Inawera Shisha Chili

082518_Bottle3Did you think I would stop at one Inawera novelty chile flavor? I did not. Given that Inawera already has a “Shisha Chili & Hot Spice” flavor, why not make another flavor just called Inawera “Shisha Chili.” I’ll go through my (numerous) reservations with this, but this is probably the least bad of the hot sauce style concentrates I’ve tried so far.

The actual flavor profile here is pretty simple. It’s mostly just chile spice. Again, nothing particularly identifiable here with regards to the type of chile used. Tastes like a super middle of the road spicy pepper without anything too interesting or weird. Light savory finish, but it doesn’t seem to have the more distinct garlic of INW Shisha Chili & Hot Spice or even RF Sriracha.

I do get an underlying tartness here. The back half of the exhale is a bit sour overall, but with the more restrained savory notes it doesn’t come across as particulary rancid. With the generic chile profile and the moderate tartness this feels a lot like tobasco. Not a bad thing at all, just not particularly engaging.

No surprises here, but the vape experience is suitably brutal. This gets spicy quickly. I’d call .5% of this a bit less spicy than INW Shisha Chili & Hot Spice, but its still fairly aggressive. Not quite a face full of mace, but it’s there. It actually works pretty well up at 2% but the level of spice is a bit untenable, at least for me. Again, I haven’t exactly went HAM on this or anything, but after a couple of ml’s I’m not noticing any severe coil gunking.

I’d call that surprising because this looks exactly like the fat that renders out of chorizo. It’s neon red, and has a sticky greasy look to it. It’s a bit horrifying, but after seeing the waxy sediment nightmare of INW Shisha Chili & Hot Spice it seems downright manageable. My bigger issue here is that I’m not sure this is actually water soluble. Using some super scientific testing, it seems to pretty readily fall out of suspension in water. So maybe it is chorizo grease? I’m obviously not a doctor but that probably isn’t good? I do have the sneaking suspicion that if you’re the kind of person that has read this far into a review of INW Shisha Chili, maybe a little bit of lipids aren’t going to actually dissuade you here. GODSPEED.

And again, like most spicy flavors, vaping this makes me think of heartburn breath. This doesn’t seem as rancid as some of the other options, but it’s still a bit rough. At lower percentages and up against bolder fruits it may be workable. This might be the missing link for your mango chamoy thing that kids keep talking about.

So, if you’re feeling bold and really want a hot sauce profile, this would probably be my recommendation.

P.S. This has nothing to do with the flavor itself, but check out the product photo that VapersTek is using for this flavor.


It’s amazing. I’m really hoping this is intentional trolling and I love it.

Setup: Recoil w/ flavor barrel, Dual 12 wrap 24g 3.5mm SS316 @.32 ohms. 60w power, 450F temp limit. Full Cotton Wicks.

Testing: Inawera Shisha Chili.5% and 2%, 60/40 VG/PG base, 16 day steep.

Profile: A thinner, tarter hot sauce like tobasco. Not much beyond spice and tartness.

Off-Flavors: Pretty sure this isn’t water soluble. It’s like vaping heartburn.

Throat Hit: Yes. It’s a chili.

Percentage Recommendation: Probably under .5% as an accent.

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