Friday, October 05, 2018

vegemite

The other week, Tammy came over with some Vegemite samples for us to try for the first time and video it for her Aussie friend.  Cool.  I never had the stuff but always wanted to try it. 

I figured it was about as gross as peanut butter is to Germans and if an Aussie kid can handle it, so can I.

It wasn't quite what I expected.  Very salty and tasted something like beef bullion with a flavor I couldn't quite place.  I liked it and Tammy sent the video to her Aussie friend.

Today she gave me a tube of Vegemite from her friend because I liked the stuff so much.  I guess not many folks outside OZ can appreciate that stuff.

Well, tonight I was sitting here sucking Vegemite from the tube and chasing it with rum when it hit me.

When you make rum, the stuff left in the boiler after the alcohol is distilled out is called dunder.  It has a stink to it that makes you open the windows in winter and it's the reason you distill your rum twice because some of that stink carries over to the finished product.

It's spent yeast and that's exactly what Vegemite is made of.  That and some other stuff.


I just found out that Vegemite is also very keto.  Lots of vitamins and salts our human bodies need, and the taste of sucking on a salty bouillon cube is out of this world.

It also goes great with rum.

Bone appetite.        

2 comments:

Rain bird said...

You said, "bone".

karmasurfer said...

Yeah, it's French. Like madam mussel, mercy buckets.