Let’s Talk Vegemite


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.

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.

image from www.reddit.com
CORRECT. Image from http://www.reddit.com

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.

Xx Loony


17 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Vegemite

  1. I was just told the other week that I need to put less Vegemite on my bread. Just a think layer… I might try it again, who knows, I might like it. We said at the Citizenship Ceremony a couple of weeks ago, that we should actually have to eat Vegemite in order to become citizens. Thankfully that was not the case. As I said: I’ll try it again. But I will NEVER like the Vegemite chocolate! Who comes up with something like that???


      1. It looks identical to Vegemite- it’s a yeast-based spread with loads of vitamins in, but in the UK, it’s famous for being love-it-or-hate-it. Again, we have Marmite chocolate, crisps, and peanuts, but mostly people just eat it on toast.


          1. I think so- just not quite as much of a national symbol outside the UK as Vegemite is.
            Recently they sold limited edition Marmite with gold in it though, which was a bit odd.


          2. Yeah. To celebrate its 110th anniversary. I mean, I don’t see the appeal of eating actual gold, but the people I was living with at the time bought a jar. Not to eat, but because Marmite is one of those things people leave in their cupboards and forget about for 10+ years.


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