Hello Dream Job: You Can Get Paid to Eat Chocolate

Talk about a sweet gig. Literally. Cadbury is hiring a chocolate taste tester, so if eating chocolate is truly your passion, now is your chance to make some money while doing what you love.

Mondeléz International, the sweet treats maker behind our favorite sweets like Cadbury and Oreo, is looking for a taste tester for their global research center located across the pond in Wokingham, U.K.

According to PEOPLE, the position pays $14 per hour and does not require formal training. Full training is provided to “develop your taste buds” and Mondeléz is looking for individuals who have “a passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection.”



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But there is more to the role than just eating chocolate. Tasters must be able to give objective feedback about the product and be able to properly communicate the subtleties between flavors and textures of the candy.

“We get a selection of chocolates to taste, to smell, and the texture and everything, and we have to write down what we can smell in it,” tester Beverly Tyler says in a video about taste testing process. “Usually there’s always a sweetness, a creaminess. Caramel usually comes through, malt usually comes through. And if there’s at least seven of us who got malt, then we keep that.”

The part-time position is currently available on the company job board, with the position only requiring eight hour availability per week so taste testers’ palates are inundated, Delish reports.

The only downside is for those with food allergies. With products containing gluten, nuts and dairy being tested at the facility, dietary restrictions might pose a problem.

Mondeléz was hiring for a similar position last year and, according to the Sun, received over 1,500 applications in a single day. So if this sounds like a dream job to you, make sure to have your application sent in by March 8.

Now consider this my official application for employment.