Tickets and SWAG featured in this post were provided by Ikea.
I recently was invited to Ikea for a couple of events and wanted to share them with you! First up - was a Crayfish Celebration. Now I've never had Crayfish so I was in for an EXPERIENCE!
The spread was really great - we got bibs, hats and decorations for the Crayfish party - which was pretty funny looking but I wore them with pride.
Really - I found the whole thing disgusting. The amount of meat was so not worth all the work! The teenie tiny amount of meat did sort of taste like crab - but it also tasted like sand. Did not love. But for those of you that do love them - you can buy them in the freezer department by the checkout. :-)
But first - they fed me - meatballs and potatoes! They have regular meatballs, chicken meatballs and veggie meatballs! I loved the regular & the chicken - the veggie were interesting - but if you're a vegetarian - worth a try!
I was amazed by the crazy stuff they had - like:
- Lemon & Dill sauce - ready for my salmon
- Santa Soda - but the thing is - it's not sweet - so imagine Coca-Cola without the sugar
- Roe (yes - fish eggs) in a toothpaste tube!
- Pickled things...like herring
- Meat - big slabs of meat
- Smoked salmon (yum)
- Potato pancakes (yummy yum)
- and Non-alcoholic carbonated Cider drinks
These were just a few of the crazy things I found on my tour - and the staff was so much fun! They showed me all over and let me try some things - which is always fun. But you think we're done? NO! There's more!
blueberry sauce (that you can buy) - so good! The cookies on the bottom are like Oreos but better. More candy! Glogg - which is like apple cider but better. Marzipan - so you can make weird little animals on top of cookies and cakes (that's what Martha does) and a Gingerbread tree that slips together to become 3D! So many sweets!!!
Then there was this. It's called Octosalt. #thedevilcandy
So be sure you keep up-to-date on the Ikea email list for their fun events like the Crayfish Festival and be sure to try all that crazy food stuff. Their food area is outside the checkout downstairs and they have their own register - so after you get crazy furniture - take a spin through - or just hop in for those cinnamon rolls and cookies and salmon and meatballs and glogg and candy and OCTOSALT!