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Marmite – Love it or hate it

Marmite is a dark brown-colored savory spread with a very strong, slightly salty flavor made from yeast and is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it type of food.

How it all started?

  • 1902, the Marmite Food Company Limited was born and a small factory was opened in Burton, UK.
  • Marmite got a boost with the discovery of vitamins in 1912. Yeast was discovered to be a great source of five important 'B' vitamins*. As a result Marmite was included in soldiers' ration packs during World War 2.
  • Marmite has been available in Sri Lanka for more than four decades and became a part of the Unilever Sri Lanka portfolio in 2001.

Did you know?

  • Legend has it that the Marmite name may have been derived from the famous French stew 'petite marmite'. A 'marmite' – pronounced 'mar-meet' – is a French stockpot or cooking pot similar to the image shown on the jar, and shaped a bit like the jar itself.
  • Marmite is 100% vegetarian and an excellent source of B Vitamins. One serving of Marmite (4g) contains a range of B vitamins such as folic acid but has only 9 calories. Marmite contains no fat or added sugar and does not have preservatives or colorants.

Careline contact details

Unilever Belgium N.V.
Humaniteitslaan/Boulevard de l’Humanité 292
1190 Brussel/Bruxelles

Av. El Dorado No 69 B-45
7 Floor. Corporate Center building

T: 018000 527517

Home & personal care
T: 018000 513130

Unilever Danmark A/S
Ørestads Boulevard 73
2300 København S

Unilever France S.A.
20 rue des Deux Gares,
92842 Rueil Malmaison Cedex

Unilever Deutschland  
Konstantin Bark 
Am Strandkai 1
20457 Hamburg


Hindustan Unilever Limited
Unilever House, B. D.
Sawant Marg
Chakala, Andheri (E)
Mumbai - 400 099

Unilever Japan Head Office
Nakameguro GT Tower (Reception 22F)
Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku

Unilever Kenya Limited
Watermark Business Park, Ndege Road, Karen
P.O. Box 30062-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya

Consumer Care line
0800 22 15 45 4

Head office, Karen : +254 (0) 709 050 600

Industrial office, Commercial Street: +254 (0) 709 050 800

Unilever Tea Kenya Limited

Kericho-Nakuru Road

P.O.Box 20 – 20200

Kericho, Kenya

Unilever N.V. Weena 455
PO Box 760 3000
DK Rotterdam

Martin Linges vei 25,

1364 Fornebu, Norge

Unilever de Puerto Rico
Professional Offices Park
997 San Roberto Street, Suite 7
San Juan, PR 0096

Unilever South Central Europe SA
Baneasa Business & Technology Park
42-44 Bucuresti-Ploiesti street
Building B
4th floor
District 1
013696 Bucharest

Unilever Singapore Pte Ltd
20 Pasir Panjang Road, #06-22
Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117439

Unilever Vietnam
156 Nguyen Luong Bang Avenue
Tan Phu Ward, District 7
Ho Chi Minh City

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