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101 uses of Vegemite!

let’s get something clear straight off – Vegemite is like Pavlova, Crowded House, Phar Lap, and Keith Urban – the Aussies try to nick it and claim it as their own!

Vegemite is a yeast extract, not at all like Marmite! It is way, way superior!!

Marmite will strip all your tastebads off your tongue, Vegemite will honey them with a sweet good-for-you inky lacquor

Vegemite came about as a substitute for Marmite when supplies ran out in Australia during the war. It’s made from yeast leftover from the beer brewing process. As we know being Australia, where the population spreads most of its time laid out like a lizard drinking – there’s a lot of the stuff on which to build a product.

Originally called Vegemite, it didn’t sell so well, so they changed it’s name to Parwill. It was supposed to be a play on words – Ma might, but Pa will!

But that didn’t go down a treat either so they changed the name back to Vegemite. It’s been popular in NZ and Australia ever since. SO much so that the epitome of a treat for a homesick Kiwi (or Aussie) in the northern hemisphere is a piece of Vogel’s toast spread with Vegemite!!

Here’s Vegemitevix’s list  – a few of the 101 fabulous uses for Vegemite…..

1)Hangover cure – don’t need Berocca after a hard day’s night out drinking – Vegemite is FULL of vitamin B, and tastier than a raw egg yolk mixer.

2)Hair gel - obviously for those with dark hair, otherwise it will look a little odd!

3)Gravy cheat – whilst Gordon Ramsey’s looking the other way slip a little of this in your gravy and voila, tasty rich gourmet gravy!

4)Morning sickness cure – I craved the stuff whilst preggers. I couldn’t eat much, and that I did eat I recycled onto the daisies, but vegemite on toast was very comforting and full of folic acid for the alien growing in my tummy!

5)It will survive nuclear annihilation - I don’t think it ever goes off!

6)Song lyrics - It features as distinctive lyrics in the 1980s Men at work hit – I come from a Land Downunder – “Buying bread from a man in Brussels, he was six feet four and full of muscles. I said ‘Do you speak-a my language?’ He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich!

7)Space stuff Australian astronauts are given vegemite to sustain them in space!

8) Soldier juice – ANZACs had vegemite in their kit bags at Gallipoli!

9)Sushi filler – Apparently, you can substitute vegemite for soy sauce (shoyu) in sushi! But I’m not sure why you would. Vegemite and wasabi? That’ll blow your head off!

10)Zit zapper! - If you put it on an ulcer or a zit it will zap it clean away! Truly!

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  • Single Motherhood Challenges

    I <3 Vegemite after my Aussie Mummy brought it when she was over here 5 years ago. I hate marmite but love vegemite :D

  • http://www.muddlingalongmummy.com Muddling Along Mummy

    I'm ashamed to say I've never had Vegemite. Think we've got a small jar in a cupboard from a friend's wedding but always gone for the Marmite… Better change that, hadn't I!

  • http://www.simplyhayley.com/blog Simply_Hayley

    I <3 Vegemite after my Aussie Mummy brought it when she was over here 5 years ago. I hate marmite but love vegemite :D

    • vegemitevix

      Yeah you go girl! x

  • veryboredincatalunya

    Sorry, it’s nowhere near as good as marmite! Interesting uses for it though, hairgel??

    • vegemitevix

      Oh dear VBC we shall have to have you for tea – with vegemite, butter on hot crumpets! :-)

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  • Thinly Spread

    My daughter has just returned from school, toasted herself two scotch pancakes and smothered them in vegemite. She does this often!

  • http://www.muddlingalongmummy.com/ Muddling Along

    I’m ashamed to say I’ve never had Vegemite. Think we’ve got a small jar in a cupboard from a friend’s wedding but always gone for the Marmite… Better change that, hadn’t I!

  • Rachael

    I spent a while living in Australia as a child and developed a love of Vegemite then. Ooh, yum. I remember when we couldn't get it over here and had to sustitute with the shoutily fierce taste of Marmite. There's no comparison. I'm drooling as I write this, just thinking about a vegemite sandwich. Which makes me think of The Land Down Under, which makes me think of my dad. So thank you for giving me a big smile on my face!

  • The Moiderer

    Thanx for the tips. If I ever get hold of some I will be sure to try one or two of them out. Probably the bit with it on toast first though!

  • http://www.christinemosler.wordpress.com/ Thinly Spread

    My daughter has just returned from school, toasted herself two scotch pancakes and smothered them in vegemite. She does this often!

  • http://talesfromthevillage.com Rachael

    I spent a while living in Australia as a child and developed a love of Vegemite then. Ooh, yum. I remember when we couldn’t get it over here and had to sustitute with the shoutily fierce taste of Marmite. There’s no comparison. I’m drooling as I write this, just thinking about a vegemite sandwich. Which makes me think of The Land Down Under, which makes me think of my dad. So thank you for giving me a big smile on my face!

  • http://www.themoiderer.com/ The Moiderer

    Thanx for the tips. If I ever get hold of some I will be sure to try one or two of them out. Probably the bit with it on toast first though!

  • veryboredincatalunya

    Sorry, it's nowhere near as good as marmite! Interesting uses for it though, hairgel??

  • vegemitevix

    Yeah you go girl! x

  • vegemitevix

    Oh dear VBC we shall have to have you for tea – with vegemite, butter on hot crumpets! :-)

  • http://bakingmadmama.com Baking Mad Mama

    I’ve clearly been largely misinformed about Vegemite as I’ve always heard that it’s just like Marmite. I quite like Marmite, so I don’t know why I’ve never got round to trying it. I’ll put it on my list of potential achievements for the year!

  • expatmum

    If it smells anything like Marmite, I wouldn’t want it anywhere near my hair!

    • vegemitevix

      That one could have been a little vegemitey-tongue-in-cheek! x

  • bakingmadmama

    I've clearly been largely misinformed about Vegemite as I've always heard that it's just like Marmite. I quite like Marmite, so I don't know why I've never got round to trying it. I'll put it on my list of potential achievements for the year!

  • expatmum

    If it smells anything like Marmite, I wouldn't want it anywhere near my hair!

  • vegemitevix

    That one could have been a little vegemitey-tongue-in-cheek! x

  • http://cestlavietlb.wordpress.com/ Tara

    Oh no no no no. Bovril is totally the way to go! You are either a Vegemite fan, or a Bovril fan.

    ;)

  • http://cestlavietlb.wordpress.com/ Tara

    Oh no no no no. Bovril is totally the way to go! You are either a Vegemite fan, or a Bovril fan.

    ;)

  • IotaM

    I’m so glad I read this. Now I will know what to do after a nuclear explosion if I have a zit, am pregnant, and fancy some sushi.

  • IotaM

    I'm so glad I read this. Now I will know what to do after a nuclear explosion if I have a zit, am pregnant, and fancy some sushi.

  • http://www.notefromlapland.com/ Notes From Lapland

    I am intrigued about the zit zapping aspect… I’ve never tired it, hate marmite though so maybe it’s not for me.

  • Notes From Lapland

    I am intrigued about the zit zapping aspect… I've never tired it, hate marmite though so maybe it's not for me.

  • notesfromlapland

    I am intrigued about the zit zapping aspect… I've never tired it, hate marmite though so maybe it's not for me.

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