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10 Best Shortfill E-liquids In 2023 (UK)

It can be hard to choose a new shortfill e-liquid. You’re always taking a bit of a gamble when making a shortfill purchase before having tried the e-liquid before, but with over 10 years of vaping experience, I’m confident I can guide you to a big bottle of e-liquid that’s bound to leave you feeling satisfied while bypassing the size limitations imposed by the tobacco products directive.

Here at MIST, we get our hands on all the best shortfill e-liquids that get released, so you can be confident in my experience regarding what makes a standout vape liquid.Some of the best vape juice is now available in shortfill sizes alongside e-liquid containing nicotine, so read on below to check out ten shortfills suited to all kinds of vaping flavour preferences, even if just to see the vast selection you have at your fingertips!

Photo of the best shortfill vape in 2023, Fugly But Sweet's Caramel Blondie

The Best Shortfill Vape Juice Overall Is The: Fugly But Sweet Caramel Blondie

The best shortfill e-liquid in 2023 is no other than Caramel Blondie by Fugly But Sweet. It boasts a taste profile that’s unique and sweet while never quite becoming overwhelming. It’s a sub-ohmer’s dream and MTL vapers can also enjoy the taste with the nic salted version.

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Top 10 Best Shortfill Vape Juices For 2023 are:

  1. Fugly But Sweet Caramel Blondie
  2. Dr. Vapes Black Custard
  3. MIST Carabaco
  4. Twelve Monkeys Oasis Paradise
  5. Nasty Modmate Peach Lemonade
  6. Aisu Tokyo Series Menthol
  7. Serendipity Irie Vibes
  8. Cosmic Fog The Shocker
  9. Wick Liquor Solstice New Moon
  10. Drifter Bar Juice Cotton Candy Ice
 

Fugly But Sweet Caramel Blondie

Best Shortfill E-liquid

9.6/10
Total
Flavour
9.8/10
Clouds
9.3/10
Size
9.2/10
Sweetness
9.7/10
Price
9.8/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

Dessert Delight

Rich and indulgent dessert flavours 

Blanco

Rare appearance of white chocolate flavour in this premium e-liquid

Grounded

Earthy note prevents rich pudding tastes from becoming cloying 

Fugly But Sweet Caramel Blondie by Dispergo has been filling both my MTL and DTL tanks as of late. While wildly rich pudding flavour notes aren’t normally my preference, Fugly But Sweet hits a unique flavour balance with what should be an insanely overpowering blend of flavours.

The dark, sticky fudge notes are front and centre, wrapped within a layer of fiery hot caramel sauce with just the faintest detectable note of salt, before waves of velvety white chocolate roll over the brown hills and elevate the taste to heavenly heights.

And I mentioned my MTL tank at first because Caramel Blondie is also available as a 50/50 nicotine salt e-liquid!

Pros

  • Incredibly indulgent blend of flavours
  • Dark sweetness with a light and creamy edge
  • Also available as a nicotine salt

Cons

  • Not likely to please fruity vape fans
  • Wide shortfill bottle shape can be tricky to transport
Price
£14.99
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Dr. Vapes Black Custard

Best for: Custard

9.3/10
Total
Flavour
9/10
Clouds
9.5/10
Size
9.2/10
Sweetness
9.6/10
Price
9.2/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

Pure Pudding: Delicious Dr. Vapes custard flavour without tobacco element 
Size Selecta: Available in 50ml bottle if 100ml is too tricky to travel with 
Specially Spiced: Rich taste of freshly picked Magagascan vanilla pods 

Dr. Vapes made a real splash when they released Black Panther, which combined tobacco with sweet Madagascan vanilla. Our collective prayers were answered when they released Black Custard, which serves up the pure velvety spice elements of Black Panther but without the earthy tobacco.

Luxurious and creamy, Black Custard 100ml delivers a rich and eggy yellow custard profile with silky vanilla flavouring that promotes the dairy sweetness, making Black Custard the best shortfill e-liquid in the UK for anyone who adores custard vapes.

Pros

  • Both 50ml and 100ml sizes available
  • MTL vapers can try the nic salted version
  • Beloved vanilla custard flavour without original tobacco notes

Cons

  • Pudding fans may find the taste a little basic
  • Doesn’t quite reach 80VG for maximum cloud potential
Price
£14.99
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MIST Carabaco

Best for: Tobacco

9.1/10
Total
Flavour
9.3/10
Clouds
9/10
Size
8.9/10
Sweetness
9.3/10
Price
9.1/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

Smoker’s Delight: Perfect for if you’re quitting cigarettes 
Morning Mouthful: Comforting ‘cigarette and coffee’ notes 
MTL Marvel: Blended with 50/50 ratio for MTL vapers

Tobacco vapes are always popular with heavy smokers looking to quit cigarettes, and Carabaco from the MIST MTL Shortfills range can help you break down the mental association between tobacco flavour and nicotine satisfaction by providing a tobacco blend no cigarette will ever match.

You get an earthy flavour profile of rolling tobacco which is sweetly enhanced with hot and sticky caramel sauce, much like the classic RY4 flavour, but then the taste is further deepened with the addition of rich coffee for a bitter, grounding twist.

It’s my personal favourite tobacco e-liquid, and suits my preference for MTL vaping thanks to its 50/50 mix ratio, making it the best 50/50 shortfill for anyone with nostalgic feelings towards smoking.

Pros

  • Great choice for new vapers
  • Wide selection of strengths to choose between
  • Coffee and caramel work excellently together

Cons

  • Pure tobacco fans may prefer a juice without sweet elements
  • 12mg requires steeping after adding nicotine shots for full flavour notes
Price
£14.99
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Twelve Monkeys Oasis Paradise

Best for: Fruity

9.1/10
Total
Flavour
9.3/10
Clouds
8.9/10
Size
8.9/10
Sweetness
9.6/10
Price
9/10
Price
£12.99
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Features We Love

Fruit Medley: Unique and inventive blend of fruits 
Biosphere Balance: Perfect mixture of exotic and local fruits 
Coconut King: Coconut flavour lends a savoury flavour profile 

Fruit vapes can provide complex flavour arrangements by simply combining a wide array of fruit flavours from far-flung locales, and that’s precisely what Paradise 50ml from Twelve Monkeys Oasis does!

Summery strawberry is paired with zesty pineapple resulting in an initial vibrant flavour punch tempered by mellow soft banana and a secret ingredient of savoury coconut to cap off a delicious and very unique flavour combination.

I know there will be some reading who raised their eyebrows at coconut, but believe me when I say that it melds beautifully with the other fruits for a memorable and tasty cloud juice.

Pros

  • Cult-favourite range
  • Novel use of coconut flavour
  • Strawberry and pineapple work perfectly together

Cons

  • Maybe too varied in flavour for fans of simple fruit vapes
  • Banana us tasty but slightly out of place
Price
£12.99
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Nasty Modmate Peach Lemonade

Best for: Beverage

9.1/10
Total
Flavour
9.2/10
Clouds
8.9/10
Size
8.9/10
Sweetness
9.5/10
Price
9/10
Price
£14.95
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Features We Love

Drag Your Drink: Zesty lemonade flavour with soothing peach notes 
Malaysian Treasure: Characteristic Nasty Juice sweetness 
Mod or Pod: Also available in the Nasty Podmate range for MTL vaping

Beverage vapes open the door to a number of delicious flavour combinations that only make sense in terms of drinks and sodas, and tend to be a little on the sweeter side.

Nasty Juice’s Malaysian method of sweetening e-liquid may be too strong for some, but it’s a methodology that pays off with a popular flavour like Peach Lemonade 50ml from the Nasty

Modmate sub-ohm vaping shortfill range. Sweet and tart lemon juice is paired with the sumptuous sugar of freshly pressed fuzzy peaches, adding a bite of grounding pleasure to an otherwise dizzying sour base flavour.

It’s also available to nic salt fans as part of the Nasty Podmate 50/50 range. 

Pros

  • Powerfully sweet fruity soda flavour
  • Citrus sour with a hint of sweet peach juice
  • Classic Nasty Juice depths of artificial flavourings

Cons

  • Will be too sweet for some to get along with
  • Could have used a hint of ice for refreshment
Price
£14.95
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Aisu Tokyo Series Menthol

Best for: Menthol

9/10
Total
Flavour
9.2/10
Clouds
8.9/10
Size
8.9/10
Sweetness
8.2/10
Price
9.6/10
Price
£8.99
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Features We Love

Refillable Refreshment: Cool and refreshing menthol e-liquid 
Tinted Windows: Dark bottle prevents sunlight damage 
Flavour Focus: Pure menthol hits with no unnecessary flavourings 

Menthol is often used to bring out the flavour in fruit and candy vapes, but Menthol 50ml from the ZAP! AISU Tokyo Series lets the icy botanical flavour of menthol stand proud by itself.

While menthol juices aren’t my go-to, there is something mindblowingly refreshing about a big lungful of high-VG menthol e-liquid. The powerful and almost ‘teal’ flavour of menthol hits you immediately without too much sweetness to distract from the cool vibes, and menthol continues to be a great palate cleanser that leaves no lingering aftertaste. A great selection for any cloud-chaser seeking invigorating puffs.

Pros

  • Clear, crisp menthol flavour
  • Palate-cleansing well balanced vape
  • Come with a free 18mg ZAP! Nic Salt Shot

Cons

  • Can’t fit two nicotine shots to increase strength beyond 3mg
  • Mentholated fruit vape fans may be disappointed at lack of sweetness
Price
£8.99
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Serendipity Irie Vibes

Best for: Pastry & Dessert

9/10
Total
Flavour
9/10
Clouds
9/10
Size
9.2/10
Sweetness
8.9/10
Price
9/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

I Scream: The best ice-cream e-liquid I’ve ever tried 
Yo-Ho-Ho: Fiery and raucous rum flavouring 
Rasin The Roof: Raisin flavour bursts through creamy undertones 

Everyone likes ice cream, but often you have to settle for dull choices when selecting an ice cream e-liquid. So here comes Serendipity – part of the Wick Liquor brand – to blow us all away with a fiery scoop of rum & raisin!

You get an immediate lashing of thick and creamy cool milk for the ice cream before the raisin sweetness bursts forth, followed by a low blossoming of rum heat that adds a spiced quality, perfectly contrasting the light and creamy initial flavours.

This is not only the best ice cream shortfill e-liquid I have ever tasted but also the first time I’ve tried an e-liquid with an alcohol flavour that manages to convey the complex flavour of the liquor in question. A real treat and a grown-up pudding puff!

Pros

  • Luxurious ice cream blend
  • Remarkably well-executed rum flavour
  • All-round creamy profile with fruity hits

Cons

  • Raisins are not always the most popular fruit
  • Rum aftertaste is a little too strong after session-vaping
Price
£14.99
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Cosmic Fog The Shocker

Best for: Citrus

9/10
Total
Flavour
9.4/10
Clouds
8.9/10
Size
9.2/10
Sweetness
8.5/10
Price
9.1/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

Sour Shock: Tongue-twisting sour fruit blends 
Local Favourites: Familiar fruit flavours without exotic notes 
Vibrant Touch: Apple and strawberry prevent overpowering sourness

Citrus vapes can deliver a stunning stab of sour flavour, and The Shocker 100ml by Cosmic Fog combines sweet and sour fruits to live up to its bold name.

This e-juice really blasted my taste buds through the roof of my mouth! The lemonade is dominant with a strong sour note which is softened slightly with the playful strawberry. Juicy mango adds to the zest while apple provides a crisp and taste exhale and readied me for the next fruity inhale.

A great choice for fans of popular fruit flavours who like a blend but don’t want to get too exotic about it.

Pros

  • Zesty sour fruit e-liquid
  • Simple yet satisfying collection of fruit flavours
  • Refreshing apple aftertaste readies you for another puff

Cons

  • Some may prefer more far-flung flavours
  • Mango flavour could stand to be a little stronger
Price
£14.99
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Wick Liquor Solstice New Moon

Best for: Botanical

9/10
Total
Flavour
9/10
Clouds
9/10
Size
9.2/10
Sweetness
8.8/10
Price
9/10
Price
£14.99
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Features We Love

Aromatic Herbs: Elderflower lends a gentle fragrance 
Squash Classics: Apple and blackcurrant are always a great pairing 
Cloud City: 80VG content results in massive cloud production

Careful application of botanical flavourings can add a memorable twist to an otherwise ordinary e-liquid, something Wick Liquor seemed to appreciate when brewing New Moon 100ml, part of their Solstice range.

I found that the simple pleasures of apple and blackcurrant – already a beloved beverage combo – was heightened massively by the application of elderflower flavour, resulting in a fruity soda mix with a delightfully floral and aromatic profile that turned heads when I vaped it in crowds.

So don’t fear botanical additions, and instead appreciate them as a little added zest from the herb patch.

Pros

  • Tasty soda blend with delicate botanical additions
  • Satisfying fruit pairing of tart blackcurrant and crisp apple
  • Huge cloud potential

Cons

  • Some may be puzzled by unfamiliar elderflower taste
  • Slightly tricky to remove nozzle for nic shots
Price
£14.99
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Drifter Bar Juice Cotton Candy Ice

Best for: Sweets and Candy

9/10
Total
Flavour
9/10
Clouds
8/10
Size
9.2/10
Sweetness
9.4/10
Price
9.6/10
Price
£11.99
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Features We Love

Fairground Fun: Traditional spun-sugar taste enjoyed worldwide 
Candy Chill: Bold and brilliant addition of ice for sugary candy refreshment 
Massive MTL: Rare 100ml 50/50 shortfill for MTL vapers 

A weird thing about me; I always put sweets in the freezer before I eat them! A prefer a cooler, frosty chew, and the cold notes bring out clear notes of sweetness, and Drifter Bar Juice clearly understands this.

Cotton Candy Ice 100ml takes the normally hot flavour of freshly spun sugar and adds a flavourless iciness to make each sugary puff revitalising, which also prevents your mouth from becoming overladen with sugary notes. It’s an interesting spin on a fairground classic which I’m certain candy fans will adore.

Pros

  • Allows MTL vapers to carry up to 120ml of e-liquid
  • Tasty caramelised sugar flavour
  • Icy palate cleanse prevents over-sugar frustration when chain-vaping

Cons

  • Pure sugar flavour could use a fruity component
  • Some will find blend of ice and cotton candy a little bizarre
Price
£11.99
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FAQ

Are Shortfills Cheaper?

Shortfills will often work out cheaper in the long run than purchasing multiple small bottles of e-liquid, though many companies such as MIST also offer value in the form of small bottle multipacks. If you’re vaping on a budget then rest assured that some of the best cheap vape juice boasts some of the richest flavours in vaping.

Do I need to add nic shots?

You don’t have to necessarily need to add nic shots. You can use shortfill as a nicotine-free vape juice.

Need More Help?

I hope you’ve enjoyed my roundup of the best vape shortfills! As you can see there are flavours to suit any preference, and the value and convenience offered by shortfills cannot be overstated. If it’s your first time to use shortfills with your vape device, we suggest reading our What Are Shortfills guide first.

But, if any of the shortfills above strike your fancy then visit the MIST online store to grab yourself some of the best shortfill vape juice in the UK.

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