Love It or Hate It
If Your British you have heard of this product it is a product where there is no middle ground, even people who use this brown sticky object will admit you either “Love it or Hate it, even the manufacture of this product market there product with the famous slogan “Love it or Hate it.
If your British you know that I am talking about “Marmite”
The image on the front of the British jar shows “marmite”, a French term for a large, covered earthenware or metal cooking pot. British Marmite was originally supplied in earthenware pots, but since the 1920s has been sold in glass jars of approximately the same shape.
The product that was to become Marmite was invented in the late 19th century when German scientist Justus von Liebig discovered that brewers yeast could be concentrated, bottled and eaten. In 1902 the Marmite Food Extract Company was formed in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England by the Gilmour family, with Marmite as its only product.
The by-product yeast needed for the paste was supplied by Bass Brewery. By 1907, the product had become successful enough to warrant construction of a second factory at Camberwell Green in London where it still remains today.
Marmite is traditionally eaten spread on bread, toast and crackers. Owing to its concentrated taste it is usually spread thinly with butter or margarine. Marmite can also be made into a winter drink by adding one teaspoon to a mug of hot water much like Bovril. Marmite is a favorite with vegetarians as it does not unlike Bovril have any meet by products in it.
I for one with a wife and 5 children (all the kids are grown and not living with us) know the love hate relationship Marmite has on different people. Apart from me no one in the house ate marmite and I have to say “I Love it”
So are you a lover or a hater?