency in the first note. It is moderately sweet, although once again I don’t taste the jam that strongly. This basically hits rice pudding out of the park. And I’m not even a fan of rice pudding.
They say: Natural strawberry is balanced against sweet, creamy custard and butter-caramel.
We say: Starts off as a mild strawberry note, not overpowering. It is creamy, but the custard isn’t strong. It comes close to Vape Craft’s OMG So Good but here the strawberry has the edge. I would add it’s a very natural strawberry. No artificial sweeteners here. It wasn’t bad, but it was my least “wow” of the bunch. I’m not really a Mother’s Milk kind of guy though.
Damn, Dinner Lady. All of these flavors were absolutely delicious, and there’s very little bad I can say about them. What I really like about the range is that they’re subtle and taste like the real thing. I’d add that I usually pass on retro desserts. So it’s true, vaping really can expand your palette.
Aside from dripping them, all four flavors would work perfectly well in sub ohm tanks, or with a Nautilus X for example. I tried the zero nic varieties for this review. However, I’ve also tried Cornflake Tart and Lemon Tart in 3mg/mL, and I have to say I found the nicotine a bit peppery. That worked ok for me with Cornflake, but it had a weird effect on Lemon Tart.
In conclusion, if you like dessert flavors that aren’t overly sweet, then I can’t recommend Dinner Lady highly enough. My personal favorites are Cornflake Tart and Rice Pudding, but I’d use all of them without hesitation. Go out and #treatyoself!