Sliquid Swirl Green Apple is a flavored, water-based lubricant available at EdenFantasys that is intended to make oral a sweet treat, without completely taking over the experience. I love Granny Smith apples, so I was expecting something sweet with a crisp tartness to it. Maybe a little weird for some for oral, but it sounded good to me.
EdenFantasys always ships discreetly in plain boxes with the return address labeled as “Web Merchants”. I can’t say much about the packaging of the bottled version, since I only received the sample packets, but they do have the standard amount of information, and are easy to tear open and use.
The Sliquid Promise
Our product are always FREE of DEA, gluten, glycerine, glycerol, parabens, PEG, proplyene glycol, sorbitol, & sulphates…
100% Vegan Friendly
And then it has the ingredient list and company contact information.
Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Green Apple Flavoring, Aspartame, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
Yes, it’s glycerin-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free, but I do still take issue with the ingredient list. You see, aspartame just doesn’t agree with my stomach. It’s also gotten some pretty bad publicity, despite EWG Cosmetics Database listing it as a level 0 health hazard. If you Google aspartame, you’ll see what I mean.
Also, what’s weird is that the ingredient list for this on EdenFantasys’ product page doesn’t match up with the ingredient list on the sample packets (which is good since the ingredient list on the sample packets doesn’t have DMDM Hydantoin, which releases formaldehyde. I’ll just save my Monte Python “I’m not quite dead yet!” reference for later reviews. Hopefully, I’ll never need to use it.)
This lubricant is safe for all toys and latex condoms.
Texture / Consistency
This clear lubricant has a smooth texture and a consistency sort of in the middle of a gel and a runny lubricant. It takes about 9 seconds to drip off of my finger, which is pretty good. It doesn’t feel sticky at all, even when it starts to dry.
For an oral lube, it lasts for a good amount of time. The taste helps to trigger salivation, which keeps this water-based lubricant from drying out.
As a lube for vaginal intercourse, it does its job just fine. We haven’t had any issues with it drying out or getting sticky before the deed is done. However, be aware that there’s a good chance you’re going to smell like green apple candies for a while after.
The smell is definitely a candy version of green apple, but it’s not overpowering either. During use, I can smell it, but it’s not as in-your-face when I’m using it, compared to when I just sniff it on my hand.
My husband seems to think it smells more like candied fruit than green apple.
The taste is very close to green apple Jolly Rancher candies, but I can taste the artificial sweetness of the aspartame, too. Both my husband and I notice a bit of a funky aftertaste from the aspartame. I’m not really too big on the taste.
I’ve had no issues with this lube staining or leaving any residue anywhere, as I would expect from something that is water-based. Cleaning up is quick and easy.
Well, I’m still a little iffy on that ingredient list. If they’d replace the aspartame with stevia, then maybe I’d like this lube more. Having an allergy to aspartame, though, and given all the bad publicity about that ingredient, I can’t really give this stuff a glowing review.