Say It Ain’t So: Swedish Meatballs Hail From Turkey?May 4, 2018
Few things are more Swedish than Swedish meatballs. Or so we thought.
As reported by the New York Times in 2018, Swedish meatballs actually have origins in Turkey – this news sent shockwaves of varying levels across the world.
Sweden’s official Twitter account tweeted “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. Let’s stick to the facts.”
Say what? Come again?
Reactions were wide-ranging. Here are some of our favorites.
My whole life has been a lie https://t.co/tVcRmJx5By
— @sweden / Örjan (@sweden) April 28, 2018
EVERYONE STOP EVERYTHING!
BBC News – Swedish meatball admission: They’re Turkish https://t.co/ra7NKFDWBY
— Moustafa Bayoumi (@BayoumiMoustafa) May 2, 2018
A spokesperson for the Swedish Meatball Society, earlier today in a strongly-worded written statement: “Der merty ball is murdy gurdy murlur ormby dormby blort. Turkey burkey morgen flurgen. Bork bork bork!” https://t.co/gF5Y47AI7D
— Julius Goat (@JuliusGoat) May 4, 2018
The meatball is experiencing an identity crisis https://t.co/wES3SeieRW
— BBC_HaveYourSay (@BBC_HaveYourSay) May 1, 2018
Let’s stick to the facts! https://t.co/8OZNdBMcWu
— MUNCHIES (@munchies) May 3, 2018