Finy, We always buy the 600gm Vegemite, as it's better value than the smaller jars. When there was a 900gm jar, we used to buy that 1. I still have my last 900gm jar! (Washed out of cause,) but I couldn't make myself throw it out, because there won't ever be any more of that size being made! Yes rye bread/toast is nice isn't it?
So sad . . .you're so right. Butter is sooooo yummy. However . . . my son in law (diabetic) lives on butter, fats, green veges and proteins only and is now slim fit and healthy and his doctor is ecstatic and has approved all his food. He has also taken him off medication.
I love butter and vegemite on toast, really fresh bread, Ryvita or other crispbread. When I was a child I often ate butter and vegemite on Saos. Yum. These days I rarely eat butter even though I love it. I have read so much contradictory information about whether butter is bad or not. I also like Marmite, Mightymite and Promite but Vegemite is my favorite yeast spread..
Old Dutch proverb . . . Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live till a hundred years be past.
For me it is a simple as . . . evil marketing over the years vs. the fact butter is pure and clean. My doctor and dietician only promote butter, olive oil and nut oils.