The first (& last) time i had Vegemite was about 7 years ago. I can still remember the excitement...humming Men At Work while the bread was toasting...cleansing my palette with unflavored water. I had the type of jitters you only get on first dates. So much hype...over so many years...and i was there, finally ready to have at it.
The toast was now ready. I rushed my girlfriend "come on, spread it already". She gently spread a thin coat of Vegemite on my wheat bread and handed it over. I went in for the kill...
My first bite was fully (& regretfully) swallowed. I remember pausing for a few seconds and pondering whether the Vegemite jar I purchased at the adorable Australian delly was expired. The flavor was intense...but in the worse way I would ever imagine. A nasty concaucsion of flavors that made my eyes water. I took a step back and threw the remainder of the toast in the garbage. A sad realization took over...Vegemite was awful.
I didn't rate it a -5 is because my cat ended up licking the jar a bit when i placed it on the floor. But after a few seconds, even he stepped away with a confused look on his face. We had trust issues since that day.
readers note - do not operate heavy machinery while trying Vegemite.