Tasty Treats From Ikea

It totally sucks that Stoke on Trent doesn’t have an Ikea. Our closest one is in Wednesbury which takes a good 50 minutes at least to get to! The other day when I picked up those  Vivienne Westwood Sunglasses from the TK Maxx there, I also popped across to the Ikea. I bought a few housey bits that I will include in a home tour blog post at some point in my life, but for now I will show you the food items I bagged when I was there. I LOVE all kinds of food and live by the motto ‘you’ve got to try everything twice’ because you can never tell if you REALLY like something on the first try, so the second try is just to make sure. When it comes to Ikea there are several things I adore: Meatballs at the start, perusing the children’s section for little toys for kitty, having a hot dog and a coffee on the way out and visiting the Swedish Food section too – which now has a pick n’ mix bit! (which I unfortunately didn’t get any of). Anywho, this what I got this time round:
Ikea Swedish Supermarket Food.

It does appear to be a little bit of a dull selection doesn’t it? But let me tell you – that mustard for one is the best condiment EVER and everything is so cheap. The crispy onion bits retail for like, £2 in Tesco but in Ikea there only 70p! It’s good to see that Ikea are making a bit more of an effort with their Swedish supermarket range, as they used to stock brands like Daim and Kopperburg but stopped in favour of their own brand stuff (some of which wasn’t very exciting at all). The Chocolate Spread has butterscotch pieces in so it literally like eating liquid Daim bars – it’s amazing. To make it a little healthier I’ve been dipping apple slices in it which is totally delicious. I suppose the ‘weirdest’ things I got on this trip were the ‘Vilt Snacks’ which are smoked and dried sausages with pork and ELK meat in, and also the ‘Tangkorn’ Seaweed stuff, which is like the consistency of caviar. The most expensive thing was the chocolate spread which was £1.70, so you can kind of gauge the price of the rest of my haul.
I’m looking forward to adding the onion bits to salads, the seaweed stuff to ritz crackers with philidephia on (taste sensation right there) and the little sausages fried off and added to pasta sauces and super noodles (my diet is a little colourful at times) but  I love combining flavours and textures like that! It’s a shame you can’t buy Ikea food online really as I’d probably shop there every week.
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kazzzikeafan
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meatballs – shop – supermarket – hot dog at wednebury Friday night..i have 2 near me in Manchester and Wednesbury n cov near Tamworth at my fellas, I bought them elk sausages on Fri look rank taste Devine, love that mustard to last ages I bought chocolate, the vanilla custard and the frozen almond tart I also bought the meatball gravy sachet to go with our Sunday lunch it went really well with chicken

Daisy
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I love ikea but forgot to check out the food bit last time I went!

Nadia
Guest

I love those elk sausages, so tasty!! but the all important question is what order do you go round ikea in? food first? or my way look round the pretend houses first, then meatballs, then the warehouse part, then a hot dog?

Nadia

curly purplepig
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wow, what great looking treats!

Lindsey Elizabeth Pritchard
Guest

Wednesbury is my closest Ikea too, and it has become a bit of a thing in my family that you can't go to Ikea without first filling your belly up with meatballs in the restaurant. Their food shop is great but some stuff baffles me as to what it is!

Lindsey. x
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Hips Like Cinderella
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What do you use the crispy onions in?

http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk

Tereza
Guest

I LOVE (am addicted) to the fake caviar thing. The black and the orange one! Flippin amazing! I also want to try the elk sausages.. will have to sneak them into the basket next time we're in & Justin ain't lookin.. lol x

daisychain
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Their 50p chocolate is amazing too! x

Beauty's Bad Habit
Guest

They have the food bit in my nearest IKEA in the dumbest place EVER – behind the main tills which you can only get to once you're through the tills. So you leave your trolley and all your bits behind and bust you way past people with massive boxes full of flat pack furniture and hope nobody takes it away -_- RAGE. I WANT DAIM BAR SPREAD, DAMN IT.

Leanne Cornelius
Guest

I had a mooch in the food section just last week. I bought a big box of chocolate crisp biscuits, they were quite pricey at around £4 but there are a lot in there and they are gorgeous.
I was very intrigued by those sausages but my husband was being grumpy and whinging about me spending money! x

Tales of a pale face
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i love the ikea food section. That mustard is the schizz.

sugarpuffish
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I don't live near an Ikea so I'm paying Tesco prices for my crispy onion, they are great in sausage sandwiches 🙂