Sunday, September 7, 2014


He's been around for a few years now. I've always found him fairly irritating, with his smug comedy show presentations of parenting advice. More recently though, with his recent television series, he has branched out to being the go-to guru for just about everything. He has covered a range of topics - alcohol, prisons, poverty - and by all accounts the shows have been well-presented and interesting, and more about the topics and less about him. The final programme has aired, and Nigel has somewhat redeemed himself in my estimations.
It was all about sugar. He didn't cover anything that any paleo lifestyler hasn't known for years, but by the reactions to the programme it has been a revelation to many that this is basically a refined, addictive poison and cunningly added to basically every processed food. But the most important thing Nigel did was to expose yet another reason to turn away from the dark side that is the foul concoction, Marmite ...

... with its nasty added sugar, and come into the light that is Vegemite ...
... with its smooth, yeasty goodness. You know I'm right, but the masses seem to need a guru to turn to - so go Nigel!


  1. I like Nigel. He has some practical advice. Glad he has covered that poison sugar too.
    What did he say about yeast extracts?

  2. I'm with you on that. Marmite vs Vegemite that is. I checked my Vegemite and see that it has less than 1 gram of sugar.
    I check all ingredients now after experiencing the 'sugar-in everything' situation in USA and Canada. Even bacon is sweetened!

  3. And now the new Vegemite has less salt.

    1. A real worry, that's the sort of knee jerk, lowest common denominator stuff you'd expect from Marmite! Very disappointing!