It was only a matter of time before I reviewed something to do with Marmite! If you don’t know what Marmite is, it’s a black treacle-like substance made from yeast extract with a very strong savoury flavour. Sounds yummy right? In fact, Marmite came up with a very effective marketing campaign in the mid-90s stating that “you either love it or hate it”. It’s not often one can pull off a successful marketing campaign about people hating your product, but it’s stood the test of time and now there are many Marmite products including these new Marmite Biscuits.
Before you get excited these are savoury biscuits so I wouldn’t go dunking them in your tea. The biscuits themselves are made of oats and wheat and are soft and crumbly and have been infused with that lovely (or disgusting) Marmite flavour. I wouldn’t say that these necessarily taste like Marmite smeared on an oat biscuit but it’s not far off. As much as I love Marmite, and the flavour of these biscuits, I wasn’t particular taken by the lingering bitter aftertaste which left me wanting something sweet. However, eating these with cheese is amazing and I found that it took the edge off the bitter aftertaste!
So for your money you can buy a multipack containing 5 packets of 4 biscuits which is perfect for a week of packed lunches. I’m very happy with the portion size and, as you can see below, each biscuit is shaped like a Marmite (which is the name of the type of pot featured on the Marmite logo).
The biscuits are made in partnership with Thomas J. Fudge’s Remarkable Bakery (great name!) in Dorset, England. All in all it’s a thumbs up from me and I recommend these to anyone looking for a tasty, savoury, snack – provided you like Marmite!
Product Information (at the time of writing):
- Made in England.
- £2.00 Waitrose.
- 508 kcal/100g or 122 kcal/24g pack.