Right out of the box, the ELFBAR Mate500’s vape kit body is matte and smooth to the touch and made from a durable 7075 aluminum, which is the strongest grade of steel around. It’s (prefilled) pods come in the following flavours: Mango, Watermelon, Blueberry, Grape, Energy, Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava, Pink Lemonade and Blue Razz Lemonade. We opted to try two ELFBAR Mate500 pre-filled flavour pods in Grape and Kiwi Passion Fruit.
We tried the grape flavour pods first which offered a rich and sugary flavour that sent a beckoning of flavour across the tongue but also delivered a smooth hit of nicotine salt. On the inhale, the bold taste of crunchy and seedless grapes are very prominent, followed by subtle cotton candy flavours on the exhale.
Then we tried Kiwi Passion Fruit Guava which gave us tropical vibes amidst the cold and gloomy British weather. The first flavour that is introduced to the tongue on the inhale was passion fruit followed by fresh kiwi at the end of the exhale, in which a lingering tart flavour followed. We found the nicotine hit was almost immediate with both pods, and each pod lasted us around 2 days with moderate use. Out of the two flavours we tried, grape was a favourite as it gave off a rich and well balanced flavour.