Thursday, June 12, 2008

Love it or hate it !

Look at what I found when clearing out my pantry.

Not a lot of spreads generate strong reactions, but Marmite and Vegemite ( the Australian cousin) are definitely an adore it or can't stand it category.

A bit tricky to find in Italy, many will bring it from home rather than do without on their stay overseas.

My sister brought a tube of Vegemite from Australia when she visited Positano last year with her kids. Not too fussy in general, the kids had to have their Vegemite for breakfast.

We soon had them converted to fresh figs !

What about you ? Do you love it or hate it ?

9 comments:

'A Tuscan view.....from Umbria' said...

Let me be the first to say I LOVE it!
I have a cupboard full of the stuff and the children love it too. Amanda

Scintilla said...

Amanda - Well maybe I'll send you this sample size before it expires. It doesn't look like anyone here is going to eat it !

Mrs. Darling said...

I have no idea what vegemite is! How awful is that?

casalba said...

I'm with Amanda. When friends come over from the UK and ask me if there's anything they can bring - this is the #1 item. I have tried Vegemite, sorry somehow it's just not the same. (My husband HATES them both.)

Has anybody found any decent tea here? What about fresh goat's cheese?

Scintilla said...

Sally - Somehow Italians don't warm to these tastes !

Mrs.darling - Vegemite is similar to Marmite - My daughter is made to eat it when she loses a game of cards !

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

We LOVE MARMITE...me, husband and boys...but not Vegemite..it has a different taste!!!

Scintilla said...

It seems that the English are winning here - No Aussie defenders???

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

Aussie defender:) Love Vegemite not a fan of marmite. I once bought a jar for my friends in conca dei marini you should have seen the look on their faces when l told them we spread it onto toast and eat it. It was priceless, the jar ended up as a show piece in their restaurant.

Scintilla said...

The question is: Is it empty? !!
Certainly a talking piece for visiting Australians ...