In April 1984, a 115g jar of vegemite became the first product in Australia
to be electronically scanned at a checkout.
A friend in Australia sent me an amazing gift package which included a jar of Vegemite. There was some discussion on past posts here about whether I would like it or not. When or if I can find it here in the U.S. it is very expensive, but because of this lovely present I will most certainly pay the price: I love it!
According to Wikipedoa, the most common method of eating Vegemite is on toasted bread with one layer of butter or margarine before spreading a thin layer of Vegemite. A Vegemite sandwich may consist of two slices of buttered bread, Vegemite and cheese, but other ingredients such as lettuce, avocado and tomato can be added as well.
As you can see, we spread the Vegemite quite thickly on our toast. There was plenty to scrape off for a second slice of toast. The theory that if a little is good, then more is better proving false in this case. Not being a native Vegemite consumer, I did enjoy having the two kinds of toast at one meal: cream cheese with pimento stuffed green olives, and butter with Vegemite, both on good semolina bread. The one being light and sour, the other dark(bitter?) and salty making a party in the mouth. Cut into little squares, sans crust, and speared with toothpicks, the combo would make for an interesting tray of hors d’oeuvres.