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08/07/2019 9:00 am  

So my son and I were listening to the song "Down under" by Men at Work and in one of the lines the singer mentions a vegemite sandwich. So for curiosity sake, we went to no fewer than seven grocery stores to look for this stuff, only to discover that it's nearly impossible to find. 

Discouraged, we settled on Marmite, which from what I understand, doesn't even taste close to what Vegemite tastes like. 

When I tried the Marmite on toast, I immediately sense a familiarity in the flavor, but I couldn't put my tongue on it (pun intended!). My son said, "it tastes like soy sauce!" and we both laughed because it absolutely does! 

But now I wonder, for those who have tried Vegemite, what does it taste like? 

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08/07/2019 9:58 am  

We don’t seem to be able to get it over here either. I believe that both are made from yeast extract. It seems to be a love or hate it product. Maybe it’s only an Aussie thing

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08/07/2019 12:39 pm  

Curiosity me me Google “where can I buy vegemite in Canada” seems you ain’t the only Canadian looking for it. Seems Some Metro stores stock it

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08/07/2019 1:39 pm  

Ha ha John. I did the same thing--I just googled vegemite and Amazon Canada was the first thing that came up, so Eric, you can order some and also get your percentage on it. 😂

I remember when the song came out, before we had internet and we all wondered what vegemite was. Gotta love the 80's!!  The decade of one-hit wonders. 


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08/07/2019 1:53 pm  

Hi Lisa, I do as well I was a first year at a new school, crisp new uniform hair combed. It lasted a week my poor Mum 😂

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08/07/2019 2:16 pm  
Posted by: john68

Curiosity me me Google “where can I buy vegemite in Canada” seems you ain’t the only Canadian looking for it. Seems Some Metro stores stock it

That was one of the places we checked - they didn't even have Marmite! boooo!

 
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Ha ha John. I did the same thing--I just googled vegemite and Amazon Canada was the first thing that came up, so Eric, you can order some and also get your percentage on it. 😂\

Two things to note: It's $26(!!!) on Amazon, and if the jar is as small as the Marmite one, this stuff is more expensive than printer ink! LOL

And as for using my own link to make purchases, sadly, this is against the rules. I spend thousands on Amazon, so it's a real shame.

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08/07/2019 2:27 pm  
Posted by: VeganOstomy

And as for using my own link to make purchases, sadly, this is against the rules. I spend thousands on Amazon, so it's a real shame.

That is a bummer!!  And $26 is a lot, even in your Canadian dollars. 😂

John, oh the memories. I wore a uniform for 1st to 8th grade. Then I went to a public high school, so finally got away from the uniforms.   When I see the green plaid, I still cringe a little.  😂

 

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09/07/2019 7:40 am  

Liza,

I certainly can understand your reticence toward the uniforms.  We had solid green, then blue plaid, then an ugly green/blue solid - this over the course of eight years! But haven't we gotten a little off track? BTW, what is vegemite?

Stella


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09/07/2019 8:43 am  

Hi Stella, Vegemite is a spread very popular in Australia, black/brownish in colour and made from yeast extract and spices. 

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09/07/2019 11:35 am  
Posted by: sjlovestosing
But haven't we gotten a little off track? 

I'm sorry about that. 


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09/07/2019 11:41 am  

You all are too funny! Eric...I live a nice drive from Silver Star Mountain in Vernon B C.  I was aware that there were a lot of Aussie accents going on up there. I later read and heard on that news that it is a go to place for our Aussie skiers &instructors. I declare I am not comp. literate, but, l confess...I asked my phone to google which store on SSM I could buy Vegemite. knowing ski instructors from Aus. Love our mountain, I figured they had to sell it somewhere there. If your up to a road trip....anyways, check it out. Seems they bring it in for those folks. If I lived closer to it I would gladly send you a jar!

Oh Liza.. you mean you "don't" remember when the song came out!!!" Right? lol.

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09/07/2019 11:56 am  

Hi Lisa, I was as much to blame, Will John & Lisa please go to the Headmaster s office 🎓

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09/07/2019 12:24 pm  
Posted by: john68

Hi Lisa, I was as much to blame, Will John & Lisa please go to the Headmaster s office 🎓

😂😂😂

I seem to have fallen in with the wrong crowd. 😂


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09/07/2019 7:48 pm  

As to actually looking for Vegemite... you might look under the rocks from whence it came!

Just joking, or maybe not. We lived in Australia for a while ( Love .Men at Work too).

I think we are peanut butter people.

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10/07/2019 9:13 am  
Posted by: Dona

As to actually looking for Vegemite... you might look under the rocks from whence it came!

Just joking, or maybe not. We lived in Australia for a while ( Love .Men at Work too).

I think we are peanut butter people.

🎼 He just smiled and made me a peanut butter sandwich.   😂


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10/07/2019 4:31 pm  

Thanks John,

You definitely learn something new every day!

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