IKEA to trial world first in Sydney

Furniture giant IKEA has announced Australians will be the first to taste its limited edition meatball, modelled off its popular Swedish snack.

The ‘Roo Ball’ will be made from only Australian ingredients, including kangaroo, but will only be served in Sydney from August 27 to 29.

“The Roo Ball was developed using sustainably sourced, high quality kangaroo meat, which is a healthier alternative to other meats,” IKEA Australia Food Manager Ivana Frost said.

Sydney residents will be the very first to taste IKEA’s ‘Roo Balls’. Photo: Supplied/ IKEA

“We’re confident that we’ve created a new meatball that is truly delicious and, most importantly, can easily be recreated at home at an affordable price.”

The balls are being served as part of the store’s Democratic Design Days Festival at The Rocks’ Museum of Contemporary Art.

While the tasting, from 11am to 1pm on the designated days, is only a trial, customers could see them become a permanent fixture if successful.

The balls are being served at the  Democratic Design Days Festival. Photo: Supplied/ IKEA

Those who attend the design festival will also be able to taste IKEA’s salmon balls, which won’t land in Australia until 2019.

For customers keen to taste the Roo Balls, they need to book free tickets online to see the Democratic Design Days Exhibition.

The furniture giant is known for its meatballs and Australians will also be able to try the salmon ball for the first time. Photo: Getty