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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Vegemite is made from beer.

    "Concentrated Yeast Extract" ... the "Yeast" here being beer yeast.

    The story goes that there was a big war (1? 2? One of the two anyway) and nutrient rich food was scarce, due to the war effort.

    And basically beer was still being made, and there was all this scum (dead yeast) at the bottom of the beer brewing tanks that was pretty high in vitamins...

    And so you take the beer dregs, concentrate them, extract out the healthy parts, concentrate it into a very salty paste, and you have Vegemite.

    And yes, it's hideous. Those that do eat it tend to be very careful about getting the balance between it and the butter on the bread juuuuust right.
    • It's Marmite [wikipedia.org], none of this "vegemite" rubbish. And it's best in thick quantities on toast, covered with a layer of scrambled eggs. Oooh, yes!

      -Dom

    • Vegemite is made from beer.
      Since beer is liquid bread, and the alleged ban is due to the alleged ingredient that is only allegedly allowed in bread and cereals, I don't see why Vegemite couldn't just be re-classified as "spreadable bread", and the ban could be lifted.