Marmite Supplies Hit as Lack of Yeast Impacts on Production

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Production of the weird spread that the adverts tell us some people like and some people hate – while ignoring the opinions of indifferent masses – is struggling to meet demand, as a lack of brewer’s yeast has forced the maker of Marmite to end production of the larger jars.

Responding to a possibly genuine question about needing 400g squeezable jars to sustain a dangerous habit, a company spokesperson said: “As a temporary measure we have stopped production of all sizes apart from our 250g size jar which is available in most major retailers.”

It’s all due to the lockdown, of course, as the pubs aren’t sloshing out the beers, so the brewer’s aren’t producing, so the yeast isn’t… yeasting. Although you’d think that would mean there’s more of it? Or is it because Marmite is made with the leftover slops? So many questions I can’t even be bothered looking up the answers to because I know you’re all sensible people who enjoy marmalade on your toast. [Twitter via Guardian]

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