Whether you absolutely love it or hate it, you have to admit that Marmite is a quintessential British staple. But whilst we Americans may not quite understand the logic of the English when it comes to the the rather unsavoury looking food spread, we also have to appreciate that they don’t understand many of our culinary choices, not least our disavowal of the something called an “egg cup” – a device that is designed to hold your boiled egg.
Now I don’t know about you, but I personally can’t get behind Marmite as a concept, let alone something that you routinely slather on toast. Food spreads should not be allowed to be such unappetising shades of dark brown or be so notoriously sticky. But what truly confuses me about our friends across the pond, however, is that they voluntarily put salted yeast extract on their bread instead of jam or peanut butter. Just, why?!
Despite being wholly convinced that Marmite is a plague on the breakfast scene, according to Londoners, I am unequivocally incorrect. London City Airport has revealed that Marmite is the most-seized item as Brits just refuse to go anywhere without it.
In fact, those who hail from the country of rain and Earl Grey are so dedicated to the spread that they’ve repeatedly been caught trying to sneak it past security. The airport released a statement disclosing that not only was Marmite the number one forbidden branded food article confiscated from hand luggage at security, but that it is also one of the top 10 food items that English people choose to bring with them on their travels.