The Vegemite Thread

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A thread for Vegemite fans to discuss that which flows through the veins of all Aussies. What is your favourite way to eat Vegemite?

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Ok, once and for all, as a non Australian : What the farking hell is vegemite?
 

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It is a concentrated yeast extract that is a by-product of making beer. It is very high in B-group vitamins and salt. We use it primarily as a spread on toast or sandwiches. The most common thing to couple it with (other than butter or margarine) is cheese. Most of us here in Australia started eating it as babies. Some parents even put some on their baby's dummy to keep them happy.
 

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It is a concentrated yeast extract that is a by-product of making beer. It is very high in B-group vitamins and salt. We use it primarily as a spread on toast or sandwiches. The most common thing to couple it with (other than butter or margarine) is cheese. Most of us here in Australia started eating it as babies. Some parents even put some on their baby's dummy to keep them happy.

Thanks, I don't think I've ever seen anything remotly resembling it here, weird thing that.
 

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Marmite is a British thing I believe, If we have something similar I can't for the life of me figure out what it would be called.
 

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never seen a marmite or vegemite..
 

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You can buy Marmite and Vegemite around here, but nobody does.
5.49?/125g, 6.29?/220g :dunno:
 
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In 2004, a few hundred Afghan asylum seekers who had tried force the Norwegian freighter that rescued them from their sinking boat to take them to Australia were transferred to the RAN troop ship HMAS Manoora. When the crew of the Manoora gave them some Vegemite, the Afghans accused the crew of trying to poison them. I guess they didn't like it. :lol:

You can buy Marmite and Vegemite around here, but nobody does.
5.49?/125g, 6.29?/220g :dunno:

That is pretty expensive. But then, you don't use much of it at a time.
 
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That is pretty expensive. But then, you don't use much of it at a time.

It runs as a foreign delicacy/specialty, with very low volume sold. Economies of scale alone make it expensive. I've yet to see it in regular supermarkets.
 

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Vegamite = Marmite lite. To Brits it's a bit under strength. Marmite > Vegamite.

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http://www.marmiteshop.co.uk/marmite/Desk/Marmite-Mouse/10CZD02CJ000
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/19/hands-off-vegemite-kevin-rudd

US people you do not know what you miss, still you like your food in general softer in the mouth than Aussies and Brits do - a Merlot as opposed to a Shiraz I suppose in wine terms.

http://www.news.com.au/business/vegemite-changes-its-name-to-australia/story-e6frfm1i-1226237296078

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1551542,00.html

Now for a comparison. ...

http://britishfood.about.com/od/diningdrinkingtradition/a/marmitevvegemite.htm
 
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A 220g jar here in Australia costs about AU$4.20, but would last a lot longer than a larger jar of any other spread.

These are cheesymite scrolls, made with Vegemite and cheese-

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We have both Marmite and Vegemite, But Vegemite is a bit rare now. I prefer Vegemite on bread or toast. Marmite taste a bit blah to me.
 

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I grew up with Marmite and having tried both I do prefer it to Vegemite.

Ideally spread on wholemeal toast over a thick layer of good quality butter* and cut into soldiers to dip into a couple of soft-boiled eggs.

*Butter - if you don't leave teethmarks in it, you don't have enough.

Also @Cowboy.......

I said "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.

@narf Should I bring a jar to Ringmeet?
 

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When the crew of the Manoora gave them some Vegemite, the Afghans accused the crew of trying to poison them. I guess they didn't like it. :lol:

I agree with the poor Afghans there. :p My mom tried feeding me the stuff when I was young, didn't go over too well.
 

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In that case I shall try to remember to bring a small jar.

Then you can all get to find out why Marmite is now used as an adjective to describe something that people either love or hate.
 

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Vegemite and cheese is a fair combination. I have australian friends who once wouldn't let me in to the house until I ate a whole piece of toast with vegemite and cheese on it.
 

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My mom tried feeding me the stuff when I was young, didn't go over too well.

How did she give it to you. A lot of foreigners trying it for the first time make the mistake of eating it off a spoon, which would just be disgusting. It would be like drinking tomato sauce (ketchup, for the Americans) straight from the bottle.
 
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