Vegemite beats Marmite hands down
Vegemite beats Marmite any day of the week
Vegemite is part of Australian culture, like beer. And rightly so. It's a by-product of the brewery, a mixture of yeast and spice additives, full of essential proteins and minerals, and a rich natural source of Vitamin B.
Australians are raised on Vegemite. Great slabs of bread slathered with rich full-cream butter and a generous layer of Vegemite are the very backbone of childhood and it's not unusual to smudge a bit on a dummy (translation = pacifier). I can assure you this keeps the child quiet for a considerable amount of time.
Whole armies have been fed on Vegemite, it lies behind the very bravery of our legendary Anzacs!
Vegemite is a National Icon
Vegemite is a Hangover Cure
Vegemite is a national icon and a mighty symbol of pride. For some it has deep significance as an ordeal of childhood through which only the fittest will pass. For others it's a patriotic duty.
There must be many a research paper waiting to happen on Vegemite, not the least being its miraculous morning-after properties. If you have never tasted this black paste, wait till you have a hangover. You have a rare treat, and a cure, ahead.
What happened in China?
Australians were stunned by the news that Vegemite was banned from the 2008 Olympic Games in China, and could only conclude that the wily Chinese deliberately set out to stick a spoke in our wheel.
Poor Marie Antoinette
If Marie-Antoinette had suggested the peasants eat vegemite instead of brioche, the French Revolution would never have happened.
What is it with Marmite?
Marmite is lighter brown, runnier in texture and, incredible as it may seem, sweet!
Of course the English, who invented Marmite, claim Vegemite to be bitter-tasting but this only verifies the lack of stamina in British taste buds.
Both Vegemite and Marmite are made from the scrapings at the bottom of the beer fermenting tank and, let's face it, the two spreads emphasise the difference between the Australian and the English beers.
While I have no intention of starting a side argument about British beer, any true beer aficionado will eschew the warm and pallid English Ale in favour of the chilled bite of Australian Bitter.
Which side are you on?
Vegemite beats Marmite