TUBES CONFISCATED

Long-time reader James B. tells of Vegemite deprivation, and asks our advice:

My wife and I, arriving in Las Vegas today for our honeymoon, managed to get three travel tubes of Vegemite as far as Los Angeles, but no further.

No problems at all with Japanese immigration & customs for our overnight layover in Tokyo, or even with US immigration & customs. (Partly due to my having forgotten I had packed it, and so merrily failing to declare it at every point without the usual twinge of “Maybe I should declare this” showing on my too-honest face.)

However, at the carry-on baggage screening for the domestic leg, the TSA screener decided that Vegemite showed up on the X-Ray as a gel, so bye-bye. (My wife was not sympathetic to my pleas that Snopes had declared that the confiscation of Aussie Yeasty Goodness was an urban legend.)

I don’t suppose you or your readers know of any places in Vegas where Vegemite can be bought? Just asking …

Over to you, Vegas Vegemiters. Help a couple on their honeymoon.

IMPORTANT VEGEMATIC UPDATE! Las Vegas resident Lance Smith emails:

Please tell your friend that the International Market on the South East corner of Decatur and Tropicana will have Vegemite – and anything else he may want from around the world. Heinz beans for toast? Got ‘em. Rashers of Irish bacon? There also. And darn near everything else.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/29/2006 at 12:04 PM
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