Marmite: The Bitter Story

Heather Randolph

Ralph Bernhardt, Executive producer

Marmite is a breakfast spread made from yeast extract in the United Kingdom. It was invented in the late 1800s by German scientist Justus Von Liebig, and was a near-instant success. It is usually spread very thinly (though we took it in large portions) and is as common as breakfast cereal in some parts of the world, particularly the UK. Many people who haven’t grown up with the flavor consider it repulsive because it is extremely bitter and salty. We  put Marmite to the test.