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Old 08-05-2013, 20:59   #136
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

weyalan -

it's a 4.4 oz (125 gram) jar of marmite - marked 'made in england' - and i paid 6 dollars US in a local 'upscale' super market. they had a few shelves of english products, all of which seemed higher priced than local equivalents, but they've got the market cornered around here.

i took note of your advice - hot buttered toast - but the nearest i could get was a multi-grain saltine cracker.

put a 1/2 teaspoon on the cracker and ate it. first impression - not bad. very salty. for some strange reason, reminded me of anchovy paste, or even tapenade. i had four crackers and quit, thinking i'd exceeded my allowable salt intake for the day. i'll probably have it again. at least until i get my six dollars back.

also made me want to drink a beer.
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Old 08-05-2013, 21:44   #137
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

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weyalan -

it's a 4.4 oz (125 gram) jar of marmite - marked 'made in england' - and i paid 6 dollars US in a local 'upscale' super market. they had a few shelves of english products, all of which seemed higher priced than local equivalents, but they've got the market cornered around here.

i took note of your advice - hot buttered toast - but the nearest i could get was a multi-grain saltine cracker.

put a 1/2 teaspoon on the cracker and ate it. first impression - not bad. very salty. for some strange reason, reminded me of anchovy paste, or even tapenade. i had four crackers and quit, thinking i'd exceeded my allowable salt intake for the day. i'll probably have it again. at least until i get my six dollars back.

also made me want to drink a beer.
Salty? Very salty?? Extremely salty??? Yep.... its marmite. Like I say, it is certainly an acquired taste and not for some (most?) folks. Me - I really like it and have it, on toast, for breakfast maybe once or twice a week (well, actually, I have "vegemite" - the Australian equivalent to marmite). But I, personally, wouldn't be eating it at $6 for 4oz
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:08   #138
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Personally, I would not eat it if they paid me to do so.

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........ i found ..... marmite! six bucks for a rather small jar. can one of you brits or commonwealth guys advise me how you're supposed to eat it????
Little and often.
As Weyalan suggests, on toast, on buttered bread, on a crumpet etc. Spread thin enough to your liking. Some might only have the finest of scrapping, say 1/8 (or less) of a teaspoon, some maybe a quarter but rarely more. If it seems really salty to your taste, use less until it seems right. Usually one or two slices are enough per day.
Nice with a plain cheddar cheese too
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..... I haven't had vegemite since breakfast time
Presumably breakfast time today . Just for the hell of it, I had 3 slices of toast this morning, one with vegemite, one with Aussie Marmite, a half with Promite and a half with Britmite. Tomorrow might just have Our Mate

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put a 1/2 teaspoon on the cracker and ate it. first impression - not bad. very salty....
Way too much; it will blow out your taste buds with the salt .

Matey, this is a serious food; you gotta build up your capacity; just cause Aussies have been eating it all their life (well except for Coops), it doesn't mean non-native eaters can go full strength first up. Take it slowly, build up in small doses and soon you will be able write posts like this one

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Personally, I would not eat it if they paid me to do so.

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I used to trust you but..........are you sure your are Aussie - native born one, not a paper certificate type one?
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

The trick with vegemite is less is best. You can always add more.

go with Wotname's suggestion of 1/8 teaspoon as starter. His consumption advise is that of a true connoisseur, a born and bred Aussie.

Good advise.

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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Correct, not an Aussie, but an exiled Pom. But, to be fair, I hate Marmite just as much. Don't like XXXX either.For non Aussies, that is not a swear word that has been filtered.

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Correct, not an Aussie, but an exiled Pom. But, to be fair, I hate Marmite just as much. Don't like XXXX either.For non Aussies, that is not a swear word that has been filtered.

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Can't hold that against you; it's terrible stuff (and I was born a banana bender).
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

You have one redeeming feature then The dislike of Duck's urine, not the being a Queerslander.

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Correct, not an Aussie, but an exiled Pom. But, to be fair, I hate Marmite just as much. Don't like XXXX either.For non Aussies, that is not a swear word that has been filtered.

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I was not a fan of XXXX either until I spent a week in Mooloolaba, preparing my new (to me) boat for the trip down to Hobart. It was 35+ degrees C (90 degrees F) every day and humidity was very high. I drank a lot of XXXX, served icy cold. I got to quite like it
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

For all you non-Aussies, XXXX is what is put on the label of a liquid resembling beer in Queensland. They chose that name because they could not spell "B-E-E-R".

Or so they say i n NSW...

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They dare not put "beer" on it for fear of being done for misleading advertising practices.

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"I was not a fan of XXXX either until I spent a week in Mooloolaba"

English, please.
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"I was not a fan of XXXX either until I spent a week in Mooloolaba"

English, please.
XXXX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mooloolaba, Queensland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Ran out of vegemite in Vanuatu. Not a tragedy but does improve the local breakfast crackers. Neighbours anchored nearby came to the rescue with a large jar taken from their carton of jars in their well stocked larder.
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Ran out of vegemite in Vanuatu. Not a tragedy but does improve the local breakfast crackers. Neighbours anchored nearby came to the rescue with a large jar taken from their carton of jars in their well stocked larder.
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