I feel as an Aussie, I have an obligation to you all to strip poor, beloved Vegemite of its stigma and shame. Here are 3 myths and 3 facts about this tasty spread.
Myth #1: All Australians live on Vegemite.
It’s true, most of us like Vegemite. Most of us. There are still people who hate the stuff. Also, we aren’t really that addicted. It’s not weird.
Myth #2: It’s just salty Nutella.
You’re eating it wrong. Spread it like Nutella and you will legit die.
Myth #3: Vegemite chocolate is Australian’s new favourite thing.
Let’s be real here; tried it a few days ago, concluded it tastes like salted caramel but more Australian, ate more, very happy. There were also people around me who detested it. Unique tastebuds, people.
Now for some real talk.
Fact #1: ALL YOU SILLY PEOPLE EATING IT ON TV AS A JOKE, STOP.
This includes YouTube, Vine and Instagram. Unless you are an Aussie, it is likely that you aren’t trained in the art of eating Vegemite, and it saddens me when people do it wrong and then criticize Oz.
Step 1, make toast. Step 2, butter the toast. Step 3, spread a LITTLE Vegemite on it. You should still be able to see your toast. Stop putting it on spoons, you lot. No one does that.
Fact #2: Tastes great with avocado, tomato and/or cheese.
On a sandwich or toast. Or bread roll. Or sourdough. Or a wrap.
Fact #3: It cures a number of ailments.
The high salt content makes it good for mouth ulcers (stings a LOT but what can you do) as well as being the perfect food for when you have a stomach bug, flu or cold.
Vegemite really is great, you just gotta know your facts. Mate.