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#953943 - Thu Dec 06 2012 07:33 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Copago]
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I cannot believe that I actually went into the kitchen to test it out! But I did. You didn't say what sort of surface so I put it on a piece of white card and hammered it with a spoon. What happened is that it was transferring to the spoon so I wiped it off then carried on banging it, wiped the spoon etc. The colour got lighter as the stuff adhered to the spoon, then finally it actually took the surface off the card, so yes it was white.

Frank Skinner is a comedian so is probably laughing his socks off at the thought of people all over the place banging blobs of Marmite!
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#953945 - Thu Dec 06 2012 07:37 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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Here is a link to what is supposed to happen, perhaps I ought to try it again on a plate with a bigger blob!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bang/article_marmite.shtml
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#953960 - Thu Dec 06 2012 08:20 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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I think I'll stick to eating it!

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#953970 - Thu Dec 06 2012 09:18 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: dippo]
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Right, I put some in a baking tin and bashed it with a spoon until my arm was almost dropping off! I posted a photo of the results in the Photo-a-Day thread.

View it here
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#953972 - Thu Dec 06 2012 09:52 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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Ah, the things we do in the name of science. Now who would have thought to bang it in the first place? grin
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#954069 - Thu Dec 06 2012 05:07 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ClaraSue]
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Now who would have thought to bang it in the first place?


Yeah, I was wondering about that!
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#954076 - Thu Dec 06 2012 05:57 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: MotherGoose]
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Probably the same person who discovered that tights lasted longer if stored in th fridge and mohair yarn is less likely to shed during knitting if stored in the fridge.
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#954112 - Thu Dec 06 2012 11:34 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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lol, this thread is too funny. I've never tried either one, so can't vote.

Sue: did you try putting some in a food processor or a blender, or maybe just use a hand mixer? Might save wear and tear on the arm!

I found this little news item to be amusing:
Monumite
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#954139 - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:47 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Jakeroo]
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Thanks for sharing that article Jakeroo, it really is amusing. I'm sure lots of Marmite lovers will make the pilgrimage!!

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#973085 - Tue Mar 19 2013 01:47 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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Marmageddon is over....today is the first day in over 2 years that marmite is back on the supermarket shelves.... smile

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#973089 - Tue Mar 19 2013 02:02 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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By pure chance, there was a programme on television this afternoon with the presenter visiting the Marmite factory.
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#973128 - Tue Mar 19 2013 06:06 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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Howie, how on earth have you survived?!
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#973136 - Tue Mar 19 2013 08:03 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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Strangely enough there was a display in Tesco this morning which featured tastings of Marmite. Now, I have never tried Marmite of Vegemite so, I took a taste of Marmite. How can anyone eat that stuff - it was horrible.

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#973159 - Tue Mar 19 2013 10:45 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: ren33]
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Originally Posted By: ren33
Howie, how on earth have you survived?!


Ren, perhaps you should address that question to the presenter mentioned in Sue's post. smile
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#973165 - Tue Mar 19 2013 11:37 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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They even tried making it in South Africa but upon tasting it they quickly stopped it and did not want to put it on NZ shelves.....apparently it did not taste like NZ marmite.

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#973202 - Wed Mar 20 2013 04:12 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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I love Marmite.

I did buy a jar of Vegemite and could not get used to it. I tried it in different ways too. The children complained about the "funny gravy" when I used it in that. It went in the bin frown
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#973204 - Wed Mar 20 2013 04:23 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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Originally Posted By: sue943
Right, I put some in a baking tin and bashed it with a spoon until my arm was almost dropping off! I posted a photo of the results in the Photo-a-Day thread.

View it here


How did it taste afterwards?
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#973205 - Wed Mar 20 2013 04:35 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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As the colour was so strange I didn't eat it, I like my food to look proper!
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#973301 - Wed Mar 20 2013 06:25 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: sue943]
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Marmageddon
My heart goes out to you, Howie, I missed reading of this tragedy altogether, and I cannot imagine the agonies you must have gone through. Thank goodness all is over.
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#973346 - Wed Mar 20 2013 10:26 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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What was worse....when it ran out I only had a miniscule amount left in the only jar I had....

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#973356 - Wed Mar 20 2013 11:31 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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So how was it in Rehab?
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#973358 - Wed Mar 20 2013 11:38 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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2 years of withdrawal symptoms....it was tough and I have now fallen off the wagon.

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#973376 - Thu Mar 21 2013 12:50 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: Howie72]
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Giving Marmite its deserved recognition
This was a shop window in Cambridge, note the sterling silver lids for our product.


Edited by ren33 (Thu Mar 21 2013 12:51 AM)
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#1043167 - Thu Apr 24 2014 10:49 AM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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Vegemite is a real pick-me-up at work. It's the great Aussie comfort food. Ah, but it's not just a food anymore. Try this!
https://www.facebook.com/vegemite/photos/a.299303524986.45828.47955454986/10150376673509987/?type=1
Can your Marmite do that? wink
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#1043177 - Thu Apr 24 2014 12:10 PM Re: Marmite versus Vegemite - Let Battle Commence! [Re: delboy22]
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