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I have always liked Marmite and luckily it is something my 7 year old daughter likes as she won't eat ham or cheese or any other sandwich filling for that matter so the fact that she will eat marmite is a godsend as it does have health benefits and is not as unhealthy as having say jam every day due to the sugary content. There is no sugar in marmite!
The main marketing ploy behind this squeezy bottle variety is that unlike its predecessor (which hasn't been usurped and is still available in varying sizes) it claims that there will be less mess with this because it won't drizzle down off of your knife and you can get exactly the right quantity out and it will therefore be easier to spread and do less damage to your bread!
I do prefer buying this squeezy, plastic variant on the usual screw top lidded glass jar for other reasons though - firstly, because I think it is more hygienic in that you aren't putting a knife back and forth in the jar and possibly leaving margarine and crumbs behind that may go off or stale - as marmite, even once opened - does not require refrigeration. You merely need to store it in a cool, dry place because if refrigerated, it will become very difficult to spread plus it would make your toast go cold lol. Secondly, should you be 'butter fingered' and if you are having this on toast or bread you might be ;-) and drop it, there is no chance that it might smash! Even though this does not need refrigeration, it has a shelf life of about a year although if you love marmite you will get through even a big bottle in about a quarter of that if not less!!!
Tesco sell a 200g tub for £2.50 but I tend to buy the bigger 400g tub as this is more cost effective, selling at £4.78 (a saving of 22p) and that's not to be sniffed at in these current economic times. It comes in the same colouring as the glass one an is see through showing the dark brown content of the marmite inside, with a yellow flip-top lid which is at the bottom rather like many shower gels. Usually this means that you can get out the last vestiges of a product but for some reason with this, (possibly because of the rounded shape), as you get to the end of the product, it becomes quite difficult to expel those last globules!
However, I have a similar problem getting the last little bits out of the glass jars so am not too bothered by this and I think because the product clings around the sides it looks like there is more in there than actually in reality is! You can always unscrew the flip top lid and scrape out what's left if you want to. It has a seal in the form of a yellow tab which is attached to a label stuck to the lid that has the nutritional values inside (although this can be hard to prise apart to get at). The main difference on the front if the product is that instead of Marmite written in big white letters on a red background, it has Big Squeeze (as in the picture). I guess the packaging for marmite is so well-known they feel they can get away now without having to scream out the product name which is much more discreetly featured on the pot of yeast below as is also the case on the glass jars. For those interested the nutritional values these are detailed below:
Typical Values Typical values per 4g serving -
Energy 39kJ/9kcal -
Protein 1.5g -
Carbohydrate 0.8g -
of which sugars trace -
Fat nil -
of which saturates nil -
Fibre 0.1g -
Sodium 0.2g -
Salt 0.43g -
I think you would have to be from another planet or asleep for the last hundred years or so to not have sighted or heard the famous "You either Love it or Hate it slogan and I think it is a very good one as my husband hates it whereas the rest of the Reidy family love it and I think this is true in many families across the world!
Marmite is largely made from a yeast extract and is mostly used as a spread on bread or toast or whatever you want to spread it on - anything goes I guess. It goes nicely with cheese and crackers in my opinion. I have heard that some people cook with it using it in stews or curries for example or even make this into a drink a bit like you do with Bovril so it is quite a versatile product although personally I have never tried doing either of those things.
Marmite is rich in B vitamins including Vitamin B12 as well as Folic Acid which is good for women (particularly pregnant ones) and is 100% vegetarian.
Something I heard recently, which I did not know, is that marmite is purported to keep the mozzies from biting because of its strong favour - they HATE it but I assume each one would have to bite you at least once to know you've been eating it lol so not sure how true that is (unless they land on you and can smell it through your skin - ewww) which must be the case if this is a true fact and I did hear this off of Dr. Hilary on breakfast TV so it must be true!
The texture of Marmite is very thick and smooth; the rich, dark brown colour is meaty looking in colour and in taste. It does have a beefy like taste and unique smell which I can't quite equate to anything else and, as mentioned, also has quite a strong, unique flavour, quite unlike anything else!!! I do like to spread this thinly on toast otherwise I find this too strong. A little will spread a long way which also makes it cost effective. I can't imagine this being half as tasty if slathered on thickly and I have to have margarine or butter underneath it.
As well as the yeast extract Marmite also includes salt, vegetable extract, Niacin, Thiamin, Spice Extracts (contains celery) Riboflavin and the aforementioned Folic Acid and Vitamin B12.
Gosh, who'd have thought little old Marmite would produce such a lengthy review. I hope I haven't bored you.
Would I recommend it? Well, I'm a lover not a hater, so yes!
Thanks for reading and rating. x
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I am writing this with the fresh taste of Marmite in my mouth, so you can rest assured you'll be getting a good description.
I have read multiple reviews on Marmite and Marmite products lately. I was reeled in and decided to give it a go. I tried something like it years ago, but everything deserves a second chance, right?
The only original Marmite product available on the shelves at my local co-op was Marmite squeezy. There wasn't a single glass pot in sight. The squeezy tub was priced at £3.50 and I was very reluctant because I think that is extortionate. I bought it anyway!
I got home and unpacked the aforementioned squeezy bottle and examined it. It looked very premium and could be mistaken for the original glass jar if it weren't for the yellow lid being on the bottom instead of on the top. The entire bottle is black with a yellow lid. It is not resistant to being squeezed, as some so-called squeezy bottles are and there is no plastic film over the nozzle after unscrewing the lid. You open the yellow flip lip at the bottom (in the process you tear the yellow sticker to show it's sealed) and squeeze. You can get your Marmite as easy as that. You can easily adjust the amount coming out by squeezing harder or applying less pressure. I squeezed a medium width wiggly line down a slice of crispbread and I then spread it thinly across with a knife. The consistency is intriguing - kind of like a gel toothpaste.
On biting into it I got an overwhelming whiff and taste of yeasty bitterness. The first bite was the most pleasant because it got worse after that. I am under the impression it is an acquired taste, but apprently not. The only way I can describe the taste is a bitter tang. Concentrate a pint of bitter and you've got it. The bitter fans out there may think that sounds great, but it really isn't.
Something odd happened after my first few bites. Once the concoction had gone down, I grabbed some cloudy lemonade to wash it down so I could get get the taste out of my mouth. After cleansing my palate, I wanted more Marmite. I hated the taste but I wanted more: kind of like the effect fizzy pop has. Some pop doesn't even refresh/quench you, but the fizz keeps you drinking. Witchcraft.
Marmite's health information is fantastic, however. This is great news for anyone wanting to lose weight. It is packed full of natural vitamins. It was one of the reasons I bought the crispbread and the Marmite. The crispbread is 20 calories per slice and Marmite is 10 calories per 4g with trace fat.
Word has it Marmite is great underneath the cheese on cheese on toast. Maybe it is better with other ingredients as opposed to on its own, but on its own is not for me.
You can love it or hate it (one reviewer can take it or leave it) but respect it for what it is. It has been around a long time and it is very healthy for you. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans and available in every supermarket and most corner shops.
Despite finding it awful I am going to give it three stars on the basis that it IS a love or hate product. It is not a badly manufactured or researched product of crap quality. It is in fact a popular product that is decades old and very healthy for you. It provides vegans with the B vitamins they do not get from animal flesh and it lasts a very long time (even if you like a thick spreading).
Everyone knows by now whether they either love or hate marmite, so I'm just going to review the squeeziness here!
This is just a marketing gimmick in my opinion, playing on the novelty value. I must admit I was sucked in! It's initially quite nice to squeeze it out and make patterns and write words on your toast (yes, I'm a big kid) but it soon wore off.
The squeezy jar costs a lot more than the standard glass bottle, and doesn't hold quite so much. It is easy to squeeze, but at the end of the bottle it is near-on impossible to get the last of the marmite out and you have to faff around unscrewing the lid and then you find there's too much in there to just throw out, so you have to screw it back up with the marmite oozing everywhere and then repeat the process a good few times until you have finished it! So in my opinion, it's more hassle than it's worth, just buy the cheaper jar and get a knife!
When it comes to marmite I have to say I'm a lover not a hater, my husband however seems to find marmite offensive and disgusting (I have no idea how he thinks this, he is very often wrong about things though!! )
Anyway, squeezy marmite is the perfect option for us, as there is no chance of him getting it on his hands when he is making breakfast for us.
As many marmite lovers will know, the jars prove tricky little beasts to get the last possible remnants of the gooey goodness out of. They also tend to be extremely messy, and you find yourself scraping a knife around the inside making sure you have got it all off the sides, and it goes all round the top of the jar.
I discovered squeezy marmite about a year ago, and I will never go back to the jars again. It costs about £2.00 for a 200g squeezy bottle, and I think the 250g jar costs £2.25 so it's a minimal difference and it is very worth it.
Not only can you easily distribute the marmite on to toast or sandwiches or anything else you have it on with the squeezy variety, you don't have to scrape around for the last bits. Another bonus is being able to make shapes with it (a marmite smiley face brightens up any breakfast).
I would say to any body who tires of marmite jar mess to buy this product. It's much easier to use and distribute.
I have been a huge Marmite fan for many years now. The television advert states you either 'love it or hate it' and i just love the stuff so when i saw that they now do it in a squeezy jar i just had to give this new product a try.
The jar is a tough plastic, which is a bit difficult to squeeze, in a rich brown colour with a bright yellow cap. The squeezy jar unlike the traditional glass jar stands upside down so the jar actually sits on the yellow flip-top cap. The label on the jar is bright yellow with a large banner in red across the top stating the brand name of 'Marmite' with 'yeast extract' written underneath. It is a very cheerful looking product that catches the eye. The only advantage i can see to having the plastic jar as opposed to the traditional version is that the jar is unbreakable.
The contents of the jar can only be described as being like a rich beefy, salty, gloopy dark brown sauce. The flavour is very rich of salty beef and is very very strong hence the 'you either love it or hate it' slogan. The sauce is of a very sticky consistency and glides nicely over your bread or toast or whatever you choose to spread it onto. The smell of the sauce is also very strong and once the product is eaten the taste and smell stays in the mouth for quite a long time afterwards. The flavour is so strong and rich that it can repeat on you hours later, well it does with me. Although the flavour is of a very rich beef the product is actually 100% vegetarian.
Nutritionally the sauce is actually good for you containing the ingredients yeast extract, salt, vegetable extract, niacin, thiamin, spice extracts (contains celery), riboflavin, folic acid, and vitamin B12 and is 100% vegetarian.
In my opinion this is a lovely product with a rich flavour that i love. I would buy this time and time again however i would only buy the traditional glass jar as i find the squeezy jar a little difficult to squeeze as the plastic is very sturdy. Also when you get down to the last bit of marmite it is impossible, without taking the yellow cap off the jar, to get the last bit out. So you may just as well get the jar in the first place.
I cannot comment on the cost of this product, the 200g jar, as i bought it within my weekly shop and i no longer have the receipt but it is widely available from all supermarkets.
Right, I'm guessing that most people reading this will know about Marmite, but for those who've been living in a cave since 1902, when Marmite arrived on the scene, here's a little description (don't worry, I'll keep it brief).
Marmite is brown, sticky yeast extract, with a few extra ingredients thrown in. Doesn't sound too appetising, right? Well, a lot of people can't stand it's strong, distincitive, savoury taste. But then a lot of people relish it too. Hence the unusual tagline, 'love it or hate it'. Personally, I quite like it (hey, there's nothing wrong with sitting on the fence once in a while). In small quantities, Marmite gives a boring sandwich a much needed kick, and wakes up your tastebuds. I've also used it in gravy (surprisingly nice) and some people like to drink it, but I've never gone there.
So, this classic, tried and tested spread has been given a revamp and is now available in a squeezy plastic bottle, as well as the old glass jars. Fear not, Marmite fans, the stuff inside is exactly the same- it's just easier to get it out and onto your bread.
The sticky viscosity of Marmite means that it's quite hard to get the last scraping from the jar, particularly if you're using a spoon, in which case there's usually a fair bit left stuck to it. This little bottle does away with the need to use knives or spoons- you simply flip the lid open and squeeze away. The thickess of the Marmite means that only a little Marmite comes out as you squeeze, but that's great for anyone who, like me, only wants a thin spreading.
The bottle is still roundish, but the lid is at the bottom. It's large, so the bottle remains very stable, and having it this way up means the marmite naturally dribbles down the the lid, so it's ready for squeezing as soon as you open it, rather than having to wait for it to gloop down. It's altogether much more convenient, and at around £2 for 200g (or £4 for 400g), it's about the same price as ordinary Marmite jars.
The only issue with this is that the bottle is plastic, so it may not be recyclable. It has no recycling info on the back, and I'm just not sure whether or not the council would take it. This is certainly a disadvantage compared with the glass jars, and I've taken a point off for it. But full marks for convenience and usability!
I purchased a 200g plastic tub of Marmite squeezy from Asda for around the £2.20 mark and this is available from Tesco and Waitrose for a similar price.
This 'squeezy' variety is just the standard marmite in a plastic pot which is squeezable and comes with a yellow lid (which it stands on) and it has a plastic valve inside which can mean that once you've used 1/3 or so of the pot that you begin to have to squeeze quite hard to release the Marmite at all. I always find with these pots that I get near the end of the Marmite and have to start unscrewing the lid and using a knife to get my portion out.
Marmite contains Vitamin B12 which is great for your health and maintaining it as well as keeping mosquitoes at bay, I ate this everyday for two weeks both before and then during my holiday to India a couple of years ago and I didn't get bitten once, whereas my ex did not like Marmite and he was bitten quite a few times!
Marmite is made with yeast extract and is a delicious dark colour, the taste is quite beefy and it's absolutely delicious. It's quite hard to explain though! As the adverts say "Marmite, you either love it or hate it" and I definitely love it! Most members of my family adore Marmite (My Mum, Sister, nieces & nephews) but my other half is a middle of the road person (which I've never really met before when it comes to Marmite!) he will have some now and again but he's not a lover nor a hater!
I adore Marmite in a variety of ways: on hot buttered toast, with cheese on bagels, in gravy, as a hot drink, on crackers with ham & butter. It really is quite versatile and I use it in many different ways. If I am cooking a curry or something meaty and want to give it a little extra kick I usually throw in some Worcestershire sauce and a half teaspoon of Marmite!
I would definitely recommend Marmite but the glass jars with the screw top lids work out a fair few pennies cheaper and there is less wastage as you don't need to squeeze your hardest or remove the top just to scrape a little out. This jar would really not be good for people with weak hands or muscles after just a few uses & for this reason I have knocked 1 star off my rating.
It took me 21 years for me to discover that marmite is positively disgusting! Up till that fateful moment I'd always been put off because of the people who didn't like it were very-passionate about their hate for it.
I think I might of spread it a bit too thickly on my toast but it gave off automatically a very powerful taste of salt and the smell was incredibly strong, not in a nice way either.
The texture was sticky and difficult to get off of the knife and even the colour was pretty off putting when it was finally on the toast. I managed a very distinguished round and then had to pass it off for someone else.
Marmite is made from a yeast extract and is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans and was first made in 1902. An obviously very popular product for most people over the years. It also contains vitamin B.
When this squeezy version was released in 2006 the manufacturers got rid of the marmite logo and replaced it with the words 'Squeeze me' I don't think that made much difference however because the colour of the bottle is still the same and is very recognisable.
Made of plastic the new container is supposed to make it easier to get out of the bottle but personally I would of preferred to use the old design. Other family members, I have noticed, complained readilyl about the fact that once the bulk of it had been used off, there was probably still a decent amount left which you were unable to use.
The advantage of the jar is that you can use your knife to scrape around the edges and use the whole lot. It means that unlike the top off the squeezy marmite pot it doesn't get sticky and messy- I know that when I used it I ended up getting a bit too much on my fingers.
If you do like the taste of marmite I wouldn't advice the squeezy version. You seem to waste some of the marmite and it's messy. Sometimes if you don't squeeze it the 'right way' you may not even get any out!
Not exactly my cup of tea.
I love Marmite and get through quite a lot of it both as a spread and in cooking, I always buy the traditional glass jar as I cannot see the sense in paying so much extra for a squeezy plastic bottle which eventually will have to be used with a spoon or knife as the last bit of thick Marmite would inevitably be stuck in the jar and impossible to squeeze out. It's only because these were reduced to just 75p in my local discount store that I gave in and bought the squeezy one, in fact I bought four bottles as that price was just too good to miss!
It's exactly the same Marmite as you'd find in a glass jar and this plastic bottle is actually designed to look very much the same as the traditional jars, the only real differences being that it has a more modern look and is upside down so that the lid is at the bottom to make squeezing the product out easier.
The thick brown texture is the same as always. It has a rich, sharp aroma as you squeeze some out and in much the same way as when I get a waft of vinegar this will make my mouth begin to water, and then I can't rest until I've had some Marmite on toast!
Marmite, for those of you who don't know, is a yeast extract and completely suitable for vegetarians. It has a meaty flavour which makes it popular amongst non meat eaters and can be used as either a spread or dissolved in water to make sauces and gravies - you can even dissolve a spoon of Marmite in with boiling water and have it as a warming drink when you're feeling chilly. I used to love a Marmite drink but as I've got older I find it a little too salty for my palate so have given it up in favour of a nice sweet hot chocolate! It really is one of those products that you either love or hate, mention Marmite to anyone and they will either purr in pleasure at the thought of it or mime the actions of being sick - although I have met a couple of people in my life who are indifferent to it, most people feel a strong reaction either way to this food.
I find the Marmite squeezes easily through the valve at the bottom of the bottle, this is particularly true when the bottle is newish and I must admit that I have problems when the bottle is almost empty as it takes an awful lot of pressure to get enough out for my purposes and sometimes this does inflame the arthritis in my hands. This is also a problem I have with certain squeezy ketchup's and mayo too, and this is another reason while I will usually opt for the traditional style bottles when it comes to condiments. I do like how clean the valve stays, I always give it a quick wipe with kitchen roll but none of the Marmite leaks through while it is being stored which is good as I had worried it might mark the inside of my kitchen cupboards if it had carried on dribbling once the lid had been snapped in place.
Personally I will continue to buy the glass jars once these bottles have run out, it's not that this is a bad product by any means but I just find the jars easier to use in that I don't have to worry about how strong my hands are feeling before I can have some Marmite. I think if I were having a particularly bad day with my arthritis then I would certainly struggle to squeeze any Marmite out of this bottle even when it was fairly new, at least with the jars it's just a case of remembering not to screw the top on too tightly!
Marmite - the spread the you either love or hate have now made a squeezable jar version and some of those who love Marmite hate it (where will it end). I'm one of those who love Marmite and although I usually buy the traditional glass jar version I decided to try to try the plastic squeezable type. Everyone seems to be doing squeezy versions at the moment ie, tomato ketchup, salad cream. I've got quite a few of them in my food cupboard, my parents came around the other day and my dad asked "why are all your bottles upside down"? ha....
I've always known that Marmite was 'Yeast extract' but didn't know that it was made from brewers yeast the stuff which has been used to ferment sugars in alcohol. All Marmite lovers have the German scientist 'Liebig' to thank, it was he who discovered that the brewer's yeast cells could be concentrated, bottled and eaten. In 1902 the Marmite Food Company was set up in Burton on Trent and Marmite started rolling off the selves (or rather sludging off the selves). Marmite originally came in a small earthenware pot, similar to the kind of French casserole dish called a 'Marmite' it's believed this is where
Marmite gets its name from.
The 'Squeezable' Marmite
If you don't know, Marmite can be identified from it's yellow lid and black bulb shaped body and distinctive label of which the squeezable keeps, whereas the glass jar has a screw lid the plastic version has a snap open lid and of course is upside down.
Marmite advertising states: "Marmite Squeeze Me is here! The end of having to destroy your bread when spreading the lovely thick goo. The end of travelling without your little tub of yummy goodness. For now there is a new jar in town. It squeezes, it drizzles, it doesn't make a mess and if you hold it close, you may even hear it whisper I Love". (see - www.marmite.com)
As mentioned above some people don't like this move, some regard it nothing short of sacrilegious. Here's a some of the stated pro's and con's.
When using the old style glass jars bread crumbs from the knife use to end up in the Marmite, with this squeezable version that no longer happens. Gone are the days of having strings of Marmite from the jar to the knife. The Squeezy has a built in 'Silicon' value which stops drips and the container is lighter meaning it's easy to take when you travel. (It's also very good for writing on bread :-)
The Marmite company states it contains the same ingredients, which are : Yeast Extract , Sodium Chloride (salt), Vegetable Extract, Niacin (vit B3), Thiamin (vit B1),Spice Extracts ,Riboflavin (vit B2),Folic Acid, Vit B12. It's 100% vegetarian and contains virtually no fat or sugar.
In order to make the Marmite 'flow' better they've made the Marmite thinner. Some people have complained that it's lost some of it's taste because of this. There has previously been concerns over the Marmite salt levels and some schools have banned the spread because of this. In a serving of 2g there is 0.22g of salt with the adult daily intake being 6g you would need to munch through quite a lot of the stuff on toast and then there's the fact that there's more salt in the bread and butter. Anyway.....in response Unilever have a salt reduction programme in place and maybe thats effected the taste. Finally, It's also more expensive than old glass jar version (see below)
~My personally opinion~
Taste : It still has that meaty salty taste although I have to admit that it does taste to me a bit weaker. I do like a good dollop of Marmite on my toast and my first comment of the squeezable version is the very small amounts it 'squirts' out, perfect if you want to write your name on toast but a bit of a pain if you are a greedy Marmite monster like me. I've always found that there's something quite satisfying about scraping around the old style glass bottles for that last bit of the Marmite. However, the squeezable does seem to be less messy, quick to use and idea if you want to take it on holiday...of course you still need to use a knife to spread it but unlike the old jar you won't get bread crumbs in the Marmite
I brought mine for £2.41 (200g) at Tesco compare that to the £2.47 glass jar (250g) and it does come out more expensive.
Conclusion : True to the Marmite tradition, you'll either love it or hate it
if we'd been jewish then I guess our mum would have fed us 4 poorly children chicken soup but we are aren't so we got marmite sandwiches instead!
in the 1950s & early 60s it was quite common for children to get tonsillitis & so my brothers, sister & myself were sometimes off school for a week or so each term awaiting our tonsillectomies &my mum's cure for everything was marmite!
I can't say it actually worked wonders but there is plenty of vitamin b & the salt must have helped our sore throats - as adults we are all relatively healthy so maybe it WAS the marmite?!
my 17 year old daughter's suffering from a stinking cold at the moment so I suggested a plate of marmite sandwiches,cut into triangles with the crusts cut off - just like my mum made us.
They went down a treat so I just had to make some for myself didn't I?
I won't go into the debate about loving/hating marmite - we all like it in our family it's always in stock but we don't eat it very often.
I went to visit friends living in new york a few years ago & asked if they needed anything from the uk - yes, you've guessed - marmite! they could only get vegemite in those days which is NOT the same despite what people say.
it's basically a yeast extract, rich in b vitamins (which can help relieve stress etc), it's 100% vegetarian and is great in butties, soups, as a hot drink & for flavouring stews & casseroles.
the taste seems to have remained the same over the years but I'm sure the texture has changed - didn't it used to be thicker & easier to spread?
I don't like the squeezy jars though for several reasons ~
- I just went to use after a coule of weeks & the lid (which is at the bottom of the jar) was full of old gungey marmite which had leaked despite the lid being tightly closed
- the marmite comes out easily enough when it's a new bottle but becomes more difficult to squeeze out the more of the contents you use
- it's difficult to get the right amount - you are either squeezing air or it all comes out in a rush & you end up wasting it - or eating double portions!
i much preferred the old jars which are probably a lot more expensive to produce but I'm sure these were more popular than these new squeezy ones.
the marmite was easier to get out with a knife & you could get every last bit out of the jar - I've a feeling that I'm never going to get past 2/3 of this squeezy one & will end up having to throw it away.
my philosophy in life is 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' so why did marmite change their packaging?
maybe some of you reading this like the squeezy jars? sorry marmite - still like your product but not your squeezy jars!
Now the question is always....Do you love it or do you hate it? The answer for me is I totally adore it!!! Now my partner can't stand the stuff and if I happen to cut his cheese and pickle sandwich with the same knife that has been used to cut my cheese and marmite sandwich he would refuse to eat it! That's how much you don't like it when you don't like it!!!
Now the squeezy marmite has not been out that long but last time I had to get some I thought I could give it a try. It does come in a little more expensive than buying a standard glass pot of the product and in my opinion I don't really thing it is worth it.
The idea is that you create less mess when using the marmite because you do not have to dunk a knife into the pot and leave a string of marmite from pot to sandwich. The squeezy tube allows for far better application of the marmite onto desired food. The only trouble is I found that the squeezy tube would let a thicker amount of marmite out than I would have liked and as the marmite itself is hard to spread it would often be rather stronger than I would usually have it.
Because the squeezy flip lid is positioned so that you are standing the marmite tub upon the lid it does mean that you are getting the most possible out of a single tub of marmite because all of the product is falling down to the lid to be squeezed out.
In my opinion though I don't think paying a little bit extra for this product is really worth it. I don't mind making a bit of a mess when making cheese and marmite sandwiches and I find with the old style pot you are able to get just the right amount where as this squeezy pot gives too much of a good thing.
Marmite is on the whole RECOMMENDED but for me this pot was not that great although the idea is good and it works well so it will still get a 4 star rating.
Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. I LOVE IT! I put it in most of my sandwiches and it's great on toast plus Marmite flavour crisps are brilliant. I also tend to dip breadsticks into it and eat them that way as it makes a nice change, yes I know I'm kind of obsessed with Marmite but it really is brilliant. The only problem with traditional Marmite is that there's always a few dregs left in the bottom of the jar that you just can't get out! However that's all changed now! We have Marmite Squeezy!
Marmite Squeezy isn't in your average glass jar, it comes in a 200g plastic bottle. It is shaped exactly the same as normal Marmite jars but is upside down so that the lid is on the bottom, this means you don't have to whack it to get the last bits out plus the plastic makes it squeezy, hence the name. The lid isn't a twisty one, it's one that you just snap open, very easy and a lot less messy!
It is the same old Marmite we all know and love (or hate in some cases), the only difference is the new tub. I am not going to bother explaining what marmite is because I know that I'll only get reported to Dooyoo seeing as I've already written a review on Marmite. However you should remember that marmite is very healthy, it's vegetarian and is full of vitamins and minerals.
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Marmite is one of those things you either love or hate. The people who love it can't understand the people who really hate it. It does have a very strong taste and it doesn't suit everyone's taste buds. The good thing about Marmite is that it is rich in B vitamins and it is also approved by the vegetarian society being 100% suitable as stated on the jar. -
Marmite is basically 'Yeast Extract' with spices and it has the most wonderful rich strong flavour. I really like it as a hot drink and I spoon a couple of teaspoons into a mug of boiling water. It is warming and comforting and makes a lovely hot drink on a cold winter's day. I did a survey today where the product makers asked me to give attributes to a product. I would say in Marmites case, it would be strong, confident and very assertive. -
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The jar that I have is the new squeezy option. It is basically in the shape of an upturned jar of Marmite and the yellow plastic, snap-to lid is the stand. The NEW squeezy jar is made of a squeezable plastic as opposed to the original traditional glass jar. It has a large yellow label with the Marmite name written in white against a red background. There is a picture of a large tureen with ladle giving the idea that Marmite might go very well in stews and casserole dishes. Which indeed it does; there is a blue label to the reverse of the product which says that the Marmite contain extra 'Folic Acid' and a slogan which goes "I like a good squeeze...Between some bread and cheese...
The NEW squeezy bottle is a great way to use your Marmite and it is now more convenient when all it takes is a squeeze and a squirt to release the dark brown sticky spread and it comes out in a thin stream which is easily controlled. The weight of the Marmite I have is 200ml and is a suitable size for a single person or a couple. They also do a larger family size. The original Marmite is in a glass jar and the neck of the jar does gets very sticky as this is a very thick extract and the rim gets in a bit of a mess. With the new squeezy container, because the Marmite is released from the bottom rather than the top, you don't get this problem. So it is a much cleaner and less messy option.
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B Vitamins (B12) - Yeast Extract - Spice extracts - Celery - Salt - Vegetable Extract - Riboflavin - Folic Acid - Thiamin - Niacin - Vegetarian suitable -
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Marmites great! It is a versatile extract/spread. It gives a good bite to any sandwich. Its great on cheese on toast and it is extremely tasty in stews and casseroles as a flavouring. It also makes a very nice hot and hearty drink. It is an essential in my cupboard and I often snack on Marmite bread and butter. It goes down very well with a nice cup of tea. - Marmite, I am definitely a lover...What are you? -
Marmite from about 80p from most stores and supermarkets.
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It squeezes, it drizzles, it doesn't make a mess and if you hold it close, you may even hear it whisper I Love You.