Marmite love it or hate it

  hssutton 11:10 20 Mar 2013
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New Zealand. Crisis that became known across the country as "marmageddon".

I can't stand the smell, so I've never tasted it, but in downtown Wellington buyers are being restricted to just two jars. How do you rate it?

Marmite New Zealand

  john bunyan 11:43 20 Mar 2013

Chronos the 2nd

Hope you get better and better. I have a different "C" form that does not affect taste buds, fortunately, but my wife lost her sense of smell after surgery. She can still taste Marmite however. I like Marmite on toast, and prefer it to Vegemite, the Australian competitor. My grand daughters like it on toast ,with or without cheese.

Another "love it or hate it" flavour is that of the Durian fruit - I quite like it...

  onthelimit1 12:05 20 Mar 2013

I love it - all my children got used to it at an early age with Marmite fingers. Two of them now live in Oz, and I have to send regular supplies. Vegemite just aint the same thing!

  Quickbeam 13:01 20 Mar 2013

Hot toast without Marmite - double luxury...

  chub_tor 13:02 20 Mar 2013

We are another Marmite loving family and on every visit to see our daughter in Texas we take another jar with us. And I agree that Vegemite bears no comparison to Marmite.

fourm member you are obviously then a hot toast man and with that I understand the problem of spreading Marmite onto butter that has soaked into the toast, my wife has the same problem. On the other hand I don't like my butter soaked into hot toast so I let mine cool a short while and that way the butter doesn't melt into the bread and the Marmite spreads evenly over the butter. Each to his own.

  flycatcher1 14:08 20 Mar 2013

I am afraid that I prefer Vegemite to Marmite. However I must admit the my taste buds have gone for a ball of chalk due to my partiality to hot curries.

  martd7 14:58 20 Mar 2013

awful yuk,Ade edmondson was on tv other day visiting the marmite factory,interesting how it was developed but no not for me

  sunnystaines 16:28 20 Mar 2013

i now prefer vegemite easier to spread better taste

  Diemmess 18:15 20 Mar 2013

As a hungry adolescent during the war it was not rationed, so a welcome substitute for cheese in a savoury snack. I don't know how much salt there was in Marmite, mush too much perhaps, but with fresh toast it seemed very good at the time.

Mother made jam, and used sugar saved from our rations, so my brother and I did without in our tea and on any breakfast cereal.

The increased rations later pushed Marmite off the menu at home, but about 1953 I went with a group on a guided tour of the Bass Charrington brewery in Burton. The guide told me their surplus yeast was sold to Marmite for £15/ton. As I said I enjoyed the stuff at the time, but I don't think I've had any Marmite for 50 years.

  martd7 19:04 20 Mar 2013

Thats correct the marmite was made from left over yeast from brewing as it is today very interesting but still yuk

  The Old Mod 19:19 20 Mar 2013

Love it, every morning on toast.

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