Vegemite...

@megs85 (3145)
Australia
October 31, 2006 4:06pm CST
Ok, so why doesn't anybody but Aussies seem to like it? I love vegemite, I think its great. It tastes fantastic and I've grown up on the stuff...
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
I love Vegemite. Isn't it banned in the U.S? something to do with having yeast in it I think????? Correct me if I'm wrong......
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
Whats wrong with yeast lol? Thers yeast in bread? Where you from pinklilly? I know i probably know already but its hard to keep track ;)
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
I'm from Melbourne Australia same as you...... I heard it on the news I may have been wrong it may have been Folate hang on I search. I know it was something to do with the ingredients...
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
o.k I think I found it I was wrong with My first thought of yeast it is in fact folate.. This is what I found The Australian icon has been deemed illegal in the US due to the classification of an ingredient. Because Vegemite contains added folate, which is now only allowed in breads and cereals, officials have began confiscating jars at the border. It was about October last year I heard about it. I remember hearing a joke made about it on the Hamish and Andy show and then on the News....
@kelz784 (954)
• Australia
31 Oct 06
I agree!! :) I always had vegemite soldiers growing up! Hasnt America apparently banned it? Nothing fixes a queasy stomach like vegemite on toast!
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
I hadn't heard anything about america banning it?! Wow, thats a big call... Yeah its funny the things we aussies use vegemite for, I'va also heard if you put it on your kids dummy it helps to settle them when they are teething...
@jade01 (803)
• Australia
12 Jan 07
I love it too. I think its in an Aussies blood to like it. I herd America baned it too, i cant remember why
• Australia
26 Jan 07
Im an Aussie and I dont like it. I'll use it in cooking though. I wasnt aware the US was banning it, whats their lame excuse for this does anyone know? Ive got mates there who I send the stuff too, they'll be mighty disapointed.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
I dont know, up until that post, I hadnt heard of it before. Maybe it was just a misunderstanding. I dont understand how you cant like it ;) What do you use it in cooking with? Steaks? Stews? Roasts?
@Surfbay (235)
5 Mar 07
Maybe its because Vegimite is not widely available . . . here in the United Kingdom. What we have here is Marmite, which I understand is similar. I remember the pop group Men at Work . . . they sung about Vegimite, some time ago !!! I think you can buy Vegimite in some specialist shops in London, usually these stores are supported by folk from Down Under. There are lots of folk from down under in London, seems to very popular with Aussies "on their world trips".
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
8 Feb 07
I love vegemite too, maybe its something you have to sort of grow up with, grow into so to speak, on toast with lots of butter it is delicious.....
• Australia
10 Jan 07
I've grown up on it too. It has a great taste when used lightly. :)
@tigrashadow (1088)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
i love it too. i guess some dont like its strong taste. yes there was something on the news about it being banned in USA, something to do with the folate in it if i recall (though my memory is crappy lol) dont know if they went thru with banning it though. i sometimes even enjoy a lil vegemite on my toast when i have poached eggs... i guess not everyone is a happy little vegemite ;)