My brother recently returned from another of his visits to the UK and brought back some products for me to taste test.
One product, Marmite, has already been covered here in OlyBlog as the source of unending gastronomical rhapsody. The other two were new to me: Australia's very own Vegemite, and a UK generic version of Marmite called Tesco Yeast Extract.
So I was presented with all three spread on a bagel or something. Without knowing which was which I was asked to identify the best tasting one.
It wasn't even close. As my brother revealed after I identified the one filled with wholesome goodness, Marmite won hands down. The other two just lacked the zest, the zing, the zippiness, and many other "z" description words.
Tesco came in a very distant 2nd. And, with apologies to my friends Down Under, I'm sorry to say Vegemite was pretty lame.
On another note: Marmite scented candles-- do they exist? If not, why not?