Skip to comments.Happy Vegemites? We don't think so (The United States bans Vegemite)
Posted on 10/21/2006 2:50:29 PM PDT by naturalman1975
THE US has banned Vegemite, even to the point of searching Aussies for jars of the spread as they enter the country.
The bizarre condiment crackdown was prompted because Vegemite has been deemed illegal under US food laws.
The great Aussie icon -- faithfully carried around the world by travellers from Down Under -- contains folate, which under a technicality, the US allows only to be added to breads and cereals.
Australian expatriates in the US said enforcement of the ban had been gradually stepped up and was now ruining lifelong Vegemite on toast breakfast traditions.
Former Geelong man Daniel Fogarty, who now lives in Calgary, said he was stunned when searched for Vegemite while crossing the US border on a trip to Montana recently.
"The border guard searched our car and asked us if we were carrying any Vegemite," Mr Fogarty said.
"I was flabbergasted.
"The official said Vegemite wasn't permitted in the US."
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(Personally, I don't even like the stuff - six years in an Australian boarding school cured me of that - but it really is an Australian icon, and many Aussies overseas go to extraordinary lengths to make sure they can get it.)
What the KRIKIE is vegemite?
Wow, what's in Vegemite, anyway.
WOW finally, a crackdown at the borders!
What grows in the nether regions at that point is a close cousin of Vegemite.
Oh, for Heaven's sake! Of all the stupid things.
(I don't think it's bad with a fried egg on toast.)
OMG i have contraband in my pantry! my 12 year old daughter had a classmate who was originally from australia. when he went on vacation back home once he brought a small jar of vegemite back for each classmate. i feel like i should turn myself into the police station or something! ; )
I love Lucy.
I think it's mayonaisse.
oh...... I don't think I want anymore yeast in my body than I have now.
"Vegemite" is a spread, sort of like peanut butter, that is made from yeast, and LOTS of salt. Really, really a huge amount of salt. It's practically inedible. Truly foul. But for some reason, the Aussies seem to like it.
If you want to know what it tastes like, mix about 1/8 teaspoon of brewer's yeast, 1 tablespoon of salt, and enough water to make a paste, and put it in your mouth. It's puckering.
Down Under, they spread the stuff on toast, like we do with butter.
Let's not worry about the hundred million or so illegals here.
We're hap-py lit-tle veg-e-mites
as bright as bright can be,
we all en-joy our Ve-ge-mite
for break-fast, lunch, and tea
our mum-mies say we're grow-ing stron-ger
eve-ry sin-gle week
be-cause we love our Ve-ge-mite
we all a-dore our Ve-ge-mite
it puts a rose in eve-ry cheek
In fact folate and folic acid deficiencies are one of the most common nutrition problems in America.
Vegemite is Aussie Marmite.
Buying bread from a man in brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, do you speak-a my language?
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,
I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Cant you hear, cant you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
I LOVE vegemite. The problem is that it can cause incredible and uncontrollable flatulence. BLAAAAAAAT!!!