jfitzpatrick — 2014-03-20T13:40:02-04:00 — #1
corvynem — 2014-03-20T17:40:16-04:00 — #2
Just a small correction to the article: Marmite was first produced in Britain 1902 and is still very much in production. Vegemite is an Australian derivative with a different recipe. I'm guessing from your article that Vegemite is bigger in the US, but in the UK it's Marmite all the way
jfitzpatrick — 2014-03-21T09:11:41-04:00 — #3
The original opening sentence was "Vegemite, like its predecessor Marmite, is a savory spread beloved in the countries of Australia, New Zealand, and in the How-To Geek kitchen as well."
I've edited that sentence to include "like its English predecessor" for a more clear nod to the original spread.
hanbdutch — 2014-03-21T10:33:54-04:00 — #4
I did guess right - Vegemite. But I still think as a Dutch-born US citizen, that Marmite is far superior ...
geek — 2014-03-21T11:52:22-04:00 — #5
Isn't Marmite a lot stronger in flavor than Vegemite?
I have Vegemite in my fridge, but I've never actually tried Marmite.
survak — 2014-03-21T15:57:35-04:00 — #6
you actually gave the impression that marmite no longer exists and that it was an aussie that first came up with the idea of using yeast waste from brewing when it was first done in england
verve — 2014-03-21T20:05:27-04:00 — #7
Marmite is stronger and more tangy than vegemite. There are several versions of Marmite: There's a South African Marmite, there is the standard Australian Marmite, which is made in New Zealand, and there's the classic English Marmite. In addition, there is another aussie Marmite made by Sanitarium. They all differ slightly in flavour and strength.
There is also Promite, which is a sweet and sour recipe also based on a yeast derivative. It's marketed for vegetarians, and it is our favourite of all the yeast derivative products.
BTW, you don't need to keep any of these products in the fridge.
scott_vt — 2014-03-21T20:12:09-04:00 — #8
What, you don't prefer hagelslag?
hanbdutch — 2014-03-21T22:10:04-04:00 — #9
I like hagelslag (of course!), but that is different. I'm not sure you can
get the good hagelslag in the US. Marmite you can (sometimes) get at
scott_vt — 2014-03-21T22:24:29-04:00 — #10
It was easy to get Marmite, Vegemite, dust mite and all the other mites when I lived in Nieuw Amsterdam (and all things Dutch too). Now that I live in East Bumfluck, esoteric treats are hard to come by, unless you count hoof'n mouth.
jfitzpatrick — 2014-03-30T13:40:10-04:00 — #11
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