Marmite

Do you know of a product which has changed its name?
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Post by leeadi » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:08 am

Noticed in my local supermarket that there was no Marmite on sale, but lots of Vegemite. Have they changed the name or is it 2 separate products?

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Post by Golfer » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:40 pm

Different products, but both Devils food I believe!!
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Vegemite

Post by eccles » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:23 pm

I first came across Vegemite in Australia. I always thought it was a much stronger flavour than Marmite.

Vegemite is mentioned in the song Down Under by Men at Work

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich

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Post by cck23 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:41 am

marmite and vegemite are two different products but both similar in taste and both based on yeast extract.

It's interesting what you say eccles about vegemite being stronger as I was told that marmite was the daddy, and that vegemite was slightly weaker in taste.

As we happen to be on the subject of name changes i have bought a jar of marmite that was branded "I hate" :D

Cool, i love marmite, trick is to have it on toast but spread VERY thinly, i've heard of ppl spread on it like jam and wonder why the roof of their mouths is missing :wink:

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Post by Slippy Tin » Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:17 am

Vegemite was originally marketed as the Australian version of Marmite under the inauspiscious name "Pawill" ... as in Ma might, but Pa will!
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Post by Bubblehead » Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:57 pm

Marmite is lush and vegemite is for vegetarians and not as strong tasting.

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Post by westhambird » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:00 pm

Marmite is suitable for vegetarians too*, as far as I understand it, Marmite is yeast extract and Vegemite is vegetable extract.


*As long as all tastebuds have been removed/temporarily disabled :wink:
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Post by Xetal » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:57 pm

Both say on the bottle that they are OK for vegetarians - not that I am one, but I spent nine months in Papua New Guinea where the only option was Vegemite. In my view it's not as strongly-flavoured as Marmite (so you spread it a bit thicker to make up for it.)
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Post by Drumlady » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:19 pm

Marmite is vastly superior to Vegemite IMHO. The imitation versions made by Sainsbury's, Tesco etc are also not the same at all.

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Post by Drumlady » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:21 pm

And what about Bovril? That no longer contains beef and tastes completely different. Sorry - it's not a name change at all but I couldn't decide where to put it!

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Post by Xetal » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:32 pm

I never liked Bovril much - I far preferred Marmite, and so did my brother and sister. Mum chucked out the only jar of Bovril she ever bought about ten years later.
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