Vegemite has been produced in Australia since its launch in 1923. 90 percent of the ingredients are sourced from within Australia and only 2 percent of Vegemite is exported overseas. Vegemite is certified Halal and kosher and does not contain genetically modified organisms.
Australia’s favourite spreadable paste wasn’t always the favourite. Beginning in 1922, the Fred Walker Company (today known as the Kraft Food Company) hired a young chemist to create a rich spread, high in Vitamin B, that would become a healthy staple in everyone’s cupboards.
Similarly, Australian rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard has a song called "Vegemite" on their album Oddments.  Vegemite also features in Mem Fox's 1983 children's book Possum Magic. The story involves an invisible possum who needs to eat Australian foods in order to become visible again.
Although Vegemite is a staple in Australia, it can be difficult to find in the U.S. Amazon carries multiple sizes of the salty spread, and World Market—both in stores and online—also sells Vegemite. The spread may also be on the shelves of your local supermarket if it does a good job of stocking international foods.
Ingredients 2 English muffins 5g VEGEMITE 2 Bega Stringers Peelable Cheese 4 cherry tomatoes 4 Pimento-stuffed olives, green Instructions Heat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Split each English muffin with a knife and place on the baking sheet with the insides facing up.
VEGEMITE contains B1, B2, B3 and folate. Enjoy as part of a balanced, varied diet and active lifestyle. VEGEMITE, the VEGEMITE device, the VEGEMITE trade dress, VEGEMITE CHEESYBITE and device, HAPPY LITTLE VEGEMITES and TASTES LIKE AUSTRALIA are trade marks of Bega Cheese Limited.
Vegemite is a staple in most Australian households, a savoury superstar, if you will -- yet few of us actually know what the heck this stuff is. ... Originally called 'Pure Vegetable Extract ...
Vegemite had established itself as a staple of Australian pantries by the 1950s. Its status as a national treasure was further solidified in 1954, when the brand released an ad campaign that would ...
Still it wasn’t popular, even though a similar spread called Marmite was a huge seller. In 1937 the company again renamed the spread and called it Vegemite and by 1942, exactly 20 years after the spread was actually launched, it became a household name. Vegemite was here to stay. It even became a staple food for soldiers during World War 2.
In fact, Vegemite has one of the densest sources of B-vitamins of any product on the planet. Vegemite is as much a staple in Australian culture as the kangaroo. Kids are raised on it. My neighbor Sharon was married to an Australian and lived in Sydney, and while she couldn’t stand the stuff, she raised his daughters on it.