Have you ever tried Vegemite? Without trying it, how can you say how horrible it is?
I love Vegemite, and it's is very good for one's body.
American/Aussie's and Aussie/Americans unite, bring back our Vegemite!
October 23, 2006 2:57 PM
I used to eat it for a while (both Vege and Mar varieties) to be "in" with my Aussie and Kiwi friends, and to make sure those other Americans knew I was different. Now? I would love to have some, just to dare my kids to eat it. They like seaweed and dried fish, so you never know, they could like it.
October 23, 2006 5:07 PM
October 23, 2006 5:09 PM
Don't diss the Vegemite! Love it on me toast in the morning....little butter, nice cuppa tea...lovely jubbly! You can say its horrble when you see someone eating it in a peanut butter and jam sandwich. But don't diss the Veg! Aww....I miss my Vegemite....blast this starving university student life.
October 23, 2006 7:01 PM
I looooovvveee Vegemite. The one thing that Vegemite has over Marmite is that it is a wholly vegetarian product. Marmite is meat...gross!
Try it out sometime before baggin it!
October 23, 2006 10:45 PM
October 23, 2006 10:50 PM
Just for the record - I DID try Vegemite, when the Critic and I were on our honeymoon in Australia. It didn't make me gag, but frankly neither did I see the point of subjecting myself to it on my toast with tea. Give me home-made jam from my brother every time over the Vegemite! ; )
Meg in Paris |
October 24, 2006 12:24 AM
Nothing like 'the bite' of Marmite on hot buttered toast !! Some people just don't have any taste.....;)
October 24, 2006 5:38 AM
October 24, 2006 5:41 AM
I am not thrilled with the stuff myself. Hubby prefers Vegimite to Marmite. But really the good stuff is to have Kalles creamed cod roe on a knackbrod and some herring and a hard boiled egg. That will get you going in the morning.
Oops! I digress... I have tried both the Marmite and the Vegemite both were equally not impressive to me. However Vegemite and Marmite I had used in gravy to help get a better color and some added salt when needed. So it does have some redeeming qualities.
Tai Tai |
October 25, 2006 1:51 AM
And actually, I forgot to mention the most intriguing part of the story - the reason the US is banning it has to do with the added folate, which surely should be seen as a redeeming quality rather than a reason to ban? Unless I'm mistaken, that's the same as folic acid, which is very beneficial to pregnant or trying-to-conceive women. And why should it matter whether it's added to a bread or cereal or a paste??
Meg in Paris |
October 25, 2006 4:03 AM
It seems that the entire business is rather overblown. You can see that it's been rather thoroughly researched at http://melbourne.metblogs.com/archives/2006/10/vegemite_ban_or.phtml and there is an article about it in the Herald Sun as well: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,20641599-5005961,00.html.
October 25, 2006 1:35 PM
Thanks Kate! I wonder where the story originally came from? One of the debunking articles I saw nevertheless included a quote from Kraft saying that the importation WAS banned. Go figure!
Meg in Paris |
October 26, 2006 6:39 AM
There is no ban on Vegemite. This is urban legend. I don't feel particularly inclined to eat the stuff but I can think of a lot of foods that fall into that category. Here is a link to the article on Snopes that documents the urban legend :
Hope this helps dispel any rumors and perhaps it will leave more fruit preserves for me. ;-)
Art Pollard |
October 26, 2006 1:51 PM
Hey Mel, what's all this "Marmite is meat...gross!" stuff? Check out the Marmite website for the entirely vegetable ingredients...
Incidentally, I think that both Marmite and Vegemite are great on hot buttered toast.
The Critic |
October 27, 2006 1:07 AM
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