Originally Posted by expatgirl
knight, you're a hoot.........then I saw you were an Aussie...that there already makes you funny........never met a boring Aussie.......ever........ok to be serious.......we were given a jar of vegemite by some outgoing Scots.........that stuff sat in our fridge for the next 3 years.......none of us could throw it out......why..... it belonged to Malcolm and Gillian.......who knows they might come back......and when we finally threw it out I swear that it was grinning..........
And it was still as good as the day the scots left it there I'd wager. I think they measure vegemite's use by date by half life.
I just checked my jar in the cupboard, printed on the side of the jar was "For use by date, see bottom of jar". On the bottom was nothing, completely blank. I think the idea here is, if you can see the bottom of the jar when digging out some vegemite, you are near the use by date.
Here is another America story from my trip. I was over there in Hollywood and taking some pics of this nice mustang in a parking lot. Anyway, these people walk by and say hello, I say the usual G'Day back and wham, this guys eyes light up, turns to his family and practically yells out, hey this guy is australian. Then the kids and wife run over and im some sort of celebrity for a few minutes, took my photo and all. I just know im plastered in some family photo album somewhere with the inscription, "The Aussie" as some sort of symbolic representation of all australians.
So did you actually taste the vegmite? I am assuming you did and that is why it was still there 3 years later? But come on, throwing it out was a terrific waste of resources. You could have used that for any number of things, tyre black for that new tyre shine, boot polish, a lubricant for various machine parts! Or maybe as a threat of punishment for the kids, "You kids behave now or it's vegemite for breakfast!", or, "If I hear you kids swear one more time Im gunna wash yer mouth out with vegemite" to which the kids answer, "Please mum, can't we have the soap?".