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IKEA is bringing Vegan meatballs to town in August 2020

IKEA is bringing Vegan meatballs to town in August 2020
IKEA is bringing Vegan meatballs to town in August 2020

Yes, you heard right, the Swedish crew behind Ikea and the Ikea kitchens will be bringing us VEGAN meatballs come August 2020.

IKEA will be offering more plant-based alternatives in the future as part of the company’s wider plan to become more sustainable and offer a broader selection to the changing tastes of the community.

The company began testing the product in May 2019 and is obviously now confident that they can roll it out by August 2020.

“It is a really exciting industry! Looking at the quality of the products that we have been tasting I am looking forward to serving a delicious plant-based meatball made from alternative protein at IKEA,” Michael La Cour, managing director of IKEA Food Services AB said in a statement to the press in May. “I hope that the many meatball lovers out there will like it as well.”

We don’t know about you, but we are excited! Watch this space for more to come in the coming months.

A little more about the product

What Ikea say about the plant based meatballs:

“The new plant ball joins the growing family of IKEA meatballs and will launch in Europe in August 2020, followed by the rest of the world. In the restaurants, the dish will be served with mashed potatoes, cream sauce, lingonberry jam and peas, just like the traditional meatball plate – and at the same low price.”

 

IKEA works hard to deliver on our ambition to be climate positive by 2030. One piece of the puzzle is increasing the proportion of plant-based food – such as the all-new plant ball. Going greener is important for us all, whether we’re meat lovers, flexitarians, vegetarians or vegans.

“At IKEA, we sell 1 billion meatballs a year. Imagine if we can convert even some of those into plant balls. That’s a real tangible reduction in our climate footprint.”

– Sharla Halvorson, Health & Sustainability
Manager IKEA Food

So what do you think of Ikeas commitment to a more sustainable future? If you would like to read about even more plant-based news from around the world, be sure to visit our global news section here.

Until next time!

LGV!

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