''Marmegeddon'' ended yesterday as Marmite lovers flocked to
supermarkets to pick up a jar of their beloved yeasty spread.
Marmite will be back in the pantry by March 20, Sanitarium
Luke Bain is in the black. The 13-year-old autistic Dunedin
boy seemed set to run out of his favourite spread, Marmite,
today - until some generous Otago Daily Times readers
saved the day.
Food giant Sanitarium has begun legal proceedings against a
small Canterbury importer over an alleged trademark
Dunedin school pupil Ben Major has shed a surprising new
light on anxieties over New Zealand's Marmite shortage.
Like many New Zealanders, Luke Bain eats Marmite morning,
noon and night, but his diet is not one of habit or
addiction, rather of necessity.
Speight's Brewery in Dunedin is looking forward to Marmite
being back on supermarket shelves.
Marmageddon, it's a nationwide crisis.
It was one simple warning - ration Marmite - and yet it has
sent the country into a spin as 'Marmageddon' takes hold.
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