• The New York Times reports that “Vegemite, the classic condiment found on breakfast tables in every corner of Australia for nearly a century,” and which “has long had an unassailable place in Australian culture,” has “released a new and more expensive version of the product this week, raising questions about whether the brand had abandoned its humble roots in favor of a more affluent demographic.

“The new variety, Vegemite Blend 17, is sold in achingly artisanal packaging that includes an unnecessary cardboard box, a gold-colored lid and a price tag more than double that of a traditional jar, coming in at 7 Australian dollars, or nearly $5.50.”