Marmite question

Jan 26th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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>>You get a more even distribution that way.<<

Only if the butter were melted first, surely? Otherwise you'd never get the Marmite off whatever you were mixing it with.

To adapt your test in re Walkinaround, I deduce that you, sir, are the foreign spy masquerading as a trueblue Englishman!
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Jan 26th, 2010, 07:00 AM
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Hi Susan7! No comparison to the awful taste you mean?LOL!
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Jan 26th, 2010, 04:59 PM
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Per wikipedia, "Marmite (pronounced /ˈmɑ:maɪt/) is the name given to two similar food spreads: a British (original and first version) produced in the United Kingdom and later South Africa, and a version produced in New Zealand. Marmite is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans[1]".

I had to look it up too. Obviously we yanks didn't grow up with it. We got to drink tang instead ( an orange chemical drink that in no way resembles orange juice).
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Jan 27th, 2010, 04:20 AM
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I haven't the foggiest what it tastes like ( although I probably would like it if it's yeasty) but it didn't seem to go over too well on Mr. Bean's two chums (Do-it-Yourself Bean, that I just viewed). Or perhaps it was the twigs it was spread on....
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Jan 27th, 2010, 04:38 AM
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"Marmite spread on twigs"

No expert on the works of Mr Bean (having been exposed to the giant turkey one six times during a multi-leg plane journey on AA, I've developed a crippling allergy), I'd guess that's a subtle satire on a product called Twiglets (google if you dare).

Together with a nice warm glass of Liebfraumilch, Tiglets are an essential part of the farewell ritual to a well-loved colleague.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 05:11 AM
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Twiglets are horrible.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 05:52 AM
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Our local Albert Heijn stocks Marmite. The town is not crawling with English - there are a few of us, but not like the centre of Amsterdam or Den Haag, so I must deduce that the Dutch have developed a taste for it too.
Our AH also stocks Robertsons lemon curd. Now that is nasty. Homemade is much nicer.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 06:22 AM
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I dared to google and discovered there is a Twiglet Appreciation Society, devoted to photographs of Twiglets!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/

I love Twiglets, even more than Marmite crisps or Marmite breadsticks. or Marmite rice cakes.

Today I bought the very last pack of Marmite Cereal Bars in Waitrose. I've not tried them before, so will report back in due course.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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julia, the mind boggles at Marmite Cereal bars.
I look forward to a report soon

If they are any good I can see they will be added to my UK shopping list. Haven't seen Marmite crisps either - they sound yummy, and have already been added.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 06:54 AM
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Twiglets are horrible.>>

Wrong 'un.
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Jan 27th, 2010, 07:10 AM
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49 responses for a foodstuff that could be alternately used as furniture varnish?

Miss Havisham. Grace Poole. Ken Livingstone. Madame De Farge. The Brits who post on Fodor's.

See any connections here?

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Jan 27th, 2010, 07:30 AM
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>>See any connections here?<<

Can't knit. Eat any wedding cake going. Can't abide newts. Wouldn't dream of housekeeping where there's a madwoman in the attic. Nope, I don't connect at all.

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Jan 27th, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Newts?
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Jan 27th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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Red Ken is a famed newt-lover, is he not?
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Jan 27th, 2010, 08:58 AM
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Madame Defarge ate newts? Sold them diced a la guillotine as amuse-gueules in M. Defarge's boozer? Chucked them into his cider press to add a bit of flavour? Knitted them into nice sweaters?

We should be told.
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Jan 28th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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I'm a bovril on toast fan too - although i can't stand gravy made with it.
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Jan 28th, 2010, 09:33 AM
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MARMITE CEREAL BARS - a report!

The pack is black with the Marmite logo, and on the front it reads -lots of lovely chewy oats, wheat and rice all wrapped up with a hefty punch of Marmite.

On the back of the pack - Wakey Wakey (enclosed in a Marmite yellow heart). And in another larger yellow heart the words Rose and Shine it's Marmite Time.

Rich in B vitamins, High in Fibre, No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and (best of all for some of us!) ONLY 93 calories per bar!

Each of the 6 bars has one of three 'quotes' on it - eg hate belly grumbles? love Marmite cereal bars. That sort of thing.

Now for the tasty bit! Well, the texture is chewy and like that of a muesli/granola/cereal bar. No surprises there then. The taste is very similar to Marmite Rice Crackers. There is a slightly sweet element in there somewhere, and I see that rice starch syrup is one ingredient, and sugar is also there at the bottom of the list. Carb content is high at 56g per 100g or 14g per 25g bar. Fat is low at 8.1g per 100g.

I liked them, but not as much as Marmite crisps (which for Hetismij are made by Walkers and can be found in any large supermarket in England), and for breakfast I'd still rather have my Marmite (or Bovril!) on toast, be it white, wholemeal, granary, but preferably seeded.

Hey basingstoke, still reading all this? Wish you hadn't bothered asking?

So to sum up
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Jan 28th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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Yes Julia, and enjoying every word too. There is a fellow down the corridor hailing from Liverpool who gets his Marmite fix from me on occasion - I always keep some around and now they are not in the fridge - and told me where I can get Twiglets. I had never heard of those before this thread.

For lunch today I had Marmite on buttered Milton's wheat toast, sweet pepper, cucumber and tomato salad, washed down with a cup of Kefir. Delicious!
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Jan 28th, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Thanks for the report Julia. I think I may give them a miss - sweet and Marmite just doesn't sound right.

Now I'm off to toast some wholemeal bread and enjoy some Marmite
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Jan 28th, 2010, 10:56 AM
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>For lunch today I had Marmite on buttered Milton's wheat toast, sweet pepper, cucumber and tomato salad, washed down with a cup of Kefir. Delicious!<

Oh, into colonic irrigation are we?

Get ready.

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