News of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's recent crackdown on certain British food products—including the all-sacred Marmite—has caused a huge backlash in the U.K.
The iconic yeast spread—a veritable umami bomb— has been vilified for having too many vitimins and minerals. Excuse us? Too many what?
Should we be surprised that Brits have taken to Twitter to decry the decision, calling the crisis "Marmageddon"?
There were the predictable low blows:
If Canada can ban UK products such as iron bru and marmite for not being fit for consumption, can we ban Justin Bieber? #JustSaying
— Alex Buckingham (@AlexBuckzie) January 24, 2014
Threats of political repercussions:
Join the campaign to scrap the Canadian Marmite ban! https://t.co/UwJf99WTTq
— Andrew Griffiths MP (@agriffithsmp) January 24, 2014
Anyone on for a protest outside the Canadian Embassy against their decision to ban Marmite? Let's show solidarity with #Marmite enthusiasts.
— John Moynes (@JohnMoynes) January 24, 2014
Military action was considered:
Canada ban marmite? That's a technical declaration of war isn't it?
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaK67) January 24, 2014
Some became petty:
— Now Civvy Alex (@ExRAFairman) January 24, 2014
Others remained incredulous:
— Debbie Travis (@Debbie_Travis) January 24, 2014
Cultural relativism was invoked:
Canada. Where you can buy guns and bullets, but you're not allowed Marmite or Irn-Bru. http://t.co/rPvgPQiWpz
— Shane Chowen (@shanechowen) January 24, 2014
And some were just plain rude:
Canadian's are proper fucked up, first they give us bieber then they ban marmite #retards
— tony reynolds (@swiss08) January 24, 2014
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