IKEA takes another environmentally conscious step and announces it will be rolling out plant-based meatballs. IKEA sells approximately one billion meatballs a year and moving to a plant-based product will reduce the company's carbon footprint. IKEA released a vegetarian version of its meatballs in 2014, but this version will use plant material in order to closely mimic the taste and texture of its conventional meat products.
IKEA notes that this product will be geared toward health-conscious individuals looking to reduce meat consumption but those who still have a taste for meat. Furthermore, IKEA wants its plant-based meatballs to be available at a similar price to its original product. IKEA is working with two different plant materials as IKEA develops this product, IKEA has not stated when it will release its plant-based meatballs.
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