Yes, But Would You Eat It? “V” is for Vegemite

Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.

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Hey, it looks like Nutella, doesn’t it? Yeah, no. Vegemite is thick and dark brown like Nutella, but the two are not at all similar. Developed in Australia in the 1920s, Vegemite is made primarily of brewers’ yeast extract (not chocolate and hazelnuts!).

It’s salty and malty, and full of glutamates, giving it a slightly beef bouillon-y flavor. A common way to eat Vegemite is on toasted bread, with a thin layer of butter underneath. It’s loaded with thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folate.

And, of course, it was made famous in the early 80s by the rock group Men at Work:

So, you’re out of Nutella. Would you eat the Vegemite?


12 thoughts on “Yes, But Would You Eat It? “V” is for Vegemite

  1. I wrote a comment when you posted this and it just disappeared! I wanted to say “Down Under” is my favourite song. A band played it for me when I was in England for a year and I was sooooo homesick. As for Vegemite, I may be a dinki di Aussie but I can give it a miss. Too much salt for my liking but if you do eat it remember to spread it verrrry thinly.

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  2. I went to Australia……..I “almost” tried it……no regret there. I have never seen that video (heard the song a million times). Funny…….the one guy in the sand with leather pants ….Hahahah musicians!!

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  3. I grew up in Australia and ate Vegemite with toast. When I took my kids to Australia to visit family my son also loved it. He likes it on Wasa Brod a crisp bread.

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