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VEGEMITE - making Aussies great for 80 years!

 
 
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 07:55 pm
Is it anything like Nutella?

Good grief, I learn so much on the internet! Laughing
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 07:58 pm
Nutella is hazel-nut chocolate spread. One of those sweet things Margo fears!
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 08:00 pm
Phoenix - not at all, really.

It's a black, salty, yeast extract and is of a spreadable, rather than runny, consistency! And of course, it does not contain nuts or ellas, whatever they are?! Confused

It's the secret ingredient in Australians and some other wonderful people! Cool
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 08:01 pm
It sounds interesting. I found a place in California that will ship it.
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 08:05 pm
EhBeth - I don't fear sweet things, and, as a matter of fact, I have a fierce sweet tooth.

But, probably because of long standing habit, I don't usually have sweet things at breakfast. I'm a serious breakfast person. A couple of days in France or Spain, and my body is screaming for something savoury to start the day. A small jar of Vegemite can be a life saver!

Maybe this is the very thing that's missing from your diet!

And it's suitable for vegetarians. The yeasts in the extraction process were already dead!
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 08:11 pm
Phoenix Very Happy

Be warned, though. It is an acquired taste. I'd love to hear how you go.

Some years ago I lived next door to a Swedish fellow. When he first came to Oz, some friends had introduced him to Vegemite, but didn't say anything to him about using sparingly. So he hoed in, and slathered it all over his toast for the first time, and then bit!

He thought he'd been poisoned, at least. He thought it was boot polish, and someone was having a joke with him. He spat the lot out and took a lot of consoling and persuading before he would try it again! He became an addict. I used to see him, sitting in his back yard, watching the birds in the morning, with his toast and Vegemite - ready to share it if the birds were interested.

The Possum-cat will eat it on toast!
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hamburger
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 08:36 pm
NUTELLA ! ah, sweet dreams of youth! nutella; "artifical honey" -KUNSTHONIG in german - but it has nothing in common with KUNST(art) - and KABA, DER PLANTAGEN TRANK(kava, the drink of the planters), it was a sort of chocolately/milky drink, were some of my favourites when growing up in germany in the 30's. i wasn't much in love with sauerkraut - even though canadians believe that it must rank with mother's milk when bringing up "little germans". coming from northern germany herrings(fried, pickled or salted) wre more part of my diet - and i still like a good HERRING-SALAD(ebeth knows the details).
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 08:41 pm
Even I know the details of the herring-salad..... I still have nightmares <grin>

Need to get some more Vegemite. The only local place that sells it (that I can find), does so at a high price.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 11:36 pm
I wonder if it can be mailed?
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 12:08 am
Children singing tunefully in old Vegemite ad:

We're happy little Vegemites
as bright as bright can be.
We all enjoy our Vegemite
for breakfast, lunch & tea.
Because we LOVE our Vegemite.
We all ENJOY our Vegemite.
IT PUTS A ROSE IN EVERY CHEEK!
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 12:38 am
Wilso - of course it can be mailed. Arriving is another matter! I have posted some to Sweden!

Nice singing, MsOlga! Have you seen the current awful commercials? Yeeeccchhh!!

And to those who may have become angst as a result of Mr. Hamburger's post - let me reassure you it's absolutely nothing like herring salad! It is guaranteed herring-free!
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 12:56 am
margo

Yes, it's downright awful & VERY grating! I agree: Yech! Shocked
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 12:58 am
margo

& cats just love it! Haven't met one that hasn't. Obviously Possum is a fan, too!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 01:48 am
Haven't tried mine with vegemite - hmmmmmmmmm.....
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 02:38 am
I once happened to open a jar of Marmite and smell it.....

I fainted


Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said,

"Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 04:00 am
Marmite is ENGLISH!!!!!
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 04:58 am
Same stuff - different names...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 05:41 am
It most certainly is NOT the same stuff!!!

Marmite makes me sick!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 06:38 am
You guys are not making it sound any better.

But herring salad, now that's something else.
though i'd suggest it has one thing in common with the evil vegemite/marmite - it's an acquired taste. you either fear it and never try it, or you try it and fall in love with it. there doesn't seem to be much middle ground.

hamburger makes just about the best herring salad, ever. It's one of the reasons i like to go home around christmas - cuz i know hamburger will have made herring salad. yummmmmmmmmmm
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 06:46 am
hamburger?
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