In 1923, Cyril P. Callister invented Vegemite. 94 years later, we have Vegemite: Blend 17.
It sounds like a Nescafe variety and looks like it's made of pure iron, but Australia's favourite yeast-extract-snack, has a new flavour and only 450,000 jars are being made.
This appeared on the official Vegemite Twitter account early this morning:
— Vegemite (@Vegemite) October 10, 2017
It claims that Blend 17 is bolder and that the jar is heavy enough to crack through solid rock, apparently. Available for a limited time only and appearing on store shelves today, it comes in a freaking cardboard box as if it's a collector's item (I mean, it kind of is). The cardboard box tells us it was 'crafted for a richer VEGEMITE experience with a bolder finish'
— BT (@bentyers) October 11, 2017
I didn't know I needed a richer Vegemite experience, but here we are. If you can find one in stores, it will set you back $7 per 150g, which is a lot pricier than the standard yellow-and-red Vegemite that puts a rose in every cheek.
Stay tuned to Lifehacker where we'll put the new Vegemite flavour to the test in the coming days.