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Meatball Lovers Rejoice, IKEA Might Open A Stand-Alone Restaurant

Going to the cafeteria section of IKEA is always the highlight of our furniture excursions. Chowing down on some meatballs slathered in gravy and partaking in some smoked salmon was always a pleasant way to start or end an exhausting day of furniture shopping.

It looks like IKEA has heard our satisfied sighs after such meals, because they’re seriously thinking about opening a stand-alone restaurant devoted solely to the food.

Fast Company reports that the company is taking a look at all the things that work within their food business and actively communicating with a salmon farm in Norway to see if a restaurant concept could work for them.

Because of IKEA’s booming furniture sales numbers, how much they made in the food sector remained unnoticed until they compared their earnings to other restaurants. In 2013, IKEA reported $1.5 billion in annual food sales.

Wonder if a stand-alone restaurant serving IKEA food would affect their furniture sales?

We’ve been guilty on more than one occasion of gorging on the company’s cafeteria food and then just walking it off in the store. Furniture may or may not have been purchased through these trips.

Photo: IKEA

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IKEA Celebrating Summer With In-Store Swedish Crayfish Parties

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IKEA’s cafe and restaurant are known for being just as affordable as its furniture (50 cent hot dogs FTW!), but it’s the last place we’d think to go to indulge in a seafood dinner. But just like the Easter themed all-you-can-eat Smörgåsbord the furnture store offered back in March, IKEA is hosting a Swedish Crayfish Party on August 15 at locations nationwide to celebrate the summer season. The crayfish party is a way for the company to pay homage to old Swedish traditions in a fun way for customers.

The IKEA Crayfish Party menu includes an assortment of IKEA favorites such as meatballs with lingonberries and mashed potatoes, along with the summer themed dishes of crayfish (duh), assorted salads, hardboiled eggs with shrimp and mayo (under the sea egg salad?), cheese pie, Najad Salmon with Horseradish or Gravad Lax with Mustard Sauce, various breads and rolls, desserts, and beverages, including everyone’s favorite lingonberry punch.

Seating is limited, because apparently errone wants to get their crayfish on at their local IKEA store, so the company is encouraging interested guests to get their tickets early. IKEA FAMILY members can guarantee themselves a spot at the feast for $9.99 per person or $2.49 for children 12 and under. Non-members can get their tickets for $12.99 for adults and $4.99 for kids 12 and under.

To see if your nearest IKEA store is hosting a Swedish Crayfish Party check out the website’s store locator here. If you can’t make it to the celebration, IKEA stores are also offering a free KRÄFTSKIVA FESTPAKET, aka crayfish party kit, complete with bibs, garland, hats, and a songbook, to every customer that purchases two boxes of IKEA’s KRÄFTOR frozen crayfish.

H/T Digital Journal + PicThx YumSugar

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This Rainbow Dildo Popsicle ‘Explodes’ in Your Mouth

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You could argue that all popsicles are at least a little bit phallic, but this one’s also got an exploding tip, so that’s fun.

For the past few days, the new X-Pop popsicle from Swedish ice cream company GB Glace has both amused and shocked netizens for its remarkable resemblance to an STD-ridden penis — its yellow, pink, and red shaft tapering up into a bumpy, pink, and cream-filled tip.

Reads the pop’s description by LGBT-friendly blog Queerty:

“It’s shaped like a rocket. You put it in your mouth and, after a few minutes of sucking, something creamy oozes out from the center. Sound familiar?”

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According to the Daily Dot, GB Glace has repeatedly stated it sees no similarity between its sherbet-flavored treat and the male organ of love, but that hasn’t stopped folks from snickering in immature delight over Facebook and Instagram. As for us, we’ll just keep our minds happily planted in the gutter.

PicThx Daily Dot