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A real opinion divider. Personally I love the stuff and have just discovered that I rather like it as a drink dissolved in hot water. Much fewer calories than spread on buttered toast! & aha I thought perhaps a low cal soup/drink for the next two weeks as I do a bit of a hard core low cal weight loss attempt before doing the 5:2 diet/lifestyle.
So I thought I would look up how many calories in a teaspoonful of marmite. Opinion seems to be divided there too, ranging from 3 to 20!! I wonder how big some peoples t-spoons are? But it does seem to be a high vit, low calorie useful something to drink. It is high salt as we all know but I have very little salt anywhere else and no BP problems, if anything it's a;ways on the low side of normal.

Do you love or hate marmite? If love how do you like it? Apart from spread on toast I also like to dip raw carrots in it and spread it on cream crackers squished together so buttery brown worms come out of the holes - well I was only little when I did this! Wink

Posted at 6th Jan 2014 - 09:47PM   Posted by CalicoKate   Marmite Comments: 10

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar Oh dear, I don't know i've never tried it.

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 6th Jan 2014 at 09:53PM

Camilla's Avatar When my son was a teenager he loved Marmite, still does I think. I love it spread on toast although saying that have not bought it for ages, will add that to my next shopping list Kate.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 7th Jan 2014 at 01:14AM

Blackbird's Avatar Also have never tried it and not terribly curious- I'll use the high sodium levels for an excuse. Please pass a chocolateVery Happy

Posted by: Blackbird on 7th Jan 2014 at 04:56AM

KitKatCot's Avatar I love it. I can eat it straight off a spoonShocked I often put it in stews and soups for extra flavour.

Posted by: KitKatCot on 7th Jan 2014 at 08:01AM

Withy Brook's Avatar I used to eat lots of it, usually on buttered toast. I have had it as a drink too. Now, I find that my over-sensitive tongue reacts to it. Also it can make my lips swell. I do sometimes eat it in a sarnie with Philly cheese, no butter then!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 7th Jan 2014 at 08:57AM

Faith's Avatar Yes CK I love marmite and there's usually a pot in the cupboard. Great on buttered toast and I also like it spread thinly on hot or cold sausages.

When I was pregnant the only thing I could eat and keep down at one stage was dry toast with a scraping of marmite.

I also like bovril - but not as a drink, though my parents used to have it that way.

Posted by: Faith on 7th Jan 2014 at 09:15AM

Fennie's Avatar Typical Taurean, Faith! I love Bovril as well. Though I tend to drink Oxo now - a cube dissolved in boiling water. Never really cared for Marmite.

Posted by: Fennie on 7th Jan 2014 at 09:19AM

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Does that answer your question CK?Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 7th Jan 2014 at 10:19AM

Westerwitch's Avatar I wonder what it is in the Marmite that is causing you to react Withy.

I love Marmite and go through stages of having it in the house.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 7th Jan 2014 at 10:20AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Interesting only one totally against but two who haven't tried it??!!!! Shocked Get thee to a shop, you don't know what you're missing!
I love that they bring out limited editions, I have some with gold flecks in - great for telling a friends little boy that it was magic marmite! Then there was the Union Jack jar for the jubilee 'Ma'am mite'. & I have had several jars of the XOMarmite - Xtra Old matured marmite!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 7th Jan 2014 at 05:09PM

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