I just heard on the news that the USA has banned Vegemite, because according to their food laws only breads and cereals are allowed to contain folate, another source says that it might be that vegemite contains too much folate. *shakes heads*. When I went to the states in 2002, I carried three jars of the stuff with me and I remember the customs lady smiling at me when asking what food items I was carrying. I left one with my brother in San Jose, then onward to Iceland where I left another with another brother and finally on to Germany where I used it on my toast each morning.
It seems that the border patrols are targeting Australian travellers and searching for vegemite. I wonder though are they targeting Kiwis or Brits/UKers with their Promite and Marmite, both also yeast extracts and also contain folate? Perhaps Aussies are just more likely to travel with Vegemite than the others?
I heard Hugh Jackman on the radio the other month and he said that he tests his kids to make sure they are still “true blue” by presenting them with a vegemite sandwich and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich; they still pick the vegemite sandwich he knows everything is alright.
Australia is vegemite.
We are happy little Vegemites as bright as bright can be,
We all enjoy our Vegemite for breakfast, lunch and tea,
Our mummy says we’re growing stronger every single week,
Because we love our Vegemite,
We all adore our Vegemite,
It puts a rose in every cheek!
News Article – Happy Vegemites no longer