As the Marmite website says, you either love it or hate it.
Hundreds of thousands of homesick Brits will have stocked up for the footie game against Germany, as this is the most quintessential of British foods.Some say it is more British than a Queen, or even a cup of tea.
Made from yeast paste provided by the beer brewing industry, Marmite is a sticky, gooey, savoury spread. The most common way to eat it is spread lightly on buttered toast. But apparently it is delicious in casseroles and stews.
It contains loads of vitam B, roboflavin and niacin. It can, allegedly, cure amnesia. Some Americans say it will cure haemorrhoids.
I don’t know about that, but I have read about midwives putting it on their bare nipples to encourage babies to suck.
Marmite has a loyal following, and especially internationally. You can buy Marmite T-Shirts designed by Vivienne Westwood, posters and even cycling gear.
The Marmite people recommend, naturally, that you can do loads of fun things with it. Apart from eating it you can wallow in it like a Hippo in
Or you could slather your naked body in it from head to toe and wrap yourself in bread and butter.
I’d be an egg soldiers person myself.
It’s for sale in Woolworths, and in the Avenue Cafe on Newlands Avenue, where a genial Mush or Abbas will explain all about it, if you need