Sunday, 24 May 2015


Vegemite chocolate review:
So Cadbury, the chocolate company, seems be be experimenting with new flavours and/or cross market malarky at the moment. Don't know what I'm talking about? Chocolate with Vegemite. Yep, sounds odd... but oddly appealing... but really odd.

See, this is where I'm here to help you, to buy a 200g block and eat it. Not only that, eat it as race food, and evaluate it's performance in a performance setting. This blog is about riding bikes after all!

I've never reviewed chocolate or yeast extract spread before, but I've eaten more than my fair share, so I'm going to go ahead and give myself the nod to carry on with a review of a combined product.

The first thing you should know is that it's not just chocolate and vegemite, no, it's chocolate, caramel and vegemite. Put another way, it's choclate with a salted caramel centre. Sounds a lot more appealing now doesn't it?

I'd go so far as to say it tastes good. I gave a try to quite a few people, and even the tiny Canadian (who is staunchly anti-vemegite) agreed it's not bad, and at best/worst it only has a hint of vegemite at the end of the palate.

So how's it go as race food?

Well sadly I didn't get to finish off yesterday's race, but even by the time my front tyre ceased to love me, I was feeling like the sugar high was waning. I was feeling pretty happy though, so it's possible that the extra (added) B vitamins of the vegemite were bouying my mood more than normal. So I reckon that's an advantage over cramming a regular chocolate block in your face before a VO2 smash fest.

PMPW: 84kg

1 comment:

Unknown said...


Great review my friend! You're very capable in reviewing things and maybe this is a task you should take on board more often?