DARING drivers at a truck stop are being offered an alternative to their usual fry up.
Edible insects are worming their way onto the menu at Jim Dandy’s Welsh Diner at the North Wales Truck Stop.
And for the slightly less adventurous there will be crocodile and bison.
The bold move marks the start of the new series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, which starts Sunday.
While the celebrities heading into the jungle are preparing to eat outback favourites including witchetty grubs, kangaroo testicles and fish eyes in the Bush Tucker Trials, truckers stopping over in Flintshire will get to try insects including worms, crickets and ants or a Bush Trucker Challenge mixed grill.
Managing director Adam Dandy said: “The idea was suggested by a member of staff. We really liked it so decided to give it a go. We have already had a good response from our regular truckers who are egging each other on to try it.
“The bush trucker mixed grill will include an 8oz Welsh beef steak, spicy Cajun fries, a crocodile and bison kebab and fried insects covered in chocolate!”
The menu will officially launch today (Thursday) and run for one week. The diner has been decorated with inflatable crocodiles, cork hats and koalas to fit in with the Australian theme.
Staff at Dandy’s, on zone two of Deeside Industrial Park, have spent the past week daring each other to see who will be brave enough to sample the insect buffet.
“I might try the crocodile kebab but I’ll be staying away from the insects,” said Adam.
Celebrities believed to be battling it out for this year’s jungle crown include actress Linda Robson, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan, Tory MP Nadine Dorries, boxer David Haye and former Doctor Who star Colin Baker.
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2012 begins on Sunday at 9pm on ITV1.