Vegemite has arrived!  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
7/16/2005 7:21 pm

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Vegemite has arrived!

It arrived today with a packaging that was so tight that I could have probably dropped it off of the Sears Tower and it would have still stayed in tact -- maybe even bounced all the way back up!!

Anyhow, in the interest of eating more healthy during the past couple of months, I have been discussing with Lipator in California, wherein he has suggested a diet regimine that includes Vegemite! Having never heard of such a thing, he made sure that I received a small jar of it to sample.

Now, I need ideas of how to eat it. I opened the jar; it doesn't smell too bad (especially, considering that it is "concentrated autolyzed yeast extract"). I placed my finger on the top skin of the product and placed enough to lick on my tongue. So far, it tastes like a very salty and dark peanut butter (well... almost... but that is near as a description that I can do at this time).

Lipator suggested it with butter and rice crackers. I wonder if anyone else might have another good way to eat it -- I get tired quickly of having the same thing day and day out in the same manner -- variety surely ensures continued enjoyment.

Also, no where on the label does it state to keep it refrigerated once open. If it kind of tastes like peanut butter....and peanut butter doesn't need to be refrigerated....does the vegemite need to be refrigerated or not????? Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on this????

Suggestions for making this a tasty supplement daily would be welcomed!!!


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/18/2005 12:09 pm

Lipator - lol... pretty funny, huh???

wyvernrose - tomatoe and melted cheese sandwiches remind me the taste I acquired in South Carolina for green tomatoe grilled cheese sandwiches!! yummmy... I think, honestly, the love for green tomatoes in SC stems from them having to pick their tomatoes green if they are going to have any of their own fresh produced tomatoes; otherwise, the produce is shipped all over but within their own state!! lol....

Thanks for your suggestions...wyvernrose!!


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
7/18/2005 9:22 am

Oh Txrose, it is fantastic if you have it in sandwiches with cheese, on toast with melted cheese...

I like to have mine with tomato and cheese the secret is in having the cheese between the tomato and vegemite or it goes REALLY yukky!


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
7/18/2005 9:19 am

hmmmmmm actually excuse me, gonna have some on toast

tension if you want Vegemite sent to you just ask


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
7/18/2005 9:11 am

ROFLMAO COWARDS!!! vegemite is Yummy and is an Australian concoction, txrose, I wouldn't describe it as Peanut Butter, more of an exceptionally strong tasting yummy black tar

have it on toast with rice crackers, on weetbix, you name it it is a spread but you can also use it in marinades and such, it is packed full of vitamin B I think it is...

anyway go easy on yourself we are used to introducing vegimite to beginners, unlike other spreads the taste isn't in the quantity.

Spread your butter first, then only a small amount on the knife, and spread it in a thin layer over it, you don't spread that much that it covers the butter but just enough that it colours it then have a bite


Lipator 56M
71 posts
7/18/2005 7:09 am

Never seen a thing to polarise opinion quite so much. I guess with vegemite you really do either love it or hate it.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/18/2005 6:17 am

PillsburyCodeBoy - Interesting.... I will certainly keep that in mind!!

AmberSolaire - "before its too late" -- ie "before I become addicted to the stuff" or "before I get sick"?????

BigBiker1106 53M
1 post
7/18/2005 2:09 am

Vegemite. Very very Yummy. One of the best things i discovered in Australia but TimTam's still are on top of my list. How to keep after opening? Put it in the fridge after opening! How to eat? I take mine on bread with a wee bit of butter. Just a little bit. Goes well on Crackers too and it is also good just stirred into a mug of hot water... Remember its salty so don't overkill on the portions. have you discovered TimTam's?

AmberSolaire 42M

7/17/2005 9:39 pm

Im with JayR, dont do it,Throw it away.Detonate it in a controlled explosion.Do anything before its too late..........

PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

7/17/2005 9:22 pm

I grill a lot, and I've found that you can use Vegemite in any marinade recipe that calls for either Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce. Just substitute Vegemite for either of those. You have to work at mixing it in, since it's more solid than either of those, but it can be done. I've marinaded various cuts of chicken, beef, and lamb using a mixture of Vegemite, red wine, and olive oil.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/17/2005 8:27 pm

PillsburyCodeBoy - lol.... Now, I do like to marinade things... what would you suggest to use it as a marinade with????

Masseur_0 - I am sure it is... just like I love calf liver and chicken livers every so often to boost my iron content expediently when I am feeling especially drained; however, not everyone can hang with those.... We'll see....

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/17/2005 8:24 pm

tamethytension - lol... sounds like a win-win situation then, eh???

alice593 - Well, I'll let you know!!!

Fallic40 - I was force fed red meat growing up and now I can't get enough. lol.. .We'll see!! lol...

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/17/2005 8:20 pm

bloater999 - Marmit???? Hmmm...

cajunpet - Yeah, I did this too. While they had some "recipe" ideas...none rated their tastiness!!! lol...

_QT_ - No problem. Some people love sardines and anchovies... I am not particularily fond of any of those; so I quite understand!!

Masseur_0 41M

7/17/2005 6:43 pm

Good Luck mam. When I was in Australie I had the pleasure of having veggimite...But hey, there are worse things to eat ( I won't list them though because they will seriously gross you out)
But hey, if you like pure protien yeasty beer extract then down the hatch...Just remember, it's an acquired taste...N'Joy

PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

7/17/2005 5:37 pm

Rose, does this mean I'm going to have to share my (still unofficial) title of The Only Non-Australian Who Likes Vegemite with you? If so, I can't think of anyone I'd rather share it with.

I second everyone's suggestion that you use it sparingly. Whatever you spread it on, don't put much more than a thin layer on it.

I don't believe Vegemite needs to refrigerated.

If you like to marinade things, you can use it as an ingredient for that.

Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
7/17/2005 3:51 pm

What can I say about vegemite, and it's cousin "marmite", other than ear wax tastes better! I was forcefed marmite covered toast soldiers with boiled eggs when I was a kid and I was scarred for life.

alice593 71M

7/17/2005 8:07 am

Boy, txrose, I can sure use some brain food. LOL Now that I learned monday that I am Hypoglycemic definitely, I could use a good dietary regiment.

tamethytension 54M
2320 posts
7/17/2005 7:20 am

lucky you...always have a tough time finding it here in the States. When I can, it is often well past the expiration date (does not so much as goes bad as goes stale and the pungent flavor is lost). You need not refrigerate ..never known anyone in my family to do so, however do not leave it exposed to the sun for any length of time (not sure why but this seems to hasten the loss of flavor). The high salt content will preserve it well. As previously commented, it is somewhat homologous in its use as to peanut butter but not nearly in the lavish amounts that Americans so love to spread on sandwiches (but then I consume Vegemite by the tablespoonful out of the jar ..or would if I had sufficient supply). Do spread it as THINLY as possible and take it in small doses initially. I have yet to come across an American who has not gone screaming into the night looking for a place to empty their stomachs but in the case of an admitted salt fiend in Canada, dilution of the product can be tolerable. She was able to consume a sandwich with a layer of scrambled egg (dry not runny) in between and it remains a favorite combination of mine (if wondering about cholesterol, I use 1 yolks and 3 whites for a large sandwich on toast).

That said, as Lipitor noted it is very healthful, and his butter and rice cakes idea is also a good combination for diluting the intensity of the taste. The yeast extract is very high in B12...personally when vegemite is a regular part of my appetite is less, and I believe (no medical study to back this) that my metabolism is that more efficient that it is a large part of my keeping svelte ...consider my picture then consider that I have not worked out a single day since my undergrad years (although otherwise keep a very active lifestyle).

However, should you come to the conclusion that this is still not for you..keep the jar handy in any case. Simply opening the lid can be an effective means of ridding yourself of the presence of any obnoxious or otherwise bothersome individual....(barring most Aussie Ex-pats that would be salivating at your feet eager to do your bidding for just a taste)...



cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
7/17/2005 2:54 am

Hi TxRose, I have never heard of it before. I did a search for Vegemite, there are recipes available at several sites.

Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet

bloater999 54M

7/17/2005 2:33 am

Marmit is the British version of this - it's one of those products you ever love or hate, there's no imbetween!

Personally I would keep in the fridge once opened

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/17/2005 12:30 am

jayR63 - Oh, please.... I hope not.

SensuallyKatey - Hmmm... okay! But, from what I understand, not as thickly spread as we do our peanut butter.

alice593 - I certainly will! According to Lipator it is brain food.

alice593 71M

7/16/2005 11:47 pm

Never heard of it until now, but if it works let me know.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/16/2005 8:50 pm

To save time, vomit now and avoid the eating step.

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