Originally Posted by Cormorant
I was curious what the difference is between Marmite and Vegemite, so I Googled around and found this taste-test on the Huffington Post:
Vegemite vs. Marmite Taste Test: Can You Tell The Difference?
Some excerpts of the tasters descriptions:
- Vegemite: "Salt murder! But it's in that great song. 'She just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.'" "So concentrated. Almost fish saucy, as though it were made into a paste." "Well, I gagged during Marmite, so I guess I like Vegemite better. Extremely savory in a bad way." "The saltiness seems more subtle." "Aside from the texture and color, they taste almost exactly the same. This one has a note of bitterness." "This makes Marmite taste bland. So salty. Is this pure sodium?" "Tastes like a thick soy sauce."
- Marmite: "Slightly milder than Vegemite, which makes it mildly consumable." "This is not food." "Too harsh." "Tastes like molasses gone bad." "Oh my god, it's so salty. I guess it's yeasty, but I mostly just taste salt. Smells like death." "Tastes like very concentrated soy sauce." "Still very salty, but less potent, so it's slightly better." "One bite was enough!" "Awful, stung my tongue with yuck."
LOL, you should see the expressions people pull tasting this for the first time as an adult
They get us hooked as infants - my first rusks were smeared with vegemite on the advice of the baby health care
Now that I am all grown up (well, OK, I admit that is occasionally debatable
) I love it on hot buttered toast with a nip of Scotch as a late night snack.
This was one of the early ads for Vegemite: