Monday, 6 October 2008
To people who are not Australian, or do not know Australians, Vegemite can be something of a mystery. But probably more Australians can sing the "Happy Little Vegemites" song than can sing the first two verses of our national anthem.
Thick, black and salty, made from brewery waste, it is very much an acquired taste. Don't let anyone tell you that it is 'just like Marmite', because it isn't. (mind you, there was a period in its life when Vegemite was called "Parwill", a parody of "Marmite".)
It is an Australian icon, something that we pine for when travelling. I remember it being on sale at travel agents in London.
Anyway, the reason for this post: the billionth jar rolled off the production line yesterday.