News broke this evening that the Australian yeast spread Vegemite might become subject to sale restrictions due to the fact that residents in some distant Northern Territory ‘dry communities’ are using the iconic condiment to brew alcohol at home.
There are so many versions of the same story it doesn’t even matter which one I link to – they all reference the same quote from the Prime Minister. “This is a deregulatory Government and the last thing I want to do is to have a Vegemite watch,” he said. “Because Vegemite, quite properly, is for most people a reasonably nutritious spread on your morning toast or on your sandwiches.” Umm, okay, then.
Can you make alcohol out of Vegemite?
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