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Vegemite On Toast Ranked As One Of The Most Bizarre Foods In The World

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Vegemite On Toast Ranked As One Of The Most Bizarre Foods In The World

Everyone in Australia knows that Vegemite on toast is an acquired taste. Some people love it and others hate it.

But you'd hardly consider it in the 'bizarre' category when it comes to culinary delights.

Taste Atlas has described Vegemite on toast as a 'polarising' and 'authentic Australian breakfast food' that 'needs to be spread over toast and butter in a fine, thin layer that you can see through, since it accentuates the flavours that are already present'.

But the site, which provides information about food from all around the world, has listed this Australian staple as one of the top 20 most bizarre foods you can eat.

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When we say bizarre, we mean bizarre.

Credit: Taste Atlas
Credit: Taste Atlas

The brekkie meal has been listed next to the likes of Alaska's Muktuk (a traditional Eskimo dish made from frozen whale skin and blubber), Palau's Fruit Bat Soup, Scotland's Crappit Heads (fish heads filled with a combination of onions, oats, suet, and fish liver), or Japan's Shirako (cod's milt, or sperm sacs).

Still don't think they're that bizarre?

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Well Vegemite on toast has also been ranked next to Vietnam's Tiết canh (which is a dish is prepared with fresh animal blood that is mixed with fish sauce), Italy's Casu Marzu (which is a type of rotten cheese that has live maggots inside) or even Cambodia's A-Ping (which is essentially fried tarantulas).

It's baffling to even think that a deep-fried spider could be akin to eating Vegemite on toast.

Even if you think that's not too bad, surely we can agree it's nowhere near as bad as 'Virgin Boy Eggs' which are eggs that are cooked in the urine of prepubescent boys.

After the list made its way onto social media, Aussies weren't impressed.

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One person wrote: "It's definitely an acquired taste but yeah it's not bizarre compared to the rest of these. It almost feels like someone is trolling."

Another said: "THAT'S A BLOODY OUTRAGE, IT IS. I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE PRIME MINISTER."

A third added: "Somewhere on the other side of the planet, someone is thinking 'What's wrong with our fried tarantulas? How can they compare that with Vegemite?'"

That last point is fair considering Aussies reckon Vegemite is pretty harmless, however people outside Australia could find it utterly repulsive.

Featured Image Credit: Tristanb (Creative Commons)

Topics: Food, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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