Australians are very passionate about Vegemite. So much so, Vegemite lovers sparked an argument on Reddit over the appropriate amount to spread on toast.
One user shared a photo of six slices of bread slathered with different Vegemite amounts. The slices vary from one, which is smeared thinly, to six, which has been slathered on very thickly.
It didn’t take long before the image ignited debate among like-minded Vegemite enthusiasts. There were many supporters of large amounts of the spread, with users saying “I’ll just take the jar and a spoon” or “Who puts it on bread? Cut out the middle man”.
However, the fifth version proved to be the most popular, with one user writing: “5 or 6 are the only acceptable answers. Everyone who chooses something else is wrong and should feel bad.”
While another joked that any Aussie who answered lower than five should have their citizenship revoked, commenting: “If you answer anything lower than a 5, you should have your citizenship revoked and shipped out of here immediately.” And a third wrote: “I’d go as far as to say 1 to 3 is dead set un-Strayan..”
Others pointed out that the toast needed butter, with users going as far as to say “Not buttering to the edges is sacrilege. Also, don’t trust anyone who prefers anything before number two”. Another added: “Wouldn’t eat any of these, where’s the butter?”
Meanwhile, others said the perfect Vegemite toast required melted cheese or smashed avocado. “Easily go for five with some butter and melted cheese on top,” one commentator wrote. Another added: “Six. Plus butter, melted. Optionally with avocado if you can afford one.”
As the discussion rages on, one thing is certain – the love for Vegemite runs deep in Australia, and the quest for the ultimate Vegemite toast continues to unite and divide enthusiasts across the nation.
Whether you’re a proud supporter of the thick slather or you take a more minimalist approach, the journey to Vegemite perfection is a uniquely Australian experience that keeps taste buds tingling and keyboards clicking.