This weekend, Americans across the country were coming to grips with the reality of the coronavirus, many opting to socially distance by staying in and making homemade meals. In this dark time, we look to Tom Hanks, who is currently under coronavirus quarantine in Australia, and making the best of it. His latest update celebrated the critters and culinary culture of the land down under, featuring souvenir plushes of kangaroos and koalas along with toast generously slathered in Vegemite.
Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx pic.twitter.com/09gCdvzGcO— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 15, 2020
For those unfamiliar, Vegemite is a thick condiment spread made of brewer’s yeast, vegetables, and spices. It’s a savory food staple in Australia. However, this image sparked a flood of tweets about exactly how to Vegemite right.
Tom: *posts a sweet innocent picture of his very vegemite heavy toast*— rach 🍓 (@rach__mz) March 15, 2020
Tom. What are you doing? No Australian puts that much vegemite on their toast. pic.twitter.com/bq6m6jY73R— Julie (@J0Marshll) March 15, 2020
this is the perfect amount of vegemite, anyone who says otherwise is wrong— laura lux (@DarthLux) March 15, 2020
okay you need to scrape around 60% of that vegemite off, otherwise it's gonna be nasty and hurt your mouth friend.— Amy Thunig (@AmyThunig) March 15, 2020
Tom listen, no Australia feeds someone this amount of vegemite on toast. It has to be three parts salted butter one part vegemite… who did this to you?!?— PaladinAmber (@PaladinAmber) March 15, 2020
Dear Mr Hanks,— Peter Murphy (@PeterWMurphy1) March 15, 2020
Re: Use of Vegemite.⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Krln7QzTYG
Bold, appropriate Vegemite spreading mate. You’ll be fine.— steve taylor (@thatstevetaylor) March 15, 2020
Tom, from a life-long Australian vegemite connoisseur, you are seriously overdosing on the stuff, but hey, if it helps kill that bug, go for it.— Peter Fox 🦊🇦🇺 (@Peter_Fox59) March 15, 2020
OMG… just looked at the full picture… are you kidding me!!! Tom, only the most experienced vegemite eaters would have it that thick… perhaps this will help https://t.co/QNFu40MpZR— 💧Kittykat - 🇳🇿🇦🇺🇨🇦 -DBTLA (@172Kittykat) March 15, 2020
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