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Elf Bar BC5000 Disposable Review: Don't Miss Their Best Flavors

Jeremy Mann
October 24, 2022

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.

Product intro and specs

The Elf Bar BC5000 is a small box-style disposable vape renowned for its capacity, flavor performance, and its wide-ranging menu of flavors. Many regard Elf Bar as a brand to have some of the best flavors on the market.

There are more than 45 flavors to choose from with the BC5000, in options for 5%, 3%, and zero nicotine. But despite its small size, the Elf Bar BC5000 holds a whopping 13 mL and up to 5000 puffs. It runs on a 650 mAh rechargeable battery that powers a high-performance dual-coil.

Does the Elf Bar actually have 5000 puffs? That’s hard to say, but there sure seems to be a legit 13 mL of ejuice in the little device. So however many puffs it takes to consume it all, it’s fairly high.

Should you get an Elf Bar BC5000? And what are the best Elf Bar flavors? Keep reading to find out, or jump to the section you want to learn more.

Price: from $17.99 (at MiPod)


  • Strength: 5% / 3% / 0% nicotine
  • Capacity: 13 mL juice
  • Battery capacity: 650 mAh
  • Charging: Type-C
  • Dimensions: 79 mm x 41 mm x 19 mm

Kit contents

  • 1 x Elf Bar BC5000

Size, look, and feel

The Elf Bar BC5000 is a compact and charming little device. It’s derivative of the old ELEAF iCare body with a flattened and squared form factor. It’s made of PCTG plastic with contrasting textures of the glossy parts at the top (mouthpiece) and bottom (recharge section) with the matte finish around the main body. The colorways look appealing to the eye and are suggestive of the flavors. Although I’m not a fan of the high-key colors for vapes, they’re still tastefully executed.

The device has a small footprint despite housing so much eliquid. It’s only 79 mm x 41 mm x 19 mm. Considering the “mega” disposables shaped like mechanical mods that hold less juice than these, I’d say Elf Bar hit a home run with the capacity and size of these devices.

Getting started

The Elf Bar BC5000 only requires removing the product from its packaging to get started. Simply puff on the device when you’re ready. There’s no adjustable airflow or any other aspects of the device that need fiddling. It’s as simple as it gets. Once the device stops hitting, the battery is depleted and needs a charge via the Type-C charge port located on the bottom of the device.

How does it hit?

The Elf Bar BC5000 has a quality MTL draw. It hits quietly with only a slight crackle and hiss from the airflow.

The throat hit is highly dependent on the nicotine level you choose, increasing with the nicotine strength. Regardless, across the spectrum of flavors, the overall hit is consistent. The dual coil in the Elf Bar BC5000 performs at a high level for a disposable. And the wicking keeps up with chain vaping, not once giving me a bad hit. Even when the juice starts to deplete, the taste lessens enough to tell you it’s almost out, instead of giving you a surprise fried hit.

Are the flavors any good?

Yes, the flavors are quite good. Easily some of the best flavors in a disposable.

The range is vast. Fruits, candy, drinks and cocktails, mint and icy flavors, and even a tobacco. Most are fruit flavor mash-ups, but there are some singular-note flavors as well. Technically, only one dessert (strawberry cream).

The majority of the flavors, like in most disposables, have a cooling sensation or are straight-up icy flavors. The tobacco flavor has no cooling sensation.

I’ve tried close to half of their flavors so far. There were only a couple I didn’t like as much as the others, but even those ones I still vaped until empty. These are the best Elf Bar flavors I tried.

What are the best Elf Bar flavors?

While this is highly subjective, I think the best Elf Bar flavors are their drinks and cocktails, and especially their tropical flavors. Their pina colada and pineapple flavors are top-notch. Juicy, bright, and flavorful. In general, there’s a lot of character to these flavors. Here’s my top 5 out of the flavors that I’ve tried.

Elf Bar BC5000 Strawberry Pina Colada vape disposable

Elf Bar BC5000 Strawberry Pina Colada

Only slightly similar to the pineapple coconut ice flavor, though 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 vape disposable

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 vape disposable

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

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 vape disposable

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.

The following flavors were close behind my top five:

  • Kiwi passionfruit guava
  • Peach ice
  • Watermelon ice
  • Honeydew pineapple orange
  • Strazz

How long do they last?

5000 puffs? I didn’t count them, but these little disposables have lasted longer than any other disposable I’ve used (in terms of flavor performance).

It’s amazing how much usage you can get out of these. Of course, with a 650 mAh battery, you are going to have to charge them a few times before the liquid is totally used up. If you have a moderate consumption, you could conceivably get a whole day out of one charge. But heavy usage will likely fall shy of a full day.

The Type-C recharge takes about an hour—which is standard with disposables, though still a long charge. Luckily, it has pass-thru charging (something I’d previously said it did not have, getting it mixed up with another device I’m reviewing. Thanks, Jay, from the comments section).

Pros / Cons

  • Compact size
  • Flavorful
  • Over 45 flavors to choose from
  • Long-lasting performance
  • Consistent flavor
  • 13 mL juice capacity
  • Quality MTL draw
  • Rechargeable
  • Long charge (barely a con)


I have no negative remarks about the Elf Bar BC5000. It’s one helluva disposable! The BC5000 has a lot going for it. It’s flavorful, consistent, compact, rechargeable, and it has a long list of flavor options and even three nicotine strengths.

This is one of the easiest recommendations I’ve made in a while. If you’re in the market for a disposable, I’m confident that you will find an Elf Bar BC5000 that you’ll enjoy. As for which flavor to pick, that’s not so easy to say when there are 45 to choose from, though I think the best flavors are the cocktail/island flavors. What do you think?

Highly recommended.

I'm the chief editor here at Vaping360 and I reside in southeast Michigan. I've been vaping since my first ecig purchase in 2010. For more reasons than I can list, vaping has been a lifesaver for me. Now, my goal is to help other smokers make the switch.
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6 months ago

Quick question, where can I get these flavors in an e-liquid? My daughter uses these and I use various vapes for which I purchase e-liquids. These flavors are outstanding and would like to fill my gear with them, any suggestions?

Spyros Papamichail
Spyros Papamichail
3 months ago
Reply to  Manny

Elf Bar has released an e-liquid line called ELFLIQ. A lot of shops carry them in the UK, but they don’t seem to be available in the US (although the product page on their website shows that they make them in 30 mg, so they may be planning on releasing them in the US as well).

Linda H
Linda H
3 months ago
Reply to  Manny

I would like to know that as well!

3 months ago

How much nicotine are in these

Jim McDonald
Jim McDonald
3 months ago
Reply to  Leena

According to the second paragraph of the article, “There are…options for 5%, 3%, and zero nicotine. But despite its small size, the Elf Bar BC5000 holds a whopping 13 mL….”

5% = 50 mg/mL. 50 mg x 13 mL = 650 mg.
3% = 30 mg/mL. 30 mg x 13 mL = 390 mg.

2 months ago

What should I do if I just got one yesterday and it taste burnt and doesn’t even work right

Jim McDonald
Jim McDonald
2 months ago
Reply to  Cathie

Return it to the seller for an exchange or refund.

Courtney B.
Courtney B.
2 months ago

I just bought a “new” ElfBar BC5000 ‘summertime’ today and it won’t charge, showing no light. When I finally gave it a try it would not allow me to take a drag. Then at some point, I did get a drag, and it began to hiss with a tiny hit. I know the store won’t honor the sale most likely. This is the second consecutive purchase with this exact problem. I am dissatisfied! Spending $26.00 on two occasions is nonsensical.

1 month ago
Reply to  Courtney B.

I don’t know where you purchased your Elfbar BC5000, there’s a QR code to scan on the side of the box to check the authenticity of the product. That’s what I did when I bought mine at a tobbaco / vape store and it was legit. I hope this helps.

1 month ago

Hey, sir, your reviews are awesome. I just started vaping randomly at 39 years old ( never smoked tobacco before lol) and my friend made me try an elfbar ( it was the monocrome pink pod). I love the flavor but I felt dizzy and had to lay down! Should I try something less sweet in terms of flavor? I feel like it is a very newbie question tho! Thanks a bunch.