Vegemite breakfast of champions

JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

Love it or hate it, Vegemite is synonymous with Australia. It has always been marketed as “breakfast of champions”. When the company found out Ash Barty(No 1 women’s tennis player and all round great person) was a fan, they did a deal and now sponsor her. I’m a Vegemite and Ash Barty fan!

It’s rated 1-5, 1 being just a scrape, 5 plastered on thick, I’m a 3.5, it’s full of all the B vitamins and has been a breakfast staple for as long as I can remember, great on toast, on crackers or a sandwich as a snack. Anyone had experience with Vegemite? @judsoncarroll4 thanks for this thought bubble!


  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin
  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @judsoncarroll4 your never-ending knowledge and humour are astounding!,

  • Karin
    Karin Posts: 272 ✭✭✭

    As a Kiwi, I should be a Marmite fan! But I have to confess, I totally prefer Vegemite. My go-to comfort food is Vogel's toast with heeeeeaps of butter and a thick slather of Vegemite :D

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @kmartin.mail sounds good and would go down great with a cup of tea. I like vegemite toast with avocado and grilled cheese, particularly sourdough.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin
    edited July 2020

    I have to admit that I am not familiar with either brand, although I think that I may have heard both brand names in the past.

    What exactly is/are this/these wonder brand(s)? What makes them taste astounding? What do they taste like? Im assuming that this is certainly not a grow your own type of thing and is one of a kind in it's own right. Can I have label pictures, including ingredient lists?

    Tell me more.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    We had marmite in the house when I was growing up cause my mum grew up in Britain. I can't say that I remember exactly what the taste was like, but I remember not liking it. It is a slightly different formulation than what is sold in Britain (due to a food additive that is banned in Canada but not Britain) and from what I understand it is slightly different from what is sold in New Zealand.

    During the 2017 fires we had quite a few Australians and New Zealand Firefighters that were brought in to help. I was working at the Fire Centre in the kitchen and quite a few of these guys had brought vegemite or marmite with them and kept it in the kitchen fridges. They were very willing to share but didn't have many takers.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning it is an acquired taste, definitely savoury, salty. People who don’t like it, refer to it as “ boot polish” but it’s much better than that. Here’s a close up.

    Sorry for the upside down pic, seems it has a mind of it’s own! @Jimerson we need to talk, I definitely need some direction in my life! lol 😆

  • VickiP
    VickiP Posts: 586 ✭✭✭✭


    Vegemite is a thick, dark brown Australian food spread made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. It was developed by Cyril Callister in Melbourne, Victoria in 1922.Wikipedia Actually sounds like something I would enjoy!