Disclosure: The Holy Cannoli French Toast eJuice in this review was provided by EjuiceDeals. You can pick up a 120mL bottle for $9 or a 240mL bundle pack for $13.50 with coupon code “EJReview” (10% off all orders, no expiration, one use per customer). Although the e-liquid was sent to me for free, that does not affect my opinion in any way.
May the Toast Be With You, Always
Whether you call it eggy bread, pain perdu, or good ole’ fashioned french toast, there is no denying that this dish has been with us for a very, very long time. So long, in fact, that the earliest known surviving text that could be considered a cookbook, the Roman Apicius from the 1st century AD, contains a recipe for it that is remarkably similar to the recipe we use today. There are versions of the dish all throughout Medieval Europe, and where ever the Western world colonized, the dish invariably followed. Truth be told, the concept of soaking stale bread in milk and egg then frying it and serving it, as either a sweet or savory dish, is at least two thousand years old and might go back all the way to when our ancestors first began to bake bread. And with the dish remaining a familiar staple of our modern society’s cuisine, there is no reason to believe it will be going away any time soon. With that in mind, Townvapor has crafted an ejuice to replicate said comfort food in their Holy Cannoli French Toast ejuice.
Packaging and Presentation
Arriving in a standard chubby gorilla bottle, the label of Holy Cannoli French Toast is matte white, with black text and, like the rest of the e-juices from Townvapor, has a splash of colored foil printed on it, this time in a silvery blue. The decoration is sparse, mature, and minimalist, avoiding the trap of violent splashes of color or gimmicky names that could be misconstrued as marketing aimed towards the underage. A nicotine advisory is printed boldly along the bottom edge of the label; Prop 65 warning, ingredients list, UPC bar, and manufacturer information are included on either border, flanking the front of the bottle with its juice line logo and flavor. Prominently displayed above the logo was both the volume of the bottle and the level of nicotine present within. On the bottle was also information about the VG/PG ratio, which was mysteriously absent from Townvapor’s other line of e-juices, Nude. Holy Cannoli French Toast itself measures in at a 70/30 ratio. I again appreciate the fact that the label includes information about the location where the juice was manufactured, but once again, I would have liked to have seen a bottling/birth date either on the label or the bottle itself. Not a deal-breaker by any means, but always nice to know, especially when the customer wants to know how long their ejuice has been aging since it was manufactured.
A Breakfast Delight
Opening the bottle of Holy Cannoli French Toast and giving it a good squeeze, the aroma that hits you is one of light butter and maple syrup. Not entirely unexpected from a breakfast flavored vape, but it should also be pointed out that nowhere in the flavor-descriptions that I’ve read for this ejuice mention butter. Taking a dribble on the back of my hand and giving it a tongue-taste, I get a very strong impression of powdered sugar, with a wisp of that maple syrup from the scent, but this time none of that phantom butter odor. As for vaping, starting out at my normal wattage of 55, my first impression is that Holy Cannoli French Toast is spot on for flavor accuracy. On the inhale, the first flavor you get right off is the maple flavor of the syrup, followed immediately and prominently by the flavor of eggy, custardy fried bread. I don’t know how they got this flavor so accurate, but it tastes exactly like a slice of french toast, complete with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon (and possibly even a little nutmeg). On the exhale, the taste of the toast fades away to a smooth, fluffy combination of the syrup and powdered sugar, with the sugary taste lingering in your mouth for quite a bit after you’ve let all the vapor leave your lips. It’s wonderfully moreish.
At higher temperatures, the eggy flavor of the ejuice fades into the background, with the cinnamon-spicy notes coming to the forefront, and the maple syrup flavor staying a continuous note throughout rather than being pushed to the background by the fried bread. Higher temperatures also magnify the throat hit tremendously, going from barely noticeable to a peppery nicotine tingle at the back of your throat which is a relative rarity in 3mg e-juices. One thing in common at all wattages of Holy Cannoli French Toast, however, is the massive, fluffy, opaque clouds this ejuice delivers, billowing out like the smokestack from a steam train from anything but the lightest puff on your mod. Cloud chasers will undoubtedly adore this juice as they throw mushroom cloud-like plumes into the airspace in front of them with little effort. Also of note is that, like other e-juices from Townvapor, Holy Cannoli French Toast is a very clean and clear ejuice, in a pale yellow hue at 3mg. This means a very low chance of coil fouling despite its sweetness; it also doesn’t linger heavily in the cotton, a positive trait for those who routinely rotate through their juices.
Holy Cannoli French Toast Final Thoughts
As a vape enthusiast, my tastes have changed over the years. When I started out because I smoked menthol cigarettes, I gravitated towards menthol-laced e-juices; this gradually faded until I started preferring fruit flavors, only occasionally dipping my toes into the dessert category, without latching on too much that I really liked. Today that remains the same, although I now lean more towards sour juices than sweet ones. That being said, Holy Cannoli French Toast really exceeded my expectations. When I say that it tastes exactly like french toast in ejuice form, I say it without an ounce of hyperbole or exaggeration. I could go into my kitchen and whip up a platter of french toast right this very second, and without eating a bite, I’d know how it tasted from a single puff on my mod. I’d recommend this juice to anyone who likes dessert e-juices; those who like breakfast e-juices (Pancakes, waffles, muffins); hell, to anyone who’s looking for a non-fruity vape or a break from their normal flavor rotation. It’s that good. For those DIY-ers who like to mix juices, any single-flavor fruit ejuice would compliment this one, but especially strawberry or blueberry. Any fruit you’d throw on a pile of pancakes or a plate of french toast at a diner would pair beautifully with this. I would recommend against adding any menthol to this, however, as when I attempted it, it just didn’t compliment the flavors. Your Mileage May Vary, of course. All in all, Holy Cannoli French Toast has risen up into my top three dessert vapes of all time, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Having started vaping as a way to stop using cigarettes, Lukas metamorphosed into a regular vape enthusiast over the past seven years. Utilizing his extensive knowledge and problem-solving skills as a regular at his local vape shop, it only made sense to parley that, along with his writing skills, into making vape juice reviews. While conspicuously absent from social media, the 35-year-old former chef now uses his free time by making spectacular home-cooked meals, reading voraciously, and dabbling in multiplayer computer games. Oh yeah, and he vapes too.