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Nutella

Nut-ella
or
Nu-tella

I honestly don’t know
Thanks..

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  1. I'm by no means a pronunciation expert - in fact I pronounce just about everything with a slight boston accent - but I, and just about everybody I know, pronounce it Nu-tella. Tasty stuff however you choose to say it.

      1. re: amanda3571

        I'm in this camp.

        nuh-tel-ah. Yum.

      2. Nu-tella. Ain't nothing like it on a fresh breakfast roll w/some good butter.

        1. I pronounce it - Noo-TELL-ah.

          First time I bought it, and hardly even realised what it was, some Italian guys stopped by and saw it and exclaimed, "Ahhh, NuTELLa!!!" I'll never forget it. And that was 20-odd years ago.

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          1. re: cackalackie

            emphasis on NU....is the right way to go..Nu-tella

            1. re: cdog

              Actually, the emphasis is on Nu-TELL-a, though the first sound is probably more akin to noo or new... meaning it's a longer sound.

              1. re: linguafood

                This is how I pronounced it as I grew up (lucky me--visits to the German relatives occasionally, so I was introduced to this much earlier than my American friends!)
                Noo-TELL-uh.

                Tastes great any way you pronounce it!

          2. It is European in origin, no? That would mean NOO-tel-la.

            Whatever you call it, if I could choose how I die, it would be with a spoon and as many jars of Nutella as it would take to kill me.

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            1. re: Avalondaughter

              It's Italian, and in Italian, the accent is usually on the second to last syllable, so it is, indeed, Nuh-TELL-ah.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                The product is Italian, but the name is based on the English word "nut", which is difficult for many non-English speakers to pronounce. According to Wikipedia, Americans (and Italians) say "noo-TELLa", while British people say "nuh-TELLa".

                1. re: DeppityDawg

                  my parents are straight off the boat and we grew up on this stuff and i still say the emphasis in on Nu...NU-tella