IKEA apologizes for cultural food mishap

Monello

Awww, jeez
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A few SJW are boohooing online about cultural inappropriateness. I hope the new version has fish heads in the rice.

Interesting observation is that IKEA is being ridiculed for not knowing that caribbean peas are actually beans. But no mention of Jamaicans being ignorant by calling beans peas.

IKEA, the Swedish furniture company famous for their affordable, assembly-required home goods as well as their delicious meatballs, came under fire recently after adding "Jerk Chicken" to their cafe menu in some U.K. locations.

IKEA's jerk chicken was served with a side of white rice and peas, which caught the attention of some on social media, who castigated the furniture giant because traditional "rice and peas" doesn't actually feature green peas, but kidney beans (or gungo peas) steeped in coconut milk.

IKEA has issued a formal apology and removed the item from their menus:

IKEA is a Swedish home furnishing company with a much-loved food offer. We take inspiration from many countries around the world and have always worked to combine different flavors and ingredients to offer delicious, healthy and affordable dishes. ... We're aware that our new jerk chicken, served with rice and peas has created some conversation and in some cases offense. Our intention was to create a dish for many people to enjoy but we appreciate that we may have got it wrong. We apologize and we are now relooking at the dish.
don't cave to the online mob
 
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