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Hans Off
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It turns white!

(Overheard in my office today)

Can anyone shed any light on this?

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Richard W
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The lid gets all crusty after a while too. And it can leave some very difficult to explain stains.

Ooops... I think I misunderstood the question...

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Don't worry Richard - I thought what you thought.

There are three possible explanations here.

1. Hans Off is having sexual relations with his marmite ...

2. Hans Off has just given his marmite a good kicking.
To test this theory - I just went into my kitchen and slapped my jar of marmite. It burst into tears and cried but it did not go white.

3. (and the most probable) By 'banging' Hans Off means whisking it like cream. I don't know if this happens as I have never whisked marmite.

Of course the question that really needs answering now is just how do you know the lid turns crusty, Richard, hmm?

Hmm? [Big Grin]

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Wow I'm lost. First of all, I don't have any idea what Marmite is, and banging=whipping??

Learn something new every day.

When I saw the active topic I thought Hans was talking about hitting some kind of rock/mineral.

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Marmite and Vegimite are yeast-based pastes commonly used as spreads on bread, crackers, etc. in the UK and some countries of the old Empire. (Australia, NZ, South Africa I know use them; I've never heard of them being used in Canada.)

People who were brought up on them love them; they are, however, an acquired taste which I have never been able to acquire.

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I had the same question as nerdymcnerd.

Never heard of Marmite, although I am familiar with Vegemite, so I started wondering if they are similar.

I looked it up, via Google: Link

Oh...... yum.

Also never knew what Vegemite really was, even tho I see it in stores.

Looked that one up too. Link


Mmm mm! Yum!


I jest, I suppose over here, we just have Brewer's yeast, which is a taste I have yet to enjoy (although on popcorn, it's not so bad).

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Rondette
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based on a scientific experiment I conducted 5 minutes ago, with Marmite, a spoon and a shotglass. I can confirm that if you stir it for long enough it does go lighter. I suspect if I had more patience I could have made it go white, but, to be honest, my arms were knackered.
I've known about this phenomena for a few years and it is always cool to tell people and show them. But somehow it looks a lot less attractive in that beige colour. Yes, I am a marmite-a-holic.

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Rondette
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btw that last picture of the spoon is a colour comparison, the dark brown marmite is on the spoon, just in the top left corner.
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resELution
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Vegimite on waffles.
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resELution
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Hmm, I'll have to try vegimite. I can't digest most vegstables, so that might be a good way to give myself what I'm not able to get otherwise.
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Hans Off
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Rondette, Properly YOMANK! I can't believe it! Oh my god! I have just wet my pants!

That is absolutley fantastic!

I'd give you a prize if I could! How about a Gmail account? do you have one?

now lets wait until someone shouts 'Photoshop' !!!

Now all we need to do is get someone to explain the chemistry behind it!

(P.s as to my choice of wording in the OP it was a direct quote from a crazy work colleague of mine "If you bang marmite it goes white" !!

Well done!

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Gale
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Just about anything you whip air into is going to become lighter in color.

That, by the way, is true, but does nothing to explain why. I just threw it in for those who are making the banging and whipping jokes. Carry on.

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Rondette
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quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
Rondette, Properly YOMANK! I can't believe it! Oh my god! I have just wet my pants!

That is absolutley fantastic!

I'd give you a prize if I could! How about a Gmail account? do you have one?

now lets wait until someone shouts 'Photoshop' !!!

Now all we need to do is get someone to explain the chemistry behind it!

(P.s as to my choice of wording in the OP it was a direct quote from a crazy work colleague of mine "If you bang marmite it goes white" !!

Well done!

heh. the Kudos is enough.
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Hans Off
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Hey, does this mean we have 'Bunked' a legend then??

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quote:
Originally posted by resEggLution:
Hmm, I'll have to try vegimite. I can't digest most vegstables, so that might be a good way to give myself what I'm not able to get otherwise.

one thing
only use a small amount of vegimite the first time
a thin smear will do

for your first go
try on toast with butter

dav(vegimite toast mmm drool)ros

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Rondette
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quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
Hey, does this mean we have 'Bunked' a legend then??

If it does it'll be my second with photo proof! *sigh* the memories....
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All I can say is ....

Mmmmmm, marmite!

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the Virgin Marrya
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Yeah, Marmite is Mmmmmmm. But Vegemite is GROSS!


and Promite is the best [read: only good] thing Auzzie ever invented.

It tastes nothing like Brewers yeast. More like the crispy caramelised bits left in the roasting pan for snarfing before beginning the washing up....


And, thanks, Hans - we're even! I'm gonna have SOOO much fun introducing my friends [who are WAY familiar with Pro-Mar-Vege-mite] to the new taste sensation of "Hansbanger" at my next grownup supper party!!

HaarnSpangGrrr...mmmmm

Marry -the new taste sensation!- ya

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Wow!!! Guess you could really only do that with Marmite - it's got a softer consistency than Vegemite, which is a much firmer paste.

But I agree it certainly doesn't look as appetising in its aerated form...

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and Promite is the best [read: only good] thing Auzzie ever invented
Eh. I've eaten Promite. It's Vegemite for people who haven't got cast-iron tastebuds. [Big Grin] It doesn't have quite the same kick.

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People who were brought up on them love them; they are, however, an acquired taste which I have never been able to acquire.
Yup. We took great delight in the expressions on our USican friends' faces when we got them to try Vegemite the first time. (I second Davros' advice - first-timers should begin with generously buttered toast and a very thin scraping of Vegemite).

Little "Happy Little Vegemite" Galaxy

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Rondette, you are a legend.

I'm going to try that when I get home from work.....

Oh and Nerdy McNerd - banging doesn't mean whipping either. Not sure where that came from ...

(Hans dirty mind maybe???? [Big Grin] )

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Hans Off
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Look, I have said it twice (probably) and I will say it one more time...

It was a direct quote overheard from a workmate!

She has a dirty mind!

(Mind you so do I, but that is beside the point!!!)

Hans "Pure as driven snow" Off

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Hans Off
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quote:
Originally posted by Rondette:
quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
Hey, does this mean we have 'Bunked' a legend then??

If it does it'll be my second with photo proof! *sigh* the memories....
which was the first??

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A workmate Hans Off?... ok, ok, suuuuuurrrrrree.

*rubs chin*

[Big Grin]

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Hans Off
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quote:
Originally posted by Ghost on Toast:
A workmate Hans Off?... ok, ok, suuuuuurrrrrree.

*rubs chin*

[Big Grin]

Yes!

Quite tempted to put her email address on here so you all can say Hi!

I showed her the page and she thought it was hilarious!

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Rondette
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quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
quote:
Originally posted by Rondette:
quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:
Hey, does this mean we have 'Bunked' a legend then??

If it does it'll be my second with photo proof! *sigh* the memories....
which was the first??

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quote:
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But I agree it certainly doesn't look as appetising in its aerated form...

Wha??? Look as appetizing? Are you implying it looked edible before the 'banging'? LOL! [lol]
Ew.
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Originally posted by Moosedog:
Marmite and Vegimite are yeast-based pastes commonly used as spreads on bread, crackers, etc. in the UK and some countries of the old Empire. (Australia, NZ, South Africa I know use them; I've never heard of them being used in Canada.)

Marmite is very popular on Canada's east coast. I'd never heard of it until my aunt started dating a Newfoundlander. Apparently, it's a breakfast staple.

Nol ' again...I say EW!' ly

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I saw this thread on google when looking for information about shaking marmite - So i guess you should get the chance of hearing how i waste my time as you inspired me to do this a few months ago - I do a radio show with two other guys and if you click the link you can hear audio of me doing what the photos show of Rondette doing


click me for audio of marmite

If you want to hear more of the comedy chatter we do as a group go here www.theurbansofa.co.uk

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