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Old 09-16-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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Vegemite?

This is one thing I have been curious for many years. Now that I see some Aussie members here I just thought I would pop this question. What exactly is this VEGEMITE? I only know about it from one of the Men at Work songs (Down Under) and sort of understand it is some kind of vegetarian paste. What does it really taste like? What do you use it for?

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Old 09-16-2005, 12:02 PM   #2
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Here is a somewhat funny page that tells what it is among other things.
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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For any of you who have a "Cost Plus World Market" in your area, they just started carrying vegemite and marmite in the stores!

(PS - I've not tried it yet, but have tried the aussie "Vegemite in a Biskit" crackers that were kindly sent to me by mrsmac....and they were quite tasty!)
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:04 PM   #4
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Vegemite is a salty paste made from yeast with vitamins and flavorings. Comes in a dark brown jar and is (i think) usually used as a sandwich or toast spread. I have had it once or twice and it's hard to describe the flavor .... salty, earthy ... not bad at all.
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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Whoa GB thanks for the link, it was quite amusing (and hey I was not the only one who was intrigued by that Men at Work song!!)!! Does it have such a high salt content? Don't you think it would have a counter effect to the claim that says the stuff is loaded with vitamins? Or the sensation of saltiness comes from a different source? But I must say they made it even worse by pouring pimentos and cheeze squeeze... they didn't seem particularly appetizing....
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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hey I was not the only one who was intrigued by that Men at Work song!!

But I must say they made it even worse by pouring pimentos and cheeze squeeze... they didn't seem particularly appetizing....
Yeah the pimentoes and cheese idea was pretty gross. I think they were just trying to see how gross they could make it at that point

If you remember Men At Work then you should check out Colin Hay's solo stuff. Colin was the lead singer for Men At Work. My wife loves his music and got me into it as well. His solo stuff is much different than his stuff with the group. He is a very funny guy too. His shows consist of him playing acoustic guitar and singing and then telling very funny stories between each song. If you ever get a chance to see him live than don't pass up the opportunity!
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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all i'm going to say is that i LOVE vegemite, but one must have a very open mind when it comes to strong flavors if they intend to accept vegemite as a likeable food.
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There have been a couple of threads here goodnaturedly assessing whether Vegemite or Provite (Australian) can hold a candle to UK's Marmite... Here's one of the threads
Does anybody use vegemite in their cooking?
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:17 PM   #9
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Come to think of it, I think I had Marmite and not Vegemite ...

Since they are basically made out of the same thing: yeast, I am wondering what the real difference in their taste is?

And please do not forget the Bovril!
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Old 09-16-2005, 02:40 PM   #10
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Marmite!!? Whoa, that's a new one... I thought I was fairly familiar with lots of stuff from UK but never heard of this one!! Where did I miss that!!?
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