What came in the mail today

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What came in the mail today

Postby Niner » Tue May 17, 2016 2:25 pm

Got this envelope with something in it. It came from France. No note. Just a handful of small packets of something called Marmite. Then I looked on the back of the envelope they came in and there was Duncan's address. Then I remembered this stuff was mentioned on a chat.

What it is... I think... is a sauce made with something left over from the brewery business. It's brown, sticky about like honey. and you are supposed to put it on toast like jam or jelly. It was .. so I read... invented during WWI because the British were hard up for something to take the place of food and instead came up with this stuff as the best they could do.

I had to taste it of course. Well... it's very salty. It has a taste sort of like the burnt fat on the bottom of an unlined oven pan after you've baked a ham smells. And since I never tasted the burnt fat on the bottom of an oven pan I can't say for sure how similar the taste is. Marmite is an acquired taste for sure. One packet was enough. I don't think I'll be needing the rest.
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Postby joseyclosey » Tue May 17, 2016 3:11 pm

I'd never put it on toast, but in a cup of boiling water, with a brisk stir, is a good warmer on a cold range day. It's a bit like oxo but not as nice IMHO.
Interestingly enough we can now get bags of marmite crisp (chips to you 'mericans) and they actually taste alright.

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Postby dhtaxi » Tue May 17, 2016 3:21 pm

I eat it on toast yummy stuff.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue May 17, 2016 3:32 pm

Me, I just LOVE IT but i promised Robert some to try. I didn't warn him it was on it's way either!!

It is great spread on toast with Heinz Baked Beanz on top and some grated cheese to finish off............ :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:41 am

Just arrived with friends from the UK - along with some proper bacon, sausages, pork pies, custard and mint humbugs - YEA!

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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby Niner » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:46 pm

Why the "chocolate jar"? You don't put that stuff on vanilla ice cream like Hershey's chocolate syrup do you? Ugh.. what a horrible thought that is. :D
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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:57 pm

Nope! It's just a load of chocolate that tastes slightly of Marmite - smashing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby Niner » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:22 am

I looked it up...

Marmite flavoured chocolate is here! This might be the most polarising treat ever conceived, as every bite of the silky smooth chocolate is imbued with the powerful taste of Marmite. The hollow chocolate shell is even shaped like a jar of the dark spreadable stuff.


I can imagine making a chocolate Easter Bunny out of it and ruining some kids Easter. :loco:
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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:36 am

You cannot POSSIBLY think that we Marmite aficionados would waste this sort of gem on CHILDREN :shock: :GBR:
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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:07 pm

This reminds me of that Australian "delicacy"........ Vegemite............ :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: What came in the mail today

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:18 am

I have Vegemite on toast 'most every morn.
My wife doesn't like it at all and over twenty years of watching me eat it hasn't changed her mind.

Vegemite is also great for smearing on white toilet seats for a great visual reaction and spreading a bit thicker on black toilet seats for a more explosive reaction :bigsmile:
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