20 October 2008

Rather too much Marmite

Well I suppose it serves me right for my earlier post, but this is how my 500g jar of Marmite looked when it got to me yesterday from England (exactly as predicted by Lucy). The mess was confined to one Tesco bag, so the exploding container didn't cause too much collateral damage. I found my husband trying to salvage the remains by spooning them into a jam jar, but I decided that I didn't love Marmite enough to want to risk eating small shards of glass, so it has all been thrown away now. Looking on the bright side, he also brought me back two festive containers of Twiglets (which I have never seen for sale here), so all is not lost.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

That's too bad about your Marmite. I had forgotten about Twiglets. My sisters used to live in England and I tasted them there. Is there an online store that you can buy it from? Or there seem to be stores around Toronto if you are close enough. This forum is talking about some places. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/472270

themanicgardener said...

Oh, no! That is so much too bad. I had more luck with the jams and sauce I brought back from Newfoundland, but we wrapped each one in bubble wrap and most were inside a shoe or boot as well.

But I know what it's like to crave something you can't get in the whole country. In my case it's butter tarts, which I eat like they're going out of style whenever I'm in Canada. The other thing is Crispy Crunch candy bars, which I ate as a teenager. I'm pretty much over candy bars now, but those--they're different. Fortunately, they're easier to pack than something in a glass jar!
--Kate

easygardener said...

I'd go for Marmite in the plastic squeezy bottle next time. More runny but less glass shards!

Barbarapc said...

That's too bad, but maybe there's a Canadian source close at hand? I seem to recall getting Marmite from the grocery store in Montreal. Perhaps a quick trip over the border is in order? Also the Added Touch in Oakville carries the Twiglets at a ridiculous price:
http://www.addedtouchstore.com/prodinfo.asp?number=2897. Definitely worth the price of a plane ticket at almost $20.00!

Mother Nature's Garden said...

Marmite is new for me. Had to look it up. Live and learn.

Crazy Sister said...

That's so sad. I'd have gone crazy being able to smell it but not eat it. Being Aussie, though, it's Vegemite for me.