If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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
    More: Ironic, Marmite, The Independent, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Commonwealth countries, consumers, Ovaltine  
•       •       •

5948 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jan 2014 at 12:12 PM (34 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



102 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-01-25 02:13:03 PM

zamboni: 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.


With the jams and jellies?
 
2014-01-25 02:16:25 PM

Candygram4Mongo: 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...


That's why the Government bans these type of product--they are fortified with vitamins and minerals but blur the line between food and nutriceuticals that are tested and safe.

But they are kinda lax about it.

The Government says that these ingredients are banned, but they consider the food products themselves as pretty harmless and so they don't go out of their way to block them.

Irn Bru (pronounce Iron Brew) is an orange soft drink with a dye that is linked to hyperactivity. But hyperactivity won't kill you or the kids.

Given the small consumer base in Canada (mostly nostalgic immigrants and retirees) they can't do much harm. The biggest danger is that some health nut will OD on the vitamins and minerals they take while eatiing way too much of these fortified products with dubious claims to health benefits--as dubious as a macrobiotic diet or high doses of vitamins.

One of several articles I looked at mentioned that meat products such as Bovril, Steak & Kidney pie and beef are still banned from the UK". This is because of Mad Cow disease--maybe a bit of protectionism. The UK producers argue their beef is safe. The Canadian producers argue that Canadian beef is safe. The US producers argue that American beef is safe. Nonetheless, it's not entirely sure and every country tends to restrict foreign beef. Canada is complaining about South Korea and Japan while the US and the UK complain about us.

So there you have it. A circle jerk of protectionism and precautionary barriers to potentially dangerous products.

The Government is not being crazy bossy about this stuff. There are risks but they are small. They do the reasonable thing: warn people off but without a lot of enforcement. Only the madly passionate consumer and the politically-interested care, and they are few.

The science of food safety and health is fought back and forth over products like these. It's a war of attrition with few casualties other than scientific or medical credibility. Some day we may find out that things like health food were really very useless or dangerous, just like in Woody Allen's Sleeper. Perhaps steaks and milk shakes were the real health food, as they thought in the 1950s and early 60s. Perhaps you can eat your weight in a thousand foods that would kill a rat farm's worth of test subjects and your little dog too.

After all, we can eat chocolate but it can make a dog or cat really sick or dead.

Only a small number of vitamins, minerals and food supplements are really good or really dangerous. Much of the field is very fuzzy--some seem to benefit, some to suffer. The placebo and noicebo effects may be playing a large role. We just have no proof either way.

I am a fan of vitamin B because the women in my Mother's family tend to have a problem absorbing it and I figure it can't hurt me either to take a supplement. I believe strongly in anti-inflammatory agents but don't believe they will cure or cause or prevent serious problems like heart problems or diabetes.

This is the moderate middle road. You don't believe either side in the food fight, but you do realize you need a balanced diet and a bit of insurance is cheap and will not hurt you. You can always drop pills or reduce dosages if the science clicks into place.

Just ignore anybody who has anything to sell, even if the product is smugness, righteousness, or health and happiness. They are probably at least half cranks. I don't believe everything my doctor says. I know how ignorant and stupid doctors can be. I have nurses in my family. They spend their working day making doctors look a whole lot more on the ball than they really are. Just call me an intelligent and moderate skeptic.

If I encounter a serious problem, I'll know more about it than the doctor does, but I definitely try to avoid hypochondria and crankery.
 
2014-01-25 02:18:58 PM

fugeeface: [whatscookingamerica.net image 243x324]

FTW

/Marmite is the slimy takeoff of this great product.


I totally agree.  However, I think vegemite actually lacks the some of the B-complex vitamins that marmite has, which defeats the whole purpose of the product nutritionally.
 
2014-01-25 02:20:23 PM
"Marmite, Ovaltine and some other products are enriched with vitamins and minerals so they're illegal as well. "

WTF?  Nothing enriched with vitamins and minerals is allowed in Canada?

Their diet is just and junk food dominated as the USA...outlaw adding vitamins to things, and they'll be getting no nutrition at all.
 
2014-01-25 02:25:19 PM

flondrix: "Marmite, Ovaltine and some other products are enriched with vitamins and minerals so they're illegal as well. "

WTF?  Nothing enriched with vitamins and minerals is allowed in Canada?

Their diet is just and junk food dominated as the USA...outlaw adding vitamins to things, and they'll be getting no nutrition at all.


No it's not illegal. But it can affect whether products are sold as foodstuffs or nutritional supplements, and therefore what kinds of testing and tax they'll require.

/Canadian with extra-old marmite in her kitchen
 
2014-01-25 02:28:09 PM

threedingers: 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.


I'll give you my marmite when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

/You can keep that Irn-bru shiat.
 
2014-01-25 02:28:50 PM

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


Marmite is a yeast extract-based spread product. Vegemite leans heavier on the vegetables, nutella leans heavier on nuts and chocolate. Bovril is made largely with beef. They differ in their recipes and thus flavour. They were sold as health products and nutritional supplements but are consumed as comfort foods and by some people, as quasi-addictive foods, not unlike peanut butter or cheeze spread. They appeal strongly to expats.

They are all made more or less the same way by reducing the water content of pureed food, not unlike bouillon cubes, but spreadable.

They are consumed mainly by the sort of person you would expect to live on peanut butter and bread, or cookies and milk, or other cheap, easy-to-eat from the jar products. Mostly they are bread spreads, but the more confectionery-like products might be spread on tea breads or biscuits.

They seem to appeal to tea-drinkers rather than coffee-drinkers: Australia, New Zealand, the UK are the biggest markets, with some Canadian and American fans as well.

The American comfort food products which originated as health food or moral-fibre heavy anti-sex food are things like cornflakes and graham wafers, but spreads seem to be more generally anglo-saxon.
 
2014-01-25 02:39:50 PM

brantgoose: Candygram4Mongo: 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...

That's why the Government bans these type of product--they are fortified with vitamins and minerals but blur the line between food and nutriceuticals that are tested and safe.

But they are kinda lax about it.

The Government says that these ingredients are banned, but they consider the food products themselves as pretty harmless and so they don't go out of their way to block them.

Irn Bru (pronounce Iron Brew) is an orange soft drink with a dye that is linked to hyperactivity. But hyperactivity won't kill you or the kids.

Given the small consumer base in Canada (mostly nostalgic immigrants and retirees) they can't do much harm. The biggest danger is that some health nut will OD on the vitamins and minerals they take while eatiing way too much of these fortified products with dubious claims to health benefits--as dubious as a macrobiotic diet or high doses of vitamins.

One of several articles I looked at mentioned that meat products such as Bovril, Steak & Kidney pie and beef are still banned from the UK". This is because of Mad Cow disease--maybe a bit of protectionism. The UK producers argue their beef is safe. The Canadian producers argue that Canadian beef is safe. The US producers argue that American beef is safe. Nonetheless, it's not entirely sure and every country tends to restrict foreign beef. Canada is complaining about South Korea and Japan while the US and the UK complain about us.

So there you have it. A circle jerk of protectionism and precautionary barriers to potentially dangerous products.

The Government is not being crazy bossy about this stuff. There are risks but they are small. They do the reasonable thing: warn people off but without a lot of enforcement. Only the madly passionate consumer and the politically-interested care, and they are few.

The science of food safety and health is fought back and forth over products like these. It's a war of attrition with few casualties other than scientific or medical credibility. Some day we may find out that things like health food were really very useless or dangerous, just like in Woody Allen's Sleeper. Perhaps steaks and milk shakes were the real health food, as they thought in the 1950s and early 60s. Perhaps you can eat your weight in a thousand foods that would kill a rat farm's worth of test subjects and your little dog too.

After all, we can eat chocolate but it can make a dog or cat really sick or dead.

Only a small number of vitamins, minerals and food supplements are really good or really dangerous. Much of the field is very fuzzy--some seem to benefit, some to suffer. The placebo and noicebo effects may be playing a large role. We just have no proof either way.

I am a fan of vitamin B because the women in my Mother's family tend to have a problem absorbing it and I figure it can't hurt me either to take a supplement. I believe strongly in anti-inflammatory agents but don't believe they will cure or cause or prevent serious problems like heart problems or diabetes.

This is the moderate middle road. You don't believe either side in the food fight, but you do realize you need a balanced diet and a bit of insurance is cheap and will not hurt you. You can always drop pills or reduce dosages if the science clicks into place.

Just ignore anybody who has anything to sell, even if the product is smugness, righteousness, or health and happiness. They are probably at least half cranks. I don't believe everything my doctor says. I know how ignorant and stupid doctors can be. I have nurses in my family. They spend their working day making doctors look a whole lot more on the ball than they really are. Just call me an intelligent and moderate skeptic.

If I encounter a serious problem, I'll know more about it than the doctor does, but I definitely try to avoid hypochondria and crankery.


You're ℃anadian¿??

I have you the wrong color
 
2014-01-25 02:50:02 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.


Except for the part where absolutely nobody went into a blind panic. RTFA. A store owner and one of his regular customers said they would be upset if they couldn't buy certain foods anymore.
 
2014-01-25 02:50:04 PM
Submitted this story with a more cryptic headline

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-25 03:02:42 PM
Wait a goldurn minnit!

Canadialand gets the UK Ovaltine?

Damn canucks been holding out on us!
 
2014-01-25 03:07:20 PM
Marmite, Ovaltine and some other products are enriched with vitamins and minerals so they're illegal as well.

WHAT???
 
2014-01-25 03:07:51 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.


Hazelnuts, actually, but thanks for playing.
 
2014-01-25 03:09:29 PM

Stone Meadow: zamboni: 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.

With the jams and jellies?


Look next to the pre-made Haggis.

/around here they have British themed stores which had it. But this is a tourist area.  They has Marmite.  But then they also have Kindersurprise eggs with a real toy inside.  Both of which I think there is a US ban on import.
//Don't they know I'm an American and could kill myself on the toy?
 
2014-01-25 03:19:26 PM

jjorsett: 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.


Except that there are now Russian laws that make it difficult to ship packages to individuals in Russia.  That's why FedEx, UPS and DHL are no longer going to be shipping packages to people in Russia, only letters.
 
2014-01-25 03:20:53 PM
Marmite is so disgusting that it should be illegal just on principle.
 
2014-01-25 03:21:08 PM

Vlad_the_Inaner: Submitted this story with a more cryptic headline

[i.imgur.com image 550x412]


You and me both. The BBC link had a Badger!
 
2014-01-25 04:19:13 PM
Marmite is a Bio-Safety Level (BSL) 3, right up there with Rift Valley Fever and Venezuelan encephalitis virus.

Only thing worse is Michelle Obama's cooking and the Marburg virus.
 
2014-01-25 05:39:53 PM

Stone Meadow: What, 50 posts in and no Spotted Dick jokes? Wassup wit dat?

~[carlindustries.com image 640x480]

this
 
2014-01-25 05:48:03 PM

bingethinker: 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.

Except for the part where absolutely nobody went into a blind panic. RTFA. A store owner and one of his regular customers said they would be upset if they couldn't buy certain foods anymore.


In Cananada, that counts as panic.
 
2014-01-25 06:00:20 PM

fugeeface: [whatscookingamerica.net image 243x324]

FTW

/Marmite is the slimy takeoff of this great product.


Marmite came first. Only when WWI prevented Marmite delivering to Australia were they forced to develop their own local version. So Vegemite is very much a copy of Marmite.
 
2014-01-25 06:40:23 PM

Last of the Crazy People: threedingers: 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.

I'll give you my marmite when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

/You can keep that Irn-bru shiat.


Irn bru is nectar of the gods. Marmite is scraped from the depths of Satan's rectum.

On the other hand, if you and I shared a flat we probably would leave each other's food alone.
 
2014-01-25 07:26:06 PM
I never had Marmite, but I've had Vegemite and found it terrible.

But then, I have been known to eat Cheez Whiz, so I guess I should shut up now.
 
2014-01-25 07:36:15 PM

Flint Ironstag: fugeeface: [whatscookingamerica.net image 243x324]

FTW

/Marmite is the slimy takeoff of this great product.

Marmite came first. Only when WWI prevented Marmite delivering to Australia were they forced to develop their own local version. So Vegemite is very much a copy of Marmite.


I did not know that.  TIL

/Vegemite's still better
 
2014-01-25 07:38:35 PM

optikeye: 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.


So there's not enough information present to make a conclusion, but more than enough for you to throw your personal political bias in. Got it.
 
2014-01-25 07:46:07 PM

fugeeface: Flint Ironstag: fugeeface: [whatscookingamerica.net image 243x324]

FTW

/Marmite is the slimy takeoff of this great product.

Marmite came first. Only when WWI prevented Marmite delivering to Australia were they forced to develop their own local version. So Vegemite is very much a copy of Marmite.

I did not know that.  TIL

/Vegemite's still better


I love Marmite. Never tried Vegimite.

/The trick for anyone who has never tried it is to remember to spread a very thin layer, not slap it on like peanut butter.
 
2014-01-25 07:57:47 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 I don't know the exact difference between.... they're both horrendous-smelling high-vitamin yeasty goo. I don't know how people eat it either, the smell alone is enough to make me gag.

Nutella, though, is made of chocolate and hazelnuts (and has pictures of them on the jar, even). Like a cross between chocolate frosting and peanut butter, which, you know, are also brown sticky goop. Not even remotely the same thing as the other two.
 
2014-01-25 07:57:57 PM

Flint Ironstag: fugeeface: Flint Ironstag: fugeeface: [whatscookingamerica.net image 243x324]

FTW

/Marmite is the slimy takeoff of this great product.

Marmite came first. Only when WWI prevented Marmite delivering to Australia were they forced to develop their own local version. So Vegemite is very much a copy of Marmite.

I did not know that.  TIL

/Vegemite's still better

I love Marmite. Never tried Vegimite.

/The trick for anyone who has never tried it is to remember to spread a very thin layer, not slap it on like peanut butter.


Yep, you are exactly right.  Try a toasted bagel, then butter, Vegemite (or in your case, that other stuff), and then cheddar cheese on top--broil till the cheese melts.  Have a mug of coffee or tea with that. Mmm.
 
2014-01-25 08:04:26 PM

Beowoolfie: 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.


You shut your whore mouth. Peanut butter is God's own food and I'll not have your unAmerican nonsense sully this fine forum.
 
2014-01-25 08:22:52 PM

ChubbyTiger: Beowoolfie: 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.

You shut your whore mouth. Peanut butter is God's own food and I'll not have your unAmerican nonsense sully this fine forum.


Damn Skippy!
 
2014-01-25 08:33:01 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.


Vegemite doesn't have B12
 
2014-01-25 08:34:56 PM

devioustrevor: jjorsett: 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.

Except that there are now Russian laws that make it difficult to ship packages to individuals in Russia.  That's why FedEx, UPS and DHL are no longer going to be shipping packages to people in Russia, only letters.


I'll bet you can stuff a lot of Marmite in an envelope.
 
2014-01-25 09:32:50 PM

jjorsett: devioustrevor: jjorsett: 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.

Except that there are now Russian laws that make it difficult to ship packages to individuals in Russia.  That's why FedEx, UPS and DHL are no longer going to be shipping packages to people in Russia, only letters.

I'll bet you can stuff a lot of Marmite in an envelope.


Bear in mind that Marmite is one of the stickiest substances known to man. I don't think I have ever finished a jar of Marmite. I've always had to replace it when it's about half empty because I can't open the lid any more.
 
2014-01-25 10:04:38 PM

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


10 days over here. Best on toast.
 
2014-01-25 11:14:38 PM

Flint Ironstag: Bear in mind that Marmite is one of the stickiest substances known to man. I don't think I have ever finished a jar of Marmite. I've always had to replace it when it's about half empty because I can't open the lid any more.


Hah!  I used a lousy teaspoon of Marmite tonight to make my Welsh Rarebit and I seriously considered replacing my measuring spoons.
 
2014-01-26 12:17:32 AM
If you're growing a salt-lover, it can replace yeast extract in MYA with fantastic results. We used it to strain out Agaricus bernardi from a contaminated sample, at the suggestion of a British PI.

It's always been in my family's beef stock recipe, like 1/4 tsp for each quart, and that's where the jar in my fridge is used. I think the jar is at least 2 yrs old, and barely touched. I don't like it alone, but when it's not in the stock the stock seems less beefy.

/Under $5 at Wegmans.
 
2014-01-26 04:12:48 AM
"Do what you do best"

/obscure?
 
2014-01-26 05:14:09 AM
Why is "enriched with vitamins and minerals" illegal to start with?
 
2014-01-26 08:01:54 AM

smask: "Do what you do best"

/obscure?


Reg D Hunter?
 
2014-01-26 08:27:53 AM

Flint Ironstag: smask: "Do what you do best"

/obscure?

Reg D Hunter?


Yep.
 
2014-01-26 09:14:50 AM
I didn't think they were allowed to sell guns in Canada.

The left wing in the US holds up Canada as a paradise created through strict, draconian gun control and widespread civilian disarmament, creating a gun-free and thus crime-free country.
 
2014-01-26 09:39:31 AM
Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?
 
2014-01-26 10:45:20 AM

Silverstaff: I didn't think they were allowed to sell guns in Canada.

The left wing in the US holds up Canada as a paradise created through strict, draconian gun control and widespread civilian disarmament, creating a gun-free and thus crime-free country.


Or just like our health care we have a technical, common sense solution that benefits the vast majority of the population. Long guns (rifles, shot guns) for all, if your not a retard and can pass a safety course, that is. Hand guns for a few, if you have a good reason to want one. And CCW for almost nobody unless your protecting the Queen or something. And military weaponry for nobody. It pretty much works.

Just like health care your political derpstains grab something Canadian, completely twist it around so much that all truth is wrung out and scream at voters; But, but, but look at Canada, their system is so perfect/bad that is proves our opposition wants to ruin the good ol' U.S.A.
 
2014-01-26 11:24:14 AM

abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?


Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked

yum

/wait, wasn't the beer leftovers being used as cattle feed one of the scare elements of Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle?
 
2014-01-26 11:37:38 AM

Vlad_the_Inaner: abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?

Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked


Well that sounds absolutely disgusting.
 
2014-01-26 11:59:54 AM

abhorrent1: Vlad_the_Inaner: abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?

Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked

Well that sounds absolutely disgusting.


Well, you know how one element of making Worcestershire sauce is they put whole fish in a barrel with a bunch of stuff, and just sort of wait for it to turn to goo?  Well there are just some things you don't want to know.

/beer is decayed barley soup.
//Wait until you hear how one makes sausage.
 
2014-01-26 01:55:25 PM

abhorrent1: Vlad_the_Inaner: abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?

Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked

Well that sounds absolutely disgusting.


It's impossible to describe. Try it. Spend a few dollars on a jar and put some on toast. A tiny amount though, don't spread it like peanut butter. Try for a layer one millimetre thick.
 
2014-01-26 02:11:31 PM

Flint Ironstag: abhorrent1: Vlad_the_Inaner: abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?

Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked

Well that sounds absolutely disgusting.

It's impossible to describe. Try it. Spend a few dollars on a jar and put some on toast. A tiny amount though, don't spread it like peanut butter. Try for a layer one millimetre thick.


Can you even get it in the US? I've never seen it although I've never really looked either.
 
2014-01-26 02:19:26 PM

abhorrent1: Flint Ironstag: abhorrent1: Vlad_the_Inaner: abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?

Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked

Well that sounds absolutely disgusting.

It's impossible to describe. Try it. Spend a few dollars on a jar and put some on toast. A tiny amount though, don't spread it like peanut butter. Try for a layer one millimetre thick.

Can you even get it in the US? I've never seen it although I've never really looked either.


There's a store in LA that sells British food, the Laurel Canyon Store. But apart from there there are mail order places.
Link. And Link and Link.

You'll either thank me or hate me.
 
2014-01-26 02:21:38 PM

abhorrent1: Flint Ironstag: abhorrent1: Vlad_the_Inaner: abhorrent1: Can someone please explain to me what Marmite is exactly?

Beer making dregs treated with salt until the yeast explode, then cooked

Well that sounds absolutely disgusting.

It's impossible to describe. Try it. Spend a few dollars on a jar and put some on toast. A tiny amount though, don't spread it like peanut butter. Try for a layer one millimetre thick.

Can you even get it in the US? I've never seen it although I've never really looked either.


As noted earlier in the thread, it's surprisingly available...in fact, between Vegemite and Marmite, I've found the latter more available and pretty much everywhere here (largest city in KY) that has a gourmet and/or "foreign foods" section tends to sell it.  (Meijer sells it (in the British Foods section), Cost Plus World Market (foreign import place) sells it, Fresh Market (gourmet place) sells it, the Liquor Barn (large liquor warehouse chain here with a gourmet foods section) sells the stuff.  About the only places that DON'T sell it are Kroger and Wal-Mart and Target.)
 
Displayed 50 of 102 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report