Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New use for old product

Entrepreneurs in Australia have discovered a nobler purpose for Vegemite than simply smearing the stuff on toast: "The Australian government is warning that Vegemite — the salty yeast-based spread that's an iconic staple of the national diet — is being purchased in bulk quantities to produce moonshine in rural indigenous communities where alcohol is banned."

(Via Instapundit)

5 comments:

RebeccaH said...

Since I have a (very old) jar of Vegemite in my fridge, I can only imagine what moonshine made with it must taste like.

mojo said...

Just a tad salty for that, I guess they rinse it.

Paco said...

Mojo: Maybe they make pre-salted tequila out of it.

Deborah said...

Rebecca, maybe making it into moonshine would be a improvement...if that's possible. Perhaps Paco would have some insight given his family's history.

As for that "aged" jar, it could have matured to the point of edibility, or not-so-much as is the case of some wines recovered from long ago shipwrecks. You could test it by the method I observed during the Army years. A Sergeant loved kimchi, and when the jar was empty, he threw out the door of our testing site post's (a RV) door into the Arizona desert. The ants refused to go near it.

Skeeter said...

Deb, it's highly likely that there is a family link to an organisation called PAACo (the Alice Springs-based People's Alcohol Action Coalition)