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Footed P.J.

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I have been hoping my great supermarket would stock vegemite in its foreign foods section for a while. Lo and behold, today I find tiny little jars of Marmite. Anybody like this stuff? I decided not to buy, because my bill was already quite expensive, but I was rather intrigued, and I know its a related foodstuff. Just maybe processed differently.
 
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I really, really, REALLY hate that stuff....maybe I'm doing it wrong, but how do you people stand that stuff?
 

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eww its uber salty i hate it! Don;t get unless you like REALLY salty taste in your mouth for a long time!
 

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I need to look up what it is >.>

Ok, I did it...Doesn't look like something I'd use
 

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I used to work with a bunch of aussie transfer workers, they swore by that stuff. I tried it once on what they call a vegemite sandwich, it was just disgusting.
 
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i don't mind it in little tiny spurts, but a whole bunch of it is just *yuck*... I like those snacky things from the UK called Twigs... Those are good, and I believe coated in that stuff...
 
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Please keep in mind Vegemite and Marmite or two entirely different products.

I love both, although I haven't had Marmite in a while. I personally like scooping the stuff out of a jar with a spoon and sucking on it like it's a lollipop. :p

Aside from that, my personal favourite is having the stuff on toasted bread with butter. The trick to to spread it so lightly that you can see through it. Far too often I've seen people spread it thick, and unless you are accustomed to the taste of it, that's just asking for a bad dining experience.
 
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Marmite is made from yeast extract, a by-product of beer brewing. The British version of the product is a sticky, dark brown paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty and savoury with umami qualities, somewhat comparable to soya sauce. This distinctive taste is reflected in the British company's marketing slogan: "Love it or hate it." It is similar to the Australian Vegemite and Swiss Cenovis. Bovril is a similar-looking spread made from beef extract; it tastes completely different from Marmite.


Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, and various vegetable and spice additives. The taste may be described as salty, slightly bitter, and malty - somewhat similar to the taste of beef bouillon. The texture is smooth and sticky, much like peanut butter. It is not as intensely flavoured as Marmite and it is less sweet than the New Zealand version of Marmite.
 
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It's an acquired taste. I grew up on the stuff for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner! Not to mention snacks. ;)
 

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I usually have Vegemite on toast with (real) butter and I would recommend it to anyone. It does have a very strong taste so if you're interested in acquiring a liking for it, spread it very thinly at first so that just merges with the taste of that butter, then you will find yourself cranking that dosage up as you hanker for the flavour until you hit your natural limit. It's also quite useful for the treatment of a hangover - intense flavour, loads of salt. :eek:

I find the consistency of Marmite a little disturbing, but it's most just about what you're used to.
 

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From personal opinion Vegemite is the only way to go. Marmite is just a waste of time. One thing that i really love is Vegemite toast with tomato and melted cheese. The thicker the vegemite the better.
 

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I hate the smell and taste of Marmite. I won't touch it with a barge pole, though both my parents and our pet cats love it. I doubt I would even try Vegemite, because all though it is a different product to Marmite, it is too close for comfort IMO.
 

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Footed, where did you find it at?
 

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Hmmm, Marmite, lovely stuff. No better way to start my morning than with two slices of buttered toast totally slathered with marmite. Marmite and cheese sandwiches for lunch are also great (with, if I'm feeling special, some prawn cocktail crisps in as well - perfect for making some of my coworkers eye me with disgust!)

I need to try out Vegemite sometime.
 

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Thank you Lukie, I heard of it in songs and on the tv, but I never knew exactly what it was, but for me I don't think I would care for it by the way it is described.

Then again you probably would't like what I like Appel Butter, very tasty on toast or crackers.....very sweet taste.
 

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vegemite, is one of the worlds, greatest forms of the vitamin b family. funny how the company that founded it in australia sold it to an american company and americans hate it...promite is another good one, its sweeter
 
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