Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hi Everyone,

I should really think before I come out with stuff, but some times I simply forget that we don't all live on the same street and have the same little quirky things that make our lives go round.

Little did I realise that my American friends would not know what a Twiglet was/is/are.
Basically they are a knobby crunchy wheat based snack that taste like Marmite, which is a yeast extract.
You either love them or hate them. I think it depends on if you like Marmite or not.
Marmite is a yeast extract that is in a spreadable form and is very spicy and tangy as are Twiglets. You may have heard of Vegemite, which is similar but no where as good. Sorry my Aussie friends, but I was raised on Marmite so I am possibly biased!!!!!

Twiglets were first made in time for Christmas 1929 and for many years the only time you could get them was at Christmas, this was certainly true when I was a child and I use to really look forward to Santa bringing me some. The flavour comes from brewer's yeast which is a by product of the brewing industry and a little something extra, but they don't tell you what the extra is!!!

Personally I love both Twiglets and Marmite and as Twiglets are baked and not fried they really are not fattening....that is till you eat a family sized packet to yourself and bearing in mind that I have to watch how much wheat I eat, as it can make me very ill.

While searching around the net for some info on Twiglets I found a few things that you all might find funny, remember or just find plain interesting.

Here's a blog dedicated to to the wonderful world of Twiglets click here

This is Justin Lee Collins doing the voice over for a Twiglet ad, For those of you who don't know he is a mad comic on British T.V and this was made before he hit the big time in fact he did the voice over for a number of Twiglet commercials . Also this was filmed on Brighton beach and next to the pier on a wet day. This advert is about curry Twiglets, which were not that nice and simply vanished ...thank goodness!!!!!

I thought I would put up a photo of Marmite and Vegemite, both these products have their own web sites if you wish to know more about them. Marmite has been around since 1902 and Vegemite was first released in 1922.

By the way it's snowing, I wonder if I will ever get off the hill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Oh wow was I every wrong with my prediction! I've heard of the vegimate but not the other stuff. But I'm sure we have several snack foods here that you would have no idea what they are. I would name them but it's been so long since I've had any, I can't remember their names right now.....
    Oh and I hope it quits snowing soon for you.

  2. Hey there, stopped by to say thanks for the link. I think I might give it a try over the weekend, and I'll let you know how it goes :)
    p.s. I am an american who moved to the UK and have never been able to acquire a taste for twiglets or marmite, but I have grown very fond of tea (which i didn't like before) and all manner of british fatty foods--its the fatty foods that always win my heart, unfortunately.

  3. Hi Lia, thanks for dropping in on my blog. I saw Billy in June 2006 and totally agree, best concert EVER!! Let's both hope he comes back to the UK very soon. We share a love of twiglets too!!! Great blog. Hope the snow isn't causing you too many problems... ours is gone.. for now!

    Lots of good wishes from Scotland, Anne xx

  4. Well, you just feel free to EAT all those twiglets. LOL

    OH no no no...I've tasted Marmite.
    There's a jar in our pantry.


    Just sayin'. LOL


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