Vegemite or Marmite: Which Do You Prefer?

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Do You Prefer Marmite or Vegemite?

  1. Marmite

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  2. Vegemite

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  3. Neither, as both are incredibly disgusting.

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  4. I enjoy both of them equally and have no preference.

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  1. Canarsie
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    I have sampled Vegemite in Australia and Marmite in the United Kigndom.

    For me, I believe the preference goes to Vegemite. Marmite seems to be stronger in flavor and runnier in texture.

    I simply spread Vegemite on a baguette whilst hiking in and exploring the Outback in Australia for a quick snack on the go.

    What is your preference?
     
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  2. diver90
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    Definitely Vegemite. On a good cracker/biscuit with a butter base coat. Creamy and Salty, tres bon. Now, I wouldn't eat a spoonful on its own.... but please feel free to try that.
     
  3. jswong
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    British Marmite and Australian Vegemite are fairly similar. New Zealand Marmite OTOH is quite different and by far nicer

    Jeff
     
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    While we're on the subject - any opinions if Marmite is a liquid or a solid? Aside from the carry-on issue, trying to decide has caused my pre-coffee brain to hurt now and then ;-)
     
  5. Chimpy
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    I like both, if I had to choose it would probably be vegemite.
     
  6. diver90
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    It probably fits in the same category as peanut butter - Not a solid, not a liquid, not a gel but the TSA doesn't like it.
     
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    Definitely marmite. Hmmm....marmite on toast!
    Anyone tried the marmite rice cakes? Prefer them to those cereal bars.
     
  8. TRAVELSIG
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    Any idea where to purchase either one in continental Europe?

    Also- was recently in London and even there it was surprising hard to find!
     
  9. joanek
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    Vegemite! Love it on toast, but I also use it when making soup---a tablespoon will add some "oomph" to a pot of vegetable soup, especially if you use low or no-salt stock when making the soup.

    (and if you're in the US--Cost Plus/World Market is a great place to pick up vegemite or marmite. And they do a quarerly (or so) newspaper coupon that often is "save 10 bucks when you buy 30"---a great time to stock up on either. In the DC area, Wegman's now carries both (maybe), but it's cheaper at Rodman's, if there is one near you)
     
  10. James Dombrowski
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    Actually Promite gets my vote. Similar to Vegemite but a little milder, nice on buttered toast.
     
  11. Misplaced Texan
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  12. Flyer_Esq
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    Neither. Sorry, just not a fan.
     
  13. Mangy
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    An an Australian, I would have to go with Vegemite
     
  14. Slight preference for Marmite over Vegemite. Probably cos I ate Marmite and not Vege when I was a kid.
     
  15. DaveS&V
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    Being British I have voted for Marmite to cancel out loadera vote
     
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  16. Fredd
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    Giving a hint as to how I voted I'm now looking forward to your favorite Cheez Whiz thread. [​IMG] In fairness, probably a lot of people who grew up with marmite or vegemite find peanut butter, which I still enjoy, cloyingly sweet or otherwise unpalatable - à chacun son goût... [​IMG]
     
  17. Nicole Blaess-Smith
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  18. JetSet
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    Neither! I didn't grow up with it, and haven't managed to acquire a taste for it.
    Mr. JetSet eats Vegemite but calls it Marmite - does that count? [​IMG]
     
  19. Bay Pisco Shark
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    I prefer both ... in the dustbin.
     
  20. For global balance - Vegemite, on Scottish oatcakes (Nairn's), with smelly French cheese (epoisses would do fine) ...
     
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    I tried the rice cakes and liked them ---but can't get 'em in the US. Our loss.
     
  22. joanek
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    That sounds wonderful. Love epoisses.
     
  23. SouthernX

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    Vegemite! My life's challenge is convincing/brainwashing my US-born son to love it as much as me.
     
  24. TrueBlueFlyer
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    I spent a year trying to like Vegemite in Australia and just couldn't do it.... its an acquired taste that I failed to acquire.
     
  25. secretsea18
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    That is easy to understand...
    I do not appreciate either of those brown food items. [​IMG]
     
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