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Re^2: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite

by why_bird (Pilgrim)
on May 30, 2008 at 13:29 UTC ( #689212=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
in thread The breakfast of champions is...

Vegemite..?? Urgh, what is the world coming to? There is a constant war in my household between vegemite and marmite (guess which one I prefer.) and with two people professing their love for vegemite on this poll I feel my position weakening.. Marmite lovers of the world unite and back me up here!

On the other hand, respect for not being able to fit your morning caffeine fix into a mug---I thought I was doing well as a chain drinker of strong tea in those really large Starbucks mugs (which hold just over a pint==568ml)

On the actual topic of this post---porridge is the best breakfast I can think of, though Weetabix are good too, in the 'summer' (such as it exists here). Presumably porridge==oatmeal?

........
Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
-- Groucho Marx
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Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by grinder (Bishop) on May 30, 2008 at 14:42 UTC

    I am sorely tempted to -- you for your blasphemy so I guess I shall have to ++ you for admitting to the error of your ways :)

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by runrig (Abbot) on May 30, 2008 at 16:13 UTC
    My daughter and I will eat either one, though I prefer Vegemite on plain buttered toast, and Marmite on toasted cheese sandwiches (or quesadillas). If I run out of one, the other will do in a pinch (being halfway between the UK and Australia, I'm not too partial) :-)
Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by jgamble (Pilgrim) on May 30, 2008 at 18:04 UTC

    I've always had the impression that oatmeal is porridge -- I've never seen them standing together, for example.

    Boil water for tea and quick oatmeal. Tear up a crystallized ginger piece, toss in bowl. Toss in dried blueberries or dried cherries. Put in quick oats.

    Pour water in teapot, followed by pouring in bowl. Pull tea bags out after three minutes. Stir oatmeal around, eat about another three to five minutes later.

      Yum!
Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by GrandFather (Cardinal) on Jun 01, 2008 at 06:17 UTC

    Marmite (at least in New Zealand) is pretty much just Vegemite with added sugar.

    The more important thing though is: do you salt your porridge?


    Perl is environmentally friendly - it saves trees
      Nonsense!

      Everybody knows that Marmite is just Clayton's Vegemite. Just as Pepsi is Clayton's Coke :p

      Marmite (at least in New Zealand) is pretty much just Vegemite with added sugar.

      I have a friend doing a PhD in marmite (no, really) who would disagree :) though if true it would probably explain why I prefer it :P I've always found that the texture of vegemite reminds me of a cross between petroleum jelly and wax which perhaps helps to explain my aversion..

      The more important thing though is: do you salt your porridge?

      Yes, I certainly do---though the most essential ingredient for me is raisins (fresh fruit like rasberries or blueberries would be nice, but it's usually not practicable for me). Yum :)

      ........
      Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
      -- Groucho Marx
      .......

        I was sure there was a jar of marmite around here somewhere. Someone must have tossed it out. Never mind.

        On the nutritional information panel marmite has a substantially higher sugar content than Vegemite. They are otherwise similar nutritionally. The extra sugar does of course make marmite much too sweet to be a real contender for a food of champions. ;)


        Perl is environmentally friendly - it saves trees
        You'll like your porridge even more if you soak the raisins overnight in whisky. Preferably an inoffensive middle-of-the-road Speyside, such as Glenlivet or Macallan.
Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by McDarren (Abbot) on Jun 01, 2008 at 15:41 UTC
    "and with two people professing their love for vegemite on this poll"

    Better make that three :)
    Well, 20-odd million actually, because just about every kid in Australia literally grows up on it. Vegemite, Weet-bix and Milo.

    When I moved to Singapore from Australia about six years ago, one of my biggest concerns was that I may not be able to find my beloved Vegemite. But thankfully, there is a significant aussie expat population in Singapore, which keeps the demand high enough that most supermarkets keep it in stock. So it's Vegemite on toast for me, every morning. Washed down of course, with a nice big mug of Milo with cold milk :D

Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by herveus (Parson) on Jun 03, 2008 at 17:12 UTC
    Howdy!

    Porridge does not necessarily mean oatmeal. While in Korea, I had opportunities to eat porridge. It was rice porridge -- sometimes blended smooth and sometimes chunky -- with various things added. Things like shrimp or abalone or pine nuts or pumpkin or any of a whole mess of things.

    yours,
    Michael
Re^3: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by gamache (Friar) on Jun 04, 2008 at 16:46 UTC
    Vegemite? Marmite? We Americans just wash out our brew casks when we're done with them.

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