"Vegemite" Pricker (Australian)

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  1. Tony Press

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    Well, folks, here we have a true blue, ridgy didge, Aussie pricker!

    The interesting thing is it has been made with a formed press - so part of a production line, rather than a home-made job.

    The wire is 0.225mm.

    The pricker came with a Primus No. 71 (AO) stove.

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    Would not have seen this turning up and a useful small diameter pricker too. Did Rosella make one also? :-k
    Great find. :thumbup:
     
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    A very unusual pricker.
     
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    Form and assembly but not the pressing resembles my "MADE IN SWEDEN" pricker that came with my norwegian Høvik Verk No:41 stove - I guess some factories made prickers and other accessories for multiple markets and custom branded them for the actual distributors.
     
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    @Lennart F

    The ‘joke’ in this post is that “Vegemite” is an Australian spread (for toast and butter) that the rest of the world hates.

    The pricker arm/handle must have been made from an old Vegemite tin:

    Vegemite - Wikipedia


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    This points out it was most likely made in Australia 1940-46 due to interrupted import and necessity to conserve materials.
     
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    I thought the joke was that the word is upside down when the pricker is used.

    Regards
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    Vegemite? How is it eaten; straight from the tin, spread on something, or mixed and paired with other ingredients? I'd like to give it a go.

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    It is eaten as a spread on toast. It's competitor Marmite is a similar product. It is a vegetable yeast extract. Very salty.Love it.
     
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    Man, if youse guys don't know, it tells me it's been a long time since we last had a marmite/vegemite spread, er, thread here! We've had some major ones in years past....
     
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    Maybe it was really a toothpick
    I wonder if it was an advertising gimmick and somewhere there is a complete branded stove set. That would qualify as a less than 10 left stove
     
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    @Tony Press
    A very unusual find. :thumbup:

    @Marc @z1ulike

    For first time users I would suggest to use it sparingly on toast with butter :-#. Long time users will eat it off the back of a tea spoon straight from the jar. =;
     
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    Me too. I'm a salt-a-holic so I think I'm going to like it. I'll try it on buttered toast (as suggested by @ROBBO55) and report back.

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    Ben

    Start in moderation.

    After you’ve mastered toast with butter and Vegemite, graduate to SAO biscuits (not what you folk call biscuits) with butter and Vegemite.

    SAO biscuits:

    SAO (biscuit) - Wikipedia

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    @ROBBO55 Thanks for the warning. I prefer stronger flavors, but have to go easy on the sal. I'll take it easy on the Vegemite as well.
     
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    To the dismay of SWMBO, I like a little Vegemite. Spread thin though.
     
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    ... and then there is Royalty ... NZ-made Marmite! Hmmmm'mm. Keep your Vegemite where it belongs and bring out the Marmite!

    Apparently different to UK-Marmite, although ostensibly the same process, I guess 'cultural likes' demand a tweak of flavour.

    All the information one would ever want: Marmite (New Zealand) - Wikipedia