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You could be paid to eat chocolate for a living

Move over Willy Wonka there's a new chocolate taster in town...

By Rebecca Shepherd, 08 February 2017
You could be paid to eat chocolate for a living

Ah chocolate, glorious chocolate. It’s there for us when we’ve had a bad day, it’s the sugary treat we crack open at birthdays and, when in doubt, it makes for the perfect gift too.

If you have a passion for confectionery and taste buds for detection, or are you eager to try new inventive products, you'd be perfect for the role

So imagine being paid to eat chocolate daily and share your opinion about the little squares of heaven? Well, that’s exactly the type of role chocolate company, Mondelēz International is looking to fill.  

The US company, which is behind the likes of Cadbury, Milka and Oreo, is looking for a chocolate taster to help 'perfect' and 'launch' products all over the world. 

On the job listing it reads: "What makes working at Mondelēz International so special? Many things. 

"The iconic brands and global nature of our business. The continuous innovation and endless opportunities to grow. The chance, each and every day, to put a smile on people’s faces. 

"We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.

"Chocolate tasters are key in helping Mondelēz perfect and launch an entirely new product all over the world."

It's surely what dreams are made of, right? 

The key responsibilities include being able to taste chocolate products and give objective and honest feedback, being able to work within a team of panelists to share opinions and collaborate to reach an agreement on taste, be able to use a clearly defined vocabulary to describe products and aid in the discrimination between products. 

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You'll also be expected to be consistent in the results given and know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position and raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue, in addition to applying integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.

So, if you have a passion for confectionery and you are eager to try new inventive products, it looks like you'd be perfect for the role.

Now, where do we sign up...

Can't get enough of chocolate? Make sure you stock up at Asda or pop into your local store