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....
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...
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.
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".
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 ;)