Vegemite: over-hyped?

R Chee Manning

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Apr 27, 2019
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When Phil Tuffnell was here last summer they opened the BBL commentary up to viewer questions... one of the questions was had he tried Vegemite since he'd been here...

His reply was a quick 'No I prefer Marmite'.

Why do so many Australians think that somehow Vegemite is original and unique and like no other thing in the world?

Just a media beat-up? Just more jingoistic hokeyism?

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/f...n/news-story/9c0729ce74cfa7c6562f26cb8261386f
 

Bomberboyokay

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Marketed and advertised as Strayan for decades. "Vegemite" sounds more palatable than "yeast extract".

Honest and informed conversation about Australian culture and history, and what that culture and history says about us, can be hard to find. Frivolous things like "what i put on toast lol" are substituted.

You're going to have a bad time when News.com.au is forming your picture of Australia.
 

ioppolo

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It doesn't help that other foreigners who don't have their own equivalent back home are all about trying this apparently crazy and exotic local food.
 

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Upgrayedd

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Mothers milk

When you live in a 100ish old country still searching for an identity which isnt just bland descriptions of being a good dude You need to own something to make yourself feel unique.

Stuff you i love Malt as well.
 

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It is like this country's Irn Bru.

I used to like it as a young kid. Can't eat it now.
 

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