Vegemite V Marmite


Current history shows us that Australia will beat England by a mile (The Ashes) and it’s no different in the food aisle.

This morning, I decided to finally compare my beloved Australian Vegemite with its British version.


There is a distinct difference between the two spreads in texture – the Marmite is more runny and is a bit more easy to spread. As you can see from my awesome photography skills above, the colour pales in comparison to Vegemite.

As I took my first bite of the Marmite slathered bit of toast, I was a wee bit apprehensive – a lot of my friends had described the taste as ‘equivalent to tar’.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this was not the case – it didn’t really taste like tar-like at all! If anything it is just a very milder version of Vegemite – but that could be because of the amount of real butter that is underneath.

For anyone who has tried Vegemite, you know that it is a very strong flavour – one only Australians can love it seems. As my British friend¬†Lily¬†(on a working holiday in Australia) describes ‘Vegemite is the poor man’s Marmite.’

I, however, disagree. With it’s weaker, poorer taste, Marmite is clearly, the poor man’s Vegemite.

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