'Black gold' hits the black market
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 8:06a.m.
A thriving black market is developing for the country's dwindling supplies of Marmite.
Dozens of people have listed jars of Marmite on TradeMe – one seller's put a 'buy now' price of $100 on a 500g container of "black gold" – and it still asking $5 for postage.
Another person is trying to sell a jar that's two-thirds empty, promising: "There has been no double dipping with the butter knife, this is clean Marmite."
And $50 will get you a jar of 'Limited Edition Nek Minute Marmite', which appears to be just ordinary marmite accompanied by a picture of the 'Nek Minute' guy, "only one knife full missing (eaten by Nek Minute)".
New Zealand is fast running out of Marmite because Sanitarium has had to close its Christchurch factory due to earthquake damage.
The company says there will be no new supplies until later in July.
3 News / RadioLIVE
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21/03/2012 10:21:20 p.m.
Haha Nek Minnit Marmite!!!
20/03/2012 10:57:34 a.m.
nevermind all the things wrong with that so-called quote (the list of errors, inaccuracies, and context related misunderstandings that go with that line are huge), in this case i guess it would be Vegemite rather than cake :D
(personally i never liked Marmite anyway. toast, butter, vegemite (the butter and vegemite melt togeather, which removes a lot of the less pleasant elements of the vegemite flavour if you're not used ot it), tastes much better :D)
20/03/2012 10:21:12 a.m.
It's a good thing I can't tell the difference between Marmite and Vegemite...
(wait for it)
20/03/2012 9:36:54 a.m.
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