So after AFP posted the Vegemite song (and I watched the video of the performance), I developed a strong curiosity about Vegemite. I don't know what it was, but I was extremely drawn to it, even though I was utterly repulsed at the same time. I made a pact with a friend to find it and try it (to which I told him that if I threw up, he'd have to eat the entire bottle). My friend from Novia Scotia told me to spread it lightly on toast or something, but I didn't listen. Today, my friend Kevin and I went on the hunt for it. We went to Stop & Shop, Walbaums, and Walmart (nobody knew what it was, which made me upset). Eventually, my friend Jenna suggested we went to Whole Foods with our friend Stacey, and low and behold: in the ingredients section were several bottles of Marmite. Buying it, we rushed back to my house (after a quick stop at Friendly's for my mom) and pulled a spoon out of the drawer. Of course, we smelled it first, and almost threw up at the rancid stench of it. Stacey ate a bit first, then Kevin, and soon after, I shoved the tiny bit in my melt.
I screamed with disgust and shoved a waffle fry in my mouth (very unhelpful). Running to the bathroom, I gagged everything out and spent the next five minutes brushing my teeth. I was crying with my head in the sink, terrified about two things: one) how anything legal can taste that atrocious and two) the fact that the taste wouldn't come out for anything. Eventually, I went back into the kitchen, feeling terrible, and downed a glass of water and some G2. I still feel awful, and I've thrown up in my mouth about three times. I'm praying I'm not allergic and anything in it and get sent to the hospital. :'(
Guys, even if you're stubborn/dumb like me: DO NOT EVER TRY MARMITE/VEGEMITE. IT'S NOT WORTH THE 5.34 YOU SPEND ON IT.
and the worst part of it all was that Stacey LIKED IT. She took it home. ; ___ ;