He will certainly remember his first Vegemite experience!
Vegemite is an acquired taste, and most Aussies learn to acquire a taste for the intense black paste from a young age.
Enjoying Vegemite is a balancing act. Some people like to counter the strong, salty, bitter flavour with butter, and others enjoy it with cheese on toast. No matter what, you want to avoid it a thick layer of the controversial spread.
A British TikTok-er learned this lesson while filming himself reviewing famous Aussie snack foods.
Ryan Coates and his mother created videos showing their first impressions of the delicious foods that define a childhood Down Under - including Vegemite.
The video begins with the pair, sitting side by side, with a collection of Aussie treats on the table in front of them. Ryan shows off his Australian accent.
First, they try Dunkaroos, and the mother and son are not fans. His mother swiftly concluded that she was "not keen".
Next, the pair tasted Red Skins and Fantales, which were met with far more positive responses than the dunkable biscuits.
“Now time for some Vegemite,” Ryan said with anticipation. “Every Australian bangs on about this.”
Immediately, his face dropped, as he shoved a fully-loaded teaspoon of Vegemite into his mouth. As he tried to process the flavour, Ryan can't help but shiver and exhale.
The video ends before he can articulate his thoughts on the famous Aussie spread, but his facial expressions are not hard to interpret.
Australian viewers immediately jumped on the Brit for not eating Vegemite the "proper way" while reviewing it.
“Nooo why would you put vegemite on a spoon!!! Spread a really really thin amount on buttered toast," commented one appalled follower.
Another said: "Why oh why?? please try the vegemite again on toast with butter and a thin layer of vegemite.”
Lead image: Tiktok
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