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but I sure as sh%t can't bring any vegemite with me to the land of the free it seems.

I wonder what potential money grab is behind the idiots in Washington banning the sale of Vegemite in the US? It's not as if any US citizen would like the stuff anyway (not sweet enough and they try to spread it too thick).

It's ok to serve up Maccas to the population making them obese, mal nutritioned and dentally challenged, but here is a spread that gives you a quarter of the daily needs on just one slice of bread and it's banned because it has some folate which is proven to be a good thing.

posted by  Wally

I hate Vegemite!!!:laughing: But i love Marmite! is that banned? does anyone know?
it seems abit ironic that they ban the good stuff and keep the bad stuff as you have put it!!! does oz get marmite???

posted by  True_Brit

yeah a must for the pommie migrants, but it's not as popular as vegemite.

posted by  Wally

First I've heard of it lol...Looks pretty good. It makes me hungry lol.

Lol :drool:
I also read that it was un-banned from the U.S. (But then again it's from Wikipedia, so it might be wrong lol).
Couldn't I just make my own at home? lol.

posted by  chris_knows

i found out that marmite is sold in oz as "our mate" and tastes exactly as it does here in the uk!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmite



i dont think youd be able to make it at home!!! apparently, if you get the ingredients wrong in a certain way, it can have drastic effects, like mayonnaise!!!

posted by  True_Brit

never heard of it being called that.

posted by  Wally

i forgot to say, its imported as ourmate but its made in england!

posted by  True_Brit

You mean that it might turn to mayonnaise or that making mayonnaise is dangerous for the same reasons? lol.

posted by  chris_knows

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I thought this was a thread about the '80's band, Men at Work (http://music.yahoo.com/ar-257571---Men-At-Work)
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posted by  BavarianWheels

Yes I thought I might provide some word association.

posted by  Wally

The governement has not banned Vegemite.

http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/vegemite.asp

Apparently Kraft thinks there's a ban due to folate, but the FDA hasn't said anything about it, and is not targeting it.

posted by  ChrisV

Never let a good yarn spoil the truth. But there is precedent:


http://www.fda.gov/ora/oasis/1/ora_oasis_i_25.html

posted by  Wally

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