Marmite is a sticky, brown spread made from yeast extract that is so divisive, Marmite has even incorporated the controversy over its taste into its slogan: "Love it or hate it." Recently, the controversial condiment was at the center of another controversy that had nothing to do with its taste.
Someone named John posted a Marmite hack on Twitter. "It took me years to realise that near-empty Marmite jars should be kept on their side so you can [get] the last of it out more easily. That's why the jar is flat is the sides," John wrote.
Marmite enjoyers went nuts over the hack.
Not everyone is a fan of Marmite, something which many people weighed in on, too.
Someone pointed out that Marmite's glass jar might be flat for a very different reason.
Marmite confirmed that the jar's shape has nothing to do with how they intend for consumers to eat it. "We know that our Marmite lovers will go to any length to enjoy every single drop, so while this was not the original intention of the jar's flat sides, it's great to see Marmite fans inventing new ways to spread the love," said a spokeswoman for the product. Still, the brand decided to take the hack and run with it, posting about it on Twitter.
Not only that, but the hack is a product of John's imagination. "I made that thing up about the Marmite, by the way. I've no idea. I don't keep it on its side, I'm not an animal," John Tweeted.
John isn't thrilled about the idea of a Marmite Tweet being his legacy. "The whole thing is ridiculous," John told i News "A tweet about Marmite is neither something about which I'm hugely proud, nor is it something I had put much thought into." Not only that, but, according to John, "Marmite haven't said hi." Ouch.
Well, that's one more controversy to add to Marmite's reputation.
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