Australians are known for their grit, guts and gumption, so Vegemite is continuing to battle England’s Marmite in a contest that both nations are enjoying.
The “Mitey” battle (hilarious, Thinkerbell) picked up again yesterday with Vegemite “bowling a bouncer” at the most sacred of British aristocratic symbols, the yellow and red blazers worn by the privileged members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owners of Lord’s Cricket Ground.
“In an unexpected twist in the battle for yeasty pride, Vegemite is claiming that all members turning out in the traditional red and yellow colours at Lord’s, are actually showing their support for Vegemite,” the brand stated.
An unnamed member of the MCC, added, “I no longer care what happens out in the middle, the colours I wear as part of my membership to Lord’s will, now and forever, be in recognition for my love of Vegemite on toast, with plenty of butter.”
Matt Gray, spokesperson for Vegemite, commented, “We are flattered that the members of the home of cricket have been showing their support for Vegemite for years. We’re only sorry we didn’t give them the recognition they deserve for supporting Vegemite until now. We’re not sure how Marmite must feel, knowing that the MCC Members openly prefer the taste of Australia.”
Vegemite is also offering a Marmite amnesty. “Any MCC members who turn up to Lord’s in their red and yellow Vegemite colours with a jar of Marmite, can then send the Marmite jar to us in Melbourne Australia, and we’ll swap it for a new jar of stronger, bolder Vegemite.”
Where the battle began: