Marmite Houmous is the latest condiment crossover to hit UK supermarket shelves this week and people aren’t entirely sure how to feel about it.
You could say it’s a classic case of ‘love it or hate it’.
First it was Marmite peanut butter, then came the arrival of Marmite butter and cheese, followed by what was potentially the most bizarre crossover yet, Marmite x Lynx, and now it seems that houmous is the latest addition to the long line of Marmite collaborations this year.
Marmite first teased fans with the possible release of a flavoured houmous back in March.
Via a reply to a tweet by a fan, who called the combination of Marmite and the popular chick pea-based dip “the lunch of Gods”, the brand asked its followers for their thoughts.
It certainly got people talking.
Now, fast-forward to July and Marmite Houmous is officially a thing that you can get your hands on exclusively from Tesco stores and online this week.
According to the product description, this combo dip is made up of “cooked chickpeas with Marmite®, tahini sesame seed paste, lemon juice from concentrate and garlic purée”, so it’s sure to have a bit of a spicy kick to it as well.
Both Marmite and houmous ‘lovers and haters’ have been reacting to the release of the product on social media and it’s safe to say there’s been a mixed response.
Marmite Houmous is retailing at £1.50 per pack and is available from Tesco in-store and online.
If you are planning on heading to Tesco, then it’s advised that you always check the opening times of your local branch before making any trips in store.
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You can also see the railway lines snaking through the city centre, cars nipping around the ring road, and the comparatively small apartment blocks around Castlefield.
Commenting on the video, one person said: “This is mint.”
Another wrote: “Fricken love this!!!!”
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Question Time audience stunned as first-time buyer says mortgage quote DOUBLED
Thursday night’s Question Time audience could be heard audibly gasping after a fellow crowd member revealed that her mortgage quote had doubled followed the recent mini-budget.
Taping in Manchester on 29 September, the current events and politics programme was discussing property when would-be first-time buyer Rabia revealed that her mortgage offer had jumped from an initial amount of 4.5% interest to a shocking 10.5% in just a matter of days.
As you can see in the incredible clip, both the audience and the panel are taken aback at the revelation.
The Greater Manchester resident said she is desperate to know what the government’s plan for mortgages is as following the latest revision, she says she simply cannot afford to put the money down on her first home.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer weighed in on the social media reaction, quote tweeting the clip from his party’s own account and stating that “the Tories must get back to Parliament and reverse their kamikaze budget” as the current economic mess is being “paid for by working people”.
To make matters worse, Rabia was given no clarification from her lenders, only that they were pulling her offers. Conservative MP and Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities, Paul Scully had little information to offer her either, simply stating it is a short-term effect and that the market will stabilise.
Scully was subject to an entirely different reaction from the audience as well after his blind attempts to defend Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng were met with laughter. Conversely, Richard Bacon was met with applause after he labelled the mini-budget “absurd”.
As if the anti-Tory sentiment wasn’t already at a high, the chancellor’s mini-budget – which saw the corporations, bankers and the generally wealthy benefit ahead of the working class – has seen fresh calls for a general election to be held as soon as possible.
Beyond declaring a so-called £2,500 limit on energy bills (which many have warned isn’t a guaranteed cap), there was seemingly very little in the way of policy that
For those still unclear as to what was announced in the divisive mini-budget, here is a quick summary:
Speaking in a speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Tuesday, Starmer said that the government “haven’t just failed to fix the roof, they’ve ripped out the foundations, smashed the windows and now they’ve blown the doors off for good measure.