#1
Those wacky Danes

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According to the advert, you either love it or hate it. As far as Marmite goes, the Danish government hates the stuff. That at least is the conclusion that many foreigners have drawn following a ban on the sticky brown yeast extract.

The sales ban enforces a law restricting products fortified with added vitamins. Food giant Kellogg's withdrew some brands of breakfast cereal from Denmark when the legislation passed in 2004, but until now Marmite had escaped the attention of Danish authorities.

"What am I supposed to put on my toast now?" asked British advertising executive Colin Smith, who has lived in the country for six years. "I still have a bit left in the cupboard, but it's not going to last long."

Aside from inconveniencing foreigners, the ban has meant a serious economic loss for some. "Marmite was our most popular product," said Marianne Ørum, who with her Scottish partner owns Abigail's, a Copenhagen store selling foodstuffs from Britain and South Africa.

Ørum said that the order, which came by telephone from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, was not entirely unexpected as they had previously been ordered to stop selling Australian Vegemite. "What is at issue here is that people in Denmark are not allowed to eat what they want to eat, even if it is perfectly legal to do so under EU law," said Ørum.

Marmite is not the only product to have fallen foul: Horlicks, Ovaltine and Farley's Rusks are similarly proscribed.
#2
Guess they hate it then.
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#3
We invaded Iraq for less than this terrible insult. We invaded Libya for less than this.

Saddle up, boys. Lock and load, let's teach these second-rate Scandinavians what we think of their anti-vitamin enrichment bigotry.
#5
Wait, does this mean people might seen start smuggling Marmite into Denmark?
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/denmark-denies-%E2%80%98marmite-ban%E2%80%99.html

However, Danish authorities have dismissed these claims.

Speaking with Yahoo! News, Jens Therkel Jensen from the DMFAF revealed that Unilever had never applied to sell their Marmite product in the country, something which has to be done in accordance with Danish law.
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#11
Oh, we Danes hate anything "enriched". It's funny; we are so open about gays and religion but the moment something is enriched or unhealthy, the government hates the stuff. Makes me proud xD
#12
Marmite and Ovaltine.

The Hitler and Stalin of foods.
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#14
I don't understand... An article states tha all Kellog's products are banned but I see lots of Kellog's products every day?
#16
Brb. Ovaltine time.
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#17
I'm a Dane and what is this?


I mean, what is marmite? Never seen/heard about it before...

Also, toast is for pussies, real men eat bacon!
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#18
It's probably a 'side-effect' of the crackdown on unnecessary additives.

That said, I think our current government is off their collective rocker. So hey.

VÅDIT

Now that I've done some googling, the issue appears that that adding vitamins to your product and selling it is totally fine, it just needs to be tested and approved by the Danish food institute. The Danish importer of marmite was told to stop sales until their product was approved- they've stopped selling it, but they haven't sent any test samples for approval yet.

TL;DR- blame the import company.

http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id-40187557:uk-raser-over-dansk-forbud-mod-marmite.html?forside
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#21
Grand, as long as they don't ban production of Carlsberg and Lego.
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Grand, as long as they don't ban production of Carlsberg and Lego.


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Yeah, a lot of people hate it, but I think it's great when you're drunk
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We invaded Iraq for less than this terrible insult. We invaded Libya for less than this.

Saddle up, boys. Lock and load, let's teach these second-rate Scandinavians what we think of their anti-vitamin enrichment bigotry.


Exactly!

When we set up our POW camps, every meal will be delicious marmite
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When we set up our POW camps, every meal will be delicious marmite


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#26
Ovaltine too? What's the deal with that stuff, anyway? The jar is round, the glass is round, why don't they call it Roundtine?
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#28
Marmite is cool, why not ban ketchup instead? hate the stuff..
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