The vegemite review @rupertpiers posted yesterday reminded me of my long forgotten jar of its
twin, Marmite, sealed away after the first teeny tiny try🤫☠️
Seems like a sign to give it another go. So I pulled out my ladder and extricated it all the way from the back of the top shelf of a cabinet (exaggerated for dramatic effect🎭).
For some reason, which would be clear in a second, it’s really hard to uncap it. Once it’s finally open, my oh my, The Empire Strikes Back!!! 😈😱 Apparently, all this time, it’s not been dormant at all but actually grown ever bigger🌱🌱🌱(see second pic).
Ever a rebel, I’m not gonna back down, am I? Only planned to take another teeny tiny bite initially, now I’ll have to go all the way in, and show you who’s the boss🤌🏼
Hence the decidedly classic move to spread a good chunk to my toast, with avocado of course (not classic but it’s 2021 now🤷🏻♀️). And... I’ll be honest... it tastes p r e t t y good.
I don’t know what happened between then and now. Something to do with the “aging” maybe, like wine? It’s not as deadly salty (still salty though) as I remembered and bombarded me of full-on mushroomy umami flavor🍄❤️ I tried another bit on its own and it confirmed the transformation🧚🏻♀️
This is definitely not the ending I’d expected. I was a vehement skeptic just this morning, the moment before I bit on my toast! Now I’m a #marmite convert?🖤 I guess it’s true that life surprises you when it’s least expected🎉
Maybe I’ll even give Vegemite a try (if ever this gritty little jar stops growing...)
#abillionlove #umamibomb #sauce