Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Marmite & Chocolate
The British version of Marmite is a sticky, dark brown paste with a very distinctive and powerful flavor, which is extremely salty and savory. This distinctive taste is reflected in the British company's marketing slogan: "Love it or hate it."
But Chocolate and Marmite?
Paul A. Young makes a Marmite Truffle, and I've tried them. Very unique flavor, but perhaps you need to have grown up with marmite. I didn't. These truffles; however, are not 'tar in a jar'. A new purveyor of Marmite Truffles is Cocoa Magic out of Cardiff. Haven't tried these yet! Found a review on For You to Love
I tried a Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate Marmite Bar at the Fancy Food Show. Can't say I loved it, but then I'm not a big Milk Chocolate fan. It was salty and sweet at the same time. I think Dark Chocolate would be better.
In the U.S., Marmite can be found at Cost Plus World Market and other specialty food stores.
Let me know if you have any Chocolate and Marmite recipes you'd care to share! Or send your Marmite experiences.