Zara Larsson Taste Tests IKEA Treats And EatsDecember 1, 2018
Obviously, we like IKEA. We also like Zara Larsson.
So when Women’s Health brought the two together for a delightfully Swedish taste testing video, our attention was captured. Larsson tastes, and more importantly – pronounces, lots of IKEA products – from sweet pies to savory meatballs. Can you make any guesses as to what her favorite products were? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.
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A cashless society could have its setbacks
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