Wait, Swedish Meatballs Aren’t Really Swedish? They Are Now, Ikea Says

3 years after Sweden credited the dish to Turkey, Ikea has a plant-based rebuttal

While Swedish meatballs might have originated in Turkey, Ikea's plant-based version is fully Swedish. Ikea UAE

Three years ago, Sweden’s official Twitter account dropped a major bombshell: Swedish meatballs aren’t really Swedish at all. 

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