So my wife loves Vegemite.
You know, that quintessential component of "How Australian are You?" quiz. Which is similar to Marmite, and Bovril. The black, gooey, too-salty-to-be-possible substance that Australians spread on their toast?
We saw a vegemite and cheese sausage at the butchers and I pointed it out to my wife.
The Butcher noticed and commented, "that's the funny thing about Vegemite - you either love it or hate it."
"She loves it!" I told the butcher as I pointed at my wife.
Later he gave us one of the sausage to try.
I don't mind Vegemite actually. I'll eat it, no problems. With toast or English Muffins. The difference between my wife and me is that she'll slather it on. I dab it on.
So for those of you who do not like Vegemite, here are the Alternative Uses of Vegemite I discovered while camper-vanning in Western Australia.
10 You can use it as shoe polish.
9 In a pinch, you can use it to patch a flat tyre.
8 Also works well to glue the sole of your shoe back on.
7 Great as a fire starter for the barbie.
6 Can be used to fixed small potholes.
5 No sunscreen or sunblock? Use Vegemite! In lab tests, Vegemite was found to provide the equivalent protection of an SPF 300 sunscreen.
4 Has been used as a shark repellent. (This use is still under testing. Vegemite does not recommend you rely on it's product to repel sharks.)
3 Surfers have used Vegemite to wax their boards when they've run out of surfboard wax.
2 Vegemite can also be used as motor lubricant.
And... the number 1 alternative use of Vegemite