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TorgoX (1933)


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Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Monday January 07, 2002
06:25 AM

always mit'n marmite

[ #1959 ]
Dear Log,

Marmite is now a hundred years old. And as with anything that survives a century in good shape, I felt obliged to try it at least once. So I found a tiny little jar of it at the supahmarket, selling for about three times what it'd go for in the UK. I got it home, and spread it thinly on buttered toast. Mmmmm funky!

I get the impression it tastes different to everyone -- not surprising for a substance (industrially derived "yeast extract") that was not (not by a long shot!) on the menu of any of our primate/primitive hyoo-mon ancestors. Well, to me it tastes like beef gravy. People say "no, that's Bovril!". No, really, Marmite tastes to me like beef gravy.

In other news, the Guardian describes a real-life enactment of the play that would have been written if Beckett, Sartre, and Neil Simon had ever collaborated ... with the Taliban!

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  •, I know that Vegemite is brewery waste; is that what "yeast extract" means here?

    Beef gravy, eh? One time I had a cold and mistook a bowl of turkey gravy for a bowl of refried bean dip, eating about half the bowl along with a bag of chips.

    Any comparisons between Marmite and Vegemite?


    You are what you think.
    • Any comparisons between Marmite and Vegemite?

      Marmite, Promite and Vegemite are all roughly the same thing: a yeast extract (er, "brewery waste"). They're all rich in the B-vitamins (which makes them an excellent part of an effective hangover cure, along with copious amounts of water).

      I've got a jar of Marmite at home that I occasionally use. Truth be told, the three have a very similar taste, although Marmite is the least tasty of the three. I'd rank them as follows (mostly from memory):

      1. Vegemite
      • Great Chao, I'm just getting used to non-condensed *liquid* soy sauce...!

        I shall make sure to keep a one-hundred-foot distance between myself and any -mite substances, then.


        You are what you think.