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Entry from August 18, 2022
“Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite”

Marmite is a British savory food spread, first made in 1902. Vegemite is a thick, dark brown Australian food spread, first made in 1922.

“Vegemite seems to be the Australia-New Zealand version of marmite, a British product. Both are yeast extracts” was printed in the Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) on November 21, 1983. “Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite, and is weaker tasting” was posted on the newsgroup alt.society.generation-x on August 31, 1994. “Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmit” was posted on the newsgroup rec.food.veg on December 30, 1998. “Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite” was posted on Twitter by Geoff Major on April 17, 2010. “Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite” was posted on Reddit—Unpopularopinion on June 28, 2021.


Wikipedia: Vegemite
Vegemite (/ˈvɛdʒimaɪt/ VEJ-i-myte) is a thick, dark brown Australian food spread made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. It was developed by Cyril Callister in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1922.

Wikipedia: Marmite
Marmite (/ˈmɑːrmaɪt/ MAR-myte) is a British savoury food spread, based on yeast extract invented by the German scientist Justus von Liebig. It is made from by-products of beer brewing (see Lees (fermentation)) and is produced by the British company Unilever. Marmite is a vegan source of B vitamins, including supplemental vitamin B12. A traditional use is to spread it very thinly on buttered toast.

Newspapers.com
21 November 1983, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), “Few Americans Would Find Vegemite a Treat,” pg. 1, col. 2:
Vegemite seems to be the Australia-New Zealand version of marmite, a British product. Both are yeast extracts.

Google Groups: alt.society.generation-x
The NEW, IMPROVED Narnia
Emily Lawson
Aug 31, 1994, 11:49:06 PM
(...)
Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite, and is weaker tasting, so it certainly wouldn’t be that. (both are yeast extract - marketed during the war as a source of B vitamins).

Gogole Groups: rec.food.veg
Need Suggestions for Party Dish
Kate Pugh
Dec 30, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
[Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmit. To non-fans of yeast extract they taste the same, but We can tell wink ]

Twitter
Luke
@odekul
Replying to @jackula
@Jackula Vegemite is basically Australian Marmite
5:23 AM · Apr 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
corinoco
@idlesilver
@acityofwonder (Plus, Marmite came first, so technically, Vegemite is the Australian answer to Marmite.  ;p)
11:36 AM · May 22, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Newspapers.com
6 December 2009, Manhattan (KS) Mercury, “The magic of marmite, best digested in book form” by John Kelly (Washington Post), pg. D3, col. 4:
Also Vegemite, which is the Australian version of Marmite name-checked by the band Men at Work.

Twitter
Geoff Major
@CheekyG
Replying to @Corrina__
@corrina08 @DanniiMinogue Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite.. and in my opinion THE BEST!!
3:52 PM · Apr 17, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Adam Ó Hare
@CannedWildlife
@SushiScott spice extracts, celery, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B12. ‘Vegemite’ is the Australian name for ‘Marmite’ grin
4:28 PM · Jun 24, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Matthew Delman
@mattdelman
@katyod @derekf03 @shaydenFL Vegemite is I think an Australian version of Marmite. Could be horribly wrong though. Thoughts @GaryCorby?
7:09 AM · Jun 10, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
Stuart
@ecoLOLogist
@Mozisagod_ Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite.  I’ve never had it but I don’t think it’s as strong tasting as marmite
6:20 PM · Aug 14, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
David Sugden
@dsugden
#SugSnip Vegemite is the Australian yummy version of the UK’s Marmite. Both are made from Brewer’s Yeast extract. http://bitly.com/qYU0As
2:45 AM · Aug 25, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
Wendy 🇦🇺 @DallasStars fan
@wendymhansen
Replying to @gatedialer
@gatedialer Vegemite is an Australian spread similar to marmite, made from yeast. Very… Beefy in flavour.
7:44 AM · Apr 16, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
JJ
@blubz_
@JaiBrooks1 If Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite then send me some please i bet i will love it smile !
10:05 AM · Jul 22, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
What is your damage, Heather?
@froyoho
Replying to @feliciaday
@feliciaday @AnneWheaton @wilw Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite, the slogan of which is “You either love it or you hate it”
4:40 PM · Nov 9, 2012·Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter
Fred
@freddwatters
Replying to @Night_ER_Ninja
@NightTraumaDoc @thekatieduke #sheepishlyshrugs Vegemite is Australian for Marmite smile
7:55 PM · Apr 24, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
kat
@calumsass
THE FUCK VEGEMITE IS AUSTRALIAN MARMITE EW EW EW
8:58 AM · Apr 27, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
♡me!♡
@Spankfulouis
Replying to @Calum5SOS
@Calum5SOS @Ashton5SOS Calum, i swear vegemite is the australian version of marmite? and marmite is vile… disappointed ;D<3
9:06 AM · Apr 27, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
NocturnalOwlie 🦉🚀🌌
@NocturnalOwlie
Replying to @PyroDragonXII
@pyrodragonxii XD Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite XD It’s like a thick version of British Marmite.
3:29 PM · Aug 24, 2013·Hootsuite

Twitter
james
@vahxdi
Is Vegemite the Australian marmite?
8:48 AM · Jan 1, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
sophie ⁷
@euphoriasjks
Replying to @Calum5SOS
@Calum5SOS What if it’s Nutella on toast? And @smutommo yeah, vegemite is just like the Australian version of marmite basically. So yeah (:
8:53 AM · Jan 1, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
soph
@SophieTheFlop
As far as I know Vegemite is the Australian version of marmite...@Michael5SOS you should try it
3:30 PM · Nov 17, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
noelle
@noelle2k10
So Vegemite is basically marmite but Australian version
6:07 PM · May 19, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter

@tasha960
Replying to @JennyJones890
@JennyJones890 It’s like the Australian version of Marmite. Marmite runs. Vegemite is VERY thick.
1:05 PM · May 2, 2016·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Richard Medhurst 📚 🇯🇵
@RichardMedh
Replying to @RichardMedh and @sc2rm
Or the British version of Vegemite, if you prefer (except, of course, Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite).
10:01 PM · Aug 30, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Unpopularopinion
Posted by u/[deleted] June 28, 2021
Vegemite is the Australian version of Marmite.
I don’t know about you guys, but it kinda irks me that a lot of people on Reddit seem to imply that Vegemite is some unique shit that Australia has.

It is just a slightly tinkered about with version of Marmite that they only developed because Australians started to cry hard that marmite was not being delivered in the midst of a fucking World War.

Twitter
KnobHeadZed
@KHeadzed
Replying to @ottthoughts
Yes, Vegemite is an Australian version of the British Marmite.
2:05 AM · Jan 29, 2022·Twitter for Android

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