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Old 15-02-2015, 07:08   #16
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

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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 nurse.

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:
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

You guys kill me.
I would think about the salt content on fittings and whatnot. A no salt substance would be preferable. Not much salt in mayonnaise.
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Vegamite as lubricant?
Probably one of the better uses for that stuff.
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

Lived in Sweden 14 years and luckily for me there is an English shop that stocks both Vegemite & Marmite. Been there a few times and Vegemite was not available and never had the remotest desire to try Marmite.

Quite fun to see the reaction of Swedes when you open a jar and let them have a smell. My former Swede hated my kissing her goodbye if I had it for breakfast. I can only have it on toast, but I can spread it thick

I must take some down to the boat
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Re: Vegamite as lubricant

How could any guy not like Vegemite




Maybe I can be convinced to try it on something other than toast after all
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