- Jars of Vegemite

Some thoughts about Vegemite...

How I discovered it

29w ago

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This morning, I had some Vegemite on toast with cheese. Vegemite, I think is one of those things you either like or you don't. It has a strong flavour which apart from the saltiness, is a bit hard to describe.

For those who aren't familiar with Vegemite, it is an Australian spread made from yeast extract with various spices. (I heard it is similar to Marmite, but I have yet to try Marmite)

I discovered Vegemite when I was working for COBS Bread/Bakers Delight, a franchise that originated in Australia. At the location I worked at we made "Cheesymite Scrolls" (not all locations make these). Cheesymite Scrolls are shaped like a cinnamon roll and are made with Vegemite and cheese. The cheese pairs well with the Vegemite as it helps cut out the strong Vegemite taste.

A Cheesymite Scroll

A Cheesymite Scroll

#australian #vegemite #spreads #breakfast

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Comments (11)

  • Quite some time ago I went to New Zealand on vacation. In my first hotel, among other stuff, there was a glass of Vegemite on the breakfast table. Back then it was completey unknown in Europe (or at least in Germany), so had no idea how to eat it 😊 I grabbed a piece of toast and applied it pretty much like I would apply jam or perhaps Nutella. You people can imagine what followed 🤢 I didn't want to make a fool of myself so I somehow managed to eat the whole thing but since then I was convinced that people who eat Vegemite must also be capable of worse crimes 😁 Only a couple of years ago a friend of mine from England let me in on the secret and since then I quite like it. Call that a happy end 😊

      6 months ago
    • I think you did the opposite by eating it :p. By the way, I would have done the same thing as you!

        6 months ago
  • This stuff is made by taking ball bearing grease from a garbage truck and hanging it in an outhouse for a month.

    I never should have tried a massive dollop the first time I tried this stuff. I can still taste it...

      6 months ago
  • What’s is this

      6 months ago
  • I just googled and saw that they’ve finally come out with a gluten-free version. Maybe I will get to try it! I remember tasting a tiny bit back as a teenager, but my tastes have changed greatly since then.

      6 months ago
    • NVM, I checked the price on Amazon...$168 for a few gluten-free free individual serve packets. 🤦‍♀️ I’m not THAT desperate to try it again!

        6 months ago
    • That’s ridiculous!! I’m guessing that it’s a 3rd party seller. Pending on where you live if you have any specialty grocery stores, maybe they can special order some.

        6 months ago
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