Ikea Announces a 'Turkey-Sized' Meatball

For those who follow a plant-based diet, the retailer is also offering a "Veggieball Christmas Tree."

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DELFT, Netherlands — IKEA is offering fans the ultimate Christmas dinner showstopper this festive season, launching its first ever "Turkey-Sized Meatball."

Combining the scale of the U.K.’s favorite Christmastime poultry with the deliciousness of the IKEA meatball, the Turkey-Sized Meatball is a festive centerpiece that’s likely to prompt laughter and joy.

The extra-large signature IKEA meatball - at a feed-the-extended-family-scale of 4.5kg in weight - comes boxed and ready to cook complete with IKEA’s classic meatball accompaniments of lingonberry jam and deliciously creamy sauce. 

When paired with all the traditional Christmas trimmings it’s designed to be the centerpiece of any festive family meal. Available exclusively through IKEA in limited quantities, IKEA is offering lucky customers the chance to get hold of the Christmas showstopper through its social channels and an in-store competition.

For those who follow a plant-based diet, IKEA is also offering a Veggieball Christmas Tree. Created using lots of veggieballs from the IKEA range, the kit comes complete with cone-shaped base to create a do-it-yourself plant-based showstopper.

Karen Hughes, Food Manager, IKEA UK said: “The Turkey-Sized meatball is the ultimate Christmas showstopper for fans of IKEA meatballs. Launched in time for Christmas, we can’t wait for some of our customers to make it the centerpiece of their Christmas dinner.”

IKEA will be revealing ways for customers to get their hands on the Turkey-Sized Meatball via its Instagram page (@IKEAUK) from Dec. 6. Meatball lovers can also get their mittens on one by heading in store from the 11th of December and finding the hidden Turkey-Sized Meatball.

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