“ Brand: Marmite / Type: Money Box „
LOVE it or HATE it are the words we all associate with Marmite! I'm a LOVE it girl and can't get enough of the stuff, so I will spread it on my toast and crackers and sometimes will mash a teaspoon full into some creamy mash potatoes. Fortunately, hubby can't stand the stuff so all the more for me!
I've always loved quirky items and will spend hours browsing around small curio shops in an effort to find that "something different". Whilst shopping in British Home Stores a few weeks ago I was delighted to discover the Marmite range, which seems to have been launched for Christmas, so I made a product suggestion to Dooyoo and this review discusses my purchase of the Oversized Marmite Money Jar.
The jar stands at 17 cm in height and is identical to that of the small glass jars that contain the delicious spread. I'm sure you are all familiar with the appearance of a jar of Marmite, which is dark brown in colour, together with its' yellow label and red banner that you will find located in the upper section and displaying the word Marmite in large white lettering. Imagine your small jar of Marmite being enlarged dozens of times and that's what you get with this cute Oversized Money Jar!
The jar has a 10 cm in diameter bright yellow lid with the familiar ridges around the edge and the well-known Marmite logo is situated in the centre of the large yellow label where we see the familiar yellow saucepan with its' handle located on the right hand side. Just as you would find on a real jar of Marmite we are provided with the information on Vitamin B and a statement advising us that this product is suitable for vegetarians.
When I spotted this product in its' cardboard box on the shelf in British Home Stores I have to be honest when I say that my eyes nearly popped out of my head! I had initially expected the money jar to be manufactured from china, so I was a little surprised when I carefully removed it from the shelf and discovered that it was fairly lightweight. I opened the top of the box to check out the product and after lifting off a piece of protective polystyrene I discovered that the money jar it is made from a sturdy plastic. However, you really would not know from its' appearance, as it has been extremely well made. Consequently, I took it to the cashier and the jar became mine!
When I arrived home I was a little surprised to discover that the jar was rattling and it transpired that hubby had placed a 50p inside, as he informed me that it is unlucky to own a money box with nothing in it! He also advised me that I could unscrew the lid, but I have no idea why he thought this, as the lid is definitely not removable, which I discovered after five minutes of frantically trying to unscrew it! There is a large slot in the centre of the lid for all sizes of coins and when you wish to remove them there is a large grey circular area on the underside, which needs to be turned anti-clockwise to open.
According to the information on the box this money jar will hold £200 in 5p pieces, but I think I have a little way to go before I can agree with this claim, particularly as mine currently holds only about £1.50!
I wasn't aware until I read the rear of the box that Marmite is a registered trademark of Unilever. This novelty item has been manufactured by The Novelty Gift Company and was made in China. We are advised that this is not suitable for children under the age of 36 months, as this is not a toy.
The jar is extremely easy to clean, as it only needs a quick wipe over with a duster and its' surface seems to be scratch-resistant.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
If you are interested in purchasing this cute Marmite Money Jar I would advise that it is available in British Home Stores for £20. I also noticed that there is a huge range of other Marmite novelty gifts, such as toast racks, teapots, mugs and tea towels.
As I love Marmite spread and I love my Marmite Money Jar (even more when it becomes full of shiny coins!) I think this cute novelty item deserves 5 stars. It looks absolutely superb when placed on display and would make a very welcomed present for any Marmite fan.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.