Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Love Marmite!

There once was a gaping hole in my culinary life. It has now been filled. With Marmite. For those who haven't tried it, it can be best described as "Salty spreadable vegetable bouillon" What's not to love? Except for the bitter aftertaste, if you eat it on its own or don't spread it thinly enough.

This is what your tastebuds think they are going to experience after eating about a pound of poutine. But the poutine never quite delivers, does it?

I've had this stuff on toast (it goes great with almond butter on top), on burritos, and today, even on top of pizza. That was a bit much. That's like taking weapons grade plutonium & saying "Hey, let's mix in a little Led Zeppelin." Not safe. For your eardrums or the remaining living members of the band.

If you haven't tried it yet, go get some now.

Now then, anyone in Seattle have a good line on where I could try some vegemite?

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  1. Starbucks UK sell Marmite and Cheese sandwiches.

    There's plenty of vegemite and Marmite north of the border... but I think I read somewhere that it's banned in the US.

  2. We can get both here. It's just not very easy to find anymore. (Marmite's the easiest to find of the two). I did hear that vegemite now has a preservative in it that it didn't used to have in the past. I have no idea if that changed the flavor, since I've only tried the new vegemite. Between the two, I prefer Marmite, because the flavor is deeper, more intense and saltier. Vegemite seems a bit mild, but I do prefer it's aftertaste over Marmite. Cost Plus World Market often will have one or the other in stock.

    Cheers, eh?