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Happy Vegemites? We don't think so (The United States bans Vegemite)
Sunday Herald Sun ^ | 22nd October 2006 | Kelvin Healey

Posted on 10/21/2006 2:50:29 PM PDT by naturalman1975

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Oh boy - way to antagonise one of your closest allies, people. If they can't take their vegemite, hundreds of thousands of Australians will not be visiting the United States...

(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.)

1 posted on 10/21/2006 2:50:29 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

What the KRIKIE is vegemite?


2 posted on 10/21/2006 2:52:00 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: naturalman1975

Wow, what's in Vegemite, anyway.


3 posted on 10/21/2006 2:52:03 PM PDT by brwnsuga
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To: naturalman1975

WOW finally, a crackdown at the borders!


4 posted on 10/21/2006 2:52:30 PM PDT by auntyfemenist (Card carrying conservative, William F. Buckley fan.)
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To: brwnsuga
Don't take a bath for a week.

What grows in the nether regions at that point is a close cousin of Vegemite.

5 posted on 10/21/2006 2:53:09 PM PDT by dirtboy (Good fences make good neighbors)
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To: naturalman1975

Oh, for Heaven's sake! Of all the stupid things.

(I don't think it's bad with a fried egg on toast.)


6 posted on 10/21/2006 2:53:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("If we have no fear, Pentecost comes again." ~ Bishop William Curlin)
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To: naturalman1975
Only outlaws will have vegemite (on their toast).


7 posted on 10/21/2006 2:53:43 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: naturalman1975

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! ; )


8 posted on 10/21/2006 2:53:54 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: naturalman1975

Veeta-Vita-Vegimen.

I love Lucy.


9 posted on 10/21/2006 2:53:59 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: buffyt

I think it's mayonaisse.


10 posted on 10/21/2006 2:55:09 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: naturalman1975
Folate is a B vitamin, so essentially it doesn't matter how much of it you consume, as your body only absorbs what it needs.

This is asinine. I take a B-complex each day with Folate added. So what if a food product has it added?
11 posted on 10/21/2006 2:55:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: dirtboy

oh...... I don't think I want anymore yeast in my body than I have now.


12 posted on 10/21/2006 2:56:02 PM PDT by brwnsuga
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To: buffyt

"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.


13 posted on 10/21/2006 2:56:06 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: buffyt
Vegemite
14 posted on 10/21/2006 2:56:14 PM PDT by magslinger (If at first you don't succeed, squeeze, squeeze again.)
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To: naturalman1975

Oh FGS.

Let's not worry about the hundred million or so illegals here.


15 posted on 10/21/2006 2:57:04 PM PDT by IslandJeff (FR mail me to be added to the Type I Diabetes ping list)
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To: naturalman1975

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


16 posted on 10/21/2006 2:57:28 PM PDT by listenhillary (Islam = Religion of peace. If you say otherwise, we'll kill you!)
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To: ConservativeMind

In fact folate and folic acid deficiencies are one of the most common nutrition problems in America.


17 posted on 10/21/2006 2:57:48 PM PDT by djf (I'm not ISLAMOPHOBIC, just BOMBOPHOBIC!! Whether that's the same is up to Islam!!!)
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To: brwnsuga

Vegemite is Aussie Marmite.


18 posted on 10/21/2006 2:58:10 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: naturalman1975

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.


19 posted on 10/21/2006 2:58:44 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, thats how you sell clothing.)
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To: naturalman1975

I LOVE vegemite. The problem is that it can cause incredible and uncontrollable flatulence. BLAAAAAAAT!!!


20 posted on 10/21/2006 2:59:06 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: naturalman1975

Vegemite... no thanks. That said, Good God, what is wrong with this country?


21 posted on 10/21/2006 2:59:08 PM PDT by Live and let live conservative
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To: xsmommy


Have you tasted it?


22 posted on 10/21/2006 2:59:33 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: naturalman1975
Vegamite should only be banned because it tastes horrific.
23 posted on 10/21/2006 2:59:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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To: brwnsuga

I looked it up on wikipedia. I found Marmite there too. "Mr Bean" spread that on twigs when he was having a party. I suppose making fun of British food. I have been to London on vacation and we found lots of great places to eat. The fish and chips at a pub were fantastic! I think vegemite would be fine for me. But my husband is very sensitive to too much yeast, so he should avoid it. I asked allergy clinic what foods he should avoid - they said anything that can ferment. So distilled water it is, for him! LOL But Marmite and Vegemite - I would love to try those. Lots of Vitamin B and Folic acid in them.


24 posted on 10/21/2006 2:59:58 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: naturalman1975

Dang...I only brought back four little jars last May...if only I had known, I could have cornered the Vegemite black market!


25 posted on 10/21/2006 3:00:36 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: naturalman1975

It's the most disgusting stuff I've experienced since I was a small child. Makes Spam exquisite. Not fit for Yanks.


26 posted on 10/21/2006 3:00:48 PM PDT by Mr Ducklips
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To: naturalman1975

Oh no! What's next, Spam?


27 posted on 10/21/2006 3:00:51 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: naturalman1975

Seems quite silly to me. And yes Aussies love it, it is their answer to peanut butter, which is not popular down under.


28 posted on 10/21/2006 3:00:56 PM PDT by gidget7 (Political Correctness is Marxism with a nose job)
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To: onyx

ewww no! it is a souvenir! unopened! the boy's mom brought some on toast for the international dinner and it didn't look appealing to me!


29 posted on 10/21/2006 3:00:57 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: naturalman1975; brwnsuga
The great Aussie icon -- faithfully carried around the world by travellers from Down Under -- contains folate,


30 posted on 10/21/2006 3:01:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: djf

Folic acid is something a pregnant woman NEEDS in order to avoid having a baby with spina bifida. That is why I shudder when women tell me that they aren't taking their pregnancy vitamins. Vegemite would supply the folic acid.


31 posted on 10/21/2006 3:01:37 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: naturalman1975

We have a lot of really stupid laws.


32 posted on 10/21/2006 3:02:21 PM PDT by Tribune7
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"The border guard searched our car and asked us if we were carrying any Vegemite," Mr Fogarty said.

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We have terrorists trying to smuggle in weapons, dirty bombs, WMD, we have druglords smuggling in tons of illegal hallucinogen drugs, we have millions of illegal immigrants coming across the border and border security is spending time and effort to stop people from bringing in vegetable exract.


"Vegemite dates back to 1922 when the Fred Walker Company, which became Kraft Walker Foods in 1926 and Kraft Foods Limited in 1950, hired a young chemist to develop a spread from one of the richest known natural sources of the vitamin B group - Brewers Yeast.

Following months of laboratory tests, Dr. Cyril P Callister, who became the nation’s leading food technologist of the 1920s and 30s developed a tasty spreadable paste. It came in a two ounce (57g) amber glass jar capped with a Phoenix seal with the label "Pure Vegetable Extract".

http://www.vegemite.com.au/


33 posted on 10/21/2006 3:02:27 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. VOTE Straight Republican TIcket.)
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To: xsmommy

LOL --- you can always give it to Matthews...lol...(anonymously) or did his daughter get one too?


34 posted on 10/21/2006 3:02:42 PM PDT by onyx (We have two political parties: the American Party and the Anti-American Party.)
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To: naturalman1975

Let's see, vegemite, mooselimb xtremists and cheep canadian drugs are in the same boat. Pretty stupid imho.


35 posted on 10/21/2006 3:03:12 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: buffyt
What the KRIKIE is vegemite?

A brewing byproduct rich in B vitamins, kind of like brewing yeast sediment highly salted. Nice on toast with a little butter, and on crackers.

It's...well...BROWN...and looks....not that great...as a foodstuff.

(I have a big jar of it! Come and get me!)

36 posted on 10/21/2006 3:03:20 PM PDT by Gorzaloon ("Illegal Immigrant": The Larval form of A Democrat.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Remember I was saying that there is very little I don't like?

This is it.


37 posted on 10/21/2006 3:03:27 PM PDT by Lady Jag (I've been hungry before, and so I will never be full.)
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To: Renfield

And with my high blood pressure I am not supposed to eat much salt. And I am also advised to avoid Bill, Hillary, Gore, Kerry, et al on television! Raises my blood pressure. LOL


38 posted on 10/21/2006 3:03:33 PM PDT by buffyt (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people. Pres. George Bush)
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To: buffyt

Yup. And I think folic acid is needed for proper nerve functioning.


39 posted on 10/21/2006 3:04:28 PM PDT by djf (I'm not ISLAMOPHOBIC, just BOMBOPHOBIC!! Whether that's the same is up to Islam!!!)
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To: naturalman1975
Down Under - Men at Work

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast And she said,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

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
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said,

"Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

40 posted on 10/21/2006 3:04:44 PM PDT by magslinger (If at first you don't succeed, squeeze, squeeze again.)
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To: Tribune7
We have a lot of really stupid laws.

Yeah, isn't there already a law on the books against Vegemy?
41 posted on 10/21/2006 3:04:52 PM PDT by beezdotcom
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To: naturalman1975
"he was stunned"

Enough already with everyone being stunned 10 times a day.


42 posted on 10/21/2006 3:05:19 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: naturalman1975
I ate the some of it, either Marmite or Vegemite, when I spent quite a bit of time in the UK when I was younger. I can eat it, but I don't miss it. It's really very very strong tasting stuff, and is definitely an acquired taste.

It comes in small bottles because a small bottle will last you a long time, and that's even if you eat the crap! :)

43 posted on 10/21/2006 3:06:14 PM PDT by Babu
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To: naturalman1975

Dear Australia,

We're doing you a favor here. Seriously.

Love,

The U.S.


44 posted on 10/21/2006 3:06:25 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: King Moonracer

I see I'm not the only one who remembers Men At Work.


45 posted on 10/21/2006 3:07:43 PM PDT by magslinger (If at first you don't succeed, squeeze, squeeze again.)
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To: naturalman1975
So we have terrorists saying they are smuggling explosives into our country to kill many more that 9/11, but our border guards are instructed to ask about an confiscate vegemite???? Aaarrrrghghghgh! This kin of thing is making it harder and harder to support the republican party... (although I will in the upcoming election)
46 posted on 10/21/2006 3:08:58 PM PDT by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
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To: Mr Ducklips

Spam is "exquisite"! Vienna sausge ain't bad, either!


47 posted on 10/21/2006 3:10:15 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: magslinger

Heh, I never knew what Vegemite was, but remembered that lyric for gosh, 20 years now.....Talk about Brain Garbage...


48 posted on 10/21/2006 3:10:22 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, thats how you sell clothing.)
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To: naturalman1975
Funny, I saw an article just today on this (and other) subjects:

"...Like most Americans the only thing I knew about Vegemite was that it had a mention in a Men At Work song from the ‘80’s...Vegemite is, basically, a spread like peanut butter. It is common for breakfast, on toast or crackers or on bread, as a sandwich. In an effort to be as Australian as possible, I made sure we grabbed a jar on our first shopping excursion. Friends told me that it was best just to spread it on thinly. I should have recognized that being instructed to eat something in this matter, “just put a real thin spread on,” implies an imminent danger. It should have set off the alarm bells. I gave it a try and can honestly say that it is probably the vilest thing I have ever put in my mouth, and I have put some weird sh*t in my mouth over the last 33 years.

“Oh, that’s just because you haven’t grown up with it. The kids’ love it,” my Australian friends and colleagues replied.

Not my kids. You know why? Because my kids have taste buds that function properly. My kids do not like the taste of road paving materials. The only way I can think of to describe the taste is that it is like salty tar. Very salty tar. It’s just crap. I have no idea how someone can like this stuff. I suppose if you were fed belly-button lint from birth, you might acquire a taste for it. This is the only explanation I have for someone being able to enjoy Vegemite. I sent some home to my brother and told him to see if it would work as a deer bait. I’m thinking I could import it as “Deer Spread” and make a fortune during the hunting season."

Little Things on a Big Island
By Michael Kozlowski

http://www.escapeartist.com/efam/85/Little_things.html
49 posted on 10/21/2006 3:12:03 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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Dittos -

GenXer MAW fan here!!!

being their fan was how I learned about Vegemite.

still havent had the guts to try it.

will stick to peanut butter instead

50 posted on 10/21/2006 3:13:06 PM PDT by Alkhin (we have made our bed and now must eat it)
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