Name e Format: Choko (Dago E-liquids) – concentrated aroma 20 ml – received by the manufacturer
Nico: 0 mg/ml
Declared base: 45 PG / 55 VG
Expiry date: 11/2021
Devices: Vaporesso Gen 220 W + Vapefly Brunhilde MTL RTA single coil 1.2 ohm (Nichrome 80 28 AWG) with Cotton Bacon Prime.
The weeks before the Christmas and the arrival of winter for the vapers are the time of year with a large consumption of hot and intense creamy liquids and also of tobacco e-juices with a strong and dark body. E-liquids recipes able to accompany the vaper giving it enveloping sensations, in a sort of warm and passionate winter embrace. In recent weeks the italian brand Dago launched three new e-liquids that fit perfectly into the category of traditional winter e-juices, and so today I take this opportunity to tell you about one of these new Dago products: Choko.
The official description of the product is simple and essential and makes it clear what to expect from this e-liquid:
Choko è una crema di latte al cioccolato con una forte presenza di arachidi tostate e salate.
Choko is a chocolate milk cream with a strong presence of roasted and salted peanuts.
Dago’s aromas are sold inside a cardboard box, containing a 60 ml chubby gorilla bottle, filled with 20 ml of propylene glycol aroma. To obtain the liquid in its final composition, it will be necessary to add a base of 40 ml (with if you desire the presence of nicotine). The packaging of this line is exquisite and well-made, made of bright and colorful graphics with exemplary attention to detail. A style worthy of the masters of packaging from US. Congratulations!
On the smell, Choko strongly releases all the scent of a real cocoa bean, which spreads and penetrates deeply into my nostrils. After repeated pressure on the bottle, I can perceive a thin veil of toasted peanuts that, more than ever intriguing, make their way inside a sweet and sometimes buttery frame. It is precisely in these situations that suddenly reopens the drawer of my olfactory memories, making me recognize in this Choko the aromatic features of an irresistible French liquid of few years ago.
The similarities are incredible and I hope to find them even in the vape test.
For the vape test I rely on the quality of Vapefly’s latest creation, namely the Brunhilde MTL RTA which for the occasion I set for a restricted flavor chasing vape. I admit the manufacturer’s indications advise to vape Choko in cloud chasing, but I prefer to try it with reduced power and airiness to better feel all the nuances from this mix.
On vape the cocoa element is the first to emerge on my palate. Contrary to what was perceived during the smell test, the puff during inhalation presents a softer cocoa scent, the cocoa bean seems to have given way to a sweet chocolate cream: from the cocoa bean to a tasty melted bar of milk chocolate. The structure of Choko is naturally sweet, but often during the vape I have the sensation that the sweet component of the bouquet has been further accentuated by adding some other sweetening element or molecule. The effect is certainly good, especially if you decide to taste Choko at big power with a direct to lung vape, but in my opinion it takes away a bit of elegance from the mix, even if certainly as it was built, it is more easily understood by the great vaper public.
In the heart of the puff, despite the bulky presence of the sweet stamps, emerges with peremptoriness a hint of roasted and salted peanuts with absolute aromatic fidelity. The e-liquid acquires fullness and intensity and the chocolate-peanut combination turns into a large and reassuring dark mantle that envelops and conquers the entire palate.
The intertwining of the soft shades of chocolate with the vigor and depth of roasted peanuts spreads to the tail notes of the puff where a light and almost imperceptible caramelized finish completes the recipe. Even the aromatic persistence at the end of the vape is more than good, the perceptions of each ingredients are quite distinct and in the air around the scent of cocoa spreads voluptuous.
Choko’s aromatic plant, well faceted and with more than ever natural sensations, always appears round and balanced, although as mentioned above, the manufacturer clearly wanted to emphasize the sweetening of this recipe. The chocolate-peanut binomial is not new in the international e-liquids panorama, but often in the past for this type of recipe, it was exaggerated with the almost immoderate use of peanut butter. In this creation instead, we I have to appreciate Dago because it proposes the unmistakable taste of real roasted and salted peanuts. Guaranteed pleasure!
Even on vape, as on the smell proof, Choko remembers very much the superb creation of a French brand tried and tested a few years ago. As many of you will know, for our internal policy we never mention names of other brands in a review, but if you are curious to find out which is the name of that e-juice, you will just need a quick search here on the blog and the game will be done.
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Suggested dilution: 33%
Steeping time: 2 days
Pro: High quality chocolate-peanut union.
Cons: The sugar component is a bit bulky.