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  • Marmite best before date
  • wool
    Full Member

    Just found a jar stashed away a the back of the cupboard best before 2010 am I going to die if I use it?

    deadkenny
    Free Member

    Pretty sure the stuff will last for 1000s of years and survive a nuclear winter too.

    ransos
    Free Member

    How would you know if it’s gone off?

    chakaping
    Free Member

    No idea, but would you be able to enjoy it knowing how much better it might have tasted before 2010 anyway?

    wool
    Full Member

    So after the nuclear holocaust just my jar of marmite and few cockroaches will be left?

    Yak
    Full Member

    Just a made-up date. Eat it. If it stinks and is very salty, then it hasn’t improved with age.

    thestabiliser
    Free Member

    Shout at it, if it jumps best not to go there

    deadkenny
    Free Member

    Didn’t Marmite do an aged mature version anyway?

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Didn’t Marmite do an aged mature version anyway?

    Yeah, “XO.” I’ve still got a jar somewhere (which is probably out of date).

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    2010 am

    Not sure if they mean morning or evening there. Up to you if you want to risk it.

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Eat it, go on, you know you want to.

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    What kind of person are you to have a jar last that long.

    They say theres two kinds of people – those who like marmite and those that don’t. But theres actually a third kind.

    A lot of people say the like marmite but when I make them crumpets they have to politely scrape 90% of the marmite off.

    So theres people who like marmite, people who don’t and people who don’t like marmite enough.

    ghostlymachine
    Free Member

    It’ll be fine.
    We “lost” an opened and part used jar when we emigrated. It turned up during a kitchen clean 3 or 4 years ago.

    It was about 10 years out of date IIRC.

    ransos
    Free Member

    They say theres two kinds of people – those who like marmite and those that don’t. But theres actually a third kind.

    I suspect the majority of us just think it’s a bit “meh”.

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    “meh”.

    Blasphemer!

    johnners
    Free Member

    I’ve got an opened jar with a BBE date of October 2004. I still have some occasionally to remind me that it’s OK but I prefer Vegemite.

    Harry_the_Spider
    Full Member

    Satan’s ear wax.

    Onzadog
    Free Member

    Best before date for marmite? Any time before it’s actually made. It’s the only thing the wife and I don’t agree on.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Nicely matured I’d have thunk.

    Edukator
    Free Member

    I visited some German friends and gave them a jar of local honey. They made a quip about having been given a huge jar of Marmite by an English friend. At breakfast I asked if they’d still got the Marmite, they had, many years out of date, it was fine, they gave me the jar.

    wool
    Full Member

    Done and it tastes like errrrr normal I am alive alive I say.

    thepurist
    Full Member

    I’ve got an opened jar with a BBE date of October 2004. I still have some occasionally to remind me that it’s OK but I prefer Vegemite.

    slowoldgit
    Free Member

    Perhaps if you left it to mature long enough, it might turn into Vegemite.

    avdave2
    Full Member

    I heard on the radio recently a “Marmite Spokesperson” saying you could still eat an original jar of it today. The salt means it keeps indefinitely as bacteria can’t survive in it, it’s just that it will lose it’s taste over the years.

    z1ppy
    Free Member

    shirely the date is superfluous, when you bin that nasty ****

    chip
    Free Member

    I always worryabout the old butter residue from the knife that invariably gets stirred into it.

    ghostlymachine
    Free Member

    I reckon marmite is the modern day equivalent of Egyptian honey.

    Still ok after several thousand years, but no one really wants to risk it.

    deadkenny
    Free Member

    slowoldgit – Member 
    Perhaps if you left it to mature long enough, it might turn into Vegemite.

    More worrying if it turns into Bovril.

    cranberry
    Free Member

    It will still be sterile – what self-respecting germ is going to touch Marmite ?

    Cougar
    Full Member

    A lot of people say the like marmite but when I make them crumpets they have to politely scrape 90% of the marmite off.

    Yeah, I’d happily spread it like jam, but would err on the side of “less is more” when inflicting it on others.

    paul4stones
    Full Member

    I don’t think marmite is best before a date in case she doesn’t like it. Try a banana.

    sirromj
    Free Member

    I hate it when visiting people and for whatever reason you end up having Marmite on toast and it’s this tiny little jar that’s years old and the contents are starting to dry up inside – it’s a bit like that 1/4 jar of instant coffee that’s been in left in the pantry for too many years. But even worse is if the bastards store it in the refrigerator.

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