Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Expat76 FYI :Marmite history As an old, old lady, who grew up in wartime England and has lived in the US for 50+ years, I would like to share a little Marmite history with all you younger lovers - or haters - of the product. During World War 11, Marmite was part of the diet of hospital patients. Outside of a hospital, it was only available with a Doctor's prescription. It's THAT good for you. Just think of all you've read recently of B vitamin deficient Americans!! However, I personally prefer Bovril, the beef and yeast extract that is similar, but is not available in the US. I have to import it at great expense from England, because I cannot live without it! My American born husband and children are also addicted - two to Marmite and 2 to Bovril :-) October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ksouthbama I'm American, and I love Marmite I knew of Marmite but had never tried it. I learned of it when I was an exchange student to Thailand and some of my fellow exchange students from the UK and Australia would argue about which was better -- Vegemite or Marmite. At one time one of these friends had me try Vegemite and I really thought she had played a joke on me -- like put something really horrific inside the jar in place of the actual product. When I learned that, no, this is indeed how Vegemite is supposed to taste, I lost any interest in trying Marmite. Ever. Turn the clock ahead 30 years. This Alabamian decided to meet up with a British friend in Cusco, Peru last year. One evening in my hotel room we exchanged gifts. I gave her an Auburn (my alma mater) shirt. She gave me .............. a jar of Marmite. After recounting my experience with Vegemite, I told her that it was quite possible I would lose the little jar of Marmite somewhere on Machu Picchu or in transit to Lima. But before I could arrange for its disappearance, my friend breaks out some Andean bread and cheese and makes us some Marmite sandwiches. To make a long story short, I am now a Marmite addict. I crave it. I love it on toast with butter, on celery, on sandwiches, in soup. It's a staple in my house. I confessed this on facebook once and sent my Aussie friends into an uproar, the result of which had me trekking back to World Market for a jar of Vegemite for another try. To be fair, it wasn't as horrible to me as my 17-year-old self remembered it to be, but it lacked the depth and richness of Marmite. Vegemite tastes much more bitter and the yeast flavor is much more pronounced. The texture isn't like Marmite, which looks like black honey. It's more like a firm petroleum jelly. It's much easier to work with, that's for sure, but to me, I will take the sticky mess and gluey viscosity -- and the wonderful, rich salty flavor -- of Marmite any day. October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SNValadez What A California Resident Thinks Hello, I'm a Californian who actually was nosing around on the internet and found this peculiar substance called 'Marmite'. Well, with a name like that, I just had to try it. But before I did, I decided to thoroughly research this substance before I purchased it and found that many Americans DO NOT WANT TO BE WITHIN TEN THOUSAND FEET OF THIS BROWN STICKY SUBSTANCE FROM BLIGHTY. *Ahem* Anyways, I found out that even Brits are a bit divided on this particular product. Meaning: You either love it or you hate it. And knowing what a sharp, offensive flavor it would probably have on my 'delicate' American tastebuds, I bought it anyways because I was feeling adventurous. I had just narrowly escaped death once again on crowded California highways and Marmite just seemed to be the right thing to celebrate. Because it was also like a game of life or death, but a lot less dramatic. More like love or hate. Well...it was absolutely disgusting, at first. I actually bought some of those mini toasts and spread it on those. It reminded me of vinegar and oyster sauce and burnt radioactive materials and then burned hair and then spoonfuls of salt and the texture reminded me of mucus or maybe I'm just imagining that this texture is the same kind as the unicorn blood I saw on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Or the Philosopher's stone, in the UK). So if there were evil unicorns in England, I think Marmite would be their blood that comes out after you sniped them from a distance with some hunting hounds or something. I don't know, so I tried it a second time...it was still absolutely and despicably horrid and the mucusy, viscid texture just coated my tongue and teeth like I had a cold and all this slime was coming up from my lungs. I guess the reason I gave this an excellent rating is because I knew what I was getting into, I knew I was putting something completely foreign into my body, and it met my expectations that I would probably despise it. But I paid for it and I plan on eating it all. Money ain't cheap and I dished out cash for this jar of imminent and almost complete demolition of any American mouth. I'm going to try spreading it on some fresh toast from the toaster and with some butter. Hopefully that helps. BUT ALL MY FELLOW AMERICANS HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizaP Addicted... this is one of a few varieties of yeast-based spreads that can be found in ex-English colonial countries like New Zealand, Australia and my homeland South Africa. There is also the beef-based Bovril, and Vegemite amongst others, but Marmite is my favourite of the lot. it's vegetarian, has no MSG or artificial flavourings like Bovril, and is not sweet-salty like Vegemite, it is just right - on toast, spread over steamed veggies, on cheese, tomato, avocado....anything savory. And add a spoonful to some boiling water in a mug for a hearty quick broth. I am SO glad I can get this must have condiment in America from WorldMarket :) August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Juelez Excellent packaging I cannot praise too highly the packaging of this item - It was so well packed that it could not possibly have broken - even if it had been dropped or thrown! March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brenda the brit Hooked on it I love this.Maybe because I ate it post WW11 as a toddler.Mostly on toast or crumpets. It's a fairly healthy snack.Every household had it in England when I was a child. They say it saved many men fighting in WW11 because they suffered from digestive issues in jungles etc. November 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by me i grew up on this! This will be delicious on just about any bread product. My favorite snack after school was tea and buttered toast with a little marmite on it. A little bit goes a long way since it has a very strong savory flavor. I can make a jar last forever. Its not for everyone, but i think everyone should try it atleast once! September 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kryke Love this Stuff I grew up with Marmite and love it, but Cost Plus is one of the very few places I can actually seem to fine it other than stores in down town which are too far from me. August 12, 2011
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