Monday, October 6, 2008

One billionth jar of Vegemite

No not this jar; I wish it was! Yesterday the billionth jar of Vegemite was produced; a milestone in the history of the product.

Vegemite is a spread rich in vitamin B1 made from brewer's yeast. It was developed in 1922 and first hit the shelves in 1923. Now, somewhat of an Australian icon, it is found in most Australian homes.

It is an acquired taste; you either love it or hate it. We once had a Japanese exchange student staying with us who was determined to try 'our' Vegemite. She eagerly spread it on on some bread and took a bite. I can still see the look on her face; it did not taste like what she expected.

But for me, I will hoe into this in a moment. I love it and I know it's good for me!

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