These are good times to be a vegetarian in Europe.
Not that I am one, but like most people living in Europe, I’ve been eyeing the ground “beef” with a great deal of suspicion of late.
Mainly because it’s not necessarily beef.
Amazingly, some products claiming to have ground beef actually contain 100% pure ground horsemeat.
It almost hit home for me – I know that I was in the middle of a self-imposed IKEA pause, but they sent me a coupon to get free tickets to a show I want to see – so I broke down and popped into my local IKEA. In addition to my free tickets I picked up some candles and napkins, as well as a sheet that I needed.
I spent 20€ and was in and out of IKEA in less than 40 minutes, which is pretty fast.
However, I didn’t stop to eat any of the Swedish meatballs.
Good thing: horsemeat has been found in the balls.