Threat level Vegemite

Transmission from Knuxcorp Towers:
S.A.L.A.D. (Snack And Lunch Authorization Division) requests intelligence on reputed Australian culinary criminal known as Vegemite. Recruiting trio of agents to launch thorough investigation.

Suspect profile:

All agents will need to become familiar with this dossier, as well as list of known accomplices (toast, cheese).

Known facts about Vegemite:
When it comes to Vegemite, the less you eat, the better.

  • Some kind of paste
  • Made from some kind of yeast
  • Invariably described as an acquired taste
  • Beloved in Australia
  • Despised elsewhere
  • Not Marmite
  • Like Marmite
  • Scrape, don’t spread!


Suspect is reported to have been using disguises to infiltrate international larders. Recorded identities:

Vegemite spotted in Antarctica
Alias: Unknown. After being tracked down in Antarctica, Vegemite slipped through investigators’ fingers when a nearby American research station exploded. Vegemite is wanted in connection with the suspicious deaths of several scientists immediately prior to the accident.


Alias: Vegemijo "Cabinet" Sanchez
Alias: Senor Vegemijo “Cabinet” Sanchez, spotted in Guadelajara by local journalists.

Alias: Vegemijo "Cabinet" Sanchez

S.A.L.A.D. is uncertain as to the reason for Vegemite’s appearance in Central America, as it appears never to have had any business in the area.


ALERT: Vegemite has been disguising itself as Nutella in American kitchens
Alias: Nutella. Vegemite has been known to disguise itself as a popular chocolate hazelnut spread, presumably for nefarious purposes.


Reluctant agent resources utilized for investigation:

Codename Knuckle Salad

Knuckle Salad

Blogger / instigator.



Previous missions:
Knuckle Salad vs. Natto (failed); Knuckle Salad vs. Wiener Winks (dubiously successful).


Sweet D

Daring and analytical. And daring.

Footage recovered from the mission:

Updated dossier:

  • Suspect less foodlike than anticipated
  • Salty; very salty indeed
  • Ruthlessly weaponizes flavor of despair
  • In order to produce adequately thin “scrape” of Vegemite as advised by HQ, agents may require aid of commercial microscope and precision tools
  • Slightly more tolerable when flavor is masked with honey, in the way that a dirty foot with honey tastes better than plain foot

Investigators’ report to S.A.L.A.D:

Mission successful. Suspect neutralized to back of pantry.

Request for additional intelligence:

Minimum security clearance required to aid in supplemental investigation: If one were to slather oneself in Vegemite, would the salt in fact leach moisture from the body, rendering one a helpless Vegemummy? S.A.L.A.D. requests this intelligence earnestly from all citizens wishing to help defend the world from sticky death paste. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Signing off.

Kristina Ackerman

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