TPD Update / Last ever Giveaway..?
It’s a beautiful warm summer’s day over here in sunny Belfast (it actually is for a change) and with it comes (possibly..?) the last ever newsletter from Daddy Pig Smoke Juice. Don’t panic! We’re not shutting up shop, but there are changes to the law coming into effect from the 20th of this month, this Friday, that are going to affect how you hear about vape gear, what you can buy, where you can buy it, etc.
If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s called the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). It’s mainly bad news and it’s going to affect our choices (no more custom nic levels or flavours), but frustratingly, there’s still some debate about how it will be applied*. This could be the last update – I hope it’s not, but just in case it is, here’s what I can tell you now:
The Bad News
No more discount codes, promotions, advertisements, competitions or any of that good stuff that makes a good thing better. It’s against the law as of the 20th (more info here)
The Good News
One last competition is in the works! It’s a straight up giveaway and it’s running today on this link here over at Reddit’s ECR_EU forum. If you haven’t visited it yet, it’s a web forum devoted to vapers within the EU and has been an invaluable resource for me and a wonderful community. There are a few prizes so hopefully a better chance to snag some juice, so please! Come on over and enter, you would be most welcome. Also, one final discount code which will expire midnight on the 19th:
LOVEYOU20 for 20% off your order from now until then (£10 min)
And if you’ve placed an order in the last 24 hours, you should see a little something extra in your order 🙂
The Bad News
Any new juice produced from the 20th of May onwards needs to be submitted to a governing body, registered and approved before it can be released, so there may not be a lot of new juice for the foreseeable future
The Good News
There are a few new juices ready to go right in time for the summer! I hope you’ll like them:
Lovely Little Lemons
This was intended to be a lemon yoghurt, but honestly, it didn’t turn out that way and I’m glad it didn’t. It’s a little bit creamy, but the candied lemon sweet vape brings back memories of sucking sherbet lemons on the school bus on the way home, not harsh, just nice and mellow. There’s almost a limoncello note in there, but with no boozy notes.
If life give you lemons, well… that’s great! Lemons are amazing! Tangy and juicy, maybe not so much alone but sweetened up and with a tiny dash of cream, it becomes something really special.
If you’re a lemon lover, you’re going to love this – enjoy!
Brrrrr! That’s the way I felt when I exhaled this for the first time. The inhale is thick, rich blueberry (with a touch of boysenberry to round it out), the exhale is spearmint, eucalyptus and a little bit of menthol. I say a little bit of menthol (and it’s really not that much) but combined with the eucalyptus, this is an eliquid you can really feel!
Maybe not one for those with a more delicate palette, this is a powerful juice and the eucalyptus lingers long after the exhale. No, it doesn’t taste much like a cough sweet to me, but if cough sweets tasted like this, well…
If you ever wished your cool menthol eliquid could be turned up a notch or two, this it the one
The sun is beating down, not a cloud in the sky and you’re sitting in the garden, in the shade, with a good book and a jug of something fancy by your side. Pimms is a very English drink for an English summer in the sun, but it’s enjoyed everywhere and with good reason. It’s a blend of fine gin and fruit, and Pimmonade Summers is just that and a little bit more.
Gin, lemonade, strawberry, orange, cucumber and mint – it’s very delicate and sippable, and not too heavy. Light and refreshing, but not too cool and minty, it’s just a nice balance. Grab a cushion and head into the garden, sit down and enjoy Pimmonade Summer while the sun’s out.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for bearing with this lengthy update, and in case I don’t get the chance to tell you in future, I want to say how grateful I am to you.
Being able to create and experiment with new flavours is a joy for me, and it’s only possible because you have trusted me with your custom. It’s no exaggeration to say you have changed my life. I can’t tell you how much that means, other than to say a heartfelt thank you
Here’s to the future and I hope you’re having a good one!
* The fine detail to the best of my knowledge and from the available information I’ve been able to find is still being worked out, and how that will translate in practice is yet to be seen. As soon as any new and relevant information becomes available, it will be posted here in the Blog
** This also applies to nicotine free eliquids. It’s still a grey area at the moment with each EU member state’s individual interpretation of the TPD, but with the legal and financial penalties that may result, it’s safer for us not to ship anything vape related within the EU. If anything changes though, we’ll be on top of it and the updated information will be available here on the Blog. I want to ship to you, so if it’s possible and legal, it’ll be available – watch this space!