Heston Blumenthal serves up giant food to commuters on Leicestershire's Great Central Railway
Commuters can be seen tucking into metre-long sausages and what seems like the world's largest boiled egg in a breakfast conjured up by TV chef Heston Blumenthal.
In the first episode of Heston's Fantastical Food, due to be shown on Channel 4 next week, the chef cooks up a bizarre breakfast to feed commuters on the Great Central Railway.
About 20 people, who usually take the East Midlands Trains service from Loughborough to Leicester each day, were offered a ride on a steam train along the heritage railway instead.
During filming, Heston served up the world's largest boiled egg, metre-long sausages, fried bread the size of carpet tiles and jumbo baked beans.
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Simon Cotton, a senior manager at PKF accountants in Leicester city centre, was among the commuters.
He said: "It was all very Willy Wonka and nothing Heston did was ever quite what it seemed – that was the whole game. We had tomatoes that were actually made of sausage, tomato that looked like bacon and a giant egg made of all sorts of things.
"Instead of toast soldiers to dip in, we had cake and they had people dressed as real soldiers marching through the carriageway. It was very different.
"The first thing Heston served us was a newspaper, which was completely edible and had lots of different flavours, including a pull-out advert that was made of marzipan."
Lesley Dexter, who works at the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, broke the huge boiled egg using a giant spoon.
She said: "Inside it looked like egg but it was yoghurt and mango and tasted delicious.
"My favourite food was the giant Shreddies, which were stuffed with crunchy nut caramel, fruit and popping candy which crackled when you poured the milk on."
Heston's Fantastical Food will be shown on Channel 4 at 9pm on Tuesday.