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Absolutely 11 28.21%
No, it makes me vomit and it looks like tar 12 30.77%
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:19 AM   #31
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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.


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Old 02-28-2007, 12:40 AM   #32
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:29 AM   #33
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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.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:13 AM   #34
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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
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #35
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I've never tried it but being Canadian I am required by law to support all our products both domestically and abroad...

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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?
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:25 AM   #36
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I really want Guinness Marmite, but haven't been able to find it anywhere, and I'm not paying £10 on eBay.
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love it! love twiglets too! but I can't get either where I live now
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:10 AM   #38
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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.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:45 AM   #39
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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...
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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 =
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:40 PM   #41
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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.
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:58 PM   #42
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It sounds kind of disgusting, like an insect repellent. Could be good, though. I'll have to look for some.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:01 PM   #43
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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.
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Can you buy it at Dominion?
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #45
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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.


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