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Old Sat, May-22-04, 16:00
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I was in Australia and saw this everywhere! I really don't know what it is, but at our hotel, they had little packets of it by the toast. I grabbed a couple, swearing that I would try it sometime. Is it lc? What do you do with it besides put it on bread?
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Old Sat, May-22-04, 16:56
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I'd suggest throwing it down the toilet and buying marmite.
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Old Sun, May-23-04, 06:45
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Oooh...thems fighting words in this corner of the forum!

Vegemite like the inferior Marmite is fairly low carb yeast extract, but unfortuantely the best way to have it is on hot buttered toast - so perhaps you should save it for a low carb loaf. It is especially useful after a 'night on the tiles', but there are other ways to replenish vitamin B (so I have been told).

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Old Sun, May-23-04, 08:03
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mcsblues is right - vegemite is one of our national icons, so please be kind! True, it's not to everyone's taste (it is similar to Marmite), but to aussie's who have been brought up on it, it's absolutely delish on hot buttered toast - although as mcsblues says, that's a little hard when you're on a low carb diet. I don't know the carb count, but it has such a strong flavour you really only need a thin scraping of it. So, if you do have a bread meal, try some - 19 million aussie's can't all be wrong!
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 00:09
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I too have grown up with Vegemite and love it on hot buttered toast. It is also yummy as a spread with cheese and lettuce. I do think it is an acquired taste - one that is very hard to describe. I took some with me on holiday to US and not one person I offered to liked it at all. That was no worries - all the more for me and I must say it is far nicer than Marmite! Jean
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 04:10
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AH, now this is something I can get my teeth into: Vegemite or Marmite. I feel a flame war coming on

Marmite is, of course, made in heaven. Vegemite is some kind of misbeggoten imitation
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 05:21
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i eat vegemite every now and then. used to hate it till i read somewhere on how it helps to *blank* ...something hmm...shooott i cant remember what it was. ill post details later (the book's at home)
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 05:26
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hehe hope its okay to post this but vegemite is better than marmite...ive tried both (cuz someone made me!)
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 05:51
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Well, I tried a little on some low carb buttered toast today. Sorry to dissapoint, but it must be an acquired taste. GROSS.
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 06:38
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lol that was exactly the word i said first time i tried it years ago. taste not so bad these days prolly cuz ive used to it lol. havent eatin it like 2-3 months now.
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 11:29
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OK - switch sides. Its now not marmite versus vegemite. ITs marmite AND vegemite versus the pagans.

Have you any IDEA how many marmite posts there are on this forum?
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 17:19
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LOL Aussies and Poms together? - how can that work?

I think the pagans have a slight disadvantage of not being weaned onto Vegemite as all children should be of course.

And Poms can blame their parents for not knowing any better!

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LOL Aussies and Poms together? - how can that work?

Easy, we gang up on the Canadians. Then when we need to, we get the Canadians in and gang up on the Americans.

I think there is a Swedish member. Boy, are they in trouble.
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Old Mon, May-24-04, 23:55
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Easy, we gang up on the Canadians. Then when we need to, we get the Canadians in and gang up on the Americans.

I think there is a Swedish member. Boy, are they in trouble.


Too late. You've been *discovered*. LOL.
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Funniest thing I ever saw…….I was on a tour to the Dandenongs in Victoria and part of the trip was to stop for morning tea and try Australian ‘delicacies’ like billy tea, lamingtons and vegemite. Anyway there were a few Americans on the tour and they were asking questions about vegemite…….like what do you do with it…how do you eat it etc. I said it’s an acquired taste and all Australians are virtually brought up on it like Americans are on peanut butter. When she tried some on a SAO cracker I thought she was going to throw up……..the look on her face was priceless!! She ended up spitting it into a serviette.
I once had an American boss and he described the taste as “like rotten vegetables”. Can’t vouch for that as I’ve never eaten rotten vegetables before!

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