This is not a drill. You can now get paid to sit and eat chocolate

If you’re wondering what to do with your life after you leave university, or you’ve already made the jump into a dead-end job, then stop what you’re doing. Your dream job is just around the corner.

British confectioner Cadbury is looking for a full-time chocolate taster, who will be responsible for trying out new chocolate and testing products before they’re sold to the general public. Seriously.

Cadbury has limited three new roles on its website, two ‘Chocolate Tasters’ and a ‘Chocolate & Cocoa Beverage Taster’ – the latter, we presume, will be responsible for all things hot cocoa.

Although it won’t be the highest paying job of all time – you’ll earn around £9 an hour – you will be rewarded with lots of chocolate and goodies. As part of a ‘Sensor Panel’, you’ll try out new products (such as eating chocolate and candy) and give feedback about the flavour, texture and taste.

If you’re successful, you’ll be working with another ten panellists and a leader, working in a sensory booth and taking part in discussions about the products once you’ve had a mouth full.

According to the job release, Cadbury wants the successful candidate to have a “passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection”, and “honesty and objectivity when it comes to giving an opinion”. That means you’ll need to know your stuff when it comes to chocolate, and you’ll have to be sure you form opinions on the products, rather than going along with the rest of the group.

You’ll also be required to have “eagerness to try new and inventive products” and a “communicative personality to build great relationships with your panel”. Pretty standard for a job description, right?

Could you see yourself applying for this job and spending time tasting chocolate? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter using @fuzzable, and tell us your favourite candy in the comments below.

Written by J

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