Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Vegemite - Just like Marmite?


It's the funniest thing, but whenever you say to an Aussie.

"Vegemite, that's just like Marmite" They all have exactly the same reaction.

"No, it does not" I can guarantee you that this has been 100% true in my experience.

When I was in England last year my friends Aussie huisband asked me "Do you like Vegemite", I told his English wife "watch this", and replied to her Aussie husband "Vegemite, that's just like Marmite" right on cue - he screamed "NO IT'S NOT, it's nothing like it!"

You should try it, I do it now just for fun, as I know the response, BUT.. I always give someone else in the room the heads up so I can have someone to laugh with.

32 Comments:

Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Now THAT'S a reason for your cousin to come to Australia! :) Have a Vegemite pancake on the rocks.

Tue Jul 04, 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Vegemite and Marmite have a lot in common they both taste disgusting... errrgh yuck

Tue Jul 04, 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Tastes like Promite, the New Zealand equivalent. Promite is ok, but it's runny.

Tue Jul 04, 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Marmite is disgusting. Vegemite is delicious (spread thinly on toast with lots of margarine)

I'm shaking my head...can you see that?!

Wed Jul 05, 08:42:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

ewwwwww Giraffe that sounds yucky!

Wed Jul 05, 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

clearly not a fan Mike ;)

Wed Jul 05, 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

Hannah - I can see that!

Wed Jul 05, 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

:)

Wed Jul 05, 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger kez said...

you gotta have it half an inch thick on crumpets. mm mmmmmm

Wed Jul 05, 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

Ewwwwwww Kerryn, no way..

Once when I was looking after my pregnant friend, she asked for Marmite (this was when I was in England) on toast. I had never eaten it so I got the Marmite and spread it as thick as can be like peanut butter or jam. She took one look at it and asked, "have you ever had this before" "Na" I said. She made me go and make it again. Fair enough I say, I would never eat it with that much on.

Wed Jul 05, 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger RodeoClown said...

Did you know that they nearly called Vegemite 'Pawill'?

(because if Marmite then Pawill...).


I'm glad they didn't.

I love the stuff - and I'm with Kez on the thickness. It also goes great with crunchy peanut butter on sandwiches.

Wed Jul 05, 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Vegemite on anything is a great way to spoil it... unless you aren't really an Aussie in which case you might want to eat as much as you can. Nix That's how we get our accent ;).

Wed Jul 05, 03:18:00 PM  
Blogger kez said...

how bout vegemite and cheese sandwiches!!

remember they used to actually produce ready-made vegemite-cheese slices? I was so upset when that all ended.

Wed Jul 05, 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

no Rodeo - not with peanut butter -that is so wrong!

Rodeoclown has got to be kidding!

Wed Jul 05, 03:37:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

Let's keep it simple. This is how it is meant to be

Vegemite thinly spread on toast - surely this is the only way!!!!

Wed Jul 05, 03:38:00 PM  
Blogger mike said...

Maybe if you are trying to get rid of your accent ;)

Wed Jul 05, 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

I am so dumb, I don't get teh whole accent thing - sorry :(

Don't laugh.

I am losing my English accent very quickly ;(

Wed Jul 05, 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger mike said...

lol you could tell last Sunday...

Wed Jul 05, 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Grab a spoon, Nix, and finish off a jar of Vegemite like that. They have it in a toothpaste tube now...

Wed Jul 05, 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Kymmy said...

Personally I don't like either!

Wed Jul 05, 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Rattle & hum

Wed Jul 05, 06:45:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

죽인다! (Jooginda!)

Wed Jul 05, 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger RodeoClown said...

Whenever I have to take sandwiches to work, I take peanut-butter and vegemite.

It's delicious (but only with crunch PB)

Fri Jul 07, 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

I love crunch peanut butter but on it's own never with vegemite.

You know peanut butter on celery sticks is really yummy - you shoudl try it ;)

Fri Jul 07, 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

I love crunchy peanut butter, SP only likes smooth..

Fri Jul 07, 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger RodeoClown said...

I wrote this a little while ago.

Comments on it are closed now, but you can still enjoy it :)

Fri Jul 07, 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

thats hysterical I love it...

Fri Jul 07, 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

what about Peanut Butter and Banana on toast. I haven't eaten a banana in I don't how long, they are sooooo expensive.

Fri Jul 07, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger RodeoClown said...

Yeah, my mother in law gave us some a week or so ago, it was nice (and expensive I'd imagine).

I've got some friends I'm helping move up to QLD in a few weeks - hopefully I can grab some then :)

Fri Jul 07, 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Yum: Bananas and Vegemite!

Fri Jul 07, 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Yum: Bananas and Vegemite!

Fri Jul 07, 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

Sorry- my comment came out twice!

Fri Jul 07, 11:57:00 PM  

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