It's not a hoax. It's not a spoof. Cadbury's Vegemite-flavoured chocolate is really happening. On June 1, Australians will find out whether their favourite yeast spread works as a sugary dessert. To commemorate this bold taste combination, we've assembled our favourite Vegemite hacks from the Lifehacker archives. Enjoy.
Cadbury isn't the first company to hack Vegemite in weird and wonderful ways. Here are some other examples you can enjoy while waiting for this abomination to slither into candy stores and opium dens. (Naturally, we'll be giving it the full taste-test treatment in the weeks to come. May God have mercy on our souls.)
The deceptively-titled "Mitey Stuffed Crust Pizza" takes a regular cheese-filled crust and infuses it with Australia's favourite breakfast spread. We've since tasted the product ourselves and found it to be surprisingly moreish — here is the Lifehacker verdict.
We know that the SodaStream Genesis works well as a source of carbonated drinks. We know that it's more economical if you use your own flavours. And we're an Australian site. Clearly, there was only one thing to be done: use the office SodaStream to make a Vegemite-flavoured beverage. It's time for Sodamite.
The Big Mac remains the most iconic of McDonald's products, but you can reproduce the experience in your own kitchen with an amazingly accurate replica of the "special sauce" that helps define the Big Mac. The secret ingredient? Vegemite.
The basic Vegemite sandwich is an Aussie lunch classic. You can make it much more interesting by adding some chopped mint.