I had been curious about vegemite, thinking I might like to try it to see what the fuss is all about. But after reading Schoonie's and Trojan's descriptions, it sounds like an experience I can live without.|
Reply #41. May 22 10, 8:26 PM
I know there was a "Vegemite vs Marmite" thread, but this will do.|
I finally got to try Vegemite when my son found it at World Market. I liked it on toast. My daughter recently found Marmite, so now I have both...Haven't tried the Marmite yet.
My question is: How long do these things last? I've kept the Vegemite in the fridge since opening, but the stamp on the bottom says: June 2010. How strict are the dates? The Marmite doesn't seem to have a date.
Thanks for the info! :)
Reply #42. Jun 26 10, 9:12 PM
I don't refrigerate my vegemite, Veronnika.
It sits in the cupboard till the jar's empty.
What use by date? lol
Don't know about Marmite, but I don't believe vegemite Ever expires - data or not! :D
Reply #43. Jun 26 10, 9:35 PM
Thank you. I didn't think there was a reason for the date, except that now Kraft has taken it over!|
I will try the Marmite soon, now that I know I can open it without worry. Thanks again. :)
Reply #44. Jun 26 10, 9:43 PM
Vegemite never lasts long enough to worry about expiry dates round our house.|
Twenty odd years ago, my youngest son lived for a couple of months on an almost indescribable sandwich diet...
a layer of bread, butter, vegemite, cheese, another slice of bread, butter, vegemite, cheese, more vegemite, a final slice of bread, topped with a gingernut biscuit !
Strangely,he survived and at the age of 32, he is now about 6'3" and 90 kg.
Reply #45. Jun 26 10, 11:03 PM
I believe use by dates are required by law here in Australia, as for Vegemite I wouldn't be too concerned about it as the high salt content would act as a preservant. On toast with a good lashing of butter is the way to go but I also like to get fresh bread rolls straight from the bakery oven and spread it thick on them. For those not from Australia who don't like it, great, all the more for us. I've tried maple syrup on pancakes and don't like that, give me golden syrup anyday. I guess it all comes down to what our taste buds have grown accustom to since childhood. |
Reply #46. Jul 05 10, 3:58 AM
There are times when only Vegemite on toast will do. Sometimes on night duty you manage a quick break when things are chaotic and nothing is better than Vege on toast. It's a real comfort food for Aussies. I do have one friend who loves toast, Vegemite and banana slices. I tried it to see if it was as vile as I imagined and it is disgusting. It's a habit she picked up in boarding school. Now, Vege, cheese and lettuce sambos are brilliant! I've never kept Vegemite (or jam or honey) in the fridge though. :-) |
Reply #47. Jul 05 10, 5:34 AM
Yes, no need to put honey in the fridge, apparently it is the only food that never spoils. It also makes it to hard to spread. |
Reply #48. Jul 05 10, 6:29 AM
Tizzabelle, that's so funny, cos that's exactly what I used to do on night duty. Must be a night nurse thing.|
I went to school with a girl who used to combine vegemite and honey on her toast. Tried it.. once.. once was enough.
Reply #49. Jul 05 10, 6:37 AM
I'll use Vegemite in stews and stuff, but never eat it on it's own. One favourite snack is this: toast the bread lightly in the toaster, then apply a thin layer of Vegemite, completely cover with sliced cheese, then pop under grill until cheese bubbles and enjoy with a warm Milo:-)|
Optional extra: add sliced tomatoes and cracked pepper on top of the cheese and grill....yummmmm
Reply #50. Jul 05 10, 8:42 AM
Tezza, I'm not going to try Vege and honey on toast. A woman rang a radio station here with her recipe for a taste sensation... Vegemite with porridge! The host of the show tried it and described it as lumpy miso soup. That's one recipe I'm not going to try. Who would have thought that thick, salty, black axle grease could become a comfort food for a nation at any time of the day or night though ;-) |
Reply #51. Jul 05 10, 4:58 PM
I like Vegemite on sandwiches, toast or crumpets. When I went to school, my usual lunch was a cheese and vegemite sandwich.|
Reply #52. Jul 18 12, 10:31 PM
Hate the stuff|
Reply #53. Aug 26 12, 11:55 AM
Bubbatom1, where did you get the pic of Captain Jack? I recently watched the show and am totally addicted, love Jack - I guess because he seems to love humans in spite of their oddities. I miss Owen and Tosh - great dynamic among the cast!|
Besides the yeast what else is in vegemite? Have never seen it here in U.S., but it's probly available at some outrageou$ cost somewhere. Just so it's not people...
Reply #54. Aug 26 12, 7:09 PM
Never have considered putting vegemite in the fridge! We buy the large (400g? / 1 lb) jars and each one lasts a couple of months. Agree with all the statements regarding lightly toasted bread with butter and vegemite as the perfect snack at any time of the day. Apparently (not that I've ever tried, lol) it's very effective as a hangover cure due to the high vitamin B content - to be consumed with much water.|
As for the toast, the thicker the bread the better - the butter should melt through it. Ideally consumed while still warm/hot.
One thing that should NEVER be done with vegemite is to dissolve a teaspoon full in a mug of hot water and force the kids to drink it. My parents did this to us boys until one day I announced if I had to drink it, I'd throw up at the table. They doubted the sincerity of my words - I had to drink it, and the inevitable happened - all over the table and across dad's bacon and eggs on toast.... Never had to drink it again... It was just way too salty by itself.
And xbunny, when living in Canada and the US a couple of times over the last few decades, whenever anyone came from Oz to visit, they HAD to bring Tim Tams (we could always find vegemite without too much trouble). Then the issue was do you get the normal pack of Tim Tams (11 biscuits) or go for the extra delicious double choc version, where you got several fewer...?
Reply #55. Aug 27 12, 12:35 AM
Congrats to all the Aussies on here keeping up the scam to the world that Vegemite is edible.|
Reply #56. Aug 27 12, 2:00 AM
I bought a jar at World Market too. To me it tastes like salty beef boulion. My brother had a dog at the time that was half black lab, half rottweiler. I Put some Vegimite on a cracker and offered it to him. He wrinkled up his nose and walked backward to get away from it. |
Reply #57. Sep 03 12, 1:25 AM
I don't know how I ended up in this place but since I'm here, I must give my 2 cents.|
I live in Virginia in the USA and must declare that Vegemite is one of the best foods ever created. I once drove 600 miles to get a jar in Toronto Canada. Luckily it is now easier to find and Marmite is a poor substitute.
Poached eggs with Vegemite and Ginger Marmalade is an excellent breakfast. The absolute best sanger though is Rye seeded toast, blue cheese, fresh thick slice of a homegrown tomato, thick spread of vegemite, sprinkled with marbles of maple syrup and toasted lightly in a ribbed grill pan.
It doesn't have anything to do with comfort. Vegemite is just good and ketchup is gross.
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