Marmite is God's Gift to Man. A wonderfully flavourful, rich, tasty spread, it delights the tastebuds and palate with its complex blend of notes of yeast, salt and burnt something-or-other-that-tastes-like-Bovril (despite its 100% vegetarian origins). It is an effective cure for hangovers, helps the early restoration of amputated limbs, and can be of some help if you have been decapitated. It's also a great way to start any day, when spread thinly on toast with butter, as a delicious midday snack, or with hot water in a cup, forming a delicious thin broth.
Only in the UK can you get away with advertising something by ridiculing the opinion of misguided naysayers who claim that eating your product is like spreading diarrhea on toast and then eating it.
Marmite is actually a 100% vegan-approved product, and is made entirely from yeast by-products. Its origins were the brewing industry, as it was made from the leftover yeast scraped from the insides of the brewing vessels. Yum!
Marmite is horrible. Marmite in New Zealand is different from Marmite in the UK. What the British call Marmite is what New Zealanders call Vegemite and it is truly awesome stuff. New Zealand Marmite is best enjoyed on toast with a heck of a lot of butter.
The Marmite vs. Vegemite debate is almost like the PC vs Mac vs Linux debate. Which one corresponds to which, no one knows...
- For an equally divisive "food" product, try Stilton cheese.
- Marmite "Paddington" TV commercial.
- Marmite "Nursing Mother" TV commercial.
- Pizza Hut New Zealand Releases Marmite-Stuffed Crust Pizza