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I wrote a poem about marmite back in 2018 and have added more stanzas and tweaked it a bit.

I like to start each day off right With buttered toast and marmite A vegetable extract that you spread Across the surface of your bread. So what’s in it, what does it contain? Well thiamin, niacin and riboflavin With B twelve vitamins and folic acid The details you'll find on its yellow lid. Also contains barley; wheats, oats and rye Love it or hate you've just got to try There are mores uses apart from toast Like on potatoes with your sunday roast. Or on crackers with your favourite cheese I guarantee your taste buds you'll please And maybe you like stew in cold weather Add some marmite and it will taste better. Or a tasty hot drink that'll keep out the cold A strong savoury taste; it's pure black gold There's much goodness in one small jar But do use it sparingly and it will go far. So the next time that you go out to shop Look for a black jar with a bright yellow top After your first taste you'll want more You'll wonder why you didn't try it before. Written 11th July 2021. Get Outlook for Android

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Date: 9/23/2021 3:12:00 AM
Not to my taste Tom,but always admire an aficionado
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/23/2021 4:20:00 AM
Thank you Brian, you're a hater then lol. Been using it now for over fifty years, im going to request a jar be buried with me. Tom
Date: 9/1/2021 3:14:00 PM
yes, I remember this!!! so informative
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Date: 9/1/2021 3:26:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, they now produce a low salt one. Tom
Date: 8/11/2021 2:33:00 PM
What a wonderful write. First, I will check the stores. If I can't find it there, I will check out the web. They have everything. Did you know, you just let your secret out???? Young/long life and a great storyteller. Maybe I should order a case or two. Have a blessed day with your buttered toast and marmite......................
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/12/2021 12:20:00 AM
Lol, dont tell anyone else. If you like savoury taste, you'll love this. Tom
Date: 8/10/2021 5:33:00 PM
Ha Ha love your Marmite poem Tom. But I'm a Vegemite gal. Raised in Australia, thats what we grew up on. They're similar, but for me Vegemite tastes the best. Hmmm, now all this talk about it has got my taste buds going. Off to the kitchen for some Vegemite on toast. Yum yum! ;-D Cheers Anne :-)
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Date: 8/11/2021 12:55:00 AM
Thank you very much Anne, I must look out for it, have heard of it but cant say I've seen it. I'll let you know if im successful in finding it. Savory spread on toast though, nothing can beat it. Tom
Date: 8/9/2021 4:03:00 PM
Hello Tom ... yes Tom, love the taste of marmite, but here we have vegemite, a similar product that I believe is made from brewers yeast, so I enjoyed your verse very much explaining this mouth watering product - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 8/10/2021 12:14:00 AM
Thank you very much Lindsay, haven't seen vegimite but I'd love to try it. Might have to take a trip down under as we say here. Tom
Date: 8/1/2021 4:12:00 AM
I was brought up on the stuff and love it! I've just had it for breakfast!! Great poem :)
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Date: 8/1/2021 4:13:00 AM
Thank you very much Lisa, Black gold for sure When I travel I always take a jar with me. Enjoy your breakfast. Tom
Date: 7/28/2021 2:38:00 PM
I am one of the ones that 'hate' it, tried vegemite didn't like that either lol. After reading your poem might give it another try as taste buds can change, I will let you know : ) Emilia.
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Date: 7/28/2021 2:42:00 PM
Lol, thanks Emilia, lovely to see you back, you've been missed. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
Date: 7/24/2021 7:30:00 AM
Hi Tom, I haven't tried Marmite before, however you make want to try it:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/24/2021 7:47:00 AM
Thank you Alexis, if you like savoury food you'll love it. Tom
Date: 7/19/2021 9:53:00 AM
Hmmmm Never heard of it before. I'll see if WalMart carries it. A very clever rhyme my friend. God Bless, JB
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Date: 7/19/2021 10:02:00 AM
Thank you very much Judy, Ive read some shops import European foods into the US. If you like a savoury taste you'll like marmite Tom
Date: 7/19/2021 8:20:00 AM
This will be ideal for an advertisement, Tom :) I've never tried Marmite, probably because I was put off by Bovril, even though the contents are completely different...the jars are more or less the same except for labels and tops! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 7/19/2021 8:34:00 AM
Thank you Paul out of the two I'd prefer marmite, but a cup of hot bovril goes down well on a cold day. Marmite is more for spreading on toast but has many other uses. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
Date: 7/17/2021 2:04:00 AM
Never heard of it till your tasty poem wants me to try it now, Tom:)
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Date: 7/17/2021 2:06:00 AM
Thank you Jo, if you like savoury food then you'll love this. Tom
Date: 7/16/2021 11:09:00 AM
I have never, ever heard of marmite but you certainly made it sound interesting Tom. I'll look for some tomorrow but if I hate it can I send it to you?? just kidding.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/16/2021 2:56:00 PM
With marmite, you either love it or hate it. If you hate it I'll send you my address lol. Tom
Date: 7/15/2021 8:55:00 PM
Gawd, how I hated this stuff as a child, it was far to strong for me then, but hey, things have change and I love it now, it's packaging has never really changed, you can spot it a mile off on the shelves, my favourite is a backyard fire with baked spuds in their skins, once the spuds are baked scoop the filling out and add a little bit of butter and a little bit of Marmite and mash it all up, stick it all back in the skins and yum yum : )
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/16/2021 2:05:00 AM
Mmm sounds delicious, there is so many uses for it, I put it on everything. Never tried that with the baked spuds but ill have to now. Enjoy the heatwave they've forecast. Tom
Date: 7/14/2021 1:26:00 PM
Interesting and well written.thanks for sharing Tom :)
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Date: 7/14/2021 2:07:00 PM
Thank you very much Heidi im not on their payroll lol Hope your week is going well. Tom
Date: 7/14/2021 10:48:00 AM
Love this, so clever and concise... You should send this into the makers of marmite I think they'll love it... Might make more people buy and try it ;)
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Date: 7/14/2021 10:52:00 AM
Thank you Natasha, I might just do that, a free jar wouldn't go amiss. Tom
Date: 7/14/2021 8:37:00 AM
A really good piece Tom, afraid I'm not a marmite fan but do you not need to acquire a taste for it but maybe not! Have a great day, its lovely and sunny up here, Gordon
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Date: 7/14/2021 8:41:00 AM
Thank you Gordon, loved it from the word go nearly fifty years ago. At last the weather picking up here too. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 7/13/2021 4:03:00 PM
Hello tom, I know that I had commented on this poem. If this product was on the shelf in Canada I would try it out. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/14/2021 11:23:00 AM
Hello tom, oh! I did not know that. I will have to find out where that Brit shop is. thank you. enjoy your day my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/14/2021 12:54:00 AM
Hi Darlene, there's a shop in Canada called Brit Foods and they sell marmite and other British foods. You can buy it on amazon too. Tom
Date: 7/13/2021 1:54:00 PM
My friend, I never heard of it but your poem makes me want to give it a try. As I have never seen it here on American grocery shelves, may be a task to ever find a jar. You do so wonderfully well with every subject you choose to write about.. God bless..
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Date: 7/13/2021 2:45:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert, I read that some stores in the US sell it, importing it with other European foodstuffs, I know you can order it off Amazon. The secret is to spread it thinly on toasted bread as its quite strong. Tom
Date: 7/13/2021 7:00:00 AM
This poem took me back to my boarding school days Tom, many moons ago, we used to pretend to be sick and not go to class for two reasons, one was to swot for an exam the next day, and the second was we got a cup of marmite and 2 pieces of toast! Imagine, we could have whatever we wanted when at home, but Marmite, toast and time to swot, was just the 'thing' as a boarder at the Convent. Love the poem. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/13/2021 8:20:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer, im glad it brought back happy memories for you. Ive been a user for 50 odd years and Ill request a jar be put in my coffin in case they haven't got any upstairs lol. Tom
Date: 7/13/2021 6:49:00 AM
I’m a fan of your poetry but not Marmite *lol*. The poem makes it sound so good I’m almost considering trying it again. Who knew such an entertaining piece could be written about Marmite?
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Date: 7/13/2021 8:21:00 AM
Thank you Richard, I cant get enough of it lol, there's a saying over hear you love it or hate it. Tom
Date: 7/13/2021 5:30:00 AM
At some point surely I shall spy this product and buy it! Your poem’s tasty too!
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Date: 7/13/2021 5:55:00 AM
Thank you very much Kim, if you like savoury food you'll like this. Tom
Date: 7/12/2021 8:44:00 PM
Wow! I must try this product. You have sold me on it. Well done, Tom. Janice
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Date: 7/13/2021 1:02:00 AM
Thank you very much Janice, its a great tasting savoury spread, Ive been using it for fifty odd years now and never get tired of it. Tom
Date: 7/12/2021 7:16:00 PM
Love it Tom, and Vegemite which is the same, great poem also.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/13/2021 1:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Harry, Id like to try that one, must look out for it. Always prefer savoury over sweet. Tom
Date: 7/12/2021 7:09:00 PM
So the next time that you go out to shop Look for a black jar with a bright yellow top Truly speaking I do not know about this product. You have narrated it in such a way that I've really got the taste of it. Beautiful Work.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/13/2021 12:59:00 AM
Thank you very much Christuraj, very popular over here, they had a campaign over here, love it or hate it, as you've probably guessed I love it. Tom
Date: 7/12/2021 3:51:00 PM
Well, I guess the vitamins in it would be good for most people. I looked it up and it is a byproduct of the beer brewing industry. Years ago the doctor prescribed Brewer's Yeast to my mother who was anemic. I guess she got it and took it anyway she got better. I enjoyed reading this one and learning something new. I don't think I would want to try it. I would rather take a pill. Thanks for your visit to my page. Sara
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/31/2021 2:54:00 PM
Turkey and also on cruises,
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 7/27/2021 2:59:00 PM
Tom, Exactly where would you travel to be traveling abroad? Sara
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/12/2021 4:19:00 PM
Thank you very much Sara, its a delicious spread and I always use it at breakfast on toasted bread. Even when I travel abroad I always take a jar with me. Tom
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