Rules
Terms of Use

Page 3 of 17 < 1 2 3 4 5 ... 16 17 >
Topic Options
#327676 - Sat Oct 28 2006 03:04 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
denni19 Offline


Registered: Tue Sep 05 2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: Bucharest Romania
I never tasted Vegemite but I did eat lots of Marmite during my one-month visit to the UK - I loved it!

So I don't know what to do? Vote or not?
_________________________
"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." - David Russell

Top
#327677 - Sat Oct 28 2006 05:31 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Then vote I love Marmite - we need lots and lots of people to vote for it.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327678 - Sat Oct 28 2006 05:39 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
ozzz2002 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 19996
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
I think Sue is flogging a dead horse here- soliciting votes and all!

Vegemite Rules, OK?

If anyone wants to try some of this delectable substance, just send a message to an Aussie. I am sure you will find one that will be happy to oblige.
_________________________
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

Ex-Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

Top
#327679 - Sat Oct 28 2006 08:50 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
Engadine Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sun Aug 08 2004
Posts: 3609
Loc: Sth East Qld Australia      
Quote:

I think Sue is flogging a dead horse here- soliciting votes and all!

Vegemite Rules, OK?




That's it in a nutshell!
_________________________
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy!

Top
#327680 - Sat Oct 28 2006 09:51 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
Quote:

Makes note to herself, cross ClaraSue off my Christmas card list.





Oh man, but I DID say I liked both. Doesn't that count?
_________________________
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#327681 - Sun Oct 29 2006 05:57 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
OK, I will forgive you ClaraSue

OK, if the Aussies are offering to send out their inferior product then I will send to anyone here who wants to try Marmite - I can get little mini pots so the postage won't cripple me.

Just let me have your postal addresses either by PM or by email and I will get some in the post to you.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327682 - Sun Oct 29 2006 06:07 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12427
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Hmmmmm (thinks...) I never tasted Cadbury's chocolate. Is it good??
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#327683 - Sun Oct 29 2006 06:12 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
PurpleFan Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Fri Oct 22 1999
Posts: 2249
Loc: New Westminster BC Canada
Never tasted Cadbury;s! Oh my that's tragic.
Here's hoping some kind soul will offer to send you some.
PF
_________________________
All Things Purple Are Relative!

Top
#327684 - Sun Oct 29 2006 06:14 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
What a pathetic woman you are, begging! I will have to investigate to see if they still make those dinky little bars which used to sell for 2d (yes old money dear) back in the fifties, if they do then I will send you one. Failing that you devious woman, next time you are in England buy yourself some!
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327685 - Sun Oct 29 2006 06:17 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Now me, I just adore JellyBellies but can only buy the normal ones and as a diabetic I need the sugarfree versions. I searched the shops in Southampton when I was there without luck, and they don't sell them locally either...
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327686 - Sun Oct 29 2006 08:08 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
ren33 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12427
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Awww, Sue, seriously , I will look for them for you.
_________________________
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

Top
#327687 - Sun Oct 29 2006 08:48 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Tell you what Sara, come here for Christmas and you will get a HUGE kilo bar of Cadbury's in your stocking!


Edited by sue943 (Sun Oct 29 2006 11:25 AM)
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327688 - Sun Oct 29 2006 10:38 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
ClaraSue Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Sun May 18 2003
Posts: 7837
Loc: Arizona USA
Is there any particular flavor you like best, Sue? I sometimes see the sugar free ones at places during my travels. I will look for some for you.
_________________________
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.

Top
#327689 - Sun Oct 29 2006 10:49 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Oooer, anything, just no added sugar. It is so long since I had any, there was only one flavour I didn't like of the ones with sugar which I used to buy daily as I was addicted, and I cannot remember what it was.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327690 - Sun Oct 29 2006 10:52 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
lady1 Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Posts: 20697
Loc: Gauteng South Africa          
Well if begging works I might add that Cadburys chocolate is GREAT, but the Cadburys from the UK tastes better than the one made in South Africa. Toured Cadbury World last year and ate till our tummys hurt.
What about Curly Whirleys??? They stopped importing those and they dont have the machine to make them (I e.mailed them and checked) here. So Sad!
Maybe I will find some in my christmas stocking.....
_________________________
"If Life Were Easy Where Would All The Adventure Be?"

Top
#327691 - Sun Oct 29 2006 11:04 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Lady1, look at your PM box.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327692 - Sun Oct 29 2006 03:21 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
Engadine Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sun Aug 08 2004
Posts: 3609
Loc: Sth East Qld Australia      
Jellybellies are my partners faves and he's Diabetic too . . . mmm, next time I get him some of those 'delicacies' . . . you just never know your luck! (they are very yummy!)
_________________________
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy!

Top
#327693 - Sun Oct 29 2006 06:19 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
Taesma Offline
Prolific

Registered: Fri Jun 20 2003
Posts: 1179
Loc: Bay Area California USA      
Sue, this site (if you haven't already seen it) sells the no sugar added ones in the gift boxes--don't see them sold seperately though.
It seems, though, if I'm translating my numbers properly, that the shipping cost offshore is ridiculous. But, hey, if you're desperate...

http://jellybelly-uk.com/index.shtml
_________________________
"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking." ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Top
#327694 - Sun Oct 29 2006 07:05 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
I looked but you have to buy a box of sugar ones too, they come as a pair.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327695 - Sun Oct 29 2006 07:08 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
ozzz2002 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 19996
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia
Sue, can you please copy/paste results of the poll? It does not want to update on this computer...
_________________________
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

Ex-Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

Top
#327696 - Sun Oct 29 2006 07:16 PM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
Engadine Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Sun Aug 08 2004
Posts: 3609
Loc: Sth East Qld Australia      
I can't even 'see' it!
_________________________
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy!

Top
#327697 - Mon Oct 30 2006 03:20 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Marmite or Vegemite?

Users may choose many (40 total votes)

I love Marmite - 8 20%
I love Vegemite - 17 41%
Tastes like Sump oil / Axle grease - 2 5%
I HATE Marmite / Vegemite - 6 15%
Never heard of either until I came here - 4 10%
I would like to try them - 4 10%

The poll is obviously faulty, or else we have far more Aussies than Brits - or the Aussies are cheating and saying they love it when they hate it!

Have I got to go site wide and drag people in here to vote?
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327698 - Mon Oct 30 2006 04:48 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
nic1990 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 07 2006
Posts: 412
Loc: South Australia
Quote:

Have I got to go site wide and drag people in here to vote?




Getting desperate are we Sue!

Top
#327699 - Mon Oct 30 2006 07:03 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
sue943 Online   content
Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37384
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
Nah, never. I bet you Australians are popping into cyber cafes so you can vote twice.
_________________________
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!

Top
#327700 - Mon Oct 30 2006 08:03 AM Re: Americans Ban Vegemite
LadyCaitriona Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Posts: 5985
Loc: Ottawa
Ontario Canada
Quote:

As an American I have to say that I like vegemite. Quite a lot, actually. But I also have to say that (when a kind soul sent me some from Australia - it's next to impossible to find where I live) every person I insisted try it over here just hated it. Truth is, most spit it out in a hurry.
The USA is very obsessed with sweets and such. Vegemite is too salty for most, I reckon. To the majority of Americans, though, I doubt if anyone'd notice it being "off the shelf". It's just not the sort of thing that people like over here, sad to say.
We're an odd bunch. Nobody likes anchovies either on this side of the world. I do.




I love anchovies on pizza! I don't know why everyone thinks they're gross. Most of the people I've talked to who "hate" anchovies have never tried one. One person I talked to had, but not on a pizza... just by itself. Hmmm... rather like a salty, bone-filled popsicle, that! But on pizza? FABULOUS!

I've never tried Vegemite or Marmite although I'd heard of both. I went to that MarmArt page of Sue's, though, and I must stay the stuff sure looks like axle grease!
_________________________
Chan fhiach cuirm gun a comhradh.
A feast is no use without good talk.

Top
Page 3 of 17 < 1 2 3 4 5 ... 16 17 >

Moderator:  ren33, sue943