Vegemite vs Brooke’s Parents

Vegemite vs Brooke’s Parents

The other week Brooke from had her parents down in Australia for a visit. Along with the usual Sydney sights she told me at some stage vegemite would be brought up, so naturally I was eager to find out the verdict.

What I wasn’t expecting was this blog post that featured the blow by blow account of their Vegemite encounter.

After watching the video I had learn’t two things, Americans need better sewage systems if they are still using carts to move the stuff around and the second was that Brooke’s mum is awesome.

Check out the video below and then be sure to head over to Brooke’s blog and leave a comment for her.

With just over 2 weeks till I make for Europe I’m looking forward to spreading Vegemite across the palate of a few travellers and getting their verdict. Have you tried Vegemite? Are you willing to try it and film the occasion? If so let me know and you too can be featured on my blog. Let me know at my contact page if your interested.


25 Responses to Vegemite vs Brooke’s Parents

  1. HEATHER April 7, 2010 at 10:32 PM #

    Haha, I watched the video the other day and loved it. Maybe it’s a good thing you won’t be able to meet up with me, ’cause I’m sure you’d get me to try it O:-)

    Ah, no worries. I’m sure I will sooner rather than later. I’ll document it for myself I’m sure and will let you know the results πŸ˜‰

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 7, 2010 at 10:35 PM #

      Don’t think your getting off that easy Heather. One way or another your going to be feasting on this delicious spread and I WILL be there to capture the moment πŸ™‚

  2. SABINA April 7, 2010 at 11:23 PM #

    Gee, I’ve never even heard of Vegemite. I’d be willing to try it if I ever run across it. But I think I won’t like it.
    .-= Sabina´s last blog ..Let Me Out of Here! – Six Tips for Coping When You’re Trapped in Travel =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM #

      awww Sabina don’t say that. I’ll hook you up OK don’t worry.

  3. MARTA April 8, 2010 at 1:42 AM #

    sorry mate i can’help you with that, i can’t just stand vegemite or marmite but you could count on me to trying any other aussie specialities eh eh

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 8, 2010 at 11:54 PM #

      haha Marta. OK OK so I’ll line you up for a meat pie instead then πŸ™‚

  4. KEITH April 8, 2010 at 1:47 AM #

    That video was hilarious, especially the “sh*t wagon” comment.
    .-= Keith´s last blog ..Around the World, One Month at a Time =-.

  5. SOFIA - AS WE TRAVEL April 8, 2010 at 1:56 AM #

    Hahaha she reacted exactely the same as I did when I tried it the first (and only) time. I guess it comes down to what you’re used to and brought up with.
    Does fermented herring sound like anything for you? ;P a delicassy here in Sweden…

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 8, 2010 at 11:55 PM #

      Sofia I’m willing to down some fermented herring if you try vegemite again for me πŸ™‚

  6. CANDICE April 8, 2010 at 3:34 AM #

    Can you get like, sample packets or anything? Cuz if so, I’d totally pay you to send me some. Hahaha.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Sampling Beers at the NLC Beerfest, or One Girl’s Mission to Drink All the Beers in the World =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 8, 2010 at 11:57 PM #

      We have single servings of it like you get for take away tomato sauce and the like. I’m sure I can get something shipped to you Candice. Unless your getting to Europe soon, then I can serve you up some fresh from the jar.

  7. AYNGELINA April 7, 2010 at 10:26 PM #

    I have not had it but everyone says it’s disgusting. If I run into an Aussie with it, I’ll see if I can try it and film it.
    .-= ayngelina´s last blog ..Is Cancun the real Mexico? =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 7, 2010 at 10:31 PM #

      haha Ayngelina it’s not disgusting at all. Don’t listen to them, it’s awesome. Would I ever lead you astray πŸ™‚

  8. ELKE April 7, 2010 at 10:44 PM #

    I want to try and I dont mind the videotape πŸ˜€ sounds like fun!
    .-= Elke´s last blog ..I used to hate languages =-.

  9. SPUNKYGIRL April 7, 2010 at 11:49 PM #

    I HAVE tried it and it was nasty. Way too salty for me. But good luck Chris!
    .-= SpunkyGirl´s last blog ..Hello Monkey! =-.

  10. BROOKE VS. THE WORLD April 8, 2010 at 10:37 AM #

    Haha, thanks Chris for the shout out… and good luck with your expedition (you’re gonna need it!).
    .-= Brooke vs. the World´s last blog ..100 Strong: FTU Discusses Squat Toilets =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM #

      Hey Brooke, no problem. I couldn’t let this pass up, I mean its not that bad πŸ™‚

  11. CORNELIUS AESOP April 8, 2010 at 6:36 AM #

    I’m still hesitant about this vegemite, I know that it comes from beer excess and I’ve brewed my own beer and have seen the left over bits. Not too appetizing.
    .-= Cornelius Aesop´s last blog ..New Brew Tuesday: O.K. Beer Okocim =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 8, 2010 at 11:57 PM #

      Cornelius your doubting the goodness that comes from beer… shame on you.

  12. PEARL April 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM #

    We all enjoy our Vegemite for fricken breakfast, lunch and tea!! I just had it on some toast πŸ™‚
    .-= Pearl´s last blog ..Everything’s in order in a black hole =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD April 10, 2010 at 4:36 PM #

      You got that right Pearl. I’ll be making the most of it over the next 2 weeks before I fly and have to eat it on rations πŸ™‚



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