Vegemite clones

 
  TheLoadedDog The Ghost of George Stephenson

Youse have just reminded me of an old joke:

A well-to-do English gentleman farts in the bath.  His valet rushes out, and returns a short time later with a hot water bottle and a bottle of Bovril!


Thank you, thank you.  I'll be here all week.  Try the veal, and don't forget to tip the waiters!

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Another for the list is Freedom Vege Spread.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I do like one American describing Vegemite straight from Australia though, it has a very salty and bitey taste and a consistency like stiff axle grease. If that did not turn you off nothing would.Laughing
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
So summarise so far, as part of Website of Record, clones include:
* Vegemite,
* Marmite,
* Pawill
* Our Mate at IGA
* Promite is from 1950s
* Aussiemite from 2000
* Ozemite from 2012 (Dick Smith)
* Cenovis from Switzerland
* Bovril (may belong to a different category).

* Mighty-Mite
* Vegemite Cheesybite (thanks Graham4405 - see below) (named in a competition)

There are still at least two more, samples of which are on the kitchen table.



However not all clones are sold at the one store, so you need to visit several stores to complete the list.
awsgc24
Is my first Vegemite there? I know it is Vegemite, but is a little different.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Youse have just reminded me of an old joke:

A well-to-do English gentleman farts in the bath.  His valet rushes out, and returns a short time later with a hot water bottle and a bottle of Bovril!


Thank you, thank you.  I'll be here all week.  Try the veal, and don't forget to tip the waiters!
TheLoadedDog™™

Being a bit slow due to the cold, it took a while for me to get that. But now I have, it is quite funny.

(I didn't get any chips with my veal!)
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Another for the list is Freedom Vege Spread.
Valvegear

Haven't heard of this one, but will add to list above.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Yep,  MightyMite is made by Three Threes Condiments Pty Ltd of Lidcombe NSW.

Richard.
rwatts

Just heard new ad on 2GB re MightyMite, one of few Australian made/owned foods.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Another for the list is Freedom Vege Spread.
Valvegear

The bottle says "Australian owned and made"; Freedom Foods Pty Ltd.

VS Like a paste.

IMHO, Dick Smith's clone is too liquid.

Yet another clone is Bramwell's Brekkie Mite, made in Brazil, imported by ALDI.

BM is a slightly fluid paste.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Thanks. Added to "Railpage Page of Record".

There are at least two brands not on the list.
awsgc24

Brekkie Mite added to list above; Bramwell's ; from ALDI ; made in Brazil
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Just heard new ad on 2GB re MightyMite, one of few Australian made/owned foods.
awsgc24
I heard that ad too! Ray Hadley's show... Australian made by 3 threes, gluten free and spreads without putting holes in your bread or something...
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
So summarise so far, as part of Website of Record, clones include:


* Vegemite,

* Marmite,


* Pawill

* Our Mate at IGA

* Promite is from 1950s

* Aussiemite from 2000

* Ozemite from 2012 (Dick Smith)


* Cenovis from Switzerland

* Bovril (may belong to a different category).

* Vegemite Cheesybite (thanks Graham4405 - see below) (named in a competition)
There are still at least two more, samples of which are on the kitchen table.
However not all clones are sold at the one store, so you need to visit several stores to complete the list.

* NEW! DEC 2013 Omegamite (AU owned and made)
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Vegemite came in 1919 in Australia and even had a name change to Parwill for a few years to compete with Marmite
"Marmite but Parwill " was the slogan
qredge

That reminds me: Many years ago (early 70s) I worked with two lovely young ladies, Karen May and Susan Will! Mr. Green

True story. Smile
  M636C Minister for Railways

Marmite. Was first and was created in late 1890s in UK


Vegemite came in 1919 in Australia and even had a name change to Parwill for a few years to compete with Marmite
"Marmite but Parwill " was the slogan
qredge


Marmite is a genuine word, French for "pot" (the container, not marijuana) and the label illustrated a cooking pot (in the 1950s).

I seem to recall my father repeating the "Parwill" line at some time.

I believe Vegemite was always made by Kraft, a US company...

M636C
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I believe Vegemite was always made by Kraft, a US company...
M636C

It surely is. You only have to be somewhere near Kraft in Salmon Street Port Melbourne, and breathe deeply. If the Vegemite production is in operation you can't possibly fail to notice it.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Like most people in this country, I've been a Vegimite kid since forever. Having said that, have never been averse to trying the alternatives.

A time ago (waaay back in the 20th century) , there were only two others, Marmite & Promite. Marmite for mine is utterly disgusting, and doesn't hold a candle to the big V. Promite's a different kettle of fish, it has it's own distinct flavour - which I don't mind occasionally - and only really is like Vegimite inasmuch that it's a black gooey spread.

I wouldn't have included Bovril in this lot; for mine it's more like Bonox, as in meant to make drinks & flavour stews etc. However the Wiki entry says it can be used as a spread. Never tried it.

In more recent times, I've sampled all the other alternatives. With one exception, I found that they were all good, but coudn't pass 90% as big V replacements.

Except for Brekkie Mite. For me this has knocked asided the big V forever, though I can still eat Vegimite if I can't get any BM. The wurxette & Ma & Pa Wurx are unswayed & stick to the big V.

I had no idea that BM was made in Brazil....Shocked
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I can remember, at about 7 or 8 years of age, badgering my mother about Marmite.  We'd always had Vegemite and I loved it - still do. However, mum finally heeded my plea and bought Marmite for me to try ( i.e. to shut me up ).  I made the same discovery as wurx - Marmite is terrible. I've conveniently forgotten whether mum actually said,  "I told you so."
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I find Promite to be the ultimate but it is often the most expensive.
  sydnytrains Chief Commissioner

Location: McDonalds Front counter serving customers
I remember when I was around 8, I used to have "triple" sandwiches that had nothing but vegemite and meadow lea butter on it. That was my main diet for about a year or so before I got sick of it. Nowadays, I have it on toast during the day.

I've never tasted marmite, but I have had promite once, around about '07. Not only did I spew up non-stop for about 15 seconds (it was a tiny little spread btw), but I had to drink about 5-6 glasses of water to get rid of the taste. Never had the sh1t again.

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