It's my fault. I judged you on your name and appearance. That odd name that's part fruity and part girly. That red color that's a little too close to orange to not contain citrus. That unanswered question to why the "n" is a different color which makes the name seem to be "utella," but that part isn't as weird as the fact that it's pronounced NEWtella.
I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions.
You are not Vegemite.
You contain chocolate. And nuts.
Did you have your cute little makeover to get my attention? I love how you accessorized with the bread sticks. Am I aware of you now because of this transformation or is it because you're hanging out in different places--like the checkout line?
Has anyone else discovered a love of food (or anything else) later in life that they shunned previously? What is your favorite way to eat Nutella?
This stuff is addictive. My favorite way to eat it? Quietly, when no one is looking, with a spoon and straight out of the jar:-)ReplyDelete
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I can identify with that one, Susan. My kids prefer their fingers.Delete
I'd been avoiding Nutella for years and years, mostly because of the hazelnut thing (yuck!), but at a writing retreat there was nothing else for breakfast, so I swallowed hard and spread it on toast. DIVINE! I am a total addict now.ReplyDelete
It's good to know I'm not the only person who misjudged it. What a pleasant surprise.Delete
Oh, and I totally need to try it on toast for breakfast. I have mostly dipped pretzels in it as a snack and much prefer the idea of starting my day with a little chocolate.Delete
Nutella is our favorite ebelskiver filling. An ebelskiver is a light, fluffy, golf-ball sized filled pancake that - according to my ebelskiver-making box - can be filled with fruit, chocolate, jam or cheese and served for breakfast, dessert, as an hors d'oeuvre or a light supper. Our second favorite filling for it (as well as to spread on toast or in rolled tortillas - with or without nutella)is Biscotti Spread. Mmmmmm.) I have waited over a year to have a reason to say 'ebelskiver' - I have now managed to fit it in four times in one paragraph!ReplyDelete
You're so funny, Shel. When I first saw the word "evelskiver," I thought SPAM had gotten through with gibberish. Ha! Thanks for introducing a new word and a fabulous idea.Delete
It's strange you should bring up this subject, Brandi. I've never particularly been a fan of Nutella,but I noticed Bill bought a jar of it the other day, and in a moment of desperation for something sweet, I took a tiny taste. It was SOOO good! I don't know why I've suddenly become so fond of it, but unfortunately I have. My favorite way to eat it is right out of the jar, but it's also good on graham crackers.ReplyDelete
And thanks for clearing up the pronunciation for me. I can never remember if it's "new" or "nuh."
I learned the pronunciation from the company's website, Dee Dee. However, I tend to use both variations interchangeably. Thanks for giving me another way to embrace my new addiction.Delete