Jason Derulo left disgusted on The Voice after trying Vegemite: 'What is that?!'

The US singer labelled the iconic Aussie spread as 'not it'.

Jason Derulo has slammed an Aussie food staple as "sh*t" after his fellow The Voice coaches tried to feed him Vegemite on Sunday night's episode.

The US singer donned a cork hat and was told to close his eyes as he tried a variety of iconic Aussie treats, ranging from Tim Tams to Milo.

"You don't have any spiders in that do you?" he said with his eyes closed, before Jessica Mauboy fed him a Tim Tam.

Jason Derulo wears a cork hat in preparation of taste-testing Tim Tams and Vegemite.
Jason Derulo tried a range of iconic Aussie treats on Sunday's episode of The Voice. Photo: Channel Seven

"Unbelievable," he said of the Aussie chocolate biscuit.


But things then took a turn when a spoonful of Vegemite was wafted under his nose.

"What IS that?" he exclaimed, turning his head away as Guy Sebastian went to force-feed him.

"It's not bad," fellow international judge Rita Ora exclaimed before Jessica Mauboy assured him it was indeed, "edible".

The coach immediately reacted, giving off a shudder as he swallowed the Vegemite.

"I'm not gonna lie, that Vegemite was not it," he said afterwards. "I was like, 'oh damn, they just fed me sh*t on live television'," he said.

"There's a way to eat it," Jessica Mauboy told him after, though something tells us the Savage Love singer won't be going back for seconds.

Jason Derulo trying Vegemite with Jessica Mauboy looking on in shock
Jason Derulo was not a fan of Vegemite. Photo: Channel Seven


What is Vegemite made from?

Even if Jason Derulo was left wondering if Vegemite was indeed made of "sh*t", despite Jessica Mauboy telling him it's edible, we're thrilled to verify Jessica Mauboy is correct: don't let the colour of Vegemite turn you off from enjoying it on a piece of toast.

The iconic spread has been around since the 1920s, and is known for being high in B vitamins. It's made from leftover brewers' yeast, with various vegetable and spice additives.

It's often used as a spread for sandwiches and toast, as a filling for pastries, or spread on cracker biscuits... and usually only by the spoonful when pranking celebrities from overseas.

Then, of course, we all know the famous pairing of Vegemite and Cadbury chocolate — what can't this spread do?!

Maybe it's time for a Tim Tam x Vegemite collab, and then Jason Derulo might jump back on board.

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