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Vegemite and Britishness

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Submitted by Larry (Australia), Jan 10, 2006 at 12:39

Daniel, I regret to tell you that while Bovril and Marmite may be quintessentially British, Vegemite is a colonial import. It is correctly and traditionally made from the yeast residue left after the brewing of Foster's Lager, an Australian beer. It only became generally available in the British Isles in the 80s after the establishment of a Fosters brewery over there.
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