FRSTD e-liquid review | A pop-tart bakery trio

The FRSTD e-liquid line from No Match is an ejuice line full of pop-tart inspired flavors. Do they really pop?

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Frosted breakfast pastry minus the calories

I was pretty excited when the FRSTD line of e-liquids hit the office. The thought of vaping a “pop tart” e-juice had me ready!

Produced by No Match e-liquid in California, the FRSTD e-liquid line promises to deliver “your favorite toaster pastry” flavor, from fruit filling, to golden crust, all the way to the icing on top. We got all three flavors: Wild Berry, Strawberry, and Brown Sugar Cinnamon.

This was gonna be a treat, I thought. Who wouldn’t be into all that flavor without the calories?

Besides the three flavors, FRSTD comes in three nicotine strengths: zero, 3, and 6 mg/mL. This info, as well as the VG/PG ratio (60/40) is all clearly marked on the beautifully designed labels, along with their Twitter and Facebook handle. Did I mention that the labels look dope? These are the kind of bottles I would be proud to display. Hell, you could photograph them on a bridge and they’d still look classy.

Setup / gear

I tried the FRSTD line out in a couple of different setups. For the 6 mg Strawberry and Wild Berry e-juices that I got, I’ve vaped them in the the JAC Vapour S-Series 17 vape pen. I got Brown Sugar Cinnamon with zero nicotine so I wanted to try that out in a basic sub ohm kit, for which I’ve been using the S17 with the 0.5-ohm coil as well as the Vaporesso Tarot Mini for variation.

The 60/40 VG/PG ratio means these e-liquids are versatile performers, both suited to the MTL vaper or ex-smoker, as well as the flavor chaser and sub ohming crew.

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Wild Berry

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Wild Berry promises to deliver from the “triple berry filling, golden crust exterior, to the neon blue and purple icing on top”. Just like the real thing huh? While FRSTD’s Wild Berry is certainly smooth and sweet, I would not say that sparks flew. I’m tasting a light sweet note at the beginning and a complexity that has to be bakery. As for neon blue, hmm, I’m not sure about that one. Perhaps taste will deepen with a little steeping. Bear in mind I am vaping Wild Berry with the S17 as an MTL vape. Would I choose this as all day vape? Only time will tell, but that also means it’s not yet on my ADV menu.

Strawberry

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Strawberry filling, crusty outer, even the white icing? That’s pretty much the description for this flavor from the FRSTD range. And while I’m curious, strawberry isn’t always my thing. But let’s give this a go.

The Strawberry is a nice mellow flavor. Mouthwatering strawberries as a first note combine with a smoothness that I don’t experience as straight up fruitiness. I’m left with a pleasant taste that leaves me wanting more. As for an all-day-vape, I’d probably stay with Wild Berry but this ain’t bad at all. At 6 mg nicotine, I’m still getting a throat hit yet it isn’t overpowering. Once again, I’m not so sure about that promised icing though.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon

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FRSTD’s blurb promises a “delectable combination of brown sugar and cinnamon with every puff”. Sounds tempting! As mentioned earlier, I decided to vape this nicotine-free variety in a sub ohm setup and switched down to the 0.5-ohm coil in the S17.

It’s producing some decent clouds, and the flavor is on point. The brown sugar has a caramelized note that is sweet yet subtle. Nothing too overbearing. As for the cinnamon—it’s there, but faintly. Sometimes, cinnamon (when it’s cinnamaldehyde, the fiery concentrate) can be so present that it’s irritating at the back of the throat. Not here!

But if you’re looking for a really pronounced flavor, Brown Sugar Cinnamon might not be for you.

Verdict

All three of the flavors from the FRSTD line offer a bakery vibe that won’t break the bank. While I enjoyed all of them for their mellow flavors, I can’t say that any of them really “popped”. Sub ohming some of these at higher wattages may open up some hidden dimensions, then again, steeping can bring the subtleties of bakery flavors to the fore.

My favorite is Wild Berry.

What you do think? Do you rock a bakery-flavored vape as your all-day? Should frosted breakfast pastries stay in the toaster? Let us know in the comments!

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Meyrick Payne
Meyrick is an in-house content creator and contributor for Vaping360. Originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia, his vaping journey has taken him from Germany to Northern Ireland and Australia and back again. He is convinced that vaping is not only a healthier alternative to smoking, but also a great experience in and of itself. A passionate writer and artist, when he’s not unboxing and reviewing the latest devices, he’s probably collecting vinyl or shooting pics with his Spotmatic F.