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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 10th Apr 17, 11:10 AM
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    Why is Marmite never on offer?
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:10 AM
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    Why is Marmite never on offer? 10th Apr 17 at 11:10 AM
    The only times I have bought it on discount is when I had a voucher printed at the checkouts from Sainsburys. I have also seen it on pick your offer at Waitrose.
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    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 10th Apr 17, 11:36 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:36 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:36 AM
    I guess as people generally either love it or hate it then short-term discounting won't get new customers to try it for the first time.
    • dktreesea
    • By dktreesea 10th Apr 17, 11:44 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:44 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:44 AM
    Why is vegemite not stocked right next to the marmite? Most of the major supermarkets don't carry it. Some of us prefer vegemite to marmite.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 10th Apr 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:52 AM
    Some of us prefer vegemite to marmite.
    Originally posted by dktreesea
    Because you're wrong? That's like preferring sprout puree to marmalade ;-)
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 10th Apr 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:53 AM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 11:53 AM
    I buy supermarkets own now. For a lot less money it's an acceptable to me swap. I plaster it on
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 10th Apr 17, 12:19 PM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 12:19 PM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 12:19 PM
    I buy supermarkets own now. For a lot less money it's an acceptable to me swap. I plaster it on
    Originally posted by Livelongandprosper
    Same her, but for allergy reasons
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 50.5 lb
    Last updated: 1st August 2017
    • dktreesea
    • By dktreesea 10th Apr 17, 2:45 PM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 2:45 PM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 2:45 PM
    Because you're wrong? That's like preferring sprout puree to marmalade ;-)
    Originally posted by paddyrg

    Vegemite has less sugar than marmite. That's why it's better
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Apr 17, 3:07 PM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 3:07 PM
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    • 10th Apr 17, 3:07 PM
    Unilever knows that Marmite has an unchallenged position iin the market place. Why would it need to reduce the profit it makes from the product?
    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 14th Apr 17, 1:26 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 1:26 PM
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    • 14th Apr 17, 1:26 PM
    I hate Tesco own brand, it's the only supermarket doing it in our town
    prood gran to 4 lovely boys
    • lin473
    • By lin473 15th Apr 17, 9:02 AM
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    I usually get mine from Waitrose - They are as cheap as anywhere and as I buy it regularly I have it on my 'picks' list which gives me 20% off.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 15th Apr 17, 1:00 PM
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    I've had a huge jar of Marmite on special price from Iceland before.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 15th Apr 17, 1:13 PM
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    Hi,

    Marmite is for the more educated, refined folks, the upper class University Challenge type, not for the Oxo, Bovril, Family Fortunes types.

    I love Marmite.
    Y'all take care now.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 15th Apr 17, 1:59 PM
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    I bought Vegemite last time (because it was on offer). Never again. Tasteless splodge! Did anyone try Marmite XO ?



    It was £4 a jar and not really much different to ordinary. *shrug*
    • DUKE
    • By DUKE 15th Apr 17, 3:21 PM
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    I get mine from Poundland.
    Thanks everyone!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 15th Apr 17, 5:49 PM
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    I get mine from Poundland.
    Originally posted by DUKE
    Yes those tiddly jars - don't last five minutes. I get the middle size jar as the massive one I can't get my knife down at the bottom.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 16th Apr 17, 9:54 AM
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    I always put a teaspoon of it in gravy too.
    • Corona
    • By Corona 19th Apr 17, 1:22 PM
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    I always used to buy Marmite but then another poster on MSE recommended trying Sainsbury's reduced salt yeast spread and I did - and I only buy that now. Don't miss the extra salt and it's half the price too, so a double win!
    • CloughiesBrewerArmy
    • By CloughiesBrewerArmy 19th Apr 17, 10:29 PM
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    Marmite is one of the very few things I will not downgrade on.

    Tried own brands at other peoples houses and nothing even comes close to Marmite.

    Would love an offer as it would save me loads, but as already stated it would not be worth their while.
    Weight Loss - Start (21st September 2016) 13st 10lbs, Current 10st 10lb (20th August 2017)

    Target 11st 3lbs - Completed

    New target - lose remainder of fat and gain muscle
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