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Source: IKEA

IKEA Is Developing Meatless Balls That Will Taste Like the Classic Meatballs


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IKEA's vegetarian and vegan customers can now sit on their Tänkvärd and eat it too. (Sort of.) The planet's only furniture chain that's known for its meatballs has pleased hungry customers for more than three years with its veggie balls — but now, the store is taking things to the next level. IKEA recently announced that it is developing a plant-based version of its classic Swedish meatball, which will look and taste just like meat.

IKEA currently offers four meatballs: classic, chicken, salmon and cod, and veggie. The veggie meatball is completely vegan, but more veggie burger-y than meaty. While veggie-lovers all over the globe are fans of IKEA's veggie balls, IKEA's new meatless balls will likely appeal to people who would usually order the classic beef meatballs. To achieve this, IKEA is working with some of the plant-based meat industry's "leading suppliers." IKEA did not disclose which suppliers that is, but it wouldn't be a surprise if it was Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods, who are certainly leading the industry.