Today when I logged on to see what was happening in Blogteria it was to find that the first of my little care packages had reached their destination. NellieVaughn over at Buttons Are Not Currency had received hers, along with my handy dandy instruction sheet, and she promptly leapt into action.
As Nellie isn't able to eat anything with gluten in it she couldn't test the spread herself. It's jam packed full of those little glutinous buggers. That's my bad, I should have made that clear from the start. But undaunted, she still forged ahead, determined to do her bit for science.
She gave it to several adults to try, as well as her two absolutely adorable nieces, and the results were mixed I must say. According to her the adults seemed to like it, but if the video evidence she posted is anything to go by I'd have to say the two girls were less than impressed.
One of them described it as tasting like "meat juice". Hmm, fair cop. I can totally see where she got that from. I suppose it does taste a bit like basted roast beef. The other said that it tasted "sour". I probably would have gone with salty, but given that this is an experiment it's probably better that I keep my nosy opinions to myself and stop trying to skew the results.
So, to summarise. So far we can determine that older, more mature taste buds are able to appreciate the allure of Vegemite, but it seems to be lacking in appeal to the youngsters. But of course these are just the preliminary results, we've still got two more tubes of salty goodness making their way across the ocean!
And now, just for shits and giggles, here's an old Vegemite commercial!
So I'd like to thank NellieVaughn for her her valuable contribution to scientific knowledge! We appreciate your willingness to sacrifice your friends and family to the cause! Now we wait with palpitations to see what results Sporkgasm and Just Keepin It Real, Folks get!