Vanta is a hot sauce packed with flavour, pressed fresh nagas, dark hand picked cherries, toasted and ground spices – the smokey fruity flavour that is Vanta shows the distinct flavour of the naga chilli giving a mild/medium heat even with 6% naga contents.
On the nose it gave off fresh fruity flavour with hints of peppered smoke that become more apparent as it hits your palate. A good medium-bodied sauce with a slight peppery heat on the after-taste.
Ingredients: Cherries, Red Wine Vinegar (Sulphites), Brown Sugar, Red Naga Chilli, Activated Charcoal Powder (1%), Guar Gum, Salt, Liquid Smoke, Ground Fennel, Black Pepper, Cinnamon.
Allergy Advice: for allergens, see ingredients in bold. Manufactured in a facility that uses gluten, milk, eggs, nuts and mustard ingredients.
Nutritional Information: (per 100g) Energy 461.0kJ / 108.8kcal Fat 0.1g (of which is saturates 0.0g) Carbohydrate 25.9g (of which is sugars 23.9g) Protein 0.4g Salt 0.39g
Vanta has 1% Activated Charcoal which gives it deep black finish. Vanta takes its name fram a material developed by Surrey NanoSystems in the United Kingdom and is one of the darkest substances known, absorbing up to 99.965% of visible light (at 663 nm if the light is perpendicular to the material) The name is a compound of the acronym VANTA (vertically aligned nanotube arrays)and the colour black.
What is activated charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder. It’s made when charcoal is heated to a high temperature and then activated by heating it with an oxidising gas or another chemical. This increases its surface area, creating pores that are able to absorb toxins and other substances.