Swedish Meatballs Aren't Actually from Sweden
There's a lot of news that breaks on Twitter. But in between Kanye rants and Trump tweets, it's possible you missed the country of Sweden's Earth-shattering announcement: Swedish meatballs aren't actually from Sweden.
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
The country's official Twitter account decided to take the time to explain the iconic dish is, in fact, based on a recipe from Turkey, with The Telegraph adding that it originates more specifically from the Turkish lamb dish known as kofte.
Understandably, the seemingly innocent revelation had the Internet in a tizzy.
Ikea's meatballs aren't swedish.— Clau misses Newt Carl and Nick (@Waterwithmelon) May 2, 2018
They are turkish.
I wanna die my whole life was a lie
My whole life was a lie...— William J (@William_1088) April 30, 2018
Listen, as long as we can still get them slathered in gravy after a day of shopping for storage units and bulk glassware, we have no problem accepting this new truth. (However, it does make us wonder, where are Swedish fish from?)
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