Guinness Marmite

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Guiness Marmite

*Edit* – This seems to be selling/sold out, they only place I’ve been able to find Guinness marmite is on eBay

Guinness and Marmite are two tastes that you either love or absolutely hate. Me, I love Guinness but I despise Marmite. Well to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Guinness and Marmite have teamed up to launch the limited edition Guinness Marmite Spread.

Guinness Marmite is created using 30% special Guinness yeast, to give it the classic Guinness flavour. Whether this is enough to over-power the disgusting taste of Marmite (IMO) we’ll have to wait and see. As with the Guinness Surger we will be purchasing some to give it a full review (probably not as fun as testing the Surger mind).

They’re only making 300,000 jars so if you fancy giving it a try don’t wait too long. It’s on sale starting from tomorrow at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons, and Co-op. Found via the Guinness Blog.

We’re struggling to find anywhere that’s selling this special Guinness Marmite, but if you want to buy it online and don’t mind paying a premium check out the listings on eBay

20 reviews or comments

GrimReeper Says: February 17, 2007 at 11:34 pm

Boo!, Vegemite for the win!

Al Says: February 18, 2007 at 1:54 pm

Vegemite is just as disgusting as marmite, yuck. When I manage to find some Guinness Marmite I will include a jar of vegishite I mean mite in the taste test.

Max Says: February 20, 2007 at 7:12 am

Marmite rules as does Guinness – sounds like a match made in heaven. I’m off to Tesco.

Al Says: February 20, 2007 at 10:38 am

You’ve got that half right Max, Guinness rules, Marmite sucks. I’ve still not found a jar yet but when I do the full review will follow. You’re actually the first person I know that likes both so if you find it please let me know how you get on.

Mark Says: February 23, 2007 at 8:08 am

Salty Marmite and sour Guinness. Sounds like a pretty gross combonation but maybe something like salt a vinegar potatoe chips.

Max Says: February 26, 2007 at 2:43 am

I don’t know if this is an urban myth but it seems easier to get blood from a stone than get a jar of this. If anyone knows of where to buy this in London then please let me know. I have now tried 5 supermarkets (I needed to go for other reasons honest!)

Al Says: February 26, 2007 at 2:56 am

I’m struggling to buy some as well (checked 3 supermarkets so far). The one place you can buy it is (crazily) eBay last time I checked there were 65 jars on sale though a bit over priced. It does mean there must be some shops selling it though.

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Peter Phillips Says: March 2, 2007 at 1:31 pm

This is not a ‘new taste’, I ate Marmite sandwiches in 1944 and this taste brings back the memory exactly.

Gareth Says: March 5, 2007 at 6:41 am

This stuff is hard to find, I’ve ended up going to ebay, where there are now close to 400 jars. I saw 6 jars going for a buy it now price of 100 quid, thats a 569% markup on the original rrp!

Al Says: March 5, 2007 at 7:20 am

But Peter was that Guinness marmite back then?

Hi Gareth, that is just crazy amount of money. I see from your blog that you’ve succumbed and bought a jar from eBay, how do you fancy writing a review for us and I’ll reimburse your cost?

Gareth Says: March 5, 2007 at 9:02 am

Hi Al, I did indeed end up puchasing some, it’s from my home town, which often either smells of Marmite or beer or both, so I’m a little impartial. However, idea of eating Marmite and getting paid for it sounds a little like getting a job as head beer taster for Carlsburg…your on!

Al Says: March 5, 2007 at 11:13 am

Cheers Gareth that’s great. If you can email me the review to al [at] GuessTheRest and ideally your PayPal address and I’ll transfer the money over to you (I think I read it was £8 on your blog), if you don’t used PayPal let me know an alternative method.

Gareth Says: March 6, 2007 at 3:10 am

Cheers, will do as soon as it arrives, is your email a .com or a co.uk?
Gareth

Al Says: March 6, 2007 at 3:11 am

It’s a .com, coolest-gadgets.com (doh! :) )

Chloe Says: March 12, 2007 at 2:41 pm

I got some guniess marmite in the Harrods (main store) bakery this afternoon, its in the very corner near the exit doors! It was £3.50 for 250g’s. There wasnt very many left, but they may have restocked for tomorrow!

Al Says: March 12, 2007 at 2:46 pm

Thanks Chloe, now I just need to find somebody to buy it and post me a jar :)

Psy Says: March 17, 2007 at 9:43 am

Plenty of jars in Waitrose (Horley branch) today, at £2.49

Al Says: March 18, 2007 at 1:42 pm

Thanks Psy, unfortunately I don’t live anywhere near there. I anybody fancies buying some and mailing it to me you’ll have my eternal thanks, a free T’Shirt (when I get them made) and I’ll pay for it and the postage.

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