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post #91 of 106
It's a floor wax. It's a dessert topping. It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping!

My Aussie neighbors used it on everything from pancakes to sandwiches to 'meat loaf' (don't ask what the 'meat' was!). I didn't like the taste. Too bitter.
post #92 of 106
yes - those unaccustomed to the taste need to eat miniscule quantities....

The aussies and kiwis that consume it have been doing so at least from when they were weaned ... and some like me almost from birth...
so we are able to eat larger amounts without the "uurrghh" side effect....
kind of like chilli eating(the small red HOT ones) - you cannot just hop in and munch away like those that eat all the time...
post #93 of 106
disski, there are several shops that will ship you Milo, and I've seen Vegimite around too (although the Brits tend to use Marmite instead)
post #94 of 106
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
disski, there are several shops that will ship you Milo, and I've seen Vegimite around too (although the Brits tend to use Marmite instead)
Where do you guys find this stuff?

I thought I was wierd because I eat gluten steaks once in a while.
And then theres Numeat, which is made from soy and peanuts.:
post #95 of 106
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Where do you guys find this stuff?

I thought I was wierd because I eat gluten steaks once in a while.
And then theres Numeat, which is made from soy and peanuts.:

http://www.accomodata.co.uk/marmite.htm

It's called re-cycling. Take the left overs from one product, and use it to make another.
It's like peeing into a keg, then selling it as Budweiser...
post #96 of 106
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
http://www.accomodata.co.uk/marmite.htm

It's called re-cycling. Take the left overs from one product, and use it to make another.
It's like peeing into a keg, then selling it as Budweiser...
This makes me VERY HAPPY I don't drink beer!
post #97 of 106
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Originally Posted by Bonni
I had a jar of Vegemite in my refrigerator for 14 years. I brought it back from Australia, and it was a local curiosity in my kitchen (along with a big can of Milo). I would amuse visitors with it. Most Americans have never seen the stuff.

It looked and smelled the same after 14 years as it did on day one. I wouldn't know what it tasted like. Vegeshyte.
I've worked with a lot of Aussies over the years, and for the life of me, I can't fathom how they stomach the stuff.

For my 2c, put it in the medicine cabinet, and use it to induce vomiting.
post #98 of 106
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Originally Posted by GarryZ
Weems you got to understand any meal that is named by a number is not worth your time. I am talking about all those fast food joints , Mexican dumps that number their meals , the teriyaki holes in the wall joints, the chinese places that make it easy for the linguisticly challenged and even the Greek bistros that have the same clientele as the preceeding establishments,..

Get thee to a big damn city and go to Ruth Chris's Steak House , they are in many larger cities. Have your self one of the finest steaks on the planet , buy that bottle of red you crave and stop this messing around.

The four corners of dining
Presentation
Service
Taste
Doggy bag

Bon Appetit
No substitutions, please.
post #99 of 106
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Originally Posted by disski
yes - those unaccustomed to the taste need to eat miniscule quantities....

The aussies and kiwis that consume it have been doing so at least from when they were weaned ... and some like me almost from birth...
so we are able to eat larger amounts without the "uurrghh" side effect....
kind of like chilli eating(the small red HOT ones) - you cannot just hop in and munch away like those that eat all the time...
When I first went to NZ and saw that stuff, I asked them what they do with it. "Aw mate, we just put on bread ("braid") like you do peanut butter, eh!" Well when I eat peanut butter, I spread it thick and wide--measuring it's depth in centimeters. So on went the vegemite, just like peanut butter, and into my mouth it went. And out of my mouth it went, just after my throat shut down like a clam on crystal meth.

That was my last attempt.
post #100 of 106
Yes Weems - I bushwalked in NZ many years ago with a member of the Yale Russian Chorus(entertainment for the walk.. you certainly could not miss him).....

He flew over and they had containers of the stuff on the plane.... just like the ones with jam..... He thought... oh NZ jam stuff.... and proceeded to do just as you with the peanut butter..... He swore he was unable to eat the stuff ... we did not mind..... Then he watched the other girl I was walking with "dabbing" some from the tip of her knife onto her mountain bread.... and asked if we only had limited supplies for the walk.... When we explained we had HEAPS more than we would need he looked quite puzzled and kept looking at the film canister that contained it....

Once we explained the whole eating procedure he agreed to try again..... by the end of a 1 week walk we had him eating slabs of cheese spread with vegemite just like any good Aussie or Kiwi - he LIKED the stuff!
post #101 of 106
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barf
post #102 of 106
lol

truely is an aquired taste.... i don't usually even TRY to get people to taste it - i know they don't want to and will probably not enjoy it.... so.... but occassionally one is really curious....

I convinced some dutch folks I hiked with recently to try it for breakfast - they liked it too... but that said I also had them be the aussie soccer team cheer squad for the world cup - so I think they might be slightly mad!
post #103 of 106
don't the English also "eat" something along those lines, called, if I remember correctly - promite?
post #104 of 106
my memory is promite (which stinks because it is made from vegetables) is made by Sanitarium (owned by the seventh day adventists).... it is kind of sweet compared to vegemite....

my baby brother only ate that not vegemite.... we used to tell him to get away (like off the kitchen table preferably another room) because the smell destroyed our appetites
post #105 of 106
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles)
don't the English also "eat" something along those lines, called, if I remember correctly - promite?

i think the irish drink something similar though... they call it "guiness" or "murphys"....
post #106 of 106
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Originally Posted by disski
my memory is promite.... it is kind of sweet compared to vegemite....
A pound of salt is sweet compared to Vegemite.
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