Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The 1st (and only) Vegemite vs Marmite Competition

So the first night back in POA, we bought some appetizers, fixins for a gourmet salad, and some wine and headed to Lisa's place where Victoria and Bruno would meet us.

We never got around to the deluxe dinner salad.

Somehow (imagine!), the classic old Aussie/Kiwi debate over Vegemite vs. Marmite came up, and it was decided that we should do a blind-folded, nose-plugged (because they do smell quite different) taste test. Naturally, Bruno and I had to be the judges, for objectivity.

In case you have never tried the stuff, essentially it's a cross between congealed petroleum (texture) and beef bouillon cubes (taste) with a few extra cups of salt. The tiniest smear goes a long way.

Ha ha. Nice friends I have. You see that dosage?

I had a video of when they put the freaking spoonful in my mouth, but it wouldn't upload. Just as well because I would have to spend extra time and care bleeping out several seconds. In any case, this snapshot tells you everything you need to know.

In the end, I preferred Vegemite, while Bruno chose Marmite--but we agreed that it was splitting hairs really, as both options were quite literally the "lesser of two evils."