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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

Will do Rangatiranui - Am heading off to the shops in half an hour, so will see if I can get some Cenovis there.. happily give it a try, and will hide it from the hubby so he doesn't suspect an intruder hehehe
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Will do Rangatiranui - Am heading off to the shops in half an hour, so will see if I can get some Cenovis there.. happily give it a try, and will hide it from the hubby so he doesn't suspect an intruder hehehe
scoop it into an old jar, and see if he is a real connoisseur or not (!)

maybe thats too mean...

you could serve it too him, and if he goes "yuck", make some excuse about the useby date of the "vegimite"?
else, business as usual until his tastebuds adjust?
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Old 16.09.2010, 16:23
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.... along with some Cadbury chocolate that just didn't taste the way I remembered

I was very confused but then relieved to discover that the recipe is different in England
I bought some Cadbury's dairy milk in NZ and some in Australia along with a multi pack of Freddo Frogs from both countries when I was back there earlier in the year. My Brit friend had a block of Cadbury's dairy milk from the UK and for the sake of science we committed ourselves to a full on taste test. The taste difference was incredible!

For my Brit friend the NZ dairy milk reminder her of the taste from when she was little whereas for me the UK dairy milk was what I remembered from childhood. Amazing how 3 blocks of exactly the same thing was soooo different.

By the way - the Kiwi Freddo Frogs taste 1000x better than the Aussie ones
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scoop it into an old jar, and see if he is a real connoisseur or not (!)

maybe thats too mean...

you could serve it too him, and if he goes "yuck", make some excuse about the useby date of the "vegimite"?
else, business as usual until his tastebuds adjust?

And you call yourself a Kiwi!! There is only one word that sums you up - TRAITOR!
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Old 16.09.2010, 17:08
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scoop it into an old jar, and see if he is a real connoisseur or not (!)

maybe thats too mean...

you could serve it too him, and if he goes "yuck", make some excuse about the useby date of the "vegimite"?
else, business as usual until his tastebuds adjust?
Ha Ha..... except it comes in a tube, not a tub.

He'll know for sure. It tastes like that 'Promite' crap..... He may come out swing'n if you say it's vegemite.
Honesty is the best policy here - let him know it's inferior Swiss Cenovis and he can make up his own mind.


Just drawing everyones attention back to the OP, We still haven't located where to buy vegemite in Geneva.

I heard that you can buy vegemite at the "Orell Füslli English book shop" on Bahnhoffstrasse (Zürich), but I am yet to confirm this.... I took two giant jars back with me from Oz last time, and haven't needed to visit the shop since.

If I hear of a vegemite lead in Geneva, I'll post it on this thread.
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

You can find it at the American Market in Nyon.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...h&z=16&iwloc=A


(at least that's where I found the little jar of it I have in my cupboard)
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Old 16.09.2010, 18:35
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

Many of these products from home can actually be found in the Globus Delicatessen.
I know they have Vegemite in the one in Bern.
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Old 16.09.2010, 19:36
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

You can order marmite from le Shop

http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/...h/marmite/#/uk
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

Anybody tried Cenovis? It is different, although ingredients are the same.
Must get some - loved it as a child - mixed with butter. Yum. Tell me what you think.
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

btw see www.cenovis.ch
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

You can get your battery acid from any car battery (cos thats what vegemite tastes like, yuck!)
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

If it keeps Alzheimers at bay - I'll have battery acid, Cenovis, Marmite and Vegimite. Well worth it, IMHO.
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

We have guests staying here at the moment from Melbourne and they are EATING ALL OUR VEGEMITE. I'm sure they don't eat it at home and it's just a bit of a novelty for them but I'm sure they don't appreciate the difficulties and costs involved in getting it.
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

Just hide it - say you broke the jar or something!
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Re: Happy little Vegemite?

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Can you explain 'pizza shapes'.......that'll be round, I presume?

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Does anyone know where we can get some Vegemite, near Lausanne or Geneva?? I know there is a website that we can order from, but would like to get some this weekend if possible!!
The American Market (which should be re-named to the international market) in Nyon has it on the shelf. Or at least they did a week ago when I visited. It is right across from the train station, so easily accessible on the Geneve-Lausanne corridor.

edited to add-- for those further away, you can also apparently order it online through them http://www.americanmarket.ch/

And for marmite lovers, it is also available there as well.

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We have guests staying here at the moment from Melbourne and they are EATING ALL OUR VEGEMITE. I'm sure they don't eat it at home and it's just a bit of a novelty for them but I'm sure they don't appreciate the difficulties and costs involved in getting it.
3 words will fix that

Out you go
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You can get your battery acid from any car battery (cos thats what vegemite tastes like, yuck!)
What, what, what??? Australian who doesn't like Vegemite??!?? Did I wake up in the wrong dimension??!?
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The American Market (which should be re-named to the international market) in Nyon has it on the shelf. Or at least they did a week ago when I visited. It is right across from the train station, so easily accessible on the Geneve-Lausanne corridor.
Awesome, thanks RunningDeer!! I will stalk the place tomorrow morning and see what it has to offer.

I reckon if I let the hubby out at the station, his nose will lead us right to it (if it doesn't get confused by the smell of beer)
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Anybody tried Cenovis? It is different, although ingredients are the same.
Must get some - loved it as a child - mixed with butter. Yum. Tell me what you think.
Cenovis truely is a 'once in a lifetime' experience....... yep, I've tried it once, and that'll do.

Ha Ha..... It's actually OK, but adding to the Promite, Cenovis, Marmite, Vegemite agrument - each to their own. I won't judge you for your preference.
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