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Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Marmite on 11/09/2011 14:59:14 MST Print View

A friend of mine who lives in France gave me a small jar of Marmite. Looking at the ingredients, it seems like something that would be good for backpacking. Yes, I understand people love it or hate it but I wondered if there are ways to incorporate it into a meal, snack or drink it hot. I sort of like it. It tastes a bit like concentrated beef broth. So....would this be something worth taking?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Marmite on 11/09/2011 20:02:34 MST Print View

Pretty yuk stuff compared to Vegemite.


Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
marmite on 11/10/2011 08:47:12 MST Print View

My boss (we are going back 25 years - lol) used to eat that on crispbread. Bleh. Joan was English and she also ate something called Brantson Pickle (it was kind of relish like but really tangy).

I've never tried Vegimite or Marmite but I am a little curious.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Marmite on 11/10/2011 09:01:16 MST Print View

My MIL finds it hilarious to bring back single serving packets of both when they travel (they go to Europe often).

I'd say both are learned tastes. Some really love it. Not me, but hey most of Europe thinks peanut butter is weird so what do I know? ;-)

Neil Johnstone
(nsjohnstone) - MLife
Marmite on 11/10/2011 09:58:10 MST Print View

"Pretty yuk stuff compared to Vegemite."

But everyone knows that Vegemite is the weak antipodean imitation..........

But if you want beef broth, use Bovril!

Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Re: Marmite on 11/10/2011 12:00:24 MST Print View

It is high in calories, protein and vitamins, so I think it would be good for using on the trail. Maybe cook up a meal at home,dehydrate it and have it for supper, snack or just before bed, especially in the winter.

Vegemite is miles worse in taste. : )

This stuff is strong, but my cat likes it!!

Edited by leadfoot on 11/10/2011 12:00:58 MST.