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Local food contaminated by Ikea meatballs

Posted on 08 March 2013

Meatballs, meatballs everywhere.

Photo stolen from Yahoo Facebook

Photo stolen from Yahoo Facebook

A meatball epidemic has broken out this afternoon sending thousands of Singaporeans to stand in queues at Ikea outlets in Alexandra and Tampines.

Ikea Singapore has re-launched it’s signature meatballs today for $0.10 a piece, following a suspension of its sale last week as laboratory tests were run to confirm they did not contain horse or unicorn meat.

A woman, Jin Yeow Quee, who bought over 1000 meatballs for her family, said she would serve it at every meal.

She said, “For about $100, now my children and maid can eat meatballs with their porridge, rich and noodles for the whole month.”

“I can save money to pay for my new car.”

The fleshy globes of goodness has also managed to rekindle fond memories for others.

Her husband, Jiak Kar Tor, said: “The last time I had so many balls in my mouth was during my misspent youth.”

Estimates of the number of meatballs sold have ranged from 30,000 as reported by mainstream media to 900,000, according to some online sources on Facebook.

But the long queues and a possible meatball poisoning from ingesting too many of it at one go has not deterred others from getting their hands on the meat orbs.

A woman at Ikea Alexandra, who declined to be named, said: “I just cannot wait to put those warm, juicy balls into my mouth. Mmm… plus that sauce sliding down my throat… they impregnate me with its tastiness.”

Ikea Alexandra queue. Photo stolen from someone on Facebook

Ikea Alexandra queue. Photo stolen from someone on Facebook

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