Soit vous l'aimez soit vous la detestez!
The name Marmite actually comes from the French word for cooking-pot (pronounced mar-meet) because it originally came in a small earthenware pot.
You can still see the original ‘Marmite’ pot pictured on the front.
The controversial condiment has never caught on in France, causing puzzled looks and screwed up faces when you test it out on your french friends and neighbours! Give it a go anyway. You may be able to convert them!
- un extrait de levure – yeast extract
- une pâte à tartiner salée – salty spread
- à base de levure de bière – based on beer yeast