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The £16.20 piece of toast at Newport Food Festival

The toast is not special - it’s what we put on it…

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Last year RISE Propaganda set up the worst stall in Newport Food Festival history. Installed in Tiny Rebel Newport for the day, it sold art and jars of Newport Air raising £201 for Newport Foodbank.

However, the big surprise was not the fact that people were willing to part with their hard earned cash for a jar of the very air around them, but a certain jar of Marmite.

Selling at a mere £5 on the stall, the popular 150 unit limited edition 250g jar of Newport Marmite- ‘Our Might’ sold out on the day.

Fast forward 6 months, one of the aforementioned Our Might jars managed to find its way onto Ebay. What happened next was crazy.

After a slow start, bidding for the rare, sold out jar soared. £20, £40, £80, £120 before finally settling on the eye watering total of £162.00 (plus £3.95 P+P).

That’s x32.4 the initial price! If you had put your money on bitcoin during that period you would have only doubled it.

To help put this in perspective, we have shamelessly stolen and altered an infographic from our friends at Tiny Rebel:

ANALYSIS: The price of Our Might per pint is nowhere near a pint of Chanel No.5. When sprayed on the body, it is also nowhere near as effective in attracting a mate when on the pull in La Bambas on Saturday night. However, some people believe it is most venomous substance on earth, putting Scorpion Venom to shame. So is an absolute bargain in that respect.

ANALYSIS:
The price of Our Might per pint is nowhere near a pint of Chanel No.5. When sprayed on the body, it is also nowhere near as effective in attracting a mate when on the pull in La Bambas on Saturday night. However, some people believe it is most venomous substance on earth, putting Scorpion Venom to shame. So is an absolute bargain in that respect.

Believing in spreading the love, we have decided to crack open and offer free samples of this overpriced jar on toast at the Newport Food Festival this Saturday 6th October

Get your taste, meet the team and find out more about our residency at the Newport Rising Festival at the RISE Chartist Workshop, in the Gallery Space upstairs in Newport Market 10am - 4pm.