Mechanically Engineered For Your Pleasure
Influx E-Juice was started by e-liquid mastermind Jason “JJ” Joves, a gentleman with experience in the culinary and auto-mechanic businesses. He combined his expertise to start a line of e-liquids that’s “mechanically engineered.” In a short time, Influx E-Juice has become a very popular brand in the Southern California region and JJ is eyeing international expansion. In the interview above, JJ talks about his background, how he started the company, his current flavor lineup, and what’s next.
Influx E-Juice Flavors
JJ told me about three flavors in the Influx E-Juice lineup. The first is Maeberry, which is his personal all-day vape. Maeberry is a blend of lychee and strawberry that’s flavorful without being in your face.
Another Influx fruit medley is Manila Thrilla. This delicious melange of mango and peach comes with a description inspired by the Anchorman movie. According to the official text, Manila Thrilla is made with real Filipino blood, so you know it’s good. I’ve actually seen people at vape shows ask JJ if this flavor is actually made with Filipino blood…and it took a Herculean effort not to smack them.
JJ is a huge fan of the Cactus Cooler soda. His Elbow Grease flavor tastes just like the beverage, sans carbonation. If you’ve ever tried Cactus Cooler then you’ll find that Elbow Grease is a spot-on approximation of the drink. Personally, I’m not big on the soda, but was impressed by the e-liquid’s accuracy.
Thai Are Monks
Closing out the interview, JJ told me about his next flavor. He wouldn’t say too much on camera, other than that it’s tea-based. I’ve tried the mystery e-liquid and am confident that it’ll be my favorite Influx E-Juice flavor to date. I’m a big fan of Manila Thrilla and Maeberry (I vape them at least weekly), but the next Influx flavor is going to be even better (for my tastebuds, anyway).
Sadly, JJ wouldn’t go for any of my naming suggestions. I really want him to call the new e-liquid “Pelt Erector” as an homage to Iggy Azalea. JJ and I are both fans of her hit song “Thai Are Monks“, but only one of us thinks it’s a good idea for the track to inspire a flavor name. Hmph.