Nutella. The hazelnut spread. It's tasty. But how do you say it?
This is a dumb question, right? It's got NUTS in it, therefore it's pronounced "nuh-tell-uh".
Well, just check this out from the US Nutella website's FAQ section.
Nutella® (pronounced "new-tell-uh") is a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. Nutella® has no artificial colors or preservatives.
Just in case you missed that, this is how some people say Nutella – particularly, it seems, in North America.
Some people have spotted this pronunciation tip and they cannot handle it.
But then again, some people are #TeamNewt all the way.
There are even those who appear to write Newtella as standard these days.
Personal relationships could be at stake over this.
There could be WAR.
BuzzFeed sent Ferrero, the company that owns Nutella, these questions, in the spirit of openness and truth. We will update as soon as we get answers.
The company sent this statement: "Ferrero aren’t trying to encourage a common worldwide pronunciation on this. In the UK we call it and pronounce it ‘Nutella’ as do consumers. The US pronunciation is just for them."