If you're in that gargantuan cross section of chocolate lovers who also happen to enjoy money, food and sweets conglomerate Mondelez International has just the position for you: chocolate taster.
Yes, so long as you live within commuting distance of Reading in the U.K., you can get paid to test chocolate and cocoa beverages for the manufacturer of such favorites as Oreos and Cadbury Creme Eggs three days a week, for two and a half hours each day.
This according to Mondelez's job listing on LinkedIn.
Responsibilities of the right candidate—who has a "passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection"—include:
- Be able to taste chocolate and cocoa beverage 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.
- Chocolate tasters are key in helping Mondelez perfect and launch an entirely new product all over the world.
What's Augustus Gloop up to these days? I think we've found his calling.