I Got Curious About Australia’s Favorite, Vegemite


I once watched a feature on Australian cuisine in the Travel and Living channel and part of it, they talked about Vegemite. Many say that this is a favorite among Australians but never a favorite among non-Australians. I became curious about this spread and wondered if it really tasted good. When I learned that I was about to go to Australia for my training, I immediately thought of tasting this Australian delicacy. I got to taste it when I was having breakfast in Seasons Botanic Gardens, the hotel where I was staying at.

Vegemite is an Australian food paste made of yeast extract so basically it’s a spread for biscuits, crackers, toasts and many more. It’s dark-brown, looks like molasses but it’s a far cry from its taste. This spread has been around since 1922 and was bought by Kraft in the 1990’s. Now, how does it taste like? Well, it tastes like Chinese ham, it’s very salty. I took the advice of my boss in Australia to combine it with butter so that it wouldn’t become too salty.

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