Tuesday, 10 August 2010

My Mate

My husband bought this little tin for me at the weekend knowing how much I like Marmite and tins :)

Marmite was introduced in 1902 the cubes came later in 1930. I read somewhere that they reappeared again in the 50's. Being vege I use it to add depth of flavour to soups and stews and I would love one of those huge pots they use on cafe counters but where  would I put it ;)

As they say you either love it or hate it, there are a number of web pages with information on the history and its association with vegemite etc.
I hate vegemite yuk : (

Are you a lover or a hater ?


A Treasured Past said...

Morning Cate, I have the very same tin, not that I have ever tasted marmite.

Vegemite is good but you only need 3 thin little scrapes of it on your toast, not thick and not all over, that would be disgusting :) Have a good one, Tamara x

baysiderose said...

I am checking out the goodies in the jars Cate! Mmmmmm!!
I was brought up on Vegemite in NZ as a child so I know no different. Marmite to me has a stronger taste than Vegemite - funny isn't it?
Cheers, Pam

Anne aka La Vie en Rose said...

How cool is he for buying you that adorable tin? Oh and I lurv me some Marmite on toast and in the winter, a hot drink made of it. Can I have a sweetie now please, I have been such a good girl. xx

The Vintage Knitter said...

I love Marmite on toast soldiers with a soft boiled egg - yum! Unfortunately both my husband and daughter don't feel the same way about the stuff.

A Treasured Past said...


I have a NZ friend who likes to eat vegemite on croissants, our Belgian friend is mortified..he he he

I'm off to Perth next month, they have a British food shop there, I'll see if I can get the 'Real' stuff (made in UK)and try it :)

I'll let you know, bye, Tamara x

Tabbyroo said...

I love Marmite,but love vintage tins even more!I haven't seen one of these before, very nice. Linda :)

Country Girl said...

I'm a hater! My son loves it though and I have to endure the smell of it most days.
Never heard of Marmite cubes.

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Oh I just hate marmite but I love tins so I'll let you off!