Twitter users in stitches at Salt Bae-themed road gritter

Parts of the UK are experiencing chillier weather than others, with some places being treated to a white Christmas. To combat the snowfall a salt gritter decided to add a bit of comedy to the truck, with a large image of Salt Bae emblazoned across the back. Chef David Mooney shared a picture of a salt gritter driving around Northwich in Cheshire.

:Salt Bae’s London restaurant Nusr-Et is now one of the lowest ranked restaurants on TripAdvisor

The photo left Twitter users in stitches

He shared the image on Twitter, saying: “This, frankly, is pure genius.” The red gritter was pictured driving through a snow-covered road, spreading salt along the street. Salt Bae’s image can be seen standing in his iconic and flamboyant pose as he (the gritter) salts the road.

The photo sent Twitter fans into a spin with some praising its creativity. One person wrote: “This is amazing hahahah.” Another said: “Oh that is pure genius!”

A third commented: “That one wins the Internet for the day…hysterical…” Some Twitter users poked fun at the image, saying: “GBP50,000 per street…” Another wrote: “Bet each gram of salt costs just as much too!”

Twitter users began to share their favourite gritter names, including Spready Mercury, De-Ice Ice Baby and David Plowie. Salt Bae’s London restaurant Nusr-Et has been attracting headlines after a slew of negative reviews led TripAdvisor to impose a ‘lockdown’ notice on the venue’s page. On the steakhouse’s TripAdvisor page, the site posted a message warning people they can no longer leave comments or reviews for the time being.

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The message read: “Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing.

“If you’ve had a first-hand experience at this property, please check back soon – we’re looking forward to receiving your review!”