Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vegemite

Kerry hasn't gotten to finish his posts about Australia; hopefully he will have time one of these days.

In the mean time though, I really want to post this video.

Kerry brought back with him, an Australian delicacy called Vegemite. The first time I ever heard of Vegemite was in the Men At Work song "Down Under". There's a line in there which says, "He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich". I remember wondering what Vegemite was.

In later years, I heard an Australian man say that they love to spread Vegemite very thinly on toast and crackers but when Americans come to visit, they always try to get them to eat a big spoonful of it because it's fun to watch.

With this in mind, we all tried the tiniest bit of Vegemite on crackers. For a few seconds you think, "Oh, that's not too bad." Then suddenly it stomps on your tongue.

Oddly enough, there were two people in our group who were unaffected by the taste. They didn't like it, but they could still eat a big glop of it without their heads exploding.

After we had all tried a very tiny bit, the three teen boys decided they could handle eating a teaspoon sized dab of it on a cracker. Christoffer went first, and he's one who was not bothered by the taste. Then Nate and Ben tried it.


I haven't laughed this hard in years.

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