As Easter approaches, Mondelez International, which owns Cadbury, Oreo, and Milka, is looking to bolster its staff in Wokingham, England, with a few chocolate tasters. Mondelez International is hiring four professional chocolate tasters to test new products before they hit the shelves. If you’re lucky enough to be hired, you will be able to spend your workday sampling sweet treats, and getting paid for it, too.
According to the official job posting on the Mondelez International website, tasters will “work alongside approximately 11 Chocolate Tasters and a panel leader; sharing opinions and collaborating with others to reach agreement on taste. No experience is required as full training will be provided to develop taste buds and the specific vocabulary required to communicate your opinions.”
Mainly, your day will consist of tasting chocolate products, working with a team of panelists to share opinions and give feedback, use a clearly defined vocabulary to describe chocolate products, and raise questions and concerns where appropriate. You must simply have a deep passion for confectionary products, show honesty and integrity in your feedback, and be eager to try new inventive products. You should also have a firm grasp on the English language.
Be aware, however, that the position is only part-time, paying $14.32 per hour for around eight hours of work a week. It should come as no surprise that competition for the jobs will be fierce, so if you don’t hear back from Mondelez within 14 days of submitting your application, assume your application was unsuccessful.