|Taken from the Marmite NZ Facebook page|
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Necessity: the Marmite of invention
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The great Marmite shortage that has befallen the land has caused a form of slow-motion panic. Nobody actually thought they would run out. Now posters urging people to not "Freak" are popping up at bus stops and on billboards. This is serious. The Christchurch factory that made the tar-colored spread from yeast extract has been closed due to earthquake damage, and supplies are gone. All that's left are online auctions and self-made Marmite patches for those who have any - any - of the paste left. The good news is that production should be going again in a couple of months and these are sturdy folks who can put up with anything for a couple of months.