HUVUDROLL Plant balls, frozen,

£2.95/ 0.5 kg

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Climate-conscious meat lover? The plant ball, made with pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion and apple, has the taste and juicy bite of the meatball – and the climate footprint is just 4% of the original.

Article Number204.835.92

Product details

The plant ball has the taste, texture and juicy bite of a meatball – but it’s made with pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion and apple.

With a climate footprint that’s just 4% of the meatball’s, this plant ball is a more sustainable choice. The perfect alternative for anyone who wants to make a difference – without losing out the meaty experience.

Includes no animal ingredients, meaning a good choice for vegetarians and vegans.

The plant balls go perfectly with classic meatball friends like mashed potatoes, cream sauce, peas and lingonberry jam (but you can also try them with something completely new and different, of course.)

Easily prepared from frozen in minutes. In the oven, in the microwave or on the stove.

Easily portioned. Prepare the amount needed, leave the rest in the freezer.

Just as tasty warm as they are cold, e.g. halved as a sandwich topping.

Article Number204.835.92

    Measurements

    Net weight: 500 g

    • HUVUDROLLArticle Number204.835.92

      Width: 20 cm

      Height: 4 cm

      Length: 23 cm

      Weight: 0.51 kg

      Package(s): 1

    Reviews

    4.9(27)
    Highly recommendVerified BuyerHighly recommend5
    The best plant base meatballVerified BuyerThe best plant base meatball5
    Tasty ballsVerified BuyerThese balls are soft and juicy and taste like heaven. I love drowning my face in these balls as I can’t get enough of the taste. They are the perfect size and aren’t too big for my mouth! Because usually they can be and then my mouth hurts!5
    Great plant based ballsVerified BuyerThe most tastiest plant based balls there is !!!5
    Plant ballsVerified BuyerMoist and delicious!5
    Plant ballsVerified BuyerSo nice to have a plant alternative 🙂! To the classic Swedish meatballs, and taste as good as the meat 😊,4
    GreatVerified BuyerGreat5
    As good as the meat ballsVerified BuyerThese are delicious! And to be able to cook the. In the microwave in 2 minutes is a real bonus.5
    Not as nice as the veggie ballsVerified BuyerThey’re ok. The piquancy is nice but they’re not as nice as the veggie balls in my opinion3
    DeliciousVerified BuyerDelicious5
    Lovely. Juicy and moist andVerified BuyerLovely. Juicy and moist and tasty.5
    So tasty!Verified BuyerSo tasty!5
    Wonderful product.Verified BuyerGreat product to keep in the freezer for emergencies. Tastes just like in-store plant balls.5
    They aren"t as nice asVerified BuyerThey aren't as nice as the meat equivalent, however as a plant based product they're lovely and I will be buying again5
    Great foodVerified BuyerHighly recommend these plant based meatball alternatives. The best ever! Great with the gravy and jam. A little taste of Ikea at home!5
    Brilliant vegetarian meatballsVerified BuyerSo glad I gave these a go - since Quorn stopped making theirs I'd been looking for an alternative, but these are even better. My meat-eating husband likes them too5
    SmashingVerified BuyerSmashing5
    Very tastyVerified BuyerI quite enjoy this item as an alternative to the standard meatballs. Easily heated up in a pan or in the microwave. It’s lovely with or without the cream sauce.5
    Best non meat balls aroud!Verified BuyerLove them. soft, not dry and gorgeous.5
    Delicious!Verified BuyerVery ‘meaty’ and a lovely flavour. I recommend these to everyone whether they eat meat or not5

    SustainabilityPeople and planet

    Sustainable life at home

    Just as tasty – 4% of the climate footprint

    The HUVUDROLL plant ball is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to make a more sustainable choice without losing out on the meaty experience. It has a climate footprint that’s just 4% of the meatball’s, still it looks and tastes like meat. Considering that IKEA sell lots and lots of meatballs a year, converting even just some of them into plant balls has the power to make a change. Have a bite!

    Energy and resources

    Heavenly flavours from the soil

    We would like to inspire more people to eat more plant-based food. Why? Since it generally requires less water, less arable land and less energy to produce – and is therefore a more sustainable alternative. So that you can easily make sustainable choices in everyday life and reduce your climate footprint, our restaurant, bistro and Swedish food market all offer various plant-based alternatives. And one more thing – this food from the soil is also heavenly tasty!

    HUVUDROLL Plant balls, frozen, 500 g

    A plant ball for meat lovers (and for everyone else)

    For the first time since the launch in 1985, the much-loved IKEA meatball faces serious competition. The new plant ball is made with pea protein, oats, potatoes, apples and onion, but has the look, taste and juicy bite of a meatball. And not only that; the climate footprint is a mere 4% of its meaty counterpart.

    When product developer Sabrina Anania-Stepanian first got the assignment, the mission was straight forward – and mega challenging. She was to develop the icon product of the future: a plant-based ball that tastes and feels like a meatball. The first prototype needed to be ready in just six months.

    New flavours in a classic shape

    Sustainability was also a reason to create new options. “With the veggie ball we wanted to offer something as appreciated as the classic meatball, but plant-based and with less environmental impact,” explains David. Next came the salmon and cod ball. It contains pieces of salmon that are too small to be used as whole fillets. “And since it’s very tasty meat, we thought, why not make delicious fish balls of it instead?” says David.

    Recreating the meatball without meat

    The newest edition to the family is the plant ball. It’s made with pea protein, potatoes, apple, oats and onion, but has the great taste and juicy bite of a meatball – making it perfect for everyone who wants to cut down on meat without losing out on the experience. With a climate footprint that is just 4% of the meatball’s, the plant ball has the power to make a difference. “A lot has happened since 1985. Now, there are eatable IKEA icons for more of the many people. No matter if you’re flexitarian, vegan, meat lover, have dietary needs or cultural preferences.”

    Based on pea protein

    Sabrina and her team threw themselves into an intense exploration phase, visiting suppliers across the world. “The first step was to look into alternative protein sources. We quickly decided that we didn’t want to go for soy since there are environmental downsides to the cultivation. Eventually, we decided on pea protein.”

    The perfect meaty taste and texture

    There’s a science to extracting protein from vegetables. So, Sabrina and her co-workers finished their research and partnered up with experts in the field. Next came the more hands-on development. “We first looked at getting the texture just right, then at achieving the right taste. We had several development sessions and tastings before we were happy”, says Sabrina.

    4% of the meatball’s climate footprint

    It’s fair to say that the plant ball is about old meeting new; traditional Scandinavian raw ingredients like potatoes, onion, apple and oats meet modern protein extraction methods. With a climate footprint that’s just 4% of the meatball’s, the plant ball is a great alternative for everyone who wants to cut down on meat without losing out on the experience. “I hope everyone will love it, even the sceptics, simply because it’s so delicious."

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    Function solution

    Try a super savoury, Scandi-inspired plant ball

    Can pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion and apple feel and taste like meat? Yes! The HUVUDROLL plant ball is based on these five traditional, Scandinavian ingredients – beefed up by natural flavouring and balanced by mushroom, tomato, lemon, black pepper and more. Still, it’s got the look, taste and juicy texture of a meatball. Plant balls go perfectly with classic meatball friends, or why not try them in a curry, or served with kimchi or grains. Have a bite!