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Adam vs. Paul: Marmite vs. Vegemite
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club

Adam vs. Paul: Marmite vs. Vegemite

Can you really tell the difference between the two yeast spreads?
25 September 2023 2:42PM

In a culinary showdown, Adam and Paul from The Breakfast Club recently decided to tackle the age-old debate… can you really tell the difference between Marmite and Vegemite? 

Both were confident in their ability to distinguish the subtle differences between these iconic yeast spreads.

Made from yeast extract, these spreads boast a combination of savoury, salty, and umami notes that can leave taste buds tingling with delight or recoiling in shock depending on your taste. 

Prior to their taste test, Adam and Paul were certain they could distinguish between the two spreads with ease. Each was presented with two spoons, bearing a dollop of one of the spreads. They tasted each sample one by one, carefully assessing the flavours.

As for the actual differences between the two, Drizzlemeskinny points out, "Vegemite tastes similar to Marmite, but not quite the same. While both are strong, tangy, and salty yeast spreads, most agree that Vegemite has a more intense flavor that is both saltier and more bitter”. 

“Vegemite has a thicker consistency than Marmite, which may account for its extra-concentrated flavor." 

Whether you're a Marmite or Vegemite fan, distinguishing between these two iconic spreads is no easy feat.