Canada bans Brit from selling Irn Bru and Marmite


SLM
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#61
My mother in law is a Brit ex-pat. Lovely, lovely woman but man did she make some weird ****.
 
shadowshiv
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#62
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

My mother in law is a Brit ex-pat. Lovely, lovely woman but man did she make some weird ****.

Tender vittles?
 
SLM
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#63
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Tender vittles?

No, lol. She was actually a very good cook, but she'd make weird stuff for herself and her husband (as he was a Scot, he'd eat anything). There was this weird concoction she called 'penacalty' which I think was a mashed chickpea thing she'd put HP sauce on top of. Very weird and unappetizing, lol.
 
shadowshiv
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#64
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

No, lol. She was actually a very good cook, but she'd make weird stuff for herself and her husband (as he was a Scot, he'd eat anything). There was this weird concoction she called 'penacalty' which I think was a mashed chickpea thing she'd put HP sauce on top of. Very weird and unappetizing, lol.

Sounds tasty. We'll have to have it the next visit.
 
SLM
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#65
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

Sounds tasty. We'll have to have it the next visit.

God no! No chickpeas in my house, those things are bizarre!
 
shadowshiv
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#66
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

God no! No chickpeas in my house, those things are bizarre!

Better than dudepeas I'm sure.
 
Stretch
#67
Marmite was a Kiwi product until it was sold to sanitarium. 1 teaspoon of Marmite in a cup of boiling water, stir...MMmmmmm
 
Blackleaf
#68
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Nothing like some pretend beef broth to go along with that pretend navy that you fantasize about

Pretend beef broth? Are you referring to that poncey "Better Than Bouillon" stuff that people on here, for reasons best left unknown, seem to like?


Quote:

There is only one poll that counts and that is on the day of the vote

And we all know which way that poll's going to go.

Quote: Originally Posted by StretchView Post

Marmite was a Kiwi product until it was sold to sanitarium. 1 teaspoon of Marmite in a cup of boiling water, stir...MMmmmmm

Marmite wasn't a Kiwi product originally. It was a British product originally, and didn't go to New Zealand and Australia until 1908. And the Aussie and Kiwi version of Marmite isn't as strong as the British version.

In 1902 the Marmite Food Extract Company was formed in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England by the Gilmour family, with Marmite as its main product and Burton as the site of the first factory. The product took its name from the "marmite" (French: [maʁmit]), a French term for a large, covered earthenware or metal cooking pot. The labels of the UK product still carry the image of a marmite. The by-product yeast needed for the paste was supplied by Bass Brewery. By 1907, the product had become successful enough to warrant construction of a second factory at Camberwell Green in London.

The product's popularity prompted the Sanitarium Health Food Company to obtain sole rights to distribute the product in New Zealand and Australia in 1908. They later began manufacturing Marmite under licence in Christchurch, albeit using a modified version of the original recipe, most notable for its inclusion of sugar and caramel. Common ingredients are also slightly different quantities from the British version; the New Zealand version has high levels of potassium, for example. New Zealand Marmite is described as having a "weaker" or "less tangy" flavour than the British version. It is distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. This is the only product sold as Marmite in Australasia and the Pacific, whereas elsewhere in the world the British version predominates.

During World War I British troops were issued with Marmite as part of their rations. Marmite was used to treat malnutrition in Suriya-Mal workers during the 1934–5 malaria epidemic in Sri Lanka. Housewives were encouraged to spread Marmite thinly and to "use it sparingly just now" because of limited rations of the product.

In 1990, Marmite Limited – which had become a subsidiary of Bovril Limited – was bought by CPC International Inc, which changed its name to Best Foods Inc in 1998. Best Foods Inc subsequently merged with Unilever in 2000, and Marmite is now a trademark owned by Unilever.

Marmite is traditionally eaten as a savoury spread on bread, toast, savoury biscuits or crackers, and other similar baked products. Owing to its concentrated taste it is usually spread thinly with butter or margarine. Marmite can also be made into a savoury hot drink by adding one teaspoon to a mug of hot water much like Bovril.

Marmite is paired with cheese, such as in a cheese sandwich, and has been used as an additional flavouring in Mini Cheddars, a cheese-flavoured biscuit snack. Similarly, it has been used by Walkers Crisps for a special-edition flavour; is sold as a flavouring on rice cakes; and Marmite Biscuits. Starbucks in the UK has a cheese and Marmite Panini on their menu

In New Zealand, Sanitarium, the NZ Marmite company, recommends spreading it on bread with potato crisps added to make a "Marmite and Chippie" sandwich. In Singapore and Malaysia, Marmite is popularly added to plain rice congee to give it a strong, salty flavour. In Malaysia, Marmite has been used for cooking with chicken, prawns or crab.

In 2003, the Absolute Press published Paul Hartley's The Marmite Cookbook, containing recipes and suggestions on how to blend Marmite with other foodstuffs. In August 2006, as part of the launch of squeezy Marmite, British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes created a dessert consisting of coffee ice cream topped with chocolate sauce with a dash of Marmite.

Marmite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)












Last edited by Blackleaf; Jan 25th, 2014 at 05:26 AM..
 
captain morgan
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#69
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Pretend beef broth? Are you referring to that poncey "Better Than Bouillon" stuff that people on here, for reasons best left unknown, seem to like?

Yes, a pretend beef product, much like your navy



Bovril – Where’s The Beef ? | Jelikin (external - login to view)


Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

And we all know which way that poll's going to go.



Prepare yourself for the next major contraction of the 'Empire'.

Pretty soon, your entire landmass will fit into the area that is 1/2 of Ontario

 
taxslave
#70
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Yes, a pretend beef product, much like your navy

Bovril – Where’s The Beef ? | Jelikin

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England itself is barely larger than Vancouver Island.
 
captain morgan
#71
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

England itself is barely larger than Vancouver Island.

That fact alone must grind poor ole Blackie's cold heart into wee little pieces
 
#juan
#72
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Kudos on that.

If the UK had any sense, they would have banned it years ago.

Another thing that Blackleaf is not telling us is that both Marmite and Bovril are full of monosodium glutamate. I wouldn't touch the stuff.
 
petros
#73
As somebody who suffers from toxic reaction to tartrazine aka yellow #5 I'm super happy to see toxins taken off the shelf.

Clear Fanta Crème Soda is the best thing to come along in eons.

I'd fight to save Vancouver Island even if Victoria is a mini London made of Gingerbread. The Turd in the Atlantic punchbowl, not so much.
 
tay
#74
Apparently Marmite, loved by some throughout the Commonwealth, is under attack by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the same outfit that lets packing plants inspect their own meat products (we know how well that has worked, prime minister Listeria).


They don't want Marmite coming in because it's enriched with vitamins and minerals.

Really, and that's going to take somebody by surprise? It's right there on the label, "contains B vitamins."
 
captain morgan
#75
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

They don't want Marmite coming in because it's enriched with vitamins and minerals.

Yeah, that's exactly the reason that the FIA doesn't want this product - all of those dangerous vitamins
 
L Gilbert
#76
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Yeah, that's exactly the reason that the FIA doesn't want this product - all of those dangerous vitamins

lol And yet they allow megadoses of the individual B-vits. I take about 1000 mg per day and I think 1500 is max. marmite has 160 mg.
Gotta love sarcasm.
 

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