Vegemite

Vegemite

This chocolate look-alike con is the bane of Australian breakfast toast. It’s made from made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. Many UK natives would say this is an imposter of Marmite, although now, it far exceeds in sales from Marmite.

How did such an abomination come into existence? In 1919, Fred Walker was hired by the Australian company, Fred Walker & Co., with the task of developing a spread from the used yeast being dumped by breweries.

With it’s salty, bitter taste, how would one eat such a disgusting staple? Put butter on the bread first. Lost of butter. Only then shall you spread a thin layer of this putrid paste on top. You can also make a sandwich out of it by adding cheese to dilute the salty flavor. Why, Australia? Why?

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