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A shortage of yeast means that there's currently also a shortage of Marmite, and naturally people are divided on the issue.
UK brewers slowed down yeast production in response to pubs closing because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has had a knock-on effect on Marmite.
As they explained on Twitter, Marmite have temporarily suspended production on their 400g "squeezy jars", instead just selling smaller 250g jars of the yeasty spread.
@trim_obey Hi Tim, due to brewers yeast being in short supply (one of the main ingredients in Marmite) Supplies of… https://t.co/iPDSTmh52B — Marmite (@Marmite)
Crucially, the Australian Associated Press has confirmed that Vegemite won't be affected, much to Aussies' relief.
But the Marmite shortage is devastating to some Brits (and fairly welcome to others).
@marmite @trim_obey You hate to see it. Or love to see it. — Samuel Draper (@Samuel Draper)
@marmite @trim_obey What. Is this a joke. It’s not funny. I only have three jars in reserve. #ineedmarmite — niki kirke 🕷💙 (@niki kirke 🕷💙)
@marmite @trim_obey Just when you think the year couldn’t get any worse.... 😳😱 — Colin Raffell (@Colin Raffell)
@marmite @trim_obey Some good news at last😂 — Gone fishing (@Gone fishing)
@marmite Marmageddon — The Tainui Kid (@The Tainui Kid)
Although it's famously divisive, Marmite is probably the one product no-one thought to stockpile before lockdown.