If you were to compile a list of dream jobs – chocolate taster would be right up there with professional Lego builder.
And the good news is, not only is it a legit job, but Mondelez International – the parent company of Cadbury, Milka and Oreo – is currently recruiting.
Mondelez International is advertising the role here; it’s part-time meaning you can fit it in around uni or maybe another job, with positions available for seven-and-a-half hours a week or eight hours a week. To be fair, eight hours a week eating chocolate is probably more than enough.
The role is based in Wokingham, Berkshire and pays £10.75 an hour.
And, according to the advert, main responsibilities will include being able to ‘taste chocolate and give objective honest feedback’ and using a ‘clearly defined vocabulary to described products and aim in the discrimination between products’.
No experience is necessary, as training will be given, but you’ll need a good vocabulary.
If you’re jammy enough to be offered the job, you’ll be working alongside 11 other tasters and working as part of a team to give feedback on new products.
One such lucky person is Tracy – a chocolate panelist at the Wokingham site, who told the Manchester Evening News: “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.”
Sign me up, Trace.
Afsha Chugtai, who is tasked with choosing new chocolate tasters, added: “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.”
If you’re keen, applications are open until 8 March and Mondelez is, understandably, expecting a lot of interest. Click here to apply or find out more.