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unJon
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April 18th, 2021 at 2:03:29 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Kraft sold vegemite singles, just like they sell cheese slices. A grilled cheese and vegemite sandwich is a slice of each.
Sliced vegemite is ,or at least was, a real thing.



I did not know that. Thank you.
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April 18th, 2021 at 2:52:39 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Believe me you really don't. It's a yeast paste and tastes exactly as bad as it sounds.



Found something I can agree with evenbob on. Virtually inedible.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:03:56 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Believe me you really don't. It's a yeast paste and tastes exactly as bad as it sounds.



It tastes worse than it sounds. Even a tiny amount will ruin whatever you put it on.

I do have a question for the members down under -- What's the difference between Vegemite and Marmite? I think they're the same, but it's called Marmite in New Zealand.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:06:45 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

I did not know that. Thank you.



Now you know where to turn to if you ever need utterly useless information like this.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:08:11 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It tastes worse than it sounds. Even a tiny amount will ruin whatever you put it on.

I do have a question for the members down under -- What's the difference between Vegemite and Marmite? I think they're the same, but it's called Marmite in New Zealand.



Different brands. Kind of like Heinz vs Hunt's ketchup.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:18:39 PM permalink
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Quote: Wizard

It tastes worse than it sounds. Even a tiny amount will ruin whatever you put it on.

I do have a question for the members down under -- What's the difference between Vegemite and Marmite? I think they're the same, but it's called Marmite in New Zealand.



Different brands. Kind of like Heinz vs Hunt's ketchup.


Marmite is a yeast extract product made from by-products of beer brewing. It's the quintessential 'love it or hate it' product from UK manufacturer Unilever. They made spoof ads about the fact you either love it or hate it. Nothing in between. It's been around since 1907.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite

Vegemite is a similar product made in Australia previously made by Kraft foods. It's been around since 1922.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite.

I'd say, broadly the same.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:26:03 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Foster's didn't seem to be that popular the times that I have been to Austrailia. Victoria Bitters (VB) beer seemed to be the choice of most people that I met.




Fosters is rarely even sold in Australia. Itís basically for export only. Canít even remember the last time I saw it here. Maybe 20 years ago in a bottle shop and never in a bar.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:45:40 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It tastes worse than it sounds. Even a tiny amount will ruin whatever you put it on.



If you didn't start eating it as a little kid, you're going to hate it. Like English blood sausage, if you were raised eating it you think it's great. If you eat it for the first time as an adult, you want to head for the restroom and barf. In the Far East it's durian, a kind of fruit. People who live there love it, foreigners hate it because it has an overwhelming ammonia odor that you can smell a block away after it's cut open.
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April 18th, 2021 at 4:50:47 PM permalink
Quote: Aussie

Fosters is rarely even sold in Australia. Itís basically for export only. Canít even remember the last time I saw it here. Maybe 20 years ago in a bottle shop and never in a bar.



Having been to Australia twice, I agree. My go-to beer there is Victoria Bitter. I think the locals just call it VB.
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April 18th, 2021 at 5:14:22 PM permalink
Time for discussion-3!
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