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.............Marmite XO?

I've not seen it in the shops for ages now - and I need (want) some! :cussing:

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Rings a bell but I can't remember what the difference is between ordinary Marmite and the XO - never had the XO version :dunno:

Anyway, you heathen, what's wrong with good old 'ordinary' Marmite?? :lol:

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Rings a bell but I can't remember what the difference is between ordinary Marmite and the XO - never had the XO version :dunno:

Anyway, you heathen, what's wrong with good old 'ordinary' Marmite?? :lol:


Well, that's exactly the point.

I've enjoyed Marmite since I was a kid: saw the XO on sale a long time back now and thought nothing of it, (my suspicious nature automatically went into bullshine mode), eventually I tried it and realised that Marmite no longer tasted like Marmite used to when I was a kid but the Marmite XO did taste exactly right.

AND I WANT SOME MORE :cussing: :cussing:

XO stands for extra old, it's matured for longer.

It probably was 50/60 years ago too as things went at a slower pace then, if it took X weeks to mature Marmite then it took X weeks. No-one would have seen the need to speed it up.

Since the accountants took over the world has gone to sh*t.

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Given how long a jar of the stuff lasts in our house I don't consider 'ageing' to be any particular benefit as far as taste is concerned :lol:

Sure you're not reminiscing about 'Malt' extract rather than yeast? I know my mother used to spoon feed that to me as a kid - it was all the rage.

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kellys_eye wrote:
Given how long a jar of the stuff lasts in our house I don't consider 'ageing' to be any particular benefit as far as taste is concerned :lol:

Sure you're not reminiscing about 'Malt' extract rather than yeast? I know my mother used to spoon feed that to me as a kid - it was all the rage.


I'm getting on a bit, but not gaga yet though. :-P

I used to be given Haliborange tablets - I think they came free from the Quack, don't remember ever having Malt extract.

The XO Marmite is only made from the yeasts of traditional bitters and ale (they make it from the froth that forms on top when the wort is fermenting) and it's aged before jarring? (bottling) for 28 days instead of 7. Ageing in the jar doesn't change anything.

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Ageing in the jar doesn't change anything.

....climbs out of his patented 'anti-ageing man-sized glass jar'




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Love it or hate it? I'm afraid I'm the latter. Its the "throwing up spread" as far as I'm concerned. even the smell of it makes me baulk.I can't even be in the same room when Mrs. Timllfixit is going: "Yum Yum!", and spreading it on her toast. Mardy or what!

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It's yummy on hot buttered toast for brekky!

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Gadget wrote:
It's yummy on hot buttered toast for brekky!


I used to have it with toast and dripping when I was a kid, all the best bits from the bottom of the bowl.

Does anyone keep a bowl of dripping now? Not many I'll bet.

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