Archive for January 20, 2010

Spread em

Posted in BYGONE ADVERTISING AND PACKAGING, DESIGN, LIVING IN THE PAST: NOSTALGIA, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 20, 2010 by echostains

You big lovely pot you!

I’m one of those people who actually likes Marmite.  As everyone knows Marmite is made from yeast extract.  But what I didn’t know was that the jar has a picture of a ‘Marmite’ pot  on it.  A marmite (French Marmit) is an earthenware or metal  covered cooking pot.

marmit love it or hate it

Someone once told me that Marmite was made of what was left when ale had been brewed – the leftover yeast.  They said that some was kept and rest was sold on as marmite.  Don’t know if this is true though. 

Yes it is!  Just found it in Wikipedia. I think it’s good for you,  – well perhaps all the salt isn’t, but I like it spread on toast with cottage cheese over it.  Sounds bad eh? Each to his own.

Peanut butter not how I remember it - wrong colour

Another spread that I used to be mad about but now can’t eat now  because of the calorific content and the absolute MORISHNESS  of it – is peanut butter.  When my mother used to get it – I would rush to that cupboard to get a bit.  Alas,  = sometimes I was not quick enough and my sister had been there before me – and stirred, yes stirred sugar into it, what a revolting thing to do  yuck!  And this is coming from a person who loves Marmite…

Love it? Hate it? why not join the club?