I’m with Coxy, you need to have plenty of hot melted butter, and then you spread the Vegemite so that it kind of blends with the butter… that kind of takes the edge off the intense flavour somewhat and gives you a smooth, creamy and satisfying salty hit. Like if Vegemite was chilli, the hot butter would be like the guacamole and sour cream… reduces the heat slightly, but combines for a flavourful taste extravaganza.
Marmite is the UK equivalent. Very similar in taste, but Vegemite has more of a kind of floral taste to it… like they use more herbs or something in the production. I prefer Marmite, but Vegemite is still a quality food stuff.
I was in Melbourne for four days and I got through a quarter of a tub… so two tubs would last me about a month. Although, I was trying to use it up as I’d have to leave what I didn’t have… so I’d say one tub per month would be about right.
Bovril is where it’s at though… meat extract, rather than yeast. You can also add boiling water to it for a hot, refreshing, meaty beverage. Exquisite.