Marmite can only produce small pots because of the coronavirus pandemic, a tweet suggests.
The spread, made with yeast extract, is now only produced in a 250g jar, as brewer’s yeast is more difficult to come by, according to a message sent on the company’s official account on Wednesday.
When asked by a customer why larger squeeze jugs of 400 g were currently difficult to obtain, the company replied: “Due to a shortage of brewer’s yeast (one of the main ingredients in Marmite), Marmite stocks have been affected.
“As a temporary measure, we stopped producing all sizes except our 250g jar, which is available at most major retailers.”
Brewers slowed and stagnated production when pubs were forced to close in an attempt to slow down the Covid-19 pandemic.
Beer is not the only thing that is scarce.
Supermarket customers left the shelves with flour, pasta and other household items such as toilet roll bare in the spring, as families stocked up at the beginning of the closure.