In The News: IKEA’s At It Again In Test Kitchen With ‘Neatballs’ Made Of Mealworms

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In the News

In The News: IKEA’s At It Again In Test Kitchen With ‘Neatballs’ Made Of Mealworms

Photo: space10

Here at Umgås, we’ve mentioned our love for IKEA’s Swedish meatballs and other fare, but we’re not so sure about this new recipe that calls for grubs.

“Neatballs,” meatballs made from mealworms, are one of the new dishes IKEA has concocted from sustainable ingredients including spirulina, beetroot, hydroponic sprouts and mealworms, according to CNBC. Other dishes include a bug burger, spirulina hot dog, microgreen ice cream and more.

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