Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rejoice: Brooklyn Ikea's Meatballs Are Not Horse Meat

While Europe’s Ikeas have pulled the meatballs since the whole horse meat controversy, the company says the meatballs served at Ikea stores in the U.S. use domestically-sourced beef.

Hey, where else can you get 15 meatballs served with mashed potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberries for just $3.99?

Seems like Ikea changed their meatball recipe some time before the horse meat was detected. This amusing statement appears on the Ikea website:

Are these the same meatballs ?

"Well ... no actually they're not!"

Recently, the IKEA Food Services replaced the meatballs with ones that are made using better quality beef and pork mixed to a more traditional Swedish recipe.

The beef and pork are sourced from approved suppliers that operate to the highest quality export standards to ensure food is fresh & safe for consumption.

So if you’ve been wondering whether the meatballs look and taste different… you are right! They are different.

We hope to bring you a little bit closer to Sweden by serving you more authentic looking and tasting meatballs.

Smaklig måltid! 

(We assume "Smaklig måltid" means something like "Snacking on Flicka.")

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