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Used to be fed it on crustless toast as a nipper, now I eat it daily or as often as I can.
So what about you, does it cause you to back away slowly, shoulders arched and teeth grit, or do you eat it with a spoon when no one is looking?
I was expecting a delivery of a mega-jar of the stuff a couple of weeks back from a family friend who was transitting via Heathrow, but he wasn't able to stop long enough to buy it.
Now I'm hungry... :(
Likewise, liver & kidneys. No way, Jose! It's the texture as well as the taste that I just abhor (with a vengeance...)
Yuk, yuk, yuk, and double yuk...
and yuk, again...
But, spread on hot buttered toast, not too much, it's amazing. The perfect breakfast (or lunch, or...). My wife makes me scrub my teeth for 10 minutes and gargle half a gallon of mouthwash before she'd go within ten feet of me after having eaten the stuff.
IMHO marmite and cottage cheese go together as one of the classic food combinations, it's up there with basil and fresh tomatoes, cucumber and dill, and peanut butter and banana.
Are you one of those wussy kids who can't take the full force of the flavor? ;)
Wondered if there would be a few marmiteaphiles here. Encyclo, you epitomise the classic marmite lover. Wholegrain toasted to perfection, buttered and thinly spread to each corner.
Syzygy the classic marmite hater. He he.
I think their ads are brilliant, playing on the love it hate it relationship people have with it. It can split families like a derby match.
I think it has it's origins in beer making. Some genius saw this thick brown pungent tar residue left over from the yeast added to hops during fermentation and put it in a jar and sold it as *food*. That must have taken some forsight!
In graphic school the jar is studied for its design. Slow subtle design changes that look different over decades but don't notice year by year. Some people went to the extent of keeping tin lids and fitting them to the new jars when the company reluctanly made the switch to plastic. I think I fall into that category :)
Just finished two rounds, mmmmnnnnn.
I was addicted to Marmite until I went to live in the Netherlands for a few years. You can only get the small size there and it's incredibly expensive. So I had to cold turkey, and I've never really got back into Marmite on toast, although I do use it a lot in my cooking.
Are you one of those wussy kids
Seriously you should try it, the mixture of flavours and textures is exquisite.
As for vegemite I wouldn't eat it if I were you it's a joke the Aussies have played on the rest of the world. In Australia I understand it is mainly sold as an insect repellent. Just rub it into the skin and no insects (or any other living creature) will want to come near you.
It has a secondary use in softening old leather boots, if you can stand the smell.
However, i will cast my vote for 'LOVE' marmite.
But I know three food not mentioned here which have the same love/hate effect on people. These would be:
- Danish Licorice (not the sweet american version)
- Blue cheese(good and stincky)
I LOVE all three of these. Unfortunately Danish Licorice is not available. Blue cheese and Prechuto are, but they are both extremely expensive. I but these two items on special ocations and savor every single morcel of it...
Also when I get visits from my Danish family, I have one thing on the list of things to bring: LICORICE.
It seems like every time Marmite is discussed here, Vegemite, Promite and cultural differences are inevitable. This got me curious, and I finally purchased a small jar of Marmite (at an outrageous price) today.
10 minutes ago, (slow typer) I have just spread about 1/4 of a tea spoon over a home baked rye buttered toast.
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