Five Pawns: Gambit Review


This week I’ve got the last of my Five Pawns samples to review. This one is called Gambit. Here’s what they say about it:

GAMBIT: The classic, mellow apple pie makes a sweet and savory impression with flaky crust and decadent caramel, lightened by a dollop of French vanilla ice cream and unsweetened whipped cream.

I’ve got it at 12mg in a house blend.

First Impressions

This juice has a medium brown color and smells of heavy cream in the bottle.

I honestly had no idea what this was when I first tasted it, and was shocked when I finally went to their site, read the description and realized it was an apple pie vape. Don’t get me wrong, the taste of this juice is good. If there’s one thing Five Pawns does well, it is cream flavor. It definitely has a superior cream taste to it – the problem I had was there wasn’t much else.

The throat hit was also particularly bad at 12mg, making this one kind of a disappointment for me.

The Bottom Line

Taste. The inhale is dominated by the cream and I get kind of a Five Pawns base flavor there as well that I have noticed with several of their other juices. Really, the exhale isn’t much different – more cream. I actually do get kind of a pronounced caramel flavor, but it isn’t until the aftertaste. The cream element, which is by far the prominent element is really quite delicious. I have never had a cream from any other vendor that tastes like Five Pawns cream, and it is really amazingly good. Unfortunately the rest of the flavor fell pretty flat for me.

True to Description. As far as I’m concerned this was a pretty big fail. I get almost none of the elements in the description save for the cream, and the caramel on the aftertaste. I was shocked when I realized this one was supposed to be an apple pie flavor because I would not have guessed it in a million years based on the flavor I’m getting.

Throat Hit. The throat hit is actually horrible for a 12mg juice. It honestly hits worse than most 6mg juices I have vaped and I can only really compare it to a no-nic juice. It has no balls whatsoever. Hugely disappointing.

Quality of Vape. As great as the cream tastes, there is little else of substance flavor wise. Still the cream alone would probably be good enough to satisfy me IF the juice had any kind of throat hit whatsoever, which it does not. It really is one of the worst hitting juices with at least 12mg nic that I have tried in a very long time.

Overall. Now that I have breezed through their full sampler, I have to say that none of the juices really impressed me. I really like their cream flavor, however none of their juices have a very good throat hit at all at 12mg. I’m really more of an 18mg guy, but I have had plenty of 12mg juices that have great throat hits, or at least passable throat hit. This one was just not even close to me and it’s really not even fun to vape because it hits so poorly.

Not Recommended.

Check it out here:

Five Pawns: Gambit Review
True to Description
Throat Hit
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