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Old 10-21-2006, 05:24 PM   #11
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thanks, i have no idea why i didnt click it to begin with.


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Old 10-21-2006, 05:27 PM   #12
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Interesting, since Vegemite is no longer a truly Australian product - since Kraft (an American company) bought it some years ago!!

Ah well, all the more for us Aussies!
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:09 PM   #13
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Plenty on sale here in the UK.... even if it less popular than the UK's own Marmite. Couldn't do without Marmite.. We have had it shipped to wherever we have lived around the globe. I make do with Vegemite when I visit my family in Australia
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Old 10-21-2006, 06:34 PM   #14
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Vegemite is my choice every time. To use it don't spread, dab. Thick toast with butter melting into it, then just dab a little here and there. Heaven. A sandy, dabbed with vegemite, and lots iceburg lettuce. Paradise. A bit in the gravy, a bit in the meatballs, a bit in the cottage pie. People who don't like are generally using it wrong.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:10 PM   #15
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I am not really certain what Vegemite is but I have looked at some of the replies from your Post and now I understand what it is.

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Old 10-21-2006, 08:01 PM   #16
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I just saw on the news this morning that it has been banned in the US. I do feel sorry for those Aussies living in the US that are going to have to go without and those in America that have aquired a taste for it.

As an Aussie I have to admit that I spread my vegemite on toast, not dab, I do spread thinly... but I love the stuff. Aren't too keen on the vegemite flavoured biscuits though
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:25 AM   #17
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Found vegemite as an item in a hotel breakfast buffet somewhere. I slathered it on my toast thinking it was like Nutella. Big mistake. I gagged and my toast almost flew off my hand by automatic reflex. It was so salty and indescribable. I didn't know you were supposed to spread it real thin. Anyway, I'm willing to try it again next time, albeit with a lot of caution.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:55 AM   #18
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Never mind, Ozzies - send it to me. I love it ( well I prefer Marmite, but they're about the same). Marmite spread very thin on your toast is great for breakfast. A teaspoon of marmite in your gravy - heaven! Add marmite to soups, drink hot marmite on a cold night, mix in a little marmite with your hamburger meat. Yes, I love it.

Perhaps Australia will take reprisals and ban the import of Tang and Koolaid LOL!!
Like all Australians I was bred on it, it is part of our staple diet. http://http://cockeyed.com/inside/ve.../vegemite.html is a required taste for the non believers as you will see by this link, you either like it or loath it. It has hundreds of uses and for the untrained, the best way to appreciate its unique flavour is to do what Clive says.
Ah! well, all the more for me.

PS. Vegemite beats Marmite hands down any day.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:04 PM   #19
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Marmite is stronger and more coarse in flavour and texture than Vegemite. Vegemite is stronger and more coarse in flavour and texture than Promite.

Promite takes the prize. It's much sweeter than the others, too. And less salty.

Yep, the trick with Vegemite et al is to use them sparingly - a thin scraping. And it's not a taste for the sweet-tooths amongst us. That's why we give it to babies from a very early age. Helps keep the dentists a bit poorer, as the kids don't develop a sweet-tooth. Well, that's the idea, anyway!

Vegemite is a great gravy-browner. If you want your stews to have a nice brown gravy, add a teaspoonful or so of it.

If you're partial in winter to a 'beef tea' as a hot drink, flavoured with salt and pepper, you can use a teaspoon or so of Vegemite to a cup, and top up with boiling water. Stir well. Supposed to be a good brew for an invalid, like gruel.

It's very high in B vitamins. It was fed, on their release, by the jarful to Australian (and other) soldiers who had been starved in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps during WW2 to treat beri-beri. Worked a treat.
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PS. Vegemite beats Marmite hands down any day.

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