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Old 10-22-2006, 09:16 PM   #21
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In your dreams, mate, in your dreams.
Hey Clive, there you are
Well, us blokes will be eating Vegemite and you blokes will be eating Marmite so guess who's going to win the ashes
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:43 PM   #22
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hahah never fear clive im here (( wow deja vu from last year))

Firstly Marmite of vegemite

and WE WILL win...errr my freddy will win the ashes :)
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:58 PM   #23
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As to what it is and where it came from... CLICK HERE
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:36 AM   #24
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Great research Andy,
Hey Clive!, you must read it, I liked the bit "Only Pommies and xxxxxxx ate Marmite" LOL
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:04 AM   #25
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Folic Acid is also known as vitamin B-9; naturally occurring in many foods. Odd that it would cause something to be banned. But I doubt that this is going to cause any big protests in the USA.
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Old 10-23-2006, 02:14 AM   #26
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In your dreams, mate, in your dreams.
Awww, you beat me to it, Cliveb!
As a Scot, I am strictly neutral re cricket.

And here's the URL for a Marmite lovers' tribute site! http://www.ilovemarmite.com/
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:32 AM   #27
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Awww, you beat me to it, Cliveb!
As a Scot, I am strictly neutral re cricket.

And here's the URL for a Marmite lovers' tribute site! http://www.ilovemarmite.com/
cough! cough! [clears the throat]
Note :- "Old marmite can turn hard and lose its gooey spreadability,"
Vegemite doesn't do that, it stays good forever.
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:44 AM   #28
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A very poor imitation of Marmite, IMHO..... Still, it is a COPY, and isn't imitation supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery?
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:53 AM   #29
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If you mix marmite with butter it is a bit weaker and more easily spread. DH hates that but I prefer it.....Nigella Lawson recommends it in one of her books -for kids party sandwiches because it is so easy to spread like that.
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:45 AM   #30
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As someone once said [I think it was Cliveb], if it's an acquired taste it isn't meant to be eaten .

I think I've discovered why Australians eat Vegemite...it's from brewing beer Right Attie?
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:28 PM   #31
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Thanks for that, Andy. I had NO idea what everyone was talking about. Now, of course, I'm curious to try some!

I am imagining the same sort of consistency and saltiness of "Better than Boullion". With more of a yeasty, hopsy flavor.

Am I close?

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Old 10-23-2006, 12:52 PM   #32
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If you're partial in winter to a 'beef tea' as a hot drink, flavoured with salt and pepper, you can use a teaspoon or so of Vegemite to a cup, and top up with boiling water. Stir well. Supposed to be a good brew for an invalid, like gruel.

I thought beef tea was made with Bovril?

At least the Bovril people think so.
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:08 PM   #33
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Bovril is a little more liquid than Marmite, Jennyema... But both can be used. The two companies are rivals - and lots of people use bovril on toast, simply cos it does spread more easily. But Marmite is best for toast!
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:30 PM   #34
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I like Vegemite, Marmite and Bovril !! But I used to suck on boullion cubes as a kid.

I would think you'd use a beef product for beef tea?
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Jen - I think when beef tea was first mentioned it had quotes around it - so it was the same technique process to make it but using this stuff instead of Bovril. The quotation marks were key in this instance. You thinkin' like an attorney again????
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:48 PM   #36
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I like Vegemite, Marmite and Bovril !! But I used to suck on boullion cubes as a kid.
I did the same thing as a kid.......haven't tried Marmite, Vegemite, Promite or Bovril but I think I might give it a go someday. Now to find a way to smuggle in some of all so that I can do a taste test!!!
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:59 PM   #37
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You thinkin' like an attorney again????
Not really. Just hadn't heard of making "beef tea" with Marmite. That's sort of like tea and toast all in one!
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:27 AM   #38
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Beef tea AKA Hot OXO, great with a little black pepper and some toast to dip in it :)

Vegamite, Marmite, bovril etc, I love em all, except I put Loads on toast or crumpets and Then I put the butter on, that way you get more of it :)

I`ve even done crushed OXO cubes on toast before now.
and since I`m suposed to be on a Gout diet, it`s something I certainly "forget" to tell my doctor about
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So... what does that stuff taste like?
It looks kinda nasty.
Is it close to jam.. or is it actually jam.
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it`s Like marmite, but it`s coarser, like it has granular bits in it, it`s also much harder to spread than marmite.
tastewise it`s lovely :)

BTW, isn`t Folic acid extremely good for you also? in fact here in the UK, all pregnant women are Given this to take during pregnancy. I don`t see what the big deal is in all honesty????.
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