Vegemite on Toast

As I walked through the grocery store the other day, I came across jars of Vegemite.  It has been at least 5 years since I last ate it and I had contemplated buying it before.  So I bought a jar and had it on buttered toast this morning.

Absolutely smashing!  I loved the rich, salty flavour the first time I tried it and I still love it now.  What does it taste like?  Although it's a yeast concentrate, it doesn't taste particularly yeasty--it's salty, rich, mushroomy, almost caramel-like with a definite umami presence.  It tastes like a concentrated version of Maggi sauce which my parents used quite liberally when I was growing up.

According to the Vegemite site, it's a good source of B vitamins and folate which is particularly important in pregnancy (although one would need to eat quite a large amount to meet the recommended daily requirements).  I would eat it with as much fervour if I weren't pregnant, though!



Interesting Maggi comparison. In Australia, they say that it also works great as a sun block on the skin! :-)

No, it's not a craving. I wanted to eat Vegemite on toast way before the pregnancy and just finally got around to buying some.

Could this be a craving???