Monday, September 13, 2010

Experience Vegemite...

At my most recent stop by Woolworth's, I decided to look around a little more and found some pretty unusual stuff. Chips of strange favors like ham and chicken, and candy bars I have never even heard of. I decided to pick up some of this stuff, and I will report on the candy bars as I try them. Today, I gave the chicken chips a whirl...

My reaction: they are decent, but do not scream chicken to me. They are more herbs than chicken flavored. I guess it's like when you get chicken flavored rice and stuff like that. None of that stuff actually tastes like chicken.

Up next, the big contender, every Aussie's pride and joy: Vegemite.

Clearly, I am not expecting too much from the initial smell, I haven't heard great things from Americans who have tried it, but they got so many other things right so far, how could Aussies screw up on this one?

Do I dare combine these to flavors? Am I tempting some cataclysmic event to occur? I thought I remembered chicken flavored chips and Vegemite as one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

DU DU DU! Moment of truth...

Maybe I will just touch my tongue to it first, just to get a hint of the flavor...

Mistake! Bad Mistake! I toss the whole chip in my mouth to chew...

Ack! NO!


Help me, raspberry schwepps!

Well, in conclusion, I am not a big fan of Vegemite. Maybe it's one of those things that has to grow on you, I mean, a lot of people hate beer when they first try it. And this is essentially leftovers from brewing beer, with lots of salt added. I guess I will keep the jar in case I am stranded somewhere, in desperate, and I mean desperate, need of sustenance. I suspect it will also ward off thieves and small children, unless those thieves and children are Aussies.

1 comment:

  1. Courtney, I love reading your blog. It's very interesting and funny. I love your vegemite experience. I also love all your descriptions of the people, places, and cultural differences. I'm glad you're enjoying yourself and getting out there and experiencing life in Australia!