While I was at work those clever boffins at Marmite unveiled their latest creation. They have at last realised that if you add anything to Marmite, it tastes of Marmite. So this time they've gone the other way and added Marmite to chocolate. On the way back from work, I hotfooted it to Debenhams in Glasgow who stocked it, allegedly. I must commend the very helpful staff of the Kitchen department there who went to great lengths to try and track me down a bar. But you cannot find what is not there. They are getting some in soon if you fancy trying it. Eventually Ebay came to the rescue.
According to the packet, it's 98% milk chocolate and 2% Marmite flavouring but what does it taste like? Well it looks pretty much like milk chocolate and smells like something a little darker and when you pop it in your mouth it's... well ....odd. Chocolaty certainly but there's something else in there, a little tangy, perhaps a little salty - not bad really just odd but not really Marmite. For all you chocolate loving, Marmite haters out there I wouldn't be surprised if you like this. But beware!!!, for a few minutes later (enough time to scoff a large portion of the bar) there's a surprise, for you suddenly realise that you have eaten something Marmitey after all, really quite Marmitey infact.
Actually, now that the packet has been open for a day or so, I find that it smells more Marmitey and tastes a bit more that way too. Perhaps, like a fine wine, it just needs a little time to breath. On the whole though, I am going to continue to by my chocolate plain and eat my Marmite on toast, where it belongs.
But wait! We're not going to stop at an ordinary food review. Today this is the blog that brings you more!
You've guessed the next bit, haven't you? Despite the EEC attempts to have it renamed, this country produces fine milk chocolate, and I think Cadbury's Dairy Milk is of a better quality than the Marmite people have used. So lets have a birl with a spreading of real Marmite (not just flavouring) on it. I can confirm that Marmite on chocolate is indeed better than Marmite chocolate and you don't have to wait for the postman to deliver it.
My dear American friends out there, I don't know if you've got Marmite on your side of the pond or an equivalent and I'm aware that Hersheys are not Cadburys, but from my surfing last week, I discover that someone over there makes bacon flavour chocolate. If anyone finds some, I'd love to hear how it tastes.