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    I don't believe it

    Post by Guest on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 9:17 pm

    I am currently enjoying a short break in Scotland to get away from the olympics. I am staying in Kilmarnock at the excellent Foxbar Hotel and am reliably informed that Glasgow will be the warmest dryest part of the UK tomorrow.

    Much astonishment was caused during today's high tea when I requested some Marmite for my toast only to be asked what it was by the waitress. I asked her to ask the chef and some minutes later she came back and said 'Is it some kind of butter?'

    We hear all this talk about dumbing down in schools but nobody ever explains what they mean. Here is clear proof that what was once the pride of the UK's education system is broken beyond repair.

    Shame on you Mr Salmond.

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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 11:00 am

    If you had been a Scot you would have asked for "Bovril" as even although Marmite and Bovril are slightly different there is much more likelihood of you finding this substance in Scotland than "Marmite".......yuk !.

    I think that the waitress and the chef were actually just taking the piss, when we realise that the availability of this Australian delicacy should not be expected in any hotel outside of Wagga-Wagga.

    One think to your great credence is that you chose to take your break up here in "God's own country".


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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by Guest on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 8:24 pm

    Marmite Australian????????????????

    I think not - educate yourself here

    http://www.marmite.com/love/history/birth-of-marmite.html

    and here

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/VegemiteHistory.htm

    20 years I make it

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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 01 Aug 2012, 11:16 am

    I think I phrased that point badly....

    When I said "Australian delicacy" I meant that they are always talking about eating Marmite and Vegemite and I think that there is not another country in the world - except maybe New-Zealand - that consumes more Marmite and Vegemite than the Australians do.

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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 12:23 pm

    What a great post !

    I absolutely love Marmite, Vegemite, ( when I can get it ), and Bovril too. I used to love a big cup of hot Bovril when my boyfriend used to take me to see the footy.

    Ahhhhh... the memories ! I love you
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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 05 Aug 2012, 12:31 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh............ "Hot Bovril"..... YUM ! Twisted Evil


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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by TuppenceHapenny on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 4:39 am

    LOL! Mayhaps you had a chef trained in America rather than Scotland. Even I know about marmite/vegemite. Jeez. Ta for the reminder, need to get more. Grins.
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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 12:54 pm

    Ahhhh...but, Tuppence....

    Have you ever tasted BOVRIL ?

    That is a curious and beefy material that is melted into hot water at a miserable football, ( soccer ), match.

    It warms the cockles of the heart and sends a glow of comfort right through the bodies of the people who stand - or sit - at cold and wet football matches in Britain, and especially in my beloved Scotland.


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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by TuppenceHapenny on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 2:31 pm

    Yes Paps, I have a jar of it in the pantry even now. We save it for cold wet nasty damp days cause it's $10 for a small jar. Evil or Very Mad A VERY small jar. Oddly enuff-it's the same price as a 12 biscuit box of Wheatabix. WTF? Oh well...
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    Re: I don't believe it

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 2:42 pm

    Like most imported foods, ( Bovril is made in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire, England ), I expect that it has an "imported" premium added to the price in America.

    If bought from Tesco in Scotland it costs 3.20 for a 250g jar.

    Still not cheap, but well worth it for the unique flavour.

    Vegemite and other poor copies cannot touch it !


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