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(CBC)   Consumers rushing to stock up on Marmite because it contains ingredients illegal in Canada. "It's nuts," he said. "I think The Independent ... said, what is wrong with Canada? They sell guns and they won't sell Marmite?"...that about covers it"   (cbc.ca) divider line 102
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2014-01-25 12:33:50 AM
Added irony: One of the banned products is a meat-based beverage called Bovril. It was invented by a Canadian before the Australians came up with Marmite. But a law's a law.
 
2014-01-25 12:54:09 AM
I think it's bullshait. In reporting..a scare tactic by conservatives.

They did this before with vegimite and it turned out to be Bullshait.

Read between the lines:

Michael Cox, who has owned the Scottish and Irish Store in Ottawa's west end for 10 years, said he hasn't had any shipments denied by customs. He did say losing these products would be a blow to his business.

Earlier this week, a Saskatoon store owner said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified him that some ingredients in the products he sold were banned in Canada.


I'd like to see more proof of that. Was it "GET RID OF MARMITE!" in such blunt lanuage...or saying "here's a list of dyes and stuff we ban" .and the dude went through his inventory and raised a stink about marmite for a teabaggery canada biatch fest?

Those laws have been in place for ages..and yet..marmite still exists in Canada.
 
2014-01-25 01:05:30 AM
unbelievable


...that anyone would be upset if something as hideous as marmite was banned.
 
2014-01-25 01:09:49 AM
If you have one jar of marmite you pretty much have a 10 year supply.
 
2014-01-25 02:22:42 AM
Marmite vs Guns? Marmite's way more scary.
 
2014-01-25 05:18:20 AM
Marmite nothing -- they're banning OVALTINE!
 
2014-01-25 07:35:16 AM
Hmmm... business has been slow this winter - what can I do to pick it back up?

"OH NO, EVERYBODY! THE BIG BAD GOVERNMENT WANTS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR BELOVED YEAST PASTE! BETTER COME ON DOWN AND BUY A FARK TON FROM ME WHILE YOU STILL CAN!"
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-25 09:01:23 AM
Consumers rushing to stock up on Marmite

I'm assuming that is the joke?
 
2014-01-25 09:22:56 AM
Well, Cananada, sitting there all smug about your Health Care system, your (mostly) non-insane politics, your hockey teams and your Tim Hortons. Looks like the Americans aren't the only ones who can go into blind panic over a phony crisis.
 
2014-01-25 10:24:21 AM
thilllogistics.com
..unless you're Canadian.
 
2014-01-25 11:25:10 AM

log_jammin: unbelievable


...that anyone would be upset if something as hideous as marmite was banned.


optikeye: If you have one jar of marmite you pretty much have a 10 year supply.


...and the horses you rode in on, gentlemen!

Marmite is a fantastic source of B vitamins. Combine that with Vitamin C, you have a marvelous stress reliever. I depend on it.

My 250g jar is almost empty, a few glops at the bottom. Spare unopened jar at the ready...
 
2014-01-25 12:16:51 PM
I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend
 
2014-01-25 12:19:39 PM
www.elfwax.com

Nice marmite.
 
2014-01-25 12:21:32 PM

jchuffyman: I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend


look for a local british/european store. hell, any grocery store with a european section should have it.
 
2014-01-25 12:23:21 PM
What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.
 
2014-01-25 12:25:19 PM

veale728: jchuffyman: I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend

look for a local british/european store. hell, any grocery store with a european section should have it.


As far as I remember, the international section of my Kroger back home (in bumfark Virginia) only had some Heinz beans and tea biscuits to represent the UK. But yeah, now that I'll actively be looking for it, it'll probably not be that hard.
 
2014-01-25 12:25:21 PM

log_jammin: unbelievable


...that anyone would be upset if something as hideous as marmite was banned.


It's the yeast infection...for your mouth!
 
2014-01-25 12:25:53 PM
American living in Canada...and I can confirm Canada has the gay!
 
2014-01-25 12:26:56 PM

nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.


I'm not sure about the *mites, but Nutella is not close to being the same thing. That's like confusing Hershey's syrup with marmite
 
2014-01-25 12:29:58 PM
Marmite and vegemite taste like what I would imagine a combination of chalk, blood, and poop to taste like.
 
2014-01-25 12:30:52 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Marmite and vegemite taste like what I would imagine a combination of chalk, blood, and poop to taste like.


SALTY poop
 
2014-01-25 12:33:27 PM
whatscookingamerica.net

FTW

/Marmite is the slimy takeoff of this great product.
 
2014-01-25 12:36:30 PM
The stuff has a long shelf life and is great on grilled cheese sandwiches.
 
2014-01-25 12:39:00 PM
So there is an unapproved dye in one of the products, but Marmite is banned because it is enriched with vitamins?  WTF?  Wouldn't that mean just about all bread and breakfast cereals would be banned as well?

What happened, Canada?  You used to be cool.

/I can still cross the border for my Cuban cigars, right?

//Go through a 500 gram jar of Marmite in about a month.  Love it!
 
2014-01-25 12:40:51 PM

veale728: jchuffyman: I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend

look for a local british/european store. hell, any grocery store with a european section should have it.


Hell, if you're lucky enough to live in a state where there are large liquor stores with a decent gourmet section THEY will have it; the Meijer's and Cost Plus World Market (the latter of which is a national chain) carry the stuff, and the big liquor store chains with gourmet sections in KY carry it (Party Source and Liquor Barn)...and if we can get it in Kentucky, SURELY you can get it where you live.
 
2014-01-25 12:42:56 PM
In a statement, the CFIA said that, while those products are not allowed, it did not remove them from store shelves [as] they don't pose a health risk to consumers


Mixed messaging a tad, eh?
 
2014-01-25 12:47:10 PM

Mad Scientist: /I can still cross the border for my Cuban cigars, right?


Yes, and you can nibble on a Kinder egg while you smoke it.
 
2014-01-25 12:49:10 PM

optikeye: Michael Cox, who has owned the Scottish and Irish Store in Ottawa's west end for 10 years, said he hasn't had any shipments denied by customs. He did say losing these products would be a blow to his business.

Earlier this week, a Saskatoon store owner said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified him that some ingredients in the products he sold were banned in Canada.

I'd like to see more proof of that. Was it "GET RID OF MARMITE!" in such blunt lanuage...or saying "here's a list of dyes and stuff we ban" .and the dude went through his inventory and raised a stink about marmite for a teabaggery canada biatch fest?

Those laws have been in place for ages..and yet..marmite still exists in Canada.


1) Bingo
2) Really lazy headline, subby
3)

Great Porn Dragon: Hell, if you're lucky enough to live in a state where there are large liquor stores with a decent gourmet section THEY will have it; the Meijer's and Cost Plus World Market (the latter of which is a national chain) carry the stuff, and the big liquor store chains with gourmet sections in KY carry it (Party Source and Liquor Barn)...and if we can get it in Kentucky, SURELY you can get it where you live.


Seriously.  Also, the internet.  But I do heart Meijer.  Their international selection is tiny but generally pretty darn well thought out.  So when I suddenly realize the SO ate all the Polish dill pickles I need to make the soup I've already started cooking, I'm not screwed. Thanks, Meijer!

Cost Plus food/candy section was also the source of many a cheap quirky gift add-on when I was in high school, until I was brave enough to go into the Chinese/Vietnamese/whatever markets and just buy rice candy and Pocky there.
 
2014-01-25 12:52:02 PM
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2014-01-25 12:52:09 PM
bbsimg.ngfiles.com

/don't know any songs 'bout a Marmite sandwich
 
2014-01-25 12:53:35 PM

Apos: In a statement, the CFIA said that, while those products are not allowed, it did not remove them from store shelves [as] they don't pose a health risk to consumers


Mixed messaging a tad, eh?


Not entirely.  Governments don't have unlimited resources to enforce laws.  And some laws are still on the books but really not applicable.  Might be some sort of liability for the shop owner if he knowingly carries them and someone gets all sue happy for a dumbass reason, but 'the government said it was fine' is probably a valid defense.

See also: marijuana laws, federal enforcement over state
 
2014-01-25 12:55:00 PM
Remember back in 2006 when they said the same thing for the USA?

...Yeah, that.
 
2014-01-25 12:55:46 PM
Marmite, Ovaltine and some other products are enriched with vitamins and minerals so they're illegal as well.


Heaven forbid someone makes food more nutritious.
 
2014-01-25 12:59:37 PM
from my personal experience Marmite taste better than Vegemite but that's realy not saying much.
 
2014-01-25 01:06:47 PM

nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.


Marmite and vegemite are both yeast+salt+some veggies.  It's like salty tar.

Nutella is a sweet chocolate+hazelnut spread.  It has absolutely no resemblance to the *ites.
Try it, you might like it.
 
2014-01-25 01:16:33 PM
Why, just the other week I was in Marks & Spencer and was told I needed to have a valid Possession and Acquisition License in order to buy a jar of Marmite.
 
2014-01-25 01:17:55 PM

jchuffyman: nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.

I'm not sure about the *mites, but Nutella is not close to being the same thing. That's like confusing Hershey's syrup with marmite


Yeah nutella is like whipped cashew butter blended with milk chocolate, if you're an American and you like dark chocolate and peanut butter then you will love nutella. I don't understand why it isn't more popular, I guess it's just because they hardly advertise here.
 
2014-01-25 01:19:12 PM

ransack.: jchuffyman: nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.

I'm not sure about the *mites, but Nutella is not close to being the same thing. That's like confusing Hershey's syrup with marmite

Yeah nutella is like whipped cashew butter blended with milk chocolate, if you're an American and you like dark chocolate and peanut butter then you will love nutella. I don't understand why it isn't more popular, I guess it's just because they hardly advertise here.


And Real Americans won't admit to liking something Yurpean.
 
2014-01-25 01:23:15 PM

jchuffyman: I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend


$5.45, free shipping, from Amazon Pretty amazing price, considering that it's coming from the UK.
 
2014-01-25 01:31:36 PM
Maybe the manufacturer could get the ban lifted with an apology.
 
2014-01-25 01:36:44 PM

nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.


Flavor: It's like asking what is the difference between Pepsi and Dr Pepper. People have a preference for one or the other, they do taste noticeably different if you pay attention.

Texture: Marmite is gooey, Vegemite is thick like school paste. But if you notice the texture when you eat it, you're eating way too much per mouthful.

Vitamins: Marmite has one vitamin that Vegemite doesn't, at least according to the labels. I don't remember which one was missing.
 
2014-01-25 01:39:42 PM

MrBallou: Well, Cananada, sitting there all smug about your Health Care system, your (mostly) non-insane politics, your hockey teams and your Tim Hortons. Looks like the Americans aren't the only ones who can go into blind panic over a phony crisis.


Canadians don't eat Marmite. It's those poncy limeys who are going into a panic.
 
2014-01-25 01:40:16 PM
They sell guns and they won't sell Marmite?

I've always gotten a kick out of this sort of logic, as if one at all related to the other.

What the hell do guns have to do with food?*

Also, I'd rather shoot myself than ever again taste Marmite.

* unless you're hunting
 
2014-01-25 01:41:02 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: ransack.: jchuffyman: nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.

I'm not sure about the *mites, but Nutella is not close to being the same thing. That's like confusing Hershey's syrup with marmite

Yeah nutella is like whipped cashew butter blended with milk chocolate, if you're an American and you like dark chocolate and peanut butter then you will love nutella. I don't understand why it isn't more popular, I guess it's just because they hardly advertise here.

And Real Americans won't admit to liking something Yurpean.


I'm a born-n-raised Hoosier and I'm bout it bout it down with the nutella! I'll bust into the stands and assault you if you disagree. BOOM, BABY!
 
2014-01-25 01:42:38 PM
As someone who deals with CFIA on a reasonably regular basis, the 'mixed message' is pretty much their SOP.
 
2014-01-25 01:42:40 PM

Candygram4Mongo: nytmare: What the heck is the difference among marmite, vegemite, and nutella? Who eats these jars of brown sticky goop and why.

Flavor: It's like asking what is the difference between Pepsi and Dr Pepper. People have a preference for one or the other, they do taste noticeably different if you pay attention.

Texture: Marmite is gooey, Vegemite is thick like school paste. But if you notice the texture when you eat it, you're eating way too much per mouthful.

Vitamins: Marmite has one vitamin that Vegemite doesn't, at least according to the labels. I don't remember which one was missing.


As for Nutella, completely different than those two. A mix of chocolate frosting and hazelnut butter. Americans like peanuts, Europeans like Hazelnuts.
 
2014-01-25 01:45:01 PM

veale728: jchuffyman: I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend

look for a local british/european store. hell, any grocery store with a european section should have it.


In NYC, Indian and Sri Lankan grocery stores usually have Marmite.
 
2014-01-25 01:55:39 PM

Candygram4Mongo: Americans like peanuts,


We do? I always assumed they were in everything because they were locally-grown and cheap. They're really one of the most boring of nuts IMO.
 
2014-01-25 01:56:44 PM

jchuffyman: I live in Russia, and I fell in love with Marmite when a British friend decided to bring me some back from the UK (along with some HP sauce). I am moving back to the US in a few months, and considering that I have never seen it for sale anywhere in America, I'm hoping I can find some way to get it. I guess Google is my friend


Um... I lived in Mobile, AL for a time, and they had it on the grocery shelves. I'm sure you can find it.

Protip: check in the yeast (baking, etc.) section... I know! Hell, I wouldn't know where to put it either.
 
2014-01-25 02:12:02 PM
What, 50 posts in and no Spotted Dick jokes? Wassup wit dat?

~carlindustries.com
 
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