Nicotine salts—also called nic salts—have undoubtedly revolutionised the already innovative world of vaping and created a before and after within the industry by raising the standards for a pleasant experience.
Thanks to their lower pH, nicotine salts can provide higher nicotine concentrations without throat irritation and other unpleasant side effects, therefore guaranteeing a smoother sensation.
Due to their rise in popularity, multiple brands of nic salts can be found within New Zealand. However, five of them (in no particular order) stand out above the rest due to their exceptional quality and reasonable cost.
1. The Milkman Salt.
Inspired by 50s Americana, The Milkman Salts highlight a combination of flavours that aspire to take your senses to a retro milkshake bar straight out of Grease. Boasting a delightfully quirky package and stylish design, it also has exquisite e-liquid taste profiles to match.
The Milkman salts arrive with unparalleled dessert flavours containing just enough of that sweet goodness your senses could always crave alongside nicotine—nothing short of a flavourful, satisfying experience. Likewise, its 60% VG - 40% PG content guarantees a smooth sensation without sacrificing flavour.
Available in a presentation of 30ml and with a concentration of 40mg, the strong nicotine dose provided by The Milkman salts collection matches the delicious flavours where the protagonist is the eponymous milky taste, but without the milk. Do not hesitate to try the brand's signature original flavour, the raspberry delight that is Crumbleberry, or even the complete collection's flavour bundle.
2. VGOD SaltNic.
The vaping Dream Team per excellence is none other than VGOD and SaltNic Labs.
Aptly named VGOD SaltNic, this popular collaboration features the best of VGOD's e-juice flavours and blends, powered up with SaltNic Labs' e-liquid blends to deliver higher concentrations of nicotine without sacrificing taste, smoothness, or the quality of the experience.
Appreciated for their ingredients' quality and the multi-layered nature of the complex flavour blends, VGOD SaltNic comes in 25mg and 50mg strengths. It is perfect for those seeking an intense nicotine experience, alongside an even 55% PG–45% VG ratio.
Dinner Lady Salts brings forward the vintage aesthetic with distinctively modern flavours and technologies designed to elevate the vaping experience to the next level.
Best known for their award-winning Lemon Tart flavour, Dinner Lady is more than just a citrusy vaping experience. Founded in 2016, the company offers a wide variety of options and sizes for their e-liquids—including nicotine salts.
Each of Dinner Lady Salts' blends features a 50% PG – 50% VG ratio in both 30mg and 50mg strength, guaranteeing high nicotine levels while keeping the smooth sensation down the throat.
Although none of Dinner Lady Salts' flavours can compete with the popularity of Lemon Tart, its repertoire is extraordinary. It features six ranges—Desserts, Sweets, Fruits, Menthol, Ice, and Tobacco, with flavours as intriguing and delicious as Bubble Trouble and Mango Iced Tea.
Don Cristo Salts is one of the most well-known collections of PGVG LABS, and it focuses, as its name indicates, on providing authentic Montecristo tobacco flavours in nicotine salt e-liquid form. As such, it is tailor-made for those seeking to mimic the combustible tobacco experience or to ease their transition towards vaping.
The Original flavour is the signature one, and its elegance stems from being steeped for 90 days with authentic Montecristo cigars. The rest of Don Cristo's products are derivatives of this blend infused with additional flavour—coffee, pistachio, custard, amongst others.
The Don Cristo salts have a 50% PG- 50% VG ratio and come in nicotine strengths of 35mg and 50mg
Naked 100 stands out from other brands due to its exceptional quality in both product and social awareness. The quality of their nicotine salts is only equal to their efforts in protecting minors from purchasing the brand, making it a pioneer in education and awareness regarding the issue.
But social efforts aside, Naked 100 is synonym with quality. Although they are mostly famous because of their fruity-sweet flavours, they are renowned for the quality of their blends and the range of their products. Made with a strength of 35mg and 50mg and an even balance of VG and PG, it is tailored for those seeking high nicotine doses with a deep and intense flavour, thick clouds, and no irritation.
Enthusiasts of tropical flavours must try Lava Flow—a combination of pineapple, coconut, and strawberries that will take you to a remote island. Equally enjoyable is the aptly named American Patriots, a blend that is reminiscent of the most classic tobacco notes.