Cadbury announces 'Chocolate Taster' job – and foodies race to land 'dream role'

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Imagine the dream scenario of heading into the office only to find your day's work involves savouring chocolate - that's precisely the opportunity Cadbury is offering.

Owned by Mondelez International, the illustrious British chocolate confectionery is on the hunt for a Chocolate Taster to join their squad. The lucky individual will be remunerated to sample an array of new chocolaty treats, from bars, biscuits to bites meant for sharing.

This isn't a fresh initiative; previously, such positions were advertised in Wokingham. However, now the vacancy arises at the renowned Cadbury World in Birmingham.

Commemorating World Chocolate Day this past Sunday (July 7), Cadbury proclaimed the exciting news, sending devotees into a frenzy of excitement.

Cadbury UK's Instagram post read at the time: "As it's World Chocolate Day, we are giving you the unique opportunity to become a Chocolate Taster! Think you can tick all the boxes?"

The role description outlines the successful candidate will collaborate closely with fellow panellists to taste and review products while providing forthright feedback. Potential tasters should boast not just a fervour for culinary delights but also exceptional communicative abilities, a candid nature in opinion sharing, and a readiness to explore new concoctions.

Duties encompass product tasting and furnishing unbiased insights, working in harmony with others to formulate an overall taste consensus, describing products articulately, and understanding the job's ethical and legal compliance obligations.

The only drawback to the position is it's part-time, offering just eight hours per week. However, some might view this as an ideal side gig alongside another job.

Business Insider reported that when the role was advertised in 2019, the taster received £10.75 per hour.

Potential applicants should note if they have any dietary restrictions, this role may not be suitable as it requires testing products containing dairy, gluten, and nuts.

In response to the job advert, one person commented: "I guess someone has to do it. Very tempted."

Another labelled it as their "dream job". "I would love to be a chocolate taster," another penned.