Sunday, January 20, 2008

Love it or loathe it?

Marmite flavoured with Guinness was one of the surprise foodie hits of last year - the initial run of 300,000 jars sold out in just two weeks. Now a new variation, Marmite with Champagne, looks set to prove just as popular. Almost 1,000 jars were snapped up in three days since the line went on sale in Selfridges. The £3.99 Lovers' Marmite is being marketed as a gift for Valentine's Day.

I think I'd rather receive flowers.

13 comments:

Betty C. said...

I like just about everything...except Marmite. I'd be willing to taste these two new flavours, though, just to see what they're like.

Shionge said...

This is definitely something new to me and yes, I would rather receive flower or er...chocolate would do too kekek...

asteraki said...

I vote for chocolates too! ;-)

Kathy said...

Oh God.You have got to be kidding me. Marmite is terrible. An Aussie friend of mine made me try it when we were in high school. I haven't spoken to him since:-)
A rock wrapped with a bow would be a better gift on St.Valentine's Day
Just the thought of this revolting mixture with Champagne is making me sick.Yuck!!!!

Tinsie said...

@ Betty: I'd be willing to smell the Champagne version and if it's not too repulsive, taste a tiny amount. I normally can't stand marmite, and I doubt a bit of Champagne will make a difference, but you never know.

@ Shionge: Mmmm... chocolates - now you're talking :-)

@ Asteraki: What, no marmite?!

@ Kathy: So I guess you're in the "flowers and chocs" camp too, eh?

ShadowFalcon said...

I despise Marmite yuk auw I'm scared just looking at it!

Daniel B. said...

YUCK!

Very unique and distinct taste. Growing up, neighbors down the street loved the stuff... I never took to it.

Karen said...

Maybe if I drank the bottle of champagne FIRST...

Tinsie--I have been away and you have been busy! Thanks for the Greek NY info, I WILL go there one day. Also, listened to The Kite Runner during the cross-country drive this summer and loved it. Will go see the movie and probably read the book, too.

Loops said...

Mmm Marmite. I tried the Guinness one and thought it tasted exactly the same as the normal one. Actually I've still got some left if you're interested Tinsie!

Tinsie said...

Awwww Loops, how kind. That's what friends are for, eh?

Still, I couldn't deprive you of your last mouthful of marmite, that would be both un-friendly and impolite. I really must refuse - but I appreciate the gesture all the same :-p

Tinsie said...

@ Shadowfalcon & Daniel: Flowers and chocs for you, too, then?

@ Karen: That would work with the Champagne-flavoured one, but I'm not sure I could manage more than a couple of sips of Guinness!

I loved the Kite Runner movie and I'll definitely be reading the book too. Do let us know what you think of the movie, if you go see it :-)

Karen said...

I do love Guiness, could drink three or four in one sitting. Of course, I would have to be carried home afterwards, but I'd probably be willing to eat just about anything.

Tinsie said...

Hahaha sounds like the best way to enjoy marmite :-)

I bought a jar of the Champagne one for hubby. He loves the stuff, so it'll be my special gift for Valentine's Day. I also got him a packet of Marmite biscuits. Whatever next, I wonder? Marmite cola?!