Sunday, August 31, 2008

What Surrender Looks Like

After guest-posting at Sue's blog, I felt honor-bound to try Vegemite. But I failed. Failed miserably. I went to five stores before finding the next-best thing, Marmite.

Son #1 is at work. Hubby refused to even consider trying it. But the rest of us have given Marmite a shot, spread, thinly on buttered toast. And here is the verdict:

Son #2: I'm never eating Redcoat food again, ever.

Son #3: I didn't mind it at first, but then it tasted terrible.

Son #4: At first, I liked it, but then it got kind of a bad aftertaste. So, I wouldn't eat it again, but, well, you have your own tastes. (He said this, mind you, after spitting his toast into the trash.)

And me? Well?

I like it. So sue me.

Although I have to say, I cannot imagine any American product with a notation on the label---right out front!---telling you you should not eat very much of it. I mean, do they WANT us to think it is bad?


Mom of Three said...

NOT sure I actually SEE any MARMITE on that toast, but a valiant effort, nevertheless.


Just a little heckling in response to YOUR heckling on my blog. Which was well received, by the way. Go see for yourself in the comments. :)

Sue said...

Marmite, I'm told, is a stronger flavor than Vegemite.

Where did you get it? I can't find either in my area, no matter how hard I look! I mail order mine from Texas.

Andrea said...

Why would you eat anything that is has an ingredients list that includes the word sludge? And the fact that they make a squeezable version only continues to lesson its appeal. I may have been willing to try it if I hadn't read the ingredients...a similar mistake I made when I read the ingredients for potted meat. Blech!

Penelope said...

Oh dear! You actually ate it?
We have commercials running here along the lines of "Marmite - you either love it or you hate it!" People do seem to have rather strong opinions about it ;o)

Christine said...

Oh, it is THERE. But I cannot believe you made your husband limp to the computer. You ARE mean.

Stronger, as in saltier? Because that is the only thing about it that makes me think I probably should listen to the warning to spread it THINLY.

My jar did not mention "sludge". And I do not have a problem with squeezable food. Mustard, baby. Ketchup. My philosophy, though, is that if you haven't eaten it before you probably shouldn't enquirer too much into the ingredients. Dive in, THEN read.

Don't love it, don't hate it, just think it tastes like dehydrated soy sauce.

ALF said...

What is Marmite? That I've never had.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

It actually warns you not to eat too much?!?!?!?! Is that some kind of dare?!?! I won't keep any food in my house on a regular basis (almost any food is welcome to come in on special occasions) unless I can pronounce every ingredient. But I'm thinking I'd draw the line at "sludge"! Yeah. (ok, so yours didn't have that, but I'm sure not buying Andrea's brand!)