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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Marmite "With a touch of Champagne" Confirmed sighting: Marmite "With a touch of Champagne"
Posted: 13:19 Thu 14-Feb-2008. Price: 2.99. Location: Sainsbury's, Locks Bottom. Nutritional unusualness: Yeast extract with Wine Flavouring and Champagne, 0.5g of Salt (based on Sodium) per 4g serving.
"EzChile" reports: Saw this whilst doing my weekly shop, and couldn't resist. Just in time for Valentine's day, Unilever have added a "Touch of Champagne" to the old perennial favourite (or not) Marmite. Designed it seems to be given as a gift, there is a space on the back stating "To my Marmite lover... Love from" and a space to write their name. Also, quite cleverly, there are a couple of cherubs adorning the logo on the back of the jar, one with a halo, the other with horns...

The spread seems to have a more "bready" aroma than both traditional Marmite and the Guinness variety. The champagne and wine flavourings seem to lend the actual spread a slightly "Bovril-ey" note. I've only tried it neat so far (mmm, marmitey fingers) but expect it to be very similar to the normal variant when applied to hot buttered toast. Overall, an interesting thing to have, though I'm not sure it really brings that much more to the yeast spread table. That said, I do like all these "limited edition" variations as they add a little fun to something that hasn't really changed for many years. I'm personally hoping at some point they'll do a spicy Marmite, as a spread that has the peppery tang of Twiglets or chilli might be a really nice thing. I'm also looking forward to seeing whether they do any TV ads for this edition, as they do seem to have quite a sense of humour about the love/hate relationship around this product.

...Another extensive analysis here from "EzChile" - I'm only going to quote the highlights from the press release that "Ilana" also sent in, which suggests the product is "An antidote to cheesy Valentine's cards" and that you could "Show your loved one how much you adore them by spreading it onto heart shaped toasts, for an unforgettable breakfast in bed. Or to really get into the spirit, treat your lover to Marmite kisses, and experience a new way to enjoy the unique taste of limited edition Lovers' Marmite." And I never thought I'd be saying this, but I almost miss the innocent days of Naughty 'N' Saucy Nik Naks and 2004's Pink Pringles.


Posted: 14:12 Thu 14-Feb-2008 by "Gaijintendo" # permalink comment
Comment: Well this is clearly a perfect gift for all you Marmite Lovers out there. Certainly worth a shot if you are in the mood for some Marmite Loving tonight!
Posted: 00:59 Fri 15-Feb-2008 by "grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: Do discos still come heart-shaped instead of round at Valentine's day?

I do like a good bag of the salt n' vinegar ones, although they are quite possibly the worst thing to eat if you happen to have a paper cut.

Posted: 20:53 Sat 08-Mar-2008 by "The Guv" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree! God knows how many times I've screamed in pain whenever I've picked one up.

Also, if you suffer chapped lips, and they've split, steer clear of the salt and vinegar Disco's AND McCoys. Oh my lord.

Posted: 21:23 Sat 06-Mar-2010 by "woody"
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Comment: Hi all, i make a marmite chilli sauce :) We call it Firemite.http://www.firefoods.co.uk
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