For the Australians ! I've heard that Vegemite is either really good or really gross. Which is it actually?

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Tom Jackson answered

Couldn't stop laughing when I found this on the internet.

Vegemite

A dark, sticky food paste that has become a staple of the Australian diet. Made from brewer's yeast, it is a rich source of B vitamins. Brewer's yeast is a by-product of the beer brewing process. Consequently, an ample supply exists in Australia. Vegemite's flavour is extremely salty and remarkably strong. It is one of the few things the alcohol-numbed tongues of inebriated Aussies can actually taste, hence its popularity in its home market. However, that popularity has not transitioned to other countries. In many English speaking cultures, it's known as "Satan's Stool" or "Poo in a Jar".

Wizard of Oz: "Oi, mate! Care for some Vegemite?"

Sober Guy: "No thanks. I'd have to suck a koala's a** to get the taste out of my mouth."

by Fosters Forall November 03, 2009

(From the urban dictionary.)


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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Harrumph! If I didn't know better I'd say you were a Pommy. :(
Can't say I disagree with the assessment, though. I must see if I can find a koala next time I accidentally eat any of the stuff. :(
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Didge Doo answered

It's just a beef extract, and not a very good one. I'll use it to colour a stew but that's about all. I wouldn't actually EAT the stuff on a sandwich, which is its intended use. I'd just as soon spread my bread with axle grease.

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
I was waiting for your answer. I think one of the"Roos" I know is pulling my leg !
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
It's pretty popular over here, Rooster, though I don't know if that's because of the taste or just clever marketing.
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jet lemm answered

It is good for you because it doesn't have as much sugar in it but that doesn't mean it tastes bad and if your asking if it's gross it just depends if  you like it or not. Not everyone thinks it tastes bad. Two of my friend love vegemite.

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