People Are Arguing Over The Best Amount Of Vegemite To Have On Toast
Vegemite has always been one of those products that some people love and others hate; there's no in between.
But when it comes time to spread the black stuff over your toast, there's another question to be asked: how much is the correct amount?
It's a tricky issue - some like a tiny sprinkling of Vegemite with a load of butter, whereas others don't even want to be able to see their toast; instead they prefer it absolutely covered from end to end by the spread.
One person on Reddit decided to see what the majority of Australians think is best by uploading a picture of the varying degrees of Vegemite on toast, ranging from One (barely a dusting) to Six (completely coated).
While the aim was to find a consensus, it seems like people are pretty divided on the topic.
Judging from the comments on the Reddit post, there were supporters of every stage. Some suggested going further than the absolute slathering at the scale's furthest extremity - because there's always the option to 'just spoon it out of the jar into your mouth'.
Everyone is entitled to their personal taste, but there were some who reckon that the sheer thought of putting more or less Vegemite on their bread was un-Australian.
One person wrote: "Five or Six are the only acceptable answers. Everyone who chooses something else is wrong and should feel bad."
Another added: "If you answer anything lower than a Five, you should have your citizenship revoked and shipped out of here immediately."
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A third said: "Not buttering to the edges is sacrilege. Also, don't trust anyone who prefers anything beyond Number Two."
While it seems like people are divided on how much Vegemite to spread, it looks as though they're united by the lack of butter being displayed in the sample picture.
Pretty much every slice of toast looks to be pretty dry, which is definitely not something you want when you're about to tuck into a nice, hearty serving of the black stuff.
Last year, a group of students decided to send a slice of Vegemite on toast towards the heavens just to see what would happen.
The team from UTS launched a balloon from Muswellbrook in New South Wales and attached a plate carrying two slices of Vegemite toast.
The people behind the incredible feat posted it to Reddit and YouTube saying that they got the payload 'to the edge of space'.
If we're being specific, the edge of space, also called the Karmen Line, is roughly 100km from the Earth's surface and a high-altitude balloon can usually get to around 30km.
So while it's not the 'edge of space', it's still pretty impressive.
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