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Swedish meatballs have never been Swedish. until now.

In 2018, Sweden’s official account revealed a fact that took everyone by surprise: meatballs, their national dish, were not Swedish.


It has been two years now since Sweden’s Twitter official account confessed through a viral tweet that the recipe of their national dish was not theirs. It was King Charles XII who brought it from Western Asia back in the 18th century.

Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. Let’s stick to the facts! pic.twitter.com/JuTDEjq9MM
— Sweden.se (@swedense) April 28, 2018

At that point, all eyes were on IKEA and a possible response to their country’s official account. But that didn’t happen.

Now, two years later, we have discovered the reason why I

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