Author Topic: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired  (Read 11680 times)

barakta

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2016, 11:21:42 pm »
Kim and I both detest marmite  :sick:

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2016, 11:43:08 pm »
Kim and I both detest marmite  :sick:

I'd always had you down as people of taste and discernment, and this merely confirms it.

The stuff's vile.

hellymedic

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2016, 11:52:35 pm »
I can tolerate Marmite but I don't like it.

citoyen

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Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2016, 12:24:32 am »
Marmite is a bit like marmite - you either love it or hate it or you don't mind it.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2016, 09:10:17 am »
Did someone mention Marmite?


Can I remind all that the thread title included the words which individually are fine...

Marmite does not fulfil that definition  :P :sick:
I think people only pretend to like Marmite, just to seem hard. It's like pretending to like drinking until you are sick or something. Actually I think I'd rather do that than eat marmite (and I really, really really hate being sick).
<i>Marmite slave</i>

ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2016, 10:58:15 am »
I don't immediately die if I eat marmite. But I don't see why I'd want to eat it. It's just salty meh. Or as a friend of mine once loudly announced: 'it tastes like cum' before realising what she'd just said to a tableful of people she barely knew. Wedding receptions, eh. Could have been worse, it might have been a bar mitzvah.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2016, 11:00:51 am »
Could have been worse, it might have been a bar mitzvah.
It might have been her bat mitzvah  :o

citoyen

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2016, 11:12:46 am »
Can I remind all that the thread title included the words which individually are fine...

Marmite does not fulfil that definition  :P :sick:

It's just salty meh. Or as a friend of mine once loudly announced: 'it tastes like cum' before realising what she'd just said to a tableful of people she barely knew.

To be fair, I don't think Marmite is meant to be eaten individually - unlike peanut butter, which is at its best consumed straight from the jar with a spoon. The saltiness is the very raison d'etre of Marmite - it's more of a seasoning than a main ingredient, akin to Worcestershire sauce. Poached eggs on toast, for example, are immeasurably improved by a thin smear of Marmite on the toast, but layer it on too thick and you render the whole dish inedible.

Cum may well taste the same as Marmite but it has a very different consistency and would just make the toast soggy. Which might be acceptable in British public schools but not on my breakfast table, thank you.

Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2016, 01:07:03 pm »
Your right the thing with Marmite is to spread it very thinly. One of the funniest things I ever saw was a German couple in a hotel at breakfast. The lady had picked up several of those individual portions of Marmite examined them curiously then spread it about a 1/4 an inch thick on bread and gave it to her husband to eat. I think she thought it was an English version of Nutella. His face was a picture when he bit into the bread. the whole thing was like watching a slow motion car crash.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Tim Hall

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #59 on: June 09, 2016, 01:17:08 pm »
Broccoli with anything.

Or on its own.

A mutant vegetable, according to The Boy.
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ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2016, 01:27:10 pm »
All vegetables are horrific mutants to everyone but the anti-GM brigade, who seem to think they're natural, unadulterated expressions of mother nature's bounty.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2016, 02:03:41 pm »
To be fair, I don't think Marmite is meant to be eaten individually - unlike peanut butter, which is at its best consumed straight from the jar with a spoon.

ISTR those wacky japesters at Park Tool made one of their sturdy offerings with a handle specifically designed for the transfer of peanut butter from jar to gob of oily spanner-monkey.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2016, 03:51:08 pm »
@citoyen & @pcolbeck:
Marmite.
Thin. Yes. (in a Don Logan kind of way).
Poached eggs on toast are a regular treat in my local greasy spoon at the weekend.
Usually with lashings of ketchup.
I'll give the thin Marmite thing a go.
I confess to preferring Vegemite.
Marmite makes an awful, and difficult-to-clean-off mess, if you smear it on the windscreen of a car.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2016, 03:57:38 pm »
I confess to preferring Vegemite.
That is wrong.  You are wrong.  Vegemite is an abomination. 
Bovril is where it's at.  :thumbsup:

caerau

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2016, 05:21:45 pm »
Awesome I've derailed this into a marmite hate-fest -  8) 8) 8)


as you were.
It's a reverse Elvis thing.

barakta

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2016, 05:41:43 pm »
 :demon: :thumbsup: :demon:

ElyDave

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2016, 05:56:20 pm »
I confess to preferring Vegemite.
That is wrong.  You are wrong.  Vegemite is an abomination. 
Bovril is where it's at.  :thumbsup:

but only in a mug (and no, I don't mean the person drinking it)
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2016, 06:00:47 pm »
I confess to preferring Vegemite.
That is wrong.  You are wrong.  Vegemite is an abomination. 
Bovril is where it's at.  :thumbsup:

but only in a mug (and no, I don't mean the person drinking it)

One step away from an oxo cube....
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ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2016, 06:13:12 pm »
Well, if someone wants to do a taste test between marmite, vegemite, bovril and male bodily fluids, they should go ahead and report back. Sounds like a 1950's public school Wednesday night.
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fboab

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2016, 06:26:56 pm »
Well, if someone wants to do a taste test between marmite, vegemite, bovril and male bodily fluids, they should go ahead and report back. Sounds like a 1950's public school Wednesday night.

Been there, done that.

It wasn't a blind taste test, mind.

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2016, 06:29:35 pm »
Well, if someone wants to do a taste test between marmite, vegemite, bovril and male bodily fluids, they should go ahead and report back. Sounds like a 1950's public school Wednesday night.

Been there, done that.

It wasn't a blind taste test, mind.

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'Shoptastic!  :thumbsup:

fboab

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2016, 06:56:51 pm »
Not at all. No 'shopping involved. A gift from No1Daughter.
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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2016, 07:19:17 pm »
Not at all. No 'shopping involved. A gift from No1Daughter.
Kudos! To No 1 dot.  :)

ian

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2016, 09:08:31 pm »
It is marmite in the jars isn't it? When I see a person's name on the jar and the words 'yeast extract' I do so worry. Though I suppose it might explain the taste.
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Karla

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Re: Foodstuffs which individually are fine, but should never be paired
« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2016, 06:04:42 pm »
Tea and coffee.