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I keep hearing about it, yet have never tried it. Is it sweet, salty, strong tasting? Is there anything that it kind of tastes like? You use it as a spread on sandwiches & stuff, right? Please, do tell!
 

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My bf is half-british and loves the stuff. It's very salty and (struggling to figure out to describe it) savoury, kind of like mushrooms but really concentrated. I'm not a big fan of it, but lots of people love it so you should try it if you want to. Usually it's spread very thinly on top of buttered bread -- as long as your margarine's not too salty, that would work fine.
 

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I bought my first jar not to long ago and to me it tastes a little like cooked down bitter molasses (if you can imagine that) yet, it adds a certain zing to foods...I like it. I also like the fact that I can buy a small jar and let it sit in my fridge for who knows how long before it spoils. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm confused..... my jar of Marmite says it is Australia's original yeast spread (since 1908), yet Vegemite has always claimed to be that (1922).<br><br><br><br>
Yet some searches reveal it is British, while some say it is from New Zealand.<br><br><br><br>
Not that this has anything to do with its taste.
 

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Okay.... I just did an aroma/taste comparison of vegemite and marmite (yeah, at 4am).<br><br><br><br>
V. has a sweeter aroma than M. M's taste is somewhat more savoury than V's (as in some sort of soup stock).<br><br><br><br>
In regards to saltiness, it's hard to tell. I made a marmite sandwich... it seems to be milder than vegemite (I even put more M on it than I would put V on).
 

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I think it tastes like a boullion paste. Not bad, but potent in large doses. Just ask Muppetcow!<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/pics/showphoto.php?photo=553&password=&sort=2&cat=500&page=2" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/pics/sho...cat=500&page=2</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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It's kinda salty, kinda carroty. More or less it tastes like veggie soup stock.<br><br><br><br>
I love it on crackers with cream cheese. It's also good on celery.
 

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I eat mine with beans on toast, just an an English lady suggested. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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All that for me? What a sweetie you are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Flower</i><br><br><b>All that for me? What a sweetie you are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":love:"></b></div>
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LOL! You're too much!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by The_Gazumper</i><br><br><b>I never could stand marmite. All my friends love it, though. Strange people...</b></div>
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I agree! Yucckkkkk! Marmite is horrible! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br>
It's one of those things you love or hate.
 

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It's savoury.<br><br>
It's salty<br><br>
It's taste overpowers everything else.<br><br><br><br>
In hsort, it's concentrated something. I don't quite know what, because the taste is so intense that you know not what it is.<br><br><br><br>
Spread it thinly on bread, and you got yourself a snack. "Thinly" being the key word.
 

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It is heavenly. And I have run out *sobs* Still, in 12 days I can have some!!<br><br>
I like vegemite too - less corrosive, so good if you're sensitive to strong tastes etc.<br><br>
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmarmite
 

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First time I tasted it I almost vomited. I mean, it was THAT bad! Then after it sitting in the pantry for months, I got crazy and tried it again and *loved* it! (spread THINLY on "buttered" toast- Earth Balance buttery spread of course) Odd but good! And was definetly worth that second try.
 

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i love marmite (I prefer it to vegemite).<br><br>
Heres my little marmite story:<br><br>
My ex flatmate (american) was asking me what it was, so i told him it was chocolate spread. And he believed me. Instantly i felt bad and so told him i had lied and that he would probably hate it. I told him that it was very strong, salty etc and that he was welcome to try it but should only spread it very thinly on buttered bread. I go to my bedroom and next thing i know he is banging on my door, kinda yelling, and it turns out he had stuck a knife in and eaten a big fat glob of it. He said he couldnt remember ever having such a disgusting taste in his mouth. :)
 

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You can also use it for a "beef" flavoring in tofu marinades/seitan stock. I can't eat it by itself. Shannon
 

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My British roommate used to make herself a mug of Marmite dissolved in water ... sort of a veggie "beef tea." It seemed gross to me then, but now I'm thinking it might be good as a veggie soup base. Or I could just get some miso....
 
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