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Old 10-22-06, 00:58
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Default Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

It's enough to start a war, USA have banned Australia's favourite breakfast spread because it contains folate (whatever that is).

Every Australian kid has grown up with Vegemite for many decades.
I know I did and it is still my favourite spread on toast.

Nothing on google as yet on the ban, but links to Vegemite are:-

http://www.google.com/search?as_q=ve...s=&safe=images

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Old 10-22-06, 01:10
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That is a bit weird, as 'Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is found in supplements and added to fortified foods. '

http://dietary-supplements.info.nih....ets/folate.asp


But then, I'm only an Ex-Industrial Chemist and Nurse, so whaddo I know? :P

Vegemite, along with Marmite and such, is just a Brewer’s Yeast byproduct.
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Old 10-22-06, 02:06
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They won't eat our vegemite, I won't eat any more of their food.....hang on,
that means no more Mcdonalds or KFC!

Better scrap that idea...I'll think of something else. lol
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Old 10-22-06, 02:34
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It must be something Vegemite does to the brain, everytime I visit the great land of Oz someone tries to peddle that God awful paste off on me..........Yuckers That stuff to the rest of the world is the most horrible tasting stuff we can imagine, I could make some graphical comparisons, but good manners prevent me. Must be something in the Oz water, or maybe just that the parents had to eat it as kids so they tell there kids it tastes great.

Wish I could get a loyal franchise of followers though like the Vegemite people have with you Aussie's, even the mighty Ketchup doesn't come close to the unwavering support here that your Vegemite does in Oz, but I guess it's like trying to figure out why bugs fly into an open flame.

Now no poison pen letters please, I love my friends from Oz, just do not understand your love of Vegemite, and yes I have tasted it (unfortunately) :: :D
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Old 10-22-06, 02:39
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

"Vegemite"
It sounds like some kind of bug....wasn't there a bug called a Vegemite in a video game a few years back?
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Cute brksta but even that sweet smile face of yours will not get this Canuck to eat the stuff..............Oh yea, the darn stuff is available here in Canada Yuckers
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that God awful paste off on me..........Yuckers That stuff to the rest of the world is the most horrible tasting stuff we can imagine, I could make some graphical comparisons, but good manners prevent me.
Maybe this is the reason why it is banned? Because it is simply disgusting?

If it tastes anything like Marmite... Then I think there are other deliciousies from Australia I'd rather try! :D
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

ABSOLUTLEY SHOCKING NEWS. How can you not like vegemite BC . Can't beat the stuff on toast. Apperently the reason is that the US has a law that the only food stuffs that can contain folate are bread and cereal, laws been around for a while but they are cracking down more now(vegemite use is just getting out of contol: ). They even stopped an Aussie at the Canadian/US border and confiscated his Vegemite
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Old 10-22-06, 04:36
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Maybe this is the reason why it is banned? Because it is simply disgusting?

If it tastes anything like Marmite... Then I think there are other deliciousies from Australia I'd rather try! :D
I think Marmite/Vegemite are one and the same Solange, but my friends from OZ disagree, and I totally agree with your take :D
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Old 10-22-06, 04:41
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ABSOLUTLEY SHOCKING NEWS. How can you not like vegemite BC . Can't beat the stuff on toast. Apperently the reason is that the US has a law that the only food stuffs that can contain folate are bread and cereal, laws been around for a while but they are cracking down more now(vegemite use is just getting out of contol: ). They even stopped an Aussie at the Canadian/US border and confiscated his Vegemite

Well don't worry mate, last time I looked on our Canadian Supermarket store shelves you Aussie's and Limie's can get either Vegemite or Marmite, but that's simply because us Canucks are friendly folks, not because we like the stuff :D
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

I've never seen it in stores, didn't know they ever sold it over here. I haven't tried it, so can't criticize it, but tastes and opinions seem sharply divided.
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I've never seen it in stores, didn't know they ever sold it over here. I haven't tried it, so can't criticize it, but tastes and opinions seem sharply divided.
You have'nt lived till you've tried vegemite GT! (love it or hate it)

I must admit that it is an aquired taste though..sorta like red wine.

As Phantom said, its made from a brewers yeast by-product.
That's good enough for me:

Too much, can have this sort of effect on you though: : : :

@brksta...nice one

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Vegemite IS quiet salty, maybe why some don't like it.

I was originally raised on Marmite, (*gasp!, horror!), in the U.K. But I prefer Vegemite (usually), nowadays.
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

I can't get past the name much less imagine eating it.. gimme butter and grape JAM on toast any day! :D
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

Isnt Vegemite a type of Pokemon?
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

Oh Gawd, not the age divide too!

I wouldn't mind trying it, I like salty, but doesn't look like I'll get the chance. As I understand it isn't folic acid an absolute requirement for ladies that are pregnent?
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I can't get past the name much less imagine eating it.. gimme butter and grape JAM on toast any day! :D

"Grape jam" sounds too much like "door jam", or "toe jam" to us - and tastes about as appealing. :D
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I think it must be an acquired taste you gain when you are still in infancy. After that all hope is lost. All of BC's red faces express my sentiments adequately!
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Default Re: Sacrilege----USA bans Vegemite ! ! ! !

Hmmmm.....
Grape Jam...made from Concord Grapes?


..or Vegemite..made from brewer's yeast?


Tough call..but I'll go with the Jam!
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