Vegemite VS Israel

Vegemite VS Israel

When on my trip to Israel last year I took my faithful jar of Vegemite along for the ride. I wanted to see what the middle east would think of it after having shared it with friends all over Europe and the US already. With mixed results from previous attempts I was hopeful my new friends in Israel would take to this aussie favourite…

If you’ve not had enough vegemite then hit up the Vegemite Challenge link above and see what my other willing participants thought.

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7 Responses to Vegemite VS Israel

  1. MARTINA CHALIAN October 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM #

    When I was working in a hostel in Buenos Aires I would see loads of Aussies carrying pots of Vegemite. I came to the idea that it is a bit like dulce de leche for Argentines – something we simply can not be without, even when travelling.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD October 26, 2012 at 3:08 AM #

      Martina, I’d say you are spot on there. It’s that little bit of home we can bring with us everywhere and it lasts much longer than say chocolate or chips.

  2. SHALU SHARMA October 26, 2012 at 9:38 PM #

    To be honest, I have no idea what vegemite is? Is it some sort of spread that you put on your toast something similar to marmite. I am not sure if I will like something like this. How popular is it in Israel?

  3. MKI November 1, 2012 at 11:11 AM #

    As a little Vegemite I couldn’t go to school without it.Now living in Israel not sure if I would like the taste again. Anyhow 20 odd years ago I meet an Israeli whom liked it couldn’t wait till I got my next jar from Down Under and another friend said it tasted like tar. Go figure….

  4. GEOFFFF November 12, 2012 at 7:32 AM #

    Good to see the introduction of Vegemite into Israel, Chris

    What the world needs now is more Vegemite

    The One Vegemite Solution

    You heard it hear first


  5. CHRISTINE OSBORNE August 18, 2013 at 4:25 AM #

    I’ve carried Vegemite to some 70 countries visited as a travel writer. I once left a pot I’d
    swooped up in last minute packing, in a Nairobi taxi. Often wondered what its driver made of it.
    Vegemite is a life-saver when facing a breakfast featuring only toast-and-jam.

  6. AIMEE January 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM #

    I lived in aus for a good part of my childhood. I lived off vegemite! Was the best thing I’d ever tasted! When we were packing our bags to move to Scotland my auntie bought me a years supply of it to take with me incase we couldn’t buy it over here. When my friends asked what it was like i offered them a taste to then watch the disgust on their faces! There’s always a jar in my cupboard, for emergencies incase i need to go away for the weekend. Haha. Wouldn’t know way to have on my toast and sandwiches without it! my local store tells me im the only one who buys it! So im glad they stock it just for me x

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