Had to convince mum to let me have ikea meatballs for lunch because she was worried about horse meat #ohmum
— Leash (@elysiaparker) February 18, 2013
Oh, honey. Don’t you know that mama always knows best?
That’s right; Horse meat has been detected in IKEA meatballs and sales have now been halted in Sweden.
BREAKING: Ikea halts meatball sales in Sweden after horse meat found by Czech authorities.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 25, 2013
— Lukas Targosz (@LukasTargosz) February 25, 2013
Twitter users polished up their spurs and hopped on their humor saddles. And away we go:
Ikea meatballs test positive for horse meat. Bad news for some, Great news if you’re a Dothraki fxn.ws/V0oadp
— Kimberley Olsen (@kimberleyolsen) February 25, 2013
Stunned to find Ikea have horse meat in their meatballs. Assumed they were made from couples who had become irretrievably lost in the store.
— Fraser Campbell (@FraserC69) February 25, 2013
Horse meat found in Ikea meatballs!? This just got personal.
— Sophie Brown (@Brownie_115) February 25, 2013
And to think, I’ve eaten those IKEA meatballs. To think, they’re actually ‘horse balls’. Wonderful…
— Adam Bradford (@Entre_Adam) February 25, 2013
— Al Pitcher (@TheAlPitcher) February 25, 2013
— Lauryn Russell(@xxLoza_Bozaxx) February 25, 2013
Horse meat in my Ikea meatballs?! I want my $.99 back!
— Sourman (@mansouja) February 25, 2013
— Jeff Smith (@Jeff5mith) February 25, 2013
— lane severson (@ljseverson) February 25, 2013
Horse in Ikea meatballs? They will be finding wood in the furniture next
— JamesLyons (@MirrorJames) February 25, 2013
Depending on which part of the horse they used, IKEA may not have deceived anyone about their meatballs.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) February 25, 2013
— Douglas Hunter (@DWHauthor) February 25, 2013
I’m confused about people’s shock at finding @ikea meatballs had horse meat. Isn’t that an upgrade from what you thought they contained?
— Ed Slott and Company (@theslottreport) February 25, 2013
Will IKEA shoppers be pleased to hear what was discovered in some of their famous Swedish meatballs? Nay. ow.ly/1SM2Gw
— Jim Lokay WCVB (@LokayWCVB) February 25, 2013
“@norickbrewer: So anybody wanna say anything about those IKEA meatballs with the horse meat in them???” // I love them?
— Leroy Lamar III (@leroylamar) February 25, 2013
Just found even my beloved Ikea Swedish meatballs were made out of horse meat! Maybe Ive never actually eaten beef, what does it taste like?
— Mario Mugan (@SuperMarioMugan) February 25, 2013
Horsemeat discovered in IKEA meatballs. If you buy enough of them, you can self-assemble a horse
— Michael Hogan (@michaelhogan) February 25, 2013
You can lead a horse to slaughter but you can’t make people think it’s beef. #ikea
— Stephen (@thatfunnyjew) February 25, 2013
Horse found in IKEA meatballs – not like them to include more components than you expected…
— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) February 25, 2013
And, lesson learned?
Horse meat found in Ikea meatballs, i guess that’s what i get for buying meat from a furniture store…
— Dave Thurgood (@davidjthurgood) February 25, 2013
Couches, yes. Meatballs, nay.