Once upon a time, seekers of affordable Swedish-made furniture could count on a nice sit-down snack at the end of a long day of shopping. Or even in the middle of a long day of shopping. Or at the beginning. The point is, once upon a time, you could go to IKEA, spend hours looking at bookcases and bedframes and lamps and a whole bunch of other things with names like ÖDMJUK and SMÖRBOLL and FLÄRDFULL secure in the knowledge that once exhaustion hit, you and yours would be able to refuel with a ridiculously cheap plate of meatballs or slice of cake or maybe just a simple hot dog with a refreshing lingonberry soda.
Times have changed, my friends. Times have changed. First, the horse meatball scandal. Then the poop cake caper. Now, a surprising/disturbing find in those tasty hot dogs. Want a hint? Turns out these dogs don't say "woof, woof."
Nope, turns out some of the hot dogs sold at IKEA say "neigh, neigh" (or "whinnee, whinnee" or "clip-clop, clip-clop," depending on which ridiculous horse-related sound your parents were most comfortable making). Yup, horse meat strikes again!!
I know, I know. What's next, horse meat in the fricken ice cream cones?! This is just getting out of control. I'm honestly starting to wonder if there's horse meat in the DAGSTORP sofa I'm sitting on right now! Oh my lord, what if it's stuffed with ... poop?!
Okay, fine, that's probably highly unlikely. Especially since the hot horse/dogs have so far only been found in Russia. (And I don't live in Russia.) But this string of disgusting discoveries is definitely making me re-think where my food comes from and what might be hiding in it. And I don't just mean food from IKEA.
Are you getting more and more concerned about what could be in your food?
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