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Posted at 5:01 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Quoted: President Obama trash-talks Vegemite

By The Reliable Source

Obama and Gillard at Wakefield High. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

"So it's like a quasi-vegetable-byproduct paste that you smear on your toast for breakfast. Sounds good, doesn't it?"

-- President Obama dissing the Down Under delicacy Vegemite, right in front of Australia PM Julia Gillard during a joint visit to a classroom at Arlington's Wakefield High School. "It's horrible," he declared, in case you missed the sarcasm above. POTUS was in quite the jocular mood: When the AP History students chimed in to praise their teacher, he laughed, "Look at all these folks sucking up to her. Good grief."

By The Reliable Source  | March 7, 2011; 5:01 PM ET
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POTUS speaks truth to power! Vegemite is quite abhorrent. Tastes like John Boehner on toast.


Either that or Congresswoman Gaga!!!!!


Posted by: bs2004 | March 8, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

I have to say I had never had vegemite/marmite before this year. I needed to make a vegetarian gravy for Thanksgiving, and the best reviewed recipes I could find all had vegemite as a main ingredient. so i went for it, and it was actually really good (this from a big regular gravy fan)! i've never eaten it on toast though..

Posted by: SmeeAndMe | March 8, 2011 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The secret to learning to love Vegemite and/or Marmite -- and it IS an acquired taste -- is to take it very slow. There's a reason the jars are so small... It ain't sweet jam!

Just dip a tiny bit from the jar & smear your knife 'round buttered toast. Also tasty is to cut the toast into "little soldiers" and dip them in a soft boiled egg.

All downed & drowned with strong milky tea, of course.


Posted by: dadada | March 8, 2011 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Michelle isn't going to be happy about this...

Posted by: Gus_Baker | March 8, 2011 10:08 PM | Report abuse

A great tasting spread for Soylent Green wafers. Yummm.

Posted by: jojo4 | March 9, 2011 6:55 AM | Report abuse

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