Many of the great delights in the world are cross-cultural. One is the splendid discovery that the best way to eat vegemite is on proper fresh-cooked American bagel. But now, it seems that may have all come to an end. According to the Herald-Sun:
The US has banned Vegemite, even to the point of searching Aussies for jars of the spread as they enter the country.
The bizarre condiment crackdown was prompted because Vegemite has been deemed illegal under US food laws.
The great Aussie icon — faithfully carried around the world by travellers from Down Under — contains folate, which under a technicality, the US allows only to be added to breads and cereals.
Australian expatriates in the US said enforcement of the ban had been gradually stepped up and was now ruining lifelong Vegemite on toast breakfast traditions.Â Â
(Hat tip: Dan Andrews)