Elf Bar is changing the brand name on its products sold in the United States to EBDESIGN after a federal judge ordered the company to stop using the ELFBAR name until a trademark dispute is decided.
EBDESIGN-branded products will arrive in the U.S. soon after March 10. Product model numbers will remain the same, as will the appearance of the devices. Model numbers will be more prominent on the devices and packaging, and the brand name will be smaller.
Beware of ELFBAR-branded products still being sold in stores. They could be fake (or counterfeit) Elf Bars.
What is an Elf Bar?
Elf Bar is a very popular vape brand, renowned for their disposable vapes. In particular, the BC5000 series of disposables. Although Elf Bar as a brand makes dozens of different disposables all with their own particular menu of Elf Bar flavors, the BC5000 series has garnered the most praise.
In that regard, a lot of times when you hear the term “Elf Bar,” someone is speaking specifically about the BC series as opposed to the Elf Bar CR series. And even within that BC series, it’s most likely the BC5000 instead of the BC5000 Ultra, unless specified.
The BC5000 from Elf Bar is a disposable vape with USB-C recharging. It houses a 650 mAh battery and features a tight and flavorful MTL draw. There is a deep menu of flavors, so we’ve compiled a list based on retail sales and what we found to be best to our own tastes.
Best Elf Bar flavors according to sales
With the help of our affiliate retail partners, sales data on the best-selling Elf Bar flavors was shared with us. These partners represent the most prominent and well-stocked retailers in the vape industry.
Elf Bar BC5000 Watermelon Ice
Watermelon ice from Elf Bar is an intoxicating flavor of a bright and juicy watermelon, capped off with an ice-cold finish. The aroma jumps out of the disposable before you vape, gearing you up for the sweet and bright melon flavor to come. Although a simple blend, it’s one of the most flavorful produced in this extensive line.
Elf Bar BC5000 Blue Razz Ice
Blue Razz Ice is a great rendition of one of the most common flavors in disposables. The taste is obviously blue raspberry with a cold exhale, but the clarity and quality of the experience with Elf Bar’s Blue Razz Ice revives some new life into an otherwise overdone flavor. A standout among many other brands’ versions.
Elf Bar BC5000 Strawberry Kiwi
Strawberry Kiwi is a well-balanced mix of sweet and tangy. The strawberry adds sweetness and the tangy zip comes from the kiwi. Although a blend, the taste of strawberry kiwi melds together seamlessly into a singular flavor that’s neither too much strawberry nor kiwi. There’s only a mild cooling sensation on this flavor.
Elf Bar BC5000 Strawberry Mango
Strawberry Mango is a beautiful flavor of a dominant ripe mango with added flare from the wild sweetness of strawberry. The overall taste is sweet and succulent with minimal cooling notes which liven up an already-good flavor to excellence. This is a natural-tasting flavor without the candy-like artificial sweetness of many of its competitors.
Elf Bar BC5000 Watermelon Bubblegum
Watermelon bubblegum is precisely the taste of this disposable. While there’s nothing to chew on, the spectacular watermelon flavor used in other Elf Bar disposables is combined with the familiar sweetness of bubble gum. Imagine chewing a Bazooka Joe while sipping a watermelon smoothie. This is a flavor for those with a sweet tooth.
Elf Bar BC5000 Strazz
Strazz is a classic mixture of strawberry and raspberry with a mild hit of cool freshness. The strawberry cuts the raspberry’s tartness, while the natural-tasting strawberry’s sweetness is mellowed. It’s a balanced flavor that vapes like chilled berries transformed into warm vapor. Sweet and tart fans will enjoy this one.
Best Elf Bar flavors according to our team
Elf Bar sells lots of flavors! Because we’re in a unique position to be able to try flavors without always having to pay, we have nothing to risk when trying a new flavor. Because of that, our favorites may not line up with best sellers.
Elf Bar BC5000 Strawberry Pina Colada
Slightly similar to the pineapple coconut ice flavor that’s further down this list, but incredibly good on its own. It’s a blend that has strawberry as the dominant flavor with the other elements making it more into a smoothie cocktail.
Elf Bar BC5000 Peach Mango
Succulent, juicy, sweet, and refreshing. A perfect blend of fruity flavors with enough cooling sensation to amplify the flavors without turning into ice. Really good.
Elf Bar BC5000 Watermelon Cantaloupe Honeydew
Sweet, tangy, and a little tart. Minimal cooling. This is a well-balanced melon juice with loads of flavor. It’s hard to pick out the individual melons, but it’s fun trying.
Elf Bar BC5000 Pineapple Coconut Ice
An incredible tropical cocktail flavor that keeps you coming back for more. The pineapple and coconut work harmoniously. May climb to the top of my list sooner than later. Heavy cooling sensation.
Elf Bar BC5000 Strawberry Cream
A sweet and juicy strawberry with a velvety smoothness of cream. It’s more natural tasting than other strawberry milk flavors that are typically on the market. Light cooling and more on the strawberry side.
Are Elf Bar flavors different between models?
Yes, Elf Bar flavors are different between models—although you may find some repeats.
For example, the flavor menu is different for the BC5000 and the CR5000 though you can find a blue razz in most of their models. On the other hand, the Elf Bar banana milk flavor is only in the T600 and the Elf Bar 2500/3600. If you want cranberry soda, you’ll need the Lost Mary OS5000 by Elf Bar.
Another thing to consider is that the different models perform differently from each other, and even within a certain line. Like, the BC line vapes differently than the CR series, but even within the BC series you’re going to have differences. The BC5000 Ultra will perform differently than the BC5000, and they also have slightly different menus. With that in mind, the same blue razz flavor may actually taste different since it will most definitely vape differently between models.
Each Elf Bar is unique with different form factors, atomization systems, airflow, and battery configurations. Depending on the device in question, sometimes flavors just don’t carry their appeal across systems and their various power and airflow tunings. The same liquid in one device may not shine the same as in another, even if both are made by the same manufacturer.
Lastly, some flavors end up being discontinued. With a product line as extensive as Elf Bar, it would be impossible to keep up with producing large quantities of a flavor that no one is buying. This also might explain why blue razz ice is a flavor in most of their models. It sells well, so it’s likely to stay available no matter what they make.
Where can I buy these Elf Bar flavors?
You can find a wide variety of Elf Bar flavors in various retail locations from c-stores to gas stations and of course smoke and vape shops. However, stock of a particular flavor will depend on the locale and the old adage of supply and demand. If you’re in a location where vapers prefer candy flavors, it might not be fruitful to drive around looking for the tobacco flavor.
Of course, the internet is always going to be your best option for a wide variety of choices. You can search for a specific flavor with the name “elf bar” and see what you can find online. However, if you can’t find it online actually being sold by a reputable site, it’s pretty safe to assume that you’re not going to find it at any physical shop near you.
Can I get Elf Bars outside the United States?
Yes. As to what Elf Bar devices and flavors you can get, it depends unfortunately on the laws of your land. If you live in an area under TPD compliance, you’re not going to have access to the 50 mg/mL devices housing large quantities of e-liquid. Conversely, there are Elf Bar devices only intended for locations under heavy restrictions, and those are not going to be readily available in the States.
How to recharge an Elf Bar
Recharging an Elf Bar is as simple as recharging any small electronic device with a USB-C charge port. Plug in the USB-C cable to the Elf Bar and the USB plug into a power source appropriate for charging other small electronics.
That said, you may not own a USB-C charge cord if you don’t have a bunch of other new electronics—and Elf Bar doesn’t provide you with the charge cord in their kits. Fret not; you can find one at your nearest gas station or even a corner drug store. Make sure to get a USB-C and not a micro-USB cable.
When your Elf Bar stops making vapor, or the hit starts to feel weak, you will need to recharge the battery. Another way to tell that the battery needs recharging is by checking the indicator light on the bottom of the device. The light will blink when the battery is depleted, though it is sometimes hard to see since it’s on the bottom of the device.
When charging an Elf Bar, the battery light will either turn off or stay solid once the device is done charging. It will take approximately 30-60 minutes to charge your Elf Bar, depending on the size of its battery. The Elf Bars with the highest mAh will take the longest, while those with something like 300 mAh will take the least amount of time.
How do I dispose of my Elf Bars?
Throw away your Elf Bar in the trash as you would any other object. You can try and hack it to remove the battery and recycle all the individual internals, but it’s likely more hassle than it’s worth…and potentially dangerous. These devices aren’t meant to be disassembled by the consumer.
If you’re concerned about recycling, the best option you have is hazardous waste recycling. Although there are places you can dispose of batteries and other electronics, because these devices contain nicotine, that makes them unsuitable for your regular electronics drop-offs.
Check with your local Waste Management for pick-up/drop-off times in your area for hazardous waste. Of note, WM also has a mail-in program for small hard-to-dispose of items that contain constituents inappropriate for landfills.
These are not the best options of course. Until vape companies start incentivizing a return to them for proper disposal/recycling, the onus is on the consumer to do the right thing. If the right thing for you is simply to put them in the trash, do that. They’re called disposable for a reason. Just don’t litter.