It really is ... very peculiar!
According to the ingredients Marmite is just 2% of the total ... so you'd hardly notice it?
The first thing that strikes the brave taster is the aroma ... as soon as the inner wrapper is opened the smell of Marmite fills the air. A beautiful smell ... but not what you expect when you break into a bar of chocolate!
The silky smooth chocolate tastes like CHOCOLATE! Maybe a hint of saltiness ... but not unpleasant ... if anything it enhances the dark cocoa flavour.
Afterwards ... the taste of Marmite lingers long into the evening ... well after the chocolate has vanished.
A most peculiar sensation ... I like it ... but in small doses. It's not a bar that would tempt me to overindulge though I will enjoy every square.
Perhaps this is just another indicator on the "normal - not normal" scale. If you like Marmite flavoured chocolate then you're NOT NORMAL!
Watching the growing bear is another peculiar thing ... though I think it has now reached maximum height. The packet said seventy two hours and it has now had ninety six! It would be hard to say if it has "grown" any more since day four ... I think not. If there is any further change, don't worry, you'll be among the first to know!
Mollie's owner was returning to the US. The person who normally looks after him was going to be away for two weeks so a dog-sitter had been arranged.
Just eighteen hours before the owner's flight was due to leave the dog-sitter discovered that keeping Mollie wasn't going to be possible. So, having tried everyone, all the kennels, all his friends ... Mollie eventually ended up with me! That's another "NOT NORMAL" indicator. You know that I already have a dog.
A big dog.
A big dog who chases wee dogs.
How on earth would they cope ... and more to the point ... how would I cope?
An hour and a mug of coffee later the Marmite flavour is still lingering ... I'm minded to have a piece of toast and Marmite for supper!
Lord Jesus, our Master, go with us
while we travel to the heavenly country;
that, following your star,
we may not wander in the darkness of this world's night,
while you, who are our Way, and Truth, and Life,
shine within us to our journey's end;
for your mercy's sake. Amen.
The Promise of His Glory.