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#486293 - Wed Nov 11 2009 09:41 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Copago]
ClaraSue Offline
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I am getting to the bottom of my vegemite jar and am getting to near panic mode. I had my toast and butter with marmite this morning and, as one not raised on either of them, I find that the marmite has an almost metallic aftertaste. See HERE for a sad, sad sight.
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#486294 - Wed Nov 11 2009 11:49 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ClaraSue]
Tobyone Offline
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Quote:

I am getting to the bottom of my vegemite jar and am getting to near panic mode.




I can understand you feeling panicked, you have my sympathy. You also have my admiration, it takes an educated palate to detect the metallic taste of Marmite.

Is buying Vegemite (The Wonder Spread) online an option? It travels well.

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#486295 - Mon Nov 23 2009 02:31 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: lady1]
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Vegemite.. and I have a son who at the age of 5, lived on Vegemite sandwiches for almost a year.. and is now, 26 years later, 186cm tall and 90kg in weight.. gotta be good for you !
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#486296 - Mon Nov 23 2009 03:21 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: tezza1551]
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Don't know anything about either, but I can't click on "never heard of it" on the opinion poll since I was a fan of Men at Work's song, "Down Under." The answer to the question, "Can you order it on-line?" is yes, found a U.S. website for Marmite and Vegemite here: http://www.marmitepantry.com/Vegemite.html

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#486297 - Mon Nov 23 2009 03:29 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: tezza1551]
tellywellies Offline
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Marmite forever. All the family like it too. One son even eats it mixed with treacle! I just ate some Marmite on toast a few minutes ago. I could eat another slice but that would be greedy.

In fairness, I haven't tried Vegemite. The only time I came close to buying it, a complete stranger persuaded me to put the pot back on the supermarket shelf. She said it really wasn't a patch on Marmite. The decision to buy was very marginal, so I let myself be influenced. I got a pot of Marmite instead. Why change from such a great product anyway?
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#486298 - Mon Nov 23 2009 10:30 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: tellywellies]
ClaraSue Offline
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Thank you, HairyBear, for the website. I shall be ordering my new jar very soon.
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#486299 - Tue Nov 24 2009 07:03 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ClaraSue]
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O'happy day! I found that vegemite is sold right here in my little town at the World Market store. Now my cupboard has a new jar and I get my breakfast toast tomorrow.
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#486300 - Tue Nov 24 2009 07:26 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Excellent ClaraSue!

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#486301 - Tue Nov 24 2009 07:52 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: MarchHare007]
ren33 Offline
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Personally if the shops in my town didn't stock Marmite, I would move. Vote with your feet, I say.
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#486302 - Sat Dec 19 2009 05:28 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ren33]
Tobyone Offline
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ClaraSue, I'm very pleased to learn you're able to enjoy proper toast again.

Vegemite is now a prized ingredient in global dining.

"In Sydney for the International Food Festival, chef Alex Bourdas from the famed Sa.Qua.Na restaurant in Normandy, was given a jar of Vegemite. He now has a dish on the menu of cod, oyster cream, cabbage, Toulouse sausage and a Vegemite reduction that has European critics swooning" (with delight, assuredly.)

Hong Kong chef, Alvin Leung has also created "ho fun", a Vegemite wagyu.

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#647115 - Sat Aug 13 2011 08:08 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Tobyone]
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Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but I just could not contain my excitement, having found a shop in The Hague where Vegemite is sold. Australians can now move to The Netherlands without adverse effects. Decision to buy a 220 gr pot took about 0.1 sec. Having tasted the stuff I feel qualified to offer my opinion: it is slightly more bitter than Marmite, and has a more pronounced beer taste. In short, I like Vegemite better than Marmite. Thank you for your time.
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#647126 - Sat Aug 13 2011 08:57 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: triviapaul]
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I'm thrilled to see Vegemite conquering the world wink As for me, I alternate between Vegemite and Promite which is a Masterfoods product in Oz. It's similar to Vegemite but has a sweeter taste. Although it taste less salty, it has more salt than Vegemite last time I read the labels. I know two people that love Vegemite and tomato sandwiches. I don't like that at all as the water from the tomatoes dilutes the Vegemite but to each their own. laugh
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#647216 - Sat Aug 13 2011 02:35 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Tizzabelle]
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I like Marmite crisps. smile
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#953396 - Mon Dec 03 2012 05:23 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: MarchHare007]
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I am reliably informed that Marmite is an ingredient of a new perfume!

Beat that you Vegemite fans!
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#953398 - Mon Dec 03 2012 05:32 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
Tizzabelle Offline
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Oh Sue, where have you been? I always dab a little Vegemite behind my ears before leaving the house! You should try it. wink
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#953399 - Mon Dec 03 2012 05:33 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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I suppose that it would be preferable to actually eating the stuff! But is it worth 125 quid?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl...eltic-Fire.html

The other ingredients are peat, oak, fir and bog myrtle, a fragrance that 'speaks eloquently of primordial terrain', which to me sounds like you are spraying yourself with really old dirt. Charming, I am sure...
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#953448 - Mon Dec 03 2012 10:30 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ozzz2002]
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I, personally, would rather not smell like either one, but maybe I'm the strange one lol. wink
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#953466 - Tue Dec 04 2012 12:19 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: dg_dave]
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Still no marmite in production in New Zealand thanks to the earthquakes....marmageddon continues frown

Would not want to get vegemite so I am gone without for over 18 months....

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#953707 - Wed Dec 05 2012 02:19 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Howie72]
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Oh Howie, that is awful.
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#953715 - Wed Dec 05 2012 02:38 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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Howie, they sell Marmite in Australia, and I could send you some. The only problem is that the use-by date is some time in 1976. wink
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#953729 - Wed Dec 05 2012 05:06 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ozzz2002]
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I hear that the Chanel company has bought the rights to "Twinkies" and a special desert fragrance will soon be on the market! After you've eaten your main course, you dab a bit on to feel more full. I'll hold out until they produce a pineapple upside-down cake with cherries on it scent.
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#953785 - Wed Dec 05 2012 12:29 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: mehaul]
Tekka Offline
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It's MARMITE every time for me and my family. We can purchase it here in Vancouver but only in the small jars unfortunately. I tried Vegemite and it was a real disappointment, not half as good as Marmite!!

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#953786 - Wed Dec 05 2012 12:50 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Tekka]
Squisher Offline
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As an impartial Canadian, I'd have to say that Marmite wins hands down. I first tried Marmite as a child and really enjoyed it, especially on toast. Then on vacation to Australia I was eager to try Vegemite. I was surprised that the two didn't taste similar, as I greatly disliked Vegemite.

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#953880 - Wed Dec 05 2012 08:15 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Squisher]
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I think the preference possibly comes with whichever you tried first. If you tried Vegemite first, you will probably prefer Vegemite - the same goes for Marmite, I expect smile
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#953935 - Thu Dec 06 2012 05:57 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Lones78]
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I was listening to a podcast of the Frank Skinner radio show and they were saying that if you have a blob of Marmite and keep hitting it with a spoon (and then keep hitting it more) it will turn white. Can anyone confirm?
It's a bit late a nighht here but I'm going to try it with vegemite tomorrow. smile

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