Roo balls, sir?

IKEA is set to launch a world-first in Australia – meatballs made from kangaroo meat. Or, as IKEA officially calls them, ‘Roo Balls’.

The bad news (or good news, for kangaroos) is they’ll only be available at one location for a limited time.

Better known for its furniture, the company says it will make the Roo Balls from 100 per cent Australian ingredients.

IKEA Australia Food Manager Ivana Frost says only high-quality kangaroo meat will go into the balls.

“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,” she said.

“With the Roo Ball, we’re so excited to offer a limited-edition product that brings together the best of both worlds by uniting our Swedish heritage with modern Australian cuisine.”

Fancy getting your hands on some?

Visit IKEA’s Democratic Design Days Festival. It takes place from August 27 to 29 at The Rocks in Sydney.