IKEA has some tasty news for us — they announced on Instagram they’re testing vegan hot dogs in their Malmö store. The final version of the plant-based treat is scheduled to roll out in IKEA stores across European branches in August 2018.
The news is not entirely surprising. Since the launch of the vegan meatballs in 2015, IKEA has worked to include more plant-based ingredients in their food offerings, in the Café and Bistro.
Ready for some tasty news? IKEA Food is testing a Veggie hot dog in the IKEA Malmö store in Sweden! If you’re around, try it and tell us what you think of it. Adding a Veggie hot dog to the IKEA Bistro range is part of our ambitions to include more plant-based ingredients in our food offer. The final version of the Veggie hot dog will be available at IKEA stores in Europe from August 2018. #veggiehotdog #ikeafood
From the comments on this announcement, IKEA customers are excited about the news.
“Amazing news! Can’t wait for it” said one Instagram user.
Others chimed in to say…
“Finally ? I can’t like this enough!!”
“Agggg! August is too long”
However, this prototype veggie hot dog recipe can’t be passed off as vegan yet. “It does not contain animal ingredients as such, but for this prototype and test production we cannot yet secure that all additives are 100% vegan. It’s work in progress!” wrote @ikeafoodservices.
There’s also no mention of when the veggie hot dog will reach the U.S. and the rest of the world.
We can only look at the yummy Insta photo and wait.
What about you? Are you keen on vegan hot dogs?
Anyone in Malmö tested one yet? Tell us all about it.
Personally, I hope it tastes better than the disappointing Grönsaksbullar veggie balls. Fingers crossed they fare better with this one.
Related: How to make your own Swedish meatballs