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Vegemite VS Never Ending Footsteps

Vegemite VS Never Ending Footsteps

It’s been a hard run for the old Vegemite Challenge. People are either un-willing to take it on or the participants that do have a go end up leaving me with a less than positive outcome. Even my attempt to show everyone that Vegemite is awesome failed to unite the masses in a wave of crazy Vegemite awesomeness.

So after a bit of a break I was excited that Lauren from neverendingfootsteps.com said she would take on the challenge for me. After all the British have their own poor substitute for the black stuff and seem to get just as excited about it. She had even agreed to take a spoonful right out of the jar (high five) but I’d suggested trying a standard piece of toast first to ease into it.

I won’t give away the outcome now, but I will say that the first Vegemite Challenge video back will not disappoint.

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29 Responses to Vegemite VS Never Ending Footsteps

  1. AUDREY July 14, 2011 at 10:41 PM #

    I’m glad the Vegemite Challenge is back! These videos are always hilarious 😀

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD July 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM #

      haha Audrey. When are you going to line up and have a go for me?

  2. JUSTIN MORRIS July 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM #

    Hahahahhaha LOVE IT! It’s always a pearler seeing non-Aussies reactions when they first try Vegemite!

  3. NOMADIC SAMUEL July 15, 2011 at 12:26 AM #

    HA! This is hilarious. I’d be willing to take the challenge sometime soon. I’ve actually rarely encountered a spread I don’t enjoy.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD July 15, 2011 at 8:43 AM #

      Samuel you may regret saying that. Where abouts are you? If you can get hold of some vegemite I’ll be expecting a video of your attempt.

    • LAUREN July 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM #

      DON’T DO IT! It’s repulsive 🙁

  4. SHERYLL July 15, 2011 at 7:04 AM #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! This is super hilarious! I love Lauren!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD July 15, 2011 at 8:44 AM #

      Don’t laugh too much Sheryll. If I remember correctly you will be heading in my direction soon enough and I’ll be expecting a video from you as well.

    • LAUREN July 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM #

      I love you too!!!! You’ve gotta try this crap! 😀

  5. JAYNE July 15, 2011 at 9:11 AM #

    This is brilliant. I think Lauren handled it quite well considering how AWFUL that stuff is. Also love that there was a magners cider on hand to wash it down with – that’s my girl haha

    • LAUREN July 15, 2011 at 12:08 PM #

      Hahaha, couldn’t have done it without the cider! 🙂

  6. LAUREN July 15, 2011 at 12:09 PM #

    Awwwww, I miss vegemite. I can’t wait to eat it everyday when I get to Oz…. :/

  7. ELLE July 15, 2011 at 3:16 PM #

    I did something similar to this with Salt Licorice from Sweden. I love challenges like this! Cheers to Lauren for taking it like a champ!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD July 15, 2011 at 4:58 PM #

      Elle, salt licorice? I’m not a fan of licorice to begin with so that just sounds nasty.

  8. JULIA July 15, 2011 at 4:55 PM #

    Hahaha funny! Has anyone actually enjoyed it yet in these videos? Also, either Royal Mail has got even more shocking than usual recently or you haven’t posted my test sample out to me yet. Hmm??

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD July 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM #

      Yes I can think of two people…. one being me 🙂 Also I don’t need to send a sample you can buy your own jar at Sainsburys.

  9. STEPHANIE - THE TRAVEL CHICA July 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM #

    I would totally do the challenge. My current roommate in Buenos Aires is Australian. I immediately noticed her jar of Vegemite when I moved in. I told her I wanted to try it. I’ll let you know what I think.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD July 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM #

      Stephanie if you are going to try it YOU have to film it for me to put on the blog. I’ll do some free IT work for you as payment 🙂

  10. HEATHER July 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM #

    Good for Lauren for trying it!! Great reaction 🙂

  11. JADE JOHNSTON July 24, 2011 at 7:34 AM #

    hahahaha! I tried it once when I met an Australian girl in Denmark. I will never be so silly as to try it again… love the video though!

    Jade Johnston | http://www.ouroyster.com

  12. TOM August 3, 2011 at 1:43 PM #

    hey just found out about this vegemite challenge!

    Ive never actually tried it, well i cant remember trying it anyway!

    I love Marmite and cant see how it can taste so bad if you love that perhaps NEfootsteps hates Marmite too?

    Going to have to find a jar to try it now 🙂

  13. MARC PASSION August 3, 2011 at 2:07 PM #

    Mate, I’m heading to Tanzania to work in a gold mine….thinking I should take a jar with me and get the locals to test out the awesomeness of flavour!

  14. COLIN August 15, 2011 at 11:55 PM #

    Great idea, I’m just about to leave on my travels and my dear mother gave me 3 jars of Marmite to take with me. I gave her a weird look but expected nothing less from her. Now after coming across your vegemite challange I have decided to take them and put them to good use.

    Now how much you want to bet the public believes Marmite tastes better than your imitation stuff? You want the challenge?

  15. SI @THEDEPARTUREBOARD.COM August 24, 2011 at 1:25 PM #

    When in Oz do what the Aussies do – Vegemite!
    When in Blighty do what the Brits do – Marmite!
    When in Rome, take a jar with you!

    Love the blog, regards
    Si

  16. MARNIE August 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM #

    I just made a vegemite sandwich for Number 1 son’s school lunch.

  17. KATIE November 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM #

    Ah, Lauren, your face!
    This is hilarious and wow, really puts me off ever trying Vegemite… ever!

  18. JANE January 5, 2012 at 6:26 AM #

    Would you believe that I spent a whole year in Australia and never tried Vegemite? I’ll eat it right ou the jar if you eat a deep fried Mars Bar from Scotland lol.

  19. TOM February 3, 2012 at 10:29 PM #

    Hah, that was great!

    It’s the rare few outside of Australia that don’t appreciate the might of Vegemite! Fun series of videos you’ve got here 🙂

  20. AUSTIN LEHMAN March 22, 2012 at 11:00 PM #

    Hilarious!! I would post a video but having grown up with an Australian friend I know too well how that stuff tastes. I love that while traveling abroad you like to torture people with a little bit of your home :). In Costa Rica I was told to try Cocoa Bean. Its the bean inside of the plant before you dry it and turn it to cocoa. Apparently this is supposed to be sweet and delicious…Outcome: it was like putting someone else’s loogie in your mouth and sucking it off of a bean. What was worse, was the poor Costa Ricans face looking at me in terror like I just spit out his Grandmothers famous cookie recipe or something. People should try other cultural things, maybe to find something amazing that you love, or perhaps to grow more appreciation for something you have at home. Great post.

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