Australians Vote on Ideal Amount of Vegemite on Bread

It’s a common debate that is far too often revisited on countertops around the world. Just how much Vegemite should be used on bread? Australians are voting on what the proper amount is, and you can let your opinion be known as well.

The unofficial poll is happening on Reddit, with an image of six slices of bread with varying amounts of the iconic spread displayed. The serving ranges from a tiny amount on the first slice to essentially having more Vegemite than bread on the sixth slice. The caption under the anonymously posted photo reads: “Your answer to this should be mandatory on your Tinder profile.” Discussion is ongoing, but so far the fifth option, which shows the bread covered edge to edge in a thin layer with only the outermost corners being exposed, is proving to be the most popular. While the quantity is still in debate, what has been proven out to be the proper way of eating Vegemite by popular vote is to eat it accompanied with butter and to have it spread evenly across the bread. Purists, however, argue that there is no need for butter, or even for bread, for that matter. Rather, they suggest just eating Vegemite by the spoonful.

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The first three versions of the bread have drawn the most rancour, even causing one poster to state, “No buttering to the edges is sacrilege. Also, don’t trust anyone who prefers anything before number two.” Another expressed the opinion that any Australian who answered lower than number five should have their citizenship revoked, and should be deported immediately. Plenty of other suggestions have been made, including adding in some avocado or melted cheese, or eating Vegemite with soft instead of toasted bread. No one particularly appreciated one post: “Wouldn’t eat any of these—where’s the butter?” What’s your preferred method? Chime in on Reddit and make your voice known.

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