Emily of Paroxysm of Outrageous Random News (otherwise known as P.O.R.N.) has been to Australia. She even wrote about Nick the Awesome Aussie guide. Emily left this comment on Vegemite: I have to share Emily’s experience, given she is American. That doesn’t sound right: I mean I have to share her experience because it is a first-hand American experience of Vegemite.
I so wish I would have read this before my first trip to Australia :
Imagine, if you will, a group of American high schoolers sitting around a jar of Vegemite, each with a piece of toast. Just the day before, we’d been introduced to the lovely Tim Tam Rush. The day before that, we’d raided the candy isle with nought a complaint. And even before that, we’d tried our taste of kangaroo and thought it not half bad.
So we sat around the Vegemite, eyeing it hungrily. We each took spoons and spread it on our toast even thicker than peanut butter, and then we took a big, greedy bite.
This comment had me in stitches this morning! Exactly what happens!
Emily is right about the kangaroo meat too – VERY yummy!
Speaking of yummy, strictly for the ladies, another of Jennifer’s Australian memories - these guys eat their Vegemite, as you can see!
At John’s prompting (see comment below) - here is the song he refers to.
EDIT: For more discussion on Vegemite and Marmite – check out Jo’s article at http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/vegemiter-or-marmiter-which-one-are-you/