Monday, July 6, 2009

Vegemite!

Several of you guys mentioned Vegemite, and who doesn't love that old Men at Work song? So when I saw it in the supermarket, I was curious. The package says that it contains "yeast extracts, mineral salts, and malt extracts," plus so many B vitamins that it will "keep your family bright and alert." Okeedoke. When in Rome, right?

Vegemite

The package is cute.

Vegemite

Thanks are owed to Amy and Jason for telling me that people eat it smeared very thinly, with butter, on toast or crackers. I might have just squeezed it on my toothbrush otherwise.

Vegemite

Vegemite

I Kinda Like It!

You know, it's good! It has a really strong flavor, definitely yeasty, and the butter is the right complement. I can see how it would be a way of livening up bland toast, especially if times were hard and you didn't have savory meat or something. And it really does have a ton of vitamins. I'm taking my tube of vegemite home with me.

I still don't know what "chunder" means, and I'm embarrassed to ask the locals. Kind of like how Amy told me they don't make jokes about that "The dingo ate your baby" skit from Seinfeld, on account of, you know, how horrible that was.

So there you go, let it not be said I don't take risks for this blog. Can't you hear, can't you hear the THUNDAH!

17 comments:

Michele said...

You brave brave woman. I would have been really squeamish over trying that out. I'll take your word for how it tastes.

Michele Renee said...

"Six foot four and full of muscles" Ahhh, I love that song--such memories. Can't wait to hear more about Down Under!

Kelly said...

Wow! Very impressed!
Hope you guys are having an amazing time! Miss you!

Veronica said...

I love the photo mid-taste, where you're considering the verdict. Awesome! Looks like you're having a great trip, now that you've arrived and adjusted. :-)

Bex said...

are those pictures of you or your sister? i can't tell!

Sara said...

It comes in a tube?! It's like diaper ointment lol!

I always liked Colin Hay's crazy lazy eye in the Men At Work videos.

And I googled "chunder." That's all I'm going to say.

Fun post. Awesome pics!

Scott said...

I was too timid to try vegemite and now I am ashamed of my cowardice.

Jane said...

To "chunder" is to throw up. Hat tip to Pop-Up Video, ca. 1999.

Glad you're having a good trip!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Oooh. That Vegemite looks downright scarey. Like the liver my mom used to cook . . .

Think you can get it through customs?

The Dental Maven said...

Does the Vegemite contain fluoride?

Ginny Marie said...

I have the sudden urge to find that song on YouTube...now that it's firmly stuck in my head!

Casey said...

I don't care what the product is, I will buy it based on your glowing endorsement (via pictures)! It didn't look as appetizing as you made it out to be but your facial expressions won me over.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Even after that recommendation, I feel squeamish about trying it... have fun!

bsouth said...

I prefer marmite myself but well done for trying it - that was a brave move.

It is a fabulous song. I was watching the video on youtube just the other day and smiling to myself. The family think I'm a bit bonkers now.

alicesworld said...

Isn't there a song about vegemite? Or that mentions it? Can't recall it right now but I'm sure it's fantastically bad. But one of those things that tastes good when you're in Australia. Kind of like nutella in France. Just doesn't taste the same here . . . .

Keely said...

It's an acquired taste. And a distinct one. Not a fan, personally.

My fave australian food was a nestle product that was "coffee&milk" in a tube as well. You added hot water. It wasn't really coffee but sooo goooood.

crazylovescompany said...

Um, no. My husband is a kiwi, which is not an aussie, but he grew up on vegemite; I've had it. Eww. So, brave of you and glad you like it. I hear it's good for hangovers. Oh, and Husband says it's excellent on toast with sharp cheddar.