Saturday, August 17, 2013

Marmite rules

Brits reading my blog will identify well with "Marmite" - and know that is either one of those foodstuffs that you love or hate.  I love it.  On toast.  Australians will know a similar product called Vegemite.  I can only describe it a sticky brown, extremely salty yeast by-product, which in fact, does make it sound absolutely disgusting.

Jabblog's blog had me laughing out loud this week with a spoof "animal welfare" style video about neglected jars of Marmite across the UK. 

Me?  I take my Marmite everywhere - even on vacation with me.
Beautiful mountain views and beautiful Marmite.  Ahhhhh.

More "proper" holiday photos to follow soon.... 


  1. Only a Brit would have a holiday with her marmite jar. And an Aussie with Vegemite. I must admit that after trying Vegemite in Oz in '82, I refused to try Marmite in Britain in '96. Maybe they're quite different in taste, but I really didn't want to find out.
    Beautiful mountain views, however...I can certainly agree with you there.
    Looking forward to those "proper" holiday photos.

  2. I have heard stories about Marmite, none of them good.

  3. I must say the Marmite looks splendid in that beautiful setting. The Marmite police will have no argument with you;-)

  4. My mother loves Marmite--has it on toast every morning. It never caught on with me!
    Enjoy your vacation!

  5. I've never been brave enough to try it. I understand it's definitely an "acquired taste" and if you don't acquire that taste in childhood, you never will as an adult.

    1. Debra, you are probably right. My daughter has managed to get a couple of her school friends to try it. Their faces are a picture!

  6. Thin scraping of Marmite on toast and poached egg on top is scrummy. A favourite of the Mrs. T so I read.