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I only heard of this because of the band Men At Work and their song land down under. what does it taste like? is it sweet it looks like syrup or dark jelly

Put salt in soy sauce and make it very thick. That is how I will describe its taste. It is super savory and it has a very strong after taste that toothbrushing cant remove.

I do not know if Vegemite is in the grocery store here or not. I have never heard of it, or never looked for it before at the store.

It has a rich iron like taste, it tasted like very salty rust. Australians love it but its something non Australians will like. Imagine putting thick soy sauce on your sandwich.

I have a long time friend in Australia and she has told me about this stuff. She said its one of those things that you either love or hate (she said to her it tastes yeasty). Im thinking it would taste terrible but I have never tried it.

Lol My friends from Australia always try to get me to try this and I always say no thanks . How they explain the taste sort of made me sick lol. All for vitamins and healthy food but it's how they explained it to me that turned me off. Now I tried their pavlova and loved it!!! I may be strong one day and give it a go knowing me

From what I hear, vegemite and marmite are purified forms of yeast protein, rich in B vitamins. Also, they seem to be popular in Straya, according to Rocket Power

Oh. I had no idea what this was beforehand, I just associated it with the stereotype of being loved by Australians. Have you ever tried it?

Not even once. I was curious several years back, around the time that Rocket Power was on the air, and I decided to learn about this type of product.
People seem to like it, but as an acquired taste. It seems pretty healthy, actually.

Lauren, I'm an Australian and I love vegemite and yes it is healthy Bea, it has vitamins that I know of, not sure what else but in moderation it is healthy for us and tastes great.

I have ever heard of this stuff. I had thought this was a topic for that devise that makes noodles out of vegetables but I see that it is not lol

I have always wanted to try this since the Men At Work song "Down Under " came out when I was a kid. Actually a yeast product on bread does not sound that nutritious, tasty, or even smart.

You really should try it, just buy a small jar. It's quite nice and I've had it since I was a kid, name a spread that is nutritious and good for you. They all have something in them that they shouldn't. Maybe Jam and Honey are better for you but don't be too sure about that, I'm sure they aren't.

Kate, I just looked it up and it has a lot of B vitamins that I know my eldest is not getting. She is not keen on trying it but I will have to find a way. Aha My grand daughter will make her some and she will be compelled. Have you ever tried it with apples? In the States we use peanut butter on bread, but also apples.

I'm glad you looked it up, I knew it had some good stuff in it as well as tasting great. We have peanut butter on bread here too but I hate it. I don't have apples on bread unless you mean apple sauce which we don't have on bread either. Yeah you gotta get her to eat some, I've had it since I was a kid and still eat it.

I wanted to spread the vegemite on thinly sliced apples and get her to eat then. she likes to make refrigerator candy out of bananas, nutella, etc. Maybe I can find a way to get her to eat it.

Now I understand what you mean with the apples, you could try it on anything she likes to eat. You can keep trying to think of ways to get her to eat it.

Vegemite is freaking awesome. Toast some bread, put butter and make sure the butter is melted and then put a tiny bit of Vegemite on the bread. The picture thumbnail up top has too much Vegemite on it

Yep it does Kevin, totally agree with you there, I love just the slightest amount on my toast or sandwich, smothering it is way too much for me to handle but I do love the taste.

Vegemite sounds like most delicacies, strong but delicious. People get intimidated by the unknown. The one thing I don't think I could handle is umoboshi.

I am surprised that no body has decided to look this up yet. Here is the clip from the Down Under music video




Skip to 1:10 for the vegemite scene.

Vegemite is something of an acquired taste. I still hate it to this day but I have heard that if you grow up with vegemite then you will like it.

I grew up with vegemite and still love it today. It's the only spread I like except Nutella, that's delicious too. I once liked cheese spread but not anymore. My kids love vegemite too.

I have never eaten this before. M coworker brought me a little container from Australia as a gift but I could not bring myself to try it too weird.

We had an Austrailian themed vbs one year and the pastor lost the challenge and had to eat this. He was not pleased.

I feel sorry for your pastor but I was brought up eating vegemite and I still love it today, then again that may be as I'm in Australia lol, I gather you've never tried it?

Kate, I have never tried it. What is it comparable to? I just remember the pastor spitting and gagging. If there was extra at the time, I would have tried it.

It is comparable to marmite/promite (I think it's another one). They are along the same lines but they do have slight/moderate differences in taste as we love vegemite while others like marmite or promite if that's the right name for it.

Kate does it have too much carbs? It is a nutritional yeast which is usually put on bread. Would it be better with apple slices? After reading, I was wondering if this would benefit someone I know with gastric paralysis who can't really eat and is on crackers and sprite for life. Looks more nutritious than I thought!

Marmite and promite aren't regularly sold in the states either. All three of them seem to be regional products. Referring to vegemite as like promite is like saying a boot is just like a bonnet but on the other side of the jalopy

It is great on toast, sandwiches and it's a great snack on crackers and I like to add cheese on top. I'm not sure about carbs Angela but it has vitamins we need and yes it's a nutritional yeast spread. Well Bea I just assumed they were similar.

What I'm trying to say is that you are using something that an American doesn't understand to compare to another thing that an American doesn't understand. Americans don't say boot or bonnet, and they don't say Marmite or promite, or vegemite.

I thought Martmite and Promite were eaten by Americans, I'm glad you cleared that up for me. I just figured the other spreads were similar and I don't liked either one and yes you call it a "hood" I think.

The front of the car is the hood, and the back of the car is the trunk. It is just a trick of the language, I guess. Funny that we spend more energy talking about the differences between countries than about Vegemite

Yeah that's right, now I remember you call it a trunk and yes we should be talking about vegemite and we were but it's also ok to clarify what different words are for the same thing in different countries.

my mom love Vegemite, since she went to Australia.
but I could hardly find them here in US. They are funny at first, but some people just love them..

I hate marmite and promite (I think it's called that) but I love vegemite, I was brought up on vegemite since I was little, it's the only spread i'll have besides butter and margarine.

After reading the comments on this I am not sure it would be something I would want to try. Thanks for the helpful comments. :)

I hear that people in Australia really like vegemite but most Americans think it's really gross, but I've never tried it, and I'm not sure if I want to.

Americans do have a strange diet I guess, I've heard it the other way around too though, I've heard that people who weren't raised here think that ketchup and peanut butter are digesting and don't understand our "obsession" with them lol.

I'm from 'murica and I like peanut butter but hate ketchup. To each their own, I suppose. We have to make our own choices

what in the world is a vegemite. it sounds like some kind of parasite that grows on carrots and lettuce or something lol. i do not know

I looked it up once. I think it's yeast or something that's leftover after you make beer. Something crazy like that. Not something I would ever eat

I heard that too Samantha, not sure if it's true or not but it still tastes yummy anyway. I have it on toast and sandwiches or even rice cakes.

Vegemite is the trademark name of a nutritional yeast product, allegedly superior to the other similar spreads and I have every reason to believe it is better. Look at their sales! . I am trying to get my daughter to eat if for the B vitamins she needs. She had a broken neck and eating is very hard for her. She said she'd rather put herself in pain for something other than vegemite. But she's never TRIED it.

I've never had it. I'm curious to know what it tastes like as well. Black paste on my toast seems strange, but I'll try anything once! :D

What does this stuff even taste like? I don't think I've ever seen it in a store but I have seen it on tv.

I just saw this topic and started laughing...The first thing I thought of was that scene on I Love Lucy. Vita, meata,vegimen......Sorry I know its not quite this topic but had to share the laugh

haha I didn't even think of that until seeing this. I know exactly which one you are talking about too! I love that show.

I remember that episode she drank too much of the vitamin drink and apparently it had alcohol in it. So by the time they were actually trying to do the commercial she couldn't even say it right

Such a classic episode :-) it's right up there with the candy factory scene for TV moments that we all remember!

I remember the candy factory episode too, she couldn't box the chocolate fast enough to keep up with the machine so she started stuffing them in her mouth etc.

I just saw a Chopped episode where they had this in the basket. It was described as very very salty.

my sister brought some back from her trip to australia, but we kept it as a souvenir rather than eat it.
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