Marmite and marriage! (Lighthearted)

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DH and I have been married for 17years, through all this time he has known there is a line that you do not cross, the marmite line, on one side is me the hater, the other is him the lover, I am quite happy for him to indulge in his vile habit and there is space in the cupboard for him to store the various jars he collects, I believe I am showing a level of tolerance that is above and beyond what most women would endure.

He knows that if he wants to indulge and spread the sludge on his bread he can but he must keep it away from me and anything that I cherish and hold dear.

The bastard has introduced MY dog to it and the bitch likes it. I don't know who has betrayed me more, him for crossing the line or her for siding with him on the love it/hate it argument

I can't believe he would risk 17 years of marriage for this.

AIBU or should I LTB

thesnowmanrocks Sun 20-Jan-13 19:08:34

Sorry yabu i love the stuff and lucky for me so does dh.
Must say your dh has god taste!grin
As it says you either love it or hate it!


Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 19:17:59


Anyone who hates Marmite is not normal, seriously, you need some therapy to get over your aversion. Your dog is merely showing what is right and normal.

Melpomene Sun 20-Jan-13 19:20:07

I don't know anything about dogs, but marmite is VERY salty - would it be dangerous for a dog to eat it for that reason?

manicbmc Sun 20-Jan-13 19:22:20


I love it. Dp hates it. I taunt him with twiglets. grin

It was just the tip of his finger she licked it off, so not a lot.
I think he's trying to steal her away from me, he's just been training her with steak, how am i meant to compete.

I'm going to lose this aren't I?

WarmFuzzyFun Sun 20-Jan-13 19:24:27

Oh I love Marmite YABVVVU shock


WarmFuzzyFun Sun 20-Jan-13 19:25:10

I am surprised you even have to ask?

There HAS to be someone who agrees me, I will not accept I am not normal!

thesnowmanrocks Sun 20-Jan-13 19:27:37

Marmite on toast anyone? Mmmm grin

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Sun 20-Jan-13 19:28:38

Your DH is being VVVU. Nobody should waste such a precious substance on a dog grin

Stropzilla Sun 20-Jan-13 19:29:26

LTB. I used to love marmite but it makes me very ill within minutes of eating it so no I sm on your side here. Evil brown ooze.

thesnowmanrocks Sun 20-Jan-13 19:29:41

I know alot of people dislike it. Thought i was a minority!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 19:29:53

The proudest moment of my life was converting a hater! My ex was adamant that he didnt like it, turns out he tried it once as a child and never again. So when he pinched my toast and it had Marmite on I was waiting to see his disgust, except he said "whats on this?" "Marmite" says I, with a smirk. "Mmm, its not that bad actually, is there any more?"

You're right about marmite, it IS gopping. However you should bear in mind that dogs have no discernment whatsoever, they eat everything and love everyone.

It is precious, it was the gold marmite. Well marmite with rust that's pretending to be gold.

elfycat Sun 20-Jan-13 19:30:52

my cats love marmite (catch them trying to finish off what the kids leave).

My DDs (2 and 4) ask for marmite on a spoon.

YABU, your DH is being normal on the marmite spectrum.

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 19:31:15

Dont has a point. Dogs eat sick dont they?

My dog likes bird shit and now marmite, she doesn't have very refined taste buds does she ?

wellwhatdoyaknow Sun 20-Jan-13 19:58:35

Marmite on toast is my favourite, in fact I think I may have some in a minute! My daughter likes Marmite on toast but my son won't try it. smile

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 20:00:25

Anyone else like marmite sandwiches? My parents like Marmite on toast but both boak at the idea of Marmite sarnies! White bread, real butter, thick layer of the brown stuff, lovely!

Bogey, I can't believe I'm saying this, try your butty with cress.

ArtsMumma Sun 20-Jan-13 20:03:17

LTBTTD (leave the bastard, take the dog)

Shaky Sun 20-Jan-13 20:03:17

I love marmite.

My cats love marmite on toast.

Marmite and loads of butter on crumpets is delicious <drool>

wellwhatdoyaknow Sun 20-Jan-13 20:09:18

Yep also a big lover of marmite sandwiches!!! grin

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 20:10:51

Marmite and cress? I thought you hated it! Does Marmite and cress cause some weird chemical reaction that will kill me?! grin

DH swears by it, he's not dead yet, although if he feeds my dog it again he might begrin

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 20:32:43

I am prepared to try anything once! grin

LittleBearPad Sun 20-Jan-13 20:35:54

Marmite is grim. YANBU.

McNewPants2013 Sun 20-Jan-13 20:44:32

Love it

CaptChaos Sun 20-Jan-13 20:45:09

I love it, DH hates it. I sneak it into stews and casseroles and he says he really enjoys them. I snigger at this a lot.

EggRules Sun 20-Jan-13 20:50:44

I love Marmite and adore Vegemite - a smidge less salty imho.

I mix it with butter before spreading on hot toast made from an uncut loaf.

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 20:52:55

Vegemite is rank! Its oily and just not Marmitey at all!

I realise that I may be biased though as we live where it is made and my dad used to work at the factory!

ModreB Sun 20-Jan-13 20:53:29

Hmmm. Marmite on crumpets or DH.


Sorry DH.

DH tried the sneak trick once and only once, he used a marmite stock cube, I could taste it, he denied it but found the wrapper, he's never tried feeding it me again, the consequences were too great.

Another one for you to try Bogey is marmite and cold curry on toast.

I'm glad to see that the marmite haters are beginning to support me, I was starting to feel very alone.

elfycat Sun 20-Jan-13 21:36:49

Marmite roast potatoes are a wonderful thing. After par-boiling spread a spoon of marmite over. It melts and it's only a very thin coat. A dessert spoon would do enough potatoes to feed 12 at Xmas (for example).

Guaranteed brown potatoes with a savory tang.

(I've sneaked this past non-marmite eaters - but have always had a couple of non-marmited roasties just in case)

Elfy - nooooooooooo shock you can't do that to a roastie, the levels people will stoop to to get their kicks, I'm disgusted!

elfycat Sun 20-Jan-13 21:44:27

[evilcat smilie] needed

NothingIsAsBadAsItSeems Sun 20-Jan-13 21:55:05

Marmite and cheese on toast = yum!

I love marmite and fed ds my marmite covered crusts so he loves it too DH hates it and is not impressed that ds has been converted shan't mention that ds eats everything you give him

EnjoyResponsibly Sun 20-Jan-13 22:11:33

You think you've got it bad.

In this house I HEART Marmite. DH the sick feckin weirdo loves I can barely type it Bovril.

The battle lines were drawn when it came to DS. Both of us have tried to exert -extreme arm twisting guidance. Underhand tactics may have been deployed.

MARMITE has prevailed!!!!

All is well in the world.

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 22:20:03

In what way Bovril Enjoy? I used to spoon it out of the jar (dad worked at the factory and would bring it home by the tray load!) but cant stick it as a drink!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 22:22:59

Bovril and Marmite are made in the same place btw! The factory was know locally as "Bovril" until fairly recently with the love hate campaign.

This tower had a picture of a jar of Bovril on it until a few years ago!

You're all vile, well all those that don't agree with me grin

DH is loving this though, the dog however has gone back to snorting fanjo and appears to not care about the riff she's caused

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 22:33:35

Fanjo sniffing is better than the odd bit of Marmite on toast?

This is getting rather weird.......

DH is loving this THREAD it should have read. He's not sniffing fanjo, well I hope not, I think the dog might object.

IMO personally I'd rather sniff fanjo than eat marmite, as long as its clean

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 22:40:23

Marmite fanjo might tempt me, but even then it would have to be the black or gold marmite!

Sending a marmite flavoured Mwah to your DH! grin

EnjoyResponsibly Sun 20-Jan-13 22:42:40

Bogey he has it on toast <boak> x billion.

I like it as a drink. I add it to Shepherds pie. Hell I'm a derivative kinda gal.

But when it comes to toast, it's Marmite all the way baby.

Are you from Blackwall by any chance?

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 22:44:33

Its nice on toast! Gopping in cup although that may be because my grandma forced it on us if we were ill and my sister once had D&V. Grandma gave her a cup and she was spectacularly ill! Neither of us has had it since!

Burton on Trent, the home of Marmite!

MaureenMLove Sun 20-Jan-13 22:44:39

Marmite on crumpets or DH, ModredB. Interesting concept. wink

I'm a lover, not a hater. I used to tell prospective parents when I was childminding that I was a Marmite lover too! I have changed many a child into a lover, much to their parents disgust! grin

Bogey if my DH starts PMing you can you ignore him please, the marmite mwah was bad enough, having burton in common has now sent him all funny. grin

Marmite, the finest product available for export in the whole of the UK. We should be proud and bravely take it to countries where it was never seen before!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 22:54:05

Ah but the question is, which side of the water is he from? Thats the acid test?

The Swan side or the Posts side?

zoobaby Sun 20-Jan-13 22:56:42

DP does weird things like mix his marmite with jam. Big gloops of both. Yeurk!!! Makes me sick just watching it slither off the knife. I've promised him that I'll try my darndest to instill a love of vegemite into our DS just as soon as he starts solids smile

For those who aren't in the know, the secret to vege is less is more... just let the bread get a sniff of it. Mmmmm.

Interestingly (sad but true... I have indeed pondered this) marmite is akin to vegemite mixed with golden syrup. I bet that's how they make the awful stuff.

Bogey you've baffled him!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:01:03

He is not a true Burtonian then! North of the river is the Swan (at the end of the bridge) and South of the River is (or was) the Blue Posts on High Street!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:01:58

Ok, is he Winshill side or Horninglow side?!

Just worked it out, posts I think, ashby road.He did leave 30 yrs ago I'm sure he can be forgiven.

HoneyDragon Sun 20-Jan-13 23:06:49

Dh pulled a face last night when I was making marmite and cheese twists to have with soup. Then ate 6 of them grin

He's a member of the dark sticky side now.

ddubsgirl Sun 20-Jan-13 23:10:04

Marmite is good for pets! In small doses!

Mayanbob Sun 20-Jan-13 23:14:42

about vegemite not Marmite... but thought you'd appreciate this OP

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:14:43

He is Swan side! I am Swan side too, I shall forgive him his woeful memory! My best friend lived on Ashby Road!

He now gets a Winshill Marmite flavoured Mwah!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:21:20

THis photo ring any bells for him?

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:22:02

Thanks for that Mayan, I've given him the ultimatum he's moving in with

Yep, he remembers cycling past it when he was a nipper.
He's spent the last 10 mins reliving fond memories whilst eating more marmite.
This is not what I had planned!

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:36:11

Hey, you open a can you're gonna get worms! grin

I've given him the ultimatum he's moving in with bogey Is he?! to tell DH he is no longer needed.....not sure you can cite Marmite in a divorce....

Bogeyface Sun 20-Jan-13 23:37:55

grin DH just said "she is into fanjo sniffing dogs and he has to move out?"

I think he has a point!


OscarPistoriusBitontheside Sun 20-Jan-13 23:50:08


Plomino Sun 20-Jan-13 23:57:24

I adore it . Have it on crumpets with cheese , spread it on ready rolled puff pastry as a thin layer which I then roll up to make little spirally biscuits that I can't think what they're called . Love it .

DH however literally cannot stomach it . As I learned when we were first living together . I accidentally shoved a plateful of marmite toast under his nose , only to watch in bemusement as he went first white , then green , then threw up , then went to bed with a migraine . And he hasn't got any better since .

I have however given it to all my dc's who also love it . So he is in a minority .

Beaverfeaver Mon 21-Jan-13 00:09:33

I don't love it or hate it.

Could take it or leave it.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Mon 21-Jan-13 00:11:34

Marmite's mighty
It's nutritious
Marmite's mighty
It's delicious
Marmites mighty
Mighty tough
You can never have enough

Most dogs love marmite - you're on a hiding to nothing!

Bogeyface Mon 21-Jan-13 00:18:38

I don't love it or hate it.

Could take it or leave it.

Does not compute. Does not co$(%&£$IUIHSDFIGSNDFGNSDT(&$T%£$(%($£%EUGNZDFKLESRLIUOTERS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


How is this fucking confused awful stuff not banned yet. Smells of giphmm, makes me want to giphmm. Just awful.

And all of its foul confused derivatives.


HoneyDragon Mon 21-Jan-13 07:33:04

Yup I'm another who appreciates marmite for cooking and flavouring but wouldn't notice if they stopped selling it.

The love/hate things a myth.

thesnowmanrocks Mon 21-Jan-13 10:39:29

Is the love/hate thing a myth? Thought people either really really love it or really really hate it. No sort of middle ground.

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Mon 21-Jan-13 10:42:18

DH says it smells like dogs arse grin

toast... spread thickly with marmite and mashed potato on the top... best pissedfood ever

Bogeyface Mon 21-Jan-13 10:48:59

DH says it smells like dogs arse

How on earth does he know what a dogs arse smells like?! grin

Does he sniff dogs arses on a regular basis or was it a one off?

If marmite is heaven why the need to combine it with jam etc?

chris481 Mon 21-Jan-13 15:26:22

Best sandwich when on a diet: marmite and fried egg.

TwoCatsAndABabyBump Mon 21-Jan-13 15:36:09

Can't stand marmite but I am partial to a twiglet blush BOVRIL on toast all the way!

QueenofClean Mon 21-Jan-13 15:44:03

YABVVU - Love Love Love marmite in this house. We all do thankfully. My DD2 just turned 1 loves marmite sandwiches for lunch smile

Also good in spaghetti bolognaise & shephards/cottage pie yum yum yum.

Good diet snack is Marmite rice cakes grin

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Tue 22-Jan-13 14:39:48

I try not to think about it ;)

shewhowines Tue 22-Jan-13 15:31:49

love love love

Marmite and rocket sandwiches are very good.

You have to perfect the technique of wrapping it around the knife to avoid getting a sticky jar. Now having a sticky jar is BU and

hate hate hate

shewhowines Tue 22-Jan-13 15:33:18

P.s. Never mind you LTB. He should ditch you asap.

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