Question from Australia : What's Dinty Moore : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Sorry to ask what must be such a dumb question, what is (a?) Dinty Moore. Whatever it is we don't seem to have it (or them) in Australia.

-- Ron Davis (, March 06, 1999


Canned beef stew. Includes carrots, potatoes, other mystery ingredients, plus gravy.

Actually not too bad. Unless you're used to eating at $25 up french restaurants.

-- A (, March 06, 1999.

obviously you have not eaten in Australia lately. A$25 will take you to MCDonalds at Ballaratt if its just you and the wife.

Got Vegemite???

-- Taz (, March 06, 1999.

Dinty Moore is a name brand for a canned stew; meat, potatoes, and carrots with a gravy base sauce. Not too bad, and supposedly has a long shelf life.

-- Gerald R. Cox (, March 06, 1999.

Taz, I'm not sure if your "Got vegemite?" question was a rhetorical one or not, but yes, Vegemite is available in the U.S. In fact I have a jar of Vegemite, "Product of Australia", in my refrigerator right now. I don't think there are many Americans who even know what it is, though. For those reading, Vegemite is a concentrated yeast extract, and a great source of B vitamins.

This type of product was one that was sent in Red Cross food packages during World War Two. It was about the only source of vitamins many prisoners of war had and kept them from getting some vitamin deficiency diseases. It was incredibly valuable to anyone in an area where food was difficult to come by.

The jar I have was imported from Kraft Foods limited in Port Melbourne, Australia. I plan to buy more of these as 2000 draws closer, it's just a great food supplement! Too bad it's so little known about here in the U.S. Anyone reading who's interested in a great B vitamin source that doesn't come from a pill, think Vegemite!

-- Bonnie Camp (, March 06, 1999.

We're happy little Yourdonites, as bright as bright can be We all enjoy our Yourdonites for breakfast lunch and tea Our mummies say we're growing stronger every single week because we love our Yourdanites we all enjoy our Yourdonites It puts a rose in ev-ry cheeeeeeeeeeeeek

-- humptydumpty (, March 06, 1999.

Is there really such thing as a Vegemite sandwich? Recipe please.

-- Puddintame (, March 06, 1999.

Puddintime: take recipe for peanutbutter sandwich, substitute Vegimite for peanutbutter!

-- cat (, March 06, 1999.

add penguins.

-- Burgess Meredith (?@?.com), March 06, 1999.

No, no, you put butter on the bread first! And if you can't find Vegemite, try Marmite (the British original). Either one is good for flavoring soups and stews, or you can make a hot drink with it.

-- Old Git (, March 06, 1999.

What does it (Vegemite ) taste like? Would my children eat it ? I mean, I know they would if they were starving ,but what is it similar to in flavor??

-- Bonnie (, March 06, 1999.

Anybody know where you can buy it around midwest?

-- Moore Dinty moore (, March 06, 1999.

I'd never heard of vegemite until the song "Down Under" by Men At Work.

-- Kevin (, March 06, 1999.

Puddintime and Cat: Please let me clarify the recipe for a Vegemite sandwich. Do NOT under any circumstances simply substitute Vegemite for peanut butter, you will gag, Vegemite is incredibly strongly flavored and high in salt. The correct recipe is as follows: Spread two slices of bread with your choice of butter or margarine. Apply Vegemite sparingly. Now scrape off as much Vegemite as possible, this will leave approximately the correct amount. Put the two slices of bread together in standard sandwich configuration. Enjoy. (Don't quite get the reference to penguins, we do have them in Oz, surprisingly enough, but we tend not to eat them, although this could change post Y2K!) For those who are not familiar with it Vegemite has a strong salty/savoury sort of taste, is very high in B Group Vitamins and is very popular with Australian children. A 4oz jar lasts our family at least 6 months.

Thanks very much for the info about Dinty Moore, we have similar products in Australia and we are stockpiling them.

-- Ron Davis (, March 06, 1999.

I've never seen Vegemite in stores around here, but I have seen Marmite which Old Git says is a substitute. The first place I'd try is one of the organic stores. They seem to have all that kind of stuff, particularly the food that doesn't taste good. (Note to self, don fire retardant suit now.)

-- Puddintame (, March 06, 1999.

was introduced to Vegemite on an Oz biking trip. Imagine ground up anchovies left in the sun for a couple days and spread onto bread. Simply breathtaking!!

-- RD. ->H (, March 06, 1999.

Soup - canned. Decan it. Add water. Heat. Serve.

For variety, add Peguin. (Dead peguin preferably - live ones tend to splash the soup.) - First, remove parts of peguin you don't want to eat. Add remainder to pot.)

For more variety - change soup.

For more people, add more peguin.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 06, 1999.

Which tastes better? Pegmatite or Vegemite?

-- Puddintame (, March 06, 1999.

Ron...can you believe these yanks? Who would have thought my comment on vegemite would have brought this response.

Got cod liver oil??? No??? Get Vegemite!!

-- Taz (, March 07, 1999.

forget it.

-- Moore Dinty moore (, March 07, 1999.

Moore Dinty Moore, I tried to be helpful. I was serious. Find a food store in your area that specializes in things that don't taste good. They'll probably have it. Around here that would be Wellspring. They have all kinds of awful tasting organic food.

Now I go to Wellspring all the time, because they also specialize in cheese that smells like something dead, which happens to taste good. Also great beer and wine selection and meat and fish.

But go to the section where all the bad tasting stuff is and it'll probably be there. Probably right beside dried seaweed.

-- Puddintame (, March 07, 1999.

Thanks P,

Think I'll just stick with Dinty Moore and rice and beans. I don't deal well with nasty tasting stuff...

-- Moore Dinty moore (, March 07, 1999.

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