Jun
22
2010
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What is Vitameatavegemin?

lucille ball vitameatavegeminWhat is Vitameatavegemin? While Australia has its Vegemite and the UK has its Marmite, the United States had its Vitameatavegemin. Vitameatavegemin was a fictional health tonic promoted by the character of Lucy Ricardo (Lucile Ball) in an episode of the classic “I Love Lucy” series in the 1950s. It was supposed to contain the health [more...]

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Jun
22
2010
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Which songs feature Marmite in their lyrics?

marmite-loveMarmite is a sticky dark brown British yeast-based salty spread. Unlike its Australian rival Vegemite, which has inspired some professional love/hate Vegemite songs, the Marmite songs appear to be amateur productions—although some of them do have rather poignant or even disturbing lyrics. UK YouTuber Sheepstar15 sings lovingly about the “small brown jar” that helps her [more...]

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Jun
18
2010
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Which songs feature Vegemite in their lyrics?

vegemite-loveThe iconic sandwich spread Vegemite, beloved by generations of Australians, features in the lyrics of several popular songs. The first song about Vegemite was the jingle used on advertisements for the spread, although I can’t remember hearing or seeing this ad even though I grew up in Australia. I don’t doubt that the jingle was [more...]

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