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Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Eat Australia's Vegemite; Gag Reflexes Ensue

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 28, 2015

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Eat Australia's Vegemite; Gag Reflexes Ensue

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Beau Ryan is a former rugby player who features on The Footy Show. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are comedians who star in Get Hard. Vegemite is awful.

That seems to be the most crucial information gleaned from a hilarious video spotted looming over on Reddit.

It features the two actors who are making the press junket rounds for their newly released film.

Instead of answering clichéd questions, Hart and Ferrell get something of a silly game show with defeat mandating a spoonful of Vegemite.

Judging by the reactions, this is not the kind of stuff you want to eat without the aid of a brick of Weet-Bix to wash it down.

Here is the magic thanks to NRL Videos (video does contain some NSFW language).

As Ryan clearly illustrates, eating this stuff is a bit easier if you grew up on it, because he takes down a spoonful like a champ.

For the rest of us out of the culinary loop, we have to side with Ferrell who quickly declares, “One of your national foods is a punishment.”

For those not in the know, Vegemite is defined by Wikipedia as “a dark brown Australian food paste made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives developed by Cyril P. Callister in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1922.”


We assume it’s one of those ‘you either love it or hate it’ items. Perhaps the best description of the food might be what Ferrell has to say as Hart leaves the area to either gag or spit the food out: “It’s an acquired taste of an island nation of ex-convicts.”

Laughs are had and a moment to highlight the new movie leads to a hilarious turn as two actors try something new.

As we know, trying something unfamiliar doesn’t always leave a good taste in the mouth, but trying is the important part.

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