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Nice New Spread

#1 Post by gregory » July 19th, 2008, 10:34 am

There is some nice new Organic vegan spread called Organic Summer Vegetable Spread - it is made by a firm called Carley's
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Re: Nice New Spread

#2 Post by Edward Hawkins » July 20th, 2008, 2:33 pm

Where is it sold?

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#3 Post by gregory » July 26th, 2008, 12:10 pm

I don't know Grimsby I am afraid. You could try Holland and Barrat or you could seek out a shop which specialises in special diets such as gluten and egg free they often do vegetarian, vegan and organic products too.

Failing that if you have any beans left over that can go on bread too
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Re: Nice New Spread

#4 Post by Alan H » July 28th, 2008, 12:05 am

It seems to be available on line from Greenline, but only in packs of 6 x 250 g at £17.62.
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Re: Nice New Spread

#5 Post by gregory » August 23rd, 2008, 11:16 am

Actually I have decided it isn't as nice as I thught unless you really like it and use it every day or havea big family it goes off easily even when kept in the fridge.
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Re: Nice New Spread

#6 Post by clayto » September 27th, 2008, 3:21 pm

We have just started using NATEX produced by Jardox, a vegan alternative to other yeast extracts like Marmite except that it is low salt and has a range of good ingredients, B12 etc.. We got it via the net but I think it is available from Tescos. Tastes OK and not particularly expensive.

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Re: Nice New Spread

#7 Post by Paolo » September 29th, 2008, 2:04 pm

Hi Chris,

don't worry I'm not stalking you - much as I'm enjoying the conceptual jousting!

Marmite is also supposed to be vegan and rich in B12 - although it is salty. Is the NATEX as good as Marmite? I'd be keen to cut my salt intake, but life without Marmite seems a bit empty, if there is a lower salt alternative (that tastes good) I'd be keen to try it.

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#8 Post by clayto » September 29th, 2008, 6:31 pm

Hi

Yes. I am not an expert on yeast extracts and have eaten little of the Marmite currently in our frig because I find it too salty (in taste and in fact) and both of us are on low salt diets. There are it seems quite a number of yeast extract products (eg. Vegimite, Vecon) but in general high in salt I believe. The Natex we have just started on is very similar to Marmite (tastes better to me) but comes in a low salt version (as well as standard so you need to check which it is).

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Re: Nice New Spread

#9 Post by Alan H » September 29th, 2008, 8:16 pm

I don't mind the salt in Marmite [---][/---] I usually have a smear of it on a cheese sandwich. I've never seen Natex, but I'll look out for it.
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Re: Nice New Spread

#10 Post by gregory » October 4th, 2008, 10:42 am

It may not have come to Scottish shops yet but I have to confess I do not go to the out of town stores which may stock it
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Re: Nice New Spread

#11 Post by Alan H » October 10th, 2008, 9:52 pm

In today's Herald:
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Scottish News: Business and Politics from Glasgow, Edinburgh - all Scotland - The Herald
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Council bans Marmite from children’s menus
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The makers of Marmite said it was "disappointing" that a council has decided to impose a ban on the spread at their school breakfast clubs.

Ceredigion Council in Wales has taken the product off the menu at their 51 breakfast clubs because of a "high level of salt".

A council spokesman said: "Breakfast clubs are intended to improve the health and concentration of children.
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"But anything served must be healthy and nutritional. Marmite is not included on the list as it contains a high level of salt."

A spokesman for Unilever, who make Marmite, said: "It is disappointing the council is not including Marmite in its items for breakfast clubs.

"It does contain salt ... But it is not harmful, and only a small amount is required to make toast tasty for children."

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Re: Nice New Spread

#12 Post by Alan C. » October 10th, 2008, 10:22 pm

I've never tried Marmite, what's in it? What's it like?
And Alan, do you Scots still put copious amounts of salt on your porridge?
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#13 Post by Alan H » October 10th, 2008, 10:40 pm

It's yeast extract. It tastes like...Marmite! You need to try it. See Wikipedia.

My Mum and Aunt added salt to porridge, but I gave up salt years ago.
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Re: Nice New Spread

#14 Post by Alan C. » October 10th, 2008, 11:00 pm

Sorry Alan, but having read the wiki thingy, I think I''l give it a miss :sick:
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Re: Nice New Spread

#15 Post by gregory » October 11th, 2008, 11:11 am

Some people eat Marmite as it contains vit B which is good for the nerves but the salt is bad for the blood pressure.

As a child I eat Marmite with peanut butter which I found tasty but it wasn't spread on thick in fact the flavour is so strong I do not know how anyone could eat it spread on thick although my grandson did once. I think the schools are being a bit over cautious but its understandable.

A friend of mine who wan't vegetarian had a vegetarian daughter. She hardly ever eat meat. To get her on to meat she tried giving her Marmite because it does have a sort of savoury flavour almost the same as the Bovril drink which is meat, that will give you an understanding of what it tastes like. Its the waste off brewing. Funnily enough my local library his having a poetry week and there was a very good poem written about Marmite which I can't remember but it conveyed the substance very well. It has a flavour which is difficult to describe apart from being a meaty taste it could perhaps be described as metalic but I am no very good at descriptions but you maybe get that it has a quality of its own.

My mum did used to put salt in porridge as she was English or so she said although her maiden name might be Scottish. However we had sugar on it as well which may sound weird but foods often do have the two seasonings in them. I take it that the true Scottish porridge was not just salt but quite a lot of salt?
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Re: Nice New Spread

#16 Post by clayto » October 11th, 2008, 12:05 pm

Perhaps the somewhat adverse publicity for Marmite will help draw attention to the several alternatives to it, in particular the low-salt NATEX. Our 'experiment' with this has been successful, we have nearly finished the first large jar (via internet) and bought another from a local shop ---- about £3.99 or less from health food shops an Holland and Barrat (compared to £5 on internet). Smaller jars are available. The Marmite has hung around in the frig a long time though we are still trying to get through it slowly despite the salt. NATEX is very much the same as Marmite, just less strong / less salty both in taste and content.

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Re: Nice New Spread

#17 Post by gregory » October 11th, 2008, 12:37 pm

I have made a note of the Natex - did I get the name right. Thanks for bringing it back into the conversation
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Re: Nice New Spread

#18 Post by Alan H » October 11th, 2008, 1:09 pm

Alan C. wrote:Sorry Alan, but having read the wiki thingy, I think I''l give it a miss :sick:
In small quantities, it's very nice. Honest! I also use it in nut roasts and gravy.
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Re: Nice New Spread

#19 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » October 11th, 2008, 1:29 pm

I tried Natex and thought it was revolting. Couldn't see the point of it. Then I tried another one [---][/---] Meridian, which I think is just as salty as Marmite (about 12% salt), but I preferred the idea of it because it wasn't manufactured by Unilever. I didn't like that much, either. Not quite sure why. Think it might be something to do with the pale colour. Anyway, now I'm back on Marmite. I've cut down a lot, though, because I don't eat so much bread.

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Re: Nice New Spread

#20 Post by Edward Hawkins » October 12th, 2008, 10:39 am

I use Asda's own brand yeast extract. It is cheaper than Marmite and I prefer the taste.

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