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May 25, 2011

Denmark bans Marmite

marmiteDenmark bans Marmite is now the new working title of my screenplay.

But it's also true, reports the Guardian (via Eater), which explains Denmark's ban on foods with fortified vitamins.

<insert Lars Von Trier joke>

I've never ever had Marmite, have you?


Photo courtesy of Bestfoods Ltd.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 11:13 AM | | Comments (9)


Marmite is the same thing as vegemite, very popular in Australia. Remember the song from Men at Work? It's an acquired taste!

What happened to the Sandbox?

@ anon.

I was wondering if the two might be related. I had the chance to try some during my last trip down under. To say it's an acquired taste is an understatement. God alone knows why they like it so much down there.

Victoria bitter and meat pies.... those I could understand... but vegemite is just nasty.

I love Marmite, especially on toast. I much prefer savory spreads for my breakfast toast and would rather have Marmite than jam any day. Hmmm. Think I need to add that to the grocery list.

What does this stuff taste like? Is it describable?

MC, it's been more than 30 years since I tasted Marmite at the home of British relatives, but I remember it as a dense brown sludge, tasting beefy and salty--sort of like a jam made of beef bouillon cubes. Not my cup of tea.

@Dahlink - UGH. 'Nuff said.

It's a salty yeast extract that smells like disease and tastes like death.

@ MC

I think B> nailed it. :-)

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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