Vegemite: banned in the U.S.A.

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The accompanying picture is worth it alone.

It goes without saying at this point, but this is the stupidest ban ever.

But this will end up being the thing that will turn Americans on to Vegemite, since it's now illegal.

I had vegemite on toast earlier this year in Melbourne during breakfast across the hostel. Quite a bit of it. It's just brewed soy sauce paste, basically. Shrug.

Ban fucking Big Macs first.

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:27 (seventeen years ago) link

[Luther Campbell pic links encouraged]

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Wait, aren't people SUPPOSED to eat folic acid?

Allyzay Eisenschefter (allyzay), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, but PROPERLY.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:42 (seventeen years ago) link

"Have a vegemite koala taco, MATE"

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

TOO RIGHT.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

i heard about this. its kind of alarming. im tempted to hit 'everything australian' and buy up their supply.


Quite a bit of it.

this is the mistake all non-australians make. it isnt peanut butter.

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Folic acid only counts if you get it from Trix or Lucky Charms.

Young Fresh Danny D (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:47 (seventeen years ago) link

xpost - But I didn't regret it!

I had a Vegemite cheese roll earlier that weekend, and I really liked it!

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:48 (seventeen years ago) link

can we please stop posting stories about how the town I live in is populated by 100% knuckle-dragging mouth breathers, for like a day or two

SOME LOW END BRO (TOMBOT), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

i had vegemite and cheese sandwiches every day throughout primary school. they were great except for when my mom forgot to take the plastic off the cheese.

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:50 (seventeen years ago) link

!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Vegemite tastes good with peanut butter. It's like a whole new food.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:52 (seventeen years ago) link

you think everything with peanut butter is good

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:53 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't wait for my next visit back from Vancouver

"You have any RAW VEGEMITE WITH YOU?"

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Sometimes I like to chew up some vegemite and spread the resulting paste between two intact slabs of vegemite.

(This only works if you imagine a liverwurst-analogue filled with vegemite.)

Young Fresh Danny D (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:54 (seventeen years ago) link

"I mean FUCKIN RAW YEAST. YEAST THAT'S YELLIN SEXUAL THINGS ACROSS THE PLATE FROM YOU. REALLY FUCKIN RAW VEGEMITES"

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:54 (seventeen years ago) link

worms

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Bareback vegemite.

Young Fresh Danny D (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeast filled vegemates #7

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

In every vegemite ever

this, however, is the crucial moment from the libertine's point of view (kenan), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 17:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Sbarro: legal
Vegemite: illegal

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHGGGGH!!

I'll be having a drink with Tom commiserating in the midst of the knuckle draggers.

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 17:04 (seventeen years ago) link

Vulva puppets: legal

this, however, is the crucial moment from the libertine's point of view (kenan), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 17:05 (seventeen years ago) link

I guess they're probably outlawing it on the premise that someone could somehow overdose on folic acid, but considering all of the legitimately unhealthy food out there this seems pretty stupid.

GILLY'S BAGG'EAR VANCE OF COUPARI (Ex Leon), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 17:26 (seventeen years ago) link

To the Americans who've never tasted vegimate: your gov't just did you a big favour!

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 18:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Folic acid comes in vitamins now though so I think they're just making things up at this point.

Allyzay Eisenschefter (allyzay), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 18:55 (seventeen years ago) link

its in orange juice, no? maybe thats an added ingredient.

i know this: dont try to take folic acid away from a pregnant woman.

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 18:57 (seventeen years ago) link

can we please stop posting stories about how the town I live in is populated by 100% knuckle-dragging mouth breathers, for like a day or two

hahaha can't, it's too fun. I'm protected by living on the other coast from these people, so it'll be a while before they infect out here.

kingfish prætor (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 18:57 (seventeen years ago) link

surely it's more um natural to get one's folic acid from yeast/brewing by-product than a tablet though? am i mising something about folic acid here? it's a good thing right? or do they giv eit to pregnant ladies cos they hate them? look, now i'm going to have to google "sources of folic acid" to find out WHAT ELSE those crazy septics are going to ban...

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 19:20 (seventeen years ago) link

I love how they ban Vegemite the day after I get an offer of internship in the United States!!

The Real Esteban Buttez (EstieButtez1), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 19:40 (seventeen years ago) link

can you get folic acid from beer?

Sam rides the beat like a bicycle (Molly Jones), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 19:41 (seventeen years ago) link

I love how there is an expiration date on vegemite/marmite. Like how can you tell? I just had a vegemite and butter smeared bagel this morning.

eatadick.com (Carey), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 19:42 (seventeen years ago) link

would this apply to marmite? i need to stock up.

eatadick.com (Carey), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 19:43 (seventeen years ago) link

esteban! where in the US and are you taking it??

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 19:57 (seventeen years ago) link

estaban! are you the US and where are you taking it??

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Tuesday, 24 October 2006 20:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Can you still get Steinlager there though?

S- (sgh), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 01:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 01:54 (seventeen years ago) link

"Have a vegemite koala taco, MATE"

WE INSIST.

Steinlager is like, the official beer of Hawaii.

researching ur life (grady), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:01 (seventeen years ago) link

steinlagers is from nz. vegemite is fromn nz. russell crowe is from nz

Good Dog (Good Dog), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:05 (seventeen years ago) link

(xpost)

Yes, I am taking it (subject to visa approval)! In Philadelphia!

The Real Esteban Buttez (EstieButtez1), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:17 (seventeen years ago) link

BANNED AUSSIE IMPORTS:

1) FOLIC ACID
2) ESTEBAN BUTTEZ

????

researching ur life (grady), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:22 (seventeen years ago) link

vegemite is from nz now?

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I went to look up wiki to see where it is now made (I thought Kraft still had the factory in Port Melb?)

And ey oop, I found this:

US denies Vegemite ban

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:40 (seventeen years ago) link

(I thought Kraft still had the factory in Port Melb?)

you can see it from the west gate freeway!

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:41 (seventeen years ago) link

perhaps it is a publicitee stunt

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:42 (seventeen years ago) link

I mean dont you love how the Herald-Snu jumped on this story even though it seems to have been an unsubstantiated crock? No one else reported it.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:42 (seventeen years ago) link

ooh, theres a thot.

Trayce (trayce), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:43 (seventeen years ago) link

haha,

LCD Soundsystem's already recording an album for Vegemite.

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:46 (seventeen years ago) link

"IS LCD's POWER IN MITE THE HIGH VOLTAGE OF 2007?"

gwynywdd dwnyt fyrwr byychydd gww (donut), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:48 (seventeen years ago) link

sure puts the rose in my cheeks

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Wednesday, 25 October 2006 02:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Ha! No maroon skivvies--I'm in Adelaide.

You're fucking fired and you know jack shit about horses (James Morrison), Monday, 18 April 2011 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Not that the 2 are mutually exclusive

You're fucking fired and you know jack shit about horses (James Morrison), Monday, 18 April 2011 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

James! Curiosity Show owned my after-school watching!

Wow, this is a wonderful development! god bless the easter bilby!!

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 17:53 (thirteen years ago) link

I was scrolling through this thread and saw "vegemite tampons" in a post; I am not going back to verify if that's actually what I read or not

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Monday, 18 April 2011 17:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Rest assured that there is a comma between the two, Dan.

VegemiteGrrl, Monday, 18 April 2011 17:56 (thirteen years ago) link

They make Marmite sausages, so cylindrical items flavoured with vegetable extract are not unheard of.

grill 'em bake 'em fry 'em burn 'em (snoball), Monday, 18 April 2011 17:56 (thirteen years ago) link

somehow a period seems more appropriate

fat fat fat fat Usher (DJP), Monday, 18 April 2011 17:57 (thirteen years ago) link

The Marmite Vaseline is an April Fool's, but Marmite Chocolate is all too real.
http://www.fdin.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/marmite-chocolate-300x220.jpg

grill 'em bake 'em fry 'em burn 'em (snoball), Monday, 18 April 2011 17:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Very peculiar--they're not kidding!

You're fucking fired and you know jack shit about horses (James Morrison), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:05 (thirteen years ago) link

Heck if chilli choc can exist, i guess so can that. I wonder what it tastes like.

Concubine Tree (Trayce), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

something not unlike "ass paste" is my guess

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:16 (thirteen years ago) link

I wonder if NotEnough survived his breakfast test with premium Extra Old marmite...

VegemiteGrrl, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:18 (thirteen years ago) link

chili chocolate is amazing

Hypermotard: (sic), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 01:46 (thirteen years ago) link

fuck all of you marmite haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marmite forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

just1n3, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 04:49 (thirteen years ago) link

Marmite tries to hard.

moley, Tuesday, 19 April 2011 05:14 (thirteen years ago) link

xp I didn't go to the shops last night, I had a haircut instead (less tasty on toast, I'm sure) so no marmite xo report today. I promise i'll be on it tonight tho.

Yossarian's sense of humour (NotEnough), Tuesday, 19 April 2011 07:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Marmite XO was a disappointment, tbh. I had some one slice of toast with XO and one with regular marmite, spreading it equally thinly/thickly on each, and I had a cup of strong coffee to cleanse the palette after each bite (also to wake me up). I would describe XO the way that people who don't like regular Marmite describe it, sort of leathery and cloying; I guess that's the super-yeast. I'm not sure its particularly pleasant, but that might be just me not being used to it. I'll give it another go tomorrow and see what happens.

Yossarian's sense of humour (NotEnough), Thursday, 21 April 2011 06:36 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm sure it tastes like melted vinyl...I mean, I'm sure aged Vegemite would taste equally as horrid.

"hey we have this product with a very strong acquired taste...I know, let's make it so strong it becomes an industrial adhesive!!!!"

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 21 April 2011 06:38 (thirteen years ago) link

I have never tasted the stuff, but based on what I know by reading (your posts) I think I would probably like the stuff. I hate sweets and really go for the savory. I will go to the food imported store and bravely purchase a jar of Vegemite and get some crackers, thus will probably gain 10 lbs in a 48 hour period, but it's worth it, (right?????) for the whole introduction of Vegemite to the USA thing.

Wiggywoo, Thursday, 21 April 2011 06:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Waht, I have Vegemite on Vita-Weat all the time, not fattening at all.

it always seems to have dick smith in it (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 21 April 2011 06:56 (thirteen years ago) link

golden rule: USE IT SPARINGLY

A light smear with a little butter on a cracker you will be fine

Do not spread that shit like peanut butter or it will be your downfall!!!

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 21 April 2011 06:59 (thirteen years ago) link

they make hitler parody videos about people who take too much vegemite

it always seems to have dick smith in it (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 21 April 2011 07:02 (thirteen years ago) link

freaks of nature

VegemiteGrrl, Thursday, 21 April 2011 07:16 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't want to get used to Marmite XO then unable to go back to normal marmite because I can't taste it, and I get locked into paying an extra quid for Extra Old.

Its an hour later and I can still taste the XO after after another 2 cups of coffee. Bleugh!

Yossarian's sense of humour (NotEnough), Thursday, 21 April 2011 07:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I have some things to say but I guess I am not saying them fast enough - twice ILX keeps timing out (shit) so whatever, I will now abbreviate and say I will try the V stuff and buffer with some butter and advise back, if ILX's new server will give me a chance to post!!!! xoxo Wiggy.
Thanks VegemiteGrrl and Autumn Almanac for instructions. I'd be lost without you both!

Wiggywoo, Thursday, 21 April 2011 07:59 (thirteen years ago) link

My first Vegemite - with less sodium:

http://www.kraftbrands.com/kraftvegemite/Pages/product-information-my-first-vegemite.aspx

moley, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 00:02 (twelve years ago) link

B b but we're happy LITTLE vegemites!

Trayce, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 00:28 (twelve years ago) link

We tried it, it's beefy.

finish with a fast piston pump (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 00:39 (twelve years ago) link

Actually I could kinda get with a lower salt one if it was full of flavour. I should give it a go.

Trayce, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 00:44 (twelve years ago) link

Harrumph

VegemiteGrrl, Wednesday, 4 May 2011 01:59 (twelve years ago) link

waiting for MyFirstVegemiteGrrl dn

balls deep understanding (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 02:02 (twelve years ago) link

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4542176197_1e26c29fbf.jpg

I got some of this, it's not actually much stronger than normal Marmite, and thus not really worth the extra money, but it does taste fucking good on a buttered crumpet.

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 14 May 2011 10:46 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ yeah my dad got this, you can deffo tell the difference, tho. nice.

http://i56.tinypic.com/xnsu1g.gif (max arrrrrgh), Sunday, 15 May 2011 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

i'd say the trick for beginners is to lightly grill some toast, but lots of butter on and then a just a little bit of marmite. before long you'll be slathering it on. (toast, that is)

http://i56.tinypic.com/xnsu1g.gif (max arrrrrgh), Sunday, 15 May 2011 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

also, stir a little bit in as you're frying mince beef: WELL FIT.

http://i56.tinypic.com/xnsu1g.gif (max arrrrrgh), Sunday, 15 May 2011 21:29 (twelve years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Late happy bday Veg!!!!

Also reviving this thread for its startling claim-to-fame reveal by oor James up there.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 18 April 2023 04:15 (one year ago) link

I have my first small jar of vm in six or seven years and I'm going abso ham on it, have demolished like 1/3 in 8 months

also hb shazdog?

least said, sergio mendes (sic), Tuesday, 18 April 2023 04:44 (one year ago) link

<3

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 April 2023 05:12 (one year ago) link

still love a bit of veg on toast, klassik

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 April 2023 05:13 (one year ago) link

I didn't really like Vegemite as a kid. But when I was living in France I developed this real craving for it and used to go on a pilgrimage to the only shop I knew in Paris, somewhere on the Left Bank, where you could buy it. Now, it's about the only thing I like to put on toast. The mysteries of Vegemite!

Zelda Zonk, Tuesday, 18 April 2023 05:45 (one year ago) link

startling claim-to-fame reveal by oor James

WHAT, THE, FUCK
those guys were SUCH a part of my mental landscape they were practically family in the 70s/80s.
INCREDIBLE

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 18 April 2023 07:49 (one year ago) link

LOL that was exactly my reaction when this came up!

(should have tried to make some kind of "I have one I made earlier" gag)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 18 April 2023 22:15 (one year ago) link

Neverban VG
Happy belated hope you had a great day!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 April 2023 20:36 (one year ago) link

cheers! it was suitably enjoyable :D

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 April 2023 20:38 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

gifted my beloved children with the Easter Bilby this morning, thanks James and his dad

assert (matttkkkk), Sunday, 31 March 2024 01:20 (three weeks ago) link

Had a packet of vegemite shapes yesterday, nice to eat as a novelty but I'll stick with the nacho flavour (unbeatable).

vry cool claim to fame earlier in the thread. Gonna pick up an Easter Bilby next year

H.P, Sunday, 31 March 2024 01:25 (three weeks ago) link

happy easter, mongrels and bilbyfux0rs

(am now onto a second jar)

bae (sic), Sunday, 31 March 2024 04:39 (three weeks ago) link

my 6yo insists on eating hot cross buns with butter and Marmite. I like Marmite well enough but that's going too far

kinder, Sunday, 31 March 2024 18:41 (three weeks ago) link


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