My Dad insisted that if we're ever going to be vacationing in Australia or even considering living there someday, we'd have to be brave enough to try Vegemite.
(Ya don't know what Vegemite is? Check out the Wikipedia description and history to discover more about this sticky, black paste that is so popular down under.)
I decided to spread the Vegemite on a large piece of homemade bread which had been toasted and then spread with butter. This was the suggested way to sample our Vegemite, per my Dad. I then cut it into four squares, fully expecting my family to sample it along with me.
Without saying many words, I think I will just post the photo my son took as I tried Vegemite spread for the very first time ( I had just gotten out of the shower hence the towel on my head):
Needless to say, my children refused to try it (my husband sampled some in Australia many years ago and tried to warn me....) and I ended up throwing away the other pieces of bread.
I almost threw up, too. In fact every time I thought about Vegemite the rest of the day I felt a slight surge of vomit rise in my lungs.
Whelp, I guess I can cross that adventure off my list! (Thanks Dad! I'm glad I can say I tried it! Even though I will never ever ever ever ever NEVER try it again.)
Sorry, Australia, but have you ever heard of peanut butter?