Recently, a couple of the blogs I follow (Homemade with Mess and 5 Kinds of Rice) mentioned Marmite. I had never heard of this mysterious product before, so my quest for the weekend was to find it and try it. I managed to find it stashed away in the Health/Organic section of the Hy-Vee grocery store. I don’t know what this tiny bottle costs outside the US, but here it’s about $6.50. So from a financial stand point, I really wanted to like this stuff.
As my dad put it, this stuff “looks like an evil by-product from the Industrial era.”
My first impressions of Marmite: sludge. Smells kind of like bean paste. Does not really smell good. I’m wary of anything that directly tells you to not apply a lot (aka eat very little of this).
I tried it on toast with butter. The photos below are not from my very first bite of Marmite, but I found no matter how many times I re-tried this, my reaction did not change. I feel the photos speak for themselves.
So now that I have it, what’s a good way to eat Marmite without tasting Marmite?