Get paid to eat chocolate!

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Right up there with being paid to travel the world is another great dream of ours. Getting paid to gorge on chocolate. In fact we’d probably pay for someone to stuff us full of it.

Anyway, before we get carried away with our chocolate fantasies…Mondelez International – the parent company of Cadbury, Milka and Oreo – is currently recruiting for a chocolate taster. That’s right, they’re looking for someone to eat chocolate and tell them if it’s tasty (an easy job we think, since all chocolate is tasty!).

The Job

The job is part time and based in Wokingham. It pays £10.75 an hour, which is pretty great for this kind of work.

Positions are available to work either 7.5 hours Tuesday-Thursday 12.15pm-2.45pm; 8 hours Monday-Thursday 3pm-5pm or 8 hours Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm on a weekly ongoing basis.

With 8 hours of chocolate eating a day, you should probably be looking to sign up to your local gym, using some of those new earnings.

Skills

These are the key points the job advert states:

Main Responsibilities

  • Be able to taste chocolate products and give objective and honest feedback
  • Work within a team of panelists to share opinions and collaborate to reach an agreement on taste
  • Use a clearly defined vocabulary to describe products and aid in the discrimination between products
  • Be consistent in the results given
  • Know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position; raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue; apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct

Candidate Requirements

  • A passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection
  • Honesty when it comes to giving opinion
  • Eager to try new inventive products
  • A communicative personality to build great relationships with your panel
  • A firm grasp of the English Language

Is this real?

Yes, this isn’t one of those viral PR stunts, but an actual job!

One of the current employees Tracy had her say: “I really love my job, it suits my lifestyle and all my friends are naturally quite envious!

“I really look forward to the sessions, there is a lot more to being a Chocolate Taster than you might think, we have to identify really slight differences in smell, texture and even how the chocolate feels in your mouth.”

Afsha Chugtai, who is tasked with choosing new chocolate tasters, commented: “People like Tracy are vital to our business as they help us develop the best possible product for chocolate lovers.

“We can’t wait to see who makes the cut this year and joins our team who invent, test and make some of the best-known brands around the world.”

How do I apply?

Applications are open until 8 March and Mondelez is expecting a lot of interest. 

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