What is Vegemite?

Vegemite is a dark brown Australian spread made from yeast extract and vegetables and is full of nutrition, especially in B vitamins.  It is one of the most famous Australian foods. It is usually eaten on bread, spread very thinly (as it is quite a strong flavour), and you can enjoy it with butter, cheese, avocado, egg or even in chicken sandwiches!

A little History:

Vegemite was created in 1922 by the Fred Walker Company, and received the name from a national naming competition. The recipe has not changed in over 90 years, though a new flavour of vegemite was created in 2009: Vegemite Cheesybite. This Vegemite is not as intense in flavour as the original, as it is mixed with cream cheese.


The ‘Happy Little Vegemite' Song

In 1954 one of Australia’s most iconic tv ads was created to sell Vegemite – it is guaranteed that all Australians know this song! You can view the original ad on the Australian Screen archive website here: http://aso.gov.au/titles/ads/happy-little-vegemites/extras/  


We're happy little Vegemites

As bright as bright can be,

We all enjoy our Vegemite

For breakfast, lunch, and tea!

Our mummies say we're growing stronger

Every single week,

Because we LOVE our Vegemite

We all ADORE our Vegemite

It puts a rose in every cheek!


Recipe Idea!

A great way to try Vegemite is with avocado, it is very easy.


  • Sliced bread
  • Butter, for spreading
  • Vegemite
  • ½ an avocado, peeled, sliced


  • Toast bread and spread with butter, and a thin layer of Vegemite
  • Top with avocado slices and serve

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