99$ What the heck?
I may be wrong for assuming this, but the other reviews I have read for this product are for Vegemite in general, which does deserve 4~5 stars. This particular product however deserves a 1 and for good reasons.
Only grandma would eat it!
Vegemite is Vegemite – exempt from review 🙂
Makes me feel so good
Call me a convert
Advance Vegemite Fair
It’s good to know that all Aussies stuck in the 48 contiguous states (still don’t know what that means) can buy this bizarre grocery straight from Amazon.com.
I’m sure it will enhance the taste of the fried kangaroo, the roasted wombat or the boiled bunyip your Aussie mate will take home from his hunt around the campfire.
Just don’t expect to find this in Brooklyn.
In other words – it’s Marmite
Great stuff, love it with cheddar cheese. and you can certainly use it to flavour dishes The Marmite Cookbook. Paul Hartley
I don’t know why, but there must be some sort of connection with cricket (the game, not the insect). It seems to be enjoyed in those countries where cricket is played. Do they sell it in India??
It’s all a matter of taste…
Good luck with your experiment !
Australia’s healthiest export
A fave breakfast spread for my husband!
I just adore my Vegemite!
I think the main challenge for the uninitiated is that it looks like it might be sweet. It is not sweet at all and you should use it very sparingly mixed with plenty of butter, at least at first.
Sadly, my husband also likes it and my supply is dwindling rapidly. I wish they sold it in a larger size.
For Aussies and die-hard Aussie-Fans
love it, but acquired taste
It is definitely an acquired taste, but once you’ve acquired it, you are hooked for life! I keep a few jars in my pantry at all times, and buy a new jar when I finish one, so there’s always several jars available in case of another “Vegemite shortage” in the US. Sounds weird, but it’s really THAT addictive! ; My husband thought I was crazy over my vegemite obsession and refused to even try it because he didn’t like the smell, but I finally got him to give it a go, and now he’s hooked, too.
If you like salty foods, it’s worth trying. You may want one of the little 150 gram jars for your first Vegemite experience, as rumor has it that most Americans don’t like it at all. It’s definitely worth trying, though, and if you don’t like it on your toast (or my fave — on apple slices), you can add it to soups and stews to give them a “meaty” flavor. We also love it as “Vegemite Spaghetti” — a quick, tasty and easy meal (recipe is online).
I’m so glad it’s available in Amazon. My household could not live without it! We are happy little Vegemites!
And as a bonus, I was told in Australia that liking Vegemite makes you an honorary Australian. 😉
just cannot live without it
I’d already used my finger to scrape out as much goodness as possible, and not being able to find another supplier was really tragic. I almost cried a couple of times. Honestly. I even tried to pretend Marmite was the same and it just isn’t and was almost crying again for missing the real thing so bad.
Thank goodness Amazon sells it even if it’s quadruple the price it should be. When you’re desperate for it I guess you pay the price for what keeps that rose on your cheek, lol.
an aquired taste but well worth the effort
vastly overpriced, quality product
Compared to the price in Australia, it is 4x what it should be.
Somebody in Australia should make a business selling products from down under.
I smell collusion in pricing.
Strong flavor, acquired taste for sure
‘Twas love at first bite
If it weren’t for all the sodium-induced edema (oh to be young again…), I’d eat several tablespoonsful a day. After 6 months, I somehow got my finicky husband to try it again, this time made properly on toast. Yep, I converted him, too. While my usual is on buttered multi-grain toast, I also love Vegemite in grilled cheese as well as topped with avocado (on either toast or toasted bagels). Amazing.
Am I the only one who gets antsy if I haven’t had Vegemite for a few days?
I cried a little when I ran out.
As I am also a college student, I inevitably ran out of food and was forced to stare at the unassuming yellow jar in my cabinet. I figured I’d try it again, and with a bit of butter on a piece of toast, and I found that I had now developed a liking towards the flavor. I then proceeded to put vegemite in, or on, everything that I possibly could. So, to everyone who is interested in trying vegemite, please understand that it is an acquired taste. Especially if you’re American, and have not had the opportunity to taste similar products in the past.
American Vegemite junkie for 27 years!!!
If you don’t like salty you probably won’t like Vegemite sandwiches, however, making a sandwich is only one use for Vegemite. I’ve been cooking with the stuff since about 1990. One of my favorites is scrambled eggs, with tomato cubes and a tsp of Vegemite. Used this way, the Vegemite becomes much less concentrated than it does on toast and doesn’t add much more salt than you probably would normally put on eggs. However, what it does add is an incredible flavor boost. Another of my favorites is Vegemite spaghetti. Melt 1/4 stick of butter (or whatever you’re substituting) in a pan and add a tsp of Vegemite and about 1/8 cup of the spaghetti boiling water. Throw the freshly boiled spaghetti into the pan and saute on low heat for about 2 min. Just before turning off the heat, throw in about 1/4 cup Kraft Parmesan/Romano Cheese. Mix well and then serve. Those quantities treat about enough spaghetti for two.
Actually, Vegemite is no more salty than, say, a bullion cube. So, after you understand what Vegemite tastes like (other than salty), you will immediately see why you can substitute a tsp of Vegemite anywhere you might use a bullion cube.
Try it, you will probably like it!
MOST delicious – Could NOT live without!
Last time I was in Australia, I made sure I packed a few BIG jars and a few squeeze tubes to bring home… After SEVERAL flights carrying the stuff (and remaining quite unexploded) and having already arrived at my home airport; the goons at the ‘ignorant’ security administration wanted to confiscate my Vegemite!
After arguing for quite a while, I told them that regardless of what they thought it was, I was clearly NOT leaving without it… and they better get lots of toast because I would be around for a while…
I left with my Vegemite stash intact… I’m glad this large size is now readily available for purchase! The best part is not having to deal with braindead Airport security! 🙂
delicious, as always
This time, the expiry date was actually for a couple of years so that was a good start. I cannot seem to find Vegemite in many places so when I found it on Amazon I was really happy.
About the product, really not much to say. It is one of those things that either you love it, or you hate it.
But get some bread, butter, cheese and avocado. Do whatever combination you can think of (with vegemite of course) and it will be delicious!