Marmite appreciation thread - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
View Poll Results: Is Marmite fantastic?
Absolutely 11 28.21%
No, it makes me vomit and it looks like tar 12 30.77%
I don't live in a Commonwealth nation, so I don't know what the hell you're talking about 16 41.03%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-28-2007, 12:19 AM   #31
Jesus Online
Angela Harlem's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: a glass castle
Posts: 30,163
Local Time: 09:39 AM
once i again i wonder how thickly you overseas folk spread this stuff. if you apply it like jam or peanut butter, then i am not surprised the dislike is unanimous.

thin and even. on cruskits. with thin slices of cheese.


<a href= target=_blank></a>
Angela Harlem is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 12:40 AM   #32
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
Sicy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,003
Local Time: 03:39 PM

Sicy is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 01:29 AM   #33
adrball's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nightclub in Tripoli
Posts: 1,733
Local Time: 11:39 PM
LOVE IT. Don't eat on toast though, I just scoop a load out of the jar with my fingers. Mmmm.

It's apparently good for fertility.
adrball is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 02:13 AM   #34
love, blood, life
A_Wanderer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: The Wild West
Posts: 12,518
Local Time: 08:39 AM
Originally posted by GibsonGirl

Vegemite is a dreadfully sub-par Australian creation!
It is far and away the better anglospheric creation; it tastes great thickly smeared over toast or a dollop in the casserole
A_Wanderer is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #35
Blue Crack Supplier
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,296
Local Time: 06:39 PM
I've never tried it but being Canadian I am required by law to support all our products both domestically and abroad...

"I heartily endorse this product and or service" - Krusty The Clown

Originally posted by GibsonGirl
Everything. I hate everything about fish. The look, the smell, the taste...everything. Live fish are just as bad. My parents took me to an aquarium against my will when I was a child and I just about had a panic attack right there and then.
Don't you live on the East Coast? How do you cope with that? Isn't kind of like living in the Parries and being afraid of wheat?
elevated_u2_fan is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 09:25 AM   #36
Blue Crack Addict
meegannie's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 15,798
Local Time: 10:39 PM
I really want Guinness Marmite, but haven't been able to find it anywhere, and I'm not paying £10 on eBay.
meegannie is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 09:44 AM   #37
The Fly
honeychild's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 119
Local Time: 04:39 PM
love it! love twiglets too! but I can't get either where I live now
honeychild is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 10:10 AM   #38
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Tiger Edge's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Everglades
Posts: 4,740
Local Time: 06:39 PM

I've never had Marmite but my English friend was raving about it a few years ago. It sounded gross but I'll give it a shot if I ever head into Canada or England.
Tiger Edge is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 10:45 AM   #39
Rock n' Roll Doggie
sulawesigirl4's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,416
Local Time: 05:39 PM

I grew up in a boarding school with kids from all over the world, so I was introduced to this stuff young. It's an acquired taste, methinks.

Warm crusty toast that has been spread with butter and then a thin coating of Marmite...
"I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me." - Bono

sulawesigirl4 is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 12:37 PM   #40
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Total U2 Nut's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: London, baby - yeah!
Posts: 5,628
Local Time: 10:39 PM

It's SO good, I swear I have Marmite on something at least once a day The squeasy tubs are the best

Drawing in Marmite =
Total U2 Nut is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 04:40 PM   #41
Forum Moderator
yolland's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,471
Local Time: 11:39 PM
I have seen a few American vegetarian cookbooks which call for adding it to stews and so forth to create a savory flavor without meat, and most US supermarkets do seem to stock it in the 'international foods' section. I've never met nor heard of a lifelong US resident who uses it as a spread, though. In general Americans tend not to like assertive flavors, unless perhaps they involve chiles.
yolland [at]

μελετώ αποτυγχάνειν. -- Διογένης της Σινώπης
yolland is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 04:58 PM   #42
Rock n' Roll Doggie
angelordevil's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Inside a sound
Posts: 5,825
Local Time: 08:09 PM
It sounds kind of disgusting, like an insect repellent. Could be good, though. I'll have to look for some.
angelordevil is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 05:01 PM   #43
love, blood, life
GibsonGirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 13,270
Local Time: 06:39 PM
Originally posted by sulawesigirl4
It's an acquired taste, methinks.

Warm crusty toast that has been spread with butter and then a thin coating of Marmite...
More than likely. I find that people who grow up on the stuff tend to enjoy it far more than those who don't. When I was in primary school back home in South Africa, I remember trading my mother's awful cheese sandwiches for Marmite sandwiches during morning break. You HAD to have Marmite sandwiches. Or Bovril sandwiches. And of course, it got everywhere - our teachers must have dreaded the sight of us trooping in after break with Marmite all over our faces and uniforms!

Oh, and that sounds heavenly. Mistake #672984 foreigners make when attempting Marmite toast for the first time: not putting margarine or butter on! You need to have a THIN coating of both marge and Marmite in order for it to taste like something that isn't nuclear waste. A thick coating of Marmite without marge is suicide for your mouth.
GibsonGirl is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 05:09 PM   #44
Rock n' Roll Doggie
angelordevil's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Inside a sound
Posts: 5,825
Local Time: 08:09 PM
Can you buy it at Dominion?
angelordevil is offline  
Old 02-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #45
Rock n' Roll Doggie
TheQuiet1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N.Yorkshire UK
Posts: 3,816
Local Time: 11:39 PM
I only had Marmite once in my life when I was about 3 and was promptly sick everywhere so guess which category I fall into? I do however maintain that it is better than Vegemite. Not because I've ever tried Vegemite but because Marmite is British and so it has to be better than anything the Aussies produced. Even if it isn't, I'll proclaim to my dying day that it is out of principle and raging jingoism.


TheQuiet1 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright ©