'Marmageddon' threatens to strike New Zealand
March 19th, 2012
10:45 PM ET
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In New Zealand, it's being called "Marmageddon."

The island nation is facing a dwindling stock of the beloved Marmite spread after recent earthquakes in Christchurch forced the manufacturer to shut down the only factory producing the stuff.

A spokesman for Sanitarium, the maker of the salty breakfast spread, says it has now run out of Marmite and it can't make any more until July at the earliest. That's caused a run on Marmite at markets all around New Zealand - and reports of panic among customers who love the spread.

Sanitarium general manager Pierre van Heerden said people should face the hard fact that they'll need to conserve their Marmite and could try spreading it on toast rather than slices of bread out of the bag to make it last.

Read - New Zealand faces shortage of beloved breakfast spread

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  1. Locode

    that stuff is terrible, and so is vegemite. YUCH!

    March 21, 2012 at 2:22 am |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscle
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a VEGEMITE sandwich.

    March 20, 2012 at 10:11 am |
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