The Nutella debate!! It is alive!! Families have fought over this, people have stopped talking to each other for hours because of it -- it's the great linguistic debate at german breakfast tables. If you see the word as of latin descent, then it's "die" for the female -a ending and it's "das" if you consider the substance as an object. There is no correct answer. But one thing is for sure: "Wenn Du glaubst es geht nicht mehr, dann löffle das Nutella leer."