Some time ago, I came across this post in a thread about the big V
dlowan Sun 9 Mar, 2003 03:31 pm
Hmmm - well, I would buy the weeniest jar you could find.
I would take it home. I would either put a tiny scraping of it on hot, buttered toast, and see if you like it - more on if you do - OR - do you have little whole grain biscuits over there, with little holes? - wecall them "vitaweets" - you put butter on these, then vegemite - make a sandwich of two of them - squeeze them together until the butter and vegemite make little worms through the holes - then consume.
Naturally, memories of many Vegemite worm feasts in earlier years frolicked through my mind. I hadn't had a vitaweat in years - if memory serves I think I scratched the inside of my cheek on a particularly hard, sharp piece I had bitten off and the Vegemite stung.
These days I do my grocery shopping through an on-line supermarket, and last week, when looking through the 'Crackers' listing I came across 'Vitaweats'. Deb's comment came to mind and, ignoring my usual determination not to regress to childhood just yet, I added a packet to my cart.
Oh dear oh dear oh dear!
Where they used to be rectangular in shape and hard enough to crack your teeth on (the fear of which added so much to the enjoyment of eating them), they have become a rounded, almost wafer-thin, obnoxiously pc imitation of a water cracker. The holes are so tiny I would defy the skinniest, microbic excuse for a worm to make its way through!
You put your butter and Vegemite on the cracker, add another as a lid, squeeze them together and voila - you have a handful of crumbled muck. I can remember when we really wanted to be fancy, a slice of softish cheese went into the process - ooh that resulted in really big, fat, juicy worms - now you would have no hope!
I feel sorry for the kids of today. The 'new deal' is such a poor replacement.
Have you discovered something that was so great when you were a child and is now so poor? Love to hear about it.