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The Australian government has recently been in the spotlight after expressing interest in limiting the amount of Vegemite being sold, citing the move as a "precursor to misery".
First, that's totally the name of my band. And secondly, Australians have allegedly begun using large amounts of the stuff to make moonshine.
For those of you who don't know, Vegemite is a nationally enjoyed breakfast spread made from brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives.
(And to foreigners, it kind of tastes like dirt.)
But since Vegemite does have brewers' yeast, it also has an alcohol content, and when purchased in bulk, producing your own moonshine is very possible.
"Businesses in these communities have a responsibility to report any purchase that may raise their own suspicions," Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said in an official statement, citing Vegemite-based moonshine as a major factor behind children failing to turn up to school because they were too hungover and an increase in domestic violence cases.
He even goes so far as to suggest that Vegemite is regulated similarly to how the country regulates alcoholic beverages.
For now, however, Australians can continue to enjoy Vegemite, though how long they will be able to remains uncertain.
when u said it taste like dirt...i was very disappointed. i was hoping it would taste like chocolate ;(
@alywoah No it definitely tastes more like roast beef than chocolate pudding lol
it looks like pudding
@alywoah it tastes nothing like chocolate, I promise. Jimmy Fallon tastes vegemite http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FTGs6eR-ae8 or the opinion of some other americans http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pt2WQAUWM4 happy to send some for anyone who wants to try!
Hahaha. Regardless of how the Vegemite tastes, this news is such an Australian self-parody that I'm left literally speechless haha.