Do you remember Men At Work? They had a huge hit in 1981 called "Down under". The lyrics had a line that went: "... he just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich" From that day, Vegemite has been a big mystery to me, and I guess to most scandinavians from my generation. We don't have anything like it over here, and I have understood that one might not love it at first bite....
When sweet Pippa of Ouchflower awarded me a Liebster, one of her questions were "Vegemite or Marmite?" I had to admit I hadn't tasted either of them, whereas our dear blogging friend Kylie of Lucy Violet Vintage (who sadly is not blogging anymore) decided to send me a jar halfway across the globe!!!
Album and single covers. Great black and yellow graphics and a distinct 80s look (below)
TADAAA! The eagle has landed on norwegian soil, safe and sound:-)
And now to the tasting prosess. Kylie adviced me to try a thin layer on a piece of toast the first time, and so I did. I must say, tasting something so mysterious and exotic for the first time, gave me a few butterflies in my stomach. You aussies must be laughing by now! I even had to chose the right serving tray for the photo shoot, the yellow was no coincidence:-)
Let's just say the experience was...hm...interesting. It wasn't as bad as I feared (I've heard some nasty rumours), and it could definitely grow on me. The taste was very concentrated and a bit spicy, like stock or bouillion, and had an aftertaste a bit like beer (?) Anyway, it was great fun to finally taste it, my kids tasted it too (with a couple of wrinkly noses, I have to add...)
Thank you so much, Kylie- what an amazing thing to do!!!
PS: miss your blog desperately!!!