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Old 10-30-2004, 04:46 AM   #411
 
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Vegemite was the Original and still the best. Marmite is not used very much, not so much a regional thing as a loyalty thing, it is made by Sanitarium which is a company owned and started by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I don't think you will find any Marmite fans when offered Vegemite would refuse but I think the opposite would apply. In MY opinion I would say the two products are like chalk and cheese.

Anyway, Vegemite is not a something that all Aussies eat ALL the time. Quite a few would not even have any in their cupboard. Vegemite because you do not need much of it was a great, healthy, cheap sandwich spread in the years when times were tough.. It is more of a casual thing. You eat it when you feel like it. A dollop of Vegemite goes well in soup or a teaspoonfull in a glass of hotwater is similar to Bonox or Bovril but again not as good as.
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I have heard people talk of both frequently.. just never knew the difference.
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Old 10-30-2004, 04:56 AM   #413
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Vegemite was the Original and still the best. Marmite is not used very much, not so much a regional thing as a loyalty thing, it is made by Sanitarium which is a company owned and started by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. I don't think you will find any Marmite fans when offered Vegemite would refuse but I think the opposite would apply. In MY opinion I would say the two products are like chalk and cheese.

Anyway, Vegemite is not a something that all Aussies eat ALL the time. Quite a few would not even have any in their cupboard. Vegemite because you do not need much of it was a great, healthy, cheap sandwich spread in the years when times were tough.. It is more of a casual thing. You eat it when you feel like it. A dollop of Vegemite goes well in soup or a teaspoonfull in a glass of hotwater is similar to Bonox or Bovril but again not as good as.
you worded it just right... it IS a loyalty thing, from what i've read. and i do a great deal of research and reading on foods that are new to me before i buy them.
BTW, wayne, i want to try bovril... i read about it when i was 11 or so in this book my Grandpa has, and have been curious about it since...
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i had a bagel and a shmear, oj, a piece of orange and a plum.
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I had wheat toast with peanut butter and jelly on it.... coffee.
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peanut butter and bacon sammich... yes for breakfast
and it was yummy darn it
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Honey is about the only additive we use with peanut butter here in OZ if any although I regularly have peanut butter and mashed banana on bread.
What is this jelly I keep hearing about. Is it the same as Jam or Conserve and if so which flavour do you use with peanut butter or is it an individual choice?
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Yes, jelly is like jam... actually don't know what the difference is. I think most kiddos use grape jelly with peanut butter. Strawberry is also popular. But it really is just personal preference.
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hi waynet, jelly is like a jam or preserve, but it does not contain chunks or bits of the fruit in it. it is kinda like a fruit flavored aspic, but a little less firm. the most popular in the states is grape jelly, especially with peanut butter, on white bread. aka pb & j = peanut buter and jelly.
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Honey is about the only additive we use with peanut butter here in OZ if any although I regularly have peanut butter and mashed banana on bread.
What is this jelly I keep hearing about. Is it the same as Jam or Conserve and if so which flavour do you use with peanut butter or is it an individual choice?
jelly is fruit-juice based. it's gloppy and gelationous.
jam is more substansial and has less of a sheen to it; it is made with fruit pulp.
conserve has the most texture. it is made with big chunks or whole fruits.
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