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Sweet Mother of Vegemite

Three things can be said of my morning breakfast rituals.

  1. I’m mad for toast.
  2. I now eat my toast in front of the computer while I do blog type thingy’s.
  3. Most days my toast is slathered with a thick layer of Vegemite.

I’m not sure how much my international buddies know about Vegemite so here’s the 411 courtesy of Wikipedia.

Vegemite  is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. It is a spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits, and filling for pastries. It is similar to British, New Zealand and South African Marmite, Australian Promite and Swiss Cenovis.

What Wikipedia doesn’t tell you is that Aussie kids are pretty much fed the stuff from birth. Its put on soft white bread for babies to suck on prior to acquiring fangs. By the time you’re a 32 year old woman, you have developed a serious addiction.

There are two types of Vegemite eaters:-

  1. The slight scrape of just the tiniest amount over your toast.
  2. The heavy slather of rich dark brown salty goodness.

I am the latter. I’m also a salt weirdo. I love salt in all its saltiness. Don’t ask me to make you Vegemite toast if you don’t love it as much as I do.

This morning was very exciting for me as I got to open my 1kg pail of Vegemite. I was so excited thinking about how much I loved it that I grabbed the toaster to move it and put my fingers inside the piping hot bread receptacles. I have tiny little blisters on them now. Oh well.  And so I end my story with a haiku.

Vegemite my love

Vitamin B delicious

Give me that good stuff

I luuuurrrve you.


Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Charmed, I'm Sure


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