Marmageddon not over yet
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 7:33a.m.
By 3 News online staff / RadioLIVE
Some good news and bad news for Marmite fans.
Sanitarium is confident production of the yeast spread can begin again by the end of October.
But general manager Pierre van Heerden says that doesn't mean it'll be back on the shelves straight away.
"With the different yeasts coming in from different sources, we first have to produce bulk stock. Once we've got all of that processed we can then blend them, and only once we've done that can we process and pack."
Mr van Heerden says it could be next year before the spread is available in shops.
Sanitarium was forced to close its Christchurch production plant in November 2011, and the Kiwi favourite began disappearing off shelves in March.
The shortage was quickly dubbed 'Marmageddon'.
3 News / RadioLIVE
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15/11/2012 12:37:25 p.m.
Marmite and cheese scones for the prince!
So it must be available to some
14/11/2012 9:08:44 p.m.
I miss my NZ Marmite SOOOOO much. Hurry up with it's return on our NZ. shelves
15/10/2012 4:45:22 p.m.
Seriously, why could production plant not be moved to city with stable ground until the old one could be fixd? I know there would be a cost but i doubt very much it would be enough to bring down the company! I am now resigned to the fact that i will have to move to the darkside of vegemite & sadly i will stay there. So sorry marmite i will miss you, but your parents have been stringing this out a little too long. Goodbye old friend
4/10/2012 7:13:01 p.m.
Susan Te Amo wrote:
Really dissappointed that we will taste marmite until 2013. Probably we will not see it again. July, October, 2013?????
Surely even though plant etc had to be strengthen some sort of planning should have gone into the yeast and its preparation.
2/10/2012 1:57:06 p.m.
Noooooo - l'm living in Australia and it's likely it will never get back into Coles here if it's going to be more months of waiting. Can't stand vegemite [cats a*se paste].
2/10/2012 1:30:04 p.m.
Really disappointed to read Marmite not back to NEXT YEAR! There is NO substitute & I'm down to spatuling out the Jar - that won't last till January! Come on Sanitarium return out black gold faster!
13/09/2012 10:31:18 p.m.
Hurry up and get it going. I'm hanging out for it. I'm an Aussie in Oz and cop a lot of stirring coz I don't eat the local Vegemite crap.
11/09/2012 8:17:44 p.m.
I've gone off Sanitarium anyway. Bullying tactics with the people that brought in UK Ma'amite, and now not allowed to sell it. Going for vegemite now.And not paying taxes!! whats with that? disgusting way for a company to behave. Totally lost respect.
11/09/2012 1:07:15 p.m.
Sonje Steer wrote:
That sux! Totally hanging out. Had 3 jars as a stash before they left the shelves now none for 2 months. Had to buy vegemite to get that savoury taste last week - horrible stuff!! Disappointed - they said it would be July - Sad Marmite Eater
11/09/2012 10:37:06 a.m.
I agree, they SHOULD be paying company tax and not hiding behind their religion which exempts them from paying tax on their profits. The Govt seriously needs to adddress this tax loophole and make them pay their far share. Everyone else has too!
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