I’ve just added the fierce and furry Hak Mao to the ‘Blogroll. (And, if you don’t write something soon, Timbeaux, I’ll be de-rolling you. How can I read a ‘Blog that isn’t?)
Hak comes from the land of my favourite bread: Vogel’s. It’s the anti-Nimble. The ingredients of Vogel’s are harvested from the hearts of collapsing stars. It’s so dense that I just unscrew the Marmite lid, hold the jar in the vicinity of a slice and watch it spread itself on the surface by gravity alone. Line your stomach with stuff like that in the morning and you can deal with anything that The Today Programme has to throw at you. I am slightly worried the Atkins™ androids have become interested in it as a “low-carb” alternative to other bread, but after slathering my second and third slices in jam, I don’t think I can be acccused of eating it according to the current re-animated celebrity diet fad.
Enough product placement for ya, Will?
Thought I’d added you to mine weeks ago, but you wasn’t there – one of the pitfalls of mixing spite and sonambulance.
Vogel’s in the UK? Made under licence or flown from NZ? Don’t imagine it would go stale in the interim – if it were any moister, it would be classified as a beverage. You don’t get industrial sized jars of marmite here in Australia – they prefer something called vegemite, which is like the no-alcohol beer of yeast spreads.
Hey, I grew up on Vogel’s and Marmite.
I met an Oz girl in France years ago who told me that when there was a strike in the Vegemite factory, even her family’s cat refused to eat the real stuff. British felines, however, know what’s good for them.
Would love to try the UK version to see whether it is the same as the NZ stuff. Cats love marmite (well at least the ones born in NZ do).
My Shocking Return
You could hardly tell from the 92 degree South Louisiana heat outside today, but most Americans mark Labor Day as the official end of their summertime. The kids are back in school, vacation trips are all wrapped up, home projects are complete, and life…
so long as they keep making marmite and vogel’s, nothing else matters. I’ve only had UK and South African marmite, both work equally well for me. haven’t tried vegemite. had no idea vogel’s was a kiwi product… found it by accident in sainsbury’s, but if i think about it enough, i guess i should have known it came from somewhere else…