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Topic created by Toby
on Sun, 7 Nov 2021 at 19:54

Toby said on Sun, 7 Nov 2021 at 19:54...

Hi all,

I am posting this in case a new person comes to this website and wants to know "What are the best poppers?"

After a lot of trial and error, these are my top 3:

1. Poppers Aromas EU
2. Golden Cock (buy only their amyl)
3. Artisanal (buy only their Kaboom!).

There, I've said it. These are the best 3 you will find worldwide. The best of the best.

Funster said on Sun, 7 Nov 2021 at 20:18...

Thank you!

The Professor said on Sun, 7 Nov 2021 at 20:34...

Interesting. are you in the US or EU or UK? I only ask because you seem to like a very highly reactive popper from a US manuf. and a low reactivity nitrite from US (GC and Artisanal), and anything sold by an EU vendor?

Reviews are all over the map, of course, even with artisanal, goldencock and the vendor.eu. Such a wide range of reviews are useless.

Even more so, I read a review recently that said 'once I get a rancid bottle, that vendor is on my blacklist' which seems to be a rationale that would lead one on an endless rotation of dissatisfaction, since even the best preparaed nitrites ( or anything for that matter) will have 'dud' products. Remember when you were a kid, and soda can pull tabs failed periodically, forcing you to use a knife to open the can?

That same rational would lead someone to blacklist a soda vendor every time their pull tab failed, and an endless search for better product.

e.g. i recentl switched from using beeswax to using cera bellina (a more expensive version of beeswax, but it doesn't get grainy like beeswax does.

Anyway, I pulled a stick of my lip balm out a month or so ago, and the mint flavor was gone, the balm had a weird taste and texture. I cursed myself for switching to 'better' beeswax' until I checked other tubes in the same batch.

That ONE tube, (in a batch of 32 tubes) was the only one that had turned bad.

So, if lip balm was something everybody worldwide was after, and they had the 'one strike and you're blacklisted' mentality about their choices, then that one bad tube would have made the buyer pass on anything else, yet it was an anomaly.

Quality control is one thing (and popper vendors pay little attention to quality control), but random variances DO happen.

Long winded way of saying 'take reviews with a grain of salt' i guess

The Dreadful Flying Glove said on Sun, 7 Nov 2021 at 22:45...

Indeed. Toby can be rather enthusiastic as I recall, so pass the salt please.

That LR pentyl is OK, not worthy of hyperbole though, it has also traveled across the seas I guess?

Nitritespecialist said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 05:32...

@Toby...thanks for the honest reviews. I was wary of ordering from overseas(Europe) originally, but everywhere I tried in the USA was crap.

I bought USA poppers in 2008-10 and I NEVER got a dud bottle. I bought them from Picturebrite.com, gay Clubhouses, my local adult bookstore and other websites. NOT ONE dud EVER. They were all Joe Miller's poppers. Shortly after he died, I could never buy any decent poppers in the USA anywhere.

I have ordered from France 3 times with good outcomes. I am finding LRM's pentyl to be excellent and long lasting...and much improved with simple adulterations.

Toby said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 07:23...

@The Professor:. Actually the very opposite of what you say is true.

Originally I put Poppers Aromas EU on my blacklist due to a coughing side effect. However after trying all the bottles, I discovered that the cough was a "once off" and it never returned. So I restored this company to my White List and I updated my review. I have bought from them since. I truly believe they deserve the No. 1 Worldwide status. The "best of the best". A+++.

(I am from Australia, and NOTHING local here competes. Not worth wasting your money on Aussie (imported) stuff from God knows where.

Yes I like different types of poppers (Golden Cock is for a very smooth experience, Kaboom is when you want to blow your brains out, and Poppers Aromas EU is best for something in the middle but definitely potent all the same.

Funster said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 13:20...

@ the Professor
I'm the guy that mentioned blacklisting after getting a bad bottle. I definitely hear what you are saying and it makes sense. But with the examples you provided, cans of soda and chapstick, etc, those aren't $25 each. And they're consumed by people all around you daily, so it's easier to trust the brand. I had assumed that the bad bottle vendors were just cashing in on unkowledgable buyers (me) with a bum formula. I don't think I'm alone in this.
As a layman when it comes to poppers I guess I live in a bit of a vacuum. I am only now starting to dive into online research. The local shops here have poppers but, like with anything after 2012 or so, the quality varies. I didn't realize there was such a risk of variance with quality even with good producers.
The info I am able to find highly conflicts itself.
I'm going to order from poppers Aroma EU and Golden Cock this week.

The Jungle Juice Platinum I get locally is ok, but I get odd effects after a long session or two. Lots of throat clearing and coughing.

Nitritespecialist said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 14:21...

@Funster....Joseph F. Miller was the Popper King for 30 years in the USA and probably worldwide until 2010. He had his operation in Indianapolis, IN. I only started poppers 2 years before he died.....During that whole time, I bought upwards of 50 bottles from at least 10 different places, including the dive adult bookstore in my small town. ZERO duds. Some might have seemed a little stronger or weaker...but ZERO duds upon opening. They all seemed like the same nitrite to me because the odors were all rather nondescript, nothing that was memorable and easily recognizable, such as sweet banana, camphor, funkiness, locker room, or any particular type of fruit. Nobody seems to know exactly what type of nitrites Joe was making his last few years. From my experience, n-pentyl nitrite has the most nondescript odor of the common nitrites, but the other nitrites can smell various ways depending upon any additives and the level of purity.

I can say with 100% assurance that I never suffered any side effects from any of those 50 bottles I bought from Joe Miller. So...the quality was consistently high. He had his operation perfected.

Billy said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 16:24...

There's a weird cult of ancestor-worship here whereby certain posters bring every discussion round to name-dropping a long-deceased popper manufacturer.

Bit like how grandma kept talking of grandad even though he'd passed in 1986.

The Professor said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 17:40...

Lol. I thought I was the only one who was annoyed by that. Yep, every single time, regardless of the question.

The Professor said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 17:43...

Sucks that nobody local is doing anything worthwhile. Sure, I understand different horses for different courses.

With the legal changes over there, hopefully someone will move in to fill the void.

The Professor said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 17:50...

Yes, even the best have duds. I can see the rationale, but maybe one strike is being a bit too strict?

Alkyl nitrites are very sensitive, and when they degrade, they don't just get weaker, they get more and more obnoxious to inhale.

Some of the bad side effects are due to production methods that don't give a shit, and some are due to shipping by air. I'm all for either avoiding careless manufacturing, but genes can also by.

My uncle used to have a rule with pull start engines (mowers, trimmers). If it didn't start by the third pull, it went on the trash. That seemed a bit harsh to me

Elvis said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 20:42...

Question for you Toby. With your choice of Golden Cock being their Amyl, and Kaboom being isobutyl, do they both give you equal results ? Or are they different and you just happen to enjoy them both ?

Toby said on Mon, 8 Nov 2021 at 21:08...


To answer your question, I like Golden Cock (amyl) when I am in a horny mood and want to inhale a LOT and I want something smooth. You can just keep sniffing over and over without stopping, almost endlessly whilst enjoying popper-bating/gooning. It feels amazing! I've never experienced ANY popper in a decade of trial and error which produces the same effect.

Kaboom is when you want a very forceful, powerful mind-blow. It's the very opposite of smooth. At the end of the session after you climax (and especially if you combine with weed or alcohol), you will feel totally blown off your seat. Once you experience, you will know. It's a knock out blow. I use it when I'm in a particularly dirty, over-the-top slutty mood and I want to go absolutely ham.

Also, neither of these poppers have any bad side effects (Kaboom will fade after 15 minutes or so and you'll feel back to normal, and Golden Cock almost immediately). No coughs, no skin burns if you spill.

Funster said on Tue, 9 Nov 2021 at 14:28...

Just orders a bottle of Kaboom from Artisinal. And will be picking up my general bottle of JJ Platinum tonight after work.

Always Poppers. Everything Poppers. said on Wed, 10 Nov 2021 at 05:40...

@Toby. Kaboom is great! I like everything from Artisanal except the "Mellow Yellow". Not sure why they make it. I felt nothing. I use Kaboom for hotel orgies. I provide 3 bottles to pass around.

Poppers EU? Which product do you like from them?

Toby said on Wed, 10 Nov 2021 at 07:20...

@ Always Poppers:

My Top 3 from Poppers Aromas EU are:

1. AMYL (the black colour one)

Also, avoid the one that comes in a skull bottle unless you want to use it as an ornament for future lol

Elvis said on Wed, 10 Nov 2021 at 14:53...

Thanks for the explanation Toby. I have tried Artisanal but not anything from Goldencock Poppers. I live in the USA, so I'm happy buying products here without the worry of customs confiscation. I do wish Goldencock would offer a sample assortment type of deal or combo special like Artisanal does so someone could try them all out without spending so much money. Artisanal does have very good pricing if you purchase a few at a time.

Welcome to Costco. I love you. said on Wed, 17 Nov 2021 at 08:53...

Great list. People just want to know what and where to buy. Which Fist product? There's several on poppers aromas.

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