13 Food Items You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

13 Food Items You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Time to time, we like to believe we know our way around a kitchen. But every so often, our collective ego gets brought down a peg or two when we find out that we're actually tiny dumb children running around just looking like competent adults.

We've decided to give you guys a heads up regarding the pronunciation of certain food related items and brands.

We just hope you do better than we have...

1. Nutella

Yes, this is actually not pronounced 'nut-ella', but more 'noot-ella'

Yes, everything you've ever known is a lie. 

2. Hoegaarden

This is less 'hoe-garden', and more 'who-garden'.

Best to nail this one, as you don't really want to be throwing the word 'hoe' around down at your local...

3. Sriracha

While some of you won't even attempt this word (wise, so many r's) we can officially tell you that it's pronounced a little like 'see-rotch-ah'.

'Rotch' rhyming with 'crotch'. So there.

4. Fage

Listen up you lot, because this one comes way out of left field: 'fa-yay'

5. Chimay

Cultured francophiles will get this in an instant, but for the rest of us uncultured swine, this beer is pronounced: 'shim-ay'.


6. Kikkoman

Less 'kick-a-man', more 'keek-oh-mon'.

Not too far off Pokémon.

7. Glacéau


Or, equally, vitamin water, for those of you attempting to keep it real in this crazy world we live in.

8. Godiva


Sort of like the way a British man would say the words 'good-diver'.

9. Maraschino

No 'sh' sounds here. This one is: 'marr-uh-skee-no'

10. Acai

Prepare to feel a little dumb. This one is pronounced wither: 'ah-si-ee' or 'ah-sah-ee'.

Yeah, we knew that too...

11. Star anise

Anise: 'a-niss', not 'a niece'.

At least you got the 'star' part right. 

We hope. 

12. Bruschetta


Well, back in our box we go.

13. Buffet

This is scary. Contrary to popular belief, this isn't pronounced 'buff-fay', but 'BOO-fay'.

Like bootay.


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