PEOPLE who ‘love or hate’ a Burton made divisive spread now can look forward to - or not in some cases - trying it in chocolate form.
Marmite, which is created at Unilever’s Wellington Road factory, is looking to ‘challenge perceptions of taste’ by combining its yeast spread with chocolate.
The firm has tried its hand as making its ‘Very Peculiar’ milk chocolate bars in the past as a limited experiment but now the brand is back to buy all year round online.
The strong-smelling 100g bar is made with 98 per cent milk chocolate and two per cent Marmite flavouring.
This includes yeast extract, onion powder and garlic powder.
A spokesman for Unilever described the 100g bars as ‘a devious treat for the in-laws’ or ideal for those struggling to find a present for a loved one.
A spokesman for online shopping site Firebox, who are selling the chocolate, said: “The infamous Marmite effect rarely extends to chocolate products.
“After all, everyone loves chocolate.
“But all that is about to change because Marmite Chocolate is here – and yep, you guessed it, you’ll either love it or hate it.
“Here at Firebox T we’re strictly in the love camp because these 100g bars are strangely delicious.
“Chocolate and Marmite – what’s not to love? Or hate.
“It’s unlike any chocolate you’ve ever tasted (unless you’re in the habit of spreading Marmite on your sweeties).
“Look, the point is that as well as being the first choccy bar to incorporate Marmite, it’s a masterpiece of creative confectionery that successfully merges two flavours that simply shouldn’t go together.
“A bit like strawberries and balsamic vinegar or pineapple and gammon. Opposites attract? Absolutely.”
This comes after the spread was used in several products ranging from crisps, sandwiches to even finding its way into a luxury perfume that retails for more than £150.
Marmite chocolate costs £4.99 for one bar and is available by visiting www.firebox.com