I'll go ahead and say that no one is more excited about Ikea's new food subscription box than me. First off, the Ikea dining hall has been closed for almost a year, and I€™ve been missing that well-earned post-shopping meal. But second€”and more importantly€”I predicted this. When Ikea launched their home-focused boxes in January 2021, I wrote a webpost that played with the idea of delivering food, too:

 €œI wonder if they have the technology to deliver soft-serve. There’s no underestimating the Swedes.€€” Me, 45 days ago

Okay, I was joking. But I still feel like maybe I deserve a cut. Your move, Ikea.

The two options offered€”available in Vancouver only for the launch€”are the €œSwedish Meatball Meal€ ($49.99/month) and the €œSwedish Treats€ ($31.99/month€”soft serve isn€™t on either menu, not surprisingly). Once you order, you'll receive a box every three weeks for the duration of the three month trial.

Here's a full menu for both:

Swedish Meatballs Meal

  • 2 Köttbullar meatballs (1 kg)
  • 2 Allemansrätten mashed potatoes (600g)
  • 4 Allemansrätten mix for cream sauce (28g)
  • 1 Sylt lingon lingonberry jam organic  (400g)

Swedish Treats

  • 2 Festligt potato crisps sour cream (150g)
  • 2 Festligt potato crisps salted (150g)
  • 1 Lördagsgodis sweet jellies with raspberry tastes (80g)
  • 1 Lördagsgodis sweet jellies with apple/pear taste (80g)
  • 1 Kafferep cookie with chocolate fill (176g)
  • 1 Kafferep cookie with raspberry fill (176g)
  • 2 Choklad nöt (100g)
  • 1 Choklad mörk (100g)
  • 1 Choklad ljus (100g)

The boxes just launched launched yesterday, so get ’em while they’re hot (figuratively)€”and Ikea, I have lots of other great ideas, if you’re interested. Meatball bedroom. Hotdog hands. You know where to find me.