Sweden Officially Reveals It Is Not The Origin Country Of Swedish Meatballs

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Sweden has announced a piece of news that has shocked the world palate.

Swedish’s official Twitter account just revealed that the recipe to create the succulent meaty meatballs were actually brought back by King Charles XII from Turkey in the 18th century.

The dish known as “köfte” in Turkey, is widely appreciated by everyone around the globe.

The tweet reads, “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. Let’s stick to the facts!” The news have brought joy to the Turkish Twitter users, but left some Swedish users dismayed.

“My whole life has been a lie,” one user lamented on Twitter. Apparently, King Charles XII had brought back other delicacies including stuffed cabbage treat and coffee after spending five years exiled near Bender Moldova in Ottoman Empire.

Sweden’s Twitter account, refusing to start a culinary war, also added, “Mind you, we love coffee even more than meatballs! At one point, we even had a coffee prohibition in Sweden!”

The news has created a storm of reaction on Twitter. Take a look at some responses below.

Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. Let's stick to the facts! pic.twitter.com/JuTDEjq9MM

— Sweden.se (@swedense) April 28, 2018

My whole life has been a lie https://t.co/tVcRmJx5By

— @sweden / Örjan (@sweden) April 28, 2018

Next thing you’ll tell me is the Swedish Chef doesn’t actually speak Swedish.

— eliterrell (@eliterrell) April 28, 2018

I always eat swedish meatball in ikea 🙂 How can i do visa application to sweden https://t.co/p83kMddQlw

— Şükrü Dirik (@sukru_dirik) April 28, 2018

So why calling it still “Sweden meatballs?” Time to rename it!✌️

— Celal Gulluoglu (@CelalGulluoglu) April 29, 2018

[via Telegraph, opening image via Shutterstock]

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