Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture.
The brand’s slogan is ‘you either love it or hate it’ which I think is quite true. It’s certainly an acquired taste. It looks disgusting-like sticky dark brown tar, and has a very strong smell. The taste is hard to describe, but it’s kind of bitter and salty. It’s similar to Vegemite or Vegex, but stronger. I’m definitely a Marmite lover though. My favourite ways to enjoy Marmite are:
- With hot buttered toast or crumpets (round bread products with holes)
- With hot water to make a savoury drink like Bovril (great for the winter months)
- In a cheese sandwich
- Mixed into gravy to give it a little kick (goes great with sausages)
Marmite is also now a novelty flavour in a lot of different products, such as crisps (potato chips), rice cakes and crackers. Starbucks in the UK even does a Cheese and Marmite panini! My Mum is a massive Marmite fan and is obsessed with the Marmite crisps. I even bought her a Marmite mug and The Marmite Cookbook by Paul Hartley, which has loads of delicious recipes. You can also collect special edition jars for events like the Queen‘s Diamond Jubilee and special flavours like Guinness. I enjoyed the Christmas 2012 edition that contained edible gold flecks!
Are you a lover or a hater? Vote in my poll below!