3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2011
I love both Marmite and Vegemite, but have always preferred Marmite. I recently exhausted my last jar, so decided to order the 4 pack from Amazon since I live in the US and it is hard to come by. Now, my previous jars of Marmite were a thick, nearly black paste, resembling bearing grease, but this stuff is so thin I can almost pour it out. It's also much, much lighter in color. I made a couple of slices of toast and spread one with my Vegemite, the other with my new Marmite. I was shocked at the lightness of the Marmite. More shocking was the flavor seemed to be less intense than the Vegemite, which was not the case before. I have since read that many long time Marmite fans have been complaining about a change in our beloved spread. Unilever denies any change in the recipe, but that is nonsense. It's still tasty, and the seller ships quickly, so I'm giving it 4 stars, but I'm beginning to prefer Vegemite over this "new" Marmite. The "old" Marmite is a solid 5 stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As others have said, this is an intensely flavored yeast product that's not for everyone.
But I love it!
Sharp, tangy, rich dark flavor of yeast, like a really yeasty beer that's been condensed into a demi-glace.
Wonderful on toast, great stirred into sauces, and even good on vegetables.
This used to be so difficult to come by, I'd have British friends bring me jars whenever they traveled back to the UK, and now we can get it on Amazon. How cool is that?
Try it - you'll hate it or love it, but you'll never know until you try.
on August 30, 2011
Marmite doesn't hold a huge section of shelving at the local supermarket. It's definitely a niche item in the states. Our Brit friends, though, speak highly of it, so I had to try.
Good stuff! If you want a departure from the morning toast with butter and jam, skip the butter and jam and smear on some Marmite! Your coffee will taste brighter!
This stuff it definitely a different way to hammer on your taste buds in a vigorous fassion!
on December 18, 2014
I love Marmite as an enhancement to soups, stews and gravies. I eat quite a bit of venison and the Marmite adds a depth of flavor that is just wonderful in pot roasts and stews. The fact that it is high in B vitamins is a bonus. I wholeheartedly recommend this product. I have used it for years and will continue to order it regularly. For first time users, beware it's very strong and a small amount goes a long way.
on January 4, 2013
My supply of Marmite was down to a spoonful and I needed more. Local markets do not carry it and would not special order. Amazon saved the day and saved Christmas, too! Swedish meatballs and all types of gravy are magical with a bit of Marmite added. The ham and cheese sandwiches the day after Christmas were perfect because I was able to find Marmite!
on March 16, 2014
If one has grown up with Marmite, it is a given that you will enjoy it. If you have not tried it before, let me give you a tip; take a nice piece of bread or a cracker, spread a thick layer of butter and then spread with a thin coat of Marmite - heaven! I love Marmite!!!
on October 14, 2013
This is not to everyone's taste, but if you love savory, it is a great addition to toast and cheese, or stews, broths. Can't live without it.