I expect most post-war 'bulge babies' (such as myself) will have been raised on these two products; Marmite and Bovril.
Marmite is a Yeast product, and Bovril comes from Beef. Both brands are owned by Unilever.
I just happened to spot a jar of Bovril whilst shopping last Saturday, and was tempted enough to invest.
Bovril fell out of favour in the late 1980's, after a shocking outbreak of highly contagious BSE (Mad Cow Disease). Panic was everywhere, and sadly 4.4 million cattle were slaughtered. There were also almost 200 human fatalities.
My own memories of Bovril date back to when I was a small child. When it was cold, or if I was ill, a large steaming cup of hot Bovril drink (sometimes known as Beef Tea) was just about the most comforting thing on earth.
So, not having tasted Bovril for well over 50 years, how was it?
Verdict: Not quite as I remember it, but still good. 7/10. (Marmite, of course, still receives a 10/10)