Denmark has banned Marmite – not because it’s made from British brewery waste, but because it’s artificially fortified with vitamins to back up dubious health claims. Danish authorities have also banned Ovaltine, Special K, and Rice Krispies for the same reason.
“Spread no more: Denmark bans Marmite,” Jason Heppenstall. The Guardian
History of Marmite, Marmite.com
“Burton-on-Trent Journal; Long Live Marmite! Only the British Could Love It,” Warren Hoge, New York Times
Note: The title of the post alludes to Shakespeare; Marmite is made from brewer’s yeast and is “rotten” like cheese is “rotten.” We hope this clarification is sufficent to allow us to get off the plane at Heathrow.
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