Tuesday, 26 June 2007

We're Happy Little Vegemites

When too much vegemite is barely enough. (And yes, it is winter, but never let that stand in the way of fashion!)

We're happy little Vegemites
As bright as bright can be.
We all enjoy our Vegemite
For breakfast, lunch, and tea.
Our mother says we're growing
stronger every single week.
Because we love our Vegemite.
We all adore our Vegemite.
It puts a rose in every cheek!

-1950's advertising jingle. Listen to it here.

There was a report, later reduced to urban myth status, that the US had banned, yes, banned, the importation of vegemite, allegedly because it has added folate. We can cope with the finger-printing at the border, cope with being grilled on vias applications about our Nazi pasts, or moral terpitude, but being BANNED from taking in a jar of salty axle grease (actually a yeast-based spread, a by-product of brewing) to spread on toast - what an outrage! Fortunately NOT TRUE.


  1. ugh. forget religion, you can split the world down between those who like that stuff and the rational rest of us all....lol.

  2. Tongue planted firmly in your cheek, Sally! I remember being told that it was a by-product of the beer-brewing process, which fits in with your info [in a way ;) ] We're getting lots of lovely rain!

  3. Horrible stuff. Like Marmite in England. Hate the taste of that too. But good eating to those that do.

  4. This song could stay in my mind for a long time, thank you Sally ;-)...And thanks too for this shot in Chinese Garden, one of my good memories in Sydney.

  5. I was going to say, not true, but you said it for me. I like the photo too.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Trapping the Japanese Beetle
    Brookville Daily Photo
    Some published works

  6. i do not like that mean stuff. sorry. :-)

  7. I tried them a couple of times over the years and they are nasty. Eck!