Friday, March 23, 2012

MARMAGEDDON



It has come to my attention that there is a critical shortage of Marmite (or, as I call it, 'black gold') in New Zealand. Production was slowed and sometimes shut down entirely in the wake of last year's earthquakes. This worrying occurence has been covered by dozens of major news organisations, including the New York Times, The Telegraph, Fox News, and the Washington Post. And rightly so.

Luckily, we stocked up on a bulk order from Amazon when we moved here. Phew! It's good to know that we're prepared in case such an emergency occurs in Texas.

(No one else in Texas would want it, probably).

5 comments:

Natasha said...

Marmite on crumpets is amazing! Hopefully you can get your hands on some soon. xxx

Miss Emmi said...

Perhaps it is time to convert to the superior yeast spread, Vegimite? *obligatory aussie ribbing*

Celynne said...

I'd give eating it a try, it sounds like it could be good, but it seems so funny that we can be having a shortage of any factory good... the idea that just one place manufactures things is still odd for me.

CreativeAgencySecrets said...

Glad you guys are sorted for supplies! But you've got the wrong picture - that is the British marmite. Here's a funny version made into a Mamageddon t shirt by Global Culture http://www.facebook.com/globalcultureNZ

Maxine said...

yuck! my dad put that on bread for us when i was a kid and i never ate another bite afterwards! i think it is somewhat an aquired taste. i might like it better now as an adult.Extinction to marmite! hehe... i kid