When the world’s largest meatball seller decides it’s time to go vegan, it’s pretty clear that the idea of eating plant-based meals has reached a new level of acceptance.

Swedish retailer Ikea sells more than a billion meatballs each year (including quite a few at store locations in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio), so the recent roll-out of a vegan alternative made with peas, oats, onion and apples garnered attention from carnivores and vegetarians alike.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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Bailey Jones

My issue with fake meats is the ingredients list - they read like a chemistry set. But then I try to think of what the chemical composition of meat would be, and it's just as complicated. So maybe I just need to get over it.

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