Best-Rated Yeast Spreads

Canstar Blue’s first-ever review of yeast spreads has seen Promite, Vegemite, Mightymite, and Marmite compared on taste, texture & consistency, variety, packaging appeal, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Best yeast spread 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Promite

Promite was rated best in Canstar Blue’s first-ever review of yeast spreads, with consumers rating it five stars across the board including for taste, texture & consistency, variety, packaging appeal, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Promite is rated ‘mighty’ good in yeast spreads review

Love it or hate it − yeast spreads are a staple in many Aussie households. After all, is there anything more Australian than Vegemite on toast? If you don’t like Vegemite, there are other options like Promite or Marmite that may tickle your fancy. Putting taste and texture aside; spreads with yeast extracts are also high in B vitamins and contain more minerals and amino acids than peanut butter and jam. Who knew?!

To help you find a yeast spread with the right combination of quality and value, Canstar Blue canvassed the opinions of nearly 1,900 Australian consumers on the yeast spread(s) they’ve purchased and consumed in the last three months. Respondents rated their respective brands on important factors including taste, texture and consistency, variety, packaging appeal, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Those that received the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are included in our results.

Promite was rated the best yeast spread, after earning five-star reviews for overall customer satisfaction and in ALL categories!

Best Yeast Spreads

Best yeast spread

Here are the best brands of yeast spreads in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review:

  1. Promite
  2. Vegemite
  3. Mightymite
  4. Marmite

Promite topped our ratings with five-star reviews for taste, texture & consistency, variety, packaging appeal, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Runner-up Vegemite was rated best for variety and packaging, while Mightymite and Marmite scored five stars for value for money, with Marmite also getting full marks for variety.

Top Yeast Spread – Promite

Promite compared

Promite is a popular brand of yeast-based spreads (owned by American conglomerate Mars Incorporated), although products are still manufactured here in Australia. Promite is made from vegetables and yeast extracts − it’s described as a salty paste with a smooth and unique taste. You can spread it on toast, bread, crumpets, English muffins, or pita bread, just to name a few options. It can be paired with butter and even avocado! The Promite original spread costs about $4.60 (290g) from most supermarkets. Promite is said to taste slightly sweeter than Vegemite and is suitable for vegetarians.

  • Promite was rated five stars for taste, texture & consistency, variety, packaging appeal, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

Promite vs Vegemite: what’s the difference?

There isn’t much difference between Promite and Vegemite − both spreads contain vegetable and yeast extracts. However, Promite has a less ‘intense’ flavour than Vegemite and is sweeter in taste since it contains more added sugars. Additionally, Vegemite is claimed to contain more B vitamins than Promite.

About the author of this page

Megan Birot

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Lead, Megan Birot. She’s an expert on household appliances, health & beauty products, as well as all things grocery and shopping. When she’s not writing up our research-based ratings reports, Megan spends her time helping consumers make better purchase decisions, whether it’s at the supermarket, other retailers, or online, highlighting the best deals and flagging anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and consumed yeast spread(s) in the last three months – in this case, 1,893 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

  • Best yeast spread for overall satisfaction: Promite was rated best overall.
  • Best yeast spread for taste: Promite also scored best on taste.
  • Best yeast spread for value for money: Mightymite was rated the best bang for buck.
  • Best yeast spread for texture & consistency: Promite has the best texture and consistency, according to consumers.
  • Best yeast spread for variety: Vegemite is deemed to have the best variety of products.
  • Best yeast spread for packaging appeal: Vegemite also rated best for packaging design.

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