Product Type: Marmite Snacks
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EEEEW! - Marmite what have you done???
Marmite Cereal Bars
Member Name: freud
Marmite Cereal Bars
Advantages: none for us
Disadvantages: crumby (in both senses of the word) not enough marmite, nasty aftertaste
I'm in the Marmite-loving group and have grown up with this gorgeous yeast extract for nigh on 50 years. I love it for many reasons including the texture, the goodness and best of all the taste.
I'm so used to having it spread on toast or bread that I was somewhat surprised the other day when I saw they had cereal bars for sale for just £1 at our local cheapo shop. Without even hesitating I picked up a box thinking it would be a real treat for myself and my two Marmite-loving grown up daughters.
I am not sure whether they had ever advertised these bars (maybe I just missed them?) but I'd never seen them before nor heard anyone talking about them. They certainly looked tempting in their smart black box with the famous logo and on opening I found 6 fairly good sized, individually wrapped bars which has 'hate belly rumbles?' in large letters across each one. So far so good....
On the side of each bar it gives you the nutritional information (I won't list all of them) but just to let you know each 25g bar contains only 93 calories and 2% fat which I consider is pretty good for a cereal snack. Still sounds good ....
HOWEVER, In my personal opinion I think these are GROSS and so does my younger daughter and I will never buy these again.
Firstly, I thought there was a distinct lack of Marmite flavour and what there was seemed incipid.
Secondly I was not impressed by the texture of the bar - the cereal just seemed to disintegrate and not at all chewy.
Thirdly, these bars are dry and hard to digest.
Fourthly, I found myself with an unpleasant aftertaste.
I cannot believe Marmite have developed such a product with the outstanding reputation they have acquired over the years.
I could not finish a whole bar, my younger daughter was not at all impressed and elder one has yet to try.
I was born when food rationing was still in place in the UK and have always avoided wasting food of any description but, after having no ideas about adding it to a supper dish etc, trying to tempt the cat and dogs with a 'treat' (to no avail) and seeing the pigeons in the garden winging their way home (empty-mouthed) I have thrown them away. I've saved one for my elder daughter to try - guessing she will either love it/hate it!
I am really disappointed with Marmite - stick to your jars please!!
Summary: won't be buying these again