IKEA Canada has launched the plant ball ― a sustainable, vegetarian alternative to its much-loved traditional meatball. The plant-based alternative made with pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion, and apples gives customers a familiar experience with the same taste and texture to its meaty counterpart, just without the meat.
With only 4 per cent of the climate footprint as the traditional meatball, this new offering contributes to the retailer's ambition to become climate positive by 2030. The new recipe contains no animal ingredients, so it's a delicious option for meat lovers, flexitarians, vegetarians, and vegans.
"We know that living more sustainably is top of mind for Canadians. With the new plant ball, we are proud to offer a healthy, delicious, affordable and sustainable alternative to the traditional meatball – at only 4 per cent of the climate footprint," said Danielle Beauchesne, Country IKEA Food Manager. "We are confident that the plant ball will convince even the most skeptical meat eaters to enjoy plant-based alternatives."
Canadians can now enjoy the plant ball at home. You can purchase frozen bags for $6.99 in the Swedish Food Market (located near the cash) nationwide or enjoy the dish for the same price at IKEA Restaurants across the country (dine-in or takeout, depending on your region.)
Developed in 1985, the meatball is an IKEA icon with more than 1.375 million meatball plates served each year across Canada. In 2015, both the veggie ball and chicken meatball were introduced, followed by the salmon ball in 2018. In addition to the plant ball, customers can also enjoy the veggie hot dog at IKEA Bistros nationwide and strawberry vegan soft ice as part of the retailer's latest plant-based offerings.
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